Archive for February, 2008

"Blackout" Voted Worst Album Of The Year At NME Awards

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Britney’s latest album “Blackout” was voted the wost album of the year at last night’s NME awards in London. Other ‘nominees’ in this category included Leona Lewis’ debut album.

Oh well, who cares what they think? I’d rather listen to the ‘worst album of the year’ than any of the pretentious indie crap that they promote. At least she won best album of the year at the NRJ awards last month… and will hopefully win more later this year!

Britney Continues To Spend Time With Her Boys

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Britney Spears is spending more quality time with her sons.

Preston, 2, and Jayden, 17 months, spent more time at their mother’s house on Wednesday morning – the third visit Spears has had with her children since lawyers for the singer and her ex-husband Kevin Federline reached a visitation agreement on Feb. 22.

Spears’s recent visits with her boys have been full of hugs and affection, PEOPLE reports in its new issue (on newsstands Friday). “Kids this age are amazingly resilient, and the very close bond that Britney has with her children is apparent,” a source tells PEOPLE.

On Saturday, Spears reunited with her sons for the first time since she was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Jan. 3. She also had another visit with them Monday.

According to the source, Spears’s father, Jamie, and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Sadja have been monitoring the visits between the boys and Spears, who has had two stints in the hospital this year. Sadja began treating the singer during her most recent hospitalization at the UCLA Medical Center psych ward.

Source: People Magazine

Britney Has A Second Supervised Visitation With Sons

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While the rest of Hollywood was getting over their Oscar hangover on Monday morning, Britney Spears was enjoying the second visit from her two young sons in three days.

“It went very well,” a source close to the pop star tells OK! about this second visit, which lasted from 9am to noon PT on Monday. “The boys are really happy to see their mom.”

Even those who you’d expect to be most skeptical about the visits, like Mark Vincent Kaplan, lawyer for Brit’s ex-husband Kevin Federline, seemed upbeat on Monday. “These visitations with the boys will help to normalize the family environment,” Kaplan told OK!. “Kevin has always been rooting for Britney to regain visitation… and if these visits go well, they will ramp up over time.”

In fact, says the Britney insider, the rumor around the Spears house is that Sean Preston, 2, and one-year-old Jayden James could soon be visiting up to three times a week — so long as the singer continues to follow the rules and as long as certain people are present for the visits.

Sources confirm to OK! that the people required to be on hand for the boys’ visits to their mom include her father Jamie Spears, one of K-Fed’s bodyguards, Britney’s psychologist, the court-appointed monitor and a lawyer representing the conservatorship.

“It’s a lot, for sure,” one legal source explains to OK!. “But if she really wants those kids back, she won’t complain about all the people looking over her shoulder.”

And speaking of the ongoing custody battle for the two boys, Kaplan confirms to OK! that the original April 9 start date for the actual hearing will likely not go down as scheduled for several reasons, including the fact that the court needs to finish its custody evaluation of both parents. This evaluation will consider, among other factors, how each parent interacts with the children, each parent’s personal behavior and lifestyle, and how the exes behave together in front of the children.

A more likely start date for the case, says Kaplan, who also requested the Britney undergo a psychiatric evaluation, would be in the early summer.

Source: OK! Magazine

Britney Reunited With Her Boys

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Britney Spears was reunited with her sons for three hours on Saturday.

After lawyers for Spears and Kevin Federline reached a visitation agreement Friday, the pop star saw her children Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1, for the first time since Jan. 3.

The boys left Federline’s Tarzana house Saturday morning – put in their car seats by their father, according to photographers – and were driven by Federline’s bodyguard to Spears’s Studio City home.

A source involved in the case says, “The real hero was [Spears’s father] Jamie. He has taken charge, and she has visitation again.”

Sources confirm to PEOPLE that Jamie and Britney’s psychiatrist were present for the visit.

After a three-hour stay, Spears’s sons left again in the back of Federline’s grey Dodge truck driven by his bodyguard.

Source: People Magazine

Britney To Regain Visitation Rights "Very Soon"

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Britney Spears will be allowed to visit her children “soon, very soon,” after lawyers hammered out a structured visitation arrangement, Kevin Federline’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan tells PEOPLE.

