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Britney Vanilli? No drama, mate, just let us know (if you're lip-synching)

November 6, 2009 |  5:22 pm
Britney"It is Britney's 'prerogative' to lip-sync, and it is my job to make sure consumers know what they are paying for up front."

I just love that quote, with all its Bobby Brown-meets-Milli Vanilli-ness. Boo-yah.

Those words are from Virginia Judge, a New South Wales trade minister who, according to People, wants the devoted folks who are snapping up tickets for the 15 upcoming Britney Spears "Circus" shows in Australia to get what they're paying for -- or at least know what they're paying for.

But with 45 band members and dancers and 15 circus performers up on stage, who needs live singing from Britney?

I mean, who'll even be able to spot Britney? 

Seats are going for more than $1,300, so disclaimer or not, it looks as if fans are probably OK with whatever it is they're getting. But thanks, Virginia, for putting this tune my head for the rest of the day. And for opening my eyes to the fact that there's a "nasty bed version" of Britney singing the same song.

Or was she really singing it?

I want a refund.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Could you sing while doing crazy dance moves like this? We didn't think so! And neither can Britney Spears' wax figure, which was on display for the second birthday of the Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1, 2009. Sometimes lip-synching is a necessity, not a cop-out. Sometimes. Credit: Kris Connor / Getty Images/