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Britney's Manager

Says 'Gimme Less'

9/17/2007 8:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0917_brit_ex_05_excited_tmz-1Britney's manager has jumped ship, and the reason sounds strangely similar to her former lawyer's woes over Spears.

Manager Jeff Kwatinetz issued a statement saying, "It saddens us to confirm media reports that we have terminated our professional relationship with Britney Spears." Noting Kwatinetz repped Brit for a grand total of one month, he continued, "We believe Britney is enormously talented, and has made a terrific record, but current circumstances have prevented us from properly doing our job."

So what are the "circumstances?" Maybe they're similar to what we hear about Laura Wasser going South on Spears. We're told Wasser questioned Brit's judgment but simply could not control her.

Sources close to the situation tell us Kwatinetz had similar problems, notably at the VMAs, when Britney decided to switch the costume she planned to wear for the glitterated swamp bikini, without telling anyone. Ding dang, y'all.

We're told after the VMAs, the firm demanded to meet with her but she refused. They felt she needed help, but she wouldn't hear it.


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what exactly is she supposed to be addicted to?

2590 days ago


If these people really loved Britney, they would stick by her and help her through these rough times. It seems like they only care about their careers, when they were hired to care about her's. Someone needs to step up and help the poor girl, not abandon her in her time of need.

2590 days ago


Everyone should just leave Britney alone!! I mean it's bad enough that she lost custody of her kids and the whole world gets to see what mess she's made. Hopefully she does the right thing and do what she's gotta do to get her children back. I feel for her and I know that maintaining sobriety isn't easy. Whatever the case I hope she does what is best for her kids even if that means not having them for now.

2590 days ago


I would like to see Ms. Spears officially retire from public life at this time and focus on her family and personal issues.

2590 days ago


Is it just me or does someone else feel sorry for Britney? I think she needs help, a lot of help, but life (as rich as she is monetarily) has got to be hard and full of pressure for being at such a young age and a young mother. She has been in the spotlight from age 5? Her money has been supporting her family for years. Her career was on top, she marries (when everyone was saying it would not last to a guy much less successful) that probably wanted her money from jump and who already had several kids with someone else that was less popular but still a celebrity so it clear he was on a hunt. She has photographers following her every move and people forever talking nasty about her. What Sarah Silverman said at the VMA’s was fighting words to me. She is being called FAT when she looks pretty decent to me. Yes, she should not have worn the bikini outfit but how many mothers of two can say they bounced back that well? I think the whole thing is just terrible and now having to lose your kids in public and $20,000 a month to your ex-husband. Everyday her face is front cover news and this frenzy is forcing her career to down spiral. I think they need to just stop publicizing her business and let them be. She can then get the private help she really needs. The camera men are everywhere just trying to catch her slip. Everyday people make mistakes in raising their kids but no one sees, why should she be held up to be better than the rest. I am sick of the whole thing. I would like to think if I had the kind of money she did, I would have done things differently but she became rich when just a kid and common sense had not been taught from her family obviously. The money was more important. K-Fed is probably no better than her but the camera men that are forever taking pictures of Britney are only benefiting her ex, not thinking about her kids. I can’t understand what kind of world we live in when we get off on other peoples mishaps and misfortune. Is it because we are so angry and jealous that the money is not ours so we secretly get excited to see people destroying their lives?

Look how nasty people spoke about Usher’s wife. We don’t know him or her personally but people were launching attacks on this pregnant woman. I can’t imagine how she was able to continue on daily knowing that so many of his fans were hating her and calling her a man.

Same thing when Beyonce fell down stairs during a performance, we laugh and put the video on YouTube?

They spread rumors about Tisha and Duane Martin breaking up and him being gay, just because?

They are constantly taking photos of Angelina Jolie adopted kids, who cares?

It is just amazing that our media focuses on such idol nonsense but yet the real issues that affect our country are ignored. It is no wonder that so many Hollywood, sports, music marriages fail, we as a community are counting on it, so we can laugh.

I was one of the few people that felt TRULY bad for Brittney. I don’t care for her music and was never a fan but no mother, person or dog should be under that much observation. We would all look like bad mothers if we had 25 people with camera’s following our every move and pulling us apart daily in the news.

