Britney ‘protected from bad reviews’

Britney Spears

Britney Spears’ poor album reviews are reportedly being kept from her.

The princess of pop is about to start her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, but is being kept in the dark about the negative comments her album is receiving.

Britney Jean is the 32-year-old’s eighth studio album, and comes after a two-year break following the split between her and long-time record label, Jive Records.

“Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph, and father, Jamie, won’t allow her to see any of the bad reviews. Britney doesn’t even have access to the internet and lives in a bubble!” a source told RadarOnline.

“Her team will allow her to believe that the album is being well received. No-one wants to upset Britney. If she were to read anything negative, it could send her into a bad tailspin and both Larry and Jamie know that can’t happen with her upcoming shows in Vegas about to launch.”

Her father acts as conservator to Britney’s estate and manages both her financial affairs and daily life.

The latest reviews for the album have been less than complimentary, with ABC News posting a particularly damning opinion.

“I can’t quite recommend Britney Jean. It’s a conflicted record with too many flaws to be considered even good on the whole, but it does show some promise.

“Britney Spears is still very much a pop confection, but those repeated lines in Perfume ultimately almost save the day. For one fleeting moment, she had me smiling,” commented ABC reviewer Allan Raible.

Although critics haven’t been impressed, Britney’s fans are and have helped the album reach number one on iTunes.

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