She sparked speculation she would be appearing in The Weeknd’s new series The Idol after announcing she had just finishing working on a film with the same name.
But as it turns out Britney Spears is not involved in The Weeknd’s The Idol, according to TMZ.
According to their sources, the songstress, 39, has not been asked to join the Blinding Light singer’s show.
Nope! Britney Spears is reportedly not involved in The Weeknd’s new show The Idol, after announcing she was working on a film with the same name; pictured 2016
Her team is also not sure what film she is referencing in her caption. However, the site states it is possible she is producing her own movie at home.
Britney announced her new project on Instagram on Tuesday, writing: ‘I just shot a movie titled “THE IDOL” … it’s guaranteed to have hits and a lot bright pics to put in my beautiful family’s faces !!!!!’ she crowed on Instagram.
‘I hope you guys are having a merry ole jolly time cause I sure am !!!! If I go quiet from time to time, you can catch me with this cat somewhere !!!!’ she added.
The post came one day after Variety reported that a six-episode drama series called The Idol starring The Weeknd has been commissioned by HBO.
Music idol: The post came one day after Variety reported that a six-episode drama series called The Idol starring The Weeknd has been commissioned by HBO
Her message was posted alongside a reposted picture of a cat sitting next to a glass of wine, originally taken by a Ukrainian blogger.
The Weeknd will star amid a cast that includes Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Showgirls lead Elizabeth Berkley and Another World star Anne Heche.
Meanwhile Britney was recently freed from her conservatorship, over a month after her father was suspended as conservator of her estate.
Tease: ‘I just shot a movie titled “THE IDOL” … it’s guaranteed to have hits and a lot bright pics to put in my beautiful family’s faces !!!!!’ she crowed on Instagram
Legal victory: Meanwhile Britney was recently freed from her conservatorship, over a month after her father was suspended as conservator of her estate; pictured 2021
Her cryptic new Instagram reference to her ‘beautiful family’ comes amid her longstanding feud with her parents Jamie and Lynn.
Since her legal victory over her father this September, Britney has accused her mother of having been the true mastermind behind the conservatorship.
She posted and then deleted a blistering Instagram post telling her mother: ‘You know exactly what you did.’
Britney claimed: ‘Pssss my dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago … but what people don’t know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea !!!!’
Throwback: Her reference to her ‘beautiful family’ comes amid her longstanding feud with her parents; she is pictured with her mother Lynn at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in 2000
Lynn arrived in town this week for a Thanksgiving celebration with her son Bryan, 44, and TMZ insiders claim she hopes to see Britney as well.
When the site’s photographers managed to interview her LAX she confirmed that she wants to spend time with Britney over Thanksgiving.
The interviewer also asked whether Lynn felt ‘good’ about Britney’s conservatorship coming to an end and she nodded.
Yet the TMZ sources said that the family have not made arrangements yet for Britney and Lynn to reunite – and there are rumors that the pop act may not want to.
Rumors: TMZ sources have said Lynn hopes to see Britney over Thanksgiving – but a Page Six insider has claimed Britney has been rebuffing her mother’s attempts to meet
An insider recently alleged to Page Six: ‘A few weeks before the conservatorship ended, Lynne flew to Los Angeles to try to reconnect with Britney. But Britney didn’t even let Lynne into her house. She is furious with her. Lynne tried over a number of days to try to visit, but Britney just shut her down.’
Her latest movie gig comes a full 19 years after she made her movie debut in the movie Crossroads directed by Tamra Davis.
Written by Shonda Rhimes, Crossroads was a road movie starring Britney with Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning playing her best friends.
The trio bury a ‘wish box’ as children and then unearth it – as planned – the night they graduate high school after their lives have gone off in different directions.
Remember when: Her latest acting gig comes a full 19 years after she made her movie debut in the movie Crossroads directed by Tamra Davis
They then run off with a man named Ben played by Anson Mount on a road trip to live out their childhood dreams.
Crossroads was savaged by the critics but with the help of Britney’s global pop stardom it fared well at the box office.
Years later Shonda told Vice’s Broadly that Britney was ‘very cheerful, very fun’ on the set during the making of the picture.
Wow: Written by Shonda Rhimes, Crossroads was a road movie starring Britney with Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning playing her best friends
‘I think it was so different from being on the road and doing concerts – being able to stay in one place and be with the same group of people all the time. It was the first time I think she had hung out with people her own age,’ she reflected.
‘When she was on the road, it was her and a team of people, but this was her, and Taryn, and Zoe, and Anson. They were all sort of the same age, and I think they had fun together,’ the Grey’s Anatomy creator said.
Since her Crossroads debut Britney has lent cameos to multiple films including Austin Powers In Goldmember and the mockumentary Pauly Shore Is Dead.