Britney Spears enters our lives next week as a judge on The X Factor, when a new season premieres on Wednesday.
(By the way, Simon Cowell is ticked off that the show is airing opposite The Voice.)
In the meantime, Spears is the cover girl of the October issue of Elle mag, wearing a studded leather Versace dress.
In an inside shot, she sports a Jason Wu blue leather jacket, satin bra and crystal bloomers.
And in another -- featuring her sweetie, Jason Trawick -- she wears suede boot shoes by Kanye West with a black Just Cavalli gown.
But, she says, she really doesn't prefer all the dress-up stuff.
"I love my jeans and my sweats -- I'm really just a tomboy at heart," she tells Elle in the mag hitting newsstands on Sept. 18.
"So it's really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian and be makeup- and hair-ready every time I go out of my house. I'm not a believer in that, you know? On the other hand, when you do wear those sweats, you're like, 'Oh God, I should step it up a notch.' "
On dealing with paparazzi scrutiny, Spears, 30, says she isn't fazed by it. "I guess I've been under the microscope so long that I don't even pay attention to the nonsense anymore. I gave up getting upset about things people make up about me a long time ago."
Maybe fiance Trawick, 40, has helped calm her down.
He hints that she made the first move in their relationship: "It was kind of one of those things where she moved, like, turned around, so we were face-to-face, and then --"
"Okay, that's enough information, sweetie," says Spears. "It was sweet, just say that."