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Judge Tosses Lawsuit by Britney's Ex-Manager

All claims by Sam Lutfi against pop star, family dismissed

(Newser) - Sorry, Sam: A judge has thrown out the lawsuit brought by Britney Spears' ex-manager. The move lets the Spears family off the hook after Sam Lutfi alleged libel, battery, and breach of contract. Brit's parents, Jamie and Lynn, had filed a motion yesterday to eliminate Lutfi's battery claim... More »

Britney Spears: Former Meth Addict?

That's what Sam Lutfi argues as his lawsuit opens

(Newser) - Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lutfi is suing her parents and conservators for millions, claiming he had an agreement to get 15% of her earnings—and of course, since Lutfi was Britney's confidante during her head-shaving phase, the first day of the trial yesterday included some scandalous claims. Lutfi'... More »

4 Years Later, Britney's Still 'Heavily Monitored'

Spears' family, friends just trying to keep her safe, source says

(Newser) - Britney Spears' life, at least as reported by Radar , does not sound all that fun. More than four years after her conservatorship started, her cell phone and Internet use are still "restricted and heavily monitored," a source tells the gossip site. Of course, all of this is "... More »

Mom: Britney Mentally Unsound

Spears is too wacky to give deposition, parents argue

(Newser) - Remember crazy Britney Spears? She seems to have been tootling along rather well. But apparently she's still a tad mentally incapacitated. That's what her parents are arguing in court as they battle a lawsuit from booted manager Sam Lutfi, reports KSFM . He's suing Brit's mom, Lynne,... More »

Jamie Lynn Dumps Baby Daddy for Bizman

Britney's kid sis moves back in with mom

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears has dumped her baby daddy and is dating a 28-year-old Louisiana businessman. Britney's baby sister, who had a baby of her own at 16, has left the Mississippi home she shared with Casey Aldridge last month, reports People . Spears, 18, had planned to marry her construction worker... More »

Ex-Manager Sues Britney

Lutfi claims Spears family sought to 'destroy' him

(Newser) - A former associate is suing Britney Spears and her family for libel and defamation, TMZ reports. Sam Lutfi claims matriarch Lynne Spears’ tell-all book Through the Storm contains numerous false claims about him, part of a “campaign of lies and intimidation" to destroy his reputation and "drive him... More »

Lynne: Brit a 'Very Normal' Mom

Singer's mom opens up on star's recovery

(Newser) - As Britney Spears turns her chaotic life around, mom Lynne says she’s doing great and is “a wonderful mother,” People reports. The Spears matriarch recently spoke to GMTV to promote her memoir, and the pop star predictably came up in conversation. Lynne discussed Brit’s breakdown and... More »

Mama Spears Complains Palin 'Celebrated' for Preggo Teen

Her daughter, on other hand, was 'crucified'

(Newser) - Lynne Spears has gone on the offensive, telling Newsweek that a "hypocritical" press and public "crucified" her family when Jamie Lynn got pregnant at 16, but "celebrated" Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin for her daughter Bristol's teen pregnancy. "It's a totally different reaction." More »

Mom: Britney Had Booze, Sex, Drugs ... All by Age 15

Lynne Spears' new memoir reveals daughter's downward spiral

(Newser) - Britney Spears started boozing at 13, lost her virginity at 14, and took drugs at 15, mother Lynne Spears writes in her upcoming memoir, Through the Storm. The Sun reports that in the book due Sept. 16, Lynne expresses regret for letting her daughter become a sex object and believes... More »

Mommy Spears-est Memoir Unshelved

Parenting book had been on hold after Jamie Lynne turned up preggers

(Newser) - Lynn Spears’ book about raising daughters Britney and Jamie Lynn will hit stores in the fall, the publisher tells People. Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World was shelved when Jamie Lynn became pregnant last year. A spokesman for the publisher says the... More »

Brit Behavin' in Sitcom Cameo

Sharpens her acting chops for CBS' How I Met Your Mother

(Newser) - Britney Spears is acting like a lady on the set of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, her cast-mates report—and Spears is "having a blast" herself, she tells People. Spears arrived promptly for work at a Los Angeles studio early yesterday morning, then again this afternoon... More »

Spears Battles K-Fed Over $1M Legal Bill

She's placed on a weekly $1,500 spending limit

(Newser) - Britney Spears is battling her ex over a $1 million legal bill related to the custody fight over their two sons. The court held off yesterday on ruling on the fees, and instead ordered Spears to stick to a $1,500-a-week spending limit, reports Reuters. Spears' attorney argued that the... More »

Cops Probe Claim Britney Was Drugged

Manager dosed her, mom charges in deposition

(Newser) - As Britney Spears' True Hollywood Story unfolds in real time, the latest dust-up centers on mother Lynne Spears' accusations that her daughter was drugged by former manager Sam Lutfi. The LAPD is working "to determine if laws have been violated" in response to Lynne's deposition claiming that Lutfi told... More »

Brit's Parents Fear Her Life's 'At Risk'

Pop star released from psych ward without their consent

(Newser) - Britney Spears' parents are terrified of the potentially life-threatening consequences of their daughter's release against the recommendations of her psychiatrist from UCLA Medical Center, where she was being treated for mental problems. "We are deeply concerned and believe her life is at risk," said the singer's parents, who... More »

Britney Checks Out of LA Hospital

Pop star quietly leaves psych ward; Spears' next step uncertain

(Newser) - Britney Spears was released today from the psychiatric ward at a Los Angeles hospital, just six days after entering the facility under an intense media spotlight. The pop diva avoided the glare today, slipping out of UCLA Medical Center amid a throng of private security. Spears was possibly headed for... More »

Lynne Spears: Manager Drugged, Abused Britney

Pal Sam Lufti 'claims to control everything'

(Newser) - Britney Spears' manager has been drugging and verbally attacking the singer, her mom said in papers filed to support her application for a restraining order against Sam Lutfi. Lynne Spears says in a document dated Jan. 31 that Lutfi "claims to control everything"—he cut her daughter's phone... More »

Jamie Spears Given Control Over Britney

Furious singer doesn't want parents in charge, but court disagrees

(Newser) - Britney's dad is taking charge of the hospitalized singer's affairs, at least for the very short term. A Los Angeles court yesterday assigned Jamie Spears as conservator of her person and estate, meaning he has temporary control over her medical care and assets, MTV reports. The situation will be reassessed... More »

Brit Flees Family Intervention

Flies to New Jersey to avoid repeat pscyh ward stay

(Newser) - LA’s favorite tabloid fodder skipped town last night, avoiding a planned “family intervention,” which, published rumor had it, would look a lot like being dragged off to the psych ward by the cops again. Britney Spears and her paparazzo boyfriend hopped a private jet to New Jersey,... More »

Dr. Phil Cancels Spears Show

Situation 'too intense,' he claims, but Brit's parents charge he violated singer's privacy

(Newser) - Celebrity TV shrink Dr. Phil has canceled an interview with Britney Spears' parents, but the reasons are hotly debated. The host says he called off the sit-down because the situation is "too intense" right now, but the Spears family insists they cut him off after he visited Britney in... More »

Jamie Lynn's Beau May Not Be Baby Daddy

Insider says pregnant teen won't reveal father's name

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears’ longtime beau may not be the father of her unborn child, reports. A “family insider” says the 16-year-old won’t reveal the father’s name, and friends and family don’t remember Spears and Casey Aldridge dating as seriously as she says. “Jamie... More »

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