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.”
Jamie Lynn Spears Defends Sister Britney From Critic
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.”
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.)
Word on the Street: This Is the Shadiest Real Housewives of Potomac Gift Guide
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Whether you’ve been watching The Real Housewives of Potomac since its debut or if you’re late to the party, we can all agree that it is nothing short of iconic. The shade-throwing is unparalleled, the meme-worthy material never stops, and these women always bring it. RHOP is finally getting the recognition it deserves and the best way to celebrate that (aside from watching the show) is with some Potomac-themed gifts for your fellow fans… or yourself.
If you’re the “baddest thing walking and the smartest one talking” à la Gizelle Bryant, we found jewelry to honor the catchphrase and even a baby onesie for the mini RHOP viewers in your life. If you channel Karen Huger as the Grande Dame of your city, then here’s the perfect glass for you. We even found the resorts and hotels from the cast trips just in case you really wanted to treat yourself with a Bravo-inspired experience.
If you automatically associate Corona Light with Ashley Darby, you’re dying to know what was in Monique Samuels‘ reunion binder, or you are “so glad Juan Dixon is not here right now,” do your best Wendy Osefo-inspired slither through our Real Housewives of Potomac gift guide. If you miss out on this list, then you might have to blot your tears with a folded napkin just like Candiace Dillard Bassett‘s signature move.
Real Housewives of Potomac inspired Weekly Planner Page: Digital Download
Organizing your week and planning ahead can actually be fun with this RHOP-inspired planner. There are sections for your shopping list, to-do list, workout goals, and some cartoon renderings of your favorite Housewives. This item is available as a digital download, which means you will get instant access to it (no waiting for shipping!) and you can print it out as many times as you want. There’s even a black and white version that comes with your purchase. If you want to add your name or other personalized details, there are options to customize it for an additional cost.
Monique’s Binder of Receipts Journal – Ruled Line
Unfortunately, this is not Monique’s actual binder of receipts, but it does have the same tabs. You can use this journal to take notes in class, write down personal reminders, or carry around some shady receipts about your frenemies.
Real Housewives Potomac Heavy Duty Drink Alcohol Pouches With Straw- Set of 5
These drink pouches are perfect to sip from while you watch the show or for any social gathering. They’re decorated with Real Housewives of Potomac quotes, which adds fun to every situation.
Wendy and T’Challa Laptop Skin
One of the most hilarious feuds of Season 5 was between Wendy and Monique’s pet bird T’Challa Samuels. Who could ever forget when he spooked her at the lake house? It’s just one of those moments that will always make you laugh no matter how many times you watch. This laptop skin is available in different sizes to accommodate several Macbook, PC, and Surface devices.
‘Is Jamal Coming?’ T-Shirt
The answer to this question is usually “no,” but it’s always fun to ask. This t-shirt with Karen’s super shady question is available in navy blue, pink, purple, red, grey, and more colors.
ENDI Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt – RHOP – Karen Huger
Gizelle accused Karen of wearing faux Fendi. Karen insisted that she got her clothes tailored and that’s why the “F” was cropped off. It doesn’t really matter who was right because that “Endi” confusion is just too funny. This “Endi” sweatshirtavailable in red, black, and grey.
Baddest Walking & Smartest Talking Baby Bodysuit
Start them young with this onesie decorated with Gizelle’s Season 4 tagline. It comes in pink, blue, black, purple, and yellow.
Juan Dixon Tote Bag
Everyone is glad when Juan Dixon is here, but this quote was instantly iconic, making this tote both fun and useful.
Real Housewives of Potomac Unisex Sweatshirt – RHOP
This collegiate-style sweatshirt is a comfortable way to rep your favorite show. It’s available in black and white.
Where Juan At? Doormat
This quote is the gift that keeps on giving. There’s no better way to welcome fellow RHOP viewers to your home than with this Robyn-inspired doormat.
Where Juan At? Baseball Dad Hat
Sure, this is (probably) overkill, but this quote will never not be funny. You might as well wear it on a hat.
Karen Huger Gizelle Bryant Bravo Sweatshirt
Karen is constantly uttering legendary lines. Who wouldn’t want to wear this quote on a sweatshirt?
