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Oprah Winfrey is losing her Midas touch. "Midas touch" is an English phrase that means a person who has the unique ability to make money from anything they touch.

American pop singer Britney Spears says she turned down "lots of money" for an exclusive interview with Oprah, and others.

On Monday, the pop star tweeted — then deleted — a link to a 22-minute audio file on YouTube, according to Yahoo! News.

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In the audio, Britney described what life was like living under her father, Jamie Spears' conservatorship for all those years. A judge dissolved the conservatorship in 2021, giving Britney control over her own life.

She also discussed Oprah reaching out to her with an offer for "lots and lots of money."

"I get nothing out of sharing all of this," she said.

"I have offers to interview with Oprah and so many people, lots and lots of money, but it's insane. I don't want any of it. For me, it's beyond a sit-down, proper interview."

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She continued:

"I've had tons of opportunities — Oprah, interviews — to go on a platform and share the hardships and just really anything that's going on in my mind. I really don't think any of that is relevant, getting paid to tell your story. I feel like it's kind of silly."

Britney remembered the harrowing moment when her conservatorship began 25 years ago.

"There was a SWAT team in my home," she said.

"Three helicopters. I remember my mom's best friend, and my two girlfriends, we had a sleepover the night before. They held me down on a gurney. Again, none of it made sense."

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Prior to the police intrusion in her home, Britney played cat and mouse games with the paparazzi who pursued her everywhere. Then the infamous photos surfaced of her head shaven bald.

The rest, as they say, is history.

"Literally, the extent of my 'madness' was playing chase with paparazzi, which is still to this day one of the most fun things I ever did about being famous," she recalled. "I don't know what was so harmful about that."

She continued:

"I remember my mom was sitting on the couch, and she said, 'We heard people are coming here today to talk to you. We should probably go to a hotel or something.' I never really understood what she meant. I didn't believe her. Like, is a lawyer coming here? Who is coming here? Four hours later, there were over 200 paparazzi outside my house video-taping me through a window of an ambulance, holding me down on a gurney."

Britney said that was when she realized she had been set up.

"I know now it was all premeditated. A woman introduced the idea [of a conservatorship] to my dad, and my mom actually helped him follow through and made it all happen. It was all basically set up. There was no drugs in my system, no alcohol, nothing."

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Sam Asghari married Britney Spears for Love, not money. They tied the knot on June 9 at her California home after dating for 5 years.

Invited guests included Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez, and Madonna, as well as Donatella Versace, who designed Britney's white wedding dress.

None of Britney's family members attended the wedding. Britney’s brother Bryan was reportedly invited, but he didn't bother to show up. Her sons didn't attend either.

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Before they exchanged vows, Sam signed an "ironclad" prenup that protects the 40-year-old singer's $60 million fortune.

A source close to Britney confirmed the prenup to HollywoodLife and TMZ.


Sam announced a prenup was being prepared soon after he proposed to Britney in 2021. He addressed concerns from Britney's fans that he only wanted her money.

"Thank you to everyone who is concerned about the prenup," he wrote on his Instagram Stories. "Of course, we're getting an ironclad prenup to protect my Jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day," he wrote, along with two crying-laughing emojis.

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In April 2022, Britney announced that she was expecting her first child with Sam, 28. In May 2022, Britney and Sam announced that they suffered a miscarriage.

The "Oops!...I Did it Again" singer married her first husband, Jason Allen Alexander on January 3, 2004. She filed for an annulment 55 hours later. She married Kevin Federline on October 6, 2004. They share two sons, Jayden, 15, and Sean, 16. They divorced in 2007.

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Britney Spears and her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari tied the knot during a star-studded wedding ceremony at her Los Angles home on Thursday.

The ceremony was nearly ruined when Britney's first husband Jason Alexander tried to crash the wedding and was arrested for his troubles.

He live-streamed himself approaching the home. "She's my first wife, my only wife. I'm her first husband, I'm here to crash the wedding," he said.

Jason was charged with four misdemeanors and released on bond.

Britney and Jason were married for about 55 hours back in 2004. They grew up together in Kentwood, Louisiana.

