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Following Britney Spears’ 1st court statement about her on-going conservatorship, stars like Mariah Carey, Halsey, and Andy Cohen have voiced public support for the singer.

Britney Spears, 39, did not hold back during her long-awaited court appearance. The “Slave 4 U” singer, who has been under a court-appointed conservatorship for the past 13 years, is seeking to remove her father Jamies Spears, 68, from the legal arrangement. For the first time, Britney addressed a Los Angeles Superior Court Jude via virtual conference on Wednesday, June 23 where she made a number of bombshell allegations.

She compared her father Jamie to a “sex trafficker” who “loved” having control over her, adding she wished to “sue” her family. “They should go to jail,” Britney said during the 30 minute appearance, where she also claimed that she was unable to “get married and have a baby” due to the conservatorship. “I have an IUD in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out…they don’t want me to have another baby,” she reportedly said. Of note, Britney is mom to sons Jayden James, 14, and Sean Preston, 15, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, 43.

The conservatorship was the focus of FX’s 2021 documentary Framing Britney Spears, which inspired a number of A-Listers — like Miley Cyrus and Sarah Jessica Parker — to express their public support for the Louisiana native and the Free Britney movement. More stars, like Mariah Carey and Halsey, spoke out in support of the pop star following her shocking court appearance on June 23. See the messages below.

Mariah Carey

Legend Mariah Carey, 42, made her support for Britney known via Twitter. Shortly after Britney’s 30 minute statement, the Emancipation of Mimi singer shared a positive message for the Glory songstress. “We love you Britney!!! Stay strong,” Mariah tweeted, including three red hearts.

Halsey

Halsey, 26, is never one to shy away from speaking her mind on controversial topics — and Britney’s court hearing was no different. “Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system,” the Manic singer — née Ashley Nicolette Frangipane — penned via Twitter on June 23, 2021. “She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today,” she added.

Brandy

Brandy, 42, shared her support for fellow ’90s icon Britney on Twitter, as well. The pair have met several times over the years, including during a joint interview on a German talk show in 1999 and at red carpet events. “Sending all my love and support to Britney Spears and her fans,” the Full Moon singer posted.

Dan Levy

Like many millennials, Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, 37, is a die hard Britney fan. The Toronto native showed his support by re-tweeting Mariah’s message for Britney, and sweetly adding a red heart emoji.

Miley Cyrus

During her February 7 Super Bowl performance, singer Miley Cyrus had a message for the princess of pop. As she sang “Party In The U.S.A.,” Miley worked in the message “we love Britney” and even paid homage to the songstress in the lyrics of her song. “That’s when the DJ dropped my favorite tune / And a Britney song was on,” she sang for audiences.

Kacey Musgraves

After checking out Framing Britney Spears, country crooner Kacey Musgraves also took to Twitter to share her thoughts. “Y’all..it’s plaguing me that nobody knows if  [Britney Spears] is truly okay,” she tweeted on February 8. “Really hoping that if she isn’t she can formally vocalize it in some way and that she knows all of us on the outside really give a sh*t about her well-being.”

Tamron Hall

Talk show host Tamron Hall also voiced her support for Britney and the “Free Britney” movement. “Finally watched the ‘Framing of Britney Spears’ on Hulu. It’s an understatement to call it heartbreaking,” she tweeted. Tamron also added the hashtag “Free Britney” to her February 8 tweet.

Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams of the band Paramore shared a truly emotional statement on Twitter after she watched the documentary, as well. “The Framing Britney Spears doc holy f**k,” Hayley began her February 6 tweet. “No artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon her. the mental health awareness conversation, culturally, could never be where it is without the awful price she has paid.”

Sarah Jessica Parker

It became very clear that Sex & The City star Sarah Jessica Parker saw Framing Britney Spears when she took to Twitter on February 7. The Emmy winner shared a simple, clear statement with her legions of followers, supporting the “Free Britney” movement. She wrote the hashtag “Free Britney,” and that was all.

Valerie Bertinelli

Actress Valerie Bertinelli wrote an impassioned tweet after watching Framing Britney Spears on February 7. Valerie wrote a list of people and institutions she referred to as “leeches” in Britney’s life, and added how lucky she was that her experience growing up as a teen star was nothing like Britney’s. “Makes me crazy grateful for my parents and how they protected me as a young girl in this insane business,” she wrote, adding the hashtag “Free Britney.”

Bette Midler

Bette Midler followed the same route as SJP when it came to showing her support for the “Free Britney” movement. The beloved star of stage and screen took to Twitter on February 6, one day after the documentary debuted. She wrote the hashtag “Free Britney” in all capital letters.

