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Golden Globes 2021: By the Numbers

Of all the spectacular features on offer at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen‘s on-the-market eight-bedroom Beverly Hills home, one is a true trophy piece. 

Just to the left of the musician’s beloved Yamaha piano is an entire set of shelves installed to house the family’s impressive collection of awards. Legend’s 11 Grammys, a Tony, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and an Emmy—the last of which was added to the tippy-top shelf just hours after he received it in 2018 for his work as the titular savior in Jesus Chris Superstar—are all accounted for.

But the honors aren’t his alone. Teigen’s trophy from when she was named one of Glamour‘s Women of the Year is on display, as is the plastic bauble her mom Pepper received for surviving the Hot Cheetos and Takis Fuego Challenge.   

Though with the ledges overflowing, Teigen has accepted that some of her accolades may have to find a new home, the model-cookbook author-television host-entrepreneur joking ahead of Legend’s Emmy victory, “If he wins, he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved. But it’s ok I AM SO PROUD!”

And she’s not alone in searching for a spot to house her hardware. Not all stars have a trophy case or mantle or even a shelf dedicated to their achievements. 

Some celebs see their award behavior as an act in humility, stashing their Tony or Grammy or Golden Globe or even Oscar in the, uh, s–tiest of places. Others have passed it off to their parents, either as a show of gratitude for all the work they put in to helping achieve their dreams or because they don’t quite trust themselves to be responsible for its safekeeping. And, actually, a few aren’t entirely sure where their statuettes are at the moment. 

But they’ve all got a story. So before the trophies get handed out at the Feb. 28 Golden Globe Awards, see what happened after these stars thanked the Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press and a room full of their couture-clad peers. 

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Reese Witherspoon

Now that‘s a statement necklace. Though the Walk the Line lead flirted with the idea of turning her 2005 Best Actress Oscar into a piece of jewelry or a very showy door knocker, “Neither one of those options was very practical,” the star, who nabbed a Golden Globe for the same role, admitted to People. “I just keep it in my living room.” 

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Goldie Hawn

Any time the actress needs to clear her head, she pays a visit to the statue she claimed in 1970 for her supporting role in Cactus Flower. “My award is in the room where I study and practice meditation,” she explained to InStyle in 2005. “Sometimes it’s on the mantel, sometimes I put it away.” Which makes sense, you know, out of sight, out of mind…

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Gina Rodriguez

The Jane the Virgin lead has a unique you-break-it-you-buy-it policy regarding the Golden Globe she won for her work on the CW hit in 2015. “It lives on my TV stand. In the box,” she told People. “Any time someone comes over, it’s the first thing they ask.” And while she’s happy to show it off, she admitted she gets nervous each time someone picks it up. “I go, ‘Why are you holding it like that?! Be careful! If you drop it I’ll have your first child!'”

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Dustin Hoffman

Be he ever so humble, at first, the two-time Oscar winner didn’t want to set out the statues he’d picked up in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer and 1989 for Rain Man. By the early aughts, though, he told InStyle that they’d earned a place on his study’s mantle next to his six Golden Globes (including 1997’s Cecil B. DeMille Award). “What made me change?” he asked. “Probably years of therapy! I am proud of them, but they are not what propels me in my work.”

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Jamie Foxx

Blame it on the vodka, blame it on the Henny, blame it on the blue top that got you feeling busy, but Foxx didn’t feel entirely comfortable keeping his 2004 Oscar for Ray at his 40-acre California estate. “My manager holds the Oscar. He keeps it at his crib,” the actor told InStyle. “I got too much traffic at my house!”

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Jennifer Hudson

And she is telling you, she’s not going…to stand for any touching of the trophy. “Where I come from, no one has ever seen an Oscar,” the Chicago native told InStyle of her 2007 prize for Dreamgirls. “So I let people take pictures with it—but I do not allow them to touch it. Sorry, no touching the Oscar! It’s the ultimate honor, and I need to protect it.” Not to mention, give the hardware its proper due: The 13.5-inch piece sits atop its own pedestal, said Hudson, “that I keep lit.”  

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Kevin Costner

After Costner finally got over his fear that someone might walk off with the two Oscars he won for Dances With Wolves in 1991, he retrieved them from his underwear drawer and built them a home inside his screening room. Calling it the “perfect spot,” he told InStyle, “As you go to my screening room, you pass posters of movies that have influenced me (Gone With the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai). And it feels appropriate that you have to see a movie to see them.”

