BRITNEY'S DAD WANTS $2 MILLION TO EXIT CONSERVATORSHIP
Jamie Spears asked for $2 million in exchange for exiting Britney's conservatorship. It sounds like a shakedown, but of course, Jamie calls it compensation. He says the money is for various duties he performed, like handling media attention and doing his "best to keep current" with the music business. (???) He also wants attorney's fees.
But Britney's not having it. Her attorney says, quote, "Mr. Spears' blatant attempt to barter suspension and removal in exchange for approximately $2 million in payments, on top of the millions already reaped from Ms. Spears' estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter." He added, quote, "Regardless of the past, Mr. Spears and his counsel are now on notice: the status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted."
He also wants Jamie out ASAP. Quote, "Britney Spears' life matters. Her well-being matters. Every day matters. There is no basis to wait."
THE "JEOPARDY!" SAGA CONTINUES, MIKE RICHARDS NO LONGER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
The "Jeopardy!" drama continues. Mike Richards was let go as executive producer.
A letter was sent to the crew for "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" yesterday by an executive who said, quote, "We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position . . . it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened."
After hearing this news, former "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer tweeted a "Wizard of Oz" GIF that said, quote, "Ding dong the witch is dead."
No word from Mike.
LIL NAS X'S NEW ALBUM COVER WAS INSPIRED BY SPONGEBOB AND THE BIBLE
Lil Nas X revealed the cover of his upcoming debut album "Montero" yesterday. Not surprisingly, he's NAKED on it. He also revealed the two inspirations behind it. First is the Bible. Maybe not directly . . . but the scenery is based on a painting called "Genesis 2" by John Stephens.
Lil Nas X posted a picture of the painting, along with the quote, "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work."
And apparently, the way Lil Nas X is posed on the cover was inspired by a "SpongeBob SquarePants" meme. Minus the square pants, of course. (???)