Britney Spears sticks the landing in ‘Piece of Me’ finale

Britney Spears is shown in her final performance of "Piece of Me" at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats Britney Spears is shown in her final performance of "Piece of Me" at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats Britney Spears and a pair of backing dancers are shown in her final performance of "Piece of Me" at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats Britney Spears and a pair of backing dancers are shown in her final performance of "Piece of Me" at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats Britney Spears is shown in her final performance of "Piece of Me" at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats Britney Spears is shown in her final performance of "Piece of Me" at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats Britney Spears fans Matthew Martinez and Laell Sanford are in line prior to Spears' final performance of "Piece of Me" at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats The two young fans were impossible to miss, happily posing for photos at the front of the line leading to Axis theater for Britney Spears’ finale at Planet Hollywood. Matthew Martinez, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., donned soldier-style costume, with shorts and a leopard mask, inspired buy Spears’ “Circus” world tour from 2009. Lael Sanford, visiting from Portland, wore a black two-piece, highlighting the requisite black fishnets and sparkly military headpiece worn by Spears in her “Piece of Me” performances. Joined by Continue Reading

Britney Spears performs sexy rendition of ‘Make Me’ with rapper G-Eazy at VMAs, Twitter compares her to Beyoncé

Britney Spears did it again! For the first time since her infamous VMAs flop, the pop princess returned to the awards show. Dressed in a lime green bodysuit and slinky thigh-high boots, Spears flaunted her toned bod while performed her new single, "Make Me" with rapper G-Eazy. Spears performed another hit, “Me, Myself and I,” (featuring Bebe Rexha) in a surprise cover. Britney Spears and rapper G-Eazy perform onstage together at the MTV VMAs. Of course, not everyone was impressed. Users on social media noticed the slow tune didn't give the mom-of-two much chance to show off her skills a la Beyoncé or Rihanna. "Poor @britneyspears follows @Beyonce She wont be out if breath bc she doesn't sing, but her dancing won't top that #GurlBye #VMAs," a fan wrote. Another added, "You can't lip sync after THAT @Beyonce performance." But her loyal fans were quick to praise Spears. "Britney Spears could lip sync the entire Declaration of Independence in a glittery jumpsuit and I'd watch the whole damn thing." One more chimed in, "@britneyspears you were GLORYious tonight. Slay queen of #VMAs #BritneyOnVMAs." Spears’ legendary VMAs performances included her 2001 snake-charming moment during “I’m A Slave 4 U” to that time she smacked lips with Madonna circa 2003. Her last performance of "Gimme More" came during the middle of her very public meltdown in 2007. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Britney Spears, Jason Trawick engaged after two years together: We are ‘over the moon’

Britney Spears is set to walk down the aisle – again. The pop star got engaged to boyfriend Jason Trawick Thursday night, he confirmed to "Access Hollywood." Trawick, celebrating his 40th birthday, said he popped the question on bended knee, and Spears' two sons -- Sean Preston, 6, and Jayden James, 5 -- were on hand to witness the event. While enjoying a romantic private dinner, Trawick presented Spears with an engagement ring featuring a 3-carat round stone and pave diamonds on the band, reports Us Weekly. Spears took to Twitter Friday morning and hinted at the big news, writing: "OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo" “Yes, we are engaged,” Trawick told "Access." "(I'm) over the moon, as [is] she.” PHOTOS: BRITNEY'S CHAOTIC LIFE "This is something they've both wanted for a long time," a source told Us. “It's a way to cement their family. They're both extremely happy and can't wait to become man and wife." The couple, who recently moved into a 10,000 square-foot estate outside Los Angeles, will celebrate their engagement at dinner at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Friday night, followed by festivities at Chateau nightclub at the Paris Hotel. "Still glowing!" Spears tweeted before boarding her flight to Sin City. Spears, 30, first met Trawick, then an agent at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, in 2006 when he began representing the "I Wanna Go" singer while she was still married to Kevin Federline. Trawick, a former Daily News employee, remained a close confidant to Spears following her split from Federline in 2006 and public meltdown in the two years after. By 2009, the couple finally mixed business with pleasure and began dating. Until earlier this year, Trawick had been Spears' manager since 2008. He stepped down from the position to focus on their personal relationship, as well as his plans Continue Reading

