Archive for February, 2008

Britney Stuck To Her Word & Taught Another Class

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OK! has learned that Britney Spears will head back to Millennium Dance Complex this afternoon to teach another group of children to dance.

The 26 year old pop star reportedly enjoyed her class so much on Monday that she couldn’t wait to do it again. Eyewitnesses tell OK! that Britney’s class will start this afternoon at 4 p.m. PT. We’ll be there to give you all the details as they unfold!

UPDATE: Class started right at 4 p.m. An eyewitness says Britney is in the largest studio inside the complex with 12 kids. She is wearing red suede boots, fishnet stockings and a white t-shirt. She started the class with a warm up to Janet Jackson.

At 4:4o p.m. the class ended. An eyewitness says Lynn Spears arrived shortly afterwards and was ushered into the dance studio where Britney had taught the class.  OK! has learned that the class was originally scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. but at the last minute, Brit changed her mind and moved the time up to 4 p.m.

Source: OK! Magazine

More Info On The Dance Class & Video Rehearsal

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Britney Spears has class – dance class, that is.

The 26-year-old singer – who’s in the midst of a custody battle over her own kids, Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1 – logged some quality kiddie time Monday, teaching dance an hour-long dance lesson to a group of six children.

“The class was amazing,” Robert Baker, director of the Millennium Dance Complex, tells PEOPLE.

In addition to choreographed routines to vintage Madonna songs “True Blue” and “Material Girl” and “Holiday,” Spears – wearing ripped fishnets, red boy-shorts and a blue top – also allowed her pupils to free-style dance.

“She even played age-appropriate games in a circle, pretending to be a choo-choo train,” Baker said. “Britney was just amazing with the kids and everyone ended up having a blast. At the end of the hour class, all the kids hugged Britney and she seemed very happy.”

Kids ‘Thrilled’
The kids, aged 4 to 7, were selected from the studio’s junior program. “The parents gave their permission,” Baker said. “They were thrilled. One parent summed it up: ‘It’s a once in a lifetime event.'”

Well, maybe not. Spears had so much fun, “She asked to please teach a class tomorrow,” said Baker, a longtime Spears friend. “We plan to put together a group of about 20 kids for her.”

After the class wrapped up at 7 p.m., Spears – who has rehearsed at Millennium three times since Friday – spent another hour and a half working on a dance routine for her single “Break The Ice.”

“She seems very focused about getting back into her old life,” said Baker. “[She’s] focusing her energy on creating and dancing.”

Source: People Magazine

Britney Taught A Children's Dance Class Last Night

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britneylesson.jpgBritney Spears taught dance to children not much older than her own boys on Monday at Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood.

The pop star — who skipped the Grammys — kicked off the class by introducing herself to each five year old and shaking their hand, a source said. “She comes in, she winds them up, and then tells them, ‘I guess I have to introduce myself to you guys!’” said Robert Baker, Millennium co-owner.

Britney looked happy and upbeat, he said. Madonna’s “Material Girl” and “True Blue” were part of her play list. Britney led the class in “her favorite brown cowboy boots, fishnet stockings, a red short skirt, and a bluish greenish top that hangs down past her skirt.”

“She worked out this great little routine for them, they were dancing all over the place, she had them dancing in a circle like a choo-choo train,” he said. “The kids loved it- they are having a ball right now. And Britney- she’s just drinking it up. She’s totally enjoying herself. It’s an amazing class- she and the kids are certainly enjoying the process.”

Parents for the seven kids waited outside while she taught. A little girl, who took the class, gushed, “We had so much fun. Britney was wearing little red shorts and she looked so pretty” as she and her mother headed to their car.

She last saw her sons, Sean and Jayden, on January 3 when she was rushed to Cedars-Sinai for a psychological evaluation. Her visitation rights were suspended soon after. Less than a month later, Britney was involuntarily committed for 10 days to UCLA Medical Center for treatment of bipolar disorder. She has been a staple at the studio since she was released Wednesday, Feb. 6.

“Britney’s telling me that she likes this so much that she’s thinking about making it a regular thing, possibly every other week. She loves to interact with the kids, and she feels that it’s important to give back to the dance community,” Baker said.

Source: Us Weekly

Jamie Still "Babysitting" Britney At Her House

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Just because it’s been relatively quiet in the world of Britney Spears this past weekend, it doesn’t mean that those around her aren’t very concerned.

The pop star’s dad is still living with her, keeping a vigilant eye over her comings and goings, as well as trying to keep her out of the public view.

Jamie’s essentially a “babysitter,” said an insider.

And while he held Sam Lufti at bay, Jamie, who every day checks in with his own sobriety coach, has been toying (along with his ex-wife, Lynne) with surrounding Britney with “more normal people,” says the source. But since they can’t take her back to Louisiana — because her kids are in LA — Jamie and Lynne have been talking about having her friends from Kentwood, including cousin Laura Lynne Covington, possibly coming out to LA to be with Britney.

