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Britney Spears' Father Keeps Control Over Her Finances

A judge has ruled that Jamie Spears, who took over the pop singer's accounts and legal affairs in 2008, should continue as her conservator

October 1, 2010 1:15 PM ET

Britney Spears' father Jamie should continue to control the star's financial and legal affairs, a judge has ruled.

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In 2008, after Britney was placed in a hospital for psychiatric treatment, her father was named conservator. Since then, Britney has managed to partly revive her career with efforts like her successful Circus tour and this week's much-hyped Glee episode focusing on her music. Spears is reportedly working on her new album now.

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