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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 »

Ex-Manager Owes Us $123K: Brit's Lawyers

Plus, Kiefer and Brooke speak out over headbutt, more

(Newser) - Britney Spears’ legal team slapped Sam Lutfi with a 3-year restraining order—and now they’re going after his money, People reports, asking a court to order the erstwhile manager to reimburse Spears $123,142 in legal fees. They also want $72,292 from similarly restrained ex Adnan Ghalib. Elsewhere:... More »

Britney Pals Slapped With Restraining Order

Court grants Britney's dad's request to keep ex-manager away from his daughter

(Newser) - A Los Angeles court has ordered former manager Sam Lutfi and lawyer Jon Eardley to stay away from Britney Spears for the next three years, People reports. Britney's father—who filed the request—charges that the men have harassed his daughter and tried to undermine the agreement giving him control... More »

Dad 'Blackmailing' Britney, Court Told

She sneaked star a secret cell phone

(Newser) - Chafing under her dad's control, Britney Spears wants to hire her own lawyer, People reports. The sister of Spears' former manager, Sam Lutfi, told an LA court yesterday that she recently sneaked the singer a cellphone so she could call Lutfi and ask for help without her father knowing. "... More »

Brit's Dad Wins Extension of Restraining Order

He texted her continuously to reach Brit, stylist testifies

(Newser) - An LA court yesterday extended the restraining order against Britney Spears' ex-manager, ex-boyfriend, and another man who've been accused of trying to influence the troubled pop star, People reports. Her father and conservator, Jamie Spears, had requested the extension. At a hearing yesterday, the singer's hairstylist testified the ex-manager, Sam... More »

Britney's Dad Seeks Restraining Order

(Newser) - Britney Spears' dad yesterday asked an LA court for help in keeping the troubled pop star away from three men he fears are attempting to interfere with her recovery. Jamie Spears, who has legal control of his 27-year-old daughter's affairs, appeared weary as he offered a peek into daily life... More »

Docs Called as Britney Throws Tantrum

Spears suffers panic attack under tour, lawsuit pressure

(Newser) - Britney Spears is buckling under pressure as her world tour approaches, the Telegraph reports. The 27-year-old threw temper tantrums so severe her dad called a doctor. “Britney is in danger of not going on tour,” a source whispers. “She fears her performance will be branded a flop.... 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 »

Britney Ex-Pals Hit With Restraining Orders

Ex-manager, ex-boyfriend accused of undermining conservatorship

(Newser) - Britney Spears' family has obtained restraining orders against ex-manager Sam Lutfi, ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, and a lawyer, sources tell TMZ. Lutfi and Ghalib, frequent companions during Britney's breakdown last year, are accused of conspiring to undermine her conservatorship arrangement. Spears herself is terrified of them both and wants to see... More »

Brit Says Bye-Bye to Sam Lufti

Restraining order's up, but he's still kicked to the curb

(Newser) - A restraining order was lifted yesterday against Sam Lufti, the man by Britney Spears' side during her string of embarrassing mishaps earlier this year. But he won't be seeing her any time soon, reports AP. The singer "does not want to be further harrassed or contacted" by her former... 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 »

Spears Pal Strikes Back Against Dad

Ex-manager asks court to spring Britney from family control

(Newser) - Britney Spears' former manager and pal Sam Lutfi is trying to liberate her from her family's control by getting her case moved from Los Angeles to federal court, E! reports.  He's arguing in a petition that Jamie Spears is unfit to oversee his daughter's life and that she's being... 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 »

Brit's Dad Gets Control Until Valentine's Day

Attorney tries to block dad's conservatorship of Spears' $40M assets

(Newser) - A California court has extended control over the affairs of troubled pop star Britney Spears to her father until February 14, reports the Los Angeles Times. The judge also appointed a physician to report on Spears' mental condition at a hearing next week. The singer is currently at UCLA Medical... 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 »

Britney Grilled on Parenting

Spends two hours giving deposition

(Newser) - After skipping out on earlier court-ordered depositions, troubled pop star Britney Spears finally spent more than two hours yesterday being grilled about her fitness as a mother by attorneys for ex-hubby Kevin Federline. The 26-year-old singer was questioned at the lawyers' offices about drug use and her often erratic behavior,... More »

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