Archive for February, 2008

Britney Back At Millenium Dance Studio

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Britney went to Millenium Dance Complex last night to work on some moves, but didn’t seem in the best of moods!

Britney asks her newly appointed body guard if he’s going to take her to get something to eat of if he’s going to sit around like a “dumb ass”.  She then proceeded to shout at him and shake her finger.  Ouch!

Britney's Hair Stylist Says She Wants To Be More "Focussed"

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It’s been all quiet on the western front for roughly 36 hours since Britney Spears returned to her Beverly Hills mansion on Wednesday night. But word from the inside is that the emotionally unstable pop star is trying to get her act together — and is starting with her hair first.

Celebrity hairstylist Kim Lo spent four hours at Britney’s house yesterday working on the pop star’s hair. A polite and calm Britney requested a “longer and sexy” ‘do and was overheard on a phone call saying, “I want to start focusing again; I want to figure out the system,” Lo tells E!’s Daily 10.

He advised her to “put the wigs away, this is crazy. You don’t want to be crazy,” to which Britney laughed.

During the makeover, while her mother Lynne cooked in the kitchen, the 26-year-old went into her British accent and pretended to be her own assistant while talking about how eager she was to get her cars back and get out of the house. She also called to check up on her pregnant teen sister Jamie Lynn

Source: Page Six

Lawyers Meet For Emergency Court Hearing

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Attorneys for Britney Spears and her father attended a closed-door emergency hearing Thursday, a day after the singer’s early release from a psychiatric hospital.

The attorneys met before Commissioner Reva Goetz, who recently granted temporary control of Spears’s affairs to her father Jamie and a lawyer.

Apearing in Goetz’s downtown L.A. court were Jeryll S. Cohen and Vivian Thoreen, who represent Jamie; Samuel Ingham, a court-appointed lawyer for Britney; and Andrew Wallet who, along with Jamie, is co-temporary conservator of pop star’s estate.

Adam Streisand, an attorney (and relative of Barbra Streisand) who had once claimed to represent Spears – and who met with her Wednesday night – was not there; his firm announced he was off the case.

It was not known who filed the requested for the hearing.

Source: People Magazine

Britney Was Released Against Medical Recommendation

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Britney Spears was released early from UCLA Medical Center’s psych ward because a court representative found “no just cause” for the hold, a source tells PEOPLE.

The doctor overseeing Spears’s care had wanted her to stay, (as did her parents), but the decision was overridden by the court representative, the source said.

The source said that the doctor who was vetoed was not Spears’s psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Nadel, but another attending doctor at UCLA. Once Nadel issued the singer’s 72-hour hold at UCLA, Nadel was not involved in Spears’s hospitalization, the source said.

The decision followed regular procedure for any patient on a 14-day hold.

The procedure calls for a hearing at the hospital to find out whether the hold is justified. The rep for the court, called a “hearing referee” – who is usually a lawyer – interviews the patient and doctor to determine if there’s “just cause” for detainment.

“This is when law and medicine collide,” says attorney Terry K. Wasserman, who’s not involved in the Spears matter, “when a lawyer can override a doctor’s opinion.”

Source: People Magazine

Britney's Parents Release Statement Fearing For Her Life

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Britney Spears’s parents strongly objected to her discharge from the psychiatric hospital, saying they “believe her life is presently at risk.”

Jamie and Lynne Spears expressed their fears in a joint statement issued Wednesday night to CNN’s Anderson Cooper:

As parents of an adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed this morning to learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter Britney was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe.

We are deeply concerned about our daughter’s safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded.

We ask only that the court’s orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted.

Source: People Magazine

Britney Discharged From UCLA Mental Hospital

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Pop singer Britney Spears was released from a psychiatric ward at the UCLA Medical Center today after nearly a week of treatment.

It was unclear where she was going, but sources said she might head to one of her homes before seeking additional treatment.

Unlike the spectacle surrounding her trip to the Westwood medical facility last week, she slipped out with relatively little fanfare. A private security detail escorted her in contrast to last week when more than a dozen Los Angeles police officers escorted Spears to the hospital via motorcade.

The LAPD said they took that step after increasingly aggressive tactics by paparazzi have forced them to take costly precautions. Authorities said she was headed home before seeking additional treatments.

Her release comes after Spears’ mother, in court documents, said her daughter’s self-described friend and manager exerted near-total control over the singer, cutting her phone lines, taking away her cellphone chargers, disabling her vehicles and grinding up pills to place in her food. Spears’ mother alleges in a restraining order against the man.

