Pamela Anderson, Amber Heard and the Limits of the Feminist Redemption Plot

There’s nothing quite like rewatching a woman’s life collapse in the name of righting history.

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Britney Spears Says She Is Pregnant in Instagram Post

During her successful effort to end her conservatorship, the performer had complained that the team appointed to supervise her had blocked her from having additional children.

#asghari-sam, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #spears-britney

Why the Sudden Urge to Reconsider Famous Women?

Pop culture has never been more interested in reclaiming women from the recent past, like Pamela Anderson and Janet Jackson. But not every reclamation succeeds.

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Amanda Bynes, Former Child Star, Is Released From Conservatorship

A judge in California freed the former Nickelodeon star from the arrangement that had governed her life after highly publicized struggles with substance abuse.

#all-that-tv-program, #bynes-amanda, #conservatorships, #content-type-personal-profile, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #music, #nickelodeon, #parenting, #spears-britney, #television, #the-amanda-show, #ventura-county-calif

Gaudy and Gleeful, Early 2000s Fashion Is Making a Comeback

In an otherwise restrained era, the return of hot pink, exposed midriffs and more allows for both escape and self-expression.

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Britney Spears Fights Father’s Fee Claim, Alleging Financial Misconduct

Jamie Spears, suspended as his daughter’s conservator, wants her to pay his legal costs. A filing by her lawyer outlined accusations against him.

#black-box-security-inc, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tri-star-sportsentertainment-group

Britney Spears Has Always Fought Back. By Dancing.

Before, during and now after the conservatorship that oversaw her life for 13 years, the pop star has used dance to assert her power and connect with her audience.

#dancing, #instagram-inc, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney

Mental Health on College Campuses Amid Covid

Student suicides, a shortage of counselors and stories of resilience. Also: Just one Republican; guardianship abuse; spouses’ love-hate relationships.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #marriages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #republican-party, #spears-britney, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

Britney Spears Felt Trapped. Her Business Manager Benefited.

Louise Taylor faces questions about whether she improperly enriched herself as the pop star’s business manager.

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Let’s Look Back on 2021, When We Couldn’t Stop Looking Back

There’s now a thriving cottage industry for content that re-examines the recent past through a contemporary critical lens. Is that a good thing?

#documentary-films-and-programs, #haynes-todd, #home-box-office, #morissette-alanis, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #pitchfork-media, #pop-and-rock-music, #ringer-the-web-site, #rolling-stone, #spears-britney, #swift-taylor, #timberlake-justin, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #two-thousands-decade

The ‘13 Going on 30’ Versace Dress Has Come Full Circle

A perfect storm of internet fashion trends — and Halloween — has resurrected a Y2K-era Versace dress. At least, for now.

#amazon-com-inc, #australia, #celebrities, #clueless-movie, #costumes, #design, #dresses, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #garner-jennifer, #grande-ariana, #halloween, #hilton-paris, #milan-italy, #models-professional, #movies, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #social-media, #spears-britney, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousands-decade, #versace-donatella, #versace-gianni-spa

Filings Show Continuing Battle Over Britney Spears’s Finances

New court documents reveal a heated exchange between Ms. Spears’s lawyers and the former business manager of her estate.

#greenhill-robin, #rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tri-star-sportsentertainment-group

Who Is Sam Asghari, Britney Spears’s Boyfriend?

Sam Asghari, the pop star’s fiancé, is working on his own path to fame in a year that has thrust him into the spotlight.

#content-type-personal-profile, #iran, #los-angeles-calif, #spears-britney, #stunts-and-stuntmen

Judge Rules to End Britney Spears’s Conservatorship

The pop star had called the arrangement, which governed her life for nearly 14 years, exploitative. A judge ruled it was “no longer required.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #decisions-and-verdicts, #penny-brenda, #pop-and-rock-music, #rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Will the Britney Spears Conservatorship End Today?

A hearing in Los Angeles probate court on Friday could mark the final chapter of a 13-year saga for the singer. Here’s what is at stake.

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Britney Spears’s Lawyer Seeking Deposition of Her Father

A court filing reveals a request for extensive information about the role of the pop star’s former business manager.

#rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil

At Britney Spears’s Hearing, This Twitter Feed Scooped the World

With a deft plan, @BritneyLawArmy kept everyone outside the courtroom abreast of developments in a crucial moment in the singer’s conservatorship.

#britney-law-army, #decisions-and-verdicts, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #social-media, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #twitter, #wills-and-estates

Judge Frees Britney Spears From Father’s Control

The singer will be without James P. Spears’s oversight over her finances for the first time since 2008 after a judge ruled that the “current situation is not tenable.”

#decisions-and-verdicts, #penny-brenda, #pop-and-rock-music, #rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Controlling Britney Spears

As a court prepares to rule on the future of the star’s conservatorship, we look at new details about how invasive the arrangement is and why so few people knew the full story.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-neutral-informative, #celebrities, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952

Britney Spears Conservatorship Hearing: What’s at Stake Now?

A judge may take up whether her father should be ousted as her conservator, and whether the arrangement should be ended entirely.

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #wills-and-estates

The Surveillance Apparatus That Surrounded Britney Spears

An account by a former employee of the security team hired by Ms. Spears’s father created the most detailed portrait yet of the singer’s life under 13 years of conservatorship.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #ingham-samuel-d-iii, #pop-and-rock-music, #privacy, #rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952

‘Controlling Britney Spears’ Reveals New Details of Her Life Under Conservatorship

A new documentary by The New York Times features interviews with key insiders and people with firsthand information about how the conservatorship controlled the pop star’s life.

