Saturday, February 17, 2007

woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

"Verge" has fuck all to do with it, really, as Britney Spears has hit Defcon 5. God bless vapid local news in L.A., which has nothing better to cover (via Scrap):

The woman did not even make it a day in rehab in Antigua (boy, what a nice place to have to go exorcise your demons.) Even Lindsay Lohan made it through ONE DAY. Ms. Spears then returned to the U.S., hit a Tarzana hair salon, and demanded to have her head shaved. When the stylist wouldn't do it, she did it herself, then proceeding to get two tattoos at the parlor, as you can see above in the video.

I ran an item on the short rehab stay last night -- I wouldn't have believed the head-shaving and tattoo stuff until I saw the video and heard it from the maternal unit, who was working on the national desk last night. The Redneck Trainwreck has hit the wall, folks.


Scrap said...

The Redneck Trainwreck. Hahahahaha. Did you make that up? I'm stealing that line!

Signal to Noise said...

You may steal that particular original expression without shame.

One More Dying Quail said...

Holy shit. So many questions, including:

Is this for real?

Will someone please help that girl?

What the fuck did Federline do to mess her up like this?

How long until the inevitable nude pictorial in a men's magazine?

Again, will someone please help that girl?

Signal to Noise said...

I'm having the same thoughts about Britney Spears' meltdown that I had watching Anna Nicole's reality show, and they are: "She's gonna be dead within five years."

She spent the years she was supposed to be growing up and enjoying adolescence as a pop tart and underage eye candy in the entertainment machine, then got married real young, popped out two kids in a short period of time. Postpartum depression might not be out of the question, no?

She doesn't seem to have any control over any portion of her life now, and it kinda feels like she's acting out.

I'm not sure there's anyone around her who has the empathy to help her. It creeps me out, but she may hit rock bottom when and if the state steps in regarding her kids. This stuff isn't going to help her in divorce court either.

One More Dying Quail said...

The thought of PPD also crossed my mind. I've never known anyone who had it, but have heard enough stories to know that it can mess your mind up pretty bad.

For her own sake, Britney needs to disappear - get as far away from the limelight as possible, to a place where people just kind of give her odd looks and say, "Hey, aren't you...?"

I'm afraid you might be closer to reality with the Anna Nicole comment, though. Unfortunately.