All quiet on the Britney Spears front

LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for Britney Spears' parents returned to court Thursday for a hush-hush hearing to deal with the troubled singer's affairs.The session in Los Angeles Superior Court was closed to the public, and a court spokesman said the proceedings were sealed. But several media reports said that Spears' father, Jamie Spears, and a court-appointed co-conservator were hoping to strengthen control over Britney's affairs. Neither Spears nor her parents attended the hearing. The deranged diva was represented by a court-appointed attorney. Lawyer Adam Streisand, who met with Britney on Wednesday after she got out of a mental ward, said Thursday he was off the case because the court "had issued orders that prevent Ms. Spears from retaining counsel of her own choosing." A day earlier, after Spears, 26, left the mental ward at UCLA Medical Center, her parents said their daughter was in the middle of a mental crisis, and they believe her life is at risk. "As parents of an adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis, we were extremely learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter Britney was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe," said the joint statement released on behalf of the singer's father and her mother, Lynne Spears. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Britney Spears’ daddy gains control

Britney Spears' father gained control of his out-of-control daughter's life - and money - Friday as the tormented pop princess sat in a Los Angeles psychiatric ward. Jamie Spears was granted temporary conservatorship of Britney's assets in a court decision that also barred her manager, Osama Lutfi, from seeing the singer. The ruling by Commissioner Reva Goetz allows Jamie Spears to hire round-the-clock security guards to protect the deranged diva, to bar people from her Los Angeles property and to gain control of her assets. But the victory wasn't permanent. Another hearing on the conservatorship, which also included Jamie Spears' lawyer, was set for Monday. Miss Brit exploded in anger on learning of her dad's new status, reported. "Nobody's taking my house. Who is my family?" she screamed into a phone at one point, the Web site said. The controversial Lutfi has been at odds with Spears' parents over the right way to help the singer, who has undergone two forced hospitalizations in a month. Before the court decision banning him, Lutfi appeared at the UCLA Medical Center with a delivery from In-N-Out Burger for the singer. The decision by the Los Angeles court came two days into the 72-hour psychiatric-unit stay that began early Thursday when the erratic entertainer was rushed from her home by the LAPD - at a reported cost to taxpayers of $25,000. The manic midnight motorcade featured a presidential-sized LAPD entourage. That, along with the cadre of officers needed to clear the route of swarming paparazzi, made a serious dent in the city budget, the Los Angeles Times said Friday. An LAPD spokeswoman couldn't confirm the figure, but said it was unlikely the city would recover the money from the platinum-selling songstress. A team of 11 police motorcycles, two squad cars and two police helicopters accompanied the ambulance that hustled Spears to the hospital. "I can't imagine they would ask for the money," said Officer Anna Aguirre. Continue Reading

As Britney Spears unravels, who really has her best interests at heart?

If Britney Spears is a train wreck in progress, then those around her are the conductors steering the Britney Express full speed down the railway to ruination. From her dysfunctional family to publicity-pursuing "friends" and doctors, everyone seems eager to offer advice. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be anyone in the clamoring crowd who has Brit's best interests at heart. Just before Spears left the L.A. psych ward last weekend, shrink-turned-talk- show-host Dr. Phil (McGraw) was conveniently by her side, making dramatic headlines the next day. He claimed he had been begging Spears' mom, Lynne, to let him near the troubled 26-year-old for months to stage an intervention. Monday, McGraw chafed at suggestions he's exploiting Spears and insisted that he saw her at her family's request. But questions about why McGraw felt the need to immediately tell "Entertainment Tonight" about his meeting with Spears and her condition continue to disturb concerned onlookers. "It's completely unethical," says top New York developmental psychologist Cooper Lawrence about the drama whipped up by the TV showman. What's worse, says Lawrence, is the suggestion that Dr. Phil visited the suffering singer against her will. "She doesn't know Dr. Phil," says Lawrence. "He's a stranger." Britney's mom and pregnant 16-year-old sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, were expected to appear on Dr. Phil's talk show Tuesday, but backed out over the weekend. "Why on earth does Britney Spears' mother need to be on Dr. Phil?" Lawrence asks. "There's no reason for it. She's somebody who's seeking out her own fame. ... Just the way everyone who's been around Britney has exploited her her whole life." The only person Spears seems to trust right now is Adnan Ghalib - a paparazzo she's been hanging around with since fleeing the hospital. Ghalib's had full access to photo shoots with Spears and reportedly plans to sell them for a million bucks. "He's another example of how unhealthy Continue Reading