Christian Siriano

Designer Christian Siriano also tweeted about Framing Britney Spears. “Ughg I just want to help [Britney Spears] so much,” he began his tweet. “Just have to figure out how I wonder??” Christian added, including the hashtag “Britney” and adding a rose emoji and two thinking emojis. 





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He Reveals The Plans – Hollywood Life


The ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise is going to continue to expand. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Tyrese Gibson about spinoffs, and he revealed the ‘energy’ of the franchise won’t be slowing down.

The Fast & Furious franchise is one of the most successful film franchises of all time — making over $6 billion at the box office and counting. There’s already been one Fast spinoff — Hobbs & Shaw — which opened the door for future spinoffs. HollywoodLife asked Tyrese Gibson in our EXCLUSIVE interview how he’d feel about more spinoffs.

“I think when it comes to spinoffs, they are inevitable,” Tyrese told HollywoodLife. “I just think they are. I mean, if you look at the blueprint of the Avengers, they kind of did it backward. They launched all of these individual characters, individual franchises, and then they put them all together for The Avengers. We are starting off together and then the goal at a certain point is to break things up. To keep the energy and real estate of The Fast & the Furious and keep it going. The reverse engineering is the concept, so I can’t confirm or deny a Roman and Tej spinoff, but I will say when they give me permission to have conversations about the goal and the vision on how to keep this Fast & the Furious energy going, whether it is TV shows or video games or whatever the plans are, which is all above my pay grade, then I will speak on it.”

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Tyrese with other ‘Fast & Furious’ cast members. (Universal Pictures/Everett Collection)

He wouldn’t speak about a Roman Pearce spinoff, but he did voice his support for an all-female Fast movie. “I would love to see that, too!” he said. His co-star, Ludacris, previously called for an all-female Fast film.

“The girls need a spin-off,” Ludacris said on SiriusXM’s Town Hall. “That’s what needs a spin-off. All the badass, kick-ass women that are in this film, that’s who deserves it.”

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Tyrese in ‘F9,’ the ninth film in the franchise. (Universal Pictures/Everett Collection)

F9 will hit theaters on June 25, and the final two Fast films in the original franchise have already been greenlit. HollywoodLife asked Tyrese if he’d like to see old Fast & Furious faces come back for the 10th and 11th films.

“Well, of course,” Tyrese said. “I think if there is a such thing as a Fast family, I think from the Eva Mendes to everyone who has ever played with us and played in the sandbox, I think it’s an open-door policy or season if you ask me.”



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Vanessa Bryant Reaches Settlement In Wrongful Death Lawsuit – Hollywood Life


Vanessa Bryant and other plaintiffs have reached a settlement with Island Express Helicopters after the fatal January 2020 crash.

Vanessa Bryant and other plaintiffs have reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company involved in the fatal crash that killed Kobe and Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. The basketball player, 41, and his daughter, 13, died in a helicopter crash last January — one that killed a total of nine people in Calabasas. According to NBC Los Angeles, Vanessa and co.’s terms of agreement with Island Express Helicopters have been kept confidential and still need to be finalized by the court.

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Vanessa Bryant and other plaintiffs have reached a settlement with the helicopter involved in Kobe and Gigi’s death. (Shutterstock)

Vanessa, 39, filed the wrongful death suit at the Los Angeles Superior Court last February. The lawsuit alleged that Island Express Helicopters engaged in risky transportation and that pilot Ara George Zobayan, who also died on scene, “failed to properly monitor and assess the weather prior to takeoff,”  per People. The suit also sought damages for “pre-impact terror” and “loss of love,” among other damages. Vanessa and Kobe’s three other daughters, Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 2, are also reportedly named as plaintiffs.

A few months after Vanessa filed the lawsuit, Berge Zobayan, the brother and representative of Ara George, responded to the suit and claimed that the passengers were at fault for the fatal crash. In the May 2020 court documents obtained by HollywoodLife, Berge conceded that the passengers knew the “risks involved.”

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Vanessa Bryant and other plaintiffs have reached a settlement with the helicopter involved in Kobe and Gigi’s death. (Shutterstock)

The documents stated that “any injuries or damages to plaintiffs and/or their decedent were directly caused in full or in part by the negligence or fault of plaintiffs and/or their decedent, including their knowing and voluntary encounter with the risks involved, and that this negligence was a substantial factor in causing their purported damages, for which this answering defendant bears no responsibility.” The other passengers who died on scene include Alyssa Altobelli, 14, John Altobelli, 56, Keri Altobelli, 46, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 45, and Christina Mauser, 38.

The settlement comes after Vanessa paid tribute to Kobe on the first Father’s Day without him on June 20, sharing a photo of her late husband with their daughters on Instagram. “Happy Father’s Day to the BEST DADDY in the world,” Vanessa wrote. “We miss you so much. We love you forever and always.”



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