Best of 2008

She's Back! How Britney Turned Her Year Around

After a rocky time, the birthday girl is making music, winning awards – and spending time with her boys


Spears gets in the driver's seat – in a pint-sized Cadillac Escalade! – during a sunny playdate with her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James (not pictured) on June 5. A few week's earlier, ex-husband Kevin Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said the pop star's relationship with his client had improved.