Spears’ mother made the allegations in a request for a restraining order against the manager, Sam Lutfi. The restraining order, approved Friday and released by the court Tuesday, bars Lutfi from coming within 250 yards of the singer.

Spears’ father and an attorney have been granted temporary conservatorship over Spears and her estate. According to sources, a grand theft report was filed by Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, after the singer was taken to the UCLA hospital last week.

The grand theft report alleges that paintings, jewelry and other valuables were taken from his daughter’s Coldwater Canyon home. A limited number of people had access to the home in that period, sources said.

Source: LA Times

Sam Lufti Admits To Drugging Britney

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Sam Lutfi, who is now on the receiving end of a restraining order imposed by Britney Spears’ parents, was the one person by her side as she unraveled over the past six months.

In the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now, Spears’ de facto manager and confidant opens up about her bipolar disorder, how he medicated her, what happened the night she was hospitalized, and how her parents reacted.

“In the depressive episodes, it’s all crying,” Lutfi tells Us. “But in the manic episode, there’s very little crying or sympathy or compassion. She becomes another person. She becomes somebody that just doesn’t care about anybody or anything.”

“The British accent is part of the mania,” he adds. “She’ll stick to the British accent because she becomes comfortable with it… But you know, when the pink wig comes on, it’s getting bad.”

Lutfi says that when Spears was involuntarily committed to treatment at UCLA Medical Center on January 31, her mom, Lynne Spears, arrived and tried to remove her daughter from his guidance. “Well, he is better family than you guys will ever be,” Spears responded, according to Lutfi.

Lutfi tells Us that he gave Britney “a handful of pills” before her parents arrived. “I said these pills are working wonders, they are miracle pills,” he recalls. Spears, Lutfi says, agreed that the meds were helping her sleep.

(In their restraining order against Lutfi filed yesterday, Spears’ parents accuse him of drugging their daughter and being verbally abusive. Jamie, who has been named as his daughter’s conservator, “is doing what he has to do to save Britney,” a source tells Us.)

Spears is one of nearly six million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder, a mental illness consisting of extreme shifts in mood, thought, energy, and behavior patterns.

Lutfi, 33, tells Us only he, Spears, and her psychiatrist know what brought on her bipolar disorder “roughly five years ago.”

When the ambulance arrived to take Spears, “she was very quiet,” Lutfi tells Us.

“When I told her, she wrote me a note and put a big heart on it and it said, ‘I love you, Sam. Are there people coming? Circle yes or no,'” Lutfi recalls. “Oh, my God, it was funny, just the cutest little thing. I circled yes and I gave it back to her, and she looked at me and she’s like, ‘Oh, lord, here we go again.'”

Attorneys are fighting on Spears’ behalf to take conservatorship away from Jamie. Having Jamie in control of her estate and medical decisions is a worst-case scenario for Spears, sources tell Us.

Source: Us Weekly

Jamie's Full Declaration Regarding Britney

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I, James P. Spears, declare as follows:

I am the father of Britney Jean Spears. I was appointed the Temporary Conservator of Britney’s Person and Temporary Co-Conservator of Britney’s Estate on February 1, 2008, and Temporary Letters of Conservator of her Person and Temporary Co-Conservator of her Estate since that date. The statements contained in this declaration are based on my own knowledge. If called as a witness, I could and would testify competently to such statements.

On Saturday, February 2, 2008, I spent approximately 8 hours at UCLA, where Britney is hospitalized, meeting with Britney’s treating physician and visiting with Britney, together with Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears.

On Sunday, February 3, 2008, I was unable to visit the hospital during the day because I had to work; I am a cook, and I was catering a large Super Bowl party.

While I was working, Britney called me on my cell phone at least four (4) times. She called me about every twenty (20) minutes.

Britney first called me at approximately 1:30PM. She said, “Daddy, what are you doing?” I told her that I was cooking. Britney said, “What are you doing cooking, Daddy? Why are you not here with me?” I told her, “Baby, Daddy’s got to work.” She asked me, “How long are you working?” I told her for a few hours. I then told her, “Daddy has to get back to work.”

About twenty minutes later, Britney called me again. She said, “How long are you going to be, Daddy?” I told her that I didn’t know. She said, “Hurry up and get here.” I asked her why. She said, “Because you got to get me out of here.” I told her that I could not get her out of there. She said, “I want you to.” I asked whether she wanted me to bring her anything, and she said, “Yes, bring me some ice cream.” I asked her what flavor. She said, “Vanilla.”

