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Britney Spears Works Up a Sweat With Her Smoking Hot Beau Sam Asghari

Pop icon Britney Spears has been giving us some major fitness goals lately, as her Instagram page is riddled with photos and videos of the "Toxic" singer working out and showcasing her amazing body.  She has one major accessory in a lot of the videos that only enhances just how good looking she is, and that would be her absurdly hot boyfriend Sam Asghari.

Britney and Sam have been going strong for a while now, ever since they met on the set of her music video "Slumber Party" last year.  Sam, who is a personal trailer and a male model that has been featured in several muscle-related magazines, is easily a sight for sore eyes as there is so much to desire on him that its sort of hard to figure out a starting point.

She posted a video of them, captioned "Stronger together", that showcases them doing some "couples workouts" that include the art of kissing and working up a sweat all at the same time.  Both are in pretty incredible shape, as Sam easily bench presses Britney and she makes doing a handstand look like a piece of cake when many of us (present company included) know that it definitely isn't.

Take a look at just how hot these two get below:

 

 

Stronger together @samasghari

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Britney Dances With Her Shirtless Boyfriend and its Everything

Britney Spears was the talk of the gay town at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where the pop icon received their annual Vanguard Award (presented to a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people). Ricky Martin was on hand to give her the coveted honor, which in past years has been presented to other gay icons like Cher, Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minnelli just to name a few. 

Amid all the gay hoopla that she was ecstatic to be around (as was Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon who were lucky enough to get a photo with her), she still found time to get in a couple of dance moves with her unbelievably handsome boyfriend Sam Asghari.

Britney and Sam have been dating for quite some time now, as they first met back on the set of her music video "Slumber Party" last year.  Although they kept their relationship quiet early on, the adorable twosome has been posting pic after pic of them together all over the world, and this latest video of them together proves three things: Britney can still dance her ass off, Sam looks amazing both with a shirt on and without, and there is hope that he may just be the man of her dreams.

The two get up close and personal while dancing to India.Arie's song "Brown Skin" before ending the video with a sweet kiss.  Awe!  For all you diehard Britney fans out there, this is definitely a vid you are going to want to see, cherish and adore all weekend long.

Take a look:

 

 

some days you just got to dance! @samasghari

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It’s Britney the Survivor, Bitch

The legendary Miss Britney Spears has had a storied career; with a catalog of unparalleled hits. She has become one of the most celebrated and endearing LGBT icons of her time. Her voice is unmistakable and she has the distinct ability to whip her gay fans into moments of unabashed frenzy when she utters the word ‘bitch.’  Spears’ journey hasn’t been an easy one as her struggles with mental illness and addiction have been well documented. At one point, media outlets were preparing her obituary.

Looking back on her darkest times, she was unfairly exploited by her ex-boyfriends, the press, and fairweather fans.  She is the ultimate definition of the word survivor. Through it all, she has never wavered in her support of the LGBT community.  She is set to receive the Vanguard Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 12. A deserving recipient whose story mirrors struggles so many in the LGBT community encounter.  

Break-ups are difficult emotionally, especially if you are not the alpha in the relationship.  Spears and Justin Timberlake were the ‘it couple’ of their day and an entire generation of young adults looked to them as their couple goals.  Media cashed in on the pair and profited off their every move. After their break-up, Timberlake was positioned as the hero and Spears the villain.  His solo career was built off the back of Spears with an utter disregard for her humanity and emotional well being.

He capitalized on ‘taking her down a peg or two’ publicly by releasing music and using his public persona to shame Spears.  Her character smeared while he became the sympathetic figure. He played into the wounded, faultless victim. The thing is he made a fortune and sold millions of albums off his ‘act.’  Who can forget the song and video for “Cry Me A River?” Timberlake has a history of throwing strong women under the bus. Janet Jackson, anyone? Spears never once used her platform to tear him down as he had done to her.  Cue the beginning of her public mental health deterioration. Any relationship that has love is going to hurt when it ends. It takes a weak man to have added more hurt onto her already heavy heart.

