Lifetime movies, for the unfamiliar, are straight-to-TV films (made for the US TV channel Lifetime) that are usually high in both bad acting and dramatic content. This latter requirement means that celebrity life stories are great script fodder, and the channel has churned out (mostly unauthorised) biopics about Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, and uh, the Craigslist Killer.
So naturally next on their list would be the Britney Spears story: full of ups and downs, and featuring with a serious nervous breakdown to exploit! Sounds perfect.
Britney Ever After which stars nobody you have ever heard of and premieres this Saturday (February 18) in the US, tells the story of Britney's life and work, and, thankfully for us all, includes the Justin years (and the Justin hair). And a new clip, which features the whole of fake *NSYNC singing "Happy Birthday" to a very country Britney has now emerged to whet your appetite until the big day. It genuinely might be the most unsettling thing I've ever seen.
Watch the clip via E! Online here, and spend the next few days preparing for life-changing event television in the shape of Britney Ever After.
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