britney spearsLooks like Britney Spears' team isn't taking any chances. During the nationwide auditions phase of X Factor, they made sure all the alcohol was removed from every place she was scheduled to stay even before she arrived.

Now die-hard fans are wondering if this is a sign that Brit is at risk of sliding back into some seriously bad habits.

Who could forget the megastar's troubled past. At her lowest, a judge said she was a "habitual, frequent, and continuous" user of alcohol and controlled substances and then forced her to undergo weekly random drug testing.

Those days are long gone, of course. Britney has staged a comeback even former legendary bad boy Robert Downey, Jr. would be impressed with. But the mandate from her staff is startling:

Very important: We require you to empty the minibars of all alcohol. And no gifts of wine or any other alcoholic beverages, please.

So far, the singer has been all business and has certainly impressed boss Simon Cowell. "In the past, we've had judges who never say no. She can't say no quick enough on this show," he has said. "She's quite difficult to please. But she's a fascinating person and I got to like her a lot." We do too. It's hard not to root for Britney after watching her grow up in the spotlight, battle some really embarrassing demons, and then overcome them. She's clearly back on top and we just hope she stays there.

Do you think Britney is back and better than ever?


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