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Sean Combs

Wait, you don’t have a Sunday Room? Because that’s where Puff has placed his three Grammys. For those not in the know, he told Us Weekly, it’s “this room that just feels intimate, that just feels like it would be the perfect place to do a photo shoot reading the New York and L.A. Times on a Sunday. I don’t get to use it a lot, but I fantasize a lot about myself being calm enough to sit down and read the papers and have some coffee and just act really sophisticated and look up at my Grammys. I just haven’t gotten to doing that part of it yet.”

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Audra McDonald

TBH, when you have six Tony Awards it can be kinda tough to keep track. “Eh, they’re spread out around the house,” she admitted to Broadway Roulette in 2017. Between them, she and husband Will Swenson “have four kids and two dogs—and the oldest kid is 16 and the youngest kid is 6 months—so you can imagine all of the stuff that’s around our house! We still have more Tony Awards than kids, but we have many more Legos than Tony Awards.”

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Timothy Hutton

Well, this certainly brings new meaning to “grab a cold one.” When Hutton nabbed an Academy Award at age 20 for his work in 1980’s Ordinary People his sister “thought that would be kind of funny to put the Oscar in the refrigerator when people would go grab a beer or something,” he admitted. “It’s still there.”  

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Not gonna lie, this sounds like quite the s–ty situation. Mere moments after the actress was honored for her work in black-ish at the 2017 Golden Globes, she popped into the ballroom’s bathroom with a pal to change out of her beaded Zuhair Murad and into her Paula Ke after party gown. “I couldn’t get in and out of the dress by myself,” she explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “My friend took me out of the dress. We went into the handicap stall because it had enough room for two of us, laid the dress on the floor, standing there in a G-string and pasties with no service on my phone. She ran out to go get my stylist, I stood there for 20 minutes naked in the bathroom.” Flustered as people began knocking on the stall, she accidentally left her new trophy behind. “I went back in. It had been given to security, and they couldn’t find it. It was so dramatic,” she continued. “It did get returned. I was sweating profusely, but I do have it.”

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Claire Foy

Bragging just isn’t the done thing, the British actress offered as reason for keeping her Golden Globe in the loo. “You can’t put it somewhere noticeable,” explained the star, who reigned as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown‘s first two seasons, “because that would be showing off.”

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Olivia Colman

Though sometimes a queen deserves to wear her crown proudly. Colman keeps all three of her Globes—including one for serving as the monarch on The Crown‘s third season—on display. “Cool people put their BAFTAs and things in the downstairs loo but mine are on the mantelpiece,” she told BBC News. And she had a spot all picked out for the trophy she won in abstentia, film commitments keeping her for accepting her win for 2017’s The Night Manager. “Gutted” to have missed out on the chance to party with costars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston (“I could have got wellied with them all last night”), she was nonetheless pretty pumped that her category had been presented by Kristen Bell and Cuba Gooding Jr. “Don’t wash it! Don’t polish it if they have touched it!” she said. “I’m clearing everything off the mantelpiece, it’s going right in the middle.”

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Michelle Williams

My Week With Marilyn‘s star didn’t want to wait for baggage check after winning a Golden Globe in 2012. After going to the ceremony with her Los Angeles-based bestie Busy Philipps, “She had a very early flight the next morning and carry-on luggage and she was like, ‘I can’t deal, keep it at your house,'” Philipps explained of the Brooklynite. Nine years on, it seems the Dawson’s Creek alumni have adopted a sharing is caring policy. “It’s on our really nice bookshelf,” Philipps told People of her pal’s hardware, “and I love it.” 

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Darren Criss

This is a mama’s boy we can get behind. Though the The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story star keeps the Emmy and SAG Award he won in 2019 for his portrayal of the fashion designer’s murderer atop his piano (“To remind me of where they all spring from: creativity”), the Golden Globe found an even more special place to hang. After dedicating his win to mom Cerina Bru, the Glee alum gave her the trophy to keep. “It’s narrative of not just being a woman or a Filipino woman, but an immigrant woman coming to this country,” he explained to StyleCaster of honoring his mom, the youngest of seven kids growing up in the country’s Cebu province, “which is a story that millions of people in this country have.”

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Jane Fonda

Somehow we missed this Jane Fonda’s Workout video. Speaking to InStyle in 1998, the acting legend joked of her Academy Awards for 1972’s Klute and 1979’s Coming Home, “What’s great about having won two Oscars is that I can do a workout with them!” Still wed to media magnate Ted Turner at the time, she told the mag that when they met “he showed me his wall-to-wall sailing trophies in an office big enough for a skating rink, I turned to him and said, ‘Honey, I’ve won a few trophies too. Where am I going to put mine?’ So we built a trophy case in Montana and keep them all together.”

