Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Britney Pictures!

New pictures of Britney leaving club Social after dinner last night with her father / conservator.

See them all here!

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UK Chart Update For Week Ending February 17th

In the official singles chart 'Piece Of Me' drops 4 places to #12 after 13 weeks on the chart.

'Gimme More' drops 20 places to #69 in its 16th week on the chart.

In the official album chart 'Blackout' drops 12 places to #41 this week.

Source: Break The Ice

Lawyer: Britney Spears's Civil Rights Violated

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The man who claims to be Britney Spears's new lawyer says that the pop star is being "deprived of her Constitutional rights" and tells PEOPLE he is seeking a "return to normalcy" when it comes to Spears's living and legal situations.

Jon Eardley, a lawyer with practices in Washington, D.C., and New York, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of Spears on Thursday. He lashed out against the existing conservatorship as a "violation of [Spears's] civil rights," and requested the case be moved from California state court to a federal court.

"I see the case as a civil rights case," he tells PEOPLE. "These are issues of confinement. Very serious confinement. Not allowed to contact her friends. Not allowed to use the phone. Not allowed to come and go as you please. Bodyguards controlling you and so forth."

Spears's father Jamie was granted temporary conservatorship – allowing legal control of his daughter's well-being and finances – after Spears was placed under an involuntary, emergency hold at the UCLA Medical Center's psychiatric ward late last month.

Since her release on Feb. 6, she has spent much of her time at her Studio City home, and when she does go out, she is usually driven by a bodyguard. In court papers, Eardley states: "She is being confined by the conservator to the private prison of her own home."

On Friday, a Superior Court spokesperson said that the existing conservatorship and other orders "are still in effect," and that court officials are unaware of any federal court action or scheduled hearings on the matter.

Legal Maneuvering

"The saddest part [of the legal maneuvering] is it is all to [Britney's] detriment," says a legal insider. "The limited conservatorship puts in place medical care and protection of her assets that may be put at risk by the distraction and expense of having to get such an opportunistic and counterproductive action dismissed."

In fact, legal experts say Eardley's legal gambit is unlikely to succeed. "It's not like the judge read papers filed by one side and made decisions without giving each side due process," says Loyola Law School Professor Stan Goldman, who is not involved in the case.

"It would be quite surprising if the federal court granted a hearing on this," he adds, "and a total shocker if it ruled against the conservatorship."

In addition, the Superior Court has found that Spears "lacks the capacity" to retain counsel of her choosing. Because of that, lawyer Adam Streisand, who went to court on Feb. 4 to challenge the conservatorship on her behalf, removed himself himself from the case.

Spears Sought Out Lawyer

Eardley says he has not met the pop star, but Spears sought him out: "She reached out by phone. I have no idea how [she got my number]."

The attorney says he doesn't normally represent celebrity clients. But now Eardley has hired publicist Michael Sands, who until recently worked with Kevin Federline's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan.

When asked if Spears's often-erratic behavior posed a danger to herself and others, Eardley answered, "I don’t," adding that he sees far worse cases on the streets.

"In downtown Los Angeles I'm surrounded by people talking to themselves and having fits on the street," says Eardley. "They are out in public. They are not being institutionalized."

Source: People

Britney Spends Quiet Weekend with Father

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Britney Spears marked a relatively quiet President's Day weekend, with her Saturday spent in the company of her father and her assistant Brett inside her Beverly Hills home.

When his daughter did go out, Jamie Spears, who has been appointed a conservator in charge of Britney's well-being and her finances, accompanied her to dinner, with the two joining a small party at Citrus at Social Hollywood, on Sunset Boulevard.

Outside chef Michel Richards's new restaurant, a photographer asked the pop star, 26, how she was doing. "Good," she replied gently.

At dinner, "she seemed totally normal and level-headed, and everyone with her seemed calm," said a customer in the restaurant. "She was with a table of five people."

When she left, she exited through a side door, and took a coffee cup with her.

