From the Britney's latest comeback to Heath Ledger's death to the success of "The Dark Knight," HitFix looks at 2008's biggest stories
Britney's improbable comeback: With last yearâ€™s satisfactory sales of â€œBlackout,â€ no one thought Spearsâ€™ latest album, â€œCircus,â€ would tank. Especially after a publicity campaign designed to reassure fans how sane the tabloid queen was after her psychiatric breakout in January. The shock was the first release off the album, â€œWomanizer,â€ became her first number one single since her debut, â€œBaby Hit Me One More Time,â€ and broke the record for the biggest single jump in the history of Billboardâ€™s chart. With the critically acclaimed â€œCircusâ€ selling almost 1 million units in three weeks and an expected sold out tour this spring, Brits isn't just back, she's the hottest thing around.
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