Scoop: Is Britney ready to run her own life?

Is Britney Spears ready to run her own life? Since father Jamie obtained legal control over his daughter’s affairs, things have gone so well that there’s now talk of lifting the conservatorship order, TMZ reports.

For insurance reasons, Jamie held off until after the pop star wrapped up her triumphant comeback “Circus” tour — which went off without a hitch, save some Aussie kvetching about lip-synching. But, the paparazzi site reports, recently lawyers have had meetings with the court commissioner to discuss ending the conservatorship. While Jamie can offer his opinion, the ultimate decision will be made by a court-appointed psychiatrist after evaluating Britney.

What could possibly stand in the way of the “Womanizer” singer’s return to full autonomy? Well, one factor is apparently that her dad is understandably worried that Sam Lutfi, the so-called “manager” who allegedly manipulated Britney when she was psychologically vulnerable, may resurface in her life.

 

Elin: Moving Out?

If you didn’t catch the latest episode of “As Tiger Woods’ World Turns,” here’s what you missed: In the wake of revelations that her husband may have committed “transgressions” with as many as 10 women, model Elin Nordegren has purchased a mansion in her native Sweden, arousing speculation that she plans to move out of the country with their two children.

 

How Jason Met Lindsay

Now here’s an odd — alleged — couple … and an even odder — alleged — walk of shame. After partying with actor Jason Segel until all hours of Friday night, Lindsay Lohan was seen leaving his West Hollywood pad the next day wearing his shirt … and he emerged shortly afterward, holding the Dracula puppet he used in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”

The starlet has been recently linked in the tabloids to “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly and Jessica Alba hubby Cash Warren, though she denies hooking up with either.

Asked about LiLo by Us magazine on Sunday, the “How I Met Your Mother” star laughed and demurred, “Oh, man, no.”

His rep elaborated: “Jason had a party, and he let several people stay over as the party ended late. There’s absolutely no romantic relationship going on with Lindsay Lohan and Jason Segel, period.”

And LiLo played off the rumors on Twitter, posting, “A meeting at a coworker’s home has turned into a new love interest! It’s absurd!”

Um, a “coworker” in what project exactly, Linds? Your tanning spray? Your leggings line? And what kind of business meeting takes place overnight, hmm? Do tell!

 

Russell: Settling Down?

Speaking of the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” cast, costar Russell Brand is much more forthcoming about his love life. The formerly notorious lothario has embraced monogamy for singer Katy Perry, and he acknowledges the dramatic change. 

“It was a deep craving within me — I mistook it for lust,” he confessed of his love-’em-and-leave-’em ways on a British TV show.  “I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough — to get the right one. I’m ever so happy.”

Asked whether wedding bells could be in his future, Russell was on the fence: “I don’t know, get married, you say? That would be good … I want to have children — that would be good.”

We’re not sure we can really picture Katy and Russell trading parties for parental duties … but hey, if Nicole Richie could do it, they can.

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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