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Oct 24, 2011, 6:03am   #5026
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Britney Spears puts on an elaborate stage show at Arena Montpellier:






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Oct 24, 2011, 3:22pm   #5027
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^^I don't think celebrities need to be stick-thin but I do think she could make some more flattering wardrobe choices.
Oct 24, 2011, 6:18pm   #5028
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^ I agree. Brit has a fantastic body, don't get me wrong. But I don't think she should still be wearing some of the clothes she wore when she was 18. Her body has changed.... the fit of her clothes should change too.
Oct 24, 2011, 6:40pm   #5029
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that video was pretty freaking hot!!!
Oct 28, 2011, 4:19am   #5030
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She's miming, lethargic, there are hundreds of unsold tickets - and her parents get all the cash. Britney's humiliating new tour

The scene is London’s Sanctum Hotel in Soho; the revellers a mixture of D-list celebrities, journalists and money men. All eyes are on the surprisingly diminutive Britney Spears, who has a smile so tight it looks painful.
Glued to her side is her agent-turned-boyfriend Jason Trawick. They are surrounded by a phalanx of PR people, bodyguards, lawyers, management and record executives. No one else can get near. She is there to be looked at, like a rare animal in a cage.
With a new (far from sold out) tour, which arrived in the UK this week, the singer, who had a very public breakdown three years ago, is keen to spread the message that she is back. So she has been popping up on breakfast television and chatting away to the magazines.
‘I’m finding my whole click with life,’ is one bizarre phrase she keeps on trotting out.
After her excruciatingly public breakdown — shaving her head, being carted off to hospital and losing custody of her children (from her marriage to dancer Kevin Federline) — it is good to see her looking well again.
She is certainly back to earning millions. Her latest album went straight to the top of the Billboard charts in America. Last year alone she made £30 million.
But all is still not well. When her life spiralled out of control in 2008 — drug and alcohol problems, bizarre affairs with photographers, and social services investigating claims she neglected her two young sons — Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, was awarded ‘conservatorship’ of her. This gave him full control of her affairs; conservatorships are normally handed out when an elderly person develops dementia or someone suffers from a brain injury.
The conservatorship was meant to be temporary, but her parents got a judge to agree to extend it indefinitely. And this year they made the case that the star — who has several lawsuits pending — is ‘mentally incapable’ of testifying.
One lawsuit involves a former bodyguard claiming $10 million (£7 million) for sexual harassment. Another involves her ex-manager Sam Lufti, who is suing the singer’s mother, Lynne, for defamation.

Unpleasant stuff, certainly. But then so are the rigours of going on tour. What Britney’s parents are saying is that while on the surface all is well with the former child star — certainly well enough for her to get back on the money-making treadmill — mentally she is still extremely fragile.
And while there have been rumours Britney is about to marry her boyfriend Jason, the truth is very different. Even if she wanted to marry, she can’t until she is mentally stable enough to not need a guardian — and who knows when that will be?
‘I can’t see them completely releasing her. I don’t think she’s capable of managing herself,’ says showbusiness writer George Rush. ‘Also they probably don’t want to lose control of the purse strings.’
It would be unfair to suggest the conservatorship is purely about money. Any parent will understand why Britney’s mother and father would want to step in to save her from herself. But the money factor is there — in staggering quantities.
Earlier this month a claim for $900,000 (around £500,000) in legal fees was put in front of the judge in charge of her case — just for sorting out the conservatorship.