Real Housewives of Potomac Coloring Book
Give yourself some relaxation (and some laughs) with this Real Housewives of Potomac coloring book. You can color moments including T’Challa’s first encounter with Wendy and Monique whipping out that reunion binder.
Personalized ‘The Grande Dame of YOUR town’ Stemless Wine Glass
Channel your inner Karen every time you sip out of this personalized glass. You can put your town/city on the cup and choose the font color.
The Real Housewives of Potomac Ashley Darby Don’t Ruin Your Momma’s Table Zipper Pouch
Ashley came for Candiace’s finances during an infamous Season 4 fight, where Candiace waved a butter knife around. If you want to commemorate that episode, get this zippered pouch. And if you really want to embody the episode, you can use the zip-up as storage for your butter knives.
Juan Dixon Pouch
If you’re looking for another RHOP pouch to add to your collection, here’s yet another item reminding you that Juan Dixon is not here right now. This is great for cosmetics, school supplies, and other small essentials.
Discovery Phase Apron
The cast ragged on Karen while she was in the “discovery phase” of creating her LaDame Fragrance. And who couldn’t relate to being in a “discovery phase,” especially when trying out new recipes? This apron is a must-have for RHOP cooks.
LaDame Fragrance By Karen Huger
Yes, Karen’s fragrance did come to fruition. It has top notes of fresh citrus and exotic spices along with notes of white floral, vanilla bean, and more.
Corona Light- 12 Pack
We had to include Corona Light on this list. It has become synonymous with Ashley Darby, at least according to most RHOP fans.
RHOP Magnet Set – T’Challa the Terror – Real Housewives of Potomac
T’Challa made such an impact on the Potomac ladies. These magnets are a humorous way to commemorate T’Challa’s interactions with the Housewives.
Gizelle Bryant Real Housewives of Potomac Card
If you have a friend who’s the “word on the street” this is the card you need to give them. It’s blank on the inside, so you can get a bunch of them to celebrate birthdays and other life milestones.
Word on the street is – I’m the word on the street Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tee
Potomac fans know how much Gizelle loves the phrase “word on the street.” If you feel like you are the word on the street, then this is a t-shirt that you need.
Karen Huger Side Eye
Karen gives the best side eye. Put this sticker on your laptop, water bottle, or notebook to give yourself a laugh whenever you need one.
‘Baddest Thing Walking’ Gizelle Bryant Bracelet
Gizelle fans would appreciate this bracelet that celebrates one of her most memorable quotes.
Candiace’s Tears Stemless Wine Glass – RHOP
We’ve seen Candiace dab her tears with a folded napkin more times than we can count. This cup doesn’t come with a folded napkin though… unfortunately.
Candiace Crying Card
Any Real Housewives of Potomac fan would love to receive this card. More tears than Candiace means that someone misses you an awful lot.
My Word by Gizelle Bryant
Technically, this book is a fictional story about a First Lady of a megachurch. But, considering how much this mirrors Gizelle’s own life, it’s hard to read it and not wonder which parts were inspired by her time in this role.
Karen Huger – Grand Dame Throne Funny Happy Birthday Friend Card
Karen’s video invitation inviting her co-stars to her party via throne was just so Karen. This birthday card celebrates the grand dames in your friend group.
The Real Housewives of Potomac Printable Bingo Bundle
This bundle includes 10 different BINGO cards. Five cards are for general play and can be used while watching the various Real Housewives shows. The other five cards include specific content geared towards the RHOP, which makes watching the show even more fun.
Real Housewives of Potomac ‘Iconic’ Shirt
If you know you know. This shirt symbolizes so many iconic RHOP moments. It’s a must-have item for super fans of the series.
Juan Dixon Maryland Terrapins Original Retro Brand 2002 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament March Madness Final Four Commemorative Classic Jersey
If Juan is your favorite House Husband, then you should rock his jersey from back in the day.
RHOP Real Housewives of Potomac Slither Bracelet
Any mention of the Wendy slither is a guaranteed laugh. If you want to make sure you’re always in a jovial mood, this bracelet also comes in gold.
