Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thanks, Britney

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Britney Spears for having such a productive start to the new year. It's gotten to the point where as soon as I decide to make a post about her latest adventure, it instantly becomes old news because of something new she's done.

First we had the infamous trip to the hospital. And while there, she spoke in a British accent. Of course. There's also the Dr. Phil stuff, but more on that in a moment.

Earlier this week, Britney gave us a fun little story that involved her abandoning her car, which was later impounded.

Then today, I found this site which reportedly has a video -- which can be seen after clicking the link -- that shows Britney tossing a cigarette out the window of a car...AT A GAS STATION!

What a year she's having. She waited all the way until February last year to make news with the infamous head-shaving incident. Gotta admit, I was a little disappointed to see those pictures after hearing that Britney was shaved. Not what I had in mind.

Back to Dr. Phil. He, naturally, was called by the family to help Britney after she was taken to the hospital. After the visit, which Dr. Phil tried to turn into a one-hour ratings blockbuster for his show, which never happened, he made public comments about the sad state that Spears is in.

Hardly news, but the family is now upset with Dr. Phil, stating that he overstepped his bounds and should have kept his mouth shut.

Should he have? Sure. But, this one's on the family. You're looking for some help for your daughter concerning her mental state, but you want to keep it confidential, so the first person you think to call is Dr. Phil? Really? Gee, could you have picked a psychologist with any bigger of a profile?

What's next, feeling concerned about her choices for fashion, and asking Mr. Blackwell to come in for advice?

I can't say that he didn't violate some trust issues, and maybe some ethical ones as well, but the family shouldn't be surprised that he would talk.

Well, I better stop typing on this post, because I'm sure she's gone and done something else rather cheeky (I fancy that I should start practicing my own British accent).

Well, that didn't take long.

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