It also loves the sight of a celebrity in torment. Lufti also revealed details of the night he and Spears first met in a nightclub in
The pair divorced, citing irreconcilable differences, last July, and by then Britney's life was descending into a painful-to-behold circus act of embarrassments, humiliations and rehab sessions, beneath which there was no safety net. Sunday 03 February
Later the same year, she married Kevin Federline, a year-old sometime rap artist and actor with whom she had two children, Sean now two and Jayden one. Many of them would like to have her back.
The life of Judy Garland may, indeed, serve as a cautionary tale but she lived in a kinder, less pressured and intrusive era, and today's techniques of survival are vastly more complicated. In addition to the defamation case, Lufti is also seeking to get his hands on some of Britney's fortune as part of an agreement he claims that, as her manager, entitled him to 15 percent of her earnings.
When Britney, 26, was taken "in the interests of her own welfare", as a police spokesman put it, from her Beverly Hills home to a secure ward in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre she had not eaten or slept for days. Britney Spears's breakdown is taking place before a sea of cameras for the benefit of an insatiable public. We hung out and became friends.