Britney Bares All for UPN Reality TV

Britney bares all Variety.com

Britney Spears is turning the tables on the tabloids. In a bid to offer another take on her much-documented love life, the pop superstar and hubby Kevin Federline will toplinetopline their own unscripted series on UPNUPN. After fierce competishcompetish from several other outlets, net has snapped up six episodes of the as-yet-untitled skeinskein, which will document the story of the Spears-Federline courtship, engagement and wedding.

UPN is wasting no time putting the series together, planning to premiere the skein before the current season ends next month. “From the day that Kevin and I met, there have been constant rumors and inaccurate speculation about our lives together,” Spears said. “I feel that last year the tabloids ran my life and I am really excited about showing my fans what really happened rather than all the stories, which have been misconstrued by journalists in the past. As I mentioned before, I am now going to be expressing my personal life through art.”

UPN Entertainment prexyprexy Dawn Ostroff said the skein will give Spears and Federline the chance to “tell their love story their way.” Indeed, the bulk of the show will consist of video footage shot by Spears and Federline themselves, with UPN adding in some new commentaries and follow-up footage. The Grammy-winning singer and her new husband will essentially “host” the series, walking viewers through the story of their relationship. “They’ll tell viewers, ‘This is when we first met’ or ‘This is when we started dating,’ ” Ostroff said.

It should be some enlightening entertainment, to be sure.

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