Britney Spears accuses Alyssa Milano of “bullying” her with concerned tweet

Britney Spears has accused Alyssa Milano of “bullying” her after Milano expressed concern for her welfare in December.

Back in December, the Charmed actor shared her concern for Spears online, tweeting “someone please go check on Britney Spears.”

Now, Spears has responded to the message on Tuesday by posting a screen grab of the tweet on her Instagram Stories and calling out Milano for the tweet.

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“It saddens me to see things about me from people who don’t know me!!!,” Spears wrote.

“This definitely feels like a form of bullying !!! Ladies, we are supposed to be rooting for one another not pulling one another down!!!”

Milano has yet to respond to Spears’ post. NME has reached out to representatives of Spears and Milano for comment.

Britney has responded to the post on her Instagram Stories
Britney has responded to the post on her Instagram Stories – CREDIT: Instagram

Last month, Spears has shared another update on her wellbeing after fans called for police to conduct a wellness check on her.

In January, it was reported that Spears had been visited by Ventura County police after fans expressed their concern for the star, citing “suspicious” online activity. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they did not find Spears to be in “any kind of harm or any kind of danger”.

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The singer herself later addressed the incident, saying she felt “gaslit and bullied” by those involved, and as though she was “being portrayed once again in a poor and unfair light by the media”.

Part of the “suspicious” activity that fans pointed to was the fact Spears had recently deactivated her Instagram, where she’d long been active on a daily basis. In a new thread on Twitter, she explained that she’d left the platform once more “because there were too many people saying I looked like an idiot dancing and that I looked crazy”.

She continued: “Honestly I was doing my best but it disturbed me to see people freely talk about it on TV… yep it hurt my feelings.”

Spears went on to admit she was “shocked as hell” when police arrived to conduct the aforementioned wellness check, saying “it really was uncalled for” that “fans got worried and sent the cops to my house”. She added: “l adore my fans but for those who did that aren’t real fans and I honestly felt like it was a way to make me look bad! I mean DAMN come on…”

The singer assured fans that she’s “alive and well”, imploring them to “please again know I’m doing the best I can”. Posting from a gym, where she’s “living my best life”, she closed out her thread by saying, “l’m alive, fine, healthy, and ready to start a new day – a new morning anew.”

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Watch Kelly Clarkson cover The Arctic Monkeys ‘Do I Wanna Know’ on ‘Kellyoke’

Kelly Clarkson has covered Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Do I Wanna Know’ on the latest edition of her  ‘Kellyoke’ segment. Watch the moment below.

The cover featured on the latest edition of The Kelly Clarkson show and was a faithful rendition of the original song, which was released by Arctic Monkeys in 2013 and taken from their album ‘AM’.

In recent weeks, Clarkson has been covering more indie rock tracks, including ones by Blink-182 and The Offspring.

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Check out Clarkson’s take on the classic Arctic Monkeys’ song here:

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Last week, Maya Jama shared her rendition of Arctic Monkeys‘ ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ on karaoke.

The Love Island host took to Instagram to share her take on the 2006 Number One hit, from the Sheffield band’s debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.

“They removed it off tik tok so I’m trying a ting here lol – this has beeeen my karaoke song,” she captioned the clip, which sees her using a hairbrush as a microphone and performing air guitar.

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys gave ‘The Car’ track ‘Big Ideas’ its tour debut at one of their gigs in Brisbane.

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The band recently toured Australia and New Zealand, with headline shows booked between festivals, including Falls Festival and Lost Paradise.

In a five-star review of ‘The Car’NME wrote of ‘Big Ideas’: “Though more sedate, [it] conjure[s] colourful scenic images of The Talented Mr Ripley and ’60s James Bond flicks, a clear contrast to the art-house black-and-white cinema of ‘TBH&C’.”

The record was also named NME’s Album Of The Year in 2022. Speaking to NMEdrummer Matt Helders reflected on the record and its shift in sound. “I think, even if it’s been done subconsciously, we’ve definitely always tried to move in a different direction, while still picking up where we left off from the last record,” he said.

“Each album has given us the opportunity to do something else. I mean, ‘Humbug’, for example, was a particular turning point for us; we were like, ‘If we can get away with this, we can do anything’.”

