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Blind Side Author: Here's Where the Money Went

Michael Oher's suspicion of his caretakers is 'breathtaking,' says Michael Lewis

(Newser) - The author of The Blind Side is standing with the couple at the center of the book, now being sued by the football star they took into their home and their lives. Michael Lewis tells the Washington Post that Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy haven't excluded Michael Oher from...

Blind Side Stunner: Player Sues Couple He Called Parents

Michael Oher, inspiration for book and movie, says the Tuohys deceived him, ripped him off

(Newser) - This will be a jolt for anyone who saw the movie The Blind Side or read the book that preceded it. Michael Oher, the real-life football player at the heart of the story, is suing the couple who famously took him in, reports NBC News . Oher, who went on to...

Spears Posts, Then Deletes New Slam on Her Family

In voice memo, singer blasts defunct conservatorship, says her family 'threw me away'

(Newser) - Britney Spears isn't done speaking out about her now-defunct conservatorship, or the family members she feels kept her locked in it for 13 years. USA Today reports that the 40-year-old singer's latest diatribe came Sunday via a 22-minute voice memo she posted on Twitter and YouTube, though she...

Family: Ferris Bueller Actor Is Being Abused

Edie McClurg, who suffers from dementia, is under a conservatorship

(Newser) - Edie McClurg is known for delivering the line " They think he's a righteous dude " in 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. But her family says the man currently living with the 76-year-old actor, who is under a conservatorship and suffers from dementia, is not a righteous...

It's a 'Major Victory' for Britney Spears

Jamie Spears must answer questions about alleged surveillance under oath

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears must sit for a deposition within the next 30 days, according to a court ruling, which Variety calls a "major victory" for the pop star whose legal team claims her former conservator hired a security firm to monitor her phone and bug her bedroom...

Another Celebrity Conservatorship Is Coming to an End
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Another Celebrity Conservatorship Ends

Judge intends to end Amanda Bynes' 9-year conservatorship

(Newser) - Update: As expected, a judge officially ended Amanda Bynes' conservatorship in a short hearing Tuesday, CNN reports. "Congratulations to Miss Bynes, and good luck," the judge said. Our original story from earlier Tuesday follows:

Amanda Bynes Formally Seeks End of Conservatorship

Actress makes the legal request, and her parents are in favor

(Newser) - Updated: Amanda Bynes says it's time her conservatorship went the way of Britney's . The 35-year-old actress and former child star has formally requested that her nine-year conservatorship end, reports Page Six . "She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary,"...

Britney Spears: My Own Estate Paid to Spy on Me

Her lawyer accuses Jamie Spears of corruption, threatens legal action against Jamie Lynn

(Newser) - The Spears sisters' squabble continues to escalate , with Britney now threatening to sue Jamie Lynn if she doesn't stop making "derogatory" statements about her while promoting a memoir full of "misleading or outrageous claims." "She will not tolerate it, nor should she," reads a...

Britney Fans Now on a Mission to Help Star Trek Actress

Friend, supporters fear abuse in conservatorship of Nichelle Nichols, 89, who played Nyota Uhura

(Newser) - Two months after Britney Spears was freed from her conservatorship , #FreeBritney supporters continue their shouts of "Hey hey, ho ho, the conservatorship has got to go!" This time, they're speaking up in the case of 89-year-old Nichelle Nichols, one of the first Black women to hold a...

Britney Talks Losing Faith in God, 'Awful Things' Done to Her

40-year-old star says conservatorship experience made her 'scared' of music industry

(Newser) - Britney Spears is thrilled that her longtime conservatorship is finally coming to a close , but that doesn't mean it hasn't left deep scars. On Monday, the 40-year-old singer posted what the Guardian calls a "lengthy note" on Instagram that shares her feelings of late, especially regarding why...

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...

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,...

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,...

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