It is sick. So she gets caught without underwear 3 times. How many women go without them ALL the time but since there is no a camera waiting RIGHT there when they get out the car, so it is no big deal for the average person. She can’t go to the grocery store without them following her. It is crazy. She marries a money hungry dude that tried and failed at his own career so what is next best??? Get it from her. You can’t tell me she just started drugs this past year and that when they were together, he was not dipping in too….it is just crazy and I am soooo tired of that being front page news. It is soooo not funny that she is losing her kids….is anyone thinking about how her children are going to grow up reading and learning this info that has been well publicized? On the radio this morning they were calling this K-Fed win a Father’s Justice for all the men that have to pay child support and the courts screwed them over??? Huh?? K-Fed clearly wanted her money. If he was father of the year he would be with his first TWO kids. He had lawyers that told him exactly what to say and when and you can’t tell me that he was not also jumping for joy about the camera men catching her everyday so he would have more argument for his case??

2590 days ago

Veteran Cosmic Rocker    

K-Mac, Britney and those loser pop tarts LIED in our faces. Britney only cares about her MONEY and herself. If she didn't act like a half twit then we would not mock the fake. Britney, Beyonce and Christina are going to be forgotten soon we hope!

2590 days ago

Live and Sleazy    


I agree that it's going to be pretty bad for her kids (and their classmates) years from now, when they get on the internet and see all this stuff archived somewhere.

However, doesn't the mother of these kids realize that maybe she could at least reduce the amount of this kind of coverage by being at least minimally responsible with how she acts in public? Additionally, by doing all the crazy things she does, she's basically handing K-Fed ammunition for the custody case. All he has to do is not do anything outrageously stupid when the cameras are around, and he looks like an angel, compared to her. I doubt he is, but he either has enough sense to know what's at stake here, or has hired (and listens to) good people who tell him what to do. Britney doesn't listen to her people, and the events of the last year or so make this painfully clear

According to her divorce filing with K-Fed, Britney makes about $700,000 a month. She lives in a 12 million dollar house in Malibu. Paparazzi are one of the costs of doing business in Holywood -- I doubt she'd want to exchange that dough for the $4,000 a month that the average household makes. ANn anyway, if she used a minimal amount of common sense in her personal and business affairs, the Paparazzi wouldn't be one tenth the trouble they are now.

2590 days ago


Pequita, the only thing Britney is "fighting" for is her right to be a trainwreck! What is it you think she is "fighting" for? She did NOTHING to prepare herself for the show and that isn't "fighting." Who forced her to do the show? No one, HER decision, so she should have "fought" to make sure she was prepared but she's too damned arrogant TO fight. She thinks she is the old Britney, she wouldn't wear the more appropriate costume offered, she wore a totally inappropriate bikini costume and figured she would walk out on the stage and all of a sudden, without doing a single thing to prepare, she figured she would just magically turn into the old Britney with the same body and the same moves. And please, asking Britney to humble herself and ask for help AFTER she has fired everyone who TRIED to help her? BRITNEY DOESN'T WANT HELP! She is in denial about herself, and there is nothing humble about this girl.

Peace, the reason Britney had two kids in the public eye is because she did a reality show SO she could be in the public eye. That's where Britney herself always wanted to be, and she made sure the public knew everything about her and Kevin so she did the reality show to publicize their every moment together. Sound like someone who wants privacy? Stop feeling sorry for her having her kids in the public eye when she did a reality show to BE in the public eye! People who do reality shows in their own homes only do them to be in the public eye, they don't do reality shows in their homes because they value privacy! It's time Britney got her kids removed. she does drugs, has a serious nudity problem, and she makes bad decisions that could be harmful to them. All she had to do was behave, that would be "fighting" to keep her kids, but she couldn't even do that. Nothing to feel sorry for here, she is what she made herself, what she wants to be. Britney is in the driver's seat, in full control.

2590 days ago


has anyone ever thought of postpartum for brit brit? having 2 kids in two yrs having to admit she was wrong about k-fed? she is down in the dumps she has a lot on her plate
and no mom to lean on shame on nobody for seeing postpartum

2590 days ago


No mom to lean on, Lynda? LOL, Britney doesn't want her mom, Britney dumped her mom like yesterday's garbage. If Britney doesn't have a mom, that is Britney's fault. And Britney doesn't have post partum anything, she has a DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION! And the judge today said exactly that, and Britney did not even argue with him because she can't. By now, sure, she probably has some serious mental problems, but that's from all the drugs and the alcohol frying her brains and as we all know, Britney won't got to rehab, and the reason she won't speak to her mother is because her mother made her go to rehab! Stop making excuses for this druggie brat, and don't make it seem like her mother abandoned her when Britney is the one that won't see her own mother because her mother tried to help her.

2589 days ago


Still trying to eat little pink shoe. Help her.

2589 days ago
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