By Tanner Stransky
Updated March 09, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST
Credit: Ruven Afanador/Out
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With the release of Britney Spears’ much-anticipated seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, less than three weeks away, the pop diva is beginning her round of promotional interviews. Of course, she’ll be doing the Good Morning America thing on Tuesday, March 29, the day the album hits stores. But one of her first print/online interviews is with Out magazine in a story called “Britney E-Mails Her Heart.” The story is slugged that because, as you might guess, the interview was done entirely via email. (Her handlers are obviously still keeping her close, which is no fun.)

Since email interviews allow the subject to really think about what he or she is saying—and the luxury of having a publicist read over and edit anything before it goes back to the journalist—this particular interview didn’t yield the juiciest of quotes of anecdotes. But, what the hell! We’ll bite! She talks her new album, the album she thinks changed the world (you’ll be surprised!), which Golden Girl is her favorite, and lots more. Here are a few of our favorite bits from Britney’s chat with the gay magazine:

When you were starting out, whose career did you want to mold after yours? “Madonna. No question. She is an amazing entertainer. Besides Madonna, I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker’s career and her shoe collection?”

Are there any of your songs that you wish you hadn’t recorded/you don’t really love? “No. All my songs are f—ing amazing.”

How is Femme Fatale different from your other albums? I think Femme Fatale is my most upbeat and mature album yet.

My idea of hell is… “Being on a diet.”

My idea of heaven is… “A trip with my kids.”

What album do you consider life-changing? “Natalie Imbruglia’s Left of Middle.”

How would you feel if one of your sons turned out to be gay? “I love my boys no matter what.”

Who is your favorite Golden Girl? “Betty White, becsause she’s so sweet and innocent.”

The best part of being famous is… “Being able to reach people and hopefully make them happy.”

The worst part of being famous is… “Giving up your privacy.”

How do you feel about plastic surgery? “When it’s time to pull and tuck, I’m sure I will consider it.”

You can read the whole interview for more pearls of wisdom from Britney. After you’ve perused it, tell me: What’d you think of what Britney had to say? Surprised by anything? Riveted? Bored as hell? Sound off below!

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