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Justin and Britney to perform with Madonna tonight?

November 6, 2008 | 10:14 am

Don't have your Madonna tickets for tonight's Dodger Stadium show? You're not alone. Pop & Hiss found some prime seats a week ago, and as of 9:44 a.m., some $95 seats, plus Ticketmaster fees, are still on the market.

But if you were on the fence before, does the rumor that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are to appear tonight make it easier to spring for tickets? Multiple press outlets have picked up on comments made by Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM host DJ BoyToy Jesse's Wednesday afternoon show.

Searcrest is quoted as saying, "They are going to be onstage performing with Madonna. ... If Justin and Britney end up on that stage with her ... I don't know if I've ever seen anything quite like that before."

A Justin appearance isn't a total shock, as Madonna's "4 Minutes" belongs as much to him as it does her. Additionally, Timberlake performed with Madonna earlier this year, appearing at her New York City club show this spring.

And Madonna and Britney have certainly worked together (see Britney's "Me Against the Music," or the 2003 MTV VMA kiss). But putting the three on stage at once, with the added context that Britney and Justin once dated, will certainly be tabloid fodder for weeks to come.

Pop & Hiss tried to get some official word on this before making this post -- and inspiring readers to plop down some cash -- but a Madonna spokesperson hasn't responded. So take the rumor, perhaps, with a grain of salt, but know that it has not been denied and has now been picked up by such major outlets as Billboard and MTV.

Ultimately, it just comes down to how much you trust one Sir Seacrest.

--Todd Martens

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