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Nicole Kidman

The Big Little Lies star literally couldn’t give her two Emmys away. Winning in 2017 for both producing and acting, the actress offered up her precious metals to daughters Sunday and Faith. “I was like, ‘OK, I can put one on your shelf, Sunday, and one on your shelf, Faith, and they’re yours,'” Kidman recalled on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Except her then-10-year-old wasn’t having it. “Sunday didn’t want it,'” she continued. “She said, ‘Oh, I want to earn my own.’ I’m like, ‘You go, girl!'”

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Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

How ’bout them trophies? Well, Damon reportedly misplaced his 1998 statue after a flood in his New York City apartment, while his Good Will Hunting cowriter took a more go-with-the-flow approach. “At first the award lived in my apartment in L.A.,” Affleck told InStyle in 2004. “Then I gave it to my mother. I allowed her to hold it hostage in Boston in lieu of a grandson.” After awhile, though, “I stole it back and it kicked around from office to office. I’ve kept it in pretty mundane locations, on desks or bookshelves.”

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Shirley MacLaine

After nabbing a Best Actress Oscar in 1984 for Terms of Endearment, the five-time Golden Globe winner put that little guy to work. “I live more simply now. I don’t care about clothes, and many of my awards are in drawers or in storage,” she explained years later to InStyle. Her Academy Award, though, lived in her den next to a statue of the Hindu God Siva that she got in India. “Oscar serves a very practical purpose,” she continued of the eight-and-a-half-pound trophy. “When the winds blow through my New Mexico ranch, he keeps The New York Times from blowing away.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow

A regular Shakespearean tragedy. Though the actress emerged victorious at the 1999 Oscars thanks to her lead part in Shakespeare in Love, she never truly felt great about her win, telling Contact Music she stashed the trophy “at the back of the bookshelf in my bedroom because it weirds me out.” For whatever reason, she continued, “I haven’t been able to feel really good about it. I just feel sort of embarrassed and it brings up weird, traumatic feelings. It’s associated with a tough time in my life.”

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Life’s a beach for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award the Chicago star picked up a month before giving birth to daughter Carys in 2003. “He’s in our home in Bermuda,” she revealed to InStyle of the island spread she shares with husband Michael Douglas. “I figured that not many Oscars have lived there. Of course, everyone who visits wants a photograph with him.”

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Alicia Vikander

Someone turn this into a movie. With the Swedish actress not settled into a permanent pad at the time, she left her 2016 Best Actress trophy for The Danish Girl with a friend in L.A., prompting her pal’s daughter to turn the experience into an adventure. The little girl “has been sending me photos to prove she’s taking good care of him,” Vikander told People. “I love my little updates from her!”

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Tom Hanks

Sounds like Hanks and wife Rita Wilson‘s trophy shelf is a bit like a box of chocolates. You never quite know what you’re going to get. At one point, the actor said his two Oscars (for 1993’s Philadelphia and 1994’s Forrest Gump) were holding court with some soccer awards. Added Hanks, “I think the World’s Greatest Mom trophy from Mother’s Day is up there as well.”

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Emma Stone

Stone has got her little man covered thanks to an assist from pal Jimmy Kimmel. After hosting the ceremony 2017 when the actress won for La La Land, Kimmel “sent underwear for [my Oscar], like rubber underwear, so he’s wearing tighty-whities,” she revealed to People. “Jimmy said, ‘I’d like to bring some decency into your home.'” Well, her mother’s home, really, Stone sharing that mom Krista “holds on to it.”  

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Lupita Nyong’o

Ridin’ solo: “It’s just on a shelf on its own,” the 12 Years a Slave star told Variety of her 2014 Best Supporting Actress Oscar. But she doesn’t mind sharing the wealth. Asked if friends try to hold the hardware, she replied, “Yeah, and they’re allowed to.” 


Anna Paquin

As a teen, The Piano actress didn’t want to make a whole song and dance about the Academy Award she won at age 11. “I keep it next to my boots at the back of my closet,” she told InStyle five years after her 1994 victory. “I don’t display it because friends would think they had to comment and I don’t want that kind of attention.”

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Cuba Gooding Jr.

In the two-plus decades since his 1997 win, the Jerry Maguire actor’s Oscar has aged like a fine wine. For the first six years, the statue sat on a shelf in his temperature-controlled wine cabinet, remaining like new. “Now that I keep it out in the open in my screening room,” he told InStyle, “it has become tarnished—which is kind of cool. It’s starting to age and get character. Like me.”

