Sunday, January 6, 2008

Britney Spears, Entertainment "News" and Dr. Phil

According to the AP, Britney Spears was released from Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today.

Spears was admitted by paramedics Thursday night. Various MSM reports stated Ms. Spears had refused to "turn over" over her two toddler sons to her ex-husband, Kevin Federline's bodyguards after a scheduled visitation resulting in a "three hour standoff" with the police. Britney was then hauled off by paramedics and admitted to Cedars-Sinai "under the influence" of "some" substance.

The hospital hasn't released any information pertaining to Spear's condition nor as to why she was admitted. To do so would be a violation of the Federal Patient Privacy Act, or HIPAA.
Source - US Dept of Health & Human Services

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson stated Friday that the officers on the scene of a "dispute" at Spear's home determined that paramedics needed to called.

Rumors ran rampant when it was reported that Britney was "being taken into "custody" after a "three hour" standoff with the cops.
LAPD officer JASON LEE has confirmed that she is "being taken into custody for being under the influence of an unknown substance for evaluation" and will more than likely be taken to the hospital. Source - ET Online
A video taken of Britney being hauled out of her house on a gurney by paramedics was the topic of the MSM outlets the next day. None of the reporters nor commentators mentioned the obvious, that someone had trespassed on Ms. Spears property and filmed the incident with an infrared camera, that Ms. Spears' right to privacy was violated.

More video showed Ms. Spears being loaded into the ambulance. News shows brought in their line-up of "experts." Pop psychologists, lawyers, representatives of "entertainment" shows all had a 30-second opinion, diagnosis or crystal ball as to what happened at Britney Spears' Beverly Hill's home and what might be the cause of Ms. Spears' erratic behavior.

Faux concern mixed with sheer glee, another celebrity's life to be sliced and diced on-air.

On Jan. 4th it was reported that Britney had lost custody rights of her two boys to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Source: Celebrate Love

We've learned that Phil McGraw, "Dr. Phil," the psychologist talk show guru visited Britney "for an hour" while she was being discharged from Cedars.
"My meeting with Britney and some family members this morning in her room at Cedars leaves me convinced more than ever that she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention," McGraw told the programs.

"She was released moments before my arrival and was packing when I entered the room. We visited for about an hour before I walked with her to her car. I am very concerned for her," he said. Source - myway
In the December 23 issue of People, Dr. Phil commented on the "mothering" skills of Britney's mom in lieu of the news that Britney's little sister, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn was pregnant.
"We know the Spears family, particularly the parents," he tells PEOPLE at Adrienne Maloof and Dr. 90210 Phil Nassif's holiday party in Beverly Hills on Saturday. "An asset that Britney and Jamie Lynn both have is a great and dedicated mother."
In the Jan. 5th edition of People, it was reported that Dr. Phil will be taping a show on Monday on "Britney's problems." The show will air Wednesday.

Cynicism stepped in and whispered, "what a brilliant ploy for a highly rated show." Who isn't fascinated with "Britney's problems"?

In a statement to Entertainment Tonight Dr. Phil spoke of meeting Britney at the hospital:

"My meeting with Britney and some family members this morning in her room at Cedars leaves me convinced more than ever that she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention."

It's okay to be cynical of Dr. Phil's motives. But if you take a step back and look at Dr. Phil's track record of "advice" given out on his talk show and books he's written, Dr. Phil comes across as a "no-nonsense" common sense type of guy.

The People article went on to relate that Dr. Phil, according to a "source", tried to talk Britney and her father, Jamie, into Britney staying longer at Cedars, hopefully to get help.

Dr. Phil understands the "world of celebrities" and therefore may be able to relate to Britney in terms she can understand.

The mass MSM hysteria on Friday reached its peak with rumors that Kevin Federline feared for his two son's safety. Evidently he was so concerned when Britney refused to turn her two little boys, ages one and two, over to his bodyguards, Federline decided to go to Britney's house to "pick up the kids himself." What a guy. Source - Page Six

On Jan. 4th, ET posted this anti-climatic article on its website:
ET confirms troubled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS will not be charged with anything stemming from the incident that occurred at her home Thursday night. "We aren't charging her with anything at this time," LAPD officer HARDING says. "She is at the [hospital] for her own health and welfare.
No charges were filed against Britney. One can almost hear the sighs of disappointment from the "entertainment" news sources.

Britney exacerbated the situation with behavior that has kept the MSM rating sharks fed for months, years. Yet in this case it's clear that the "facts" of what occurred at Britney's Beverly Hills home Thursday night were played to the hilt by the MSM and perhaps, by certain other individuals. Individuals who stand to gain some of Britney's fortune, a fortune earned by Ms. Spears' years of hard work at a very young age.

We wonder if Britney feels it's her against the world, the authorities, the judge in her custody case, the reporters and photographers who stick to her like glue, the pop psychologists on the endless "entertainment" news shows? And yet her behavior, and the news gossips who feed off of her, is symbiotic. A Mutual Dysfunction society.

Cap it off with a psychologist friend with a talk show who wants to dedicate a whole hour to your "problems."

That's Hollywood!


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