If you want to take your Real Housewives of Potomac-inspired purchases to another level, book a trip at one of these hotels and resorts from their cast trips throughout the years:
- The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda is where the cast stayed during the Season 2 trip, which Karen and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan both tried to host.
- During Season 3, Ashley hosted a retreat at the Nemacolin resort in Pennsylvania. This is also where Matt James‘ season of The Bachelor was filmed.
- The ladies also went to Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France during the third season, which included Gizelle and Monique reaching a (temporary) truce.
- The cast pranked Wendy at the Savoy Palace in Portugal during the Season 5 cast trip.
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Camila Cabello Responds to Backlash After Her Dancer Is Accused of Blackface
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Camila Cabello is setting the record straight.
Over the weekend, the Grammy winner addressed accusations that one of her backup dancers performed in blackface. The pop star recently took center stage during an appearance on The Tonight Show, where she performed her new single, “Don’t Go Yet.”
For the set, Camila and her backup dancers appeared to channel the ’80s with colorful props, Miami Vice-inspired outfits and beauty looks from the era. Following the performance, however, many took to social media to criticize the heavy makeup worn on stage, specifically by dancer Dylan Pearce.
As one Twitter user wrote, “Camila what was going on with Dylan’s makeup?…having a dancer do blackface on stage in 2021 is absurd and you know better than that! say something immediately.”
“hey! so this dude was just supposed to be a white man with a terrible spray tan,” she wrote on Saturday, July 24. “we purposefully tried to pull together a multicultural group of performers, the expectation was not that everyone in the performance needed to be Latin.”
“There are white people, African American people, latin people, etc.,” the “Havana” singer explained, adding, “the point was to try to make each person look like an over the top 80’s character just like in the video, including a white dude with a terrible orange spray tan.”
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Additionally, Camila re-posted a photo of her backup dancer in his get-up that was originally shared on Dylan’s Instagram Stories.
“In case you missed my spray tan last night on @jimmyfallon with @camila_cabello,” the choreographer captioned his post, which has since expired. At this time, Dylan hasn’t publicly addressed the backlash regarding his onstage makeup.
In a separate post, Camila reiterated that she and her team strive to create a positive space.
“On my team we try to create a culture of kindness, joy, & love & you could feel that this week,” she expressed on Twitter. “none of this could be possible without the dream team that makes it happen & the fans that continue to support.”
E! News has reached out to the star’s reps for comment, as well as Dylan, but we have yet to receive a response from either.
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Outer Banks’ Chase Stokes Explains Why He Was Kicked Out of Elton John’s Oscars Party
“Outer Banks” Stars Chase Stokes & Maddie Cline Explain Why It’s Binge-Worthy
The 28-year-old Outer Banks star swung by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, July 22. During the visit, guest host Anthony Anderson brought up Chase’s humble beginnings as a struggling actor in Los Angeles prior to landing his career-defining role on the popular Netflix series that launches its second season next week.
Indeed, Chase recalled that he lived in a parking structure at the famed intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. “off and on for about two months” while he struggled to make ends meet as a thespian. As it turned out, he had a strategy for where to park his car before falling asleep in the backseat.
“You don’t want to park in the corner, right?” Chase explained. “Because then all of a sudden, the parking attendant is like, ‘That dude’s for sure sleeping in here.’ So every day, I would find a different parking spot, and it worked out. It worked out. I never got caught.”
When Anthony asked whether he was working at the time, Chase revealed he temporarily had a job as a cater waiter, but it ended quite unceremoniously.
“One of my buddies got me a job as a waiter,” the actor recalled. “I ended up doing Elton John’s Oscar party. I got fired 15 minutes into it because I was watching the band. That was awesome, a really good time. I didn’t get a paycheck, so it was immediately back to Hollywood and Highland, and hopefully they didn’t cancel my L.A. Fitness membership. So it was great.”
Luckily, everything worked out, and Chase fell in love with co-star Madelyn Cline to boot. Also, we’re guessing that if Elton had written a song about Chase getting fired, it might have gone, “Goodbye, Chase Stokes, though I never knew you at all.”
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