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Viola Davis

The Oscar winner has her a man who doesn’t miss an opportunity to pump her up. The Fences lead says husband and producing partner Julius Tennon urged her to keep her 2017 trophy in their office, next to the Emmy she won for How to Get Away With Murder and her two Tonys. “If it were up to me,” she admitted, “I’d keep it in my garage to keep me humble.”

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Rachel Brosnahan

With a small space, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress struggled to find a spot for her best actress trophy to take a seat. Hence why, “My Golden Globe from last year is on my toilet,” she confessed to reporters at the 2019 show after notching her second win in a row. “I live in New York. Truly, it was the only available shelf and it’s cute in there.” Besides, she continued, “It livens up the place. I’ll probably put this one next to it.”

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Julia Roberts

Cross-examined by Ellen DeGeneres about the “parlor” where she houses her 2009 Oscar, the Erin Brockovich actress testified, “It’s in a room that has a piano in it, that my daughter plays, that we call the piano room. I thought it might sound pretentious, so I said ‘parlor.” Responded the talk show host, “So you thought ‘parlor’ sounded less pretentious?” 

Watch E!’s Live From the Red Carpet coverage of the 2021 Golden Globes this Sunday, Feb. 28 starting at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT followed by the live Globes telecast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. For a recap of all the winners and biggest show moments, watch E!’s After Party special after the Globes at 11 p.m.!

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American Idol’s David Archuleta Shares How Mormon Church Leaders Reacted to His Coming Out


In an interview with Good Morning America, David Archuleta said he feels “so much relief” after publicly opening up about his sexuality and detailed how fellow church members embraced the news.

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David Archuleta has not felt ostracized by his religious community since coming out as a member of the LGTBQIA+ community, he revealed during a June 23 appearance on Good Morning America

The 30-year-old American Idol alum, who is a devout Mormon, said “he hasn’t felt rejected” after sharing his sexual orientation with church leaders.

While Archuleta previously did not claim a label in his coming out post, he now says he identifies as “some form of being bisexual.” He also shared that he has not dated a man and does not plan to have sex until marriage.

Accepting his identity has been a journey in self-love for Archuleta.

“I’ve had to learn how to love myself, even when I don’t understand why I am the way that I am,” Archuleta continued. “To learn that that’s how God has created me. And I have to discover that, and there’s so many millions of other people who have gone through the same thing as me—they’ve tried to change who they are.”

Accepting his identity has been a journey in self-love for Archuleta.

“I’ve had to learn how to love myself, even when I don’t understand why I am the way that I am,” Archuleta continued. “To learn that that’s how God has created me. And I have to discover that, and there’s so many millions of other people who have gone through the same thing as me—they’ve tried to change who they are.”

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He also admitted he was “scared” before coming out.

“Because I always felt there was something that I had to keep to myself,” he expressed. “There’s so much relief to not feel like you have to hide a part of yourself, like a secret.”

Archuleta, who said he struggled early on with reconciling his feelings for men and women, offered advice to those who might not understand or accept him in his coming out post on Instagram on June 12.

The “Crush” singer wrote in his caption, “For people who don’t really understand how feelings outside of just being heterosexual can be possible and okay I just plead that you be more understanding to people who experience and struggle with things that you may not experience or understand yourself.” 

The American Idol star continued, “I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself.”

He also noted that he shouldn’t have to push out one part of his identity—being in the LGBTQIA+ community—to make room for his faith, concluding, “For me to find peace the reality has been to accept both are real things I experience and make [me] who I am.”

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A Timeline of the Drama Surrounding Britney Spears’ Conservatorship and Well-Being


Britney Spears Thanks Fans For Support Amid Conservatorship Battle

Britney Spears legal battle against her father Jamie Spears wages on. 

Back in November 2020, a Los Angeles judge declined her application to suspend her dad as conservator of her estate, according to court documents obtained by E! News. Britney’s attorney stated in court that the singer said she is “afraid of her father” and “will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career,” Variety reported.

At the time, Jamie’s attorney told the judge she doesn’t believe “there is a shred of evidence” to support his suspension and objected to Britney’s lawyer’s statements about the singer’s relationship with her dad as inadmissible hearsay, the Los Angeles Times reported. 

Jamie was given almost full control of Britney’s financial and medical affairs via a court conservatorship in 2008, months after the singer was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. Since 2019, she has been going through renewed personal turmoil. In January 2019, she canceled a planned Las Vegas residency following a health emergency suffered by her father. Later that year, Britney completed a month-long stint at a mental health treatment facility.

