Last night, TMZ broke the news that Britney Spears would not be returning as a judge on Reality TV talent show and American Idol-knockoff, The X-Factor.
The gossip e-rag also reported, via anonymous insider, that Spears is considering recording a new album and getting back on her tour grind.
We suspect that this recent erratic behavior involves nothing less than a vast moronic conspiracy involving Brit, Will.I.Am., MDMA, and even MDNA. That's right: Madonna!
Cue the violins and select the noir-est Instagram filter, 'cause this plot is thick.