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Time for a Good Ol' Intervention

1/29/2008 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has been reporting for weeks that Britney's family and some professionals in her life have been planning a "creative way" to deal with her mental problems. It looks like the time has arrived.

Sources told TMZ "if it happens," it should happen this week. Last night, Brit's mom, Lynne, her dad, Jamie, cousin Alli, as well as Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib all showed up at Britney's house and were all there at the same time.

Brit's mom and dad (and others) have known for months that a bipolar disorder -- and not substance abuse -- is at the root of her problems. They cannot involuntarily commit her (impossible under these circumstances) and Brit has refused to voluntarily enter a hospital or even undergo evaluation for the problem. But now the plan is underway.

Here's what's significant: Britney has not spoken to her mom for a while -- no contact at all. Last night, Britney and Lynne (along with Sam) left the house at one point and went to the drugstore, so it seems they are now interacting.

There were signs last night that Britney didn't feel as warm toward her dad, that she didn't want anything to do with him.

This move has been in the planning stages for well over a month. It should begin to unfold IF Britney cooperates, and that is the wild card.

BTW, this "creative" intervention is different from what her divorce lawyers pitched to Commissioner Scott Gordon last week. They are not involved in this one.

Stay tuned ...


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I really hope Britney can get the help she needs. I know a lot of people with bipolar disorder and one of the toughest things to do sometimes is get them on or to take their meds. Hopefully this is the turning point she needs to get better.

2426 days ago


I agree...there are too many people sucking the life out of that young woman. I am no fan of hers, frankly I am into classic rock and roll and just don't get the so called pop stars of today....Britney, J-Lo, etc. But what I do see is a woman who has never had a childhood, who has been the answer to her mother's dream, a celebrity and star...someone to live her fantasies. Another child star pays the price. And sadly she has made a mess of her life for too long. All the hanger-oners and free loaders....supporting parents and god knows who else...a jerk who has the kids but I suspect he is in it for the money...and she was smart enough to have a pre-nup! i just hope she comes to her senses and gets help for whatever her problem is and privately. She is a troubled human being.

2426 days ago


YES! Drugs are answer!

High five!

2426 days ago



What is important in life is not fame, material things and money, but our children and the love and compassion we give to them and others. You can’t take your homes and your money with you when you die… they mean nothing in the big picture. Your fame means nothing to God. If I were you, and I know you don’t want to do this, but for your sake and your kid’s sakes, check into a mental facility for observation or testing. I know it is hard to do… but this is a sacrifice you should make for your kids. Just do it and you will see how your life will become more enjoyable than you ever thought possible. Make peace with yourself and with your family and with Kevin. Seek the guidance of someone who has nothing to gain from helping you, but just truly wants to see you get a healthy state of mind and back on the right track. Move to a peaceful place with limited traffic and people. This doesn’t have to be too far from Kevin that you wouldn’t be able to see your kids. Learn about yourself and be a good person inside and out. You can transform yourself into a beautiful person on the inside and out. Surround yourself with personal trainers, yoga instructors, masseuses and health gurus, not paparazzi and people who want to control or pillage you. Become addicted to finding inner peace and becoming a better person. You can do it! Read about the Dali Lama’s teachings. I am not saying to become Buddhist; I am just saying many people who believe in other religions, such as Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, etc… also follow the teachings of the Dali Lama because he emphasizes inner peace… that is what you need. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can not do…. You decide to put yourself in a treatment facility because you want to get better… not because you were tricked into doing so. You get better for your own will to be a good mother. You get better for you. Please, I pray that you decide to undergo treatment because I know that you would benefit from it and love the life you could have. You will look back on his time and wonder how that person ever existed and be so grateful for everything you have that matters… your kids, your family, your health and your clear mind. I pray for you.

2426 days ago

Susan B    

I want Britney to get the help she needs and have her babies back. She did not deserve to lose them in the first place. Good luck Britney............Do whatever you need to..........stick with it. I am praying for you.

2426 days ago

Prince Von A-Hole    

My gosh. Just a trip to the store and there are helocopters in the air. I think the slimey so called media known as gossip tabs are the ones who are insane. I wonder if any of those choppers said TMZ on the side.
Leave that poor child alone.

2426 days ago


Hey, is there anyone else out there, that is so tirerd of politics. The Democrats take our money, give it away to the lazy people (not talking about the elderly or people with real problems) who just suck off the government like a pig, the Republicans take our money, and give tax breaks and incentives to the richest people in the country, who are the last people who need it, meanwhile the 80% of us who get up and go to work get screwed. Could you imagine if the has a candidate, white, black, woman, man, whoever, that had nothing to do with politics, nothing to do with Washington D.C. and just went in and cleaned house, and did what was right for the majority of working people. Who is our candidate. How do we do this? Everyone I talk too says the same thing, tired of both sides, because one way or another, both sides are screwing the majority of people that work. Ok, had to get that off my chest!

2425 days ago


Thanks for all the great heartfelt advice!

I didn't know what to do until you made it so clear.

Ya'll can stop worrying now.

2425 days ago


If it is intervention, and not some sort of Hillbilly family reunion, then good luck Britney.

2425 days ago


#56 Elle, you "speculated" wrong! The paps are always camped outside of Britney's residence, 24/7 and therefore did not need to be called by anyone!! And it was reported by all news outlets that the court monitor called the police. Second, Britney's "poor image in the media" and looking "like a nut case" are all her own doing. KFed and his lawyers had nothing to do with it. You are one of those Kevin bashers who point the finger at him for all of her problems in order to divert the blame from the source---Britney herself. And swaying public opinion against her?? Please, what does that accomplish? The only ones that matter are the commissioner and the others involved, like the monitor, the parenting coach, etc, who are involved personally with the parties involved. Public opinion has nothing to do with anything. You obviously spend too much time speculating on Kevin and what he does than is healthy. Look to the source of it all---Britney and her actions, orchestrated by no one but herself. As to the charge of him "destroying her" with allegations of drug use, I don't believe he ever made those allegations in public, but plenty of others did, people who knew her and were around to observe her. Yet, on this site every day, people say the same about him, tho people who know him say he's only ever smoked pot, never did hard drugs. Seems SHE'S the one who went to rehab at the urging of her parents and then-manager, not him!! Wake up and smell the coffee, as they say.

2425 days ago


It's past time, Britney.

She probably knows, and has known for quite some time, that she needs professional help. BUT she still has to ask for it and accept it. She has everyone's attention now, which should ease some of her obsessive narcissistic need.

Time to set the ego aside and get it done.

2425 days ago


Her illness explains everything about her behavior. People should now move on and let her get the help she needs.

2425 days ago


I'm only here waiting for her to CRASH and BURN, and I hope that TMZ will have pictures and video of it. I love watching a good accient!!
There's no other reason for anyone to be interested in this story other than wanting to see her ultimate demise.

2425 days ago


I am hopeful that with her family there she can try and get the help she needs. I am so happy to see some movement in a better direction. Good luck Britney!

2425 days ago

Be kind to animals    

This is not going to work. You cannot force someone to change. They want to have to do it themselves. The only way she's going to change, is if ALL media completely ignores her. She loves the attention she's getting. All media outlets should turn off their cameras and vow to never take another photo of her until she straightens out her life.

2425 days ago
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