LOS ANGELES (AP) - After nearly a month of seclusion in a
luxurious rehabilitation center, Britney Spears has moved on.
The pop star checked out of Promises Malibu Alcohol and Drug
Rehab Treatment Facility "after successfully completing their
program," Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, said in a statement
released by Jive Records late Tuesday.He asked that Spears' privacy be respected.
Spears, 25, entered the facility Feb. 22 after a bout of bizarre
behavior that included shaving her head, getting tiny lips tattooed
on her wrist and beating a car with an umbrella. Photos of the
incidents were beamed worldwide.
Spears' activities have been steady fodder for weekly magazines
and entertainment Web sites since she filed for divorce from
aspiring rapper Kevin Federline in November, citing irreconcilable
Under a temporary agreement, the two have joint custody of their
sons, Jayden Jam, 6 months, and Sean Preston, 18 months.
Federline and the children reportedly visited Spears during her
Federline, who released his debut album in November, was
celebrating his 29th birthday with his family Wednesday and then
traveling to Las Vegas for a party Saturday at Pure Nightclub, said
Federline's publicist, Marilyn Lopez. He originally had made plans
for another bash Wednesday night in West Hollywood, but canceled
"He just wanted to have one party instead of two and wanted to
spend his actual birthday ... with his family," Lopez said.
She declined to say if Federline was planning to see Spears on
Spears hasn't disclosed why she sought treatment at Promises,
which offers detox, counseling and 12-step programs. A 30-day stay
at the Mediterranean-style villa tucked in the Santa Monica
Mountains costs $48,000.
With her stay there, Spears joined a long list of celebrities
who have trekked to the facility to overcome addictions. Promises
alumni include Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Diana Ross and Matthew