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Long before Adnan Ghalib was shopping nude Britney Spears pics, there was another sketchy terrorist dude in her day-to-day life: Mr. Sam Lutfi.

For months leading up to Britney's recent meltdown, she and Lutfi were inseparable. Well, it turns out Spears' parents, Lynne and Jamie, believe Sam was a prime reason Brit has refused to seek mental help all along.

They were so mad at Sam Lutfi they threw him out of the hospital last week when he arrived to visit Britney, who had been taken there via ambulance.

Britney Spears' parents aren't huge fans of Sam Lutfi. Stunning.

Britney's parents - especially Jamie Spears - have been trying for months to get her committed into a mental hospital for a bipolar disorder.

Britney's father in particular has believed since last summer that Britney was suffering from a mental disease - not substance abuse as many claim.

Jamie believed Sam Lutfi was impeding Brit's ability to get help. He praised her former manager, Larry Rudolph, for trying to get her help earlier in the year. Britney fired Rudolph, of course, before he could succeed.

Jamie Spears has been looking for a way to push her into a facility but she has refused. TMZ reports that Britney continues to refuse to undergo a battery of tests that would officially diagnose her with bipolar disorder.

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The Hollywood Gossip has been tracking the movements of Sam Lutfi (or is it Osama Lutfi?) ever since he showedas Britney Spears' friend, confidant and unofficial mouthpiece. Well, it appears some of our suspicions about this mysterious, sketchy man may be more than mere gossip.

An acquaintance of Lutfi has written us with a lengthy indictment as to some of the things Sam has allegedly done. Simon Monjack would be proud of the list of things allegedly done by Sam Lutfi, according to our source, Ken Dungey. He writes that Britney is in "grave danger." Why? Let's hear Ken's account ...

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I personally know Sam Lutfi and he is a master manipulator, he almost made my good friend Danny Haines kill himself. I just want to get a message to Britney Spears to warn her of Sam's real intentions.

I have access to hundreds of emails, text messages, voice messages of Sam Lutfi talking about wanting to kill my friend Danny, and that he should just kill himself among other bizarre statements he has made.

Danny met Sam and soon after Danny moved in with Sam as a new roommate, not long after that it went downhill. I felt like I was Danny's therapist for several months trying to help him get away from Sam and his brainwashing.

Sam had stolen a total around of $18,000 from Danny from using his credit cards to buy plane tickets for himself and from forging his checks that the credit card companies send you for cash advances.

I went with Danny to one of the gas stations his mom owns to attempt to collect the money from Sam Lutfi's mother. I had Sam's mom with checkbook in hand writing Danny a check until Sam showed up an made a huge scene at the gas station.

Danny and I flew my airplane to Las Vegas for the weekend and I spent several hours with Danny and finally got him to call the bank and report the fraud Sam Lutfi had committed against Danny's bank account.

Sam Lutfi is beyond shady, according to our source.

Before that phone call, Danny was very depressed because of what Sam Lutfi had made him, after that phone call Danny's eyes has life in them again and we went out that night night and had a great time. Sam is so convincing that about a week later Danny canceled the fraud report after talking to Sam.

Please do your research on this clown, Danny has a restraining order (the court transcripts prove Sam is a jackass) find it by searching North Orange County court records Fullerton, Calif., case number 07NL02915.

Sam also vandalized a older women's [sic] car at Costco last year because she took his parking spot. Sam took a pair of pliers and destroyed her vehicle. They could not find him because his Mercedes S500 was new and had no license plates yet.

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Sam Lutfi has been sighted!

Well, at least he's been heard from.

After a week of silence following an Us Weekly report that he may be an Al Qaeda terrorist detailing his shady past, Britney Spears' confidant has issued a statement regarding the singer's most recent ridiculous antics.

Spears did not show at a deposition in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, his attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said yesterday.

The reason? She was really anxious, y'all!

Sam Lutfi, Spears' controversial pal who was apparently with her, told E! Online the following: "We got up and got ready to go. Her attorneys came to pick her up, but when she saw the media frenzy outside her house, her anxiety skyrocketed."

As we said yesterday, this doesn't seem to stop her from going out whenever she wants a Frappuccino, but that's neither here nor there.

Britney Spears is seen in tears a lot more often than she's seen in pants.

Mark Vincent Kaplan said in response: "Approximately 10 minutes after her council appeared they were notified that due to an illness or medical condition, Ms. Spears would not appear today and consequently the deposition is not going forward."

