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Britney Pissed

Over Crazy Billboards

6/18/2007 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears' high powered attorneys are on the attack over some offensive billboards that are driving her nuts!

Spears is fuming over a series of ads for a wacky morning radio host in Florida, which uses her bald-headed image along with the headlines: Certifiable, Shock Therapy, and Total Nut Jobs. Apparently, Spears is still a little sensitive about her current mental condition.

The letter, posted on The Smoking Gun, is addressed to a lawyer for Clear Channel Communications (the parent company of the Florida station). In it, Brit's lawyer Lynda Goldman claims it's "outrageous in the extreme" that the company didn't take the billboards down nearly two weeks ago -- when she says they promised they would. Goldman added that Spears' "likeness has a multi-million-dollar value for authorized commercial exploitations" and she would be entitled to "very substantial damages" as a result.

Team Spears is now demanding photo proof that the billboards are removed -- and threatening that if Clear Channel continues to ignore their demands or provide misleading or inaccurate information about the billboard's removal, it does so "at its peril."

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106.

Bobbie    

I love the MJ MORNING SHOW !!! Britney needs to get a clue. Its her fault that pretty much everyone thinks shes crazy.

2662 days ago
107.

Coconutgrovemojito    

"Go FLORIDA, It's Your Birthday!" Shout out to the state( FLA) that is REAL!!!! Brit can't handle the truth. Let the lil' pumpkin rot in California, "The land of fruit and nuts!!!!!!!!!" NUTS, LITERALLY:) Hee. Hee. She wigged so, now it is time to pay some consequences of the good ol' US of A:) Freedom of speech is great...... Too bad your famous honey. Being a celebrity comes with a microscope, like it or not! Tampa rocks! It is about time we wake the world up to these wacked out celebrities, they all belong in Cali and never let out of that wacked out NUTTY state! Amen to that one! I am not saying Cali is bad( my daughter was born there), but it does hold A LOT of fruit and nuts.........That is why I am back in the sanity land of FLA!

2662 days ago
108.

Zip    

As a bit of deflection, Clear Channel should claim that their billboard ads are tied to a "You Drive Me Crazy' radio promotion...lampooning Britney's old song of the same name!!! Talk about muddying things up!!! Once they bring in the words "Parody", and "Lampoon"...Britney's lawyers won't have a leg to stand on in court!!!

2662 days ago
109.

Give Me A Break    

115. "Go FLORIDA, It's Your Birthday!" Shout out to the state( FLA) that is REAL!!!! Brit can't handle the truth. Let the lil' pumpkin rot in California, "The land of fruit and nuts!!!!!!!!!"

Hey!!! We don't want her either!!!

Talk about people doing things "at their own peril", just who does she think she is fooling when it comes to WHO is responsible for the crazy-ass pictures???

She just needs to go crawl under a rock. And stay there. Those poor little boys, what a rip-off when it comes to parents.

2662 days ago
110.

lucky    

111 LOL HER NECK HAHA TOO FUNNY.

2662 days ago
111.

Karin B.    

First heard about this story on CBS Affiliate in Cleveland Ohio. It's bad enough the Florida radio station is exploiting Brit --- but now local-news has to chime in and exploit this stupid story. Between Paris, Brit etc....real news has gone down the drain and I guess trash is in. Wonder if Brit knows this is making television news as well? I think she has a strong case.

2662 days ago
112.

TOO BAD SO SAD    

Sherlock, good point. Moreover, pic is from that night she attacked an innocent vehicle with an umbrella, parked on a PUBLIC street, heh. Buttney, take yer lawsuit and Fugidaboudit!

2662 days ago
113.

Amy Silverman    

Spears is trying to stage a comeback and reportedly is working on a fifth album. She entered rehab earlier in the year after a spree of high-profile partying and erratic behavior, including shaving her blond hair.

LOL-too funny she'll sell less albums than Parris-washed up has been loser trash!

