Britney Spears sunbathes, smokes cigarettes in Malibu: fun time or gross?

Here are some photos of Britney Spears in Malibu yesterday. I apologize that the photos are kind of blurry! I mean, it’s not my fault but I guess I could have chosen not to use these pics, only there are two – no, THREE! – things I want to discuss about these photos.

One, Britney still smokes! Did you know that? I didn’t know that. I mean, it’s not like she’s Adele and she needs to protect her voice or anything – if you think you’re hearing Britney’s real voice on any of her songs, well… bless your heart. I think Britney has some bad habits – she doesn’t have a great diet (KFC), she drinks too many sugary coffee drinks and she still smokes. But I also think that it might be her way of regulating her own body, like she still has some control over what she does? Or maybe her dad is just like “Whatever” for this stuff.

Two, Britney is in surprisingly great shape, right? She looks like she works out but she’s not as muscular as she’s been in the past. I think she’s thinned out and toned up, and she looks good. Maybe the KFC-and-Frap diet works?

Three, I loathe bandeau bikini tops. I get that Britney is probably just sunbathing and she probably didn’t want tan lines or whatever, but that top looks so uncomfortable!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. LadyMTL says:

    Uhhh…four: she looks like a lobster! Put on some sunscreen, for the love of gawd.

  2. Quinn Parker says:

    She never really looks clean to me. The smoking visual doesn’t help things.

    • V4Real says:

      So what she smokes; just because she’s a celebrity does not mean she’s not human. In reality; people smoke. Secondly, she eats what she likes. I’m glad she hasn’t conformed to that LA lifestyle of what is deemed good for the body. Look at her; she looks amazing. She’s saying in your face Goop.

      We know smoking is bad for your health but so are a lot of things but we still do them. As a singer (which Brit is not the best)we know she probably shouldn’t smoke because of the damage it can do to her voice but it’s her choice. It wasn’t that long ago that Aretha Franklin quit smoking. Also it’s been said that the President still smokes after trying to give it up many times.

      I just realized that people will condemn you for smoking a cig more than they would for smoking pot,which is still illegal in most places.

      • aims says:

        +1,00000000000 sometimes you just want ten minutes alone, with a smoke and not be treated like a criminal.

      • Amory says:

        I think part of the problem is that she has been seen smoking in front of her kids, which is awful. It also sends her kids the message that smoking is fine. I’ve known plenty of parents who have quit just so that they can be the example they want to be. Problem with her has always been that her emotional maturity stopped developing somewhere in her teens. I wish her well – I don’t think she has a good life at all.

      • c says:

        except pot is awesome and cigarettes are grosssssss and the smoke lingers way longer but i digress…

      • V4Real says:

        Well some people might think cigs are awesome; to each their own. I used to smoke but decided to quit and I will still puff puff pass in moderation. But I will not go around criticizing others because they choose to do a legal act that they are aware can cause serious problems. Just like I want tell an overweight person that they shouldn’t eat certain foods because I think they are causing harm to their bodies; they know the risk, it’s their choice. I would agree that she shouldn’t smoke around her kids if they are in a closed environment due to second hand smoke but if you are saying that she shouldn’t smoke around her kids because it sets a bad example; then we can argue that people shouldn’t drink alcohol around their kids for that same reason.

        BTW the smell of weed lingers just as long as the smell of cigs.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        V4Real, I agree with 99% of what you say. Her body, her choice. She can pay her medical bills. I don’t condemn anyone for smoking cigs, ever.

        However, in no way does the smell of weed linger nearly as long as tobacco. You have to paint that shit out of a room to get rid of the smell. It sticks to everything. Having worked with the public and having experience with both substances, you can’t tell when someone just smoked weed but you can always tell when someone is a cig smoker. When I smoked cigs I would have to wash my hands after each one and wash my clothes and car all the time.

        I know the quality of bud here is far higher than anywhere else I’ve ever been, so that may have something to do with it, but the lingering factor does not compare.

