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Britney’s dad demands the show go on

Though one tour insider called the “Circus” tour “a freak show,” Jamie Spears shows no signs of slowing his daughter's tour down. In fact, he's planning to add more dates.
/ Source: msnbc.com contributor

After performing a slew of sold out shows across North America, Britney Spears will soon embark on the European leg of her “Circus” tour. Not that she really wants to. Sources close to the singer claim she’s still emotionally fragile, and it’s her conservator-father Jamie Spears who insists the show must go on.

“It's a freak show right now,” a tour insider told the Awful Truth’s Ted Casablanca. “(Britney’s) phoning every song in. It's pretty obvious she is not happy to be here.”

But happy or not, the Britney Spears comeback tour is far from over. According to a recent report in Reveal magazine, Jamie Spears plans to add even more dates and keep his reluctant daughter on road.

“Jamie can't physically force Britney to get on stage and do more concerts, but he does have nearly all the power,” a family friend explained to the magazine. “He controls the purse strings and can make things very difficult for Britney if he chooses to. He gets to dictate her schedule — where she goes, who she sees, who she doesn't see. He's in charge of everything to do with her life. It's a battle of wills over who will win — but while her dad remains in charge, he'll be laying down the law."

Sandra Bullock bashes her rom-com roots Romantic comedies may have put her on the movie map, but Sandra Bullock is no fan of the genre. While promoting her latest rom-com, “The Proposal,” Bullock bashed the films that made her famous.

“I stopped doing (romantic comedies),” Bullock told Us Weekly. “They are terrible; they are bad. They are not funny, so they shouldn't be a romantic comedy and most of the time they are not romantic. So they shouldn't be called a romantic comedy. They should be called that other kind of film.”

As for the actress’ latest love-and-laughs flick, she’s decided, “I'm not calling this a romantic comedy.”

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Thanks to his famous tantrum on the set of “Terminator Salvation,” Christian Bale has earned a reputation for allowing his characters’ intensity to spill over to his out-of-character interactions. While bumbling crew members may not appreciate that side of Bale, it’s no problem for the actor’s wife, Sibi Blazic. “My attitude does change at home, depending on which character I'm playing, but Sibi likes that,” Bale said in a quote posted to StarPulse. “She thinks it's quite cool. You can look at it in two ways. You can think, ‘That poor woman, forced to put up with that.’ Or, ‘What an incredibly lucky woman, who gets to be with all these different, guys all the time.’” … How’s this for an awkward reunion? Actor Tom Sizemore just joined the cast of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s “Celebrity Rehab,” where he’ll confront his addictions alongside ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss. The former “Hollywood Madam,” whom Sizemore was convicted of assaulting in 2003, is said to be avoiding the unexpected addition to the show. “Tom showed up wasted yesterday at the Pasadena Recovery Center and was put in 'lock down,' for serious withdrawals,” an insider revealed to Radar Online. “Heidi ... went straight to her room and didn't comment.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.