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Welcome to the Britney Group of thoughtful and entertaining chatter! Actually this is a whole lot more than Britney. This woman, in keeping with her huge pop star persona has been igniting fire in all sorts of direction. And I just felt like a forum to discuss some of the fall-out.... I do hope you participate in the B.G. ("Britney Group") not just to talk about Britney Spears but also all of the issues brought up in the Media Frenzy: (1) Being a pop star and a mom, (2) Being a young mom, (3) Fame and papparzi swarming you at every turn, (4) Getting diagnosed with something scary and the stigma, (5) Shopping sprees, (6) Girls, sexuality & double standards, (6) BFFs and FFs (that's, Frenemies Forever) who can we trust?, (7) Money & fame, (9)Achieving Well-Being, 10) Do "self-help books" really help our selves?, OF COURSE ( 11, (12, (13...(a lot) that I know you each have to share!! So, let's get it rolling! Cheers! :-), Vster

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Britney's Dad Gets a Raise for Looking After Her

Posted By LolaDub on Dec 23, 2008 at 7:07AM

Contrary to most others in the American workplace this year, Britney Spears's father, Jamie Spears, just got a salary increase: to about $75 an hour.

On Monday, a Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner boosted by an additional $51,000 the elder Spears's payment for acting as his daughter's conservator, the Associated Press reports.

Since February, Jamie, 56, has been looking after Britney, 27, to the tune of $10,000 a month.

Court Commissioner Reva Goetz has now raised his fee to about $16,000 a month – and made the pay retroactive.

Jamie was also granted an additional $1,200 a month for office expenses, which Goetz said was justified by the fact that http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20248698,00.htmlBritney's personal and professional life – her new CD Circus recently debuted at No. 1 – now appear to be back on track.

Britney To Reenact Breakdown On Stage

Posted By LolaDub on Dec 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Britney Spears is well on her way back to the top, but she’s not forgetting about a time not too long ago when she had a total meltdown. And rather than sweep the situation under the rug and pretend it didn’t happen, Brit is embracing it.

According to a new report, Britney is going to act out she had a total meltdown on stage during her upcoming tour. She will dramatize the fall and recovery in a three-part stage show.

She is said to be drawing on her two toughest years to tell the story of a fallen star who joins the circus. And after an indoor thunderstorm, Britney will appear at the end of a rainbow for the grand finale.

That sounds incredible! Brit probably has the most talented people working on her show, so we’re sure it will blow people away. Take that, Kanye!

A tour insider tells The Sun, "The first act sees the miserable star run away to join the circus. This mirrors her slide into unhinged behavior. Her disturbing antics while suffering her meltdown are the focus of the second act, which takes place in the circus. Brit is seen having fun in this crazy world and falling in love with a circus freak. The final act focuses on Britney's salvation. She manages to pry herself away from the clutches of the circus to be reunited with her friends and family."

Genius! We love that the character of Adnan is being portrayed as a circus freak! She’d better get rehearsing! Brit kicks off her tour in March.

Britney Is In Trouble With PETA

Posted By LolaDub on Dec 9, 2008 at 7:15AM

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the easily offended folks at PETA but they’re back in the limelight after seeing Britney Spears’ latest music video for Circus.

If you click here you can read the latest angry post about Brit and her “clueless abuse of animals.” The organization is upset with her over her use of lions and elephants in the video. But what’s a real circus without animals? Read the post, and tell us whose side you’re on!

Sadly, I still remember the first time I heard Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time." I was in the eighth grade and TRL was still wildly cool. My skinny, stirrup-tights-wearing, headgear sportin' 13 year-old self just couldn't get enough of the song. I remember thinking we had found a true pop princess.

But man, how quickly America's sweetheart fell from grace. And it wasn't pretty.

Now, at the bottom of the barrel, she's sporting elephants dressed in circus attire for her new video titled—what else—"Circus."