The occasion was a stark contrast to exactly a year ago, when a frenzied Spears went into a San Fernando Valley salon and shaved off her hair.

Dressed for Dinner

On Saturday, she wore a long chocolate-brown jersey dress with spaghetti straps, accessorized with silver jewelry including drop earrings, a necklace and a watch.

The previous day, the singer spent time inside some West Hollywood boutiques, where she browsed rather than bought.

The weekend also brought an invitation from her Beverly Hills neighbor, Heidi Klum – who said Spears could come live with her, husband Seal and their three children as a means to help get her life back on track.

Source: People

Alli Sims: Still Nothing Without Britney

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It's minute 14.3 into Alli Sims' 15 minutes -- and she's almost a never-was wannabeen. The Brit hanger-on was leaving Orso last night, minus her former posse of Britney and Sam. The only interesting thing about her now is that "Blossom" hair.

Alli does talk about speaking to Brit -- Pa Spears hasn't put the brakes on their relationship ... yet.

Source: TMZ

Braless Brit getting married?

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The troubled star was surrounded by the usual mob of snappers as she visited Betsy Johnson, Fred Seagl and Monique Lhuillier.

Britney managed to surprise everyone, including her bodyguard, when she tried on a wedding dress.

The madness continued as she took her entourage of paps to another shop, where the owners and her bodyguard were involved in a tussle with the paparazzi.

Looking calm throughout, Britney finally snapped as she made her way to a waiting car, saying: "Everyone just chill out and f****** walk so i can get through."

According to reports, absent-minded Britney left one of the shops with a black jumper she hadn't paid for.

Later in the evening Britney had a night out on the town...with her dad.

Father JAMIE made sure his daughter was on her best behaviour at the Social in LA, but she didn't look impressed.

Good on him I say.

Source: The Sun

This comes from the same source that reported:

That she was pregnant in November.
That she was adopting 2 chinese children in December.
That she had taken over 150 pills in January including horse pills!

Which Supermodel Wants Brit To Move In

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Britney Spears looks less than thrilled, dare we say, kind of miserable, heading home from dinner with dad at Social Club last night.

And this is kind of how Brit's been looking recently, isn't it. Nothing seems to put a smile on her face. But those days of melancholy may soon be over; a supermodel wants to save her!

We'll tell you which supermodel wants Brit to move in, after the jump.

It's Gisele!OK. It's totally not Gisele. (We're sure Gisele would've offered if she wasn't already busy saving someone else.)

It's Heidi! Really.

Yes, Heidi Klum, mother of three, wife of Seal, supermodel, etc. says she wants to help Brit. And she already has a plan!

"She can call me and come live in our house with us for a couple of months," she said in an interview with German broadcaster ARD to be aired Monday. "I would help her set her straight."

"I am sorry when a young person gets thrown so off track," says our favorite supermodel turned TV host. "She has, of course, lived an extremely wild life."

Source: Page Six

Britney Spears' Hollywood Dinner Date With Dad

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Britney Spears spent Saturday night with dad.

The singer, 26, and her father Jamie - whose co-conservatorship over her
was recently extended until March 10 — hit Hollywood restaurant Social Hollywood shortly before 8 p.m.

She wore diamond earrings and a chocolate brown dress with spaghetti straps; her father carried her fur coat for her.

They spent more than two hours dining before calling it a night.

Though Spears' relationship with her father appears to be improving, one celeb says she wouldn't mind taking over parenting duties for the troubled pop singer.

"She can call me and come live in our house with us for a couple of months," Heidi Klum says in a new interview with German broadcaster ARD. "I would help set her straight.

"I am sorry when a young person gets thrown so off track," Klum says, according to a transcript obtained by the Associated Press. "She has, of course, lived an extremely wild life."

Source: US Weekly

Britney Parties with Papa

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Since being placed under conservatorship, Britney hasn't made many appearances after dark, but she reappeared last night at Social in Hollywood -- with her conserv-o-dad and security in tow. Brit Brit without Sam is starting to become a good look!