Amid her renewed turmoil, many of Britney’s fans have called for an end to the conservatorship, and a “#FreeBritney” movement has emerged. Jamie has compared such supporters to conspiracy theorists.

Her legal battle with her father centers over their disagreement over who should permanently fulfill the role. Britney’s attorney requested the singer’s care manager, Jodi Montgomery, take over as conservator of her person in lieu of Jamie. 

Her older brother, Bryan Spears, shared in a rare interview in July that the Spears family is “hoping for the best,” but expressed his concern over what would happen if the conservatorship ended. He questioned, “She’s been surrounded by a team of people since she was 15, so at what level does everyone just walk away or get reduced?”

But he also admitted Britney “always wanted to get out of” the conservatorship.

See a full timeline of Britney’s turmoil in recent years:

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Jan. 4, 2019: To the dismay of her loyal followers, Britney reveals that she is taking an indefinite work hiatus and canceling her Domination residency in Las Vegas amid her father’s health struggles. In an apologetic Instagram post, the star writes, “I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make.” According to an insider, Jamie’s colon spontaneously ruptured, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

March 4, 2019: For reasons that remain unclear, Britney’s co-conservator Andrew Wallet resigns from his position, leaving Jamie as the sole conservator over the 37-year-old’s life. According to Us Weekly, the lawyer was responsible for monitoring the singer’s financial assets. Because of the importance of his position, he requested that his resignation be accepted “immediately and without delay” so as not to disrupt any ongoing business activities. While he is no longer the conservator or attorney for Spears, he continues to practice law.

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April 3, 2019: The star later reemerges on social media with an Instagram post advocating for self-care, which is swiftly followed by reports that she entered a mental health facility. A source tells E! News at the time, “Britney’s father’s health has been weighing on her, and affecting her emotional well-being.” The source emphasizes that “Britney decided to do this on her own” so that she can be allowed to “rejuvenate and rest.”

April 11, 2019: The singer takes a break from her stay at the wellness facility when she went to a Los Angeles-area salon for a root touch-up. An eyewitness tells E! News, “She seemed fine and content… [She] was definitely excited to her hair done.” Britney later enjoys a relaxing day with her boyfriend Sam Asghari at the Beverly Hills Montage for a low-key Easter celebration. 

April 16, 2019: The #FreeBritney movement kicks off officially, when the Britney’s Gram hosts Tess Barker and Barbara Gray reveal a voicemail they allegedly received as “an anonymous tip from a credible source.” This supposed tipster claims to be a paralegal who formerly worked with an attorney connected to the conservatorship. In the revealing voicemail, he alleges that Britney is essentially being controlled by Jamie.

“What is happening is disturbing, to say the least. Basically, Britney was in rehearsals for Domination. It came to Jamie’s attention that Britney was not taking her medication as prescribed. She was missing a lot of doses and just full-on not taking them,” the unidentified voice claims. “So they got her to the doctor and the doctor said, ‘OK, if you don’t want these medications, let’s get you on a new one.’ She refused to take the new one. Jamie said, ‘Either you take this medication or the show’s off, and I’m pulling my support and you can’t do it.’ Britney did not follow Jamie’s instructions, so he was true to his word—he pulled the show, he verbatim said, ‘Blame it on my illness.’ He even claimed that Britney did not willingly enter the wellness facility.”


April 16-17, 2019: Britney’s mom, Lynne Spears, appears to weigh in on the drama when she begins liking posts supporting the #FreeBritney movement. One such tweet reads: “I really hope you are supporting Britney in trying to end [her] conservatorship. I really hope your ailing ex husband isn’t keeping your daughter somewhere against her will.” These comments are in response to a particularly cryptic Instagram post depicting one of “God’s warriors” on their knees. 

April 22, 2019: As speculation continues to mount, fans gather in West Hollywood, Calif. to demand action from lawmakers regarding Britney’s ongoing conservatorship. 

April 23, 2019: Britney addresses the rumors surrounding her conservatorship in an enthusiastic Instagram video.

“I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said,” the star says. “I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me.”

She adds that “fake emails” being created by Sam Lutfi are being circulated, but she doesn’t want her fans to “believe everything you read and hear.”

Lutfi tweets, “Britney’s Instagram post has accused me of fabricating e-mails of hers that have been circulating recently. I can unequivocally state that I never wrote nor had access to her e-mail. Her team’s desperate attempt to deflect negative attention onto me (yet again) is a rather ineffective way to overshadow the FreeBritney movement. In addition to making certain people in her camp look bad, the e-mails in question show a woman capable of running her own life, a narrative they apparently want to hide.”