The source also says that contrary to reports, Lynne, who’s currently taking care of Sean Preston and Jayden James, is not going to bring the pop star’s two tots to her in violation of a judge’s court order.

Although Lynne is nervous about Britney and her future, the family matriarch is mostly now “worried” about her pregnant 16-year-old daughter, Jamie Lynn, who’s back home in Kentwood without her mama.

Jamie Lynn wants her mother to come home “really bad,” said the source, but Lynne is staying in LA for the time being.

The source says there’s talk of maybe having Jamie Lynn come out to LA until things settle down.

Source: Access Hollywood

Britney Back At The Dance Studio For More Rehearsals

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For the second night in a row, Britney Spears is hard at work on getting her career back on track. Around 3:30pm PT on Saturday, the superstar arrived at North Hollywood’s Millennium Dance Studios — her favorite place to rehearse her dance moves. And according to some who have seen her these last couple days, things appear to be looking up for the singer.

“Her focus and clarity are noticeable,” says one fortunate witness who had the chance to look on as Brit worked on her routine for her upcoming video. “Almost like the old Britney we’ve known and loved.”

During a brief Friday afternoon shopping spree, Britney picked up a whole wardrobe of dance clothes at Victoria’s Secret. And one insider tells OK! “She’s planning to dance almost every day.”

Days before her most recent hospitalization, Brit had begun to work on this current routine — for her single “Break The Ice” — which will feature one of the singer’s famous chair numbers, not unlike the one in the video for her hit “Stronger.”

Source: OK! Magazine

Alli Sims Speaks Out

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In an exclusive intervew with E! News’ Jason Kennedy, Britney’s cousin Alli Sims said she was indeed denied entry to the pop tart’s place on Thursday night…proving it’s not just hangers-on but even Spears family members who are having trouble getting to Britney.

“It’s kind of true,” says Sims. “I drove up there for a minute because I had to go to another party [nearby]…I just talked to her for a second.”

In the only on-camera she has given in months, Sims told E! News at the People magazine pre-Grammy party that Britney is “doing well and everything’s going to be okay, and I love her to death and she knows everybody is rooting for her.”

Sims is optimistic that Britney will “get back to normal and balance out.”

Source: E! News

Britney's Financial Manager Fired; Lawyers Want To Step Down

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First, Jamie Spears was allowed to change the locks, and now he has the go-ahead to start cleaning house.

A court commissioner has granted Britney’s dad the authority to fire her business manager, Howard Grossman.

The “Toxic” songstress had been trying to have Grossman installed as her temporary conservator, along with Northern Trust Bank, but according to court documents released Friday, her presumably soon to be ex-employee has been ordered to turn “all documents, records and assets relating to Britney Spears” over to Jamie.

The decision appears to have been made Thursday during an emergency hearing on a motion filed by Jamie’s coconservator, attorney Andrew Wallett.

The proceedings were closed, but a court spokesman said that Wallett’s motion was approved, and sources told E! News that Jamie’s control over his daughter’s welfare and finances would still be in place until at least Feb. 14, the date of the next hearing.

Britney was represented on Thursday by court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham, because after she was committed to the psych ward at UCLA Medical Center on Jan. 31, she was ruled unfit to choose her own counsel.

Loeb & Loeb attorney Adam Streisand, who the troubled songstress tried to retain over the weekend while she was hospitalized in order to protest the appointment of her dad as conservator, said that the court’s ruling prevented him from accepting the job.

But while it isn’t so easy to be hired by Britney these days, it’s apparently just as challenging as ever to actually represent her.

The legal team that’s been handling Britney’s custody battle is reportedly once again aiming to step down as her counsel, according to TMZ.

A hearing on a second motion filed by the Beverly Hills law firm of Trope & Trope to be removed from the case has been scheduled for Mar. 10.

The legal eagles, headed up by Spears’ main man, Sorrell Trope, first asked to be relieved on Jan. 2, the same day the divorcé skipped an appointment to be deposed by Kevin Federline’s camp and barely 24 hours before her bizarre standoff with police that resulted in her first involuntary hospitalization of the year.

At the time, Trope cited a “breakdown in communications…making further representation of her interests impossible.”

Trope had no comment upon learning that she was facing off with cops and paramedics at her gated abode, but he withdrew his request to be relieved as counsel a few weeks later. No explanation was given, only a confirmation from cocounsel Anne Kiley that they were staying on.

It’s rumored that Spears’ family is looking to bring her pre-Trope attorney, Laura Wasser, back into the fold, but it’s unclear as yet how Spears’ current lack of decision-making prowess is going to affect her status in family court.

Source: E! News