That money will all come from Britney’s funds. No wonder she is still working so hard despite her troubles. ‘She does love performing,’ says one source close to the Britney camp, ‘but left to her own devices it’s highly unlikely she’d undertake the sort of commitments that her conservatorship has signed her on to.’
And there are signs she no longer enjoys the touring as she once did. It is almost a given she mimes throughout most of her performances — something she used to put down to her energetic dance routines. But even they have fallen by the wayside.
One fan who saw her perform in Dublin this week wrote on her blog: ‘The once sultry singer has somehow lost her rhythm — so much so that she was mostly wheeled around the stage on various items to cover this up.’ Others have written about an emptiness behind her eyes. No wonder there are still hundreds of tickets unsold for most of her gigs.
Britney herself does not have access to all the money she earns; she gets an allowance and has to ask her father for anything more. Indeed, every element of Britney’s life is tightly controlled.
‘Anyone she wants to socialise with has to be vetted by her dad,’ adds the source. ‘When she’s out she can’t even use the lavatory alone because her dad has hired a minder to follow her at all times. Even her boyfriend was essentially chosen by her parents.’
Jason was Britney’s agent just as her life started falling apart. A talented money man, he has been at the forefront of steering her back on to the straight and narrow. ‘He is showing Britney how to be a responsible adult and parent,’ says one friend. ‘And he has helped her get back on the road where she can make nearly $2 million a day if she’s healthy and on her A-game’.
Britney has admitted she would love to have another child and marry Jason, ‘when the time is right’. The problem is that time will not be down to her — but the people who run her life.
Britney’s Femme Fatale tour continues tonight at the O2 Arena in London and ends on November 6. See britneyspears.com



Source: DailyMail
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Oct 28, 2011, 9:28am   #5031
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^ at that article. lol - she seems to be doing pretty good if you ask me. It's like journalists are still using the breakdown from 07 to make money when wrting stories about Britney. When I saw her in concert she looked FAB and was super energentic - not "lethargic" whatsoever.
Oct 28, 2011, 9:41am   #5032
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Originally Posted by knics33
^ at that article. lol - she seems to be doing pretty good if you ask me. It's like journalists are still using the breakdown from 07 to make money when wrting stories about Britney. When I saw her in concert she looked FAB and was super energentic - not "lethargic" whatsoever.
ITA. My issue is, Britney's parents actually DID step up and save her from herself, and are now being extra cautious about taking care of her. Thank God they did, right? I mean, think of LiLo or Amy Winehouse -- they need/ed this kind of taking in hand, people are constantly there to care for them and put their best interests first.

And then this journalist tries to make that out to be negative?? Imagine if her parents WEREN'T there. She wouldn't be working, she'd be holed up somewhere with a bunch of enablers, doing drugs and breaking down. Her kids would have been completely removed from her life. She might even be dead by now, at the rate she was going.

I think her parents should be applauded for what they're doing. Yeah it's weird to have to do it, but they wouldn't have spent $900K securing a conservatorship unless they really, really wanted her to be safe & well.

Even if she is "lethargic" on stage (which I don't think she is), what's the alternative? Leaving her as an unmedicated bipolar sufferer to pogo around stage on a manic high? I'd rather she looked a little less sparkly as long as she's healthy.
Oct 28, 2011, 9:47am   #5033
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^Completely agree. I think her parents are good people and genuinely care for their daughter. They stepped up to the plate when she desperately needed help. I think her "comeback" (hate that word) both professionally and personally have been extremely successful. She seems to be in a very good point in her life. When I read articles like those I just can't help but think - Are they (the media; desperate journalists) ever going to let her move on from the low points in her life? I mean, she has been healthy and happy for several years now.
Oct 28, 2011, 10:00am   #5034
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Originally Posted by Coco Belle
ITA. My issue is, Britney's parents actually DID step up and save her from herself, and are now being extra cautious about taking care of her. Thank God they did, right? I mean, think of LiLo or Amy Winehouse -- they need/ed this kind of taking in hand, people are constantly there to care for them and put their best interests first.

And then this journalist tries to make that out to be negative?? Imagine if her parents WEREN'T there. She wouldn't be working, she'd be holed up somewhere with a bunch of enablers, doing drugs and breaking down. Her kids would have been completely removed from her life. She might even be dead by now, at the rate she was going.

I think her parents should be applauded for what they're doing. Yeah it's weird to have to do it, but they wouldn't have spent $900K securing a conservatorship unless they really, really wanted her to be safe & well.

Even if she is "lethargic" on stage (which I don't think she is), what's the alternative? Leaving her as an unmedicated bipolar sufferer to pogo around stage on a manic high? I'd rather she looked a little less sparkly as long as she's healthy.

