Forget That Biopic -- Here Are 14 Britney Spears Moments Fans Actually Celebrate

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For some Britney Spears fans, Saturday night was a little like the Super Bowl. That's because Lifetime aired its unauthorized biopic Britney Ever After, which was basically the addictive, junk-food equivalent of TV for those of us who've followed the pop star's career from Mickey Mouse Club to "...Baby One More Time" and her extremely sad, public breakdown roughly 10 years ago. The main takeaway of Britney Ever After seemed to be that all the entertainer wanted was to fall in love, have babies, and live a normal life away from the constant scrutiny of the public, paparazzi, and -- surely -- the kind of shameless exploitation exhibited by a biopic like this. 

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Ironic! And the reason that Britney Ever After left plenty of Britney fans channeling Chris Crocker ("Leave Britney alone!!!").

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Even though I'm a longtime Brit fan and watched, wanting to relive her relationship with Justin Timberlake and learn more about her breakdown, I feel like there was really no need to turn a klieg light on sores from her past. Especially in such a cheesy, cringeworthy way. (From the lead actress Natasha Bassett's eyebrow-raising Southern accent to the lame-o costumes to the inability to actually use Britney's music, most of the movie was thoroughly laughable.)

Thankfully, Spears is seemingly happier and healthier these days, enjoying a Vegas residency and lots of time with her boys Sean and Jayden James. Fans know this and also realize there were plenty of positive moments from past and more recent Brit history that the Lifetime flick didn't cover, because they aren't sensationalist enough (and they weren't going to make a five-hour movie, obviously).  

Here are 14 of those awesome, proud Britney moments the biopic didn't cover but that fans can look back on to celebrate their pop princess.

1. When she hit the late '90s pop scene with "...Baby One More Time" and left us with our jaws on the floor. 

2. When she showed up to the 2000 Grammys looking like Marilyn Monroe. 


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3. When she took the 2000 VMAs by storm, performing "Oops! ... I Did It Again" and "Satisfaction" in the D&G sparkly naked bodysuit (not whatever the heck those hotpants were that Lifetime had Bassett in).  

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4. When she showed up to the 2001 VMAs with this snake. (The biopic showed her rehearsing with it, but the actual performance slayed!)

5. When she starred opposite Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, and Kim Cattrall in Crossroads. So fun!

6. When, in 2003, at 21 years old, she made history by tying Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert for being the youngest person to accept a Walk of Fame star.

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7. When she starred with Queen Bey and Pink in this epic 2004 Pepsi commercial. 

8. When she made pop history with 2003's iconic "Toxic" music video. 

9. When she swept the 2008 VMAs, nabbing Video of the Year, Best Female Video, and Best Pop Video for "Piece of Me."

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10. When she flaunted her comedic chops and cracked everyone up with her guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother in 2008.

11. When she rocked her sexy 2012 Circus tour. 

12. When she announced her Vegas residency, Piece of Me, which has now been goin' strong since 2013!

New outfit, classic song � See you tonight!! #PieceOfMe

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13. Every time she's shared a sweet moment with her boys on her Instagram account, which is overall proof she's often a geeky, down-to-earth, sentimental mama.

Family time â��ï¸ï¿½

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14. When she did this hilarious, award-winning comedy sketch with Ellen in 2016.

Clearly, there's so much more to Britney than a two-hour biopic could ever show!

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