The Spears in Review, 2007

Billed by MTV as the comeback performance of the year, Britney's VMA performance went very wrong for both MTV and the singer. The pop star took the stage at the 2007 awards Sept. 9 to perform her new single, "Gimmie More." But Spears seemed like a shadow of her former self. Looking dazed and confused, she failed to connect with the audience as in previous years. At various times during her performance it was obvious that she was lip synching and fumbling the words to her own song.

And the saga of Spears continues … Losing custody of her two children seemed like rock bottom in a sea of moments from the past year that are hardly reminiscent of the naive pop princess of yesteryear. After refusing to see a parenting counselor or to subject to drug testing, and continuing to drive without a California-issued license, in September a judge ordered her to hand over full custody to ex-husband Kevin Federline. This picture, plastered all over the tabloids, showed that her two boys were not properly buckled in.

Jamie Lynn defends her sister as she is being heckled by a woman who reportedly followed them from a nearby Starbucks. The younger Spears is caught on camera yelling expletives to the woman, who stands there looking astonished. It was captured on video and posted all over the Web. Jamie Lynn had enough and just flipped out, but at least she didn't shave off all her hair like the elder Spears.

In late November, there were rumors circulating that Britney was once again pregnant. Amid the ongoing bitter custody battle came the news that she might be pregnant. The baby's daddy was music producer J.R Rotem, according to the article in InTouch magazine. He later sent out a text message dispelling these rumors.

Not to be outdone by her sister, on Dec. 19 Jamie Lynn announced to the world that she was expecting her first child. She is reportedly three months pregnant and the father of her baby is her longtime boyfriend, Casey Aldridge. Jamie Lynn reportedly kept her pregnancy a secret from her sister. The Spears' clan definitely ended the year with a BANG!

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