Court continues Britney Spears’ child-custody hearing

LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears' child custody hearing was quickly rescheduled Monday after a closed-door meeting between her lawyers, her ex-husband and her conservators. "In the end, no change was made," court spokesman Allan Parachini said after the case was continued until Feb. 19, when another hearing was scheduled. A separate hearing was scheduled for Monday afternoon to deal with the issue of conservatorship of Spears and her estate. Spears remained hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation and did not attend the hearing that was closed to the press and public. It had been scheduled before Spears was hospitalized. "It's a very fluid landscape that's changing day by day," said lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan, who represents Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline. Kaplan said he was not being given information on Spears' condition. Spears' father, James, and her attorney, Andrew Wallet, were granted temporary conservatorship Friday after Court Commissioner Reva Goetz ruled that Spears needed someone to take over her personal and financial affairs. The conservatorship was to remain in effect until another hearing was held. Meanwhile, Spears current stay in a psychiatric ward was extended for two weeks under a state law that allows patients to be kept for medical treatment if they are found to be gravely disabled or a danger to themselves or others, a person close to the pop star told The Associated Press. Spears was originally to be released Sunday from UCLA Medical Center's psychiatric ward after undergoing a 72-hour mental evaluation. But doctors and a ward medical officer cited California law to keep her longer, said the person close to Spears, who requested anonymity. Monday's custody hearing had been meant to deal with efforts by Spears' legal team to withdraw from the case, but the lawyers abandoned that effort last week and took it off the court calendar. Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon barred Spears from contact with her two small Continue Reading

Britney Spears turns herself in for Aug. 6 wreck

Britney Spears made time for a photo-op Monday night - albeit one with no red carpet - when she reported to a Los Angeles-area police station to be booked in connection with two minor fender-benders. Spears breezed in the front doors the station in the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys around 9 p.m. Monday, after declining an offer to sneak in through the back. Clad in black and sporting oversize sunglasses that she said were hiding a case of pinkeye, Spears spent about 30 to 45 minutes being processed, including having photos and fingerprints taken. "She was fine, cooperative," said LAPD officer Mike Lopez. "She did her business and came out." For her part, Spears described the police as "really nice." Spears showed up at the station with a male companion, who whisked her away in a Mercedes after she'd finished her official business. Spears' appearance at the station was a prelude to an October 25 court date on charges she bumped up against another car while turning into a spot in a Studio City parking lot on August 6. Spears checked out the damage before heading into an adjacent builing. The cadre of paparazzi who seemingly track the fallen pop princess' every move caught the fender-bender on camera. Kim Robard-Rifkin, whose car Spears' scuffed, reported the incident several days later. The booking is the latest in a string of legal embroilments for Spears. On October 1, she had custody of her two young sons taken away after a judged expressed misgivings about her partying and general lack of parenting skills. Last week she appeared in court and was granted overnight visits with the children with the presence of a monitor. Kevin Federline, Spears' former backup dancer and ex-husband, is the children's main guardian. Since filing for divorce from Federline in November 2006, Spears has passed out at a Las Vegas nightclub on New Year's Eve, been photographed cavorting on the party scene with no panties on, shaved her head, and Continue Reading

Britney Spears’ hair extensions fall out onstage during Las Vegas show

Britney Spears lost a piece of herself at her Las Vegas "Piece of Me" show. The 33-year-old singer suffered an embarrassing moment in Sin City on Friday when her blond hair extensions fell out onstage in the midst of her performance. In a video taken by a fan, Spears' loose locks can be seen dangling from the back of her head while she sings her track "Do Something" — but she didn't let the minor mishap affect her focus. The hair eventually fell to the ground and the leather-clad Spears danced on. This isn't the only onstage malfunction Spears has endured during her residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. In Dec. 2013, the zipper on the singer's sequined costume came undone, leaving her back completely exposed. Her dancers were quick to come to her rescue and Spears handled the awkward situation with as much grace as possible. Fans of the pop princess will get to see Spears entertain in Vegas for years to come as she recently inked a deal to continue her residency through 2017. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Britney Spears announces plans to extend Las Vegas residency following on-stage fall

Britney Spears said "the show must go on" after taking a spill on-stage in Las Vegas last week. In fact, the pop star appeared on "Ellen" Tuesday to announce she's extending her Sin City residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino "for three more months." "I just think you should give our entire audience tickets," she told the daytime talk show host while wearing a black supportive boot with her black mini-dress. "I tore some ligaments," she explained. Spears hurt herself during one of her sold out Las Vegas "Piece of Me" performances on Wednesday when she fell on stage. "I actually wasn't doing anything that hard. I was just kind of bopping around," the "Crazy" singer recalled. The outcome of the fall wasn't Spears' biggest concern. It was the fact that she hasn't taken a tumble like that during any of her Vegas performances since the beginning of her residency. "I've done like eight years worth of shows. Plenty of shows and I've never actually fell on stage so it was really kind of embarrassing," she confessed. She first showed off the medical boot on Instagram Friday, two days after the on-stage fall. "This boot was made for walkin'," she playfully captioned the pic. Despite the injury, Spears' Vegas residency, a 113-performance deal that began on Dec. 27, 2013 and was originally slated to conclude in September, has been extremely successful and has already garnered the pop star some awards. "So you won these awards, which are really cool," DeGeneres said. "You won best show in Vegas, best bachelorette party in Vegas, so people come to your show and you must see wild things." "A lot of wild things," Spears replied before providing an example. "Tattoos of my face on people's arms, which is really kind of crazy." ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading