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Daddy Spears -- Dr. Phil is a "God"

1/6/2008 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The only member of Britney Spears' immediate family to stay by her side was her dad, Jamie -- and he broke down in tears just after she ditched the hospital on Saturday.

"Jamie was really upset," a source tells People. "He was in tears. When he got to the house and realized the situation there, it broke him down." Apparently, Brit's mom Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn went back home to Louisiana before the whole thing erupted, so dad Jamie was Brit's sole support.

And what did he do for her? Brought Dr. Phil in to blindside Brit, because, as one source puts it, Jamie considers him "a god." Phil, reports People, told Jamie Spears that letting Brit go was "one of the worst decisions that could have been made."

Snipes Tries to Get Outta Town, Again


Wesley Snipes is trying one more time to have his federal tax evasion trial moved out of Ocala, Fla. Again.

For the third time, Snipes' lawyers filed a motion with a federal appeals court in Atlanta, to try to get his trial moved from Ocala, where he says racial prejudice would prevent him from getting a fair one. They also filed a motion to have the trial delayed -- it is scheduled to begin Jan. 14.

The federal indictment charges Snipes with fraudulently claiming refunds of almost $12 million in 1996 and 1997, and with failure to file returns from 1999 to 2004.

Party Favors: "Flavor," "Tila" Winners Cry Foul on Shows ... Original "Gladiators" Talk Painkillers, Hookups


The winners of VH1's "Flavor of Love" and "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" are heartbroken, reports the New York Post, saying that they got stone-cold ditched by stars Flavor Flav and Tequila after they "won" their respective celebreality shows. Flav's winner, Deelishis, says Flav never called, and Tila's guy, Bobby Banhart, couldn't even get her number. ... "American Gladiators" returns to TV tonight, and some of the original warriors tell Maxim magazine (via Gatecrasher) of the debauched good 'ol days. Raye "Zap" Hollitt says it was a painkiller "free-for-all," with plenty of Vicodin and Percocet around. Meanwhile, Lee "Hawk" Reherman says there was plenty of hooking up -- especially among the babes.

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