She called me a third time, about twenty minutes after the second call. She asked me again, “When are you going to be here, Daddy?” I told her that I was working, but that I would be there as soon as I could.

At approximately 2:30PM, Lynne called me from the hospital and told me that Britney wanted to tlak to me. Lynne put Britney on the phone. Britney asked again when I was going to get to the hospital to see her.

I told her I would be there as soon as I got cleaned up, after everyone began eating and after I could make sure that my staff would be able to clean everything up. I told her that I would be at the hospital before 5:00PM. She said, “Hurry up, Daddy.”

When I arrived at the hospital, Britney was lying down. I leaned over to kiss her. She turned her away from me. I said to her, “I love you.” Britney said, “No, you don’t.”

Britney then got up and said to me, “The doctor told me that you are keeping me in here.” I said, “No, I’m not keeping you in here.” Britney said, “Someone’s lying. You put me in here.”

One of the hospital nurses brought Britney the Doctor’s orders so Britney could see them. Britney wouldn’t look at them. The nurse said to Britney, “Ms. Spears, your daddy did not put you in here. Your daddy is not keeping you here. The hospital is keeping you in here.”

Britney then said to me, “Come on, Daddy. Let’s get out of here. [Take] my hand and let’s walk out of here together.” I then said to her, “I wish I could, but I can’t.”

Britney was getting agitated.

We then started to talk about Britney’s children. I said to her, “Do you want met o help you get your babies back?” I asked her if she wanted me to help her with her kids.

Britney told me that she had fired her lawyers and that she has new lawyers.

I told her that she doesn’t have new lawyers. She told me, “No, I have new lawyers that will help me out with my stuff.”

I told her that she has two sets of lawyers. Britney said, “No. I have fired those lawyers.” I told her that she had a new lawyer in the conservatorship, but not the child stuff. I asked her if she wanted me to help her with her children, that I would help her.

Britney told me that there was some property of hers that Sam Lutfi had wrongfully taken. She asked me to help her get it back. I told her that I would.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

You can check out the legal docs here. 

Lynne's Full Declaration Against Sam Lufti

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The following is the entirely of Lynne Spears‘ Declaration as part of the restraining order against Sam Lutfi, released today.

I, Lynne Spears, declare:

I am the mother of Britney Spears (“Britney”)., who is the subject of this action. I have personal knowledge of each of the facts set forth in this Declaration, and can testify completely thereto, except as this matters stated on information and belief, and as to such matters I believe them to be true.

This past Monday night (Jan. 28), Britney’s father, Jamie, and I (in separate cars) went to Britney’s house in Beverly Hills because we had heard news reports that Britney had just been in a big fight with Sam Lufti aka Sam Lufti (“sam”), the man who has inserted himself into my daughter’s life, home and finances, and that she was crying. We were very concerned about her safety. We arrived at the Summit Community gatehouse in BHPO at approximately 10 p.m. I was with my friend Jackie.

The guards at the gatehouse stopped us there for awhile. Jackie, Jamie and I finally proceeded to Britney’s house and entered it. We were able to enter the house because it was not locked. Britney does not lock her doors and currently there are no security guards around her residence. Britney was not home. We found Sam, and sam said as we walked in the door that Britney only wanted me to come to the house, and that she was afraid to see her dad.

Two or three paparazzi came into the house and entered the kitchen. They greeted Sam. The paparazzi then reported to Sam where Britney currently was. From the conversation between Sam and the paparazzi I determined that sam had given Felipe (another paparazzi) one of Britney’s cars to get her out of the house when he heard that Jamie and I were on our way to see Britney. I also understood from the conversation that Sam disabled all of Britney’s cars. (she has several at her residence.)

Sam had told Britney that Jamie and I were coming to the house to do an intervention, and that Britney panicked and took off with Felipe. Another man named Chad Hardcastle was in the house.

I also heard the evening that Britney’s and Sam’s fight that evening, Sam had told Britney that she was an unfit mother, a piece of trash and a whore, that she cares more about Adnan, her current boyfriend, than she cares about her kids, and that she does not deserve her kids.

The paparazzi reported to Sam and addressed him with great respect. They treated him like a general. He instructed them to get her back to the house. They later told Sam that Britney was on her way back.

Britney then came back to the house with Adnan, who is also a paparazzi. Sam then told Jackie that we needed to do whatever he tells us. I objected. He then told me, “I’m the one who spends 24/7 with your daughter. I sleep in cars outside her house so she can’t leave.” Sam then said, “You people throw everyone under the bus, if you don’t listen to me I’m going to make your name sh** in the papers.”

