Huckabee: McCain should sing Britney Spears’s ‘Oops I did it again’

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) mocked Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate’s defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE‘s (R-Ariz.) decision to vote against the latest ObamaCare repeal and replace legislation on Friday, saying he should sing “Oops I did it again” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

“Breaking news on Fox News John McCain set to sing on Kimmel and cover Britney Spears ‘Oops I Did It Again!'” Huckabee tweeted, referencing Britney Spear’s early 2000s hit. 

Huckabee’s tweet comes after McCain announced he would not be voting for the ObamaCare repeal bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Finance to hold hearing on ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (R-La.), saying he would rather take part in bipartisan health-care reform. 

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” McCain said in a statement.

McCain previously cast the deciding vote against a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal measure in late July, killing the bill in a dramatic, late-night voting session.

Kimmel, who has become a prominent voice in the health-care debate after he shared that his son was born with a heart condition that required him to have a open surgery, vocally opposed the Graham-Cassidy repeal push this week and tweeted his support for McCain on Friday.  

Britney Spears Spent $11 Million in One Year Because She Can

You wanna live fancy? Live in a big mansion? You better work as hard as Britney Spears. Money is obviously no object for the chart-topping diva, 35, and In Touch has obtained the court papers to prove it. The “Slumber Party” singer’s expenses were detailed in documents filed on Sept. 6 as part of an ongoing conservatorship that was put in place after her 2008 meltdown.

“While Britney admits the conservatorship saved her life, she resents the fact that she can’t open a bank account, buy a house or car,” a source tells In Touch. “She is basically a child under the eyes of the law, and has to get her dad [Jamie]’s permission to do anything.”

That’s true, but she still managed to spend $10.9 million of her $185 million fortune last year! So how does a pop princess throw around her hard-earned cash? For starters, more than $1,000 a month goes to cable and internet. (Time to ask for a better deal on that HBO package!) In Touch itemized the rest of her receipts.

According to the documents, Brit-Brit spent $111,461 on cars, $29,852 on pet care, $69,668 on clothing, $59,073 on personal travel, $147,005 on personal grooming, and a whopping $2,047,105 on house expenses and cleaning services. She also spent $173,952 in gifts for her mother, Lynne, and paid her father, Jamie, $128,000 for his role as her conservator.

As previously reported, Britney’s dad took over as her conservator not long after she hit her breaking point in January 2008 when she was hospitalized on a 51/50 psychiatric hold. He is responsible for the physical well-being of the Grammy winner and also oversees her finances with the help of Andrew Wallet, a lawyer who specializes in conservatorships and probate law.

Even though Jamie helped Britney make a triumphant comeback after a dramatic fall from grace (which included her infamous head-shaving breakdown and an umbrella attack on a paparazzo), she was initially uncomfortable with the tight constraints of his conservatorship over her. “I think it’s too in control,” the music icon said in the 2008 MTV documentary Britney: For the Record. “If I wasn’t under the restraints I’m under, I’d feel so liberated.”

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Celebrities who spend the most money on their pets

Britney Spears dog twitterBritney Spears and her pampered pooch.Twitter.com/BritneySpearsBritney Spears spends a boatload on her pups, and she’s not the only one.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship’s financial documents for 2016 surfaced recently, revealing that the star spent $29,852 on her dogs this past year, according to TMZ.

Spending close to 30 grand on your dogs may seem excessive to the average dog owner. But, when it comes to celebrities, Spears’ pet spending isn’t the highest on the spectrum.

Celebrities have gone above and beyond for their pets, providing them with their own personal masseuses, and leaving $30 million to them in their wills.

Here are all of the celebrities who love to spend big on their pets:


Jennifer Aniston

Before his passing in 2011, Aniston’s dog Norman was treated to his own supply of organic diet food and a personal masseuse, according to Us Weekly. 

While the cost of Norman’s masseuse and gourmet dog food are unknown, it’s safe to say no expense was spared when it came to this pup.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Who wouldn’t be happy to own 27 Koi?Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

Lady Gaga reportedly spent $60,000 on 27 Koi fish imported from Japan, according to HuffPost.

 

Mariah Carey

According to Page Six, Carey spent $45,000 a year on spa treatments for her two Jack Russells — Cha Cha and Jill E. Beans — back in 2016.

