Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Britney Spears Engagement Is Making Me Sad


Does anyone think it is a coincidence that as soon as Britney Spears' tour ends and she won't be doing anything more interesting for awhile than making daily Starbucks runs that this whole engagement thing is announced. First of all we all knew it way before Britney did and then this engagement/birthday party for Jason was already planned in Vegas. I feel like Britney is kind of sleepwalking through this whole thing like she does her concerts. I want to make it clear I have nothing against Britney. I just think she has given up and that people tell her what to do and where to go and she follows along behind them and does it. I don't feel Britney anymore. I feel like she has lost herself and her identity and has become some kind of soulless corporation like McDonald's. It is not her fault. I just think her people and her dad have drilled out the personality in flavor of a huge portion of blandness. Look at the photo above. "Ok, Britney, we need you to kiss Jason. Remember he is your future husband. You like kissing him. Oh, and show the engagement ring to everyone. Do this at the same time." Do you see any emotion in that kiss? You can give a peck and there be emotion. I see none.

40 comments:

Jessica said...

Agree 1000%. She seems to be a zombie now and I think Jason is completely taking advantage. I think while he might have made fairly decent money being a rep at WME, he is thinking of nothing but $$. I think Britney got with him entirely by circumstance. He was. always. there. So of course she's going to end up fooling around.
Remember those pap shots awhile back of them fighting and Britney in tears? I can't stop thinking about that when I see these engagement posts everywhere.

Kraymond19 said...

"LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!!!!"

Just kidding... couldn't help myself.

Syko said...

I feel sorry for her too. She's so medicated and beaten down. I never felt like there was any passion there like she had for KFed, that he was just convenient. Now she's making this commitment to him. Probably pop out another baby or two, and then deal with the drama of another marriage ending. She needs to be out of show business and living a quiet life somewhere.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

I guess I really never thought of Britney being this way until I started reading this site.

It is so sad but it makes how she appears publicly, make more sense to me at least.

I've said before - I feel like, in some ways, I can identify with Brit. I'm a few months younger than her & you could probably say I've almost mirrored her the past 10+ years, minus the fame & fortune. Oh, and I absolutely ADORE her.

But yeah, this is sad stuff. Glad Enty posted this & everything else he (?) does.

ChasingHeaven said...

It's the medication. It's sad because she needs the meds and spirals out of control without it. What can you do?

Miss X said...

The body language in that photo does make me think she's not really into him.

Poor Britney. Her life makes me sad.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I don't think her dad is "controlling" her personality, but he is safeguarding her health and her assets. It's easy to forget that before Daddy took over and got her the help she needs, that she wasn't showering regularly, was not caring for her kids, and Sam Lufti was moving in as hard and fast as he could. Like ChasingHeaven said above, she has to have those meds. I think Daddy Spears catches a bad rap....but who really knows?

Jasmine said...

TOTALLY AGREE ENTY!!!

This was actually my exact reaction from yesterday's post about her engagement she hinted at on twitter.

I think Jason is shady, looks immensely controlling and weird and there have been too many reports about him about abuse and other things from his past.

I think the way Britney's parents swooped in and saved her is true- they did- BUT once her dad began to be allowed to make the unbelievable 100s of thousands of dollars off her that the dumb ass court allowed- I think his stake in making sure his daughter was okay became more convoluted and now she truly is a McDonalds franchise to those around her, becuase they are so heavily invested in her name/brand.

What with Xtina also crumbling with her bloated drunk ass...I am feeling very sorry for the old Mickey Mouse crew of women right now.

Fame is just not fucking worth it, I'll keep my personality and freedom and privacy, thanks.

Britney is like Jack Nicolson's character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest now, ***shiver

Gypsy said...

Any agreement to marry that supersedes the application to rule one's own life, is a dandy mistake.

Jasmine said...

btw- meds may be important for her to maintain a daily life but jesus- people who are fucking schizophrenic and doped up on lithium are more coherent than this chick.

She looks completely over medicated.

nancer said...

i don't get it. would you prefer to see her wandering the streets in a daze, or maybe shaving her head?

maybe it's just not that interesting to you when someone acts reasonably normal. as for me, i'm not assuming she's doing things she doesn't want to do. i'm hoping it means she's matured and isn't nuts anymore.

Rose said...

