Britney Spears’ psychiatrist has been secretly planning to have the popwreck admitted to the psychiatric unit of UCLA Medical Center for quite some time, according to a Los Angeles Times report. The L.A Times reports that Britney’s admittance was actually a carefully planned event that had been orchestrated over time.
Authorities said the welfare hold was prompted by a telephone call they received from Spears' psychiatrist. It was unclear exactly when they had received the call, but it was apparent that the operation had been carefully planned over a period of time. Unlike the first welfare hold — in which Spears' ambulance was closely pursued by a throng of photographers — vehicles today were blocked from following the same route. The motorcade that whisked Spears to the hospital also showed a large investment in resources. The line of emergency vehicles stretched longer than a football field.Spears earns an estimated $737,000 a month, or about $9 million a year, and has already built up a fortune estimated at $125 million, according to recent court documents in her custody battle with Kevin Federline. So there is first a question of:
Who controls her money if she is in the funny house? Not that anyone was ever motivated by money in Hollywood. No, they are all pure as the driven snow.
The second question is more general about the overall safety of Britney Spears. Hollywood has a long and sordid history on deaths and suicides while under the care of a psychiatrist or two. Anna Nicole Smith and Marylynne Monroe are merely the tip of the iceberg. [I'm working on a list to follow here shortly]
I merely do not want Spears to become another victim of psychiatrists, with us reading about a tragic death some months from now.
But I will not be entering her name in a dead pool either. Not yet.
UPDATE: In view of a comment we received on this story, this item is of interest.
Spears loses control of her finances under court order.
This is the first third pf the article, more at the link. It should be interesting to see how this plays out as the infighting over her money begins.
Britney Spears has lost control of her assets after a Los Angeles court commissioner placed her estate under temporary conservatorship.
This follows the actions of her desperate parents Jamie and Lynne Spears who went to court this morning to try regain control of their daughter's finances from her manager Sam Lufti.
Her father and a lawyer will now be in charge of the singer's millions and various properties until the next hearing on Febraury 4.
Commissioner Reva Goetz told a packed courtroom: "It is in the best interests of the conservatee to have conservatorship over her person."
Jamie will have the power to "restrict visitors," have around-the-clock security for Britney, and have access to all medical records, Goetz said.
Goetz said conservatorship over the estate was "necessary and appropriate." She gave approval for the singer's father to "take all actions to secure all liquid assets including credit cards."
Meanwhile, the fallen pop princess has been crying in her sleep for her British boyfriend as she struggles to adapt to life at a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital.
Britney was committed to a hospital in Los Angeles in the early hours of Tuesday morning following months of erratic behaviour that saw a court deny her access to her two sons.