Simon Cowell & Jason Trawick are fighting over Britney Spears now

Britney Spears

This is a tough story to jump into, because as Kaiser eloquently pointed out in a recent story, Britney Spears currently (and possibly always will) lives in a legal and financial limbo where she inexplicably remains under a conservatorship that is jointly managed by her father, Jamie Spears, and her fiancé, Jason Trawick.

Regardless of the implications of a conservatorship on Britney’s abilities to work and perform in a professional environment, she’s been signed up to her new “X Factor” gig by Simon Cowell, who knew damn well that he’d be getting a ratings boost by casting Britney. Simon doesn’t care about Britney’s well being — he only cares about money. Already, there have been indications that Britney might not be able to do the job. Now a story in this week’s Star has Simon all worked up because Jason is a constant, stabilizing presence on set while Britney works, and now Simon can’t get the on-camera catastrophe that he (allegedly) desires. It further follows that Simon is whispering little hints in Britney’s ear to dump Jason. Is this story true? I wouldn’t put it past Simon to give it an enthusiastic try:

Britney Spears

Simon Cowell had no illusions when he hired the emotionally fragile Britney Spears to be a judge on his hit talent competition, “The X Factor”: He wanted her zany antics to create big-time buzz!

Sources tell Star that series creator and fellow judge Simon banked on Britney acting crazy under the pressure and giving the show a ratings bonanza. But her fiancé, Jason Trawick, is getting in Simon’s way, keeping a 24/7 watch over his lady love to keep her calm and focused.

“Simon definitely feels like the show would be more fun if Jason weren’t there,” the insider confided. “He wouldn’t mind Britney having a big freakout on camera, but Jason is always there!”

A Britney source says Jason is “extremely protective over his newfound treasure — Britney and her money. He’s incredibly controlling.”

But Simon is determined to make Britney, 30, dump 40-year-old Jason, a move that would inevitably lead to Britney openly speaking her mind … and possibly to some strange on-camera behavior, another insider explains.

“Simon is getting in Britney’s ear, trying to plant the seed for her to break up with Jason,” the insider said. “He’s tried to intentionally put her in uncomfortable positions. Then he tries to keep Jason from stepping in, which damages their relationship,” the source continues.

And it’s starting to work. “Britney is already pulling away from Jason,” says the source. “And she’s already showing the telltale signs of an impending breakdown, like biting her nails, not being able to sit still and marching off set.”

Simon, meanwhile, is thrilled at his star judge’s less constrained behavior. “If Britney and Jason broke up, Simon would be through the roof with happiness,” the source says. “He loves nothing more than a loose cannon on live TV.”

[From Star, print edition, July 2, 2012]

What a mess. In all likelihood, neither Simon nor Jason has Britney’s best interests in mind when it comes to this television gig, but I guess I’d have to pick Team Jason over Team Simon any day. Even though it’s pretty sketchy that Jason already has so much control over Britney’s finances before they’re even married, I really do believe that he’s a good influence on her. As in, I think that Jason is the one who ultimately keeps Britney from reprising her past performances as a panty-less wonder. Of course, Britney’s dad is the one who initially reigned her in, but I believe that it’s Jason who makes Britney want to wear undergarments. I think Jason truly makes Britney happy. And if this story is true, then Simon is more of an a-hole than he’s shown himself to be in the past.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

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  1. lisa2 says:

    Hey did you see the video of Jason singing to Brittney. Thing I want to know is why is Jason all of a sudden gone from quiet behind the scenes to out there in your face.

    • Melissa says:

      Jason is an investor in Viddy, so he is making her do all of these videos to get more $$ for himself.

      He is also a producer on X-Factor and must be there for all of the tapings. How is he different than Casper Smart?

    • Maguita says:

      Damage control.

      If Britney, that lolita sex-goddess we had previously placed on a pedestal, is being serenaded by her adoring man, how would we ever believe stories that she is under his control and had lost her marbles?

      And @bedhead, I respectfully disagree. When one is placed under conservatorship, the legal implications mean that the Conservator’s MANDATORY role is to look after his Conservatee’s psychological and physical well-being, as well as her finances.