Carey has even flown her pups first class to LA, costing the singer over $2,000 per dog.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Britney Spears and her spoiled pup.Twitter.com/BritneySpears

Spears spent $29,852 on her dogs this past year, according to the recent review of her conservatorship’s financial documents by TMZ.

It’s unclear how Spears spent the money on her dogs, but we’re dying to know.

Paris Hilton

Hilton spent $325,000 on a mansion for her estimated 30 dogs (30 dogs!), according to US Weekly.

The 300-square-foot, two floor, Italian-style mini mansion is a near replica of Hilton’s actual home — and it’s full of designer furniture, according to Architectural Digest.

And according to one of Hilton’s tweets the “doggy mansion” also contains a chandelier, heating, and air conditioning.

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette seems to be the most pampered and wealthy celebrity pet. Choupette has two maids that tend to her, but she also makes her own money as a model, and earned three million euros back in 2015 for her modeling gigs, according to Lagerfeld

Lagerfeld waxed poetic about his feline companion and her fabulous life in a profile for The Cut in 2015:

“Choupette belonged to a friend of mine who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was away. When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him. He got another cat who became fat, and Choupette became the most famous cat in the world, and the richest. She did two jobs and made 3 million euros last year. One was for cars in Germany and the other was for a Japanese beauty product. I don’t allow her to do foodstuffs and things like this. She’s too sophisticated for that. She had something unique. She is like a human being, but the good thing is that she’s silent. You don’t have to discuss it. She hates other animals and she hates children. She stays always with me and she has two personal maids. They play with her, they have to take care of her beautiful white hair, the beauty treatments for her eyes, and they entertain her. She is the center of the world. If you saw her, you would understand. She is kind of Greta Garbo. There is something unforgettable about her, the way she moves, the way she plays. She’s an inspiration for elegance. For attitude.”

It’s unclear how much is spent on Choupette, or how much she herself has earned now, but it’s safe to say she’s one spoiled cat.

Oprah

Oprah

Oprah loves her canine companions.Joe Seer / Shutterstock

Oprah does not mess around when it comes to making sure her beloved dogs are provided for.

The media mogul is reportedly leaving a massive $30 million in trust for her four dogs, just in case anything ever happens to her, according to HuffPost. 

Britney Spears is white-hot in sexy white mini dress

Britney Spears is white-hot, y’all!

The “Slumber Party” hitmaker took to Instagram on Thursday to give the Britney Army quite the treat: Three new Instagram photos that show the stunning star seriously feeling herself in an uber-mini white dress.

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With her hair looking voluminous as ever and her toned legs on full display, Spears looks gorgeous in the three photos, in which she poses in three slightly different — but basically the same — poses. Her white dress features a plunging neckline, long bell sleeves and slightly exaggerated shoulders. She paired the looks with simple nude pumps.

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On days where I don’t get primped and made up for my show, this is the real unglammed me… so nice to meet all of you!! 😂 I call this my morning coffee at home look ☕️ #NoMakeupMonday if you don’t count the leftover mascara under my right eye… 😂😜

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Had a couple of weeks off… ha!! Well, not really… been keeping my body strong and motivating myself everyday!! There’s nothing like mommy and workout time, the beautiful outdoors, and flipping into gear 🦋🎀😉😉😉😉

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Tel Aviv here I come!! Can’t wait to take the stage at Park Hayarkon on July 3rd! Hey @guypines, see you there!!

Throwback to Japan!!!!! Absolutely loving everything about this tour! So incredible!! Can’t wait for Bangkok ✨

Excited for a great show here tonight in Osaka 🦋🌺🦋

Great workout this morning! Woke up in Japan feeling free and grateful. Better work bitches!

Getting ready to leave for tour! See you soon Japan 🇯🇵

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Friday night fun… thanks for the little black dress @pninatornai 💖

Great run in Vegas! Be back Next week!

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Isn’t spring great 😉😉😉😉

My special message to the amazing women who were celebrated at #MusicRowMagazine #RisingWomen breakfast today 💜 #girlpower

I love my backyard 🍃No sneaky paps here!! 😉

Missing the water already… #tbt

Another great day 🌺🌺

What’s better than sweats and a tshirt? 😊

Training keeps me motivated and inspired… but I’d rather be dancing 😉💃

Last show of the week with @samasghari 🏵🏵🏵

Option 1 or option 2? 👗 #ootd

Just another humble workout post 😜😜😜

Another day, another runway 👠👠👠

Just doing my own runway show 🌺🌺🌺

Owning my temple, my body, through yoga 💕🎉 but I really need to find one of those cool round mats!!

