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Britney Spears seems to be keeping careful track of who she feels is on her side when it comes to her years-long battle to free herself from her conservatorship.

On her Instagram Story on Friday night, Britney posted a video of her former Mickey Mouse Club co-star Christina Aguilera at the Latin Grammys being asked about her.  Christina's publicist interrupts and says, "We're not doing that." An apologetic Christina is led away, saying, "But I'm really happy for her."

Britney captioned the video, "I love and adore everyone who supported me…but refusing to speak when you know the truth is equivalent to a lie !!!! 13 years being in a corrupt abusive system yet why is it such a hard topic for people to talk about??? I’m the one who went through it!!!! All the supporters who spoke up and supported me thank you…Yes I do matter !!!!!”

She then posted a video clip of Lady Gaga answering a question about Britney while promoting her new film House of Gucciy. "The way that she was treated in this business was really wrong," says Gaga. "And the way that women are treated in the music industry is something that I wish would change. I think that she will forever be an inspiration to women.”

Britney captioned that video, "Thank you @ladygaga for genuinely taking your time to say something so kind. You made me cry!!! I love you!!!”

Christina's fans were quick to point out that Christina did speak out about Britney in June, tweeting a thread that stated, in part, "It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish...[Britney] deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world.”

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Although Britney Spears was released from her controversial 13-year conservatorship, Madonna is still on the war path. A source close to the singer claims Madge wants to make everyone who wronged Britney pay for what they did.

The source told Page Six, "Madonna has always had a soft spot for Britney and couldn’t sit idly by when she felt that there were clear injustices going on."

The "Hung Up" singer has kept "in touch with Britney" during her legal battle and now "is waging war" against those who controlled the singer's finances and life decisions for over a decade.

"She is hellbent on righting the wrongs that Britney had to endure. She has offered to help in any way that she can and is not afraid to speak up or intervene if needed," the insider claims.

Neither Britney nor Madonna have commented on the report.

Last week, Judge Brenda J. Penny terminated Britney's conservatorship "in its entirety, effective immediately."

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Despite early reports calling the death of Chris Daughtry’s daughter Hannah Price a “homicide,” the district attorney in the case says it would be “premature” to label it as such.

A statement from the District Attorney for Tennessee's 8th District obtained by People says, "This is a death investigation and any attempt to classify it as a homicide investigation at this time is premature and irresponsible.”

It continues, “Further, no one has been arrested pertaining to the death of Ms. Price. Once the investigation into the death of Hannah Marie Price is complete, authorities will forward their findings to the Eighth Judicial District Attorney General's Office for review."

Hannah, 25, was found dead in her home by police on Friday; a cause of death has not yet been released. There were reports her boyfriend was taken into custody, but police have not confirmed whether it was related to her death.

Hannah is Chris's adopted daughter; his wife, Deanna Daughtry, is her mother.  On Instagram, Deanna initially posted that Hannah had sustained "injuries that caused her death."

Daughtry has postponed several show dates in the wake of the tragedy.

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Britney Spears is basking in the glow of freedom after her conservatorship was terminated on Friday.

In an Instagram post Monday, the singer shared how she celebrated this weekend following the court ruling.

“What an amazing weekend … I felt like I was on cloud 9 the whole time!!!” Britney wrote. “I actually got my first glass of champagne  at the most beautiful restaurant I’ve ever seen last night!!!!”

“I’m celebrating my freedom and my B day for the next two months!!!!!!!!!!!” the pop star, who turns 40 on December 2, added. “I mean after 13 years … I think I’ve waited long ENOUGH!!!!”

Britney went on to express her gratitude for both her lawyer and her loyal fans.

“I’m so happy my lawyer Mathew Rosengart came into my life when he did … he has truly turned my life around … I’m forever thankful for that !!!!” she wrote. “What a sight seeing so many people celebrating my victory …. I love my fans so much … so thank you.”

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After nearly 14 years, it took less than 40 minutes in court for an L.A. County Judge to free Britney Spears today.

Judge Brenda Penny said “a conservatorship of the person and the estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required.” 

She acknowledged there’s no reason to believe Britney lacks the capacity to make her own decisions, and pointed out all parties involved agree with termination. Each party was eventually called upon by the judge to verbally affirm that they supported termination, including Britney’s parents.

And the judge agreed to the two caveats to the termination that Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart outlined “in Britney Spears' best interest”: something of a “safety net” as he referred to it, to ensure Britney has the support she needs, financially and personally, to succeed.

Prior to the hearing, a termination plan and a care plan were submitted to the court under seal; details were not discussed in the courtroom.

The temporary Conservator of the Estate, John Zabel, who was appointed six weeks ago when Britney’s father Jamie was suspended, will continue to work on Britney’s behalf in an administrative capacity.  Rosengart described Zabel as becoming “a concierge service for her financial safety and well-being.”

