Britney Spears

Britney Spears’ ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears' former manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny reached the decision after hearing testimony from the ex-manager, 44-year-old Sam Lutfi, and from Spears' father, James Spears, who has controlled his daughter's money and affairs via a court-ordered conservatorship for 11 years.

Penny rejected arguments from Lutfi's attorney, Marc Gans, that the order is an unconstitutional restraint on his client's free speech, calling Lufi's testimony evasive and extending the temporary restraining order she first issued on May 8.

Gans said outside court that they are considering an appeal.Read more on

Britney Spears Signs On For Two More Years In Vegas

Great news for all the Britney Spears fans out there: the "Work B**ch" singer has just extended her Las Vegas contract. So if you haven't made it out to the land of casinos and hotels to see her play (or even if you have), you'll have two more years' worth of chances. That's right, two years. The 33-year-old performer made the big announcement at her show on Wednesday night at the Axis at Planet Hollywood. "I have some big news tonight," Spears said to the crowd. "Usually, I get you guys to help me count to three, but tonight I want you to help me count to two because I’m going to be in Vegas for two more years!”Lucky for us, the whole announcement is on Instagram. Just check it out below! Two more years!!!!!!!!! A video posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Sep 9, 2015 at 11:05pm PDTAlso on HuffPost: For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.