Britney's Rocky Year

The head shaving, the custody issues, the drug accusations – see the path that led to her most recent meltdown. By Brian Orloff

STOPPING THE SHOW

Spears's opening performance at Sept. 9's MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas gets panned by critics and picked apart by fans online. Even Spears herself was disappointed with her showing. "She was just plain nervous because of all the hype," a source told PEOPLE. "She's embarrassed."