        Not that any of this matters in the debate, really, I just felt like spouting. Carry on ;)

      • Ashy says:

        yeah sorry, it doesn’t even compare. if you think weed smoke lingers as long as cigarette smoke i think you probably haven’t smoked weed.

        it’s also not NEARLY as addictive. whether things are legal or not is beside the point, because the law is completely backward.

        but whatevz, it’s just science.

      • Mira says:

        I don’t agree with the cigs and weed comparison that one smells more than the other or that one is less addictive than the other. It really depends on how often you smoke. I smoke one cigarette a day. I don’t smell nor do my clothes. I usually smoke that one cig walking back home after school, so no smell inside home. As for weed, my older sister was a regular pot smoker until very recently. Everyday, many times a day pot smoker. She always smelled of pot and so did her home. It was pot everywhere. Her hands look terrible and god knows she needs a new set of teeth.

      • V4Real says:

        To say that the smell of weed last less than the smell of cigs is debateable. I have smoked and been around people who have done both all my teenage to adult life. So don’t tell me that I don’t know or probably haven’t smoked. I’m around people who smoke weed everyday; yes everyday. Most of it is the expensive sh_t if you want to discuss quality. Even if the smell of cigs last longer, weed smells the worse; that’s why one of the ebonic words for it is skunk. You don’t feel the need to pass out if someone opens a pack of cigs but open up a bag of weed and watch people’s reaction when they get a whiff of it. The point I was making remains the same; people tend to condemn others for smoking something legal moreso than people who smokes pot which is not legal. Here’s another thing, you may be able to tell when someone is a smoker because you can smell it on them but you can also smell weed because that crap gets in your clothes as well. A co-worker of mine got fired because he came in smelling of weed, he didn’t get fired because he came in smelling of cig smoke. Whoever said that weed is not addicting like cigs; do your homework, why do you think people go to rehab for marijuanna. I have had friends who have attempted to quit several times and have failed miserablely. My ex was a soap opera actor and he smoked weed every morning before he went to work. He was addicted to it.

      • keelee says:

        I totally agree. I’ve read that one joint is equivalent to 20 cigs in terms of damage to the throat and lungs. It sure feels that way when your throat’s burning and you’re trying not to give into a coughing fit after taking a hit.

        I used to have friends who were regular pot smokers. Their short term memory was totally gone. I think it’s fine to smoke a bit of either, but pot in quantity can leave people dim and slow (in my view) for years, not just when they’re high. Moderation is the key with cigs or pot.

    • Diana says:

      And the smell of somokes is not nearly as nauseating as that of weed. Is very ironic to crucify someone for a legal act and then think doing the prohibited one is ‘awsome’. Also, as for the bad example, that’s BS. My model has smoked since before I was born and she always made sure to be clear about the fact the she was no role mother about that and that it was a very hard to shake adiction so I’ve never tried it.

  3. Victoria says:

    Her body looks amazing! Ugh, and here I am stuffing my face with biscuits…

  4. Hubbahun says:

    Give me Britney and her KFC, smokes and coffee anytime over Goop and her non-carb pretentio-diet. As long as it keeps Brit happy, who cares? And I think you are right, at least this she has control over – can’t tell, as someone with bipolar myself, how disturbing the whole conservatorship is – you need to feel a sense of control over your own life with this illness, believe me, it’s part of healing, or at least, controlling it.

  5. yeahright says:

    You know whats weird about Britney news? Its always how she looks, what she’s eating, what mental pills she’s on… she never has a voice. We never hear what she has to say about things. She’s become a thing.

    • PinkyTuscadero says:

      Insightful and true. Though I do think her handlers keep her on a short leash, obviously, and I’m not certain that what she has to say is all that illuminating. In any case, I love her class defiance.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Wow..that’s a really astute observation. I wonder if she wants it that way or if the media has just made that decision for her. She’s always struck me as rather shy.

    • yeahright says:

      I think that you’re both right in the sense that she probably does have a short leash and she might even want it that way… but there is no reason why it has to be “Britney smoking” or “Britney wear a ponytail” or “Britney walks down the street/looks dirty.” Its not that any of these things aren’t true but she is very much “thingified” by media reports. Most other celebrities are given a voice or there is a reason for them being in the news. Eg. Goop and her blowdry bar and then we rip apart her strange hair. In that context it makes sense. But with Britney its always rip her apart and thats it.

