"Circus" pop mom Britney Spears and sons Sean Preston and Jayden James reportedly hopped a plane in L.A. headed for Louisiana for the holiday -- but was there a scare for Spears before takeoff?
Not exactly. Photogs snapped this shot of the Brit's plane with engines smoking in chilly L.A. before leaving the runway. Apparently, it was nothing to be concerned about, as the plane took off as planned -- whisking Spears and family to their homestead in Kentwood. Happy New Year, y'all!