Britney Spears wants her career back.
Not only has the troubled, possibly insane pop princess been back in the music studio and taking dance classes, but insiders claim she's fired her inept manager, Larry Rudolph.
Spears, who's been suffering from severe postpartum depression, reportedly blames Rudolph for some of her recent missteps, including introducing her to her one-time BFF and current nemesis, Paris Hilton.
There may be legal ramifications for Britney Spears, as she signed a multi-year deal with Rudolph. But she just rehired her one-time PR chief, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, so at least it will be spun nicely in the media.
Sloane didn't know about Rudolph's status when contacted. However, reports of Rudolph's demise may be premature. As of this morning, TMZ has confirmed that Rudolph has not been fired ... yet.
Late last year, Paris thought of herself as a (skanky, worthless) role model for the newly-single Spears, and even claimed Britney was grateful to be under her wing.
But shortly after the alliance had been formed and the nude Britney Spears pictures displayed for all to enjoy, this ho train lovefest crashed hard and the two haven't partied together since.
Paris' rep, Eliot Mintz, fired back at the New York Post article reporting the rift, telling TMZ, "That's a matter between Britney, Larry Rudolph and Leslie."
It was definitely a bad idea for Britney and Paris to be friends. We've been saying for months how Larry Rudolph has no frickin clue what he's doing, and he should definitely get the pink slip if he hasn't yet.
Can't we all let it go now, though? Britney Spears, bless her heart, is fresh out of detox and trying to get her career up and running again. Paris has other things to worry about, such as who's doing the doggy style honors later tonight.