April 25, 2019: A source confirms to E! News that the singer checked out of the treatment facility and is “very happy to be home.” The source adds, “She’s feeling more stable and a little bit better, but it’s a work in progress.”

As for her father, whose health is said to be a cause of Britney’s stress, he is “doing better,” which has helped to relieve some of the “anxiety surrounding that.” Now that the star is home, the source says she is slowly easing back into her “old routine, working out and being with her kids.” Her boyfriend Sam will help to make sure she doesn’t “overdo” it.

“They are trying to keep her stress level as low as possible and to just have her relax and take small steps…Britney’s feeling happier and healthier, but there’s a ways to go,” the insider shares.

May 6, 2019: According to court documents obtained by E! News, Britney’s mom filed a request asking to be informed of all matters pertaining to the singer and her conservatorship. Sources close to Britney’s conservatorship told The Blast that Lynne spoke with Jamie before filing her documents. The outlet reports that Lynne wants all the information as it officially comes in from the court. Britney’s team has been supportive of Lynne being involved with the ongoing situation and at this time, she has not made a move to become an actual conservator. 

May 7, 2019: “Lynne and Jamie Lynn flew out to LA to try and figure out what’s really going on,” a source tells E! News. “They are staying with Britney and trying to make heads or tails of the situation.”

The insider adds that Lynne is “extremely upset to see Britney in the condition she is and [feels] that she can’t help her” and the singer’s mom “wants to know what’s really going on so that she can sleep at night. The anxiety and worry is taking its toll. She wants to see Britney get better and to be healthy and happy and right now that’s not happening.”

May 8, 2019: Britney is granted a temporary restraining order against Lufti after he allegedly sent threatening and harassing texts to her family. He is ordered to stay 200 yards away from her, her parents and her sons Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12.

Her lawyers’ court filing against Lufti alleges that “shortly after Ms. Spears checked herself into a mental health facility, Lutfi began a new campaign of harassment against Ms. Spears and her family” and had recently “made dozens of disparaging and threatening comments on social media and in interviews” and “sent threatening texts to Ms. Spears’ family, he has leaked confidential information, and is considering leaking more of Ms. Spears’ (actual and fabricated) private information.”

Lutfi’s attorney responds to the filing in a statement to CNN, saying that he and his client were disappointed that the restraining order had been granted.

“We are disappointed in the result, and feel it is overly broad and violates Mr. Lutfi’s constitutional rights,” the statement says. “This order is only temporary, and we look forward to arguing the matter more fully in the upcoming hearing for a regular restraining order.”

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May 10, 2019: Britney and her mom and dad, as well as her court-appointed lawyer, appear together at a Los Angeles court at her own request to speak to a judge who oversees her conservatorship. Britney’s attorney wants the session to address issues with medical care, minor children and trade secrets. The judge later orders an expert evaluation of the Britney’s situation.

While media was not allowed inside the courtroom during proceedings, photographers spot the singer leaving the courthouse without shoes on.

Meanwhile, her sister Jamie Lynn Spears fires back at a troll who commented on a support post she penned for Britney, accusing her of fearing “losing her allowance.”

May 14, 2019: The judge orders a court investigator’s report on Britney’s conservatorship, due on the date of the next hearing, Sept. 18. The singer is not required to attend. Such investigators typically review personal records and conduct interviews with the people involved in a conservatorship case.

May 15, 2019: Britney’s longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, talks to TMZ about the singer’s condition and the cancellation of her Domination residency show in Las Vegas, saying it had to be pulled “because her meds stopped working and she was distraught over her dad’s illness.” 


“Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day. She was excited. She hasn’t called me in months. Crickets,” he says. “She clearly doesn’t want to perform now.” 

“I don’t want her to work again ’till she’s ready, physically, mentally and passionately,” he adds. “If that time never comes again it will never come again. I have no desire or ability to make her work again. I am only here for her when she wants to work. And, if she ever does want to work again, I’m here to tell her if it’s a good idea or a bad idea.”

May 22, 2019: According to documents obtained by E! News, Britney’s dad has requested to expand her conservatorship outside of California. Jamie intends for his legal control to be acknowledged in Florida, her home state of Louisiana and Hawaii, where she often vacations.

Sept. 3, 2019: Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline reach a new agreement regarding the custody of their sons. Federline is awarded 70 percent custody, while Spears receives 30 percent. Hours after news of the stipulation breaks, it’s revealed that Federline has filed a police report against Britney’s father over alleged physical altercation that took place between Jamie and his and Britney’s eldest son, Sean. Additionally, Sean and Jayden are granted a restraining order against their grandfather.

