Britney Spears Rids Herself of Sidekick Without Restraining Order

August 1, 2008

An attorney for Britney Spears said Wednesday that he will not seek an extension for a restraining order against Osama “Sam” Lutfi, but that doesn’t mean the pop star wants her former sidekick back in her life.

“Britney has made clear to everyone that she does not want to be further harassed or contacted in any way by Osama ‘Sam’ Lutfi, now or at anytime in the future,” Spears’ attorney Samuel D. Ingham III said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Lutfi, for the time being, seems willing to go along with those wishes.

He called the AP late Wednesday and released the following statement: “Mr. Lutfi and Mr. Spears have mutually agreed in private that no hearing or order is necessary at this time.”

He declined further comment.

Attorneys for Spears and her father, James, are expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday morning to give an update on the conservatorship. A hearing on a temporary restraining order barring Lutfi from having contact with the pop singer was also scheduled for Thursday. The order issued earlier this year required Lutfi to stay 250 yards away from Spears or her homes.

Lutfi represented one of the strangest twists in Spears’ downward spiral earlier this year. The singer’s mother accused Lutfi – who described himself as a friend and sometime manager – in court papers of keeping Spears a hostage in her own home, drugging her and taking over her finances.

He was a fixture in Spears’ life during a period when the star exhibited erratic behavior, including being photographed without underwear, and occasionally looking dazed in public and had to twice be hospitalized.

Spears’ father has control over his 26-year-old daughter’s personal life and finances.

That power negates the need for a restraining order against Lutfi since James Spears’ role as conservator allows him to decide who sees his daughter, according to Ingham’s statement.

He serves as a court-appointed counsel representing Spears’ interest in the ongoing conservatorship case.

“During the temporary conservatorship, the conservators have the power to insure that Lutfi will not harm Britney anymore,” Ingham wrote.

Thursday’s hearing had originally been scheduled to decide whether the conservatorship should be made permanent, but Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz decided weeks ago that she would instead consider other issues.

It is unclear how long Spears’ affairs will remain under her father’s control, but Ingham wrote that he does not expect her feelings about Lutfi to change.

“If Mr. Lutfi makes any future attempt to contact Britney after the temporary conservatorship has concluded, Britney has made clear she will take all appropriate legal action,” Ingham wrote.

Article by Anthony McCartney

Andre Jetmir for iNPLACENEWS

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Jamie Lynn Spears Poses with Newborn Baby

July 9, 2008

Sister of Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears, 17, gave birth to her first child recently and is already posing for OK! Magazine. That’s right, she made the cover along with her her daughter, Maddie Briann. Only weeks after the birth on June 19th, the two appear happy and healthy on the cover of OK! Magazine. Here is what she had to say about the birth, the baby and her plans for the future:

Jamie Lynn said watching Aldridge, a pipe-layer from Liberty, Miss., hold Maddie for the first time “was the coolest thing. … He was so happy, and that made me the happiest person alive.”

“It was such a big day,” she said. “And being able to have your sister there, your whole family there, meant a lot. Everybody flew in to celebrate.”

Jamie Lynn, who recently starred on the Nickelodeon sitcom “Zoey 101,” said she plans to raise Maddie down South where “the focus is family.”

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Britney Spears Gets More Time With Her Kids

May 6, 2008


The court just emptied, and the results are already well known: Britney Spears will get more visitation time/ custody of her children. The lawyers argued she had made progress, and that the kids would benefit in a big way from having both parents involved more actively in their lives. She will get three days of supervised vistation per week. Britney looked happy while exiting the courthouse.
On another note, did anyone else hear about Britney’s bodyguards clearing out the women’s bathroom when she went to a concert in a major venue (aka Arena). have you ever seen the lines out of bathrooms at events like that? Geez.

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Jamie Lynn Spears is Having a Girl

April 30, 2008

17-year old sister of Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn, has been told by doctors that her due date is June 29th. Sonograms have shown that she is having a little girl. A little girl having a little girl, an appropriate irony for the Spears family, right?

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How Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears Are Alike

April 28, 2008

From what Amy Winehouse’s father said, he would like to take over her life and put her in a mental ward, no unlike the moves of Britney Spear’s father recently following months of irratic behavior and legal problems related to custody of her children.

Amy’s father told the UK’s News of the World:

“I want her sectioned (institutionalized). The situation is getting out of control. I want her off the street. I don’t think being somewhere for six weeks is going to cure her problems. I think it needs far more radical measures. We will take the bull by the horns and deal with it. I’ve been on the phone to Amy’s manager in Los Angeles and he’s starting things rolling. They are going to be speaking to doctors, psychologists and everything else. I want Amy to be somewhere where she will be safe and where no harm can come to her. Obviously as her dad I will try and do what’s best for her. Unfortunately, what I think is best for Amy and what she thinks is best for her are two different things.”

Amy’s dad also confirmed the rumors that Amy’s been CHEATING on husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, with a guy named Alex Haynes — her manager’s assistant!

He is angry about the extramarital affair, but he said Amy was to blame:

“I am shocked. His job was to look after Amy. I asked him to stay with Amy while she was recording… This was not part of the job! I don’t like infidelity. But Alex could be the victim in all this. I can’t ever imagine Alex seducing Amy. He looks like Clark Kent. It was clearly the other way round and Amy had her wicked way with him…”

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Britney is No Oscar Winning Super Model

April 22, 2008

Showing signs of progress at Bally’s, Brit had paps cheering her on as she did crunches — and the poster child for conservatorships even took time to show a fan some love on her way out. Looks like 5150 ain’t nothin’ but a number.

This part of the Britney Saga found @ TMZ.com

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Meanwhile. . .

All of a sudden, Britney Spears has turned into Marlon Brando: She won’t do another episode of “How I Met Your Mother” until she approves the script. Not enough “ya’lls” in this line, ya’ll!

Us reports that, according to a source, “Nothing is signed yet” and Brit is waiting for the right material. “No script has been written and until that is done, Britney will not be making a commitment. The offer is there but no decisions have been made at the moment.”

Doogie can rest easy, for now.

This Britney Story Found @ TMZ.com

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Must Run in the Family For Britney Spears’ Sister

April 21, 2008


Jamie Lynn Spears lil’ bump is growin’ y’all!

The 17-year-old Nickelodeon star spent her day in McComb, Mississippi studying for her SATs shopping.

Brit’s unwed kid sister will reportedly debut the newest member of the Spears family sometime this summer.

This story can be found @ TMZ.com

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