As Spears’ mental breakdowns and drug use progressed the public witnessed her every move. Paparazzi and media recklessly exploited her fall from grace.  Labels like crazy were placed on her. Videos of her crying incoherently, shaving her head, and her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance of “Gimme More” became part of the news cycle.  Late night comedians and even journalists used Spears’ troubles as punchlines; she became their joke. She had the ‘perfect storm’ engulf her. Heartbreak, intense public attention, her sex symbol status, and her mental issues and addiction all hit when she was most vulnerable.  

It should have been obvious to all that Spears was in a desperate situation.  It is reprehensible that the press added to her insurmountable struggles and downward spiral.   They fed into the power of stigmas and used them against her. They recognized her life was in serious jeopardy, but continued to make light of what she was going through.  Instead of offering compassion they shamed her for sport.

The message sent to the public and those battling mental illness and addiction was an unfortunate reinforcement of stigmas and that those who need help are undeserving of compassion.  The media circus surrounding Spears was detrimental to her recovery and in the fact that instead of providing an education on these issues they stigmatized those suffering.

Most of those who endure these afflictions do so in silence.  Few fully understand what they are going through because mental illness and addiction are rarely talked about socially.  It takes committed healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat these conditions, but when going through the throws alone one is left to ‘white-knuckle it.’  How frightening must it have been for Spears, one of the most famous women in the world, to realize she was struggling, but not understand what was happening to her.  Having her story made so public and taking on a mountain of negative press must have been unbelievably traumatic. One can only imagine.

With the help of her family and treatment team Spears was able to turn her life around.  Her strength, bravery, and determination enabled her to overcome. She has reconnected with her children, had one of the most successful residencies the Las Vegas strip has ever seen, and is set to receive the GLAAD Media Vanguard Award.  Her spark is back and better than ever. She has certainly come a long way since her “Blackout” days and along the way served as a valuable resource for many others; including the author of this article. She navigated uncharted territory that most wouldn't’t have survived.  

Britney Spears gave a much needed, albeit unintended, voice to those affected by mental illness and addiction.  Her recovery not only gave insight and hope to others; it educated the public. Her experience has since helped ease stigmas and changed ignorant ideologies.  She brought the importance of compassion to light. Her LGBT fans never gave up on her, even during her ‘rock-bottom.’ She in turn never turned her back on the LGBT.  Mental health and addiction issues are alarmingly high in the gay experience and it is safe to assume that Spears and the LGBT community have a very special bond. The meme is true: “if Britney could make it through 2007, then you can make it through anything.”  Now, get to work bitch!

Gay Extravaganza! Jim Parsons & Adam Rippon Join Britney Spears at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards

Britney Spears will be sharing the stage with two extraordinarily fabulous gentlemen on April 12th, as Jim Parsons and Adam Rippon will be in attendance at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills. 

Whereas Adam is simply attending the ceremony, Jim will be receiving a very prestigious honor: GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award.  The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is given "to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance," per GLAAD.  The award is named after a legendary casting director who devoted the last part of his life to raising awareness in the entertainment industry about the discrimination faced by LGBTQ people as well as those living with HIV.

Past recipients of this award include Chaz Bono, Wanda Sykes, Melissa Etheridge, Pedro Zamora and Alan Ball.

"Jim Parsons’ talent, humor and impressive body of work have made him one of the most visible and beloved out LGBTQ actors today,” said GLAAD president & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Parsons not only proudly tells LGBTQ stories through his roles, but also works behind the camera with his husband, Todd, to tell LGBTQ stories that raise the bar for Hollywood and inspire acceptance.”

It was announced back in February that Britney will be receiving this year's GLAAD Vanguard Award, which is presented annually to a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBTQ people.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.  For a full list of nominees, click here