Thursday, April 10, 2008
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Britney Spears was so touched by Idol Gives Back on Wednesday, April 9, that she donated $25,000 to the cause, Life & Style can exclusively reveal. "She did it all on her own. She watched the show and cried for like two hours over the children in Africa with malaria," a Spears family insider tells Life & Style. "She didn't know much about the disease, so she Googled it. She was horrified to realize kids were dying from mosquito bites. So she went online and donated after getting [her dad] Jamie's permission. She used her Amex." A spokesperson for Fox declined to comment.
It seems odd that a family friend would be telling this sort of story to a tabloid magazine but I do hope that the report is true. It shows that Britney has some semblance of philanthropy left and is willing to use her money for good rather than excess. I must reiterate my happiness with the way things have been going with our dear Britney these days. Gone are the days of her endless partying, her reckless driving and that horrid pink wig. Her life continues to stay on track and I couldn't be more pleased. I know she still has a long way to go to prove that she's back to "normal" but I know she'll do it. I've been confident since the beginning that she will make a stunning comeback someday soon. [Source]