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Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, has been named permanent conservator of her affairs, a Los Angeles court ruled on Tuesday. He's now permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet.

"I've met several times with [Britney Spears] and she requested that I not object to a permanent conservatorship," the singer's lawyer Samuel Ingham said.

L.A. Court Commissioner Reva Goetz stated that the permanent conservatorship was "necessary and appropriate." But this permanent status doesn't necessarily mean forever, it is more "indefinite" - until something changes things.

In many cases, this is just a formality to take the pressure off and avoid the logistics of having to renew a temporary status over and over again.

Jamie Spears has been in charge of Britney Spears' medical, legal and financial affairs since her pair of hospitalizations in January. [Photo Credit: Splash News]

A source close to Britney Spears concurs with the decision, saying:

"This is by no means something that's going to last forever. The conservatorship being made permanent in name is primarily to ensure increased time with her children, and provide support for her music and work goals."

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Economic times are tough for tens of millions of Americans, and who better to step in and lend a helping hand to those in need than Jamie Spears.

At Jamie's direction, an oil portrait of struggling singer Britney Spears is being auctioned to raise money for the non-profit Promises Foundation.

The charity provides assistance for low-income mothers and their children.

The 5-by-4-foot oil painting was created by artist Daniel Maltzman. The star herself has autographed the artwork, which depicts Britney Spears topless in a bikini bottom with her eyes closed and her arms crossing her chest.

The painting is being auctioned on eBay with a starting bid of $10,000. The winner will receive an ownership letter from Spears' father Jaime.

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Yesterday's court hearing passed without incident and Britney Spears is still officially under the control of her father, Jamie Spears.

The court extended the conservatorship through December 31. There's a status hearing October 28, when his status will be revisited.

The judge is leaving the option open to end the conservatorship early.

Jamie Spears, 56, was named temporary conservator of her affairs February 1 following Britney Spears' two forced hospitalizations in January.

"The extension of the conservatorship was at the request and suggestion of Britney's doctors," says a family source. "They've indicated that she has made great improvement, but it's a work in progress. Jamie Spears doesn't want the conservatorship to last a day longer than the doctors recommend."

Also Thursday, Spears' court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, did not seek to extend the restraining order against the singer's one-time pal Sam Lutfi, because the superstar has cut all ties with Lutfi anyway.

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Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, intends to sell her Studio City home in the latest liquidation of her assets, a court revealed Tuesday.

The hilltop house, located in a gated community, has been the scene of the recent drama in the singer's life, such as the night(s) in January when she was forcibly taken from the property and forced into a psychiatric ward.

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No word officially on where she'll be moving, but as we reported Tuesday, she's looking to ditch Hollywood and move to the quieter Valley.

Celebrity news site TMZ has obtained pictures of the Calabasas mansion where Britney Spears is hoping to live ... and let's just say it's not small.

A shot of Britney Spears' possible new pad in Calabasas, Calif.

Follow the link for the full photo gallery of this place, which has to be seen to be believed, and is perfect to host Brit's next reality show.

Come on, you know it's coming one of these months.

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Troubled singer Britney Spears may be ready to move out of her place in the Hollywood Hills - to become a full-fledged Valley girl - Calabasas style, baby.

Ding dang it! That'll be so awesome, y'all! Oh emm gee!!!

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According to TMZ, Britney is "looking like crazy" to buy a house in a very exclusive part of Calabasas (former home to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey among others) located in the San Fernando Valley, north of L.A.

There are two sets of guard gates keeping Britney Spears' potential new 'hood from the common folk (and celebrity gossip photographers), so her father / protector, Jamie Spears, is surely happy about the idea.

The new pad would also be closer (and certainly more accessible) to the FedEx man and their kids, Sean Preston and Jayden James (pictured)

You may recall that K-Fed lives in the L.A. neighborhood of Tarzana, which is just a quick jaunt down the 101 Freeway ... mom of the year!

Regardless of what Brit wants, Jamie Spears will have to give it the OK.

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Well... not really. But she is at a party, okay? You have to understand, Britney Spears gossip is just not what it used to be.

That's probably a good thing as far as the troubled singer not dying is concerned. Her dad, Jamie Spears, deserves much credit.

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The video below is a prime example.