      When the Conservator is looking only after one, disregarding the other, it is a clear indication that he is failing at his legally-binding, court-ordered mandate. And that’s why I believe the fault is primarily Jason’s.

      Simon Cowell is simply expecting his investment’s return. Business as usual.

  2. Dap says:

    If she was truly happy with him, she wouldn’t pay any attention to what other people say.

  3. ladybert62 says:

    Brittany looks terrible in these pictures – something is off with her face – is it exhaustion?

    Anyway, simon is ruthless and will use anyone to get ratings. Jason has her best interests at heart.

    However, she should not have taken on this show.

  4. Skins says:

    She is a grown ass woman, if she can’t manage her own money that is pretty lame.
    As far as Simon, the guy is a total tool, it is obvious he hired her hoping for a meltdown on camera to boost ratings. Go back to England, A-hole

    • Sam says:

      She is a grown ass woman with some serious issues. Issues that I think are mostly kept quiet, I don’t think we know the half of it with her. I don’t think it makes her lame that she can’t handle her finances.

    • olcranky says:

      she may be a “grown ass woman” but she is one with a significant psychiatric condition that impacts her ability to make decisions. I gather you will always be able to make all of your own decisions regardless because you are somehow a superior adult? I have news for you, you may well experience a medical situation yourself in which someone else needs to make decisions on your behalf

  5. StopItLuke says:

    I don’t get why everyone is so Anti Jason… They’ve known each other for years, maybe her money is part of the attraction but she’s attractive and a sweet person and I’m sure he has real feelings for her also since she has no control over her finances what is Jason getting out of this??? It’s not like she’s giving him $100k a week or whatever… also I’m pretty sure that Britney’s father still has all the financial control, Jason just has 50% of the day to day stuff.
    As long as Britney is happy (which she seems to be when with Jason) I don’t see a problem tbh…
    As for Simon I doubt she’s gonna dump her boyfriend because he told her too, she’s BRITNEY SPEARS not Cheryl Cole… they need her more than she needs them.

    • Jag says:

      Actually, I read that her father and Jason were going to be splitting quite a hefty sum each month. Her father currently gets $100k a month – for what reason, I don’t know. This is all about the money, imo. What I don’t understand is how everyone in the court system is letting this happen. Allegedly paying off the judge, yep, I think that happened. But the psychiatrist and everyone else involved, too? Something is amiss here. They’re forcing her to work, imo, so that they can keep living off of her.

    • Tiffany says:

      How do you know he isn’t getting $100k per week?

      He negotiated her X-Factor contract ($$ commission).

      He is now a producer on X-Factor ($$ salary).

      He is now an investor in Viddy, and has her make videos with him to promote that site ($$ return on investment).

      Plus, he would also be getting financial compensation for his role in her conservatorship.

      He IS profiting from his many roles in her life.

  6. Johnny Lee says:

    This is really sad and very disturbing. Let’s be honest she is like hostage. I don’t know why people, audience, fans are not able to understand that this situation is sick. Just let her go. She gave us enough entertainment.

    • Susan says:

      I agree that there is a vibe of exploitation going on with Britney’s current career path.

      But…

      Maybe she enjoys what she does? To some extent, she has the opportunity to get paid lots of money to basically play “dress up”. I can think of worse occupations a women could have. And I hope that her father is caring for her wealth in a way so that when her career hits its expiration date, she and her kids have enough money that they will be cared for properly.

      I too think that she should be allowed to retire from being the sexpot Britney Spears that so many of her fans seemingly cling to. On the other hand, she has been doing this most of her life and unless she was able to transition into doing other meaningful things, it could be really hard to give up the thrill of being a celebrity. Who knows.