As I looked around the kitchen, I noticed that in the middle of the kitchen table there was a large car battery. At some point during the evening I learned that the car battery was there so Sam could charge his cell phone. Although Britney has several cell phones, he told us that he had disposed of all of the phone chargers and had made the house phones unworkable.

Sam told Jackie and me to tell ADnan to leave Britney alone and to get the F*** out of the house. Jackie refused. Sam then said to tell Britney that Adnan is gay. Adnan stayed at the house a little longer. Sam quietly said something to Adnan and Adnan promptly left the house.

Britney came into the room looking for Adnan. Sam told her that Adnan was in the bathroom. Britney then asked me, “Is Adnan gay?” While Britney was out of earshot, Sam told Jackie and me that we should pretend that Adnan was in the bathroom so Britney wouldn’t leave.

Britney then became very agitated and could not stop moving. She cleaned the house. She changed her clothes many times. She also changed her three dogs’ clothes many times. Britney spoke to me in a tone and with the level of understanding of a very young girl. Britney then picked up a bottle of pill sand read part of the label and asked us, “What does insomnia mean?” Sam told her that the pills will help her stay awake.

Sam told Jackie and me that he grinds up Britney’s pills, which were on the counter and included Risperdol and Seroquel. He told us that he puts them in her food that that was the reason she had been quiet for the last three days (she had been sleeping.) He told us that the doctor who is treating her now is trying to get her into a sleep-induced coma so that they could then give her drugs to heal her brain.

Sam then encouraged us to sit down on a sofa and do “tequila shots.” Jackie and I said we did not want to. Britney seemed to follow our lead. Sam then got some wine out and said, “Let’s all do toasts with wine.” Britney said that she didn’t want to, she wanted a pretty glass. Sam found a glass with a stem and poured wine for Britney when we were not looking. Britney refused to drink her wine and asked to drink mine.

Shortly afterward, Sam went back into the kitchen and was standing behind a raised bar so that we could not see what his hands were doing on the counter. Sam then said to Britney, “let’s go upstairs,” and Britney followed him. Britney had calmed down by the time she went upstairs.

A little while later, Britney came downstairs. She seemed agitated again and told us that she wanted to go to Rite Aid for lipsticks. It was now past midnight. Jackie and I said we would take her. Sam told us that he wanted to follow us in his car. We told him that he shouldn’t because the paparazzi were in front of the neighbor’s house and would harass us. As were were about to drive off, Sam jumped into the bask seat of the car. The paparazzi followed. Sam and I were sitting in the back seat, with Chad as well. He told me that he gave Britney something (when they were upstairs) to make her more light-hearted, happy, and fun. We entered Rite Aid and Britney chose her lipstick. The manager said it is dangerous out there, which it was. When Britney gave the cashier her credit card, the cahsier told her it was not working. I paid for the lipstick and the manager told us we could leave through the side door so no one could see us. Sam insisted we leave through the front door and he put his arms around Britney and me for the paparazzi to take photos. I disengaged as quickly as I could.

Sam told me,” You’d better learn that I control everything. I control Howard Grossman, Britney’s business manger. I control her attorney’s and the security guards at the gate. They don’t listen to Britney, they listen to me. That’s why Jamie was gone tonight.”

At another point in the evening, Sam bragged to me that he is the one who receives Britney’s checks and that one of them was for me. I told Sam that I hadn’t gotten any checks from Britney. Sam then told me that they are in his car. He told me that if he weren’t in the house to give Britney her medicine, she would kill herself. Then he said to me “If you try to get rid of me, she’ll be dead and I’ll piss on her grave.”

He then proclaimed that he has been in the family for a year and that he had one nothing but good for Britney. At this point, it was two or three in the morning. Britney was meandering around the house. She would let me hug her, but she was out of it.

At one point during the night, Sam was screaming at me and Britney said to me, “Sam treats me like that.” Then she picked up the house phone and said, “Look at the phone, it doesn’t work.” Sam then blamed the dead phone on Britney. Jackie spoke up and said to Sam, “You said you cut down the phone wire.”

Britney then said again at some point during the night, “When do I get to see my babies?” Sam answered, “Wednesday. “ Britney then said, “What do I have to do to see them?” Sam responded, “Take the pills I tell you to take.” Britney said, “I don’t like the pills and I don’t like the psychiatrist. Can’t I see another psychiatrist so I can see my babies?” Sam responded, “If I told you to take 10 pills a day, you should do what I tell you to see your babies.” Jackie then said, “Britney, your parents can help you find a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist needs to get to know you to give you the right medicine.” Sam then raised his voice and said, “Why don’t you get back with Kevin.”

