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."
Lindsay Lohan celebrated the end of her probation with a party that lasted until 2am.
The troubled actress - who was advised by Judge Stephanie Sautner to curb her partying ways when she was officially released from her probation yesterday - was joined for a meal in the penthouse suite of Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont hotel by 45 friends and family members, with the guests not leaving until the early hours of this morning.
"Lindsay's guests ate paella and watched Elizabeth Taylor's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Lindsay was in an extremely good mood and grateful to be off of formal probation," a source told RadarOnline.com.
While alcohol was served at the party, Lindsay - who has endured several stints in rehab - did not indulge in any. "The party went until around 2 am. Alcohol was being served in moderation but Lindsay wasn't seen drinking. It's just rather strange that Lindsay chose to have the party at the hotel, especially after what the judge said to her in court. Lindsay would have been much smarter to have just had a few people over to her house, but that isn't her style, and she just loves the privacy and security that Chateau Marmont offers her," another guest said.
Bobby Brown has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
The New Edition singer was stopped by officers on Monday when they saw him using his cellphone behind the wheel and he failed a field sobriety test, leading to the charges being brought today, as well as an additional charge of driving with a suspended license.
According to gossip website TMZ, Bobby gave a .12 blood alcohol level when he was tested at the scene. Both offenses are misdemeanors and carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail, as well as a $1,000 fine for each charge.
Earlier today, a lawyer acting for Bobby issued a statement to say the star wasn't "driving erratically" when he was stopped by police, though she made no mention of the failed sobriety test. "Everyone is innocent until proven guilty and Mr. Brown was not driving erratically. He was speaking on his cell phone. Mr. Brown has not been convicted of anything associated with this incident. Mr. Brown is taking this matter seriously and an investigation is underway. The legal process shall run its course," said lawyer Tiffany Feder.
Bobby Brown has been released on $5,000 bail.
The "My Prerogative" singer was arrested in Reseda, Los Angeles, yesterday afternoon on driving under the influence (DUI) charges after he failed a sobriety test when police officers stopped him for allegedly driving while talking on his phone. Bobby was taken into custody in Van Nuys jail but released after his representatives arrived to post bail.
"We observed intoxication once Mr. Brown was pulled over. We put him through four sobriety tests, none of which he passed. He was arrested at 12:20 p.m. and booked into the Van Nuys jail," Officer Tiana Reed told RadarOnline.com.
Lindsay Lohan's probation will not be affected by a hit-and-run allegation.
The troubled actress is due to make her final court appearance on Thursday, and though she has been accused of hitting club manager Thaer Kamal with her Porsche and leaving the scene, the claim will not count against her.
According to gossip website TMZ, a report submitted by the probation service mentions the incident and the fact that it is under investigation by police, but discounts the claim and gives it no weight as charges have not been filed against Lindsay, nor has she been arrested. "The probationer [Lindsay] is in compliance with the terms and conditions of probation," the report says.
The document also notes that the actress will complete court-ordered counseling sessions today and her final stint of community service tomorrow. Judge Stephanie Sautner has said that she will terminate the probation - which stems from a 2007 driving under the influence conviction - if Lindsay is still in compliance.
Brian Austin Green has been accused of assaulting a photographer.
The former Beverly Hills 90210 actor and his wife Megan Fox were photographed by paparazzo Delbert Shaw while holidaying at the Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii last December and, according to gossip website TMZ, he alleges they were so incensed that Brian punched him after Megan egged him on.
The lawsuit Mr. Shaw filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday says that after seeing him taking pictures Megan yelled, "Are you going to let him get away with that?" He claims Brian then began pummeling him, causing severe injuries before throwing his iPhone into the sea. Mr. Shaw is suing for unspecified damages.
People for Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA) has offered to pay the legal fees of the mystery woman who flour bombed Kim Kardashian last week.
The animal rights group - which denies being involved in the red carpet attack - thinks the reality star would be "shortsighted" to press charges against the unidentified assailant, and are prepared to support her financially should she be taken to court over the March 22 incident.
"We don't believe Kim would be so shortsighted as to go after this woman, but if she does, we'll definitely look at how to maximize exposure to the cruel fur industry, and that could mean defending the activist if she wishes," a spokesperson for PETA said.
The group also urged the 31-year-old beauty - who was hit by cooking flour while promoting her new perfume at The London Hotel in West Hollywood - to '"enhance her image" by donating her "vulgar" furs to the homeless.
"PETA is not speculating about who floured Kim and unfortunately we can't say who sent us the video. How much better it would be if she decided to evolve and enhance her image by donating her vulgar furs and exotic-animal skins to the homeless," the spokesperson added.
An "overzealous" fan has allegedly broken into Simon Cowell's home.
The accused is said to have entered the 52-year-old music mogul's $14 million west London house on Saturday night through a downstairs window, before going to lie on his bed while Simon was in the lounge. The woman is believed to have been caught and detained by Simon's staff and security while they waited for police to arrive.
According to a source, The X Factor boss told a friend, "It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Seeing this woman standing there in my house was like something out of a horror movie. It was frightening but I'm going to take it as a warning. In some ways I've been lucky. You have to look on the positive side because it could have been a whole lot worse. I now know that I need to improve my security."
The man who Lindsay Lohan allegedly struck with her Porsche last week is demanding at least $100,000 from her.
Lawyer Mark Geragos - working for his client Thaer Kamal - has reportedly contacted the Mean Girls actress' legal representative Shawn Holley claiming to have video evidence of Lindsay striking Thaer before getting out of the driver's side of the car, wobbling and getting into the passenger seat, where the passenger then takes over the wheel.
However, sources who were at the scene at the time have told TMZ.com it did not happen. His lawyer has made it clear he has not yet gone to police and had an interview, and gave Lindsay's camp until yesterday to pay - it is not known if she has. Thaer also reportedly told people at the scene he was not injured but changed his mind when he heard the troubled star was the one behind the wheel.
Lindsay hit out at the accusation she had "scraped" someone with her car last week on Twitter.
Kris Humphries is planning to "set the record straight" about his marriage to Kim Kardashian.
The NBA player has responded to claims he is seeking a $7 million settlement from the reality star despite having signed a pre-nuptial agreement that entitles him to nothing.
"No demands have been made. While we are encouraged to see an apparent willingness by the other side to put big numbers out in an attempt to settle Mr. Humphries' claims, we respect and will continue to observe the integrity of the legal process. One thing is certain: Kris Humphries intends to set the record straight," his lawyers said in a statement.
Meanwhile, his legal team has vowed to give Kris his day in court. "Much effort and energy to misdirect the public's perception of what transpired between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries has taken place over the past several months. This case will not be resolved in the court of public opinion amidst ridiculous and defamatory allegations and personal attacks directed against Kris Humphries. Rather, this case will be appropriately investigated and litigated professionally and with integrity," the statement continued.
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