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Britney Spears Calls Sister Jamie Lynn “a Scum Person” as Feud Wages On

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Britney Spears SLAMS Jamie Lynn Spears After “GMA” Tell-All

Britney Spears has heated words for Jamie Lynn Spears.

The “Toxic” singer, 40, slammed her younger sister on Friday, Jan. 14, after the Zoey 101 alum, 30, appeared on ABC News to promote her new memoir, Things I Should Have Said. On air, Jamie Lynn explained why she included a claim that Britney once took a knife and locked the two of them in a room together. According to Jamie Lynn, she was “scared” during the alleged incident and the resulting experience spoke to her “own panic attacks.”

In a statement released on Twitter, Britney responded to the allegation and said that Jamie Lynn “stooped to a whole new level of LOW.”

“I’ve never been around you ever with a knife or would I ever even think to do such !!!” she wrote. “The only knife I ever saw you with at home was cutting the biggest piece of squash I ever saw in my life and it was way too big for me to cut … So please please stop with these crazy lies for the Hollywood books !!!”

“NOW and only NOW I do know only a scum person would make up such things about someone,” Britney continued. “I’m actually very confused about you making that up because it’s honestly not like you at all !!!!”

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She added in what appeared to be a sarcastic remark, “Congrats on introducing your older sister [to] the concept of getting LOW … LOWER … LOWEST … because you win on that one, babe !!!!”

The pop star and her sibling have been engaged in a public war of words ever since Jamie Lynn’s interview aired on Jan. 12. During the candid sit-down with Juju Chang, Jamie Lynn addressed her family’s “complicated dynamics” and said that she “didn’t understand what was happening” when Britney was placed in a conservatorship more than 13 years ago.

“First off, I don’t understand—when it was put into place, I was a 17-year-old—I was about to have a baby,” said Jamie Lynn, who was pregnant at the time with her eldest daughter Maddie. “I was focused on the fact that I was a 17-year-old about to have a baby. I understand just as little about it then as I do now.”

Britney’s conservatorship, which had been largely overseen by her father Jamie Spears, was terminated in November. In a previous statement issued to E! News through his attorney, Jamie said in part that he “has tried to do what is in [Britney’s] best interests, whether as a conservator or her father.”

A day after Jamie Lynn’s televised interview, Britney took to Twitter and said that some of her sister’s comments “did bother me.”

“My sister said was how my behavior was out of control,” Britney wrote in a Jan. 13 post. “She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time …. So why are they even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense ??? REALLY ???”

In the scathing message, the Grammy winner also claimed that Jamie Lynn “never had to work for anything,” adding that her family “loves to pull me down and hurt me always so I am disgusted with them.”

Jamie Lynn later personally addressed Britney in a statement released earlier on Jan. 14, saying, “Last thing I want to be is doing this, but here we are. It’s hard to see these posts, as I know the world also feels. I just wish her well. Brit, I am always here, you know behind the scenes I have always been here.”

“It’s become exhausting when conversations, and texts we have in private don’t match what you post on social media,” she shared. “I know you’re going through a lot, and I never want to diminish that, but I also can’t diminish myself.”

The Sweet Magnolias star added, “That being said, I hate to burst my sister’s bubble, but my book is not about her. I can’t help that I was born a Spears too, and that some of my experiences involve my sister.”

E! News reached out to Jamie Lynn’s rep for comment but has not heard back.

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Let the Green M&M Be Daddy’s Nasty Little Slut

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The recent push to rebrand corporate logos to be more inclusive has, for the most part, been a good thing. Making Barbie more body-positive? Great. Renaming Aunt Jemima syrup? About damn time. Yet in brands’ fervent quest to capture youth audiences and capture the woke zeitgeist, they may be going just a little bit too far. Case in point: the slut-shaming of the green M&M.

Essentially, this is what happened: the CEO of Mars Wrigley, the company that makes M&Ms, announced today that it would be revamping the characters to make them more “current” and “representative of our consumer” (presumably, people united by their willingness to ignore the fact that they’re eating shittier Reese’s Pieces). How do they plan on doing this, you ask? By replacing the characters’ footwear.

This distinction is pretty negligible for the male characters (CNN goes into detail about the changes, but frankly they are men, and thus I don’t really care). For the female characters, however, the changes are apparent and formidable. The brown M&M’s heels have been lowered to a more sensible Alexis Neiers-esque kitten heel, while the green M&M’s signature go-go boots have been swapped out for non-descript white sneakers, the kind that Melanie Griffith’s character in Working Girl changes into on the subway to signal she’s a Girlboss with a head for business and a bod for sin. Let the river run, ladies! (Mars Wrigley did not immediately return a request for comment.)