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Both Britney and Sam wore bespoke Versace designs for their intimate wedding. Britney's gown was designed by wedding guest Donatella Versace. The crisp white dress featured a front leg-slit and a 10-foot train.

Atelier Versace tailors toiled for 700 hours to complete the intricate design.

Versace tells PEOPLE the dress was, "Crafted in a delicate white silk cady, the design features a portrait neckline that wraps around the shoulders and comes together with a stream of pearl buttons. The seamline of the bodice follows the corset boning that narrows at the waist. The column silhouette is cut with a front leg-slit, while the back pleats from the waist cascade into a three-meter train."

"Designing Britney and Sam's wedding outfits came naturally to me," Donatella tells PEOPLE. "A tremendous amount of love was poured into every detail. Together with our Atelier, we created a gown and tuxedo that exudes elegance and glamour. They look just perfect together!"

Britney walked down the aisle to Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love," sources tells PEOPLE. No one gave her away. Britney has been estranged from her father since before he stepped down as her conservator last year.

Other celebrity guests included Madonna, Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Maria Menounos, and more.

The wedding comes a month after Britney lost the couple's first child during a miscarriage.

They announced their engagement late last year.

See more pics from Britney and Sam's wedding day here.

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Britney Spears suffered a miscarriage one month after reporting she and fiancé Sam Asghari were expecting their first child together.

They shared the "devastating" news in a statement on Saturday.

"It's with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent."

They regretted not waiting to announce their pregnancy until she was further along.

"Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly exited to share the good news. Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family."

They concluded the statement by thanking fans for their support and asking for privacy "during this difficult moment."

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Britney was expecting her third child at age 40.

She shares two sons, Jayden, 15, and Sean, 16, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, 44.

She began dating 28-year-old model Sam Asghari in 2017.

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Pop star Britney Spears announced she is pregnant again and may be expecting twins.

The "Oops!...I Did it Again" singer announced she's expecting her first child with her fiancé Sam Asghari.

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Britney, 40, announced her pregnancy in an Instagram post on Monday, April 11.

"I am having a baby... 4 days later I got a little more food pregnant. It's growing !!! If 2 are in there ... I might just loose it ... I obviously won't be going out as much due to the paps getting their money shot of me like they unfortunately already have."

The "Baby One More Time" singer is already mom to sons Jayden, 15, and Sean, 16 by ex-husband Kevin Federline. They divorced in 2007.

She was previously married to Jason Allen Alexander for 55 hours before getting an annulment on January 5, 2004.

Britney began dating Sam in 2017. The couple announced their engagement in September 2021 after her dad, Jamie Spears stepped down as her conservator.

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Britney Spears is taking a well-needed break from social media after announcing her engagement to Sam Asghari, her boyfriend of 5 years.

Britney took to her account on Sunday, Sept. 12, to announce her engagement to longtime boyfriend, Sam.

The mom-of-two assured fans she's not leaving Instagram for good after her account went dark on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

"Don't worry folks... just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement!!!! I'll be back soon."

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Meanwhile, a source tells Page Six, "She's happy and in a great place, and silence can be a powerful thing and a powerful message."

Spears' final Instagram post contained photos of an article titled 'Infusing education with heart', which she captioned:

"I had to repost this so you can see the whole article! Growing up in a world where basically almost everything I did was controlled by someone else... I hope this message gets to people who have been confused or manipulated by a system!

"You're not alone and no... you're not crazy! People need to hear this before it's too late! I've waited 13 years and counting for my freedom! Again... team #FreeBritney you guys f**king kick a**! Love you so much and God bless!"

The pop star rejoiced after her father filed to end his long conservatorship over her last month.

A hearing will be held later this month, according to TMZ.

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Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, has agreed to step down after 13 years as her estate conservator.

The shocking announcement comes after a California judge denied Britney's motion to remove her father as her conservator last month.

Britney filed a motion to remove her father from the controlling role he has held over her for 13 years.

Her new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, argued that Jamie Spears' presence caused his client anxiety and many sleepless nights.

In new legal documents, Jamie's lawyer revealed his client is tired of the "unremitting" and "unjustified attacks" by Britney's vocal supporters and members of his own family.

