A jury has been seated in Britney Spears’ misdemeanor driving-without-a-license trial.
The panel was completed Thursday morning and opening statements were expected. Police officers, a celebrity Web site employee, and possibly Spear’s father were set to testify.
The pop star, whose new single “Womanizer” is atop the Billboard charts, was not in attendance.
The mostly-female jury includes a schoolteacher and others who work in a variety of industries, including banking, insurance and health care. Some prospective jurors were disqualified when they expressed strong feelings against Spears and the paparazzi.