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As we reported last week, Monday is shaping up to be an all-out war in the Britney Spears case. Over control of the singer herself, that is.

Lawyers for Spears will try to convince a judge that she feels hatred and doesn't trust her dad, and wants him removed as co-conservator.

As per a court order, Jamie Spears was awarded joint legal control (along with Lynne Spears) of Britney's medical decisions, finances and more.

Here's the way it's gone down this weekend, according to TMZ:

Yesterday, a lawyer for Trope and Trope (Britney's divorce / custody attorneys) went to UCLA to visit. After being there a short time, one of the UCLA doctors asked the attorney to leave, because the co-conservators objected to the visit.

Trope and Trope will appear in court today with attorney Adam Streisand, who specializes in estate law, to ask that the co-conservators be removed.

Brit's attorneys will argue that Jamie Spears in particular is unable to act in this role, since Britney hates him, and Britney badly wants him out.

Sources say the firm will not object to a conservatorship for Britney Spears, but they will ask that a different conservator be appointed.

Rumor has it that the firm holds Sam Lutfi in high regard and has enjoyed a good relationship (!?) with him. Suffice it to say, Jamie Spears does not.

Here's where it gets tricky for both Jamie Spears and the firm:

Britney Spears has expressed hatred towards her father - that, we know. Yet sources say she asked that both of her parents be at her bedside.

That could create problems for Trope and Trope firm when they go to court tomorrow and ask that Jamie Spears be 86'd as conservator.

Britney is bipolar and has wild mood swings. She can love someone and hate them in the same hour. So how can they prove she hates Jamie?

However, Britney has expressed deep animus toward her dad for a long time and to many people. Trope and Trope is putting together witnesses who will try and convince a judge that the troubled singer's hatred and distrust of her parents is not only very genuine but consistent over time. So, stay tuned...

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How's this for some disturbing imagery? Worse than some of last night's Super Bowl commercials - or the game itself if you're a New England Patriots fan.

Amy Winehouse was out in London today "taking a break" from rehab. They let you do that, apparently. Regardless, check out her getup...

Blake and Amy

Amy Winehouse gives the whole French maid thing a try.

The singer was with her father, Mitch Winehouse, so hopefully this was just a temporary trip out, and she's heading back to the detox facility.

Hopefully.

Maybe she's picked up a temp job cleaning flats in London, or was just headed for a conjugal visit with Blake Fielder-Civil - if you know what we mean!

Sorry, we'll move on now.

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The LAPD was called to the Beverly Hills home of Britney Spears after her parents discovered valuable possessions belonging to her were missing.

Spears' father Jamie and mother Lynne were "shocked" to find that that valuable items "had been stolen" after they returned to the house following yesterday's emergency hearing where Jamie won legal control over his daughter.

They then called police and filed a report.

Britney Spears' parents believe that the items were stolen after their daughter was taken to the UCLA Medical Center early Thursday morning.

Britney Spears will stay in the UCLA psych ward at least two weeks.

Los Angeles Police officer Alex Martinez confirmed that police responded to a call at Spears' house, but did not know what had transpired.

"The report is being processed through our system," he said. "We do not have access to it at this time."

Police say Britney's parents filed an official report, claiming that the alleged theft occurred sometime between the time Britney was admitted to the UCLA psych ward and the time the conservatorship papers were signed.

Sam Lutfi has not been named as a suspect, however, he had access to the house, and Britney's father strongly believes Sam is up to no good.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that sometime tonight, papers will be signed at UCLA extending Britney Spears' stay at the psych ward - by 14 days.

It's an internal process - done without a court order. It will indeed happen, and that's not surprising given her mental health.

Britney Spears has been diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder. The ward Britney is in right now is considered one of the best in the nation.

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This video pretty much speaks for itself.

First, there was Kwame Kilpatrick's affair with chief of staff Christine Beatty and the text message scandal (no, really) that exposed it.

Then, his dalliances with Carmen Slowsky... whoever that is.

Now, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has apologized publicly for his behavior ... but he can not lie, ladies and gentlemen. See below ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ZevFbcIIo[/youtube]

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Katharine McPhee and actor Nick Cokas wed Saturday in Beverly Hills, with 300 guests - including a gospel choir - filling a Presbyterian Church!

McPhee's bridesmaids wore floor-length pink dresses, matching the flowers, which included pink, purple, peach and white roses.

Michael Lynche Pic

Rumer Willis, McPhee's costar in the upcoming film I Know What Boys Like, was among the celebrities in attendance at the wedding.

Katharine McPhee, 23, and Nick Cokas, 42, first met when they performed in a L.A. theater production of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

They began dating in 2005, and soon after, Nick Cokas convinced her to try out for American Idol and drove her to the auditions. They got engaged last year.

The singer and Southern California native has always shrugged off the 19-year age difference between herself and Nick Cokas.

"I love [older men]," she has said. "They're just wiser, and they're less about themselves and more about you."

While McPhee was recently dropped from her label, she may have other plans in store - both career-wise and family-wise.

"I want to have, like, 15 babies," she said in an interview late last year. "I've always wanted to be pregnant!"

Sounds like it won't be ltoo ong before we come out with our next headline about the gorgeous singer: Katharine McPhee pregnant!

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That didn't take long.

After parting ways with Teen Vogue, it looks like The Hills BFFs Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port scored themselves some new jobs!

New York Magazine says the ladies have started working for a PR agency called People's Revolution. Just in time for New York Fashion Week!

Really, who wouldn't want these cuties on the payroll? The Hollywood Gossip sure would, although we'd have to cut a few interns. Sorry guys.

Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad

The lovely Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port in their Teen Vogue heyday.

Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port both started as fashion interns at Teen Vogue, as shown on the second and third seasons of The Hills.

