Britney Spears reportedly wants to end her conservatorship.
Control of the 30-year-old singer's affairs was placed in the hands of father Jamie Spears following her 2008 breakdown, and has remained that way every since. However, Britney apparently feels ready to step back into the driver's seat.
"Britney has said that she feels she is ready to resume control of her life. She has expressed this sentiment on multiple occasions, but her doctor believes that Britney isn't ready for the conservatorship to be lifted. She has come a very long way in the last 18 months especially but her team wants more time. She just wants to be able to call her own shots," a source said.
But the insider doesn't believe the "Hold It Against Me" hitmaker will get her own way any time soon, despite her engagement to former manager Jason Trawick and a possible X Facto deal: "It looks like it won't be ending anytime soon, but Britney feels that she is powerless to fight it. She has been on two wildly successful worldwide concert tours, has gotten engaged, and is now in talks to join a major television show, what more does she have to do to prove to people that she is ready to resume control of her life? Britney has been told Jamie's lawyers could petition the judge for the conservatorship to end later this year, and not anytime sooner."
Britney Spears is engaged.
The pop star's boyfriend Jason Trawick was expected to propose tonight, but surprised her by doing it last night, and will celebrate her saying yes by throwing a huge party at the Chocolate Lounge and Sugar Factory in the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
"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(sic)," she wrote on her Twitter.
At the party will be a giant chocolate fondue fountain and chocolate truffle cigars, before they will head off to the Chateau nightclub, TMZ.com reports.
Jason - who has been dating Britney for two years - asked permission from her father Jamie before getting down and one knee. The singer, who has been married twice before, will need to get a judge to formally sign off the marriage as she continues to be under the conservatorship of her father after a public breakdown more than three years ago.
Britney Spears is “unlikely” to regain control of her affairs in the near future.
The 28-year-old singer, whose father Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew Wallet were made co-conservators of her personal and professional affairs after her public breakdown in 2008, is due to have a conservatorship status hearing today, but is not expected that the judge will change the ruling.
“Britney won’t be in court for the hearing. It seems highly unlikely that the conservatorship will end by the end of summer. Britney’s just not ready, yet. She has her good days and bad days. Britney has complex issues on a personal and professional level, and that is the reason the conservatorship is still in place,” a source told RadarOnline.com.
The “Piece of Me” singer will only be permitted to regain control of her vast fortune if Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz has enough evidence to justify ending the conservatorship. It had previously been claimed Britney feels “completely out of it” because her father is so controlling.
“She is so out of it she just doesn’t care anymore. She just does what she’s told and is totally in her world. She’ll even call people at all hours of night for a general conversation and acts like it’s the middle of the day or something,” a source said.
Papers were filed Monday with the L.A. Superior Court that have pretty well sealed the fate of one Britney Spears, who from now on will no longer be the captain of her own ship. That’s right - Daddy’s got control, and he’s going to keep it.
Jamie Spears has officially been awarded permanent conservatorship, or guardianship, of daughter Britney. He’ll determine what to do with her finances, career and personal life from now on…until the agreement is severed through death or the court system. Spears now has the legal right to pull the strings on Brit’s life, even to “restrict and limit visitors by any means.”
Seriously, does this sound a little ominous to anyone else?
Jamie Spears reportedly received a raise for his guardianship role recently, getting bumped up to $75 per hour. The raise gave him an income hike of about $51,000 annually. Now, he makes around 16 large per month just to hold Brit’s hand, tell her what to do and in general run her life. Basically, he’s getting paid to take care of his daughter. ...Is it me, or is that weird?
Lord Acton’s words from 1887 are often paraphrased into a famous quote which I think is relevant here:
“Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
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