Jamie Spears Given Control Over Britney

Furious singer doesn't want parents in charge, but court disagrees
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2008 6:44 AM CST
Jamie Spears Given Control Over Britney
In this image from APTN video, Lynne Spears, center, Britney Spears' mother is shown leaving UCLA Medical Center with two unidentified people, early Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Los Angeles. Britney Spears's father Jamie has been given temporary control over his daughter's medical care and assets. (AP...   (Associated Press)

(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 on Monday, but in the meantime he's calling the shots, and the singer isn't happy.

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From her hospital room, the crumbling pop tart reportedly railed against her parents, screaming "Nobody's taking my house!" in a British accent. The Spears, meanwhile, have filed a restraining order against their daughter's pal and manager, Sam Lufti, whom Britney may have been given power of attorney—though her ability to make such a decision at the time is being questioned. (Read more Britney Spears stories.)

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