Britney's Conservatorship Is Almost Over

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  • Britney Spears' conservatorship should end sometime in the next three months.

The judge met with Brit face-to-face, and also spoke with Brit's father and therapist. The conservatorship — in which dad Jamie Spears took legal and financial control of Britney — started in February 2008, and a source says her father "put his life on hold to save his daughter." The next hearing is October 14, and we'll know more then. But clearly the days of pink wig-wearing and middle-of-the-night breakdowns are over. [Radar Online]

  • Britney Spears has been working on her new album, and "sources" say she has 3 songs ready and "she loves 'em." [TMZ]
  • It is not at all surprising or shocking that Bristol Palin might have a crush on The Situation. It makes perfect sense somehow. [Janet Charlton's Hollywood]
  • Lindsay Lohan has to say "Hi. I'm Lindsay, and I am an alcoholic and addict" every day at the Betty Ford Center. [Wonder Wall]
  • Jake Gyllenhaal's beard is out of control. [Socialite Life]
  • Glee will probably tackle gay teen bullying. [ET]
  • Will Bruce Springsteen do an episode of Glee? [Showbiz Spy]
  • Lady Gaga performed with Yoko Ono Saturday night, and La Ga wore a sheer jumpsuit in which her buttocks were visible. [NYDN]
  • Speaking of Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon has made peace with her — and Sean Lennon. [Daily Express]
  • Breaking: Katy Perry would like to wear an Indian tiara and henna on her hands at her wedding. [Hindustan Times]
  • Susan Boyle will sing on Dancing With The Stars tomorrow. [TMZ]
  • This item about Susan Boyle is a kind of sad; basically she met a guy when she was in her late 20s and she'd never been involved with anyone before, but her father put an end to it, telling her she wasn't ready for a boyfriend. She was almost 30. [Contact Music]
  • As part of a new Estee Lauder breast cancer awareness initiative, Elizabeth Hurley has been traveling around the world, lighting things pink — the Empire State Building, the Taj Mahal; the Sydney Opera House. Now she has made it into the Guinness World Records after lighting 39 iconic world landmarks. [Hindustan Times]
  • Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has a "confidant," a bodyguard named Kristian Otto Herzog, and he is a "a felon twice over who has repeatedly impersonated a police officer with loaded firearms." [TMZ]
  • The Beckham boys have American accents, and the Brits seem miffed. [Daily Mail]
  • Jenny McCarthy has a new boyfriend, and he is what they call a "hunk." [Daily Mail]
  • Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell sang an ode to Captain Sully Sullenberger the other night, and footage from the benefit will air later this month. [Gatecrasher]
  • Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis will star in a movie about time travel and the future and survival. [Vulture]
  • A CBS news chief was busted for growing marijuana in his back yard. [NY Post
  • Tommy Mottola — who was a singer called TD Valentine back in the day, but rose to become the head of Sony Music and discovered Shakira, Beyoncé and Mariah Carey, whom he married — is writing his memoir. [Page Six]
  • Wentworth Miller is a a screenwriter? Hot. [Just Jared]
  • Someone stole video equipment from the crew of Real Housewives Of New York City. [Page Six]
  • Will Leonardo DiCaprio play The Great Gatsby in a Baz Luhrman project? [Deadline new York]
  • The Daily Show's John Oliver is engaged, and his betrothed is an Iraq War vet. [Digital Spy]
  • Coming to a TV near you: A Lara Flynn Boyle reality show. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Nigella Lawson wears "cheap" wigs around the house: "Although you wouldn't want to stand near a naked flame wearing them they're great fun." [Daily Express]
  • Stevie Wonder's wife has shut down her fashion line. [Daily Express]
  • Mel B and her husband go to family therapy once a week. [The Sun]
  • "In the last three weeks there have been no tears, no anxiety, no bullying, in fact not so much as a sleepless night for me. On the contrary, I have been treated with kindness by fellow inmates and prison staff alike and as far as I can tell, have received no special treatment of any kind whatsoever." — George Michael on jail. [This Is London]
  • "People were coming up to me in the street and saying, 'I cried and I cried when I heard.' Well, I was sadder. I didn't think it would ever happen either." — Susan Sarandon didn't think she would ever split with Tim Robbins. [Contact Music]
  • "Once we're through this, Catherine and I are talking about taking the kids out of school for a year and traveling around the world — Phuket and Vietnam; we'd love to take the family down to New Zealand and spend some time in South Africa. We're still trying to figure out what age you can get away with taking the kids away from their friends and not have them hate you for it." — Michael Douglas has plans for his life when his cancer treatment is over. [Contact Music]
  • "This isn't a wig… The only thing illegitimate about my hair is the color." — Joy Behar. [Page Six]



I'm not going to read that Susan Boyle article, but as someone who didn't have a boyfriend until her late twenties, it tugs at my heart to read about it. We do exist, you know?