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The Next Cover of Rolling Stone: Britney Spears Returns

November 25, 2008 10:36 AM ET

A year after her very public meltdown, Britney Spears is back to work and out of trouble. But what has the comeback cost her? Rolling Stone has Britney's full story in the issue of Rolling Stone that hits newsstands this week. "I feel like an old person now," Spears tells RS's Jenny Eliscu. "I do! I go to bed at, like, 9:30 every night, and I don't go out or anything, you know what I mean? I just feel like an old fart." Spears says she's considering lopping off the weave she's worn since shaving her head in 2007, and counts up her tattoos (they now number seven), giggling.

Click here for a first look at the cover story, and photos from the shoot — and stay tuned for much more:

Cover Story: Britney Returns
Britney Lets Loose for Rolling Stone's Cameras: Exclusive Photos
Britney Spears: The Rolling Stone Covers and Cover Stories

Plus, read our review of Britney's new album and listen to it care/of Imeem:
Album Review: Circus

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“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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