Britney Spears' dad retains control of her affairs

Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:13pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The father of troubled pop star Britney Spears will retain control over her affairs for about three more weeks, a court official ruled on Thursday.

Jamie Spears was granted "temporary conservatorship" over his 26-year-old daughter's affairs some two weeks ago when she was in a Los Angeles hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Los Angeles Court Commissioner Reva Goetz has now extended that conservatorship -- which gives him control over her business, finances and some personal affairs -- until March 10, according to celebrity Web site

The site also said that Spears' brother Bryan, 30, was been named trustee of his sister's trust.

Spears' life has spun out of control for more than a year since her break-up with ex-husband Kevin Federline with whom she is battling for visitation rights to their two sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.

In recent months, the Louisiana native has been photographed wearing pink wigs and talking in a British accent as she traveled around Los Angeles with her self-styled manager, Sam Lutfi.

In January, Spears was hospitalized for psychiatric care twice, and court officials slapped a restraining order against Lutfi to keep him away from the singer.

Last week Jamie and Lynne Spears, Britney's mother, said in a statement they believed "her life is presently at risk," and in court documents they claimed "Mr. Lutfi drugged Britney" and controlled her life.

(Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Sandra Maler)

<p>Jamie Spears, the father of pop singer Britney Spears, talks with two police officers at the entrance of the Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, California in this file photo from January 4, 2008. REUTERS/Hector Mata</p>