Britney Spears was just named the latest face of Kenzo, and Kenzo was all too pleased to release some images from their new campaign with Britney. I imagine this is a lucrative modeling gig for Britney, which makes it weird because Kenzo is paying all that money for Britney’s face… and then they Photoshopped the crap out of her face. Trust me – Britney just walked a red carpet a few weeks ago, and she looks nothing like this. This image is like a hybrid of 2002 Britney combined with 2002 Jessica Simpson combined with a computer-generated Leo DiCaprio Girlfriend.
Speaking on Britney and money, we’re still talking about how much money Britney pays Kevin Federline every month. He reportedly gets $20K a month and he wants more, because Britney’s income has drastically increased over the past five years or so. Kevin has full custody of their sons and Britney is still under a conservatorship. I thought/hoped everything would be settled quietly between Kevin, Jamie Spears and the lawyers. Not so much! Jamie Spears basically went to TMZ this week to call Kevin a money-hungry loser. Kevin’s line is the same: all he wanted to do was settle this quietly. From Us Weekly:
A source close to the insider told Us: “Kevin truly wanted to try and settle the child support payment increase without getting the courts involved out of respect for Britney, and of course, their two sons.” The insider added this likely won’t be “resolved without a court intervention.”
And that’s exactly what happened. “Jamie and Britney Spears sent a response to Kevin’s request for an increase to his child support payments, to his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan. Kevin has flatly rejected it,” the source said, adding that Federline will be requesting “a once yearly income and expense declaration from Britney including most recent tax returns filed” so his team can come up with a number based on that.
“Meeting with Jamie Spears, along with his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, Kevin laid out the reasons why he was requesting the increase for child support payments,” the source said. “Kevin is tremendously disappointed that the offer was rejected, but is prepared to proceed.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the 36-year-old pop superstar tells Us: “This is causing Britney a tremendous amount of stress [because] Kevin does indeed have full physical and legal custody of the boys. She just wants this resolved as quickly as possible.” But she’s not ready to give in due to worry that this could be a revolving door situation. The insider added, “The cause for concern is that Kevin is given an increase this time, what is going to stop him from coming back the next time Britney signs another big deal, wanting a piece of that?”
Considering Kevin has had legal and sole custody of the boys this whole time – and we’re going on a decade of this – I think it’s perfectly reasonable for Kevin and his lawyers to review the child support agreement and have a look at Britney’s current finances. Jamie Spears controls everything, and Jamie’s work as Britney’s conservator/handler/manager/accountant is overseen by the court too. Why not bring family court into it just to double-check?
Also: according to People Magazine and The Blast, the threats were mutual: Jamie Spears wants an audit of how Kevin is spending the child support payments, and Kevin reacted by requesting an audit of Britney’s finances. K-Fed’s lawyer released a statement saying: “Unfortunately, the proposal that came back amounted to no modification of support, but it indicated to me that Mr. Spears has to recognize that he is the conservator for Britney and not for Kevin.” K-Fed’s lawyer also indicated that if Britney’s finances go through an audit from just the past year, it’s possible Britney could owe Kevin millions of dollars in back child support pay.
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