Encyclopedia Britannicney: A Star Is Born, Part Two

In Part Two of “A Star Is Born,” we focus on Britney’s rise to superstardom, as well as her apparent clairvoyant skills, the many obnoxious interviews she was forced to sit through, and the fact that Beyoncé once opened for her (yes, that Beyoncé).

Please find your reading list for here.

PS- Pop U is happy to announce our first interactive event: The Justice For Blackout Pro-Britney March. It will be held on October 25 at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For more details, see our event on Facebook.

Encyclopedia Britannicney: A Star Is Born, Part One

In 1999 and 2000, Britney Spears went from being a little-known cootie patootie to the most influential pop star in the world. Her rise was rapid, and her promotional opps were plentiful. In today’s edition of Encyclopedia Britannicney, professors Hannah and Maddie are joined by visiting lecturer Marcus, who has seen Britney 40 – we repeat, 40 – times in concert.

Part One of A Star Is Born focuses on the Baby One More Time album and affiliated tour. Find your reading list here: Reading List

Encyclopedia Britannicney: Pre-Fame, Part Two

When class last left off, we were discussing Britney’s past with the girl band Innosense. In today’s lecture, we will continue to examine Britney’s early years, and will focus on her first single, tour, and album. Really: when. will. your. faves.

We are again joined by guest lecturer Sal, and have a VERY special introduction from a VERY special guest.

Encyclopedia Britannicney: Pre-Fame, Part One

On December 2, 1981, Godney was born in McComb, Mississippi. In addition to singing, dancing, and eating crawfish, little Britney Jean Spears was forging her path to the highest reaches of fame. With special visiting Professor Sal, Professors Lazer and Rowston explore Britney’s early years. This is part one of a two-part episode, and a never-ending series (#dealwithit, Falkor).

Your reading list is located here: Reading List

Conspiracy Theories 1101: Larry Stylinson & The Teen Choice Awards

The past few days have been an absolute whirlwind for your esteemed professors. Not only did they get credited by the likes of Breatheheavy, US Weekly and Bustle, but they also got discredited by ET. Just remember, students, the public scoffed at Galileo once.

In today’s lecture, the professors guide you through their experience at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. While no one showed up, the professors (who are also spies) used their unique skill set to wander backstage and onto the red carpet. They report back on their findings.

Next, they examine the most important conspiracy theory of this decade thus far: the existence of Larry Stylinson.

Please find your reading list here.

Britmergency: JUSTNEY, PART TWO

We’re breaking some news from Timbaland himself regarding our favorite former pop couple – Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. This episode is presented in unofficial partnership with Unsolved Mysteries. #justney

Comparative Socialite Studies: La Lohan and The Genius of Madness

Students, take your seats! This lecture’s going to be a doozy, as the time has come for us to study the one socialite to rule them all: Lindsay effing Lohan. La Lohan proved to be funner, crazier, and red hair-ier than the rest, giving her a special place in 2000s history and beyond. From Olympic-medalling sexual escapades to political aspirations, and a complex code-based language employed in her social media posts, Lindsay definitely knows more than you think.

We also discuss pressing matters such as James Franco’s pretension, 2005’s VMAs, and why Kanye West should deliver his State of the Union using the staging set-up from the Life of Pablo tour.

Find your reading list here: Lindsay Lohan Bibliography

Sabbatical Check-In: A Pop University Minisode

Your professors are busy traveling through Europe, but pop culture stops for no one! We break down several major events from the past few weeks while preparing you for our next lecture in Socialite Studies.

Comparative Socialite Studies: Paris Hilton and the Dawn of a New Era

Welcome to your new course: Comparative Socialite Studies (Pop Culture – 2101). In today’s lecture, we cover Ms. Paris Hilton, the original celebutante! We examine her meteoric rise to fame, her alarming malice, and the genius that created an empire.

We also explore why Katy Perry is a Debbie, how insane it would be to bone the lead singer of Sum 41, and why we’re better than Brittany Furlan.

You’re reading list for this week is below, students!

Reading List: Paris Hilton, Comparative Socialite Studies

Rogue Britney: A Popstar Story

An extended study of Britney Spears: 2004-2007

After an appalling Lifetime Movie, professors Lazer and Rowston set the record straight. We cover less-studied biographical elements of Ms. Spears, such as her lost album, her lost musical, and her forgotten blogs. We also get into weird things that happened this week, and a glorious blind item.