You're right nancer. I think people don't really understand mental illness and the treatments or side effects. Sometimes you have to make the choice of feeling nothing or being flat than having such extreme lows or manic episodes.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

@Nancer & @Rose - I sort of agree with what you both said but the wrong combo of meds can be just as bad as none/too much.

Personally, I had to stop ALL Rx meds to feel "normal" while a very good friend of mine feels her best on the combination of meds she's on now.

It's important to trust your doctor and make sure you don't hide anything from them, otherwise NOBODY can help.

All that aside, I do agree her personality seems a million times different than it was 10 years ago.

RenoBlondee said...

She does seem over medicated to me too. I wish her the best, she seems nice enough. You don't hear about her being a diva or being crappy acting to people.
It's awful having a mental illness. I've mentioned before my ex husband is bipolar, so I know how hard it is. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Anotheramy said...

How quickly we forget her driving around in a pink wig getting coffee and using gas station bathrooms without sleeping for days at a time. All that passion may have very well been a side effect of bi polar disorder. Now that shes heavily medicated and counciled this calmer saner Britney may be the real thing.

Gypsy said...

There has GOT to be an in between of Pink wig and Over medicated. I just don't think that marriage should be a priority for anyone under a conservatorship. Maybe she doesn't want control but that in itself is a caution against marrying.

xoApril said...

I can't agree with any of this, Enty. I do agree with nancer. I remember when she was the LiLo of 2007-2008. I've seen pap shots of Britney and Jason alone, on vacation. They seem happy and she seems herself. Cannot compare her relationship with Jason to Kevin and her passion for Kevin. We all change with age/experience.

This if anything proves to me that Enty is a female with the way he/she has written about Britney. Definitely a female perspective/attitude.

timebob said...

I get the feeling Britney would rather be with a 22 y/o hot dancer. But this is who her father approves of and this is who she is stuck with. Making decisions was never one of Britney's strong suits as we have all seen.

Jasmine said...

amen Gypsy!

Priscilla said...

No one knows what it is like to be Britney but Britney and very few people know what the effect of her obvious mental illness is in her family's and kid's life. It is none of our business, actually. Mental illness is a sad and tragic thing. May her life be the best it can be under the circumstances. And if it is the conservatorship which has kept her on an even keel, then I'm glad it is there, even if it makes it less interesting for gossip columnists.

Endora said...

Good God, even that wack job gets married before me (pours another glass of wine and lights up a cigarrete while in her pjs at 7PM)

Me said...

^^ LOL Endora. Remember, this is (at least) her 3rd trip down the aisle.

Why would Brit get married AGAIN? Do. Not. Get. It.

parissucksliterally said...

I truly pity her.
She was the hottest thing on the planet for years, and now besides totally losing her looks, it looks like she lost her soul too.

i wish they'd just let here retire, and live off her interest for the rest of her life. She has plenty of money. she could even save some, if she stops wasting $25,000/ month renting houses and moving every 2 years.

Ms Cool said...

I commend her dad for taking care of her and turning her life around. We don't know what her medical condition is or the drugs she is taking. I just hope she is happy.

Sis said...

Ita with Ms Cool. I hope Britney is happy and healthy, the girl has gone to hell and back in such a short life span, I wish her well.

Wil said...

She has really severe Bi-Polar disorder, so I assume she is on some really major psych meds. My Dad is also a severe Bi-Polar and his meds - Depakote primarily - really gutted his emotions and personality. So I think that is what is lending itself to the "sleepwalking through life" deal we see with Britney.

I hope she is happy and does not get taken for a ride with this guy. My big fear is a few years go by. this guy get control of the conservatorship and suddenly he is gone with all her money. Hopefully if and when there is a change, they will assign an independent party to administer her life so she stays safe and financially secure.

Char said...

I have a suspicion that she may have had some electro shock therapy when she was being treated for her psychosis. I have a friend that had to have it (it is used basically as a last resort now) and while it did fix his very serious and untreatable depression, he is the same now as Britney, kinda souless, without personality and needs a lot more help with life than he used to before he got sick. (though not as much as he needed when he was severly depressed I should add). So, I just hope that this is a good guy who is willing and able to take care of her, because I don't think she's ever going to be able to be fully functioning again. I hope he's not just around for the money, but I suspect that he might be. Sad.

sunshine said...

this is all for her to eventually fade away.....he is a tool!

