Hollywood Crazy for Spears Satires
Oops, they're spoofing her again.
At last year's MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears seemed none-too-pleased with the jokes hosts Marlon and Shawn Wayans made about her so much so that she turned down a cameo the brothers offered her in Scary Movie 2. Now we're about to see just how thick Spears's skin is as the pop princess becomes the basis for two in-the-works parodies.
Julie Brown, who skewered Spears's idol, Madonna, in her 1992 mockumentary Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful, tells TV Guide Online that this summer she plans to direct a super low-budget Spears send-up in which she'll play Britney's mom. Additionally, '80s rock-ette Deborah Gibson has signed a deal with VH1 to develop Teen Queens, a fictionalized TV-movie inspired by the intense competition between Spears-like divas.
"It looks at the pre-fabricated rivalries and how showbiz people will stop at nothing to hold onto their fame," says Gibson, who in her heyday was pitted against fellow teen sensation Tiffany. "I'd be playing a character who, in the beginning, you think is me, but then she becomes completely desperate and off the deep end."