Thursday, March 13, 2008

Britney Spears Says She "Hates Her Life"

Britney Spears

Anne Lu - Celebrity News Service News Writer

Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Britney Spears hates her life. The troubled pop star has reportedly divulged to her friends that she is bored of being stuck at home after dad Jamie prohibited her from going out to hang out.

Jamie, Britney's conservator, had apparently told the "Toxic" singer to stay away from nightclubs or hang out with the paparazzi. However, the tabloid princess is finding the restrictions too confining.

A friend of the music star reveals a text message sent to her by the star:

"I'm so bored. I hate my life."

The source continues, "She also sent a text saying, 'They keep taking my phone away. If my dad knows I'm talking to you he's going to be upset.'"

"She seems to genuinely miss the craziness. Sad as it is, she loved that life."

Jamie, who won temporary control of his daughter's estate, had vowed to help Britney get back on track. He had insisted that her lifestyle would have to be curtailed to a more sedate routine.

HIMYM Boss Talks Spears, Confirms Chalke!

How I Met Your Mother, Britney Spears

Just heard from How I Met Your Mother cocreator Craig Thomas about the casting of one Ms. Britney Spears to play receptionist/comic foil Abby on episode 14 of HIMYM this season. He says, "We're thrilled to have Britney Spears on the show. Britney is an exciting new talent, and we can't wait for the world to meet her. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to check out this 'Internet' thing everyone is talking about." Ha!

Craig was also good enough to comment on the casting of a certain Scrubs favorite, saying, "We couldn’t be happier to have Sarah Chalke joining us to play a new love interest for Ted, Dr. Stella Zinman. Not only is Sarah smart, funny and charming, but we already know she looks damn good in a lab coat."

Funny, our Ms. Chalke made it big when she stepped into the Roseanne cast to replace Alicia Goranson, and it wasn't until the role of Elliot Reid on Scrubs came along that she shed the sobriquet of "Second Becky." Lucky for her, now that she's stepped in to replace Alicia Silverstone on Mother, "Second Dr. Stella Zinman" just doesn't have the same ring to it!

Sarah Chalke, Alicia Silverstone, Britney Spears

Meanwhile, E! News has learned that Britney will be on the Fox lot today for more rehearsals in preparation for the taping of her HIMYM episode later this week.

Britney Spears stars as animated superhero

Pop star Britney Spears released a music video yesterday that features the singer as an animated superhero in a futuristic world.

The video was to premiere on at 6:30 p.m. to accompany her latest single, "Break The Ice" – the third from her 2007 album Blackout.

The release of the video, along with an upcoming acting role on How I Met Your Mother, marks something of a comeback for Spears, 26, whose career has been sidelined by psychiatric problems and bitter child-custody battles.

Spears's record company said the video was made in South Korea in Japanese anime style. Last year, Spears released two singles from Blackout. It has sold more than two million copies worldwide, which pales in comparison to her heyday six years ago.

In other Britney news, a lawyer who claims to represent her has filed an appeal challenging the conservatorship that gave Spears's father control of her personal and business affairs. The document states that Spears was not given the minimum five-day notice required by California law when control is sought over a person's assets or estate.

Britney Spears challenges 'conservatorship' ruling


Britney Spears is fighting the ruling that gives her father complete control of her estate and affairs until July.

The singer’s lawyer, Jon Eardley, is claiming that the conservatorship was granted without the necessary five days notice, and so is invalid, reports BBC News.

In early February, a California state court granted temporary conservatorship to James Spears until July, when the order will presumably be reviewed.

However, there is also some doubt as to whether Eardley can legitimately represent Spears as, under the rules of the conservatorship, the singer is unable to appoint her own legal personnel without the involvement of her father or his lawyer.

Spears has been in constant court battles since early January, when she refused to return her two children to ex-husband Kevin Federline.

The stand-off resulted in two stays in a psychiatric hospital for Spears.

Spears approached TV sitcom for role

roubled pop star Britney Spears landed an appearance on her favourite US sitcom' How I Met Your Mother' after the singer's agent asked the makers to create a character for her.

Spears - who will appear as doctor's receptionist Abby - is a huge fan of the show, and deemed a guest role in the series a perfect assignment at this juncture of her turbulent career.

Creator Craig Thomas admits he was ecstatic when Spears' representatives contacted him, and was left in no doubt he had made the right decision to recruit her when she turned up for a script reading - and impressed everyone present with her acting talent and enthusiastic approach.

He says: "Britney's people ended up coming to CBS and expressing interest in our show, and we were thrilled. 'Britney Spears watches our show!'

"They said she was looking for a small part on a funny show, and she checked out our show and liked it. They were really receptive to the idea of bringing Britney in and just doing a funny role for her. It all came together really quickly - it was kind of shocking.

"She seemed to have a great time, and we had a great time working with her. It was just like really a normal table read."

Spears will shoot her scenes this week, with the episode scheduled for broadcast on US cable channel CBS on March 24.

Britney pays £500,000 custody costs

Britney Spears has already spent a million dollars (£500,000) on legal fees in her child custody case and objects to paying half a million dollars to ex-husband Kevin Federline's lawyers, her lawyer has said.

Attorney Stacy Phillips told a Los Angeles court that Federline's lawyers are entitled to only about 150,000 to 175,000 dollars (£75,000-£87,000).

She also says Federline has the ability to pay his lawyers on his own.

Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan says the case is unusually complicated and all the billing is legitimate.

Commissioner Scott Gordon has not yet ruled on the matter and the hearing is continuing behind closed doors.