Do We Have the Old Britney Back?
With dad in control, Spears is out of the spotlight and back in the gym
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 10:08 PM CDT
Allan Parachini, public information director for Los Angeles Superior Court, right at podium, fields questions from the media about Britney Spears' legal case.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Britney Spears might be on the rebound, as the court-appointed custodianship of her father shepherds her back to her kids, the gym, and the recording studio, Reuters reports. Apart from a minor traffic accident, the pop star has been out of the news and out of the hospital, focusing instead on mending broken relationships. Even people paid to watch her are pleasantly surprised.

“She has almost come back from the dead," said Harvey Levin, whose TMZ.com racks up hits when Britney goes off the rails. "She is happy again, she seems stable. She is seeing her kids again, she is trying to get her recording career back. The crazy conduct is not there anymore. She is a different human being from how she was three months ago."