He didn't say when the next deposition would happen.

Britney Spears was supposed to show at Kaplan's Los Angeles office at 10 a.m. to face a barrage of questions, including her past drug and alcohol use and her alleged failure to follow court orders. But, y'know, the anxiety gone come. Dang it.

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Whenever Britney Spears was photographed or something happened with her, Sam Lutfi was there. That was the pattern for a good couple of months.

Recently, he sat next to Spears on her 26th birthday on December 2. He went shopping with her at Target on November 28 and the two days before that.

Britney Spears and Sam Lutfi seemed inseparable â€" until last week, that is, when certain celebrity gossip publications exposed details of his past.

Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' Friend

Sam Lutfi hasn't been seen with Britney Spears since December 3.

The man who orchestrated Spears' birthday party, denied the recent J.R. Rotem pregnancy rumors, and spoke on her behalf after she lost custody of Jayden and Sean is off the map â€" perhaps a result of magazines' outing of his seedy past?

After all, Osama Lutfi (really, that's his name) has a questionable career at best, and has had two restraining orders against him for violent verbal and physical attacks. He has also used multiple aliases in recent years.

Have we seen the last of Osama, and where did he go? We don't have any kind of evidence for this theory, but a hunch tells us Chuck Norris may have taken him out.

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Earlier today, we ran a story on Britney Spears' friend Sam Lutfi, after an Us Weekly expose revealed some shady details about this character's past.

Among them? That the enabler's real name - or at least alias - is Osama. That's right, people, Osama Lutfi. Suffice it to say, this comes as quite the revelation.

Britney with Jayden

As a result, our staff feels it is our duty to warn celebrity gossip readers of the potential danger by officially raising the terror alert level to NO PANTS!

But seriously folks. While there is no practical reason to think that Mr. Osama Lutfi is connected to others bearing his infamous first name, or that Sam Lutfi is planning on waging jihad against our nation by pilfering Britney Spears' bank accounts and holding the pop singer hostage, we must remain on heightened alert.

After all, in a war on terror, you never know who your true allies are...

Britney Spears and Osama bin Laden, er, Lutfi, celebrate her birthday.

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The new issue of Us Weekly features an interview with notorious Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia â€" who has operated on the likes of Ashlee Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, etc. Yeah, yeah. We know. Everyone gets plastic surgery, even Heidi Montag and Ashley Tisdale. We get it - and are over it!

The real story in this issue, if you ask this celebrity news site, is teased on the top right corner of the cover! That's our boy Sam Lutfi, baby! Check it out ...

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Meet Sam Lutfi, the "creep" controlling Britney Spears.

We've been following the "career" of Sam Lutfi (sometimes misspelled Lufti), who, like Alli Sims, many observers feel is a negative influence and enabler in the pop star train wreck's life, since he emerged on the gossip scene earlier this year.

Now Us alleges he has a "scary past." Is that code for "Al Qaeda terrorist?"

Regardless of his intentions and past, you can't escape Sam Lutfi nowadays, whether he's accompanying Spears shopping on Thanksgiving, clubbing with her or shooting down rumors of Britney being pregnant with the love child of one J.R. Rotem.

But who is this mystery man? The 33-year-old "film producer" organized her 26th birthday party and stays overnight at her homes â€" platonically, he claims.

But sources say Sam Lutfi has a shady past including two restraining orders against him for verbal and physical attacks, and - hope you are sitting down for this - has gone by the aliases Osama N. Lutti and Osamah N. Lutfi.

In 2005, Jumana Issa, a business acquaintance, claims Sam Lutfi "harassed me repeatedly with obscene e-mails, offensive faxes, voice mails, out-of-control behavior and outrageous telephone hang-ups (around 15 to 30 a day)."

In one fax, Sam Lutfi scolded: "Peel yourself away from all the candy ... and overhangin [sic] belly ... and answer my e-mails." Classy!

His former neighbor, Douglas Snoland, filed a complaint in 2004, alleging that Lutfi tried to kick down his door when he suspected Snoland of having his car towed. Snoland also accused Lutfi of wanting to kill his 73-year-old, disabled mother.

As for his past work history, Lutfi is listed as a producer of the 1998 B-movie Bug Buster. The movie's actual producer / director, Lorenzo Doumani, says Sam was his $350-a-week assistant and "a hustler type... a fast-talking kid."