As Britney is such a victim of the paparazzi and always complaining and crying about how she hates to be held up in her guarded house and can't feel free, she of all people should be able to relate to the horror that captive animals go through when they're used for entertainment. Except Britney chooses to perform, and the lifestyle just comes with it. Animals are ripped away from their mothers at a young age, kept in chains, and prodded with electric shock devices to make them perform. That doesn't sound so voluntary to me.

Britney is now just an "outrageous" and "toxic" mess. I certainly don't want her to "gimme more," and neither do the animals who have been abused so that she can feel "lucky."

Well, we're not takin' this sitting down. We've got a killer action alert ready for those of you who want to fight with us and tell Brit to stop using animals in her acts, once and for all. Click here to take action today.

I must confess that I still believe she can turn herself around.



Posted By eastcoastgirl on Dec 4, 2008 at 7:51AM

Did any of you watch Britney's documentary on "Circus"?I thought she still looks so sad but alot better than before!I am sure many will disagree but I think she inside is a sweet girl who is under alot of pressure from the papparazzi.

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Britney Spears says her ‘groundhog day’ life is worse than jail

Posted By LolaDub on Nov 18, 2008 at 7:00AM

The Sun has seen an extended segment of the Britney Spears documentary that is set to air on MTV on November 30th, just in time for the release of her new CD, Circus. In the clip, they say that Britney cries and talks about how difficult she finds her day to day life. It sounds more like she’s discussing her mental state than anything external.

in a new fly-on-the-wall documentary she tearfully admits: “There’s no excitement, there’s no passion.

“I have really good days, and then I have bad days. Even when you go to jail you know there’s the time when you’re gonna get out.

“But in this situation, it’s never ending. It’s just like Groundhog Day every day.”…

She says: “I think it’s too in control. If I wasn’t under the restraints I’m under, I’d feel so liberated. When I tell them the way I feel, it’s like they hear but they’re really not listening.

“If you do something wrong in your work, you can move on, but I’m having to pay for a long time.

“I never wanted to become one of those prisoner people. I always wanted to feel free.”

[From The Sun via Huffington Post]

It’s surprising that Britney feels so constrained by her father’s conservatorship, because she’s doing so much better and it was assumed that she was ok with it. Late last month Britney’s dad Jamie was appointed a permanent conservator of her affairs and Britney was said to have agreed as she was hoping it would help her regain custody of her children.

Britney’s situation is of course vastly different from jail, but when you suffer from mental illness it could feel the same. She was driving around aimlessly and staying at hotels before her father took over, and maybe she misses that. She also could be talking about how her medication gives day to day life a kind of evenness that seems boring in comparison to the excitement and mania of the past.

It’s clear that she’s very troubled by her situation. An escape from show business probably isn’t what she’s looking for either, because she seems to crave the spotlight. She probably couldn’t have recovered so well without the help she’s getting, but it could be that all she sees are the restrictions on the way she used to feel. She could miss her old life filled with drama and danger, as out of control as she seemed to the world.

Here are two new promos for Britney’s MTV special “On the Record,” via BritneySpears.com


Britney's Dad Named Permanent Conservator of Her Affairs

Posted By LolaDub on Oct 29, 2008 at 5:55AM

Britney Spears at Il Sole

Photo by: MWP / Flynet

Britney Spears's father, Jamie, has been named permanent conservator of his daughter's affairs, a Los Angeles court ruled on Tuesday. He was also named permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet.

"I've met several times with [Britney] and she requested that I not object to the permanent conservatorship," the singer's court-appointed lawyer Samuel Ingham said in open court.

Commissioner Reva Goetz stated that the permanent conservatorship was "necessary and appropriate."

Experts say, however, that the permanent status doesn't necessarily mean forever.

"People shouldn't read too much into the word 'permanent'" explains Terry K. Wasserman, a mental health lawyer not involved with this case. "In many cases, it's just a formality to avoid having to renew a temporary status over and over again."

A source close to Spears concurs, saying, "This is by no means something that's going to last forever. The conservatorship being made permanent in name is primarily to ensure increased time with her children, and provide support for her music and work goals."

