Britney's Breakdown: Everyone's Got an Opinion

Stars can't stop talking about Britney Spears' latest spree of bizarre behavior. Shortly after her Jan. 3 breakdown and two-night stint in the hospital, the fallen pop star skipped a crucial hearing in her child custody case with ex-husband Kevin Federline, which led a court commissioner to rule that Spears can't see her two sons until another hearing in February.

Since then, she's been spotted all over town on the arm of her purported new boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib, going on shopping sprees and hitting Hollywood clubs.

Now, a new batch of celebrities is sounding off on Spears.

Movie star and fellow mom Demi Moore offered some sympathy for Spears, who's been relentlessly followed by the paparazzi and media: "No one has seen it worse than Britney Spears," Moore, 45, told V magazine. "How can anyone see that and think that's an OK way to expect anybody to live, no matter where they're at in their life? ... I do think the boundaries could use a little reshaping, redefining what an invasion of privacy is."

"American Idol" alum Clay Aiken echoed 2007's oft-viewed YouTube plea of die-hard Spears fan Chris Crocker: "We have a presidential election going on, and for whatever reason, this is what people are interested in," he told "Entertainment Tonight," Thursday. "I think that is probably the saddest thing. Leave her alone, just leave her alone."

Rosie O'Donnell, the always opinonated former "View" moderator, weighed in on the Spears situation on her blog, comparing her to another famous woman who was hounded by the paparazzi, Princess Diana. "She will be trying to get away, but they will chase her, just as they chased her into that church yesterday," O'Donnell wrote on her Jan. 15 blog, the day after Spears skipped a child custody hearing to go to lunch and church. "There were dozens of them, jostling their way into the sanctuary, elbowing past each other, just to creep closer to her. Even her last-minute, folded-hand prayers can't be kept sacred. There can be no silent moments in a crowd; no silence, and no secrets."

Former "America's Next Top Model" judge and ex-model Janice Dickinson had harsher words for the pop star and her mom. "My opinion on Britney Spears, is Mrs. [Lynne] Spears should be jailed. Britney's mom is responsible for all this stuff going on," Dickinson told "Access Hollywood," Jan. 13. As for Spears, "I'd slap her silly!" she said. But the former alcohol addict, now in recovery, continued, "I would beg Britney just to give it all up. I would say, 'You're rich enough! Give it up and try to focus on the two boys.' I seriously hope that Britney doesn't kill herself. I seriously hope that she doesn't damage herself."

Business mogul Donald Trump is hardly one to bite his tongue. He added his two cents on "The Insider": "This is Anna Nicole Smith all over again! Someone needs to help her. Five years ago, every teenager wanted to be just like her. She was so incredible, the cleanest, and so beautiful. She was the ultimate teen, and everybody just worshiped her. To see what's unfolding, being carried out in a stretcher, in an ambulance, not even knowing where she was, it's just really very sad."

  • 1
  • |
  • 2
  • |
  • 3
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...