Thank you again for the beautiful dress @uelcamiloofficial @doraziopr #tbt #pregrammygala

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The photo dump is not unusual for Spears, who tends to post in spurts on Instagram. Though she’s been favoring workout photos and videos as of late, the glamorous white dress photos were a very welcome surprise.

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NSA spied on illegal downloaders until it realised they were only using streaming software to share Britney Spears tunes, documents reveal

THE National Security Agency spied on people who illegally downloaded music and films until it realised they were only sharing pop tunes by artists like Britney Spears.

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed details of NSA plans to snoop on people who used “BitTorrent” software to share copyrighted content.

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 Britney Spears, who was wildly popular in an era when file-sharing was at its peak

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Britney Spears, who was wildly popular in an era when file-sharing was at its peak

BitTorrent was popular in the early 2000s and allowed music and film lovers to illegally share content.

This attracted the attention of the NSA, who wanted to know if it could gain valuable intelligence from spying on file-sharers.

But the spooks were shocked to see that people were only using the software to share their favourite tunes, rather than plans to destroy western civilisation.

“By searching our collection databases, it is clear that many targets are using popular file sharing applications,” a researcher from NSA wrote on its internet SIDtoday news website, The Intercept reported.  

“But if they are merely sharing the latest release of their favourite pop star, this traffic is of dubious value (no offence to Britney Spears intended).”

The NSA claimed to have cracked into a piece of popular file sharing software called Kazaa, allowing them to find targets’ “e-mail addresses, country codes, user names, location of the downloaded files, and a list of recent searches”.

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The logo of the National Security Agency

BitTorrent works by splitting files into tiny little chunks.

People can then downloaded films, music or anything else by downloading these small pieces from hundreds or even thousands of people at a time.

Online piracy is big news recently and content providers are finding new ways to target people who illegally stream sports event or movies.

If you were one of the millions of people illegally streaming the Mayweather and McGregor fight, for instance, you might have noticed mystery codes appearing during the broadcast.

The most likely explanation for the code is that it had been embedded into streams by a broadcaster licensed to show the fight as a method to track those illegally sharing the fight or using devices like the Kodi Box to watch it.

“[It could allow the broadcaster] to track the illicit stream back to a subscriber and/or a set-top box tied to a particular account,” TorrentFreak explained.

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The Huge Amount Of Money Britney Spears Spends A Year


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In “Piece of Me” Britney Spears reminded people she’s “an exceptional earner,” and apparently, the 35-year-old pop star is also an exceptional spender. Recently, her conservatorship’s financial documents for 2016 surfaced, showing Brit Brit was saying “gimme more” all year long. Spears (and her shoppers) spent $10,956,873.91 of her hard-earned money. That figure is a drop in the bucket for Spears, who earned $16 million last year alone. (Not bad for a music vet coming up on twenty years in the industry.) But where did that money go?

The documents supposedly say Britney Spears whipped out $122,613 for personal grooming with massages and nails. Then, according to TMZ, Spears spent $69,668 on wardrobe and $24,392 on hair and makeup. Those figures by themselves seem pretty reasonable. Spears has been transforming her body and getting into tip-top shape, so it would make sense for her to put large sums toward appearance and wellness.

Surprisingly, much of Britney Spears’ shopping happened at everyday retailers. She amassed a stockpile of receipts from stores like Pottery Barn, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Spears (and her designated shoppers) got a lot of groceries from Vons and stopped in at Albertson’s and Ralphs, too. (Yes, the stars are just like us.) Each purchase cost but a few hundred dollars, but there were so many that Spears paid a pretty penny in the thousands of dollars realm. (Okay, the stars are not like us.)

Oh, and Britney Spears spent $29,852 on her dogs. Just let that sink in for a minute.

Also, the documents allegedly show Britney Spears owned $55,745,288 in property assets, an increase of nearly $5 million from 2015. Mind you, that number is huge, but it does not reflect the sum of Spears’ vast fortune, which she has stashed away in various accounts, trusts, and so on.