For those familiar with the iconography of the green M&M, this change is nothing more than tectonic. I imagine it is similar to how the people of Wittenberg must have felt watching Martin Luther nail his 95 Theses of the Protestant Reformation to the church door. But it is also a major error on Mars Wrigley’s part, because the green M&M being a dirty slut, as signified by her iconic white go-go boots, is precisely what has engendered her a devoted fan base, particularly among similarly libidinous women and gay men who have embraced the character. Consider, for instance, this ad where she does erotic ASMR for no reason other than to give the male M&Ms a massive boner, then feigns ignorance at the impact her performance has. Can we, or should we, attempt to put a cap on such virulent, untrammeled female sexuality? Can you stop the wind from blowing? Can you prevent a dog from vomiting after eating too much cheese? Can you keep Twitter libs from being self-righteous about adhering to COVID protocols? No, you cannot.

The green M&M has spent decades building her brand as a horny, sexy bitch, and for what? For her creators to give her Larry David footwear in the name of feminism? For Mars Wrigley to give themselves pats on the back and big fat fucking raises at the next corporate retreat in Palo Alto? Guess what: the green M&M is a feminist, and she’s a dirty slut. We are real, and we exist, and we refuse to tolerate this disgusting attempt at erasure. We are given so little, and we have tolerated so much. Let the green M&M keep her go-go boots. Let her get blackout and suck dick in the bathroom at Acme on a Wednesday. This is what we want. This is what we deserve. This is what she deserves

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Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, the Who Lead 2022 New Orleans Jazz Fest

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Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, the Who, and Willie Nelson are among the headliners who will perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest, which — after two years of Covid-canceled festivals — returns to the Big Easy from April 29 to May 8.

The Black Crowes, Luke Combs, Jimmy Buffett, Lionel Richie, and Erykah Badu are also among the top-billed talent, with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, Randy Newman, the Avett Brothers, Dawn Richard, Kool & the Gang, and dozens of New Orleans legends — from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Big Freedia and Dumpstaphunk — on the deep lineup.

Jazz Fest 2022 Music Lineup Announced!⁰⁰GA Weekend Passes and VIP Packages on sale now!⁰View the lineup and purchase tickets at https://t.co/dApNCrvPYZ#jazzfest pic.twitter.com/swdSpBiouI

— New Orleans JazzFest (@jazzfest) January 20, 2022

This year’s lineup also includes Ziggy Marley performing the music of his father Bob Marley, a “Newport All-Stars” tribute to that fest’s late founder George Wein, Cee Lo Green leading a James Brown tribute, plus sets from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Asleep at the Wheel, Melissa Etheridge, Buddy Guy, Billy Strings, Ludacris, and more.

Nicks, Foo Fighters, and the Who were all among the headliners for the 2020 Jazz Fest that was canceled by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic; the 2021 Jazz Fest — which featured Foo Fighters alongside the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, and Dead & Company — was scheduled for the next spring, but that too was postponed to the fall and ultimately canceled due to the Delta variant.

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Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, and Playboi Carti Headline Return of the Smoker’s Club Fest

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A new festival is on the way for rap lovers. On Thursday, the Smoker’s Club announced the return of its hip-hop festival with Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, and Playboi Carti as the April 30 musical event’s headliners.

The Smoker’s Club Fest, set to be hosted at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, will also see the likes of Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, Dom Kennedy, Yung Lean, Lupe Fiasco, Rico Nasty, and Wale, among others.

WE’RE BACK. APRIL 30. SO CAL. https://t.co/sXMDsBpIji pic.twitter.com/5T5AecP2jo

— The Smokers Club (@TheSmokersClub) January 20, 2022

“WE’RE BACK,” the music festival wrote alongside its tour poster and stacked lineup. Tickets for the festival go on sale Monday, Jan. 24, and start at $223, while VIP entry for the music event costs $409. The event will be hosted by the Smoker’s Club founder Shiest Bubz.

The 2021 iteration sees the return of many of the same artists featured on the 2018 lineup, which saw Khalifa, Cudi, and Schoolboy Q as headliners. Hosted on April 28 and 29 in Long Beach that year, the lineup featured artists such as Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dolla $ign, Dom Kennedy, Lil Skies, and the late Mac Miller.

During Rolling Loud last December, Cudi teased a new album in the works. “I have Entergalactic coming in the summer, and I wanna drop another album before that,” he told the crowd. “I got some tasty surprises and I’m really excited about all this new shit, this new music, to give to you guys.”

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