I remember Ben Affleck counting down the days until Britney Spears turned 18 and they could have sex
. Not saying it did not happen before then, but I know he made a big deal of waiting until she turned 18. That seems like just yesterday but today Britney is 30. I am not a birthday poster but 30 for Britney is something. We have seen her go from Mickey Mouse Club innocence to really young teen who sold sex in school girl outfits to pretending to be a virgin with Justin Timberlake to being involved in a love triangle with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to doing drugs to having one of the most public meltdowns the celebrity world has ever seen. Who can forget shaving off the hair or the pink wig? Who can forget her checking in and out of several hotels each day. The burn and crash of her relationship with K-Fed, who in Britney's honor will be eating 30 birthday cakes today, all of them chicken fried and counting his blessings that Britney is the one who is paying for them. There have been shady managers and the Adnan. Does he still live in the US? We have seen her go from great stage performances to the worst television performance to performances now that could be and look to be done with no emotion and no actual singing or dancing on Britney's part. We have seen her discover America's gas station bathrooms in her bare feet and seen every Starbucks run she has ever been on. We saw her do the whole Las Vegas wedding thing where she married a guy we all confused with George on Seinfeld. It seems to me the Britney we have now is a carefully managed, orchestrated, heavily medicated and a shell of what Britney once was. She has created a lot of drama and gossip in her 30 years and I would expect nothing less of her in the future. Happy birthday Britney!