Saturday, January 05, 2008

Freed Britney! Dr. Phil Springs Brit Brit From The Hospital is reporting that Britney Spears has been released from Cedars-Sinai Hospital after receiving a visit from Dr. Phil and her father Jamie Spears earlier this morning. TMZ is reporting that Britney has been raging against her captivity since she was admitted yesterday ... which, presumably, led to the visit from Dr. Phil and Papa Spears ... which, again presumably, led to her release from the hospital, well under the reported 72-hour stay for a routine psychological evaluation:

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Sources tell ET that the pop star was released this morning via an underground tunnel. DR. PHIL was seen in the hospital visiting with BRITNEY and members of her family prior to her release, and he even walked the "Toxic" singer to her car afterward, sources tell us. According to the hospital, there was no reason to hold Britney any longer, ET has learned. Before she was released today, Britney was, apparently, far from a model patient: We are hearing from multiple sources that Britney Spears is throwing a fit on the 7th floor of Cedars-Sinai. She is demanding to leave, screaming at the staff, will not lie or sit still, we're told ... We have also been told she has pulled her IV out and is generally out of control. It appears to me that Dr. Phil, with the help and authority of Britney's father Jamie Spears, has swooped in to offer his brand of help that is sure to land her, in some way or form, on his nationally syndicated TV show. To say that this shocking development alarms me would be an understatement. I have a hard time believing that this action on the part of Dr. Phil (who I find generally pompous, irritating and extremely unsavory over all) and Jamie Spears (who I find generally at a loss at what to do as a parent to his children) somewhat detrimental to Britney's well-being. Exploited to the last? That remains to be seen ... all we know at this point is that she is no longer under the expert care of the trained medical professionals at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. [Source, Source]

My guess is that she will be spirited away to some undisclosed treatment facility out of state and out of sight. It is also my guess that we may not see her again until she shows up on the Dr. Phil Show ... unless the everzealous paparazzi find her first.

The full day's post is on the way ...