Britney Spears is like a yo-yo. She's in rehab, then she's out of rehab - now she's in rehab again, at least according to TMZ (which, yes, kills kittens). Britney's latest foray into the world of substance abuse treatment, at an in-patient facility in L.A., reportedly comes after increased pressure from her mother Lynn and other family members to clean up her act. Crabbie reported earlier this morning on a Daily Mail story which said Lynn had threatened to take Britney's kids away last week, prompting her famously truncated stay at Crossroads in Antigua. Presumably, this time Britney is in for real - although, as flighty as she's been lately, it wouldn't surprise me if she checked out again by sometime this evening, and was found on a beach somewhere trying to make contact with aliens via coathanger-antenna.
Update: Here's the official statement from Britney's manager Larry Rudolph:
Britney Spears has voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed rehab facility today. We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time.
As far as I know, that is the actual wording of the statement. "We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time." I think Larry meant "her privacy as well as that of her family and friends." Well, it's a stressful time for Larry - he just screwed up. Either that or he's an illiterate buffoon.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007