Britney Spears Wants a New Conservator After Father Jamie

Authorities ultimately decide against charging Jamie, citing “insufficient proof that a criminal offense was committed.”

July 10, 2020: Britney addresses critics on her Instagram after she starts sharing more videos and pictures from her day-to-day life. She explains that she understands “how some might not like my posts or even understand them, but this is Me being happy.” The mother of two continues, “This is Me being authentic and as real as it gets !!!!! I want to inspire people to do the same and just be themselves without pleasing others… That’s the key to happiness.”

Sept. 9, 2019: Jamie temporarily steps down from a separate role, the conservator of her person, citing his own “personal health reasons.” He remains the conservator of her estate. Britney’s care manager, Montgomery, is approved to fill in for Jamie as conservator of her person until at least January 31, 2020.

July 23, 2020: Britney’s brother Bryan confirms the singer’s desire to have the conservatorship lifted. He explains the perceived limitations her legal status imposes on her, explaining, “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.”

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Aug. 1, 2020: In an unprecedented interview with The New York Post, Jamie condemns the #FreeBritney movement as a “joke.” He adds, “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.”

Aug. 18, 2020: Britney’s legal team files a petition to have Montgomery named her permanent, sole conservator. “Britney is strongly opposed to having James return as conservator of her person. Rather, she strongly prefers to have Ms. Montgomery continue in that role as she has done for nearly a year,” the court documents state.


Aug. 19, 2020: Jason Alexander, who was married to Britney for a very brief 55 hours in 2004, attends a #FreeBritney protest in Los Angeles. “I wanna see Britney get what she rightly deserves, and from personal conversations, she doesn’t want to be under the conservatorship obviously and it’s affecting her life still to this day in a negative way,” he says in an interview. “And it’s time for it to be over.”

Aug. 21, 2020: A Los Angeles judge rules that Britney’s conservatorship is extended until February 2021. 

Aug. 31, 2020: Britney’s legal team files new court documents, this time requesting that Bessemer Trust Co. be appointed co-conservator of her estate. E! News confirmed through court documents that Britney’s mom also nominated the company. Meanwhile, Jamie files a petition to reappoint Andrew Wallet co-conservator of Britney’s estate. Wallet previously served as co-conservator of the estate from January 2009 to March 2019. 

Sept. 3, 2020: Britney’s attorney fights back against Jamie’s request to seal the case, writing in a court filing, “Britney strongly believes it is consistent not only with her personal best interests but also with good public policy generally that the decision to appoint a new conservator of her estate be made in as open and transparent a manner as possible,” the documents stated. “The sealing motion is supposedly being brought by her father to ‘protect’ Britney’s interests, but she is adamantly opposed to it.”

Oct. 5, 2020: According to documents obtained by E! News, Jamie withdraws his petition requesting Wallet be appointed co-conservator of Britney’s estate. That same day, Wallet breaks his silence in an interview with The Daily Mail, during which he states, “It is not in Britney’s best interests to be outside the conservatorship but there’s a lot of politics involved… Protecting her assets is very important and for that the conservatorship has to stay in place because she is susceptible to undue influences.”


Oct. 14, 2020: A judge grants Britney’s request to expand the legal team representing her in the ongoing conservatorship battle, according to court documents obtained by E! News. Her father, Jamie, previously filed an objection to the request, arguing that expanding her team would be a “significant drain on estate finances.”

Nov. 10, 2020: A Los Angeles judge declines Britney’s application to suspend Jamie as conservator of her estate. However, financial company Bessemer Trust is appointed as a co-conservator, court documents showed.

Dec. 16, 2020: According to court documents obtained by E! News, Britney’s conservatorship is extended to September 2021.

Feb. 11, 2021: Amid renewed interest in the case thanks to a new documentary about Britney’s quest for autonomy, a virtual court hearing is held. A judge overrules Jamie’s objection to sharing his role with Bessemer Trust and no changes are made to the conservatorship. The next hearing is scheduled for March 17. 


March 10, 2021: In a statement to People, Jamie’s lawyer Vivian L. Thoreen states the pop star can get out of the conservatorship. “Any time Britney wants to end her conservatorship, she can ask her lawyer to file a petition to terminate it; she has always had this right but in 13 years has never exercised it,” Thoreen explained. “Britney knows that her Daddy loves her, and that he will be there for her whenever and if she needs him, just as he always has been—conservatorship or not.”