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Britney Spears: End Conservatorship, but Remove My Father First

The singer’s lawyer requested the installation of a temporary conservator, citing her need to negotiate a prenuptial agreement and ongoing “anguish and harm.”

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #wills-and-estates

Britney Spears Announces Engagement to Longtime Boyfriend Sam Asghari

In the wake of recent developments in the battle over her conservatorship, the singer announced plans to wed for the third time.

#asghari-sam, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #weddings-and-engagements

Britney Spears’s Father Files to End Her Conservatorship

In a new petition, lawyers for James P. Spears wrote that if the singer “believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #wills-and-estates

Britney Spears Judge Denies Motion to Expedite Hearing About Her Father

A judge overseeing the singer’s case ruled that a court date to address removing or suspending James P. Spears as conservator would remain scheduled for September.

#penny-brenda, #pop-and-rock-music, #rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult

To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pop-and-rock-music, #psychology-and-psychologists, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Prominent Lawyer in Discussions to Represent Britney Spears

Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, plans to attend a hearing on Wednesday and make the case that the singer should be permitted to hire him for her conservatorship battle.

#mathew-rosengart, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

What’s Next for Britney Spears

Wednesday: A conversation about the star’s bombshell account of the conservatorship that has controlled her life for more than a decade.

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Britney Spears and the Last Resort of Mental Health Care

When it comes to involuntary treatment, the line between life-saving and abusive can be thin.

#debatable, #mental-health-and-disorders, #spears-britney

Amber Tamblyn: Britney Spears’s Raw Anger, and Mine

What I know about the toxic combination of money and fame for young women.

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls

Is the Forced Contraception Alleged by Britney Spears Legal?

The United States has a dark history of court-sanctioned sterilization, but more recent rulings and legislation suggest it would violate a basic right.

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Britney Spears’s Courtroom Plea Spurs Questions for Her Lawyer

The singer said she had not known she needed to petition the court to be released from her conservatorship, placing a focus on the court-appointed counsel who has represented her for 13 years.

#ingham-samuel-d-iii, #legal-profession, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Britney Spears Conservatorship Testimony, Annotated

In a 23-minute speech, the singer said she desperately wants to end her conservatorship, calling it an abusive system in which she was drugged and forced to work against her will.

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil

The Britney Spears Testimony, as Heard From Outside the Courtroom

While Ms. Spears addressed a judge remotely on Wednesday, fans and conservatorship activists were outside the courthouse, backing her up.

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Britney Spears Told Court She Wanted Her IUD Removed

The singer told the court that she had not been allowed to go to the doctor to have her IUD removed.

#ashgari-sam, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #federline-kevin, #spears-britney

Britney Spears: ‘I Just Want My Life Back’

After requesting to address the judge directly, the singer gave an impassioned speech about her treatment under the conservatorship that controls her life and finances.

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Britney Spears Quietly Pushed for Years to End Her Conservatorship

Confidential court records obtained by The Times reveal that the singer has urged changes to the arrangement that controls her life, and her father’s role in leading it.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Britney Spears Asks to Address Court Overseeing Her Conservatorship

A lawyer for the singer told the judge presiding in her case that Spears was seeking to speak to the court on an “expedited basis.”

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #wills-and-estates

Lil Nas X? Not Sorry!

The celebrity apology has evolved, but it still isn’t good enough.

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Speaking of Britney Spears, What About the Others?: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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Britney Spears’s Father Says He Hopes She Won’t Need a Conservatorship

The father’s lawyer shared his opinions on the conservatorship on CNN and NBC News recently, almost a month after a documentary examining the arrangement was released.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Britney Spears and the Era of Celebrity Reappraisals

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

From Britney Spears to Janet Jackson, the Era of the Celebrity Reappraisal

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

The Lies Hollywood Tells About Little Girls

Britney Spears and I learned the same lesson growing up: When you’re young and famous, there is no such thing as control.

#actors-and-actresses, #movies, #spears-britney, #wilson-mara-1987

On ‘S.N.L.’, Fictional Britney Spears Seeks Apologies From Cruz, Cuomo and Carano

“Saturday Night Live” gave several famous people the chance to say sorry on an episode hosted by Regé-Jean Page of “Bridgerton.”

#bad-bunny-singer, #cruz-ted, #cuomo-andrew-m, #rege-jean-page, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #spears-britney, #television

‘Sorry, Britney’: Media Is Criticized for Past Coverage, and Some Own Up

Conversations about the relentless focus on the pop star’s mental health, mothering and sexuality have begun anew following The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”

#celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #glamour-magazine, #magazines, #media, #mental-health-and-disorders, #people-magazine, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #us-weekly

Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

“I understand that I fell short,” he said on Instagram, adding that he “benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”

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Control of Britney Spears’s Estate Debated at Court Hearing

Lawyers for the pop star and her father, from whom she is estranged, discussed how he would share management of her finances with a corporate fiduciary.

#bessemer-trust-co, #documentary-films-and-programs, #new-york-times, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Britney Spears Conservatorship Case Heads Back to Court

After a new documentary about Spears by The New York Times was shown, calls to #FreeBritney were joined by a new message: “We are sorry, Britney.”

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