Lorraine Ali of Newsweek hung out with Britney Spears as she was promoting her forthcoming album ‘In the Zone’. Ali says of the disc, “The record—created by everyone from Moby to R. Kelly—is actually pretty amazing. Its beats are crisp and club-savvy, its production inspired. All that’s missing is the singer: Spears’ breathy voice and orgasmic groans are simply decoration.” Ali also wasn’t impressed with Spears’ “beauty contestant’s rehearsed monologue” when conducting interviews, but caught the singer off guard when she talked about the South Asian musical influences on her latest effort, she says she’s “been into a lot of Indian spiritual religions.” When asked if one of them is Hinduism, she says, “What’s that? Is it like Kabbalah?” The complete story at thedailybeast.com has since been removed.