Britney Spears has spent the past decade as an icon of celebrity fashion style as well as pop music, and she is currently trying to keep upcoming court proceedings from becoming public. Former bodyguard Fernando Flores has sued Spears, saying that she sexually harassed him, and Spears’ lawyers are trying to have the case moved from civil to probate court so that the proceedings will not become public. The Spears legal team argues that Flores would use civil court to reveal personal information and extort a settlement from her.
But Spears is also busy in the studio, working with producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke, who have been behind some of her biggest hits. The new album should be released in early 2011. Producer Dr. Luke wouldn’t give specifics on the album, but said, ''It'll be a departure from what you've heard.”