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Pop Rocks: No Enrique? No Problem For Britney.

By now you've all heard the devastating news; not about the continuing problems at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility, though that's still pretty important...I guess - no, I'm of course referring to Enrique Iglesias' decision to bail on the just-announced Britney Spears tour.

Despite a big-time announcement on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, "the deal was not done," the insider explains. "It was strictly a business matter."

Talk that Iglesias resented the idea of "opening" for Spears is also off-base, the source insists.

"It had nothing to do with Enrique's ego or having a problem with opening. It was always a co-headlining tour. . . in fact, Enrique prefers to perform first, as he doesn't like to perform late in the night."

Rather than take the bait of that last sentence, I'll offer another possible explanation: Iglesias isn't scandalous enough to share billing with Britney. Fortunately there's still enough time before the start of the "Femme Fatale" tour to find a more suitable replacement. And as luck would have it, I have a few suggestions.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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