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Britney Spears 'Won't Perform While Dad Controls Career'

'She is afraid of her father,' lawyer says

(Newser) - Britney Spears' hiatus from performing will continue for as long as her father continues to run her affairs, the star's lawyer warned in a court hearing Tuesday. "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She also stated that she will not perform as... More »

Court Documents Reveal Who Controls Britney's Fortune

Sister Jamie Lynn Spears named as estate trustee

(Newser) - New court filings show Britney Spears' millions of dollars have a new caretaker. Jamie Lynn Spears, 29, was chosen as trustee of her 38-year-old sister's estate two years ago, according to documents filed last week. A 2018 amendment to the SJB Revocable Trust—set up in 2004, four years... More »

ACLU Is Team Britney

Organization says it will back Spears if she wants out of conservatorship

(Newser) - Britney Spears no longer wants her father to serve as her conservator —and now she has the American Civil Liberties Union on her side. Yes, it appears the ACLU may have joined the #FreeBritney movement : "People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their... More »

In Rare Move, Britney Spears Makes Her Wishes Known

In filing, says she is 'strongly opposed' to her father returning as conservator

(Newser) - "The world don't have a clue," Jamie Spears said earlier this month of the #FreeBritney movement. But maybe the 38-year-old pop star does? The New York Times on Tuesday cited a court filing in which Britney Spears expresses that she is "strongly opposed" to her dad... More »

Spears' Dad on #FreeBritney Push: 'World Don't Have a Clue'

Jamie Spears slams 'conspiracy theorists' for trying to get daughter out of conservatorship

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of fans want to #FreeBritney , but one of the people closest to Britney Spears is calling the entire movement a bunch of nonsense. "The world don't have a clue," Jamie Spears, dad of the 38-year-old pop star, tells the New York Post of efforts... More »

125K Want to #FreeBritney

Fans seek end to 12-year conservatorship despite singer's claim she's 'happy'

(Newser) - A #FreeBritney protest is planned Wednesday outside a Los Angeles court, where Britney Spears is to appear remotely to discuss her conservatorship case . So why exactly do fans think the singer—shown recently lounging in a pool and doing yoga on a beach —needs saving? Well, it's complicated.... More »

One Idea: Replace Confederate Statues With Britney Spears

Online petition calls singer 'an inspiration to millions'

(Newser) - A few of the Confederate statues and memorials in Louisiana have been removed in the past few years, but more than 30 are still standing. A petition circulating on Change.org makes a suggestion: Replace the Confederates with statues of "an actual Louisiana hero and influential human being, Britney... More »

Britney Spears: Oops, I Burned Down My Gym

It was a mishap with candles, singer tells fans

(Newser) - Oops, she burned down the gym. Britney Spears shared her workout routine on Instagram on Wednesday from her home gym, which she said she hadn't been able to use for a long time because it caught fire six months ago. "I had two candles, and yeah, one thing... More »

Britney Spears Causes Confusion With Running Claim

She later clarified she was joking

(Newser) - The world's fastest land mammal is the cheetah, but Britney Spears is a very close second, according to Britney Spears. The singer caused quite a bit of confusion on Instagram Wednesday when she claimed to have run the 100-meter dash in less than six seconds, smashing Usain Bolt's... More »

An Abuse Allegation, Then a Move on Britney's Conservator

Dad Jamie Spears steps down from conservatorship for now

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father has served as her conservator for more than a decade , but that just changed, at least for the short term. Billboard reports a Los Angeles judge has approved, at dad Jamie Spears' own request, that he temporarily step down as the official watcher over his 37-year-old daughter'... More »

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 »

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