April 2, 2021: The pop star’s former makeup artist Billy Brasfield claims Britney told him she isn’t in control of her social media profiles, prompting a swift denial from the “Toxic” singer. She reportedly tells TMZ, “No, I’m not talking to him at all. I write my posts. I’m not sure who he is talking to, but I am not talking to Billy B.”

April 25, 2021: After receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, Britney joins her boyfriend Sam at his best friend’s wedding. A source tells E! News the ongoing coronavirus pandemic “restrictions” and her father’s strict rules kept her from outings, but she “finally had an opportunity to get out and she took it.”

April 27, 2021: Britney’s attorney Samuel Ingham asks the court to set a status hearing on an “expedited basis,” saying the mother of two would like to “address the court directly.” A hearing is set for June 23.

May 3, 2021: Two months after The New York Times releases “Framing Britney Spears,” the 39-year-old singer speaks out about its portrayal of her struggles. She writes on Instagram that she is “deeply flattered” people care about her so much, but says, “I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I’ve had some pretty tough times in my life … I’ve had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life.”

“unfortunately my friends… I think the world is more interested in the negative!!!!” she continues. “I mean … isn’t this supposed to be a business and society about THE FUTURE???? Why highlight the most negative and traumatizing times in my life from forever ago ???? I mean DAMN.”

June 22, 2021: The New York Times sheds new light on Britney’s battle with her father in a report detailing confidential court records. According to a court investigator’s report reviewed by the newspaper, Britney told the court Jamie had “too much control” of her personal life, saying he decided who she dated and became friends with. The NYT reports the court investigator wrote, “She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her.”

“She is ‘sick of being taken advantage of’ and she said she is the one working and earning her money but everyone around her is on her payroll,” they additionally stated, adding the pop star was “very angry” at the time.

According to the NYT, the court investigator recommended Britney remain under the conservatorship citing her “complex finances, susceptibility to undue influence and ‘intermittent’ drug issues.”

June 23, 2021: Britney virtually attends a court hearing, where she tells the judge she wants “to end the conservatorship without being evaluated” by a therapist. She adds, “After I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy … I’m not OK, I’m not happy, I can’t sleep.”

The pop star highlights her discontent with her current medical plan and requests a therapist visit her at her home, stating, “I’m not willing to go to Westlake and be embarrassed by all these paparazzi.”

(This story was originally published on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 4:33 p.m. PST.)

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Kevin Hart Reveals How His Teenage Daughter Reacted to His Cheating Scandal


Kevin Hart Admits to Telling Kids About His Cheating Scandal

Kevin Hart is getting honest about the tough conversations he’s had with his teenage daughter following his cheating scandal. 

The 41-year-old Fatherhood star visited Red Table Talk to speak with guest host Will Smith in a Father’s Day edition of the podcast that posted on Sunday, June 20. The project is typically hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

During the sit-down, Kevin opened up about dealing with his 2017 cheating controversy and how he explained the situation to daughter Heaven, who is now 16. The father of four, who married Eniko Parrish in August 2016, shares Heaven and 13-year-old son Hendrix with ex-wife Torrei Hart.

“You know, when me and my wife [Eniko] went through what we went through and the whole cheating display, my talk with Heaven—goddamn,” Kevin said. “That was one like no other.” 

He continued, “Getting my daughter back, getting my daughter to understand that I was sorry, that I made a mistake—that was real. To understand, like, I’m still Dad. You’re reading stuff. This is a child, right? Every child has the Internet. There’s nothing that you’re gonna come across that you’re gonna read that isn’t gonna have an impression. A child? Everything has a meaning.”

The comedian added, “My daughter was tough on me! Until this day, my daughter is tough on me. My daughter don’t play no games with her father, man.” 

In September 2017, Kevin posted a public apology on Instagram to then-pregnant wife Eniko for his “bad error in judgment” and added, “Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will.”

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For her part, the 36-year-old model, who shares 3-year-old son Kenzo and 8-month-old daughter Kaori with the star, revealed last year during the documentary series Kevin Hart: Don’t F–k This Up that she still gets “sensitive every time I talk about” the cheating scandal.

On Red Table Talk, Kevin also recalled the discussion he had with Heaven about the situation surrounding his resurfaced homophobic tweets, which led to him stepping down as host of the 2019 Oscars ceremony.  

“When the whole thing started to happen with the LGBTQ+ community and the misconception of me, and what I was, and what I am, and what I feel, my daughter was so upset because she couldn’t process how people could think this about her father,” the Ride Along performer explained. “And it was so tough because this is when I started to realize how my fame has an impact on my household, right? There’s a certain level of obliviousness.” 

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