While Britney Spears’ life continues to be, um, complicated, Christina Aguilera - a woman previously so Dirrrty she needed extra consonants - performed a flawless live show in Amsterdam.
It’s always the... loud ones.
Throughout pop history, whenever two female artists have been pitted against each other, tradition decrees that one must be sweet and innocent, and the other naughty and scandalous.
Tradition then further decrees that it will later turn out that the allegedly angelic party was actually the one getting up to all sorts.
Take, for example, God-fearing good girl Whitney Houston , and mistress of controversy Madonna .