The Unraveling Of Britney Spears

February 19th, 2007 // 19 Comments

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Britney Spears was working overtime this weekend, to make sure that none of us gossip bloggers enjoyed a slow, leisurely three-day weekend. But you know what? It was so worth it. With the poor thing in a crazy downward spiral ever since–well, damn, it’s been going on for such a while now, it’s hard to even remember when it started–it looks like maybe Britney is close to reaching rock bottom. That is, if her behavior over the weekend is any indication.

First, there were the reports of Britney checking into rehab for treatment at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads center in Antigua at the behest of her close circle of frustrated family and friends. Unfortunately, Brit-Brit only stayed for the course of a day and arrived back in Los Angeles Friday evening.

That night, at Esther’s Haircutting Studio in Tarzana, California, Britney showed up looking to shave all the hair off her head–real and otherwise. Owner of the salon, Esther Tognozzi, didn’t want to be the one responsible for buzzing the clearly emotionally distraught pop starlet, and says that Britney proceeded to do the deed on her own noggin and “showed little emotion” while doing it. Britney’s initial reaction to seeing her cue-ball for the first time was to say, “My mom is going to freak.”

The salon source says, “I don’t know what’s going on in her head, but she obviously is not very happy deep down, but she thought it would make her happy to have her head shaved. She didn’t say if she liked it or not, but she thought it would make her happy to do it so she did.”

As she headed out of the salon to face the media frenzy with her new do, Tognozzi asked Brit if her bald head represented a fresh start, to which Spears answered, “Something like that.” From there, Britney headed to Body & Soul Tattoo in Sherman Oaks later that evening, looking for a more permanent addition to the radical makeover she was clearly intent on having.

Shop employee Emily Wynne-Hughes tells Usmagazine.com that Britney arrived at the parlor agitated and, when asked why she shaved her head, replied, “I don’t want anyone touching me. I’m tired of everybody touching me.” Hughes adds, “She wasn’t making sense at all and you could tell she’s not in a good place at all, and that she is totally freaking out.”

The artwork Britney chose for her tattoo included a set of red and pink lips that now adorn her wrist and a black, white and pink cross, which she had placed on her lower hip.

Holy breakdown, Batman! If this woman thinks she is going to render me speechless with this stunt, then she…well, she…oh, who the hell am I kidding? I seriously have nothing to say to this.

Photos of a bald Britney Spears are after the jump.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Jaime

    I think she has post partum depression and stopped taking the meds cold turkey. Its happened to 2 women I know. You really hurt yourself and one side effect is you get really impulsive. I think her extensions were really hurting her (have you ever had them, they hurt SO bad!!) and taking them out hurts just as bad so she just had to have them out right then and there.

  2. S_M_G

    I think all women know that when you have a drastic hair change there is usually an underlying pschological reason for that. Whenever I get moody or down or dumped the first things I want to do is change my hair style/color.

    Shaving your head is pretty much hitting rock bottom. Somebody help this poor little girl! She is so young! And can you just “leave” rehab like that? I thought they locked you down! What the hell is this new trend of getting in and out of rehab?!?

  3. S_M_G

    >pschological reason

    Missing a y aren’t we :-)

  4. I’d like to know what the hell they were doing tattooing someone whom they say was clearly distraught? I would think that would open them up to all sorts of legal trouble if Britney wanted to pursue it when she gets her head together.

    Post-partum depression might explain some of it, but not everything. What about the 15-minute marriage? And what about K-Fed?! Neither act could be one ascribed to a sane person.

  5. S_M_G

    If they denied all “distraught” people from getting a tatto they would go bankrupt :P Most people wake up in the morning and find that they got a tattoo the previous night :)

    I don’t think it’s postpartum depression either. She is just lost. She thought getting married would make her happy, then when that didn’t she thought making babies would make her happy. But nothing seems to b

  6. S_M_G

    If they denied all “distraught” people from getting a tatto they would go bankrupt :P Most people wake up in the morning and find that they got a tattoo the previous night :)

    I don’t think it’s postpartum depression either. She is just lost. She thought getting married would make her happy, then when that didn’t she thought making babies would make her happy. But nothing seems to be working. So she shaved her head. Her mom has to lock her up somewhere before she kills herself.

  7. Loob

    I agree with ChristopherM. They should have refused to tattoo her, since she was so messed up.

    That hair salon lady is a bit of a skeez, selling off the hair shrapnel.

  8. Brunette

    i say, Let her do what she wants. I mean, its not like its drugs or anything. It’s a HAIRCUT! Yeah, okay, its Britney Spears, but at least she didnt go off the other end, and find her with a needle in a bathtub.

