Archive for January, 2008

Britney Breaks Down Outside House; Denies Entry To Adnan

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The reports we’re getting from our photographers on the scene right now at Britney’s Beverly Hills home are that her paparazzi “boyfriend” Adnan Ghalib was attempting to enter Brit’s private, gated neighborhood and he was denied when the guard called her home!!!

At 5:43 pm, Britney went to the gate of her community, crying with her dog in her arms. Adnan came to the gate, tried to go in, and was denied.

Police were called; they are now at the scene; there’s a police copter in the sky. They’re looking for Adnan in his silver Mercedes SL.

The cops are checking the ID of all cars that pass her neighborhood.

Here’s how it started … Britney and Sam were inside the gates of Brit’s community and Britney got out the car crying, just after 7 pm. Sam got out to try to console her and got angry with photographers who were taking pix and told them to get away.

Not long after, the pap who partied at Britney’s house a week ago, Filipe, picked up Brit and drove her to her house; he left the neighborhood immediately after dropping her off.

By this time, the cops were arriving and Adnan showed up too but was denied entrance to Britney’s neighborhood.

Office George Lopez of the LAPD tells X17online that they received a call by the security team at Britney’s neighborhood because some paparazzi entered the gates of the community. Officers responded to the call and issued citations to the owners of the cars illegally parked on the street in front of the community.

Source: X17

As good as it sounds, Britney was out with Adnan after this incident last night.

Britney Allowed Phone Contact With Her Sons

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Britney Spears is allowed to speak with her children on the telephone but still may not see them, according to court documents released Monday.

“(Spears) is to have telephonic contact with the minor children,” Commissioner Scott Gordon ruled at last week’s hearing. “All prior orders remain in full force and effect.”

The pop singer, 26, has been forbidden to see her sons Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1, for more than three weeks, following her Jan. 3 custody standoff, which ended with her brief hospitalization.

Despite two attempts by her lawyers to regain her visitation rights, Spears cannot see her kids indefinitely, the judge has ruled.

Earlier Monday, Barbara Walters reported that Spears is seeking help for mental issues, according to confidante Sam Lutfi.

Source: People Magazine

Complete Blender Magazine Article About Britney

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In four chaotic, self-destructive, fateful years, Britney Spears hit rock bottom … and kept on falling. Here, the inside story on all that went wrong—her missteps, her meltdowns and what friends say may be her last hope for rescue.

Christmas lights dangle from tree branches in front of the Raffles L’Ermitage, the Beverly Hills hotel where Britney Spears slept last night—and where the paparazzi who keep watch over her now sit waiting. Although she owns a mansion in L.A., she often crashes in hotels because, the press speculate, her cupboards at home are bare: She likes to order room service. Spears is the only celebrity in the world under photographers’ 24-hour watch, a surveillance mode usually reserved for prisoners and suicides. Some of the core group of 15 or so lensmen who call themselves “her paps” pass the stakeout hours online, chatting with women via wireless laptop connections. Some smoke pot. Felix, the team captain for X17, the paparazzi agency with the closest ties to Britney, occasionally looks down at his phone to find a text message from Sam Lutfi, Spears’s confidant and de facto manager since last summer. Felix reads aloud: “She is inside.”

“Britney is money,” says another X17 photographer, standing next to the BMW that pictures of Britney have bought him. Someone tells the story of the day they followed her halfway to Las Vegas. She got takeout from Taco Bell at a rest stop in the desert. Then she turned the car around and drove home. “Britney is crazy,” says another, bemused.

We have been waiting since about 10 A.M., and the thrill, at 8:39 P.M., as two hotel security guards appear at the entrance to the garage, is libidinal: When Britney’s 612-horsepower Mercedes SL65 AMG shoots out of the driveway, rips west on Burton Way and up Foothill Road, it’s sweet release.

Britney drives like a rabbit being chased across a field. Trailed by 15 cars, she signals right, then turns left.  Glides into a left-turn lane, makes a right. On Wilshire Boulevard, slows from 50 miles per hour down to 15, then bangs an illegal U-turn into brake-­screeching traffic. The driver in the lead mutters, “Bitch.”

Then he’s cut off by a Mercedes SL500 steered by Adnan Ghalib, a daredevil-fearless paparazzo who usually rides at the front of the pack.

If Britney has been in hiding all day and her paps have gotten no pictures, they hope for a red light at the top of Coldwater Canyon, the last intersection before her house. Tonight they’re lucky. Britney stops; Ghalib pulls his Benz into the oncoming traffic lane, slams into park and the gang crowds around her car for just less than a minute.

Thus surrounded, Britney, wearing the same outfit she wore last night, doesn’t look at the photographers but focuses on a point in the air a few inches in front of her nose, slowly pivoting her head on the axis of her neck, clicks and flashes dicing her movement like a strobe. She seems to be basking, and she seems to be trapped. Even her vehicle looks resigned: A smashed headlight has been out for weeks, and she’s still driving on a spare tire from a flat she had in October. (Her paps changed it for her.)

