Ashley Fetters

pop culture writer for the Washington Post

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The paparazzi relentlessly pursued Britney Spears during her heyday. She ended up being involuntarily hospitalized. Now her father controls her career and fortune.

‘Framing Britney Spears’ and how media portrayed young women celebrities in early 2000s

The paparazzi relentlessly pursued Britney Spears during her heyday. She ended up being involuntarily hospitalized. Now her father controls her career and fortune.

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