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Woman Held Against Will in Psych Ward Is Freed

Christina Schumacher was there 5 weeks after husband murdered their son

(Newser) - A judge in Vermont has ordered that a grieving mother held against her will in a psychiatric hospital for more than five weeks can go free, reports the Burlington Free Press . The case of Christina Schumacher, 48, made national headlines given the circumstances: Her estranged husband committed suicide after killing... More »

Troubled Son 'Outs' Celeb Architect

Son: Meier landed me in psych ward; friends: Dad's straight

(Newser) - Celebrity architect Richard Meier’s son claims his dad locked him up in a mental hospital and is trying to disinherit him for revealing that his 73-year-old dad is gay. Richard Meier's friends insist he's straight, but Joseph Meier plans to write a book "about my tragic experience with... More »

Do We Have the Old Britney Back?

With dad in control, Spears is out of the spotlight and back in the gym

(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... More »

UCLA Staff Peeked Into Brit's Records

Hospital moving to fire 13 after second wave of Spears snooping

(Newser) - A California hospital is trying to terminate some 13 employees, and has already disciplined others, for poking around in Britney Spears’ medical records, the Los Angeles Times reports. The firings come after bosses at UCLA Medical Center specifically warned employees about unnecessary perusal of patient files on the morning of... 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 »

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 »

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