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Britney Spears shares old photo with Justin Timberlake on Instagram

Britney Spears shares old photo with Justin Timberlake on Instagram

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April 10 (UPI) -- Pop music icon Britney Spears shared on Instagram an old photo of her with her sister Jamie Lynn and her former beau, singer Justin Timberlake. The undated snapshot showed Jamie Lynn as a little girl with glasses, laughing with her sibling and Timberlake. Advertisement "Happy belated birthday to this beautiful soul!!!" Spears captioned the image Friday, in honor of actress and singer Jamie Lynn's 30th birthday, which was on April 4. "I love you so much and damn it I wish I was as smart as you at 30!!!! It's weird to say that I was basically your momma when you were younger and yes I'm still older but your soul is and always has been wise !!!! I'm truly and genuinely inspired by your path and the life you have created for your beautiful children and I'm so [expletive] pro...
Britney Spears asks judge to end father’s control over her finances and personal life

Britney Spears asks judge to end father’s control over her finances and personal life

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Britney Spears has officially asked a judge to permanently end her father's control over her finances and personal life.The singer, 39, has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008 after suffering two mental breakdowns. This means her father Jamie Spears, 68, has been in charge of all her financial and personal affairs ever since, temporarily stepping down from the latter role in September 2019 due to health reasons.A care professional called Jodi Montgomery replaced him on a temporary basis, but the star now wants her to be made her conservator permanently.The Los Angeles court documents also show she wants to be able to completely end the controversial arrangement entirely if necessary. ...
Will Framing Britney Spears be a moment of reckoning for the celebrity media?

Will Framing Britney Spears be a moment of reckoning for the celebrity media?

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Getty Images"Everybody's talking all this stuff about me. Why don't they just let me live?"So sang Britney Spears on her 2004 single My Prerogative.More than 15 years on, in the week that a new documentary, Framing Britney Spears, aired in the US, those words are echoing once again.The New York Times film turns the spotlight on the singer's treatment by the press before her public breakdown in 2007 and the ongoing dispute over her conservatorship - an arrangement that means she doesn't control many aspects of her own life and career.The documentary has led to renewed criticism about her treatment within the bubble of 00s celebrity culture, and has sparked some soul-searching in the media."We are all to blame for what happened to Britney Spears," read an apology from Glamour magazine to the...
Britney Spears loses bid to stop her father’s control – and says she won’t perform if he remains in charge

Britney Spears loses bid to stop her father’s control – and says she won’t perform if he remains in charge

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Britney Spears is scared of her father and will not resume her singing career while he has power over it, her lawyer has said.Samuel D Ingham III was requesting that Spears' father James be suspended from his role in the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and career for 12 years. He told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny: "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career."The judge declined to suspend Mr Spears' role but did say she would consider future petitions for his suspensions or removal.Mr Spears' lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen said her client had a perfect record as conservator, which has seen the singer go from being in debt to being worth well over $ 60m. ...
Britney Spears asks court to remove dad’s control over personal life

Britney Spears asks court to remove dad’s control over personal life

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Britney Spears has asked a court not to return her father to a role that gave him control over many aspects of her life and career.Jamie Spears has been his daughter's legal conservator for 12 years, due to concerns around her mental health.He temporarily stepped aside from the role overseeing her personal affairs in 2019, citing his own health problems.Some of Spears' fans believe she was forced into the arrangement, and have been running a #FreeBritney campaign.What has Britney now said? "Britney is strongly opposed to James' return as conservator of her person," according to a court document filed to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles.It explained that t...