0 said...

I love Britney, and have nothing but good wishes for her. She's been through a lot, and I too think she is heavily medicated and I don't wish that on anyone. Going through a meltdown like hers so publicly while trying to raise two kids sounds like hell to me.

Hopefully third time's the charm for her. I've seen tons of other pictures of the two of them and they look happy and in love to me. This is just one crappy pic, it means nothing.

Henriette said...

This really saddens me because it reminds me of my roommate when I was living in LA. He was the BEST, but he had bi-polar disorder and now is like Britney. He just walks through life with no color or nuance, and it is hard to really have a connection with him. I think that's what happened to Britney. Her mental illness was/is so severe that she has to be heavily medicated. It is just very sad.

MadLyb said...

I'm buying into the conspiracy. I think that this engagement was "predestined" by the people who have the most to gain. I don't know what to think about this anymore. Greed, power and money seem to be ruling our world right now.

Dishtlk said...

I've said it before and i'll say it again, I LOVE her. I wasn't a fan of this Jason guy at first but he's kinda grown on me... I would love to see a Kevin type passion but like someone said above that could just be a maturity thing now. I wish her all the best. I still say she should start doing Vegas show for a few weeks 3-4 times a year!
And as for the lack of emotion in that picture, how long do you think they had to hold that pose? It gets awkward after a while. I wish there was more of a candid shot to see them interacting.

zeldafitzgerald said...

if this is true, then someone needs to mount a rescue posse

Principessa said...

Dude, Federline was a dirtbag but he was pretty hot, in a hatefuck kinda way. This guy looks like Sam Merlotte's older brother, except, probably not a shapeshifter. I've found that the hotter the sex is with a guy, the less appropriate a partner they probably are.
Overmedicated Britney is undoubtedly a more stable person and competent parent than Crazy Britney, so I'm on team O.B. She can't stay under her fathers conservatorship forever, and she does need someone stable and supportive to manage her affairs. She is an empire, and she will continue to generate vast amounts of income for the rest of her life, and I guess that's probably a role her fiancee is going to fulfill. At least she's not shaving her head and showing us her cooch anymore.

Lelaina Pierce said...

^You just made me laugh really hard! I have always thought Jason looked like Sam. :)

I feel sorry for Britney, too. She probably is over medicated but then we saw what happened when she was off the meds.

Sean said...

Is Britney even allowed legally to get married? I would think with the guardianship, she is legally a child. Unable to make such a choice.

As for Britney. I do feel sorry for a bi-polar borderline retarded girl who had everything. Sure her parents pimped her out. Literally. I mean, she had no talent. None. Someone decided to make her a star. And Britney, being incredibly stupid and spoiled, couldn't handle it. Her little sister decided to get off that ride. Britney gets to ride it until the end. Which will be fairly soon. Hopefully, she won't take anyone else with her. Remember the barricaded in the house with the gun and the kids?

Do I have some sympathy? Sure. But, there are 7 billion people on earth. Most of them in misery. Have some priorities. And we will have another drug addicted former Disney child star to laugh at and pretend to be sad for soon enough.

linnea said...

Yeah, how on earth can she agree to marry someone? Legally, she is not able to testify or handle her own affairs. I read that a family lawyer confirmed that the marriage will officially be an affair between Jason an Jamie, because B can't make those decisions on her own. I have no idea if she is happy or not, overly medicate or not. But it makes me sad to think that she can't make any decisions about her own life.

Lioness70 said...

She's overmedicated, we all know that, but the alternative sucks just as much.

Her bipolar might have been dormant for years, but having her kids threw her delicate chemical balance waaaaaaay off. I know. Same thing happened to me. I'm not bipolar - I have pure O OCD - which came and went for years, but got really bad after I had kids.

I'm only on one med, Paxil. I tried others, but they made me even crazier or, yep, like a zombie. I'm lucky that I feel like myself.

I feel bad for her. Maybe she'll step out of the spotlight like her sister did and try to have as sane of a life as possible.

parissucksliterally said...

I want her to be happy, I just pray she does not have any more children. For their sake.

Melissa said...

Please, they've been engaged or seriously thinking about since summer when the rumors first started. This isn't something new. He was at jewelers back then too. It's actually pretty nice that they didn't use it to promote her tour or album.