Speaking of Britney Spears’ impressive long-term financial portfolio, recent reports said her conservators refiled documents this summer to change how the pop star’s kids could one day inherit her estate. Apparently, the rules of the original will said 12-year-old Sean Preston and 11-year-old Jayden James would simply receive all of her money if she died.

Now additional clauses stipulate the boys will still receive all the money but not until they turn 35. They’ll get some when they’re 18, more when they’re 25, and the rest ten years later. The move was wise. It protects the Federline boys from themselves, as inheriting hundreds of millions of dollars all at once at a young age can make life complicated. Plus, by putting money in the trust, the estate might save some dough on inheritance tax.

Technically, if Britney Spears’ conservatorship is still in place, she is not in full control of her money. Spears entered the conservatorship after personal troubles in 2007 and 2008. Since then, the terms of the arrangement have changed, but it remains unclear what power Spears has over her finances. (Some say she has full control and the conservatorship is helpful for taxes, but others say there are still people managing everything behind the scenes.) Still, it seems she is fine when it comes to money, and with the tour of Asia she recently completed in addition to doing her lucrative Vegas show, she might be on track to make (and perhaps spend) even more money this year.

‘Leave Britney Alone’: Chris Crocker 10 Years Later

YouTube in 2007 was the Wild West of freak comedy. Offbeat humor, celebrated through cheaply produced and easily distributed clips, dominated the young video-hosting platform, founded two years prior. Catchy songs about shoe shopping and trippy animations starring sleepy unicorns were elevated to the “Featured Videos” section of the site, the breeding ground for niche humor hits like “Chocolate Rain” and “Charlie Bit My Finger.”

At that point, 19-year-old Chris Crocker was living with his grandparents in Tennessee, a difficult existence for a gay teen who started getting home-schooled after eighth grade because of incessant bullying. On MySpace and YouTube, Crocker (real name Chris Cunningham) posted confessional videos that provided commentary on sexuality and “realness.” He sometimes assumed over-the-top Southern characters like Earl Annie Edna, a talk show host and vocal Crocker hater. On both platforms, Crocker gained a following for his videos. 

The clips themselves stayed true to YouTube’s strange humor but were personal enough to offer a glimpse into his life, however exaggerated that caricature of himself happened to be. “I’m just a real bitch in a fake-ass world,” he exclaimed in one video, the original since deleted when Crocker deactivated his account in 2015. As his videos started to rack up more views, people outside the burgeoning YouTube community started to take notice. In a May 2007 profile, Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger dubbed Crocker the “new type of teenager – a young man connected in ways that let him transform his rural frustrations into national online fame, but who is still painfully disconnected.”

“YouTube was where I could play a character and be able to tell it like it is,” Crocker tells Rolling Stone on the phone from Tennessee, where he still lives. “Everything you did was to make people laugh. I never planned on being my authentic self.”

That is, until he released pair of videos in early September 2007. Following Britney Spears’ unfortunate “comeback” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, where shoddy lip synching and sloppy dancing caused her to face public ridicule, Crocker, sitting against a backdrop of a white sheet, thick bands of black liner tracing his eyes, broke down in tears defending the star from critical bloggers like Perez Hilton. “If anything ever happens to her, I’m jumping off the nearest fucking building,” he said in the video, titled “Leave Britney Alone.”

“That moment was a slice of the real me,” Crocker says.

With the video, now 10 years old, Crocker incorporated pop culture and an inflated version of self, which hit the sweet spot in terms of comedy and perceived authenticity. This combination proved accidentally successful for Crocker and opened the floodgates for the YouTubers of today, especially those in the gay community. A decade ago, the online LGBTQ population had not yet emerged on the video-posting platform, and anonymous commenters left harsh messages and death threats on Crocker’s videos. He spoke in a soft falsetto, had dyed blond hair and, at the time, was not presenting as fully male. Now, YouTubers who post coming-out videos still face public criticism, but vloggers share their experiences to a more welcoming audience.

Between Crocker’s early performance and character-driven videos and the authentic “Leave Britney Alone” clip that followed, new media academics acknowledge that his influence over the future LGBTQ vloggers has been instrumental. Michael Strangelove, a lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa and author of the 2010 book Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People credits Crocker as helping to bring camp performance to the digital realm with the attempt at being genuine. Crocker’s realness (whether true or perceived) helped lead the way for future vloggers to build an audience based on personality and pop culture criticism.