      I am not a Britney fan I just found all reports on her to be strange. I mean some celebs deserve it like Lindsay Lohan and all her court drama (we rarely hear what Lindsay has to say but even she isnt thingified and is only making news for her legal mishaps.)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        100% agree with everything you said.

        I’m also not a Brit fan but the poor girl has been put through the ringer by the media and the public. You’re right that she’s never really had the opportunity (or didn’t want the opportunity per her *team*) to defend herself. She’s one of the few celebrities that gets consistently scrutinized for saying nothing, unlike some celebs who get skewered for their persistent verbal diarrhea, then see fit to bitch and moan about it.

      • yeahright says:

        Exactly my thoughts! Girl has a rough life, I don’t envy her.

  6. anneesezz says:

    White trash will be white trash no matter what your bank account says.

  7. henderswife says:

    She isn’t hurting anyone. I say let her smoke, drink sugar and eat all the KFC she wants. In my opinion she has earned her right to relax as much as she wants. She has paid for so many people to live a life of luxury and she is the one that paid the ultimate price. Honestly, I do hope she quits smoking eventually. A few smokes on vacay is not a big deal though. She looks great to me too.

  8. Lottie says:

    People are still wearing belly rings in 2013?

  9. Samihami says:

    God, she really needs to quit smoking. That is just gross.

    • lee says:

      I don’t want to make everything Britney about her mental illness, but I think it’s really important that people recognize that individuals with MIs are significantly more likely to be smokers. People with bipolar disorder are 2-3 times more like to smoke and when you get to schizoaffective or schizophrenia the rates go up to almost 90%. I won’t go in to neurobiological details, but there are many potential reasons for these increased rates of smoking and as difficult as it is for anyone in the general population to quit smoking, it is likely even more difficult for someone who may be finding some sort of psychiatric relief from it.

      now I wish I had a .gif of that cheesy *the more you know* rainbow.

      • Murray says:

        I am happy to see someone mention in this manner the relationship between mental illness and smoking! My brother has schizoaffective disorder. He is much more successful at staying on his meds when he is smoking. When my mother pesters him into giving up, there is a slow slide into stopping the meds and then chaos. Every time. People with mental illnesses have a lot of competing needs.

  10. bea says:

    “Three, I loathe bandeau bikini tops” – ME TOO. They are strictly for A&B cups unless you want to spend the day tugging your suit up (altho fine for sunbathing)

    She has a nice figure – trim thru the hips, flat stomach, toned legs. Unfortunately, the way she dresses, casual or fancy, NEVER flatters her figure. She could look so much better if someone could provide her with a closet full of FLATTERING clothes with BUILT-IN BRAS. Mini’s and bandage dresses would be banned.

  11. Liv says:

    I wonder why she had a much better voice when she was a kid. She was outstanding then. And now all they let her do is lip-synch and “talk” in songs.

  12. Mirna says:

    She looks great. Are belly button rings still a thing, though? She seems to be stuck in a time warp with her wardrobe choices.

  13. dcypher1 says:

    Kfc is so gross. They had to change their name to kfc cus technically speaking their chickens were so genetically modified they werent chickens anymore. So they legaly had to change their name. google it.

  14. Tessa says:

    Smoking and sunbathing and a poor diet is why Britney’s looks hit the skids by 25.

    • Petee says:

      Sad but true.I like Britney but it is shocking how old she look’s for her age.That sun just broke all the collegian in her skin.And she has very bad sun damage.She also take’s much better care of her body then her face because she was a cute little sex kitten in the early part of her career.I saw her on her Circus tour 4 year’s ago and I was right in front of her and she looked really good but she sure has aged alot since then.Also her one I wasn’t wonky back then.How did that happen?

  15. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She is rocking that bikini!

    Man, people get so judgey about smoking and a bit of sun. Live a little, people.

  16. Eleonor says:

    I really like her body! I prefer Britney’s shape than Doutzen Kroes.

  17. Nev says:


    her best’s me and Britney everyday at the gym…that album is slamming!