IMO, the best alternative would be for her to stay home and really work on getting healthy. Just because she's medicated doesn't mean she's healthy. I think she's still struggling with a lot of demons, medication isn't going to fix that.
Oct 28, 2011, 10:01am   #5035
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Her parents are Saints compared to Lindsay's... They care about the well being of the daughter and their grandchildren.
Oct 28, 2011, 11:58am   #5036
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Britney bares a whole lot of skin in risqué stage outfits as the Femme Fatale tour hits London

Britney Spears performed the first London concert of her UK tour last night- and the singer certainly made her presence felt.
Wearing a multitude of skimpy costumes, the 29-year-old paraded about the colourful stage showing off her stomach, legs, and as much else as she could get away with.
The singer bared a great deal of midriff throughout the show, at one point wearing only a pink sequined bikini top on her upper half, paired with the briefest of denim hot pants.

Still sporting a slightly curvier figure than she had earlier in her career, the Hold It Against Me star nevertheless looked well, and far fitter than she has in recent years.

Britney's panoply of costumes included a pink basque with black lace detail, which she initially covered with a long white skirt, only to rip it off, revealing fishnet-clad legs.
And whenever the singer donned a jacket - or in the case of an Egyptian-themed routine, a cape - it was swiftly removed to reveal as much as possible.

Another ensemble, intended to echo the ambiance of Ancient Egypt, consisted of a gold bikini with matching boots and a cape - which was naturally removed in short order.
Britney also donned a policewoman-style hat and black leather cropped waistcoat (still baring her stomach) for a saucy rendition of Rihanna's S&M - which she performed with the Barbadian at the Billboard Awards in April.

It was as though Britney had taken a few tips from the Umbrella star - who is famed for her risque stage outfits, since Britney's choices were every bit as revealing as any of Rihanna's.
The singer has taken to the UK with relish, and apparently made a few requests so as to feel more at home across the pond.

According to sources on the tour, Britney asked for portions of fish and chips and 100 figs and prunes.
Insiders have also claimed that the singer requested a photo of Princess Diana backstage at her UK gigs.
'Britney adores the monarchy, Diana was in many ways her inspiration. Also, she doesn't count calories when she's in Britain,' said the source.

Toothpaste and McDonald's cheeseburgers minus the bread rolls were also part of her rider before she performed at London's The O2 last night.
Britney has confessed in the past that she dreams of performing for Diana's son Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge should they wish to watch her show while she is in the UK.

She said: 'I'm sure they're very, very busy, but if they could squeeze it in that would be amazing.

'It would be amazing if they came to one of my concerts. That would be really crazy and cool. I think they're a beautiful couple.'






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Oct 28, 2011, 12:34pm   #5037
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That first photo is most unfortunate, but it looks (from the others) like they just got her as she was exhaling heavily or something.
Oct 28, 2011, 1:18pm   #5038
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^Yeah - I think you are probably right. When I saw her perform back in the summer she looked GREAT. Her body was killer IMO.
Oct 28, 2011, 2:34pm   #5039
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Who knew she home dazzled? lol
Oct 28, 2011, 2:51pm   #5040
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Originally Posted by knics33
^ at that article. lol - she seems to be doing pretty good if you ask me. It's like journalists are still using the breakdown from 07 to make money when wrting stories about Britney. When I saw her in concert she looked FAB and was super energentic - not "lethargic" whatsoever.

Originally Posted by Coco Belle
ITA. My issue is, Britney's parents actually DID step up and save her from herself, and are now being extra cautious about taking care of her. Thank God they did, right? I mean, think of LiLo or Amy Winehouse -- they need/ed this kind of taking in hand, people are constantly there to care for them and put their best interests first.

And then this journalist tries to make that out to be negative?? Imagine if her parents WEREN'T there. She wouldn't be working, she'd be holed up somewhere with a bunch of enablers, doing drugs and breaking down. Her kids would have been completely removed from her life. She might even be dead by now, at the rate she was going.

I think her parents should be applauded for what they're doing. Yeah it's weird to have to do it, but they wouldn't have spent $900K securing a conservatorship unless they really, really wanted her to be safe & well.

Even if she is "lethargic" on stage (which I don't think she is), what's the alternative? Leaving her as an unmedicated bipolar sufferer to pogo around stage on a manic high? I'd rather she looked a little less sparkly as long as she's healthy.
I completely agree with everything you said. I think she's been doing and looking great lately and she can be proud of herself that she's worked on her problems and is in a better place now. The situation for Lindsay on the other hand is completely hopeless. I wish Britney all the best.
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