“This is camp 2.0,” Strangelove says. “The old camp performers of the mid-Twentieth century saw themselves as performers, and they weren’t in the business of revealing themselves and engaging in the audience. The medium of the Internet is changing identity politics. Chris Crocker gets wrapped up in all of this and is significant in this new early wave of performing and emoting.”

While being a fan helped Crocker capture the attention of the Internet, his original goal with his videos was to make people laugh. “I would throw out things,” Crocker says, “and let people draw their own conclusions on ‘Is this real? This is a joke.'”

In reality, the “Leave Britney Alone” videos were the first of Crocker’s where he wasn’t performing at all. In addition to observing Spears’ downward spiral from afar, which included shaving her head, rehab and a custody battle, Crocker was dealing with the tangible fallout of his own mother’s struggles. She had just returned home after serving in Iraq and developed an addiction to meth. His family had disowned her. So Crocker responded to the difficulties of the two women he looked up to most the same way he’d responded to haters: by turning the camera on himself. This time, though, the emotions weren’t for show. “I’ve always looked up to Britney,” Crocker says, “and the other woman in my life who I looked up to, my mom, was falling apart. I didn’t know how to explain that because I knew people wouldn’t take me seriously.”

Immediately, the video gained traction, racking up 2 million views in a single day. Crocker made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Maury, and more discussing the virility and authenticity of the video. In the interviews, the Crocker embraced the caricature of his early clips, portraying a braggadocios and flamboyant teen seizing the opportunities having one of the first viral videos afforded, and not the vulnerable young person who experienced real heartache.

“I knew it was too much too explain and it wasn’t what people wanted to hear so I gave them this character,” Crocker says of leaving his mother’s struggle out of his media appearances. “It’s the biggest thing in my life, being so wildly misunderstood.”

That misunderstanding proved to be Internet gold, the perfect combination of right time, right place, right content. “If you want to get famous, the first and fastest path is to attach yourself to an event that’s bigger than you,” says Strangelove. “Not that that was his strategy, but it proved very successful. It was unusual, it was early on, it was a part of the exploding gay pride culture. It was the right time and the right place and the right type of performance. Attach it to a popular celebrity and all the stars aligned.”

In 2007, 100,000 views was considered viral and tabloids and gossip websites like TMZ and Perez Hilton were where fans got their celebrity fill. While being a fan was nothing new, Crocker combined maintaining star enthusiasm while making headlines himself: through capturing an audience using the relatively new medium of YouTube. The constantly morphing view of celebrity worship had again shifted to suit the new millennium with the novel phenomena of fan becoming star.

“Chris Crocker was an exceptional example [of] a fan who became a full-blown celebrity by acting out his fandom,” says says Mark Duffett, senior lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Chester, U.K., and author of Understanding Fandom. “While fans make popular videos all the time, his caught on much more the most. It claimed to be cross talk against Britney’s detractors, but after he put it out there, it went viral, much like, say 1960s newsreel footage of Beatlemania. Popular notions of hysterical fandom have been a kind of genre expectation for decades. Crocker exploited old stereotypes in a relatively new environment.”

The term wasn’t yet a part of popular vernacular, but Crocker was at the start of the personal brand movement. His presentation, thought and delivery in the video – however indicative (or not) of his true personality at the time – defined his public view, still a decade later. Like many who later found fame for their online personas – including Joanne The Scammer a.k.a. Branden Miller, a friend of Chris’s – Crocker aimed to parlay his internet fame into a potential career in reality TV, music and eventually, porn. Unlike Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie before him, who were rich and relatively famous to begin with, Crocker proved the average person could achieve reality-TV-level fame just by turning the cameras on themselves. Add in the outside power of celebrity, and Crocker’s platform became viable.

“Britney becomes a way in which Chris Crocker could actually move to a visibility to do other things,” says P. David Marshall, a new media, communication and cultural studies professor at Deakin University in Melbourne. “Whether that’s making music, becoming an actor, performing gender ambiguity, whatever he wanted.”

While Crocker admits that given what he knows now – like the intense scrutiny and anonymous homophobic hate that followed – he might not have hit publish on the video, but there’s no taking back its impact. The perfect storm of a defining celebrity moment combined with the emergence of personality-based media allowed for a self-filmed and produced video to garner mainstream attention, much like a big budget television show, the legacy of both carrying equal weight, according to Marshall.

