Forget Sam Lutfi, Adnan Ghalib, Lynne Spears and the paparazzi. The latest bad influence in Britney Spears' life may be her label, Jive Records.
So Britney Spears is looking sort of hot again and is coming off three big "wins" at the MTV VMAs - which are arbitrary handouts, let's face it.
Now the big story in the celeb news media is Britney on the mend, looking great, ready to jump start her career and recapture her past glory.
But is that the best thing for her? Or even realistic?
Not only does Spears suffer from serious bipolar disorder (no small issue) she is less than nine months removed from a couple of psychotic incidents so ridiculous that the authorities had to hospitalize her involuntarily. Remember that?
Nine months free of court-ordered psych ward trips doesn't mean she's 100 percent okay, people. And with her next album, Circus, coming out December 2nd, some are wondering if she's being pushed too hard by the bigwigs at Jive.A source close to Spears raises this concern, telling MSNBC:
“Britney Spears has been going to the studio ever since she got out of the hospital, but it was more a therapeutic exercise than anything. The people who really care about her knew that even though she wants to be the pop star she used to be, it won’t be good for her. We thought Jive understood that. It’s a little unsettling to us that they’d want her to get back to recording so fast.”
It seems to us like Britney is being groomed for a big tour, boat loads of cash and record album sales. Which sounds all well and good ... in theory.
Yet we also can't escape the fact that success is what led to head shavings and such in the first place, and that perhaps a longer recovery is best.
What do you think, fans of Britney Spears?