Jamie and Lynne Spears, parents of Britney Spears, arrived at L.A. Superior Court Friday afternoon, seeking control of their ill daughter.
Specifically, TMZ reports, they are trying to create a conservatorship, which would allow Jamie and Lynne (who have a daughter Jamie Lynn!) to make the medical decisions on behalf of Britney, as well as control her finances.
A hearing is scheduled for this afternoon (1:30 PST), and underscores the tension between the Spears family and Sam Lutfi, the shady character who, right now, is the primary liaison between the singer and her doctors.
Surrounded by lawyers â€" including their attorney Blair Berk â€" Lynne Spears wore a white jacket while Jamie Spears sent some text messages.
No sign of Sam Lutfi at the courtroom. Or Adnan Ghalib, for that matter.
The court has the power to create a conservatorship, which would allow both Jamie and Lynne to make medical decisions on behalf of Britney Spears, and to control Britney's financial affairs. The 'rents have made it clear: they believe Sam Lutfi has placed their daughter and her assets at risk.
That's their side. What about the bad seed himself? Today, in a telephone interview with Us Weekly, Sam Lutfi blasted the Spears' clan.
"Oh boy, her family is crazy!" he said. "It's just so sad."
According to Lutfi, Britney Spears doesn't "trust anything that her family says. Not a g----n thing."
The hearing is set to begin soon. Stay tuned...