Britney Spears has joined her fans’ #FreeBritney movement, going to court in an attempt to modify the conservatorship that gives her father, Jamie, control over many aspects of her life, TMZ.com reported this week. Spears, 37, accused her father in a closed-court hearing last week of committing her to a mental health facility where she was forced to take prescription drugs against her will, the website said. Spears spent 30 days at the Los Angeles facility last month to help her cope with an emotional downturn, which the singer attributed to the serious health issues facing Jamie, 66. Now Spears reportedly wants adjustments made to the conservatorship, imposed 11 years ago after she suffered a widely publicized mental health crisis. Spears and her parents agreed last week to have an expert evaluate them and their relationship.
NBA star Kristaps Porzingis was involved in a physical altercation involving several people this week outside a club in his hometown of Liepaja, Latvia. A bystander’s video shows the Dallas Mavericks’ 7-foot-3 forward with a bloody cut on his forehead and a torn T-shirt, reportedly after a handful of Russians jumped Porzingis, 23, and a group of his friends. In the resulting brawl, one of Porzingis’ friends was punched in the face and temporarily lost his pulse. “I’ll send your asses back to Russia,” Porzingis yelled as he tried to get at the men. Porzingis reportedly did not suffer additional injuries after being hit with a chair.
Alyssa Milano drew mixed reviews last week after responding to the wave of states’ anti-abortion laws by calling for a “#SexStrike” on Twitter. The 46-year-old actress turned activist popularized the “Me too” rallying cry and now says, “Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy,” adding, “JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.” The tweet quickly drew more than 40,000 “likes,” though many women objected. “Bribing men for equal rights with access to our bodies is not how feminism works,” one tweeted. Milano’s husband, agent David Bugliari, said the #SexStrike was “working just fine.” ■