  7. Susan says:

    Well, hopefully Daddy Spears has vetted Mr. Trawick as a suitable caretaker for her. If he’s a positive stabilizing force in Britney’s life, then I am glad for them. Surely with all the staged relationships in Hollywood, this one could be somewhat useful to all parties involved? Especially if she has mental health issues. Sure, I still get the impression that she is a glorified “trained monkey” and she will probably always have that role to uphold. But if she is happy (and stable) with Jason in her life, then that is what is important. Bonus points if she can make some money while putting on the “Britney” charade.

    As far as Mr. Cowell, well, shame on him for being such a greedy man if he is purposely trying to get Britney to go off the rails again.

  8. jelly says:

    Why doesn’t her father and bf just let her retire and live the rest of life in peace. Shes been through enough quit pushing her. I think she probably has serious mental issues. Leave Britney alone lol

  9. mwa says:

    Yuk!!! Brit needs to stop smiling like that, her neck area makes me BARF.

  10. deep says:

    Don’t believe the story. But, Celebitchy made me laugh with the line that you believe Jason is the one that makes Britney want to wear her undergarments. LOL! Ha!

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    I do NOT like Simon. Never have; never will. And never seen an episode of AI or this show of his.

  12. anne_000 says:

    When ppl say that Britney is a grown-up and therefore should be allowed to take full control of everything in her life, I think they forget that she has seriously self-destructive mental issues. She’s shown that she goes really haywire when she’s left to her own devices. She needs to have guidance in her life.

    Whether or not this story is true about Simon vs Jason, it still goes to show that ppl know & realize that Britney can become unstable without caring ppl around to guide her.

    I still say that the best thing that ever happened to Britney was her father Jamie stepping in and making sure his daughter was saved from a fate like Amy Winehouse, Lindsey Lohan, the Johnson & Johnson heir, Carey Johnson, & whomever else.

    Also, I think the reason Britney doesn’t just retire & go take up needle-pointing was shown in her bio-doc a few years ago. She likes the fame & she needs & loves to work in order to keep her mind busy & going in a healthy direction. It’s kind of like a distraction and it keeps her away from having too much downtime.

  13. Tansey says:

    I’m not a fan of Britney but considering what she’s been through, you’d think that if her father and fianc√© really had her best interests at heart then they’d have her retire somewhere secluded so she can live her life in peace and privacy. I don’t think it’s right to push her back into the public eye after she had a pretty rough (and very public) nervous breakdown.

    I just get the feeling that Britney can’t handle stress very well and that her mental state is on a constant fine wire balance, like even the tiniest bit of stress or drama can push her back over the edge. I feel really bad for her. Celebrity or not, she’s a human being and does not deserve to be made a mockery of for the sake of ratings and entertainment. If this article is true (and I believe it is) then Simon is one cruel bastard.

  14. Candy7468 says:

    If this story about Simon is true, then he has sunk to a whole new level. Trying to get someone who has recently recovered from a severe mental breakdown to have ANOTHER mental breakdown is seriously wrong and evil. I’m not sure if Jason Trawig (sp?) completely has her best interests at heart but at least he’s doing his best not to cause her to have a mental breakdown. I really feel bad for Britney and what she’s been through because it seems like she’s a really nice person who has suffered a lot and continues to struggle. I really hope she can finally put her life back together and be able to create for herself some sort of stable life for her and her family.

  15. Thea says:

    Britney needs to step away from the bullshit called Hollywood and regroup and get her life back on track, wean off some of those meds that keep her zombiefied. She has enough money to enjoy her life and she needs too. She has some mental issues sure, but keeping her medicated isnt exactly the answer either. And Simon Is a bastard for hiring her and playing on her emotional issues.

  16. Jennifer12 says:

    People who are bipolar are not in need of permanent conservatorships and with proper medication can lead normal lives. What on earth is going on that Britney has become this shell of a person? Do they keep her drugged all the time? Blackmail her? She was this vibrant, beautiful girl who was an incredible entertainer. What the hell happened to her??

  17. Joey says:

    If that lameass buttocks really plotting Britney’s breakup, I’d slap that b*tch! I’d slap the cow out of the name!

  18. Joey says:

    If that lameo buttface really plotting Britney’s breakup, I’d slap that b*tch! I’d slap the cow out of the name!