Here's an undercover video of Jamie and Britney Spears hanging out at Christian Audigier's birthday party the other night.

Watching his daughter like a hawk, when Jamie realizes they are being recorded, he moves the booze away from Britney.

Exciting stuff, people! Well ... not really. But it's a national holiday, so cut The Hollywood Gossip a little slack, okay?


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Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, has quit his catering job to dedicate himself full-time to overseeing the pop star's affairs, court papers show.

As a result, Jamie Spears was given $10,000 in back pay to cover the first month of his co-conservatorship of her estate, which started February 1.

He was awarded a $2,500 weekly salary beginning in March.

"The responsibilities he has assumed as conservator ... have required [his] full-time attention," says the request for "replacement compensation."

"As a result, he has been unable to continue to his prior employment and he has lost his source of income which he needs to pay his living expenses."

Jamie, unlike Britney's mom Lynne Spears, never cashed in on his daughters and was making a modest $50,000 a year before coming to Brit's rescue.

Since Jamie Spears took over his daughter's personal, professional and legal affairs, the singer has secured expanded visitation with her two sons, who live with Britney's ex-husband, Kevin Federline.

Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, have birthdays in September.

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A court ordered payment of nearly $400,000 to the numerous lawyers involved in Britney Spears' affairs Thursday - with the pop star footing the bill.

All the attorneys have been working on the case for under three months.

Poor Brit

Samuel Ingham, Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney, will continue to receive a fee of $10,000 a week, Commissioner Reva Goetz ruled.

Andrew Wallet, the co-conservator of Spears' finances, will receive an advance of $100,000. Wallet had not been paid since becoming involved.

Britney Spears is feeling blue after the many thousands in legal bills she's just been slapped with by an L.A. judge. Or maybe it's just her top.

The firm which won Jamie Spears control of Britney Spears' legal affairs will be advanced $175,000, and a lawyer for Britney's brother Bryan Spears will get $22,500, while Stacy Phillips, Britney's new divorce lawyer, will get $75,000.

Jamie Spears, the singer's father, and Andrew Wallet will remain in control of her life until at least a July 31 hearing. They recently won a restraining order against bad seed Sam Lutfi until that date, as well.

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Yes. Another slow Britney Spears news and gossip week.

Reeling from massive amounts of legal bills and various other expenses that would bankrupt most normal humans, Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, has been working hard to stop the bleeding from his daughter's bank accounts.

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Since he took over running Britney's legal, medical and career affairs earlier this year after she began treatment for bipolar disorder, Jamie oversaw her role on How I Met Your Mother, and may be helping plan a future world tour.

His latest idea? Get Britney Spears to promote a furniture line!

Sources say that as Brit's co-conservator, Jamie Spears is currently in the midst of discussions with Danish celebrity broker Claus Hjelmbak to "bring Danish accent pieces to the United States ... Britney Spears will be the face of the brand."

This was reported by the New York Post today, FYI ... we're not just making stuff up out of our collective a$$es a la certain celebrity news magazines.

Hjelmbak and the pop star met at the Scandinavian Style Mansion in December 2007, when Britney Spears was supposedly paid upwards of $1 million just to celebrate her birthday at the event, which was hosted by Sharon Stone.

This guy is also the same shady character who promised Rolling Stone's Vanessa Grigoriadis he could help her get an interview with the star - if the magazine ponied up millions. Maybe not the best kinda guy for Brit to hang with.

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A California Court of Appeals judge rejected an attorney's bid to remove Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, as her co-conservator on Monday.

Attorney Jon Eardley claimed to represent Britney Spears, but we believe he was hired by Sam Lutfi to thwart her parents' efforts to ostracize him.

Eardley filed an appeal March 11 claiming the singer's civil rights were being violated because she was being held against her will by her dad.

Justice Roger Boren, however wrote in a ruling that a federal court has absolutely no jurisdiction to grant an appeal, the Associated Press reports.

Jamie's co-conservatorship over Britney Spears - which allows him control over her financial, legal and medical affairs, was recently extended to July 31.

One of his present goals, besides underwear checks and making sure Sam Lutfi doesn't get within 250 yards of Britney, is cutting corners to save some cash.

Socked with over a million bucks in legal bills from multiple attorneys, Jamie has decided to sell off some of Britney Spears' fleet of cars to reduce expenses.

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