  18. Miss Kiki says:

    Man, what I wouldn’t do to be smoking on a balcony in Malibu right now.

  19. Helvetica says:

    I generally am not into what she wears but everything looks good (the bikini and the comfy sweats).

    She’s been a smoker for awhile now.

  20. AustinMJ says:

    give her a break.
    I can’t imagine putting up with such scrutiny everytime I go to the grocery store or the beach. Nightmare.
    She looks great in a bikini.

  21. Oi says:

    I don’t get it. Why is smoking such a HUGE deal to people, but marijuana isn’t? Its all bad for you. (NO ONE give me the “weed is less bad for you” argument. I don’t care about “less”. NONE of it is harmless. And it all stinks.) Let people do what they want to do. Why is Brit trashy for cigarettes, but Jennifer Lawrence was cool for smoking a joint? I don’t see that big a difference. If the hotel is OK with it, she’s mot around her kids or anyone else’s, let her be. It is not all that trashy. Charlize Theron has been caught smoking. Jen Anniston…give it a rest.

  22. JL says:

    Oh PLEASE!

    She eats something not on the ‘health list’ every once in a while – if it where more often she’d be huge.

    She’s smoking, not drinking and driving or doping.

    She’s wearing sweats…OMG, OMG!

    She’s acting just like most of us everyday. We all dress down, have food and other vices.

    She’s not trying to hide it, act like she’s something else, impose her lifestyle on anyone or make money telling us all how to live. I don’t see Brittany telling everyone she’s a size 2 and 120 lbs pregnant…..

    Give me Brittany or Jessica anyday over the long list of overbearing, insufferable fakes and self righteous fakes out there.

  23. Lisa says:

    Meh. She’s on her own damn balcony. She’s not 14 and sneaking around.

  24. diva says:

    Her body looks nice! I need to be working out. Maybe I’ll try the cigeratte and frap diet lol.

  25. valleymiss says:

    Part of the reason Brit looks good is because cigarettes can be appetite killers. Unfortunately, the temporary weight control isn’t worth the longterm affects.

    It doesn’t look like a bandeau top. If you look closely, there are 2 sets of strings on the cup of the bikini. I think the 2nd set would normally be tied around her neck, halter-style, but she probably asked a friend to go under her arms and tie them behind her back instead to avoid tan lines.

  26. Stephanie says:

    She looks great. I hope she’s happy!

  27. sashavice says:

    Her body is banging!! Like “old” Britney!

  28. Lissanne says:

    What strikes me here, as in some other recent photos, is that she looks fully present. She has looked drugged for some time, now she doesn’t. Which brings up a question I have–how do people know that she is in fact bipolar? Did her family announce it at some point?

  29. Mia 4S says:

    God this whole situation is disturbing, the hired “boyfriend”, the attempt to put her in Vegas when she barely made it through a tour. I thought exploiting the mentally ill went out with Bedlum, yet here they are…

  30. judyjudy says:

    I used to smoke and tan. Now that I’m older my skin is paying for it.

    I wish young women would heed the warnings…if you don’t care about cancer, fine. But quit for the sake of your looks when you turn 40!

  31. Amanda G says:

    It looks like she has lost some weight. She was pretty thick for awhile. Now if she’d just do something about that hair and her skin…

  32. Wicked says:

    Being Famous…it’s really a b*tch!!!

  33. FrenchyT says:

    This website should just be called HighTimes 2.

  34. Kosmos says:

    I have to agree, that smoking is such a bad thing for the body, but let her do what she wants. We’ve all had bad habits that are hard to break. Seeing her on X-Factor, I got a chance to experience her, and she was always so sweet to the contestants. She just came off being a very nice person overall, so I’m not going to give her a bad time here.

  35. Asdfg says:

    She has a better bod than me that’s for damn sure! I’m 21, smoke ciggs, drink, and weigh 120-125LBs, 5’5-5’7?! All my weight goes to my gut and hips! UGH! -.-

  36. KellyinSeattle says:

    Pass me a cigarette, Brit!

  37. xoxokaligrl says:

    Her body is still banging after 2 back to back kids.