Friday, May 09, 2008

Britney Dines & Shines

Britney Spears has spent the past few weeks taking care of family matters, taking care of her fitness, taking care of her singing and acting career and taking care of her business ... which may or may not be what she was doing last night when she went out for dinner with Palms Hotel and Casino co-owner George Maloof in Beverly Hills, CA last night:

Photo credit: Splash News and X17

Britney Spears arrived for dinner date in Beverly Hills last night looking calm and surprisingly well-groomed in a sign she's slowly piecing back together her life. The usually disheveled mother-of-two polished up for a quiet night out with Las Vegas billionaire George Maloof, prompting speculation she is again working on a career revival. Along with his brothers Maloof, 43, owns the Palms Hotel and Casino in Nevada - a popular celebrity haunt - as well as the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Monarchs basketball teams. The pair have known each other for a number of years - in fact, Britney had been partying with Maloof and friends on the now notorious night of her quickie marriage to childhood pal Jason Alexander in Vegas in 2004. As well as enjoying more time with her children Jayden James and Sean Preston following a court decision to extend her visitation rights this week, Britney is set to make a return appearance in How I Met Your Mother. In the episode, which airs in the US next week, Britney reprises her role as ditzy Abby, who is now dating serial womanizer Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) but she still seems to be longing for her other crush, Ted (Josh Radnor). Britney said: "I had such a great experience the last time I was on the show that I couldn't wait to come back. Abby is going to have a lot of fun!"

Additionally, Britney's former (and current?) manager Larry Rudolph reveals to US Weekly that Brit Brit was in the hiz last night for the live season finale of his MTV show Rock the Cradle (where children of musicians competed for a recording contract of their own) to witness one of the contestants performing her hit song, Baby ... One More Time:

Britney Spears surprised "Rock The Cradle" contestants Thursday night by unexpectedly showing up for the season finale to support her former manager and friend Larry Rudolph. "Rock The Cradle" pits aspiring pop stars, who have rock and roll in their DNA, against one another. The finale, which was broadcast on MTV, featured Jess Blaze Snider, son of Dee Snider; Crosby Loggins, son of Kenny Loggins; and Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of Olivia Newton John. Rudolph judged the competition. Spears spent the duration of the show seated backstage surrounded by security. After the show, Rudolph told, "She was here to support the show. I mentioned to her that I was going to my show. She said, ‘I want to come down.’ She loved it. She really loved it. She didn't come here for publicity or anything like that. She came here because she wanted to see the show, which I appreciated." Spears headed to the show after spending the day with her two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston. It was the first extended visit since she, along with her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears, appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court Tuesday for a custody hearing, where she was granted extended visitation rights by Commissioner Scott Gordon.

No more late night parties with unsavory hangers-on for our dear Britney. Now she's back hanging out with billionaires making guest stints on TV shows ... just the way God intended. Woot! [Source, Source]