Distraught mom Britney Spears has fired her nanny.
The singer made the decision to get rid of little Sean Preston’s keeper in the wake of the child falling from his highchair, according to In Touch Weekly.
Britney has been “hiding out and depressed” since her son’s head-bonking incident and cancelled plans to celebrate her brother Bryan’s birthday, the mag reports. “She wanted to be a mother and thought she could snap her fingers and be the perfect mom,” a “pal” told the mag. “But Britney is learning the hard way that being a good mother is something you always have to work at.”
Britney also reportedly hired a doctor to advise her on how to keep her tot safe. “The doctor advised her not to leave Preston on any high surfaces where he could roll off,” an insider told the ITW, which also reports that Spears was so impressed with the sage advice that she wanted to hire the doctor full time, but he told her that it wasn’t necessary.
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But apparently, childcare is putting additional pressure on Spears’ marriage to her aspiring rapper hubby, Kevin Federline. The two got into a spat over whether to go to his hip hop show at the Las Vegas club Pure last week. “Kevin wanted Britney to stay out that night, but she refused,” an insider told the mag. “She wanted to stay at the hotel with the baby because she felt uncomfortable leaving him with the nanny.” So Brit spent the night in her hotel room while Kevin partied.
Bathed in bubbly
Jamie Foxx got an unexpected shower while partying in the U.K.
The comic and his entourage were doused with wine and champagne at the VIP room of London hot sot Mo*Vida.
“They sprayed us like they were putting out a fire, it was everywhere,” one of Foxx’s buddies told the London Mirror. “They had six huge bottles of champagne which went over all our heads and through our clothes. We were stinking of it. Of course we confronted them and the atmosphere turned really ugly.” The trouble makers were quickly escorted out of Mo*Vida, but not before some serious soaking took place. “They were right up in our faces,” the entourage member told the paper. “We all were pushing and shoving, Jamie too. We were with these lovely ladies, they didn’t need that.”
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