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RICHARD JOHNSON: Britney Spears’ spending out of control post-conservatorship

Britney Spears’ father Jamie might have been right about keeping his daughter in the conservatorship that guarded her money for 14 years.

The court finally freed Britney to spend her dough, and she’s reportedly been squandering her savings on private jets and tropical vacations.

“People who know her father Jamie feel that he will be vindicated in the end,” one source said.

“Unless she cuts down on her spending, she’ll either have to go on tour or do another residency in Las Vegas,” said my source.

The pop star, who recently finalized her divorce from her third husband, Sam Asghari, was staying at the Chateau Marmont this week — where even the cheapest rooms are more than $600 per night — though TMZ reports the stay was cut short.

Spears left the hotel late Wednesday night, the outlet says, after some guests alleged she had an altercation with new boyfriend, Paul Richard Soliz. Paramedics were called, but the “Toxic” singer left with her own security team according to TMZ. She later said on social media that she twisted her ankle and implied the incident was all much ado about nothing.



Candace Bushnell.

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Candace Bushnell. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty)

Candace Bushnell shocked fans at the opening of her show at the Carlyle Hotel when she confessed to a threesome with a woman and her boyfriend, late photojournalist Gordon Parks, when she was19 years old.

“Gordon asked me if I’d have a threesome with a friend and I said, ‘why not?’ The next morning, I noticed that the hundred-dollar bill that was in a crystal ashtray was gone. I said, ‘Gordon, why is that hundred-dollar bill gone? and he said, ‘Well, that woman was a prostitute.’”

That was the beginning of the end, said the “Sex and the City” creator.

At the finale, Bushnell brought her two standard poodles, Pepper and Prancer, on stage and said they were all living in a suite with room service at the Carlyle for the run of her show.


Mark Green.

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Former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mark Green is worried.

The former New York City Public Advocate, who once ran for mayor and lost to Mike Bloomberg by two points, warns that Donald Trump’s re-election will lead to fascism.

Green held a book party at his downtown loft for his latest, “The Inflection Election: Democracy or Fascism in 2024?” and told his guests: “Trump is an aspiring American fascist.”

At the launch held on Tuesday, Green asked, “Who here knows what April 30th is?” No one knew.

“On this day, 79 years ago, Hitler died. I was born in March. He died the next month.”

Green didn’t equate Trump with Hitler, but noted their similarities.

While he was “unhappy” when Richard M. Nixon was elected president in 1968, “this is totally different. This isn’t politics-business as usual,” Green said.

In the crowd were current Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, former congressmember Liz Holtzman, former City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Councilmember Erik Bottcher and Allen Roskoff, who heads the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.

Green, who called Trump “a chesty Caesar,” said every guest would get four copies of his book so they could spread the word by giving copies to friends.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had a $10,000-a-head fundraiser for his presidential  race at a midtown mansion and explained why his large family wasn’t supporting him.

“They’ve lost their capacity for critical thinking,” Kennedy explained, adding, “I love my family, and I know they love me.”

RFK Jr.’s mother, Ethel, and at least six of his brothers and sisters are backing President Biden.

The fundraiser, hosted by Ali El Husseini, drew scores of supporters.

Kennedy told them, “President Biden is the spoiler. He cannot win. I can win. I can win decisively.”

The invitation did not list Kennedy’s wife, Cheryl Hines, nor any of his seven children, and no one expected to see his 96-year-old mother or any of his ten siblings in the room.


Liev Schreiber.

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Liev Schreiber. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)

“Ray Donovan” star Liev Schreiber will serve as the host of The South Fork Natural History Museum benefit in Bridgehampton on July 13.

The organization, founded by animal advocate Andy Sabin, will honor Susan and David Rockefeller and raise money to save the South Fork turtles.

On the same night, in Southampton, author Jean Shafiroff will chair a benefit for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation to support breast cancer research.


Jerry Seinfeld has a 22-car garage at his Hamptons house where he rotates the parking spaces for the 150 cars he owns. Ralph Lauren has a collection of rare Bugattis and McLarens worth $150 million.

They are among the guests invited to the Hamptons Concours on Aug. 10 that will feature over 300 cars, mostly Ferraris and Porsches, valued at over $100 million.

Last year, Michael Strahan and Georgina Bloomberg attended the event — produced by Bradford Rand of Rand Luxury — that benefits the Southampton Animal Shelter.


Out & About: Chef Omar Walters will soon open his French-Jamaican restaurant Chez Omar in the West Village … “Real Housewives of New York” star Erin Lichy showed off her mixology skills at Reyna in Union Square … Chef Halil Okutan, who previously worked at Levant on Smith in Brooklyn and Tod’s Grill in London, has taken over the kitchen at Mediterranean hotspot White Olive on West 55th … Skincare mogul Peter Thomas Roth talking to Lindsay Lohan fans about her humorous Instagram campaign for his 24k gold eye patches … Artist Anh Duong’s solo show at Isabelle Bscher’s Galerie Gmurzynska on East 78th Street drew George Hamilton, designer Thom Browne and divorce attorney Daniel Stock. They studied Duong’s sensual self-portraits, as well as her paintings of Susan Sarandon and Vincent Gallo … Mark Kostabi, Paul Haggis and Matt Dillon dining together at Shelly Fireman’s Trattoria Dell’Arte.


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