But for Crocker, it’s a career-defining moment he still hasn’t wrapped his head around.

“It’s crazy because it takes on an identity of its own when really that moment for me was a time when I was figuring out who I was sexually, gender-wise, family, my mom, my favorite pop star is falling apart,” Crocker says, “and then it takes on its own identity to other people. It’s hard for me to gauge it still, 10 years later.”

Britney Spears spent $11M in 2016

Britney Spears’ spending habits have been revealed in new court documents related to her conservatorship.

The pop star – who earned $16 million last year – spent a total of $10,956,873.91 in 2016 with most of her money going on massages and clothes, according to TMZ.

Legal documents show the mother-of-two dropped a whopping $122,613 on massages – no doubt because of her grueling workouts and back-to-back shows in Las Vegas – as well as manicures and other personal grooming.

Shopping: Britney Spears spent nearly $11 million in 2016 according to legal documents seen by TMZ including a whopping $122,613 on massages and personal grooming

Shopping: Britney Spears spent nearly $11 million in 2016 according to legal documents seen by TMZ including a whopping $122,613 on massages and personal grooming

Shopping: Britney Spears spent nearly $11 million in 2016 according to legal documents seen by TMZ including a whopping $122,613 on massages and personal grooming

She also spent $69,668 on wardrobe and $24,392 for hair and makeup.

Another $29,852 goes to caring for her pet pooches – slightly less that last year’s total of $37,000.

Britney also made numerous trips to stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Target, spending a few hundred dollars at a time.

The songstress is often spotted out in her local Los Angeles neighborhood picking up groceries or home-wares. 

TMZ also revealed the Circus hitmaker has assets totaling $55,745,288.

Soothing those muscles: It's no wonder the songstress spends so much on massages thanks to her grueling workouts and Las Vegas show schedule 

Soothing those muscles: It's no wonder the songstress spends so much on massages thanks to her grueling workouts and Las Vegas show schedule 

Soothing those muscles: It’s no wonder the songstress spends so much on massages thanks to her grueling workouts and Las Vegas show schedule 

Another $29,852 goes to caring for her pet pooches - slightly less that last year's total of $37,000

Another $29,852 goes to caring for her pet pooches - slightly less that last year's total of $37,000

Another $29,852 goes to caring for her pet pooches – slightly less that last year’s total of $37,000

Britney - pictured with boyfriend Sam Asghari also spent $69,668 on wardrobe and $24,392 for hair and makeup in 2016

Britney - pictured with boyfriend Sam Asghari also spent $69,668 on wardrobe and $24,392 for hair and makeup in 2016

Britney – pictured with boyfriend Sam Asghari also spent $69,668 on wardrobe and $24,392 for hair and makeup in 2016

The number is up by $5 million from 2015 and doesn’t include millions more in various trusts.

Britney still cannot make legal or financial decisions without the approval of her father Jamie Spears and his lawyer Andrew Wallet. 

Jamie, 65, has been running her business and personal affairs for eight years.

Britney pays him $130,000 per year to act as conservator of her estate in an arrangement that has no end in sight, the New York Times reported last year. 

Britney also made numerous trips to stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Target, spending a few hundred dollars at a time 

Britney also made numerous trips to stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Target, spending a few hundred dollars at a time 

Britney also made numerous trips to stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Target, spending a few hundred dollars at a time 

Jamie was made legal custodian of Britney in 2008 after her dramatic meltdown, and is responsible for her physical well-being, custody arrangements, managing her money and overseeing her music career. 

All of Britney’s purchases, no matter how small, are tracked and submitted in court documents under the arrangement. 

After four years, Britney will wrap up her Piece Of Me! residency in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.

The pop star has been enjoying a little down time over the summer and was pictured visiting Disney with boyfriend Sam Asghari on Monday.

Britney still cannot make legal or financial decisions without the approval of her father Jamie Spears (pictured in 2006)

Britney still cannot make legal or financial decisions without the approval of her father Jamie Spears (pictured in 2006)

Britney still cannot make legal or financial decisions without the approval of her father Jamie Spears (pictured in 2006)

Britney's father was made legal custodian of the star in 2008 after her dramatic meltdown, and is responsible for her physical well-being, custody arrangements, managing her money and overseeing her music career

Britney's father was made legal custodian of the star in 2008 after her dramatic meltdown, and is responsible for her physical well-being, custody arrangements, managing her money and overseeing her music career

Britney’s father was made legal custodian of the star in 2008 after her dramatic meltdown, and is responsible for her physical well-being, custody arrangements, managing her money and overseeing her music career

 

Revisiting 2004’s strangest horror feud

The real Britney Spears wasn’t a fan of the way Chucky murders an impersonator in Seed of Chucky, leading to a rather bizarre pop culture feud.

“Oops, I did it again!” – Chucky

Child’s Play 5, officially known to horror fans as Seed of Chucky, is much more of a comedy than a horror. By this point in the series, Chucky had embraced over-the-top humor, and Seed is no doubt the wackiest film of the franchise.

Though it’s chock full of silly moments, one of the most memorable is the death of pop music icon Britney Spears. In the scene (if you need a refresher or haven’t seen it), Britney — in a convertible complete with “BRITNEY1” vanity plates — cuts Chucky off on the road. When he honks at her in anger, the Oops, I Did it Again singer flashes him the finger. So our favorite killer doll responds by ramming her off the road, causing her car to explode in a ball of flames. “Oops, I did it again!” Chucky says, laughing maniacally.

Nobody’s safe from the wrath of Chucky!

It’s a humorous scene, but you know who wasn’t laughing? The real Britney Spears. According to a 2004 article from E! News, writer/director Don Mancini says things got “contentious” between the Spears camp and the Chucky camp. Though Britney couldn’t have the scene in question removed, she wanted nothing at all to do with the film — and made that very clear.

After some backlash from the Spears camp, TV spots for Seed of Chucky were edited to add in the following disclaimer: “Britney Spears does not appear in this movie.” The studio released a statement poking fun at the incident, saying Chucky still had a crush on Britney and she was welcome to screen the film at anytime (spoiler: she never responded).

The E! article also claims one of Britney’s songs, “…Baby One More Time”, was originally to be used in the film for a Chucky/Tiffany sex scene. Through her legal team, however, Spears was able to pull the song from being used in the film. One can’t help but wonder if she was traumatized from seeing Child’s Play at too young of an age.

Britney Spears may not be a Chucky fan. But for those of us that are, the good news is that Cult of Chucky has almost finally arrived! The film releases on blu-ray, DVD and VOD on Oct. 3, 2017.

10 Years After Her Horrible 2007, Britney Spears’s Tabloid Saga Shows How Much Has Changed

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, held 10 years ago this past Saturday, opened with a close-up of a woman’s blonde extensions. Everyone knew they were extensions because they were attached to a head that, seven months prior, had been shaved in front of paparazzi cameras. The woman turned her head, flashed eyes made blue with colored contacts, and uttered what was intended as a mission statement for a big, bold comeback: “It’s Britney, bitch.”

The V.M.A.s were a good place for Britney Spears that decade; she’d made headlines by dancing with a snake in 2001 and kissing Madonna in 2003. She chose the 2007 awards for her first broadcast performance in three years, a period that included a hasty Vegas wedding, a reality show, several stints in rehab, and near-constant tabloid scandal. MTV was intensely hyping the performance. If it went well, the thinking went, it would be a career game-changer.

It didn’t. Spears appeared lackluster and even confused when miming her latest hit, “Gimme More,” and the criticism was swift and brutal. The media pile-on had become common for Spears in 2007—nonstop headlines all asking, essentially, “What’s wrong with her?” And it could never happen today.

A cultural shift toward normalizing mental health issues in the last decade has extended even to tabloids, where Demi Lovato can snag a People feature by opening up about her bipolar disorder and Selena Gomez talks about depression on the cover of Vogue. The tone has changed so much, and so quickly, that looking back on Britney Spears’s annus horribilus is a stunning reminder of how far things have come—not from the days of hysteria and blaming schizophrenia on demon possession, but in a single decade.

Spears had filed for divorce from Kevin Federline in November of 2006, and two weeks later was spotted—and relentlessly photographed—out in Los Angeles alongside Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, who, allegedly, mockingly referred to Spears as “Animal.” Paparazzi photographs in which Spears accidentally flashed her vagina were published on TMZ. The New York Post called it the “Bimbo Summit,” citing a poll that claimed 77 percent of adults thought the “panties-optional” trio had too much influence on young girls.

In February, Spears checked into rehab and checked out the next day. One day later she shaved her head in front of paparazzi cameras in a Tarzana, California, hair salon. “I don’t want everybody touching me,” she reportedly said at the time. “I’m tired of everyone touching me.” Two more attempts at rehab, and the infamous umbrella attack on the ever-waiting paparazzi, followed. TMZ called it a “pop mom meltdown.” In April, she fired her manager and bodyguard, and later her management firm and lawyer resigned. A photo shoot with OK! magazine in July, which Spears arranged herself, ended with the magazine releasing this statement: “What we experienced was a young girl who is desperately in need of help. And sadly she has surrounded herself with too many people who are pretending that nothing is wrong.” The photos were unusable. They put her on the cover anyway.

That fall, after the V.M.A.s, things continued to get worse. A court ordered Spears to give up custody of her children; later that month, Forbes suggested “bald-headed problem parent” Britney as a “genuinely scary” Halloween costume, along with the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and O.J. Simpson. Star had her on the cover boasting her alleged weight (160 pounds) and hitting “rock bottom”; the cover inspired Perez Hilton to ask, “How great is this cover?” In November, the Us Weekly cover line was just one word: “SICK!” In January 2008, Spears was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after a standoff with Federline; as the New York Daily News put it, it was part of “her downward spiral from pop tart to deranged diva.” She was placed under the conservatorship of her father and lawyer Andrew Wallet, who were given complete control over her assets. That arrangement continues today, and court documents related to Spears’s condition and diagnosis are still sealed, with the reasoning that their release would cause “irreparable harm and immediate danger.”

Under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie, Spears laid low. “I think the paparazzi took off the pressure after I didn’t leave my house for two years,” Spears said in a rare candid interview with Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronoth earlier this year. But the gossip industry, empowered and expanded massively in the mid-aughts with the rise of the Internet, didn’t have to look long for its next problem child. Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” hit the U.S. Billboard charts in March of 2007. Her drug abuse, eating disorder, and apparent mental instability received the same intense focus that Britney’s did, as documented vividly in 2015’s Amy, which also reveals in private footage a far more delicate young woman than the tabloid media could depict.

The day that Winehouse died in 2011, the tone of conversation around her shifted abruptly, and the entire gossip industry began to change in the years to come. In May of that year, TMZ wrote, “Water is wet, the sky is blue . . . and Amy Winehouse has checked into rehab once again.” In late July, days after her death, it promoted an “AMAZING” tribute to the singer. A memorial in Rolling Stone remembered Winehouse as “less like a lioness and more like a little girl.” Accepting the Oscar for Amy, director Asif Kapadia said the film was “all about showing the world who she really was . . . not a tabloid persona.”

Amy Winehouse’s death alone was not enough to transform the tabloid industry. But by the time Amy came out, a radical shift was already underway, with California passing laws to curtail the paparazzi, publications voluntarily banning unauthorized photos of children, and self-created, paparazzi-friendly stars like the Kardashians and Bachelor contestants selling well enough that chasing down singers like Winehouse and Spears was no longer all that worth it.

And as more and more younger stars talk publicly about diminishing the stigma around mental health, the tabloids are following their lead. “Demi Lovato is bravely opening up about her private struggles,” wrote People in 2011. After Kanye West’s hospitalization at the end of 2016, Us Weekly ran a collection of supportive tweets from other celebrities. When Prince Harry, as part of a campaign called Heads Together, opened up about seeking counseling after his mother’s death, even The Sun—which once ran the headline “Harry the Nazi”—called it “commendable frankness.”

When Britney Spears makes the tabloids these days, it’s in praise of her no-makeup selfies or rock-hard abs. Perez Hilton, which drew captions like “nutso” on her photos back in 2007, recently published a quiz commanding its readers, “Britney Spears is an undisputed pop icon, and you should know everything you can about her!”

A video went viral recently showing Spears singing a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About” during her Las Vegas show. She’s wearing a sparkling black two-piece, not so different from the one she wore at the V.M.A.s 10 years ago. Her hair is still blonde; if they’re extensions, they’re looking a lot better.

“One minute, they tear you down,” she tells the crowd in pre-song patter. “The next minute, you’re on top of the world.”

“I just want to make sure I keep having you motherfuckers something to talk about.”

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