Celebrities always walk a fine line between welcoming publicity and trying to live privately. Unfortunately, it's hard to have it both ways.
Take Britney Spears for instance.
She almost literally grew up before the cameras in the Mickey Mouse Club along with Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.
As a teen, she became a megastar and has been in the public eye ever since. There was even a (crappy) reality show about her marriage to Kevin Federline.
But now she's in full-on train wreck mode.
The singer with the shaved head has a mountain of personal problems, and if you combine that with the stress of not getting to see her kids whenever she wants, it may have been what pushed the star over the edge Wednesday.
Fuming, she stopped by a gas station afterward and unleashed her fury on a photographer's car with an umbrella (breaking the umbrella in the process) before jumping back in her vehicle and speeding away.
She resurfaced later that night at Promises Malibu Treatment Center, where she checked into rehab for the second time this week and the third time in a month - of course, Brit bailed twice after less than 24 hours.
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