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Court documents obtained by TMZ read:

"There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate... and it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears' best interests.

"Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests. So, even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter's new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator."

The lawyer adds:

"Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears' father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests."

Rosengart responded to the news by telling TMZ:

"We are pleased but not necessarily surprised that Mr. Spears and his lawyer finally recognize that he must be removed. We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others..."

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Back in June, when Britney first testified against her father, she said her conservatorship had left her "traumatized" and "depressed", and she called for her father to be jailed.

She argued that her father controls every aspect of her life including who she can date and whether she can have more children. Britney, a mom-of-two, is forced to wear an IUD for birth control. The singer who is worth $60 million receives a $2,000 weekly allowance.

"They have me going to therapy three times a week and to a psychiatrist... I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive," she told the court. "I don't feel like I can live a full life... I need your help. My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail."

The FBI is investigating death threats sent by Britney's fans to Los Angeles Country Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny, who is Black.

Britney is best known for her pop hits "Baby One More Time" and "Oops!...I Did it Again," which each sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

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A California judge has denied Britney Spears' motion to remove her father Jamie Spears as her conservator.

During an emotional hearing last week, Britney and her lawyer pleaded with Judge Brandy Penny to remove Jamie as her conservator of 13 years.

She argued that her father controls every aspect of her life including who she can date and whether she can have children. Britney, a mom-of-two, is forced to wear an IUD for birth control. The singer who is worth $60 million receives a $2,000 weekly allowance.

But Los Angeles Country Superior Court Judge Penny, who is Black, has now denied the request. "The conservatee's request to suspend James P Spears ... is denied without prejudice," she said in her ruling.

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Britney's dad was initially put in charge as a co-conservator of her personal and professional affairs in 2008, following her infamous mental health breakdown.

However, he has not overseen her personal and business dealings in years due to his failing health and alcoholism.

Jamie Spears lives in an RV trailer in Louisiana near a storage unit that contains memorabilia from his daughter's pop music career.

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He reportedly relinquished part of his control over Britney to Jodi Montgomery, the person Britney's own lawyer, Sam Ingham, recently requested to be appointed the star's only conservator.

However, Judge Penny denied the motion on Wednesday.

After hearing the disappointing news, Britney posted videos on social media that shows her dancing in heels and changing into three different two-piece bikinis. The 39-year-old singer's still flawless bod stunned her 31 million followers.

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The pop star is on vacation in Hawaii with her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.

Numerous celebrities showed support for Britney on social media, including R&B legend Dionne Warwick, who tweeted that her "heart goes out to Britney Spears" and that she felt the pop star’s pain.

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"How in the world could anyone endure what she has been enduring? Thirteen years of bondage - this is exactly what it is," Warwick said. "Bondage is not something 2021 should even recognize. Give her back her rights, give her back her life. Set her free."

Britney is best known for her pop hits "Baby One More Time" and "Oops!...I Did it Again," which each sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

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Wendy Williams shocked her studio audience and viewers at home when she wished death on Britney Spears' parents.

Wendy made the remarks during Thursday's 'Wendy Williams Show' following Britney's appearance via Zoom at a conservatorship hearing.

The pop singer asked a judge to end her father's 13-year conservatorship over her personal and financial affairs.

Wendy showed support for Britney by condemning her parents for not giving their daughter her independence.

"How dare you, Mr. Spears. You had me fooled. And you too, Mrs. Spears. DEATH to all of them," Wendy said, as the audience gasped.

Wendy's remark was scrubbed from Thursday's episode that was uploaded to the 'Wendy Williams Show' official YouTube channel on Thursday evening.

Social media users chastised the mom-of-one for wishing death on other parents.

One Twitter user wrote:

"You went too far, @WendyWilliams. Support #FreeBritney, but you cannot wish death to anyone. Not cool and not ground anyone has the right to stand on."

Another user wrote:

"Giving ur opinion on the topic is 1 thing but saying "DEATH. ALL OF U." is a BIT MUCH."