The paps went crazazy for Brit -- resulting in one getting arrested! The recuperating mother of two looked better than she has lately, even if she is a little glassy-eyed. It even looked like you could run your fingers through her weave!

Source: TMZ

Heidi Klum: Britney Can Come Live in Our House

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A neighbor wants to help Britney Spears: Heidi Klum.

The supermodel and Project Runway star, 34, says that her family would welcome Spears, 26, with open arms as the troubled singer seeks to reassemble her life.

"She can call me and come live in our house with us for a couple of months. I would help set her straight," Klum, who was born in Germany, tells broadcaster ARD in an interview set to air Monday in her native country, the Associated Press reports.

"I am sorry when a young person gets thrown so off track. She has, of course, lived an extremely wild life," adds Klum, according to an interview transcript.

A Beverly Hills resident, like Spears, Klum is a mother of three (the children, two boys and a girl, are aged 1, 2 and 3) and married to the singer Seal.

Klum believes that the pop star could benefit from being in her stable household.

"I have never been as happy as I am today," says Klum. "I have found the man of my life, and we have three great kids. They are all so different and fantastic that it really can't get better than this."

Source: People

Jamie Lynn’s Baby Bump is Clear as Day

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Jamie Lynn Spears shows off her clear-as-day baby bump as she fills up her gas tank back in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana.

The 16-year-old Nickelodeon star (blue hoodie) was also seen shopping Saturday afternoon. Jamie picked up puppy “training pads” from Wal-Mart. Practicing for her first baby with her dog! Precious!

Earlier this week, Jamie Lynn and her baby’s daddy, Casey Aldridge, were recently photographed holding hands during a stroll in Kentwood.

In other Jamie Lynn news, Zoey 101 is averaging almost 2 million more viewers per episode since the star announced her pregnancy.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Mediabase Chart Update!

'Break The Ice' is currently at #53 on Mediabase with 466 spins and 8.606 million listeners!

Click here to vote for it on your local radio station!

Source: Break The Ice

Bonding Time

Britney Spears got all dressed up on Saturday night for a lovely meal with her dad, Jamie, at the new restaurant at Social Hollywood.

We love seeing Brit Brit spend time with her father. And it is nice seeing her well protected by her large security team.

Spears seems different, in a good way. We genuinely hope she's keeping up with therapy and treatment. It is essential! ESSENTIAL.

Source: Perez Hilton

Australian Chart Update For The Week Ending Of February 18th!

In the official singles chart 'Piece Of Me' drops 1 place to #4 after 3 weeks on the chart.

In the album chart 'Blackout' drops 11 places comming in at #20 after 16 weeks on the chart.

Source: Break The Ice

New Britney Pictures!

New pictures of Britney and her father heading into club Social tonight for dinner.

See them all here!

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Lawyer Claims Britney Held Hostage!!!

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The lawyer who derailed the Britney Spears conservatorship case tells TMZ Britney herself called him and asked him to take the reigns. The question: Will a judge be buyin' what he's sellin'?

Attorney John Eardley filed papers in federal court last Thursday, alleging the California courts have railroaded Britney by imposing a conservatorship. Eardley tells us Britney called him, but he would not disclose the circumstances surrounding the alleged call or what she said. We do know that Michael Sands, who used to be the spokesperson for K-daddy's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, is now the mouthpiece for Eardley. And Sands also reps Sam Lutfi, who is now restrained from all things Britney.

Read more here!

Source: TMZ

Brit Goes Clubbing With Daddy!

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Breaking news, y'all! -- Britney's at club Social right now with paps!

Jamie Spears escorted his daughter to the restaurant/lounge/club about 45 minutes ago. They're just eating dinner, but wouldn't it be funny if they stay for the evening's festivities when the party gets started around 11?! -- Not sure if poppa will last that long!

Stay tuned for more pix and video tomorrow!

See more pics here!

Source: X17

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