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Phew, I…okay. Well. Wow — sure.

To say a lot has happened in the World of Britney in the past 48 hours — or should I say #PLANETBRITNEY — is probably the understatement of the year.

First of all, “Work Bitch” leaked. Then, it hit VEVO, iTunes and Spotify. And now, it’s sitting pretty at #2 on iTunes, just below Miley‘s “Wrecking Ball.” (I’m not going to say Miley’s engagement end announcement today was vengeful #BANGERZPROMO, but I did hear that Liam Hemsworth bought “Work Bitch” on iTunes the night before.)

But Britney’s only just begun (having her fun) (REFERENCE): As TMZ reported earlier this afternoon, Brit Brit is currently preparing for a casual trek into the Mojave Desert at 4 in the morning on a helicopter tonight to perform “Work Bitch” for Good Morning America and formally announce her long rumored, long confirmed, long delayed Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood.

From TMZ:

We’re told Britney will unveil plans for her big new Planet Hollywood show from an undisclosed location in the Mojave desert at around 4AM PT, and it will be broadcast live on “GMA.”

It’s going to be huge — 1,350 participants will be bused from Vegas to the desert. And get this … all attendees must be between 5′ and 6′ tall … we don’t know why.

As for Brit … she’ll be arriving via helicopter.

All told, we’ve learned the show announcing the show will cost roughly $100,000 — including $27,176 to bus all the people (28 buses total), $4,200 for tents, and $5,154 for craft services … which includes 2,100 bottles of water, coffee, 918 Gatorades, and 567 Red Bulls.

We’re told Britney will be performing her new single “Work Bitch,” and she’ll then blast specifics about her new show that debuts in December. In case you can’t wait, we have a bunch of particulars, including what she’ll be raking in.

Once again, just to reiterate: Britney Spears. Middle of the desert. “Work Bitch.” 4 AM. Vegas.

Nothing weird or unusual (you) about any of that — it just sounds like THE MOST IMPRESSIVE/INSANE POP SPECTACLE OF THE YEAR.

Then, there’s the new promo photos — they’re coming. Quickly.

That photo above of the Pop Princess-turned-Queen of Pop looking like a regal goddess serving classy “My Prerogative” realness?

Yep, that’s new.

And this photo right below?

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Yeah, this one of Godney giving you Illuminati Vegasney? That popped up on Ticketmaster today under “Britney Spears” — along with this new seating chart at Planet Hollywood called “Britney Spears with Balcony.”

I…can’t. I just…

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Good luck sleeping — see you at 4 AM PST/7 AM EST.

“Work Bitch” was released on September 16. (iTunes)