Judge Denies Britney Spears’ Request

Adam Sandler is hosting basketball tryouts… The world’s top social media influencers… How Lisa Rinna REALLY feels… Bill Cosby goes free… and Judge Denies Britney Spears’ Request to Remove Father From Conservatorship

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Adam Sandler loves basketball, so it’s about time he made a basketball movie! Adam is looking for “highly skilled” basketball players who also know how to act for his new Netflix movie, “Hustle.” You must be male, 18 to 30 years old, and you can’t already be playing in the NCAA. Tryouts will be held in a couple weeks in Delaware with filming set to begin at the end of August. In the movie, Adam will play an American basketball scout who is unjustly fired after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player abroad. He then brings the player to the U.S. to prove that they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA.

For the fifth year, Hopper HQ has released their Instagram Rich List. This is how much they believe celebrities can charge for a single Instagram post based on how many followers they have, how often they post, average engagement, and what’s happening in the industry right now. For the first time, Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list. Hopper HQ says he could earn up to $1.6M per post — the highest amount in Instagram Rich List history! Granted, it’s only 5 years of history, but still…Coming in second is Dwayne Johnson, who can earn up to $1.52M per post. Ariana Grande is third with $1.51M, followed by Kylie Jenner with $1.49M and Selena Gomez with $1.47M.

Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin have been seeing each other since October. Last night on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” we finally got to see how Amelia’s mom, Lisa Rinna, felt about the relationship when it was just getting started. What aired last night was filmed around Christmas, so the relationship was still very new. Lisa was explaining to Erika Jayne that her then 19-year-old daughter told her initially that she and 38-year-old Scott were just friends. But later, paparazzi caught pictures of them being handsy at the beach and that’s when Amelia came clean to her mom. Lisa told Erika, “It’s a what the (BLANK) moment. She’s 19! He’s 37 with three kids, hello!” Lisa said her husband Harry Hamlin was more calm about the situation, probably because when he was 28 he was in love with 44-year-old Ursula Andress. They even had a kid together. But later, Lisa said Harry initially thought Scott was 27, not 38.

We all thought that 83-year-old Bill Cosby would die behind bars, but no. About 2.5 years into his 3-10 year sentence, Bill Cosby is back home with his wife. By a vote of 4-3, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Bill’s conviction yesterday based on a couple of technicalities. Back in 2005, Bill made a verbal deal with the DA that if he gave a deposition in a civil trial against his initial accuser Andrea Constand, he would not be criminally charged in the future. During that deposition, Bill admitted to drugging women to “relax” them before having consensual relations with them. But fast forward to 2018 and the new DA charged Bill with assaulting Andrea, breaking the verbal agreement the previous DA had made. Not only that, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that during the trial, it was “unduly prejudicial” to allow five women to testify that Bill had also assaulted them. So the fact that Bill is free does not mean he is innocent, even though he still claims to be.

Last week, Britney Spears pleaded with the judge to end her conservatorship, claiming her father and conservatorship team has been abusing her for years. But yesterday, Britney got some bad new. Her father and the conservatorship remain as is, for now. Back in November, Britney’s lawyer requested to suspend Jamie and replace him with a financial institution called the Bessemer Trust. The judge denied the request at the time, saying that even if the Bessemer Trust was added as a co-conservator, it would be alongside Jamie. However, Britney’s lawyer never filed the necessary follow ups. That means everyone has been assuming the Bessemer Trust was already acting as co-conservator, but they haven’t been. Jamie has been sole conservator of Britney’s finances all this time. After last week’s testimony, Britney’s lawyer finally got around to filing this week, and the judge approved the Bessemer Trust being added as co-conservator — but once again specifically denied the removal of Jamie. Now, Britney’s lawyer is expected to file a new request for her to be freed. Britney responded to all this by posting videos of her dancing and modeling bikinis.

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