Britney Spears Leaves Rehab
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2007 12:00 PM EST
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2007 02:10 PM EST UPDATED
By Frank Swertlow
A day after entering Promises, a residential rehab facility in Malibu, Britney Spears has checked out of the treatment center, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
"It was against their advice," says the source. "If she comes back for treatment, Promises will have to assess the situation. Sometimes people come back, but it doesn't look good."
Promises is not a locked-down facility, so a patient is able to leave the program if he or she wants to.
Entertainment Tonight and TMZ.com were first to report that Spears had left rehab.
On Tuesday, Spears's manager, Larry Rudolph, told PEOPLE the singer had "voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed rehab facility today."
Over the weekend, Spears, 25, shaved her head, got two new tattoos and was spotted partying in West Hollywood.
Last week, she visited Eric Clapton's Crossroads Centre in Antigua but left after just one day and headed to Florida, a source told PEOPLE at the time.
Alison's note - there have so many rumors and reports about this it's hard to keep up. I'm posting this rumor because if true it's pretty significant and it involves Kevin.
Britney's Been Spotted!
This is still unconfirmed, but we just received a tip that Britney Spears is at an office building in West Hollywood RIGHT NOW (9119 Sunset Blvd, which is near the Chateau Marmont, where another source told PerezHilton.com Britney was at earlier today).
Spears it apparently at the law office of Barry Tarlows (a defense attorney) wearing her 2 dollar blonde wig with a brown hat and some brown haired assistant-looking girl.
No clue what she's doing there.
Update: Britney is reportedly "flipping out" because Kevin Federline won't let her see their two boys, sources tell us.
Britney, wearing a blonde wig and brown hat, literally just left an office (believed to be that of criminal defense attorney Barry Tarlow) on Sunset Blvd.! Our crews are with her right now in Beverly Hills -- stay tuned for updates!
Britney Spears Lawyers Up
Britney Spears has lawyered up again -- this time, she met with the lawyer who represented Mel Gibson in his DUI case.
Sources say Spears went this morning to meet with Blair Berk, a prominent criminal defense lawyer whose roster of clients includes Lindsay Lohan, Halle Berry, Tracy Morgan and others.
We do not know why Spears chose to meet with Berk, although it's unlikely it has anything to do with her divorce. In her divorce case, Spears is repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser.
Spears could have met with Berk on a civil matter, as Berk handles both civil and criminal matters. Interestingly, Berk once repped Reese Witherspoon in her battle with hard-driving paparazzi. It's possible Spears went to Berk for similar reasons.