The family that shops together, stays together!
Britney Spears and sister Jamie Lynn Spears stepped out for a shopping trip at Target in Los Angeles on Sunday.
With her sons Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, in tow, the X Factor judge, 30, couldn’t look more relaxed in a button down tank, shorts and flip-flops. Meanwhile her sister, 21, sported cozy boots, shorts and a striped top as they strolled through the parking lot.
On their way out, Britney and crew were spotted enjoying drinks from Starbucks as she pushed their cart.
Demi Lovato recently spoke about what she expected from her fellow X Factor judge.
“What surprised me the most about Britney is that she’s actually really quirky,” Lovato told PEOPLE. “You kind of expect a legendary pop star [to] sometimes [be] like a diva or something, but she’s really not. She’s a sweet, down-to-earth, Southern girl.”
The music video for Will.i.am and Britney Spears’ duet “Scream & Shout” will premiere exclusively on ”The X Factor” U.S. on November 22, 2012. Interscope Records, which is releasing the single, made the announcement. Source
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Should she be signed by publisher It Books, the pop star and “X Factor” judge would join an elite club of headline-grabbers-turned-authors, including the Kardashians, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Lauren Conrad.
Pop superstar. X Factor judge. Author?
That’s right, Britney Spears is close to signing a book deal, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with plans to write a novel.
Her rep confirms that It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, which has released many popular concert tour musician memoirs (among them: autobiographies by Sammy Hagar, The Game, Slash and Motley Crue), is having “discussions” with the singer. (A rep for It would not confirm.)
A source tells THR Spears would pen a roman a clef for the publisher. The story would incorporate fictionalized versions of her own experiences, much like Lauren Conrad’s 2009 New York Times bestseller L.A. Candy, which was about a girl who moves to Los Angeles and becomes the star of a reality show. Conrad, who starred in The Hills, has written two more novels since.
Indeed, Spears is the latest in a growing cadre of headline-grabbers who dabble in books. They include the Kardashians and Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
No word yet on when a Spears book may be released, but with the singer appearing on a network TV show (and being paid handsomely for it — in the vicinity of $15 million) and having sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide in her career, the advance is likely to be substantial.
A three-year legal battle abruptly came to an apparent end for the Spears family.
A Los Angeles judge threw out Sam Lutfi’s entire lawsuit on Thursday after attorneys for Britney Spears and her family argued that he hadn’t proven his case after six days of testimony.
Lutfi, 38, a onetime confidante of the singer, sued Britney for unpaid fees, her dad Jamie Spears for allegedly punching him, and mom Lynne Spears for purportedly defaming him in her 2008 book.
“I really thought long and hard about this,” Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said before dismissing the case. “It’s the right thing to do.”
Jamie’s attorney Leon Gladstone said following the hearing, “We’re delighted, we feel it’s the right result.”
Jamie Spears, who hugged his legal team, declined to comment.
Lutfi appeared emotionless, then said, “I’m going to appeal” after leaving the courtroom.
It’s a big night for Brit!
Wednesday is the long-awaited first live show of Fox’s The X Factor (8 p.m. ET), and Britney Spears, 30, has mixed emotions about the experience.
“I am a little nervous,” the pop star told Extra’s Terri Seymour. “But I’m excited. I’m really, really excited. I can’t wait.”
Spears will be joined by fellow judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid.
According to Cowell, the pop star may dress as a witch for the occasion – and for Halloween – though Spears says viewers will have to wait and see to find out what her costume will be. But Spears does expect some special guests to forgo trick-or-treating to be in the audience for the big night.
Of sons Sean, 7, and Jayden, 6, Spears says, “I think they’ll probably come to the show, yeah.”
An attorney for Britney Spears’s father Jamie told jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday that the struggle to get control of the pop star during her breakdown beginning in 2007 became a “battle for life and death.”
