Thursday, January 31, 2008

Breaking News: Britney Spears. Britney. Britney. Britney. Britney. Britney. Britney. When's It Going To Stop?

This morning I got up, grabbed a cup of coffee, lit a cigarette, fired up the computer and turned on the TV. I didn't expect to see what I saw but it's become so friggin' common nowadays that it didn't surprise me. On the net, and all over the TV it was "Breaking News." Oh really? Come on now. Yes folks, again, Britney Spears, the girl who gets more news coverage and magazine covers than the Presidential election, was taken to UCLA Medical Center for a "mental health evaluation hold," allegedly under orders from her private psychiatrist. Initially the reason for the substantial police activity and ambulance visit at her home Wednesday evening was alleged to have been a suicide attempt. Is this really news? Do we need to know eveything?

Sadly, initially reported that pop star Britney Spears attempted suicide Wednesday evening around 10 p.m. in her home. later reported that the ambulance that came to take Spears to UCLA Medical Center was planned days in advance by her psychiatrist. Spears is under the care of a psychiatrist who is treating her bi-polar disorder, TMZ reported. "The shrink was alarmed at her reckless driving and her conduct and has decided Brit needs to be hospitalized on another 5150 hold, meaning she is a danger to herself and others," the site said. also reported that Spears' mother Lynne Spears is against committing the pop star, while friend Sam Lufti supports the doctor; but that the two drove to the hospital together after the ambulance left Spears' home.

And also in the news yesterday, which is just another push towards the edge of the cliff, a fashion consultant who bought clothes and had them delivered to Britney Spears has sued the wayward pop star for failing to pay her. A lawyer for Las Vegas resident Nancy Rosu filed suit in Clark County District Court for damages in excess of $50,000 on Jan. 18. Rosu's lawyer, Natricia Tricano, says "there are no hard feelings" between the two and if Spears' settles her tab, the matter will be dropped. How decent of this idiot...but let's go public first.

This has gotten out of control. News reports even state that the FAA, was involved, clearing airspace for the trip to her personal psychiatrist's hospital, UCLA Medical Center. She is a beautiful girl. Just look at this picture here. She was - and still is - a pop idol to many young teenagers. But here life is being covered so much, both professionally and personally, that she doesn't have a clue and probably can't see the line between the two. And that's sad.

When is it going to stop? What's it going to take before the media leaves her alone? I feel sad for her. Her life is under the microscope 24/7. It would be sad, with all these crys for help, if she ended up committing suicide or dying like so many other preventable young celebs. It's time to wake up people. Leave her alone. She's a human being, not a media icon. She needs help. She's crying out for it. Can't anyone hear it?