Looks like all those trips to the recording studio as of late aren't "just for fun," as her re-hired manager Larry Rudolph has publicly stated. According to The Sun, Britney is determined to release a studio album late this year, and has been amazing in the studio: "impressive demos from recent studio work reignited their faith and they are confident she can crush aging Whitney in a titanic Christmas LP scrap."
A label source said: "Britney has been on fire in the studio of late. During recording sessions for the last album she was consumed by her chaotic private life. But she is determined to make a triumphant comeback. Top brass have been amazed by the quality of tracks they've heard."
Looks like we'll have to wait and see. I'd prefer a simple "Blackout" re-release while she continues her path of healing. 2 new singles, a remix, new photoshoot and wa-la. Wonder what tricks Britney's got up her sleeve.