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Britney's Dad: I Need More Money to Run Her Life

Plus, handlers have strict rules for interviews

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father, Jamie, has been in charge of her since she was placed under conservatorship in 2008, and he thinks it's about time for a raise, Radar reports. "I continue to perform services to protect and care for Britney’s person and to administer her estate in... More »

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 »

Spears' Dad Returning Control to Britney

Four years after meltdown, Britney ready to regain her life

(Newser) - Four years after Britney Spears spiraled out of control, her father is happy with her progress and wants to end his control over her finances and life this year, perhaps as early as February, reports the Daily Mail . Jamie Spears was named conservator in 2008 , after the singer suffered from... 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 »

While Dad's Away, Brit Will Play

Plus, Jamie cracks whip on fan site

(Newser) - Jamie Spears’ legal conservatorship over daughter Britney is fraught with tension, the New York Daily News reports. Brit let loose recently while Jamie was away, hooking up with a 21-year-old backup dancer. “Britney was a bad girl,” a source says. The fling “wasn’t serious,” but... More »

Brit's Paparazzo Ex Served With Restraining Order

(Newser) - Adnan Ghalib, the paparazzo who briefly dated Britney Spears, may not contact her or come within 100 yards of the singer for 3 years, People reports. The ruling, handed down by a Los Angeles judge today, was sought by Spears’ father Jamie, who has legal conservatorship over the troubled star... 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 »

Britney: No Tour if My Kids Can't Come

K-Fed's lawyers blocking agreed- upon travel plans

(Newser) - Britney Spears will cancel her tour if Kevin Federline’s lawyers block an agreement letting her take the kids, sources tell TMZ. Brit, K-Fed, and Jamie Spears privately agreed on a plan for the singer to tote the tots. But Federline’s legal team has objected to the idea for... 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 »

Britney: 'I Feel Like an Old Person Now'

Pop star discusses her new life, dating, her kids, and her ex

(Newser) - Britney Spears is picking up the pieces in her new—and incredibly micromanaged—life, USA Today reports. In an interview that hits stands Friday, the pop star tells Rolling Stone magazine, “I feel like an old person now. I go to bed at, like, 9:30 every night. I... More »

Brit: 'My Life Is Worse Than Jail'

Pop princess complains in documentary

(Newser) - Britney Spears thinks her post-breakdown life might be more enjoyable behind bars, the Daily Telegraph reports. In a new documentary airing on MTV on November 30, Spears says her life is “too in control.” The singer, whose dad was granted post-meltdown control of her affairs, believes she’s... More »

Brit Dishes on Her Dark Days

Pop star gives first interview since breakdown

(Newser) -  In her first interview since her well-publicized breakdown, Britney Spears talks about her dark days over the last 2 years, and tells OK! magazine that she hopes her sons shun celebrity, and “have a more normal childhood.” She also says she's "writing every day," and... 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 »

Britney's Dad Selling Her Mansion

Troubled singer seeking more privacy

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father has been given court permission to put the star's Los Angeles mansion up for sale. The singer is looking for a new home with more privacy and open space to raise her sons, a source told People. Spears and her dad are also planning a trip to... More »

Babysitting Brit Nets Dad a 6-Figure Gig

Jamie Spears pulls down $2,500 a week to get his pop princess back on track

(Newser) - Not a bad gig: Jamie Spears is pulling down $130,000 a year—all for babysitting his own wayward daughter, reports People. Since Spears quietly quit his catering job in February and made rehabbing Britney's image his full-time career, he's pulled down $2,500 a week from his eldest daughter's... More »

Weekend With Mel Gibson Part of Brit's Rehab

Helping pop princess 'in crisis' behind jaunt to Costa Rica

(Newser) - Mel Gibson and wife Robyn are building on attempts to help with ex-neighbor Britney Spears' personal rehabilitation with a getaway to their Costa Rica pad, People reports. The group, also including Brit's dad, jetted there yesterday "for a few days to relax." Gibson and Spears have met up... More »

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