2662 days ago
114.

fromjax    

im from jacksonville and have seen the billboards. i think i actually remember the first time i saw one i was with a friend and we both looked at each other and started dying laughing...if she is sueing over this than she should also sue any magazine or television program that showed pictures of her. i think its hilarious...

2662 days ago
115.

Zip    

Britney has no case!!! The fact of the matter is, this is a parody, therefore, they have the right to use Britney's likeness. I mean, I'm sure that Britney's camp wasn't complaining when this radio station was placing her face on billboards before she went bald...by choice....and by her own hand, by the way!!! And it is not like this was slander, Britney actually went nuts, shaved her head bald, and has been in therapy because of it...and that's certifiable. I'd call this, truth in advertising!!!

So tell me, is that what she is suing them for--telling a publicly known truth about her??? What jury would decide in her favor...except a jury assembled from Clown College students and instructors??? But then again, even the clowns would laugh her out of court in this case!!!

2662 days ago
116.

dw    

hey girl with a pearl...johannes vermeer is/was a great painter!!!!...so many fabulous works, i love that he painted his family and household so often...the movie was pretty good, i thought

art lover...

2661 days ago
117.

stop the madness    

She looks like she could be on the Adams family.Dont shave your head in public hun!

2661 days ago
118.

Zip    

Wrong!!! This is no different than the skits on Saturday Night Live, Jay Leno, Howard Stern, and or Jimmy Kimmel, etc., when they show real video, picture footage, or play audio of a star for the purposes of a joke. Those are all for profit shows...btw.

Point is, under current parody laws, they have the right to lampoon anyone they want, just as long as they are in the public domain: Meaning, somebody who is famous or has achieved some level of public notoriety.

This picture was taken by a photographer as Britney attacked him, and was printed in the tabloids. Thus, the owner of the picture...either the photographer, or the tabloids, if they bought it's ownership from him, have the rights to the picture. But since it was posted as news, others, under the law, have the right to use it with respect to certain criteria...and parody would be one of those criteria!!! Britney has repeatedly acted like a fool in public, and has brought this on herself. Britney has been, and continues to be, a willful exhibitionist, flashing her nude crotch, flashing her panties, and giving the press the finger, in her latest outing, etc.

She had no reason to expect privacy at the time the picture was taken...this, based on the fact that she was outside and could openly, and thus publicly be observed by anyone in the general area. If she takes this matter to court, the judge will quickly throw the case out...and this ad campaign will only garner more publicity than it all ready has. A smart person would just leave it alone...and allow this to fade away and become yesterday's news.

In this case however, Britney's greedy lawyers got out of control here...in order to pinch their client for more money, hence they have moved to threaten to file a case that will only serve to enrich their pockets...even when they know for a fact that Britney will lose the case...should it go to court!!! That's close to serious impropriety in my, and or, anyone else's book, who understands the law!!!

2661 days ago
119.

Karin B.    

Good, Clear Channel was forced to remove the nasty billboards! This MJ character sounds like a loser who wants to be the next Howard Stern. He just wants to be famous and rich so he uses celebs as his target! what a loser. Can't he make his own way in radio without preying on others? Radio stations and television stations across the country are wondering why is viewership and listnership down,? ratings overall suck? I can sum it up, it 's because you post rotten billboards...you report ridiculous stories. The public is sick of it! MEDIA IS FAILING TERRIBLY! Rather than being uplifting they can't wait t to take a crack at hurting someone.People turn to cable and ipods and computers cause they can control what they hear!!! I ask that everyone in Florida ban this stupid shock jock MJ ... you don't earn millions ... why should he at the cost of Britney or other people he chooses to put down. MJ I'm sure you;ll have a short lived career, resorting to such tactics. Get a real life.

2661 days ago
120.

Sam    

Ha! I live in clearwater fl, where the billboards are posted I think they are great!! WAY TO GO MJ!!!!!

2661 days ago
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