1. Britney Spears' 'Meltdown' Manager Takes Stand in Court

    October 24, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The man who presided over Britney Spears' life during her well-publicized meltdown is portraying himself in court as a benevolent personal manager who saved her from ruin. Sam Lutfi was to finish his direct testimony Wednesday and face cross-ex ...

  2. Morning Fix: Rara Expands; Today's Apple Event; Bertelsmann, KKR & EMI; ATP Merger

    October 23, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters RARA ADDS IOS, EXPANDS MUSIC CATALOG, PARTNERS WITH LENOVO: On-demand subscription music company Rara has launched its service on Apple's iPad and iPhones , as well de ...

  3. Lawyer Details Britney Spears' 2007 Breakdown During Lutfi Lawsuit

    October 19, 2012 9:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lawyer for Britney Spears ' father told jurors Friday that the singer's family went to heroic efforts to save her during a well-chronicled public meltdown that included shaving her head and other bizarre behavior. Spears' father, Ja ...

  4. Morning Fix: 3BallMTY Win Big at Mexican Music Awards; Google's Priorities; David S. Ware RIP

    October 19, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters 3BALLMTY, GERARDO ORTIZ DOMINATE BILLBOARD MEXICAN MUSIC AWARDS: Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with ...

  5. Britney Spears May Undergo Psychiatric Exam for Ex-Manager's Lawsuit

    May 12, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ever since Britney Spears shaved her head, got arrested for reckless driving and seemingly lost control of her career, the pop singer's mental state has been questioned by observers. Her career is now on the upswing once again, with a hit album ...

  6. Britney Spears Could Be Forced To Have Psychiatric Examination in Ex-Manager's Lawsuit

    May 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Spears' ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, is pursuing legal claims against the singer's mother, Lynne Spears, and wants Britney to give a deposition. Britney's parents, though, are resisting, saying that Britney is mentally incapable of testif ...

  7. Spears' Father To Remain Conservator

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The father of troubled pop star Britney Spears will retain control over her affairs for about three more weeks, a court ruled yesterday (Feb. 14), even as a new attorney sought to move the case to fed The father of troubled pop star Britney Spears w ...

  8. Spears' Father To Remain As Conservator

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A court commissioner today (Feb. 4) extended the temporary conservatorship of Britney Spears to her father and an attorney until Feb. 14 and appointed a physician to evaluate her competence to make de A court commissioner today (Feb. 4) extended the ...

  9. Spears To Remain Hospitalized For 14 Days

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fallen pop princess Britney Spears got her stay in a psychiatric ward extended Sunday, as doctors decided to keep her hospitalized an additional 14 days, someone close to the pop star told the Associa Fallen pop princess Britney Spears got her stay ...

  10. Court: Spears' Dad Has Temporary Control

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The father of Britney Spears was named her temporary conservator today (Feb. 1), putting him in control of her welfare a day after she was whisked to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The father of Britney Spears was named her temporary conse ...