Theories for their departure from the magazine - which once featured them on the cover, as well - differ. But, looks like they've moved on!

In any event, keep your eyes peeled at the white tents, fans of The Hills: Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port might walk among you.

Oh, and if you see Spencer Pratt, tell him he's lame. And that we want an exclusive interview with him if that's possible.

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Britney Spears' seedy manager / friend, Sam Lutfi, says the singer's mental problems stem from her parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears.

"Oh boy, her family is crazy!" Lutfi told Us Weekly in an interview.

Jason Trawick and Britney Spears

"It's funny, because that's what the doctors say when they meet the family," he added. "They always come back and say, ‘You know, [her problems] are inherited, right?' It's just so sad. It's shared equally from both of her parents."

When asked if Britney Spears trusts "a thing her parents say," Lutfi replied, "Not a g----n thing."

On Friday, Spears' parents went to L.A. Superior Court to seeking legal control of their daughter's finances and medical treatments.

Their requests were granted as a co-conservatorship was set up in their names, while Sam Lutfi was hit with a restraining order.

Now His Shadiness is speaking out, sharing his take on last week, when Britney's parents rushed to her assistance after her latest meltdown. 

Sam Lutfi is speaking out against Britney Spears' parents. 

When the singer heard Lynne arrived Sunday night, Sam Lutfi said Britney asked him, ‘Is my mom really here?' I said, ‘Yeah, she's here.' And she's like, ‘Oh great, you know they're up to something.'

"They show up to the house like hillbillies, texting me," Lutfi said.

"I find out that they're outside, and they go, ‘You better let me in the gate, you ass.' So I go, to Britney, ‘Your parents are here, let them come in and yell at you and scream at you. If anything else goes on, I'll throw you in my car and take you out of here.' She said, ‘OK, fine, baby.'

"I let them in. Instead of going to see how Britney is, they come bouncing through the doors. They scream at me, ‘Why the f--k are you talking to Barbara Walters?' I swear to God that's all they were saying.

"The dad pushed me in the chest and said, ‘Get the fâ€"k out of here.'

"The dad gave up and then the mom tried to talk to her, but Lynne was like, ‘I gotta get my beauty sleep, I gotta get my nails done, I gotta do my hair.' It was just so sick. We made the mom stay."

Sam Lutfi said the singer suffers from "mixed state bipolar" and has had it for "roughly five years." A person suffering from "mixed state bipolar" experiences symptoms of mania and depression at the same time.

He said he has told the singer, "‘Britney, do you see why people think you are crazy? Look at your mother and look at your father.'"

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Super Bowl Sunday. The biggest day on the sports calendar. Even non-NFL fans love it, and with quarterbacks as hot as these two leading the way this year, the ladies should have even more than usual to pique their interest.

The Hollywood Gossip calls on readers to:

The Bundchens
  1. Tell us who you think will win Super Bowl XLII
  2. Tell us who you think is hotter, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (left) or his New England Patriots counterpart, Tom Brady

Tom Brady and the Patriots are huge favorites, but Eli Manning's baby face and Southern charm might make the Super Bowl hunk watch closer than you think!

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A judge has issued a restraining order against Sam Lutfi - ordering him to stay away from Britney Spears, according to TMZ.

The judge found that Sam Lutfi has been harassing Britney. This will effectively bar Lutfi from going to the hospital.

The restraining order is in effect for 22 days, but Britney's parents could turn it into a permanent order at the end of the 22 days.

Britney's father, Jamie Spears, how has temporary legal control over his eldest daughter, and control over her medical treatment.

Jamie Spears may restrict any visitors to Britney, and is also in charge of arranging 24-hour caretakers for her, as well as security.

In addition, Jamie retains the power to cut off all of the singer's credit cards and prosecute any restraining orders on her behalf.

But it's not over yet
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Sources say Britney's divorce lawyers and the lawyers representing the conservatorship (Jamie and Lynne Spears) may clash Monday.

Until now, Britney's divorce team at the law firm of Trope and Trope has been dealing with Sam Lutfi and believes he is well-meaning.

In large part (and not surprisingly), Jamie and Lynne Spears want this particular law firm out of the picture because of its apparent alliance with Sam Lutfi.

Jamie Spears, the freshly appointed co-conservator for Britney, has made it clear he dislikes the Trope firm and wants them out of her life for good.

Sam Lutfi is livid at the commissioner who issued the various orders today and was in touch with Trope and Trope numerous times yesterday.

Later, Britney Spears made two calls at the UCLA Psych Ward and went crazy on the phone after learning that her dad is now her conservator.

In a heavy British accent, ballistic Britney screamed (in reference to her parents), "I'm so sick of all of this, they can have the goddamn house and stick it up their f**king asses. Actually, no they can't."

A furious Britney Spears, who sounded drugged up, is really, really pissed that her dad became a conservator of her estate. She was screaming at the top of her lungs, at times impossible to understand. At one point she screamed:

"Nobody's taking my house. Who is my family?"

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Far from the fashionable Upper East Side, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively totally got physical on the football field with NFL quarterback Matt Leinart!

The pair were photographed at the DirecTV "Beach Bowl" game, a fun pigskin event that is part of this year's pre-Super Bowl festivities.

You can't help but assume that Matt Leinart - who's been linked to Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Kristin Cavallari, etc. - asked for Blake Lively's number.

Wouldn't you?

Matt Leinart looks to add another celebrity dating conquest.

Not only is she gorgeous, the former Heisman winner has to work on his game. Tony Romo has totally upstaged Matt Leinart as the NFL's top player.

Off the field, that is. If you follow where we're going here.

We just hope Brynn Cameron doesn't read this post.

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