The Conservator of Person, Jodi Montgomery, according to her attorney, will stay in Britney’s life to help her transition. Montgomery's attorney said her client believes Britney can live a “safe, happy and fulfilling life.”

Rosengart told ABC News as he left the courtroom “I tried to keep it simple.” And he did. He repeated Britney’s own pleas to the court earlier this year, quoting her as saying, for example, "I just want my life back."

Future court hearings were scheduled for December 8 and January 19 to tie up additional loose ends.

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In an L.A. courtroom moments ago, Britney Spears' 13-year-long conservatorship was terminated "in its entirety, effective immediately."  Britney was not present in the courtroom.

There were no objections.

(This is a developing story...please check back for updates)

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Meghan Trainor is a first-time mom, which means she's still learning her fair share of painful parenting lessons. However, she hopes that by sharing her biggest parenting fail "so far," she can spare other moms from the same embarrassment.

The Grammy winner revealed to Ellen DeGeneres' Mom Confessions that she and husband Daryl Sabara would take their newborn son, Riley, out on morning walks. But instead of giving the baby some fresh air and sunshine, they accidentally gave him heat rash.

"We would take him on these walks out here in California, and I would come home and he would have these little red bumps all over him," said Trainor, 27. "I sent pictures to my pediatrician after the third day in a row, and I was like, 'What's going on? I rub cream on him. I don't know what this is!'"

After finding out that Riley had heat rash, the Clash of the Cover Bands judge sheepishly admitted, "I was boiling my son on my morning walks. So, don't do that!"

Mayo Clinic says infants can develop heat rash in hot, humid weather. However, the biggest culprit is overdressing, with the institution advising parents to dress their infants in lightweight, cool clothing when in those conditions.

Mayo Clinic says heat rashes go away on their own, but notes that cool baths or being taken out of the hot temperatures can also help.

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Britney Spears told fans in a new update that she's praying hard that, by week's end, she will be released from her controversial 13-year conservatorship.

"This week is gonna be very interesting for me," Britney posted to Instagram Monday. "I haven’t prayed for something more in my life."

The singer's next court hearing is set for November 12, where Judge Brenda J. Penny will consider terminating the conservatorship.

Britney also admitted to feeling overwhelmed by her ongoing legal battle, saying that complicated emotions may have gotten the best of her on several occasions.

"I know I’ve said some things on my Insta out of anger and I’m sorry but I’m only human … and I believe you’d feel the same way if you were me," she wrote.

While she didn't directly reference some of her past controversial statements, she did make headlines last week when, in a since-deleted Instagram post, she accused her mom Lynne Spears of masterminding the conservatorship and, in the process, "secretly ruining my life."

Britney also admitted in her post, "I can’t say I’m never going to complain again... cuz who knows," then added she's focusing on the "new day" ahead.

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Britney Spears' former business manager, Lou Taylor, is denying claims of bugging the singer's bedroom and controlling her medications.

The denial comes as Taylor and her team filed a motion to block a request for the accounting records from the last 13 years from Taylor's Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, which, according to court documents obtained by People, began working with Spears in 2019.  

The company states in the motion, "No one at Tri Star has ever had any control over Ms. Spears' medical treatment."

The statement continues, "No one at Tri Star has ever suggested monitoring Ms. Spears' electronic communications. No one at Tri Star has ever had authority to approve security protocols. No one at Tri Star is aware of any hidden electronic surveillance device placed in Ms. Spears' bedroom. No one at Tri Star has ever received any compensation related to Ms. Spears or her Estate that is not accurately reflected in the accountings filed or to be filed in this case."

Britney is currently in the midst of attempting to end her conservatorship. The next court hearing is set for November 12, where Judge Brenda J. Penny will consider terminating it.

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Billie Eilish is one of several celebrities who've signed a petition asking President Biden to make sure any turkeys he plans to symbolically "pardon" this year have a good home.

Farm Sanctuary, which rescues farm animals and rehomes them at its properties in Los Angeles and New York State, started the petition to ask that the turkeys be sent to them, so that they can receive special care after being "pardoned" in the traditional pre-Thanksgiving ceremony at the White House.

"These turkeys are often sent to farms, petting zoos, and universities with poultry science programs, where they are likely not cared for as individuals with unique personalities, emotions, needs, and preferences," Farm Sanctuary notes.

"Modern turkeys have been genetically altered to grow exceptionally fast and large and they require specialized attention, which birds pardoned by previous presidents haven’t received," the petition reads.

"As we approach the holiday season—meant to be a time of gratitude and goodwill—we hope you’ll accept our offer to provide sanctuary and the best life possible for pardoned turkeys," it continues. "Here, they will have the opportunity to dust bathe, feel grass beneath their feet, enjoy a robust social life, and receive personalized care."

Billie, who's been vegan since the age of 12, is just one of a number of stars who've signed the petition, among them Joaquin Phoenix, Dave Bautista, Ricky Gervais, Mayim Bialik, Rooney Mara, Margaret Cho and Natasha Lyonne.

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