britneyspears_candies.jpgI have two exciting Britney Spears updates for you today... yes, it has been a while hasn't it? In the latest effort to repair her reputation, Britters has signed on to front the latest Candie's campaign (pictured left).

Hello Photoshop! Despite being airbrushed to within an inch of her life, it is lovely to see her back in front of the camera again. The move coincides with her comeback Circus world tour, which officially kicks off in New Orleans today.

An exclusive sneak peek of her dress rehearsal can be watched after the cut!

To find out our other piece of Britney goss, read on...

Speaking of her tour, the singer has recruited the stylish efforts of DSquared2 to design her stage outfits. Dan and Dean Caten have been busy reinterpreting clown, trapeze artist and juggler costumes into sexy looks for Spears and her dancers to get hot and sweaty in.

"It's a a kind of metamorphosis from animal to ringmaster to slave, in keeping with the circus theme," they revealed. "She starts off with the cheetah-head, removes it to become the ring-master and lion-tamer, and then strips off the jacket to reveal a Swarovski-crystal corset, fishnets and thigh-high boots."

Check out a glimpse of her costumes in an exclusive clip of her tour dress rehearsal below!

Do I spot nipple tassels?!1!

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