Britney then said, “I’ll do anything to get them back.”

At some point during the evening, Sam said that Britney decided that he should be her manager.

Adnan has called me and told me he’s worried about Britney. He told me that Sam hides the phones and tells her he has lost them. He also hides her dog, London. She looks for him all over the house crying and then Sam brings the dog from the hiding place and acts like her savior.

While we were at Rite Aid, Britney went in and out of her British accent.

At 4 a.m., I was exhausted and wanted to leave. Sam blocked my car so I could not leave. I threatened to call Jamie on the phone.

Britney said, “I want my Daddy up here. I want to talk to my Daddy.” I reached Jamie on the phone and gave the phone to Britney. I heard her tell him that she wanted to see him. He said, “right now baby?” and she said, “no.” He said, “10:00 in the morning?” and she said, “no, noon.”

I spent the rest of the night at Britney’s house and for the first time in a very long time, when I lay down to sleep, I felt very agitated. I could not fall asleep at all. I felt like I had had coffee. Jackie, who had gone home earlier, later told me that she also could not sleep at all, and felt like she had had coffee.

Jamie came to pick me up the next morning. Jamie gave Britney a big hug and said to her, “baby, you’re OK?” Britney said, “I’m fine,” then burst into tears.

“To my knowledge, Britney never went to sleep that night and was very agitated for most of the night.

Sam and Chad, however, slept in the “smoking room,” a small room downstairs on the first floor of the house.

Later the next day, on January 29, Jackie showed me a text message she had received from Sam: “Thanks for telling Jamie all your bulls**t. He just hit me. Now you guys did your deed. Much accomplished. Good job.

I did not see Britney again until I arrived at her house on Wednesday night after Sam called me and told me to come to the house. When we arrived, Britney seemed subdued. The police arrived and took her to the Neuro Psychiatric Institute at UCLA (“NPI”). While at NPI, I l earned that Britney informed her doctor, Lee Sadja, MD, that she had also taken Aderol.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on January 31, 2008 at Los Angeles, California.

Source: Us Weekly

Poor Britney, I can’t believe it’s been going on for this long and nobody even knew 🙁

SHOCKING Legal Details Reveal That Sam Tried To Put Britney In A Coma

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psycho.jpgTMZ has obtained a copy of the restraining order issued last Friday in the Britney Spears’ saga. We’ve reported on the order but we just got a hard copy. The documents allege Lutfi drugged Britney.

The order requires Lutfi to stay 250 yards away from Britney, UCLA Medical Center, her parents’ homes, siblings’ homes, childrens’ homes and Britney’s homes.

According to the document, “He has cut Britney’s home phone line and removed her cell phone chargers. He yells at her. He claims to control everything.”

According to a declaration filed by Lynne Spears, on January 28, Lynne and Jamie arrived for an intervention — “Sam had told Britney that she was an unfit mother, a piece of trash and a whore, that she cares more about Adnan, her current boyfriend, than she cares about her kids, and that she does not deserve the kids.”

The documents claim Sam said “Adnan is gay…Britney came into the room looking for Adnan…Britney then asked me, ‘Is Adnan gay?'”

At one point Britney “picked up a bottle of pills and read part of the label and asked us, ‘What does insomnia mean?’ Sam told her that the pills will help her stay awake.” Lynne continues, “Sam told Jackie and me that he grinds up Britney’s pills, which were on the counter and included Risperdal (an anti-psychotic drug for schizophrenia and bipolarity) and Seroquel.” The docs continue, “He told us that the doctor who is treating her now is trying to get her into a sleep-induced coma so that they could then give her drugs to heal her brain.”

According to the docs, Sam then encouraged Brit “to do tequila shots.” The document then claims Sam said, “let’s all do toasts with wine.” Brit refused to drink.

Lynne claims before leaving for the drug store that night, Sam gave her drugs upstairs “to make her more light-hearted, happy, and fun.”

During a dispute later that night, Sam allegedly said, “If you try to get ride of me, she’ll be dead and I’ll piss on her grave.”

The docs claim Brit “changed her three dogs’ clothes many times” in an agitated state.”

Brit said, “Can I see another psychiatrist so I can see my babies?” Sam responded, “If I told you to take 10 pills a day, you should do what I tell you to see your babies.”

Brit at one point allegedly said, “I want my Daddy up here. I want to talk to my Daddy.”

Source: TMZ

This is just too shocking, I hope once Britney gets better she takes him to court. Check out the restraining order here.