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Listen to Ben Gibbard’s theme song for new Harrison Ford comedy ‘Shrinking’

Ben Gibbard has shared the theme song he wrote for new AppleTV+ comedy Shrinking, which stars Harrison Ford and Jason Segal – check it out below.

The Postal Service frontman co-wrote Shrinking’s theme song ‘Frightening Fishes’ alongside composer Tom Howe (Ted Lasso, The Great British Bake Off).

According to a synopsis, Shrinking “follows a grieving therapist who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his own.”

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The show stars Segal as the grieving therapist, with Ford playing a senior colleague.

The first two episodes of Shrinking are out now on AppleTV+ while you can check out Ben Gibbard’s theme song below.

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In a two-star review, NME wrote: “In Shrinking, the writers appear never to have heard human beings talk to each other before.”

Later this year, Ben Gibbard is set to take both Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie out on the road, in celebration of ‘Give Up’ and ‘Transatlanticism’. It’ll be the first time The Postal Service have played live in over a decade, but according to Gibbard, any new music from the band would be “drastically different” from their sole 2003 album, and may not live up to fans’ expectations.

“Anybody who’s been asking for a second Postal Service record, like really ask yourself, after 20 years, do you really think that there’s gonna be something we could make that could even satisfy half of the desire you have in your mind as to what this record would be like? I think it would be a disappointment even if we tried,” he added.

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Ahead of that, Death Cab For Cutie are set to tour the UK and Europe this March. Grab tickets here and check out the dates below:

MARCH 2023
1 – Fabrique, Milan
2 – X-Tra, Zurich
5 – Den Grå Hal, Copenhagen
6 – Filadelfia, Stockholm
7 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
9 – Columbiahalle, Berlin
10 – 13, Tilburg
11 – Paridiso, Amsterdam
12 – E-Werk, Cologne
14 – De Roma, Antwerp
15 – Atelier, Luxembourg
16 – Salle Pleyel, Paris
18 – Rock City, Nottingham
19 – Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
21 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
22 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
23 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
25 – Apollo, Manchester
27 – Dome, Brighton
29 – Royal Albert Hall, London

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Kanye West reportedly asked for $1million for use of a song in ‘Lockwood & Co’

Kanye West reportedly asked for $1million (£810,000) from Netflix for a song of his to be used in new series Lockwood & Co.

The new detective thriller from Joe Cornish debuts on the streaming service this Friday (January 27).

The creator discussed in a press conference how he wanted to use the song ‘Kids See Ghosts’, from Kanye’s 2018 album with Kid Cudi under the same pseudonym, during the show.

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“But then we tried to clear it and Kanye asked for something like a million dollars – and we had to re-up it every year or something,” Cornish revealed (via Metro).

He added that, aside from the extortionate fee being requested, the rapper’s recent behaviour meant that “maybe that wouldn’t be such a good shout” regardless.

A synopsis for Lockwood & Co reads: “In London, where the most gifted teenage ghost-hunters venture nightly into perilous combat with deadly spirits, amidst the many corporate, adult-run agencies, one stands alone: independent of any commercial imperative or adult supervision – a tiny startup, run by two teenage boys and a newly arrived, supremely psychically gifted girl, a renegade trio destined to unravel a mystery that will change the course of history: Lockwood & Co.”

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Elsewhere, there are reports that Kanye West is planning a trip to Australia with Bianca Censori – the Australian woman and Yeezy employee it’s rumoured he “married” in an unofficial ceremony earlier this month.

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Multiple Australian outlets have reported that West is set to visit the country to meet the family of Censori, who is originally from Melbourne.

However, Dvir Abramovich, the chairman of Jewish-Australian community organisation the Anti-Defamation Commission, has called for West to be denied entry into the country due to his stream of antisemitic remarks throughout 2022.

West’s antisemitic remarks drew strong backlash last year, and led to professional consequences such as Adidas ending its long-running Yeezy partnership with the rapper, calling his actions “unacceptable, hateful and dangerous”. Balenciaga severed ties with West, his Yeezy products were removed from Gap stores they were previously stocked in, athletes Jaylen Brown and Aaron Donald left his Donda Sports agency, and his Donda Academy closed.

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