Understandably, Britney Spears' family and friends worry he is in her life under false pretenses. "They are frightened," a source close to her parents, Jaime and Lynne Spears, reveals. "They know she is being taken advantage of. She's so desperate for friends at this point that it's easy once you get in there."

  Wow. The Hollywood Gossip looks forward to reviewing this and other stories and bringing you the latest on Sam Lutfi and Britney Spears.

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Britney Spears' close friend and "adviser," Sam Lutfi, is set to appear before the Los Angeles city attorney on December 18, Us Weekly reports this morning.

The closed-door hearing stems from an August 27 accident that occurred when Lutfi, 33, allegedly rammed his Mercedes into a Range Rover driven by Aaron Cohen, a process server hired by Kevin Federline to subpoena Lutfi in the ongoing custody battle with his lunatic ex-wife and two-time baby-mama.

Sam Lutfi reportedly collided with Aaron Cohen's car after Cohen attempted to serve him the legal papers. Around that time, process servers also tracked down Daimon Shippen, Alli Sims, Larry Rudolph and others close to Spears.

Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' Friend

Sam Lutfi and Britney Spears: Best friends forever.

A police officer at the crash scene initially described the collision with Aaron Cohen as "assault with a deadly weapon" by Sam Lutfi, but LAPD officials now say that the case is now being considered a "vehicle vandalism incident."

Celebrity news outlets say Sam Lutfi (often misspelled Sam Lufti) was eventually subpoenaed to testify in the custody case but has not yet given a deposition.

This is the second time Lutfi has been in the news in the last week alone. He sent the text message to Ryan Seacrest refuting the rumors that Britney Spears is pregnant and that quote-unquote music producer J.R. Rotem is the dad.

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Rumors of a pregnant Britney Spears have been setting the celebrity gossip world ablaze. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it now appears they're bogus.

In a text message to Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles Wednesday, Britney's friend, Sam Lutfi, debunked In Touch Weekly's cover story that declares Spears is expecting another baby - with her ex, J.R. Rotem.

"It's BS," Sam said. "Don't know who made it up. J.R. doesn't even know what's up."

The wisdom of Sam Lutfi continued in his text message, and revealed all: "It's fake. Completely fake. Just wrapped her music video. Going home to sleep."

Britney Spears: Not pregnant via J.R. Rotem after all.

Well, that officially settles that. If one can't trust a text message straight from Sam Lutfi, what can one believe in this crazy world?

We were skeptical about the alleged pregnancy from the start, but what's crazy is how certain the magazine that reported this celebrity rumor was in doing so.

On its new cover (see below), In Touch featured a Britney Spears photo under the headline: "Yes, She's Pregnant!" The story quoted J.R. Rotem saying, "It's true."

Also today, we ran a separate story about Britney Spears' kinky sex lair. Amazing how quickly certain celebrity gossip pales in comparison to pregnancy rumors.

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No, we don't mean she beat on them in the literal sense, going to town with an umbrella or anything. But would that surprise you even a little bit at this stage?

We doubt it. Anyway. Reputed singer and venerable train wreck Britney Spears may have won The Hollywood Gossip's highly sought-after distinction of 2007's biggest turkey, but she had a less than traditional Thanksgiving day.

Rather than dine with her family, Spears did some pre-Black Friday shopping at the West Hollywood Virgin Megastore with her pal, Sam Lufti.

She celebrated the holiday with her sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, earlier in the day before turning them over to their dad, FedEx, for the weekend.

Pictured above: Britney Spears. Not pictured above: Sam Lutfi.

Sadly, like the rest of us, it will be back to work for Spears on Monday. Yeah, right. Anyway, hope she got a good deal on the CD and movie she picked up.

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Britney Spears' new tactic for dealing with members of the celebrity news media - bring along Sam Lutfi and spray them with windshield wiper fluid!

The train wreck and her frequent sidekick were spotted yesterday at - where else - a gas station, according to our friends at TMZ.

In breaking news, Spears stayed in her car as Sam Lutfi pumped the gas - which usually ends up being the job of the celebrity photo personnel who follow her.

Before taking off, Sam Lutfi motioned for the paparazzi to come closer to the windshield and then splashed some photographers with washer fluid.

Then they went back to aimlessly riding around town. You can check out the video of Britney, Sam and the celebrity gossip media by clicking here.

In other news, some Britney Spears fan sites talk positively about Sam Lutfi, while others seem to believe he is a dangerous enabler and hanger-on.

Do you know anything about this mystery friend of Britney? If you do, please drop The Hollywood Gossip a line and let us know!

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