In day two of the trial between Britney’s former confidante Sam Lutfi and her family, Jamie Spears’s attorney Leon Gladstone portrayed Britney’s parents as humble, working-class folks from Kentwood, La., who supported her Mouseketeer beginnings, grew overwhelmed by their daughter’s superstardom and who ultimately took extreme measures to save her life.
Lutfi, 38, is suing Britney, 30, for allegedly not paying him 15 percent of her earnings as her purported manager; Jamie Spears for alleged battery; and Lynne Spears for defaming him in her 2008 book, Through the Storm.
Gladstone said Britney’s parents saw her as “a ray of light, humble and nice,” but that began to change after her painful breakup with Justin Timberlake in 2002, leaving their daughter “depressed and angry” in her early 20s.
Things went from bad to worse, Gladstone said, citing Britney’s annulled 55-hour marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander, which he called the “beginning of behavior that became increasingly bizarre,” and her marriage to Kevin Federline in Oct. 2004, which he said was another “impulsive decision.”
Following Britney’s infamous head-shaving incident in Feb. 2007, Jamie confronted his daughter, Gladstone said, telling her, “You’re going to kill yourself or one of your kids,” and put her in rehab.
‘Leave Our Family Alone’
In Sept. 2007, Jamie allegedly began receiving bizarre phone calls from Lutfi, who first identified himself “as an agent of the government” who was there to help Britney, Gladstone said. Jamie allegedly asked Lutfi repeatedly to “leave our family alone; let us take care of our daughter.”
Jamie also received a message from someone warning that, “Sam will probably make [Britney] commit suicide,” Gladstone said. Reading the message to jurors, Gladstone continued: “I personally know Sam Lutfi, and he’s a master manipulator. He almost made my good friend … commit suicide.”
Gladstone also told jurors of Lutfi’s checkered past: That the L.A. native had been previously slapped with restraining orders from a neighbor as well as a roommate in 2004 and ’07, respectively, as well as being sued for fraud and harassment.
Lynne & Jamie Intervene
On Jan. 28, 2008, after Britney was first hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Jamie and Lynne confronted Lutfi at Britney’s Beverly Hills home.
“In full control of himself,” Gladstone says, “Jamie says, ‘Leave my daughter alone, get out of our lives,’ and touched him one time,” denying to jurors that it was a punch.
Stephen Rohde, an attorney for Lynne, read from her Feb. 2008 sworn declaration in which she described the events at Britney’s home that night.
“Sam told [Lynne's friend] Jackie and me that he grinds up Britney’s pills, which were on the counter and included Risperdal and Seroquel,” Rohde read.
“He told us that he puts them in her food and that was the reason she had been quiet for the last three days. ”
Lutfi also demanded that Lynne do what he ordered, according to her statement. “I’m the one who spends 24/7 with your daughter,” Lutfi allegedly said. “I sleep in cars outside her house so she can’t leave.”
Lynne also stated in her declaration that Lutfi “told me that if he weren’t in the house to give Britney her medicine, she would kill herself. Then he said to me, ‘If you try to get rid of me, she’ll be dead and I’ll piss on her grave.’”
Three days later, Britney was forcibly hospitalized a second time at UCLA Medical Center, and Jamie’s legal control over his daughter was approved by a judge the following day.
No Legit Contract
Joel Boxer, an attorney representing Britney, also argued Friday that Lutfi was never legitimately hired as the singer’s manager, that there was neither a written or oral agreement between then, and that his control was “a product of undue influence” over her.
Lutfi “used her vulnerability to gain her trust and friendship, and he abused it,” Boxer told jurors.
Boxer added that while Lutfi was in Britney’s life, he created no new business deals for her and that any cash she generated during that time was due to contracts negotiated before Lutfi came on the scene.
An attorney for Lynne concluded the day’s opening statements by saying there was no way Lutfi was defamed by her book “because his reputation was at such a low point [in the tabloids] that nothing could reduce it further.”
Witnesses are expected to be called to the stand when the trial resumes Monday.