The British are an open-minded people when it comes to music, but they do not have a long history of embracing American country music. But over the weekend, they threw their doors open for Taylor Swift, who crossed the Atlantic to play two sets at the V Festival in Chelmsford and South Staffordshire in England. While on her trip, she made a few stops in London to Radio 1 for a handful of promotional interviews, where she was again embraced by the British music elite. It's a testament to Swift's abilities both as a songwriter and a performer that she has transcended the traditional yoke of country music to become an international superstar.
She wasn't the only celebrity who spent her weekend on the road, as Britney Spears arrived in New York City to catch a Broadway show before her three-night stint at Madison Square Garden (which starts tonight, so stay tuned to MTV News for wall-to-wall coverage of Spears' mini-residency at the World's Most Famous Arena). Robert Downey, Jr. also found himself in the midst of foreigners as he too traveled to England to promote the upcoming film "Sherlock Holmes" with Jude Law. Click here for all these photos, as well as the complete "Spotted!" archive featuring photos of Beyoncé, Madonna, Lady Gaga and dozens more!