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Lady Gaga Swaps Thank Yous With Tearful Britney Spears

Pop stars addressed end of conservatorship

(Newser) - Lady Gaga spoke out about the broader impact of the ending of Britney Spears' conservatorship, likening it to a win for all women in the music industry. Per People , the "Sour Candy" singer was asked on a red carpet about what Spears had gone through over the last 13...

Britney Spears Talks 'Seeing Cash for the First Time'

Freed from conservatorship, singer says #FreeBritney activists saved her life

(Newser) - It's the "little things" that make all the difference, Britney Spears is finding despite now having access to cash for the first time in years. In a two-minute video posted to Instagram on Tuesday, the 39-year-old singer, who was freed from her 13-year conservatorship last week, thanks #FreeBritney...

Judge Frees Britney Spears From 13-Year Conservatorship

Decision touches off celebration among fans

(Newser) - Britney Spears is free. A Los Angeles judge on Friday ended the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's life and money for nearly 14 years, the AP reports. The decision capped a stunning five-month odyssey that saw Spears publicly demand the end of the conservatorship, hire her own...

Today Could Be a Big Day for Britney

Judge may finally end 13-year conservatorship

(Newser) - As the weekend kicks off, the New York Times has one burning question that's overshadowing all others: "Will the Britney Spears conservatorship end today?" In September, a Los Angeles judge removed Spears' father, Jamie Spears, as the conservator of her $60 million estate after 13 years of pulling...

Britney Reveals New Nugget on Conservatorship

Spears says it was her mom who originally came up with the idea, not her dad

(Newser) - The world has put Jamie Spears on blast for being the mastermind behind Britney Spears' conservatorship, but it looks like we may have all overestimated his mental chops. "My dad is not smart enough to ever think of a conservatorship," the 39-year-old pop star said Tuesday in a...

Nonprofit Tells Jamie Lynn to Keep Her Money

Mental health organization declines donation from Britney's sister

(Newser) - A mental health nonprofit would like to stay out of the #FreeBritney kerfuffle, apparently. Britney Spears’ younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, has a memoir coming out in January, Entertainment Weekly reports. It’s called Things I Should Have Said and, in a post on Instagram , Jamie Lynn she first got...

After Big Win in Court, a NSFW Celebration for Britney

Spears posts topless, nude photos of herself on Instagram while on vacation

(Newser) - "Having the time of my life here!" Britney Spears wrote on Instagram Thursday from an undisclosed tropical location, just one day after a Los Angeles judge replaced her dad, Jamie Spears, as conservator of her estate. But that wasn't Spears' only post—the 39-year-old singer also put...

#FreeBritney Has Now Morphed Into #FreeAmanda

Spears fans are slowly turning the spotlight onto the conservatorship of actress Amanda Bynes

(Newser) - As Britney Spears emerges from under the thumb of her father and, perhaps eventually, her conservatorship overall, her fans have turned their attentions to another famous female conservatee. TMZ caught up with multiple "Free Britney" supporters at a Los Angeles rally this week to ask what they'll do...

Jamie Spears Claims Court's Move Is a 'Loss for Britney'

Source says she jumped for joy after he was suspended from conservatorship

(Newser) - Britney Spears fans gathered outside a Los Angeles court cheered Wednesday when a judge ended father Jamie Spears' 13-year control of her financial affairs, calling the conservatorship a "toxic environment." It was a move the singer had long pushed for, but Jamie Spears claimed it was really a...

Court Suspends Father From Britney Spears' Estate

Judge calls situation 'a toxic environment'

(Newser) - Saying "the current situation is not tenable," a Los Angeles judge replaced Britney Spears' father as conservator of her estate on Wednesday at the singer's request. Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny suspended Jamie Spears from the role controlling his daughter's $60 million estate after 13 years,...

Britney Spears' Lawyer Pulls No Punches in Latest Filing

Says Jamie Spears has 'crossed unfathomable lines,' possibly breaking law

(Newser) - Britney Spears' lawyer has responded forcefully to the new documentary and accompanying New York Times report alleging the pop star's father, Jamie Spears, surveilled her phone use and her bedroom . While it's always been clear that the elder Spears was not fit to serve as his daughter's...

Ex-Security Worker Alleges 'Extremely Sensitive' Britney Audio

New documentary says dad Jamie Spears had singer's phone, bedroom surveilled

(Newser) - There's a new documentary out on Britney Spears, and this one makes even more damning allegations against her father, Jamie Spears. In the New York Times' investigatory Controlling Britney Spears, released Friday on FX and Hulu , "key insiders" speak about the conservatorship she's been under since 2008,...

Britney Spears: Boot My Dad, Then End the Conservatorship

Pop star files new court document

(Newser) - Britney Spears agrees with her father: It's time for the conservatorship over her to be terminated. The singer said as much in a court filing Wednesday, the first time she's formally requested an end to the arrangement, the AP reports. But the filing makes clear that it's...

Britney Spears Makes Big Announcement Before VMAs

She's engaged to Sam Asghari

(Newser) - Less than a week after her father filed to end her conservatorship , Britney Spears made a big announcement: She's engaged to Sam Asghari. "I can’t f------ believe it," Spears posted alongside an Instagram video of her with Asghari, giddily showing off her engagement ring. For his...

Huge Victory for Britney Spears in Conservatorship Battle

Her father has filed to end it after 13 years

(Newser) - After 13 years, Britney Spears' conservatorship is one step closer to ending. Her father and the conservator of her estate, Jamie Spears, filed a petition with the Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday to terminate the legal arrangement, NBC News reports. "The conservatorship has helped Ms. Spears get through a...

Good News for Britney Spears, Bad News for Her Ex-Husband

She won't be charged in housekeeper confrontation; her ex gets arrested

(Newser) - Britney Spears won't be charged over a confrontation with her housekeeper last month. Authorities say there was "insufficient evidence" that any crime actually took place, with the housekeeper not injured and the phone, which the woman says Spears slapped out of her hand during an argument about the...

Jamie Spears Is Trying to Extort Britney: Lawyer

Britney's attorney says father is trying to get $2M before stepping down

(Newser) - Britney Spears and her new attorney say her father is trying to get about $2 million in payments before stepping down from the conservatorship that controls her life and money, a move they liken to extortion in a court filing Tuesday. The document filed by lawyer Mathew Rosengart says the...

TMZ: Before Battery Claim, Spears' Dogs Were Taken

Singer suspected father was conspiring with housekeeper: TMZ

(Newser) - A confrontation between Britney Spears and her housekeeper—the subject of a misdemeanor battery investigation —erupted after the housekeeper took away the singer's dogs, according to TMZ . Sources tell the outlet that the housekeeper took both of Spears' dogs to the vet after one of them fell ill...

Employee Files Report Against Spears

Lawyer says there's nothing to the accusation that the star struck a housekeeper

(Newser) - Sheriff's officials in California have opened a misdemeanor battery investigation after an employee reported being struck by pop star Britney Spears. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Spears' house on Monday night, Yahoo Entertainment reports, after being called by a staff member. The sheriff's department said...

Britney Spears' Father Agrees to Quit as Her Conservator

Singer's father calls move 'vindication for Britney'

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father indicated in a court filing Thursday that he will step aside as the singer's conservator. James Spears, his daughter, and their lawyers have battled in court for a year over the issue, and outside court for much longer. Mathew Rosengart, the singer's lawyer, petitioned a...

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