Kaplan confirmed Friday that he and his partner Jim Simon spent two days working with Spears’s legal team. Under the terms of the agreement, details of which Kaplan would not disclose, Jayden, 1, and Preston, 2, will once again enjoy “participation of their mother in their lives,” Kaplan says.

“We’re pleased that … the process of reinstating the children’s mother as a participant in their lives can commence,” said Kaplan.

Spears, 26, has not seen her boys since her Jan. 3 custody stand-off with police, leading to her first forced hospitalization in a psych ward.

Source: People Magazine

No "Break The Ice" Video Premiere On Monday

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She’s been in and out of the dance studio, but has Britney Spears already recorded a music video for the third single off of her latest CD “Blackout?”

Yesterday on, next week’s Total Request Live show schedule included this blurb written in the schedule for Monday, which set off a firestorm of curiosity:

“…and we’re going to snitch a look at ‘Break the Ice,’ the next music video from a way-under-the-radar performer by the name of Britney Spears.”

Since it appeared last night, the sentence was removed from MTV’s website and “Extra” has gotten a statement from MTV saying “The video is NOT premiering on Monday.”

Source: ExtraTV

Sam Lufti Finally Served With Restraining Order

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Britney Spears’s pal Sam Lutfi was served Thursday with a temporary restraining order to keep him away from the troubled pop star, according to court papers.

The order was sought by the temporary co-conservators of Spears’s $100 million estate – her father Jamie and an attorney.

Lutfi had been accused by Britney’s mother of drugging, verbally abusing and controlling the singer, who has been in-and-out hospitalized in two different psych wards recently. He was served at 11 a.m. as he left his apartment in Westside Los Angeles.

Source: People Magazine

Preview The "Break The Ice" Video On Monday

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Monday: The radiant Jordin Sparks will stop by to perform and to give us a 1st Look at her new video, “No Air.” If that isn’t enough, a man who loves his ladies, Snoop Dogg, will drop by to give us a sneak peek of his latest video, “Life of the Party,” and we’re going to snitch a look at “Break the Ice,” the next music video from a way-under-the-radar performer by the name of Britney Spears.

Source: MTV

I wonder if it has new material, or if it’s just made up of old clips?  Oh well, I guess we’ll find out Monday, if MTV are telling the truth.

Kevin's Lawyer Says Britney Having Her Dad Around Is Positive

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What will it take for Britney Spears to regain visitation rights with her two sons? That remains to be seen. But the pop star’s tentative reconciliation with her father, Jamie, is a step in the right direction, says Kevin Federline’s lawyer.

In fact, attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan was full of praise for the elder Spears, who has emerged as a controversial force in Britney’s life recently – and who was front-and-center at Tuesday’s family court hearing.

“Jamie Spears’s presence is an extreme positive,” Kaplan told PEOPLE, adding that the patriarch’s continued presence could make it possible “to develop a visitation plan that enables these children to have a mother in their lives.”

While Britney’s visitation with children Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1, was discussed at Tuesday’s hearing, there was no official legal progress on the matter. (Spears has not seen her sons since her Jan. 3 standoff with police.) Still, Kaplan said, “[Jamie] brings that day closer. Absolutely.”

Jamie’s role as temporary co-conservator – overseeing Britney’s wellbeing and estimated $100-million fortune – has attracted its share of criticism. His own daughter is apparently seeking legal remedies to regain control and, in a recent interview with PEOPLE, attorney Jon Eardley claimed that Jamie’s conservatorship was a “violation of [the singer’s] civil rights.”

Kaplan, however, sees Jamie’s control as a “huge step.” “He’s building from the ground up,” the attorney explained. “[He’s] stabilizing the situation, removing people that may not have had [Britney’s] best interests at heart.”

Does that mean Britney could see her kids again in the near future?

“We all want this as soon as possible,” said Kaplan. “That’s Kevin’s desire – to have his kids visiting their mother. That’s everyone’s goal in this case.”

Source: People Magazine