The New York Post hears that Jive is even more worried about Britney Spears after the singer backed out of recording a duet with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. “It’s crazy,” an insider opined. “She’s looking for a comeback, and this would have not only been a huge hit, but something she could have opened the MTV Video Awards with and really blown everyone away.” As for the label’s reaction: “People at Jive have been with Britney since album one, and have an investment in her. They have faith that once the material is there, she will become focused and step it up. She’s very competitive, but at the end of the day, it’s hard. She has to do the work – no one can do it for her.” Read more.