Aug 02, 2020
Britney Spears’ dad Jamie says her conservatorship is ‘no one else’s business’ and #FreeBritney movement ‘is a joke’
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The online movement has expressed increasing concerns over the legal guardianship contract, which lets Jamie Spears have complete control of her fiances and decision-making.7Britney Spears is in a conservatorshipCredit: Instagram
However, Jamie has spoken out against the fans and labels the online movement "a joke".
He told Page Six: "All these conspiracy theorists don't know anything. The world don't have a clue.
"It's up to the court of California to decide what's best for my daughter. It's no one else's business."
He also vehemently denied he was taking money from Britney's estate.7Jamie Spears said it is no one else's businessCredit: AFP 7Fans have joined the #FreeBritney movementCredit: Getty Images - Getty
Jamie continued: "I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year. How the hell would I steal something?"
As well as condemning the "aggressiveness" of #FreeBritney movement, he concluded: "I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It's private."
Since 2008 Britney has been subject to a legal “conservatorship” — making her dad Jamie her legal guardian, with direct control over her financial affairs and daily life.
But the arrangement — brought in to protect her mental health after her infamous 2007 breakdown — has left many of her fans believing that the 38-year-old star deserves to go “free”.7Britney has been in the conservatorship since 2008Credit: Getty Images 7Britney's brother spoke out about the conservatorshipCredit: Getty Images - Getty
More than 220,000 have joined the #FreeBritney movement, claiming their idol is sending them hidden messages on social media, letting them know she is in trouble.
As her conservator, 68-year-old Jamie’s tasks include overseeing Britney’s business affairs, some personal assets, legal matters and family law issues.
He also negotiated his daughter’s 2012 stint as a judge on the US X Factor series.7Britney with her boyfriend Sam AsghariCredit: Refer to Caption
The conservator role is up for review on August 22 and Britney's fans hope she will be "freed" from the legal arrangement then.
Last month, Britney's brother Bryan Spears revealed in a rare interview that his younger sister "always wanted" to get out of the conservatorship.
On Thursday, the film producer told the As Not Seen on TV podcast: “[Britney’s] always wanted to get out of [the conservatorship]. It’s very frustrating to have.
“Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating,” he added.7Britney with her sons Sean and JaydenCredit: Instagram Most read in Celebrity'i love her'Dog sobs and says he would have wanted Beth to move on if he had died instead‘TRUE STORY'Lea Thompson agrees it's 'common knowledge' Ellen treats people 'horribly'VictoryNicki Minaj's husband Kenneth will be at child's birth after judge grants requestNOT OVEREllen DeGeneres staffers fear show will be axed- but executive producer says noUNDER FIREEllen’s ‘horrible’ behavior is ‘common knowledge,’ actor Brad Garrett claimsExclusiveGOOD WILLWill.i.am feels like he has 750 kids after putting them through uni
Speaking of the social media movement that has trended online in recent weeks to support the Toxic singer, Bryan said: “I am aware that [fans] feel like maybe she’s being confined or held against her will in some capacity.
"But I can’t really speak for them,” he said.
The Louisiana native then noted that the conservatorship has “been a great thing for our family, to this point, and [we] keep hoping for the best.”Britney Spears posts social media videos that fans think are an SOS for help
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Netflixs Project Power cant compete with traditional superhero movies
When it comes to Netflix-branded action movies, we should all know the drill by now. A bankable star (in this case Jamie Foxx) and an easily-digestible premise (in this case a pill that gives you superpowers), executed with slightly disappointing shallowness. Project Power starts off hot but soon loses steam, struggling with the deeper meanings behind its superhero-adjacent concept. Its all-white creative team (writer Mattson Tomlin and directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman) also make some rather dubious choices for a thriller about cops and drug trafficking that hints at an allegory for the crack epidemic.Hide Project Power
RELEASE DATE: Aug. 14, 2020
DIRECTORS: Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost
Jamie Foxx and Dominique Fishback stand out in this otherwise half-baked action thriller about a pill that gives people dangerous superpowers. Hide
Dominique Fishback is the standout star here, playing teenage drug dealer and aspiring rapper Robin. Fishback, a 29-year-old actor/playwright/spoken word poet, is sympathetic and fully convincing as a character half her age, selling Power pills to support her diabetic mom. Her co-stars Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have more predictable action movie roles: Foxx as an army veteran searching for his missing daughter, and Gordon-Levitt as a cop. Fishback’s handful of rap scenes felt noticeably better-written than some other elements of the script, which makes sense when you learn that the lyrics were penned by the rapper Chika, who has a cameo in a classroom scene with Robin. Go figure.
In Project Power, the advent of superpowers does not lead to a flood of superheroes. Power pills are a street drug, used exclusively for crime and recreation. Until you take one, you have no idea what your power will be—but it’s always something dangerous, either to yourself or others. If you’re unlucky, your body will explode. Otherwise, you might end up with super-strength or the ability to burst into flames, lasting exactly five minutes before you go back to normal. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Frank gets bulletproof skin, a useful skill for the kind of heroic dangers faced by American police detectives—according to Hollywood, anyway.Hide
The underlying message is that Frank should be allowed to use this illegal performance-enhancing drug, but he’s unfairly held back by “guys in suits.” Never mind the reality that steroid abuse is rife in police departments, to an obviously negative effect. Here, we’re meant to support Frank as the main Good Cop of a partially-corrupt New Orleans PD, even though at one point he almost pummels a suspect to death.
Pushed to the brink while searching for his missing daughter, The Major (Foxx) carries the brunt of the action scenes, more brutal and morally ambiguous than you might expect. Desperate and traumatized, you can understand his cynical worldview. Sadly, the fight choreography is generally unremarkable, although Foxx is as magnetic as ever. Project Power packs enough of a punch that I wasn’t bored until the final act, but there’s a distinct lack of imagination behind how all those superpowers are actually used. It’s hard to suspend disbelief and accept that someone would, say, voluntarily sprout bone spikes out of their arms for hand-to-hand combat, instead of just using a knife or gun.
Silly worldbuilding is fine in a more action-focused film, but Project Power also offers commentary about race and class in America. The Power pill trade touches on Big Pharma, evil South American drug kingpins, government conspiracies, and the lack of resources offered to working-class Black kids, including a scene where Jamie Foxx tells Robin to stay in school or join the army instead of dealing drugs. Some of these ideas work but others are clumsy and ill-thought-out. Especially in the context of including a violent white cop as one of the heroes, popping pills so he can more efficiently shoot the “bad” drug dealers. Project Power has some fun moments and Dominique Fishback is excellent, but the underlying ideas still feel half-baked, despite Netflix winning an intense bidding war for the original screenplay.Hide
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