When the light turns, the paps scramble back to their cars, Britney turns right, guns it and they let her go. The white car shrinks into the darkness, wriggling up Mulholland toward the gated community where she lives.

The Britney chase feels like a video game where, every moment, you’re sure you’re going to die; yet against all odds, despite all carelessness, nothing kills you. Even the photographers who do this every day admit that they’re scared by it. One X17 videographer warns, “Someone is going to get hurt, man.”

Without prompting, he mimes holding up a camera with one hand and dialing his phone with the other—explaining that the video of an accidental death cannot legally be sold, unless the cameraman can prove he was calling 911 at the same time. Clearly, he’s given this endgame some thought. There’s no way not to ask: Would a video of Britney’s death be the ultimate prize?

“That would be horrible,” he says. “No, no. Nobody wants that.”

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Alli Sims Says Britney's "Fine" But "Worried"

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As Britney Spears’s confidants are being deposed in her child custody case, Alli Sims says Spears is maintaining a positive outlook.

“She does seem happy,” Sims told PEOPLE at Saturday’s Hugo Boss/Glamour Studio Glam suite, of Spears, 26. “I’m sure obviously she’s going through some things, and a lot, right now. That definitely gets to you.

“I’m not saying that everything is fine,” Sims, 26, says. “Obviously, she’s worried about stuff, like we all are. She’s hanging in there. I’m not worried. She’ll get back. She’ll be fine.”

Sims, who has been away from L.A. traveling, is moving into a new apartment in the Brentwood section of the city. She and Spears talk regularly, Sims says.

“I talked to her today, she’s doing good,” Sims explains. “I love her to death. She’s a sweetheart. … We have never had a fight. It’s so funny, because you’re off visiting friends and you’re not here, by her side, they’re like you’re fighting. That’s not true at all.”

Adds Sims, “I’ll probably see her this week.”

Last week, Spears’ paparazzo-turned-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib gave interviews to Entertainment Tonight and The Insider about his personal relationship with Spears. Sims, who has said she does not like Ghalib, has not seen the interview, she says, but that friends told her about it.

“He’s been around, what, three weeks?” Sims tells PEOPLE. “I heard about it just from friends who watched it. I don’t really see the point of that. … I only know him from him following us around for eight months. I don’t personally know him. But I don’t like that vibe.”

Source: People Magazine

Britney Takes Steps Towards Getting Treatment

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Britney Spears appears to be on the receiving end of both personal and professional help.

The “Gimme More” star’s manager-pal Sam Lutfi has confirmed that the troubled singer has begun treatment with a psychiatrist and is back in contact with her estranged mother, Lynne.

Lutfi chose View den mother Barbara Walters as his vessel for the news.

“I can’t vouch for this,” Walters qualified Lutfi’s information by saying. “He said that Britney is suffering from what he describes as mental issues, which are treatable. He said that she has been to a psychiatrist and that she, I assume, is starting some kind of treatment.

“She’s been having mood swings, she’s been having trouble sleeping, and also she is in touch with her mother—because we had heard she wasn’t—and her mother has been very supportive of whatever Britney is going to do.”

Sources tell E! Online that Lynne was “instrumental” in talking the 26-year-old in to seeking treatment. Both Spears women are once again on speaking terms and Lynn has agreed to “help her through it.”

Lynne Spears arrived solo in Los Angeles Sunday night and was photographed talking on a cell phone.

Britney had not spoken to either her mother or father Jamie Spears since her Jan. 3 meltdown. A source close to the situation says that Britney had chaffed at her parents’ insistence to begin treatment.

“She still isn’t convinced she has a mental problem,” the source said. “But she knows this is what she has to do to get her kids again.”

Now, however, the Blackout artist is amenable to begin taking medication, should the psychiatrist recommend it. Spears spent about an hour at a Santa Monica psychiatrist’s office on Friday.

The source adds that Brtiney hasn’t been happy for quite some time “and she wants that to change, too.”

Spears has not seen sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 3, since earlier this month, when she refused to return to the children to Kevin Federline. A court commissioner subsequently stripped her of all visitation rights.

Walters, meanwhile, said on the View Monday that she believed the beleaguered pop star has “moved away” from her relationship with paparazzo Adnan Ghalib. The two have been off-on in recent weeks, and over the weekend, Spears, Lutfi, former assistant Alli Sims and new hanger-on Chad Hardcastle—but not Ghalib—were spotted late Sunday taking in a showing of 27 Dresses in Los Angeles. (Then again, maybe the shutterbug doesn’t like chick flicks.)

Sims herself recently spoke out about her feelings toward Ghalib after he shared private voicemails left for him by Spears during long interviews with Entertainment Tonight and the Insider last week.

“He’s been around, what, three weeks?” she told People. “I don’t really see the point of that…I only know him from him following us around for eight months. I don’t personally know him. But I don’t like that vibe.”

Source: E! Online