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Bitter Fight Over Brit in Hospital

1/31/2008 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsTMZ has learned there is a bitter fight underway as this story is published. It's taking place in the halls of UCLA Medical Center. As of right now, Jamie and Lynne Spears have been told they are not calling the shots in making medical decisions on behalf of Britney. Right now, it appears Sam Lutfi is in the driver's seat, but that could all change.

Sources tell us after Britney's stay at Cedars earlier this month, she had her lawyers draft paperwork making it clear she did not want her parents involved in making medical decisions on her behalf. We're told her dad had gone ballistic back then, screaming and swearing at Lutfi -- even pushing him -- in front of Britney.

As to what paperwork was signed, the cleanest thing would be if Britney signed a durable power of attorney, giving someone power to make medical decisions on her behalf in an emergency. We are told no such document was signed, but somehow Britney made it clear she wanted Lutfi to make those decisions.

Right now, the doctors at UCLA are working with Lutfi and not the parents, but lawyers have been called and the tension in the air is thick. We're told Jamie was screaming at Sam in the hallway, accusing him of trying to control his daughter's mind.

As for Britney, we're told she's not only calm, the doctors have just given her a "cigarette break!"

Stay tuned.

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DAWN    

EVERY BODY JUST PLEASE LEAVE BRITTNEY ALONE AND LET HER GET HELP, OR DO YOU ALL WANT TO SEE HER DIE!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE HAS KIDS FOR GPD SAKES, THEY NEED THEY'RE MOMMY!!!!!! WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU BRIT. GET BETTER,

2366 days ago
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Tammy also a mom of 2    

Britney,
I have always thought you were pretty awesome!!! I also think that EVERYONE in their lifetime needs a break- you have had a rough few years, and that is enough to need a break- you have 2 beautiful boys, they love you and need you terribly, however you need to take care of "MOMMY" and get your self some much needed rest- Kevin may not be the right one to raise those children, but he is their father and Im sure he will look after them so that yoou can become the mommy they need- you are a wonderful person, and a VERY talented one, piss on what the world thinks of you, because unless they are walking in your shoes they DONT HAVE A CLUE what it is to be you, you ask GOD for strength, patience, tolerance, and understanding, you will come out on top!!! Sean, and Jayden will love you for doing your best!!! God help those who have condemned you, because I see you getting the help you need and becoming a better mother, person, woman and POPSTAR than ever- Go Britney Spears- you will be what noone expects- I do believe that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2366 days ago
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WENEEDTOPRAYFORBRITNEY    

Does anyone remember how Britney behaved after she gave birth to her first son? Like a responsible mother while her HUSBAND was out all night having a good ole time,making crappy rap songs(poor thing)and spending HER MONEY!!!!!!! She was HOME with her babies forming a bond with them. This makes me want to cry. The only reason I'm not is because I don't know her personally. All this negative media is really hurting her. The same paps who claimed they loved her are basically making fun of her,pushing her deeper into depression. This beautiful girl is DEPRESSED!! Her career is about her singing talent and looks but she smokes and has terrible eating habits;she is depressed. Her family is like any family except she is in the public eye(ALL DAY AND NIGHT). She has small children who will suffer because of this.Some say that this is the price Brit had to pay since K FED had a child on the way by another woman when they first got together but come on, that is nothing new. That is the fastest way to make a guy run huh? He stuck with Britney because she is BRITNEY SPEARS. M O N E Y now he hit the lottery. He should be by her side since she made he whoever he is today. He would look like a for real father if he did. Forget the bodyguards and bring the children to see her and why does he need a bodyguard? The longer he stays hidden the sooner he will be forgotten because the story is about her. I believe she will come back and find her own identity. She is a very young person going through things that a forty year woman probably could not handle. With that being said people should really cut her a break.

2366 days ago
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siobhan    

Wake up people. She is demonstrating all the behaviors that go with meth use and abuse.

2366 days ago
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Celestial star    

I think Britney should be allowed to have her boyfriend by her side. Whos to judge him, no one really knows him well enough to judge him. Britney is going through something publicly that people go through privately every day. She did not make a fool of herself. She showed she is human. I say those that have never made a mistake in their life, those who think they are perfect i guess you are the ones judging her. It could happen to anyone of us if we were genetically predisposed. More people should learn to empathize and not judge, to love really love other people whether they know them or not, walk a mile in their shoes. God bless you Britney you are in my prayers, prayers to god to the angels to whatever higher power you believe in.I know that there is love and it can heal.However one discribes it god, angels universe, surround Britney at this time. People pray in whatever way you feel comfortable for this beautiful spirit in her time of need.Celestialstar Victoria, BC Canada

2366 days ago
6.

killa'bro    

i want to bang her

2368 days ago
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Dmitri Davelle    

First

2368 days ago
8.

Davio    

a "cigarette break"? that's ludicrous. bunch of crazies out in Cali

2368 days ago
9.

Newsflash    

What the hell took so long! Maybe she'll get the help she needs.

But seriously... FOXNEWS just reported that they banned LA new choppers from filming the ambulance ride. What's up with that?

2368 days ago
10.

youngwill    

Why doesn't tmz just change their name to britneysgonnadieandwe'llbethecause.com?

2367 days ago
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tmz shut UP already!!    

ok, now i'm convinced that Sam Lufti is Britney's LIFE MANAGER.

2367 days ago
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jackie    

Finally, Britney is going to get the help that she so desperately needs. Mental illness is a scary thing. The press needs to back off and let this mentally ill girl get the help that is needed. I have never felt bad for her in the past. Now, though, I can't help but feel sad for her. She needs to get well again. Her babies need her. Good luck, Britney. My heart goes out to her parents too. Their hands are tied.

2367 days ago
13.

Lori B    

You go SAM!!!

2367 days ago
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tabitha    

Sam Lufti does not have her best interests at heart. I'm inclined to say her parents do more. Who the hell does he think he is? He has restraining orders and threat cases from other people. Why doesn't anyone think he may be threatening Britney behind closed doors and manipulating her and in her mental state, she doesn't know better and thinks he's really trying to help her? That's my opinion. I don't think it's her parents who are trying to hurt her. I think they are frustrated at not being able to do anything for their grown daughter.

2367 days ago
15.

donbear    

WOW! There'll be a shark frenzy on here today!

2367 days ago
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