Britney Spears
Credit: Britney Spears: Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for Jive Records

Inquiring minds want to know: What is Britney Spears’ ”major career announcement” that Access Hollywood has been touting for the last couple of days? Spears is in New Orleans for Mardi Gras (is she becoming a bartender?), covering the festivities for ABC’s Good Morning America (is she their new travel correspondent?). While there, she spent a day with some schoolgirls who’d lost homes and wardrobes to Katrina, taking them shopping for new clothes and out to lunch at Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant. So, is she becoming a relief worker? Is she joining the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild levees? Is she going to be Emeril’s new cooking-show sous chef? Or is she just planning a new album or tour? We honestly have no idea, so we’ll be watching Access Hollywood tonight on pins and needles to learn how Britney plans to reenter the world of gainful employment.

[UPDATE: Apparently, Britney’s big “announcement” was that she has no immediate plans for the future. In that case, I have an announcement to make…]

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