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With Beyonce and the Backstreet Boys releasing documentaries this year, here are 10 celebrity tell-alls you must add to your TiVo.
10.Spice Girls: Giving You Everything
Perhaps the largest girl ground in the world, the Spice Girls reunited for a 2007 world tour that sold out at venues in seconds. For the first time in 9 years, all 5 girls were together again. They talked about everything in this film—babies, boys, and Ginger Spice’s infamous departure in 1998.
9. Cher: Still Cher
We believe in her. And this documentary proved that.
8. Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy
One of rock’s greatest bands had cameras follow them around during their OK Computer Tour. The film captured the band at the cusp of their international fame.
7. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Truthfully, the last good thing that has come out of “Glee.”
6.Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
This film introduced a young Bieber while he was on his first international tour. Viewers got to know the pop sensation, his family, friends, and insane life. It’s campy, cool, and casual.
5. Michael Jackson: This Is It
This film has a bit of sadness around it, since it turned into a tribute to Jackson after his death instead of a documentary following his life. However, if this documentary proves anything, it confirms Jackson is without a doubt the greatest solo musician of all time.
4. Truth or Dare
Yes, Madonna makes the list again. Madonna hit gold in 1991 when she had cameras follow her around 24/7 during her Blonde Ambition Tour. It has never been done before, and what transpired was an intimate look at the pop star when she was at perhaps her highest peak of fame. Oh, and she simulated oral sex with a glass water bottle too.
3. Katy Perry: Part of Me
Katy Perry’s 2012 film followed her during her 2011 world tour while her marriage to Russell Brand was deteriorating. Perry reaffirmed her reputation as cute, bubbly, quirky, and sexy. However, audiences were almost brought to tears when Perry put on a brave face and performed a sold-out concert in South America just an hour after Brand told Perry he was leaving her. If that’s not showmanship, we don’t know what is.
2. I’m Going to Tell You a Secret
Madonna is the Queen of Pop and the Queen of Music Documentaries. Her 2004 “rockumentary” that followed the Material Girl on her Reinvention World Tour was funny, charming, British, and daring. Madonna introduced us to then-husband Guy Ritchie, children, and the tour crew whom also seemed to be some of Madge’s closest friends. The best part? When Madonna gets drunk at a London pub and lets her hair down. Well, her extensions.
1. Britney Spears: For the Record
MTV’s highly-anticipated documentary about Britney Spears, post-2007-breakdown, debuted in 2008 to stellar reviews and an image rejuvenation for the pop princess. Britney bore it all in this 90-minute expose, discussing Kevin Federline, Justin Timberlake, her wild party nights in 2007, and her infamous head shaving. The best quote from the doc is a reflective Spears saying, “What the hell was I thinking?” After this intimate film, we all now know.
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