  9. laura

    Im the same age as Britney and right now i am happy that i have an ordinary 9 to 5 job and a good family that wouldnt let me spiral so horribly out of control as Britney’s seem to have done. It has been obvious for a while that she has been on the verge of a breakdown but I wouldn’t have guessed her doing this. Whether it is post-natal depression or something else, she is suffering from some kind of traumatic stress and these images are disturbing. A cry for attention maybe but unfortunately the position she is in living in Hollywood, the attention she is getting is definately the wrong kind. The girl needs to disapear for a while, get her head sorted and just chill out with her little sons and watch them gow up in a normal environment. Worry about the pop “career” and being one of the top 50 sexiest stars crap later on.

  10. laura

    Im the same age as Britney and right now i am happy that i have an ordinary 9 to 5 job and a good family that wouldnt let me spiral so horribly out of control as Britney’s seem to have done. It has been obvious for a while that she has been on the verge of a breakdown but I wouldn’t have guessed her doing this. Whether it is post-natal depression or something else, she is suffering from some kind of traumatic stress and these images are disturbing. A cry for attention maybe but unfortunately the position she is in living in Hollywood, the attention she is getting is definately the wrong kind. The girl needs to disapear for a while, get her head sorted and just chill out with her little sons and watch them gow up in a normal environment. Worry about the pop “career” and being one of the top 50 sexiest stars crap later on.

  11. You know, when i first saw this story this weekend, i thought, “C’est la Vie…”, but now
    seeing the pic of her shaving her head, she is clearly in a manic state. They need to grab this girl and get her help. Fast.

  12. kat

    I think she has done so much damage to her own hair she had no choice but to start over. Also, WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KEEP YOUR NAME IN THE PAPERS, ain’t no such thing as bad press where these losers are concerned. It won’t be long before Jessica, Paris and Lindsey do something to top that.

  13. Eleni

    kat I totally agree with you. I think her hair was so damaged by all the those extentions and coloring that it was better just to start completely over!

    I also think the breakdown was inevitable…too much at too young of an age has been known to hurt a lot of celebrities. I can’t help but wonder if her ex assistant’s letter was the final straw, the “tagic thing” that is being reported that happened to her. I can’t imagine what it is like not to know who you can trust to keep your secrets safe. Not to know if anyone loves you because they like the person you are and not because you are famous, rich and they can’t profit from you..k-fed, Issac…

    I can’t help but feel compassion for Britney and her boys. She just seems so sad and alone.

    Britney…please hang in there. You will get through this and you will be “Stronger”!

  14. homeless guy

    I think it’s a combination of post partum and her bullshit life. Her chance of meeting someone normal that cares about her well being is nonexistant. Especially when you go out and are surronded by cameras. Now, with no hair, you are only going to be meeting/fucking attention whores.

  15. Kelly

    Does anyone know if Emily Wynne-Hughes (the eyewitness from Body & Soul Tattoo) is the same Emily Wynne-Hughes who’s the new lead singer for Go Betty Go? It’s been driving me nuts all weekend. ^^

  16. sue

    you do what you have to do girl,
    have a new start, trust yourself and let yourself be happy

    you guys : 5 years ago you all adored her ,
    now you spit on her ? what the f*ck is that all about ?
    respect the woman : she could be your sister or your mother !

    bless you

  17. sue

    you do what you have to do girl,
    have a new start, trust yourself and let yourself be happy

    you guys : 5 years ago you all adored her ,
    now you spit on her ? what the f*ck is that all about ?
    respect the woman : she could be your sister or your mother !

    bless you

  18. Tonysgirl

    Her mother should grab hold of Britney and take her to the nearest doctor for a check-up both physical and mental check-up.

    Then she should talk to her daughter about getting some help by going to re-hab.

    She keeps this up she will end up loosing her little boys to K-FED, cause his lawyers will bring up her being an unfit parent.

    Out of Britney and K-fed, I would choose Britney, but neither one of them are responsible. K-Fed only wants them for a meal ticket.

    As for liking her 5 years ago…..NOT

  19. Tabitha C

    I have two little boys around the same ages as Britney’s and I think I know where shes coming from. I started out being the perfect little mother and housewife. I then got a job barteding because I was tired of hearing that we didnt have any money and so on. As soon as I started working those late night hours and drinking some and just being something other than a mother and a wife. I caught a lot of crap over working in a bar, in about the same ways that she gets crap for going out and having a good time. You got to admit that she is young and every time she turns around someone is taking pictures and writing bad stuff about her. What did every one think was going to happen to her? Why does everyone just blame her for what is going on? Doesnt she have parents, and a sister? And who thinks that K Fed will do a better job at raising those boys than her? In all the pictures I have seen of Britney and K Fed she was playing with his kids, before they had there own. And didnt she pay his child support and help him with all of that stuff. I fully support Britney and hope that she can pull herself together.

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