It’s the documentary that’s got the world talking.Framing Britney Spears is a hit film about the adored but troubled singer whose life has been the subject of fascination for more than two decades.
The filmmakers aimed to reveal the latest developments in the superstar’s legal battles since 2008.
Britney has been involved in legal challenges to do with something called conservatorship with her dad, Jamie Spears.
He has controlled her career since its inception, back even before …Baby One More Time was a hit.
The documentary looked at the #FreeBritney movement led by fans who believe that the Oops!..I Did It Again singer is being held “captive” by her family and management team.
I watched with such a great deal of sadness. I’ve interviewed Britney quite a few times over the years, and every time I’ve left her I’ve always wanted to give her a wee hug.
She was always lovely and, having been a star from such a young age, the minute the camera was on she’d deliver.
We had fun ad-libbing teases for the TV and she was great to work with. However, there always seemed to be a tinge of sadness behind it all.
The film, which last week aired in the UK on Sky Documentaries, shines a light on Britney’s rollercoaster life. There’s another film on the way from Netflix and many big names have come out to offer their opinions.
Stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Stone, Cher, Bette Midler, Courtney Love and Miley Cyrus have thrown their weight behind the #FreeBritney movement. None of us knows everything that has been going on in Britney’s world. But I really hope with all this renewed interest that she does get to live life as a normal person.
It seems that, very sadly, every week we say goodbye to loved ones and famous people.
In Scotland few were as famous and as loved as Sydney Devine.
I first met “Steak and Kidney” when I was the 16-year-old Saturday boy at Radio Clyde. From the beginning he was so lovely to me: encouraging, funny, engaging and I’ll never forget the day he asked me if I could drive. I replied: “…just!”
“Right then,” he said, “get down and move my car as the traffic wardens are there!” I ran down to save the day, to be met by the most beautiful Mercedes Convertible. My heart was in my mouth. I can say for sure that Syd’s car was never before and never after driven so slowly. I think a pigeon overtook me!
Sometimes I’d look out Sydney’s records for his show and he always took time to chat on the phone.
He was a brilliant one-off, I remember seeing him in panto and when the Fairy Godmother gave him one wish he said: “I’d love to be Sydney Devine!”
He then went straight into his act! I’ll treasure those wonderful memories of Sydney and my thoughts are with his family.
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