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Actress' Conservatorship Extended After Quiet Months

Amanda Bynes will stay in her mom's care until at least 2023

(Newser) - Amanda Bynes is going to spend a couple more years under a conservatorship. The actress rose to stardom in the early ‘00s but hit a wall in 2013 when she was 27, with a couple of DUIs and some other legal trouble . Her mom, Lynn, was granted a temporary...

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...

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...

Conservator Tells Britney's Dad: 'Stop the Attacks'

Jamie Spears: Jodi Montgomery wanted singer under psychiatric hold. Montgomery: not what I said

(Newser) - Britney Spears and her new lawyer are still working hard to remove dad Jamie Spears as her conservator, but the latter isn't going down without a fight. On Friday, the 69-year-old filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court stating he wasn't the one behind committing Britney Spears...

With Mom on Board, Britney Spears Moves to Kick Dad to the Curb

Pop star's new lawyer files request to have him removed as conservator

(Newser) - More than a month after her bombshell court testimony , Britney Spears has formally requested that her father be removed from her conservatorship. Spears' new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed a petition in court Monday to have Jamie Spears replaced with Jason Rubin, a certified public accountant, as conservator of the pop...

Britney Spears' Agent: 'I'm Done Being Quiet'

Cade Hudson says he supports #FreeBritney

(Newser) - Cade Hudson, Britney Spears' longtime friend and agent, says he is "officially done being quiet" about the conservatorship arrangement that has controlled her life for the last 13 years. In an Instagram post over the weekend, Hudson spoke out in support of the #FreeBritney movement, TMZ reports. He described...

Britney Has a Message for Her Fake Supporters

Blistering Instagram caption calls out people 'who never showed up'

(Newser) - Britney Spears’ Instagram feed is a front row seat in her conservatorship controversy. A year ago, her fans tried to suss out whether she was in trouble by asking her to wear yellow if she needed help. Friday night, Spears addressed the issue as close to head-on as she ever...

Britney Spears' Conservatorship Issue 'the Tip of the Iceberg'

Politicians lobby for beleaguered pop star, while advocates push for change on all arrangements

(Newser) - The West Coast has had its fair share of the #FreeBritney movement—now it's DC's turn. As the drama continues to play out in Britney Spears' conservatorship case, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have rushed to defend the 39-year-old performer, and to address such related topics...

Spears Hearing Will Deal With Aftermath of Dramatic Speech
Judge Approves
Spears' Choice
for New Lawyer

Judge Approves Spears' Choice for New Lawyer

Mathew Rosengart says he'll move quickly to oust singer's father as conservator

(Newser) - Three weeks after Britney Spears' dramatic comments in court condemning the conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years, a new attorney has been appointed to represent her in the conservatorship. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday approved Spears hiring former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart and...

In Spears' Bid to Dump Conservatorship, a New Name

Ex-federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart is said to be gearing up to represent the singer

(Newser) - Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney wants out of his job , but the singer already seems to have new counsel lined up. A source tells the New York Times that prominent celebrity lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart looks to be Spears' choice to represent her as she fights to cut dad Jamie Spears'...

Lynne Spears: Britney Should Be Allowed to Hire Own Lawyer

'Her capacity is certainly different today than it was in 2008'

(Newser) - Britney Spears' mother says that since her daugher has produced multiple albums, gone on tour, and earned hundreds of millions of dollars since the conservatorship arrangement was introduced in 2008, she should no longer be considered incapable of hiring her own lawyer. In a court filing Tuesday—the same day...

Britney Spears 'Never Had a Chance'
Spears' Conservatorship Was
Decided in Just 10 Minutes

Spears' Conservatorship Was Decided in Just 10 Minutes

She 'never had a chance,' family friend tells 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Britney Spears "never had a chance," says former family friend Jacqueline Butcher, one of dozens of sources Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino spoke to in a stunning New Yorker investigation of the 39-year-old's conservatorship agreement. Butcher says she provided testimony when the arrangement was set up after...

Gaetz Asks Britney Spears to Testify Before Congress

Florida lawmaker says he wants conservatorship laws changed

(Newser) - A week after she testified in a Los Angeles court, singer Britney Spears has been invited to appear before Congress. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote a letter asking Spears to testify on Capitol Hill about her conservatorship, Politico reports, telling her she's been mistreated by the legal system. "...

Britney Spears' Father Calls for Investigation

Lawyers say Jamie Spears hasn't been in charge of her personal affairs since 2019

(Newser) - Britney Spears denounced her father when she spoke out against her "abusive" conservatorship arrangement at a hearing last week—but he says he hasn't been in charge of her personal affairs since September 2019 and wants her claims to be investigated. Lawyers for Jamie Spears filed documents Tuesday...

'Most Unique Conservatorship' Ever Shines a Light on Them All

Britney Spears' predicament has turned the nation's eye on the complexities of such legal arrangements

(Newser) - It's been an intense week for both Britney Spears and her fans. The 39-year-old singer pleaded in court Wednesday for an end to her longtime conservatorship, saying she's been "traumatized" by the 13-year arrangement, which she says has forced her to work, made her take powerful anti-psychotic...

Britney Spears Offers Fans an Apology

For pretending she's been fine these past 2 years

(Newser) - Early supporters of the #FreeBritney movement demanded Britney Spears be freed from her conservatorship even though she claimed she was happy and had an Instagram account that seemed to back that up. In her first public comments since this week's court testimony, where she proved she is very much...

Timberlake, Other Celebs React to Spears' Testimony

'No one should EVER be held against their will'

(Newser) - Britney Spears should be feeling the love after Wednesday's court hearing in Los Angeles, where she pleaded for her 13-year conservatorship to end . The 39-year-old singer said she felt "enslaved" by her father, who "loved the control he had over me," per US Weekly . Jamie Spears...

Britney Spears: 'I'm So Angry It's Insane'

'I just want my life back,' she says, pleading for an end to conservatorship

(Newser) - Britney Spears spoke at a much-anticipated court hearing in Los Angeles Wednesday—and she made it clear that she is very, very unhappy with the court-ordered conservatorship that has been in place for the last 13 years. "It’s my wish and my dream for this to end,"...

'Super Bowl for #FreeBritney' Fans Is Ready for Kickoff
Day for Britney
Fans Has Arrived

'Nerve-Wracking' Day for Britney Fans Has Arrived

Spears is set to make a rare court appearance Wednesday in her conservatorship case

(Newser) - Britney Spears doesn't usually show up personally in court when it comes to her long-running conservatorship case, but that's set to change Wednesday. A day after the New York Times revealed court records indicating Spears has become "sick of being taken advantage of" under the arrangement that'...

Court Records: Spears 'Sick of Being Taken Advantage Of'

She has pushed back against conservatorship for years, NYT reports

(Newser) - Britney Spears will address her 13-year-long conservatorship arrangement in a rare court appearance Wednesday—and court records obtained by the New York Times show that she has been pushing back against the arrangement for a long time. The records show that the 39-year-old singer sought to replace father Jamie Spears...

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