And a third user wrote:

"Dear @WendyWilliams before you wish for the death of Mr. Spears you better apologize to Britney Spears first. You bashed brit so many times on your show, gaslit her and said she was ill in the head and she needs the cship! #FreeBritney."

In a lighthearted moment on Friday, Wendy commented on the upcoming Bow Wow, Soulja Boy Verzuz lipsync competition.

Wendy asked her viewers to watch the Verzuz and report back to her, as she has no plans to watch the show herself.

She added:

"Then I'm gonna tune in... Sandra Rose and MediaTakeout - Fred - make sure that you post so that I can follow what is all going on. Just sayin'."

Justin Timberlake was among the celebrities showing support for singer Britney Spears after she spoke against her conservatorship in court on Wednesday.

Justin expressed his "absolute support" for his ex-girlfriend, after she asked a judge to end her father's conservatorship over her personal and financial affairs.

Speaking via telephone to a judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Britney, 39, said her father Jamie Spears has been acting as her conservator to control her personal and business affairs for the last 13 years.

Britney has accused her father of being an alcoholic who forced her to get an IUD, controlled who she slept with, and even told her which color to paint her kitchen cabinets.

The pop singer, who is worth $60 million, is given $2,000 a week allowance and does not have control over her own finances.

She has been under conservatorship since her well-publicized public meltdown in 2008, and was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for mental health evaluations.

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Britney called for her father to be jailed. Jamie Spears is pictured leaving the Los Angeles County Superior courthouse on March 10, 2008.

"They have me going to therapy three times a week and to a psychiatrist. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life. In the meantime, I want this therapist to come to my home, I'm not willing to go to Westlake ... They set me up by sending me to the most exposed places. I need your help.

"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail."


Britney - who shares sons Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline - claims her conservators made her get an IUD (intrauterine device) as a form of birth control, even though she wants to "get married and have a baby" with her boyfriend Sam Asghari.

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#FreeBritney activists protested at Los Angeles Grand Park during Britney's conservatorship hearing on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Justin Timberlake -- who dated Britney from 1999 to 2002, wrote:

"After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time. Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was... what's happening to her is just not right.

"No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body. No one should EVER be held against their will... or ever have to ask permission to access everything they've worked so hard for."


Justin's wife Jessica Biel also shared her support, and the pair are hoping the courts and Britney's family "let her live however she wants to live".

He tweeted: "Jess and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time. We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live."

Khloe Kardashian posted: "No one should be treated like this. Stay strong Queen!! You deserve better #FreeBritney."

Singer Halsey wrote on Twitter:

"Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.

"Additionally, f**k anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person's reproductive health. #FreeBritney."

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Justin Timberlake apologized to Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, acknowledging he "failed" both women in the past.

Fans took to social media to slam Justin for using Britney and Janet to reach the top.

The "SexyBack" singer faced backlash following the recent premiere of Hulu documentary "Framing Britney Spears."

The documentary chronicled Britney's rise to pop superstardom, her spectacular 2008 meltdown, and her ongoing conservatorship battle with her father.

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The film briefly explored how Justin capitalized on his 2002 break-up with Britney by boasting about taking the pop superstar's virginity and suggesting she cheated on him with his hit song "Cry Me A River", which featured a Britney lookalike in the music video.

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Two years later, Justin hit headlines again for his role in Janet Jackson's Super Bowl Halftime Show debacle, as he ripped off part of her corset and exposed her breast.

Despite reports that Justin and Janet practiced the planned "wardrobe malfunction” in the days leading up to the halftime show, Timberlake distanced himself from Janet -- leaving her to take all the heat, which harmed her career.

Now, the father-of-two has claims he has seen the error of his ways and he spoke out about his white male privilege in a candid Instagram post on Friday.

In the post, he writes, "I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right.

"I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.

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"I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed."

"I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from...," he adds, before blaming the culture of the entertainment industry for enabling such behavior.

"The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It's designed this way," Timberlake continues.

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"As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this. Because of my ignorance, I didn't recognize it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life but I do not want to ever benefit from others being pulled down again."

He concludes: "I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is a first step and doesn't absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports.

"I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and I will do better."

Britney and Janet have yet to respond to the apology.

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