Adds Wasserman: "Ms. Spears can regain control of her life anytime – as long as her doctors feel she's able to manage her own affairs." http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20236331,00.html

Dad Testifies Britney Spears's Home Is Louisiana

Posted By LolaDub on Oct 17, 2008 at 6:03AM

Britney Spears

Photo by: Cousart-Ramirez-Rios / JFXonline

Britney Spears's father Jamie testified in her misdemeanor driving-without-a-license trial Thursday that California isn't her permanent residence.

"Her home is Louisiana," he said in a Southern drawl. As for when she'll be returning to Louisiana, "There's plans right now," he said.

The 26-year-old pop star, who was not in court, faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine on a charge of not having a valid license at the time of an August 2007 fender-bender. She had a Louisiana license, but prosecutors contend Spears should have had a California license as a resident of the state.

The prosecution rested its case after calling one witness: Department of Motor Vehicles investigator Gary Edmonds, who testified a DMV document showed that Spears was not licensed in California on the day of the accident.

Jamie Spears, 56, who legally controls his daughter's affairs, took the stand for the defense, saying that his daughter is in California for the sake of her two sons.

"We're here with her kids," he said. "We have visitation rights. We have to stay to augment those rights."

Britney, whose ex-husband Kevin Federline has primary custody of their children, will move back to Louisiana once "we can travel with the kids (out of state) and spend time there," her father said.

He went on to describe numerous family members who currently live there, including Britney's mother, sister, aunts, uncles, and her newborn niece.

Britney currently owns homes in Louisiana, New York, Florida and California. She acquired her Louisiana home "eight and a half years ago," he said.

Asked where he lives, Jamie replied, "I live with her. In Beverly Hills." Then asked for his primary residence, he said, "Louisiana."

Prosecutor Michael Amerian countered by stating that Spears's voter status in Louisiana is inactive because she hasn't voted there for some time. He also showed the jury her divorce filings, which indicated she was a California resident.

Closing arguments were set for Friday morninghttp://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20233865,00.html

Britney Spears: 'What the Hell Was I Thinking?

Posted By LolaDub on Oct 10, 2008 at 5:32AM

In an upcoming documentary, Britney Spears candidly discusses her loneliness and her regrets about her much-publicized erratic behavior.

"I sit there and I'll look back and I'm like: I'm a smart person. What the hell was I thinking?" the pop star says in the 90-minute film, tentatively titled For the Record, produced in partnership with MTV.

In a video clip from the film, the 26-year-old Spears alludes to her tumultuous past: her divorce from Kevin Federline, forced psychiatric hospitalizations and loss of custody of her two sons.

"I've been through a lot in the past two or three years, and there's a lot that people don't know," she says.

"Sometimes I think I get kind of lonely because you don't open the gate up that much, you know I mean?" she adds. "You're guarded. You have to be that way, so I'm kind of stuck in this place and it's like: How do you deal? And you just cope, and that's what I do. I just cope with it, every day."

The documentary airs on MTV on Nov. 30, two days before the release of her new album, Circus. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20232271,00.html

Adnan Ghalib Confirms Sex Tape With Britney Spears

Posted By LolaDub on Sep 29, 2008 at 8:31AM

Uh oh...and here we all thought Britney Spears was in the clear. Adnan Ghalib has confirmed that he is in possession of a sex tape he made while dating her. He says he'll sell for the right price.

"There is such a tape, but I won’t discuss prices for hypothetical enquiries. Unless there is a locked-in deal, I will go no further."

I find this next quote pretty ironic. Why is he trying to play the noble guy? It's a little late for that!

"I am not interested in selling out any other details about Britney."

The video features Brit naked and wearing a pink wig. It's two hours long.

UGH. I can't believe that Adnan would do this. Ok, well I totally can, he's always seemed shady, but STILL. She's doing so much better and something like this could bring her straight back down to the bottom. Why would he do that to her? I guess some people will do anything for their own personal gain.

he is such a pig :sick: