Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Britney's Wild Monday Night

Just hours after Britney Spears's camp announced that she was seeking psychological treatment, the pop star was in the midst of yet another public breakdown. The trouble began Monday evening, when Britney and her confidante Sam Lutfi went for a short drive around Beverly Hills. When they returned to her Summit home at around 6 p.m., the visibly distraught singer – who appeared to be arguing with Lutfi – jumped out of the white Mercedes near the guard gate.

Britney, clutching her Yorkie puppy London, wandered around with tears in her eyes and, at one point, sat down on the curb. "She looked completely lost," says an on-scene source. Throughout it all, the gathered paparazzi snapped away.

Wearing brown high heels, cutoff shorts and a plaid fedora, Britney then seemed to downplay the incident, saying, "I'm fine. I'm . . . having a nice time with my dog." Thirty minutes later, the scene became even more surreal when Britney's paparazzi pal Adnan Ghalib – who'd been noticeably absent in recent days – showed up at the house. But the photographer was turned away at the gate.

The FinalPixx paparazzo – who recently dished on his relationship in a two-part interview on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider – proceeded to show his fellow photographers a series to text messages. In the missives, allegedly from Lutfi, the sender calls Ghalib a "manic trigger" for Britney and adds ominously that any further contact between the two "will kill her."

Police cars pulled up to the house soon afterward, apparently responding to a call from Britney's security team. "Spears drove through the gates and paparazzi followed her car on foot," said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. "By the time officers arrived, the paps were off the property, but officers handed out citations for those who were illegally parked."

But Britney's night was far from over. Her father Jamie and mother Lynne – who recently flew into L.A. from Kentwood, La., where she'd been holed up with Brit's pregnant sister, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn – arrived at the estate around 9 p.m. (Earlier in the day, Lynne had spent time visiting Britney's kids – Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1 – at Kevin Federline's house in Tarzana.)

The family reunion didn't last long, however – as Britney, clutching a bag, bolted from the mansion, says a source. She hopped into a car with Ghalib and the two sped off. Their getaway hit a speed bump, however, when their car got a flat tire. The two pulled into a Chevron to pump air into the deflated tire, then returned to the Summit house – where mom Lynne, and the two photographers, still waited – at around 11 p.m. (Ghalib left soon afterward.)

The mother-and-daughter surfaced at around 1:30 a.m., with Lynne driving Britney to Longs Drugs in Studio City. And so ends another crazy night in the life of Britney Spears.

Source: www.People.com

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