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Britney Spears' Dad Wins Order Against 'Predator'

Ex-manager Sam Lutfi can't contact singer, family for 5 years

(Newser) - A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears' former manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny reached the decision after hearing testimony from the ex-manager, 44-year-old Sam Lutfi, and from Spears'... More »

Manager: Britney's Hiatus Might 'Never' End

Larry Rudolph says she's not ready to perform, 'meds stopped working'

(Newser) - Britney Spears "should not be going back to do this Vegas residency—not in the near future and possibly never again," according to her longtime manager. Larry Rudolph provides background on the January decision to postpone the start of Spears' latest Las Vegas residency in an interview with... More »

Britney Gets Restraining Order to Keep 'Parasite' Away

Ex-manager Sam Lutfi has been harassing Spears and her family, filing claims

(Newser) - Britney Spears' recent stint in a mental health facility wasn't exactly stress-free. The 37-year-old singer, taking time for herself amid her father's health woes , has been granted a new restraining order against former manager Sam Lutfi, described in her filing as a "parasite" who "began a... More »

Britney Spears to Spend Month in Mental Health Facility: Report

Sources say the singer checked in a week ago amid stress over her dad's health

(Newser) - Back in January, Britney Spears put her new Las Vegas show on hold so she could be with her dad as he recovered from some serious health issues. Now, as those health issues continue, sources say Spears' stress over them has increased to the point that she checked herself into... More »

'Family First': Britney Puts Show on Hold for Dad

Singer's lucrative Vegas gig on hiatus as father Jamie Spears recovers from health scare

(Newser) - Britney Spears won't be starting her new Vegas gig—expected to be another huge money-maker—in February after all. The singer announced that her "Domination" show is on hiatus so she can be with her father as he recovers from a serious health scare, reports People . Jamie Spears,... More »

More Trouble for Heather Locklear

Sources say Locklear's family is considering a conservatorship

(Newser) - Might Heather Locklear end up under a conservatorship just like Britney Spears did? After two arrests (one in February and one in June ) and other problems in recent months, TMZ and other outlets reported Monday that the 57-year-old actress had been hospitalized under an involuntary psychiatric hold over the... More »

Get Some Ice Water for the Sexiest Music Video Ever

We forgot how steamy "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak was

(Newser) - Sex on the beach, a gyrating half-naked Prince, and what amounts to a mostly clothed orgy. These are just some of the sights in the sexiest music videos of all time, according to Rolling Stone . The top five: More »

Russian Hackers Lurk in Britney Spears' Instagram

Instructions for malware hidden in spam-like comments

(Newser) - Britney Spears has become the unwitting accomplice of Russian hackers. It seems that one group in particular, called Turla, puts comments on her Instagram posts that seem like spam but are actually a kind of hidden code that provide instructions for its malware, reports security company ESET . As Engadget explains,... More »

Jamie Lynn Tried in Vain to Pull Daughter From Pond

Maddie was trapped underwater by seat belt, safety netting: police

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband were just 100 yards away when Spears' 8-year-old daughter Maddie swerved to avoid a drainage ditch and drove an ATV into a pond on the family's property around 3pm Sunday. "The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before... More »

Hackers to Blame for Britney's 'Death'

Bob Dylan's 'Rest in peace @britneyspears' tweet was probably a hack job, too

(Newser) - As the world continued to mourn the death of pop singer George Michael , Britney Spears' fans also felt their hearts stop Monday morning due to a series of tweets sent out from Sony's Music Global account. "RIP @britneyspears," read the first tweet, per TMZ (which has screenshots... More »

Celine Dion Raps on Ellen

Shows off her chops, but won't say that B-word

(Newser) - Take a 48-year-old Canadian crooner, put her on a daytime talk show, and arm her with rap lyrics, and you have, well, you have the makings of Monday's Ellen Show, reports CNN . Declaring, "my career is going to end tonight," Celine Dion nonetheless gamely belted out lyrics... More »

Should Britney Regain Control of Her Life?

The 'New York Times' delves in

(Newser) - The Britney Spears of today is so different from the head-shaving, window-smashing Britney Spears of 2008 that she's almost unrecognizable—yet she's still under a conservatorship. In an extensive piece, the New York Times traces Spears' journey over the past eight years, noting that today, the 34-year-old has... More »

Top 6 Highest-Earning Women in Music

So. Much. Moola.

(Newser) - Forbes published its list of the world's highest-paid women in music this week. And once again Sarah McLachlan is nowhere to be found despite what we assume is a lucrative ad deal with Big Tears . No, it appears the real moneymakers are popular world tours and hit singles.... More »

5 Celebrity Restaurants That Failed

J.Lo's foray into food wasn't as successful as her acting and music career

(Newser) - There are few industries as volatile as the restaurant biz, but that doesn't seem to stop celebrities from plunking down the money needed to open up a restaurant. Below is just a small sampling of celebs whose eateries went belly up:
  1. Steven Spielberg's Dive!: What could go wrong
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Britney Spears Cancels Shows After Onstage Fall

Though at the time she carried on like a champ

(Newser) - The latest star to take a nasty fall onstage : Britney Spears on Wednesday night in Vegas. The resulting ankle injury has forced the pop star to reschedule her performances in Sin City tonight and tomorrow night. A statement from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino where Spears performs her "... More »

5 Stars Hospitalized After Breakdowns

And other mental health issues

(Newser) - Ireland Baldwin recently checked into rehab " to just get away for a little bit " and deal with "emotional trauma"—and Radar rounds up 10 other celebrities who've been hospitalized, sometimes involuntarily, for mental health issues:
  • Britney Spears was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold in
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10 Celebrities With Weird Insecurities

Hairy foreheads, stubby thumbs, and more

(Newser) - Celebrities may have access to plastic surgeons and be able to work out all day like it's their job (because it kind of is) but they still have their own weird assortment of hangups about their bodies like normal people. Below are 10 famous folks who went public with... More »

11 Celeb Secrets Dished by the Household Help

Including more than you wanted to know about Ryan Gosling's bathroom habits

(Newser) - Having a housekeeper or an assistant is apparently dangerous business in Hollywood: Radar rounds up 26 famous employers who've had their secrets dished by such employees.
  • Christina Aguilera: A few years back, staffers revealed that they were constantly picking up maid and nurse costumes off the floor, because Aguilera
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Britney Spears' Ex Killed by Taliban

John Sundahl had helped singer beat alcoholism

(Newser) - A man Britney Spears dated during her darkest days has been fatally shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Mirror reports. Spears met John Sundahl at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2007, and he was credited with helping her overcome her drinking problems—he was in her life during... More »

7 Stars Who've Allegedly Shoplifted

These celebrities got caught red-handed

(Newser) - Even the most famous among us sometimes have a past: SheFinds rounds up celebrities who've been caught shoplifting. A sampling:
  • Lindsay Lohan was caught on video leaving a store wearing a $2,500 necklace she hadn't paid for—LiLo said she just borrowed it , but she ended up
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