Britney’s campaign of normalcy is continuing as she visits New York City. Her trip is seemingly two-fold: to promote her upcoming single and subsequent CD, scheduled to be released in December, and to prove to the public that her days of being strapped to a gurney are long gone. I can’t even remember the last time I saw Brit traipsing around half-dazed wearing her Brown Boots of Mental Illness. Much of the credit for her turnaround can be placed squarely on her no-nonsense father, Jamie. Apparently, Daddy Spears is still keeping a short leash on his older daughter and keeps close tabs on whom she’s contacting- including her cousin and former hanger-on, Alli Sims.
Spears’ cousin and former assistant, Alli Sims, told Page Six she’s still not allowed to be in contact with the pop tart. “I have no idea when I’ll see her again. I miss her every day,” Sims said. Spears has been in the city at meetings for her fragrance line and plugging her new single, “Womanizer.” Although she looks cleaned up, the rules imposed by her father, Jamie Spears, still stand. “When [Britney's] dad gained control, he put some rules down . . . it’s just best for her to not communicate with a lot of people. My main concern is her being OK,” said Sims, who’s in Nashville writing and recording music.
Meanwhile, Britney stopped by a Bronx school to greet a gaggle of kids – a far cry from her last visit to the Big Apple, during which she partied into the wee hours of the night at local strip clubs and was even photographed backstage with male and female strippers.
A few months ago, nobody would have trusted Britney around a group of children — but today she made a bunch of kids’ lives by showing up to their school in the Bronx.
Though closed for the Jewish holiday, the school was granted special permission from the Board of Education to open up just for Brit so she could make a donation to their music program.
The kids were thrilled — and the paps were probably happy too when she almost popped out of her top.
It really does seem that Spears is putting the trauma of the last 18 months behind her. Does this mean that a bid for more custody of her two boys is close behind- or will Britney focus more in getting her career going for now?
Britney is shown outside the Broadway show “In The Heights” in NY on 9/30/08. Credit: RAM/Fame Pictures. D-Listed has plenty of pictures of Britney at the school with the kids.