06:52 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 05/13/2010 01:35PM
Is a new Housewife joining the mix?
On Tuesday night, Britney Spears's mother Lynne had a girls' night out at the lower Manhattan restaurant Kenmare with her niece, a family friend and Real Housewives of New York City's Jill Zarin.
How did this seemingly unlikely pair come to be pals?
"I met Lynne a few years ago backstage with [my daughter] Ali at Britney's concert at the Meadowlands [Sports Complex in New Jersey], we just connected and we kept in touch," Zarin tells PEOPLE. "When Lynne comes to town we try to meet and catch up. She called me a couple of months ago and said she was coming to New York."
Originally posted 11/27/2008 09:40AM
Lynne Spears certainly has plenty to be thankful for.
In the past year, she has watched her famous daughter Britney crawl back from the brink.
Just how did the 27-year-old singer rebound from her pair of forced hospitalizations and a long string of erratic behavior, including her quickly annulled Vegas wedding in 2004 and her infamous head-shaving in 2007?
"With a lot of love and care and help," Lynne said Thursday, speaking to the U.K.'s GMTV via satellite from New Orleans. "Sometimes you have to just settle down. You have to stop, think. And there's a lot of people that care about Britney and love Britney – and Britney's doing great now."
Originally posted 10/06/2008 11:30AM
After a year of upheaval for her family, Lynne Spears exclusively tells PEOPLE.com that she's cherishing the "small things" like taking Britney's sons Preston, 3, and Jayden, 2, for a spin in her golf cart and planning a shopping trip with Jamie Lynn because 3-month-old Maddie is "growing out of all her clothes."
"Really wonderful things are happening now," Spears, 53, said Saturday. "It looks like things are looking up again."
PEOPLE caught up with Spears at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 20th annual convention in Grapevine, Texas, where she was a surprise guest speaker. She shared with the crowd of 4,500 mothers what it's like to face criticism for the way she raised Britney, 26, and Jamie Lynn, 17.
"I had a perfect little plan," she said, explaining the parenting journey chronicled in her memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World. "But, you can't control the [kids]' peers, you can't control society and you do the best you can."
Originally posted 09/10/2008 09:10AM
Lynne Spears says that even knowing what she knows now, she would still let her daughters Britney and Jamie Lynn pursue stardom.
"I think you have to let them follow their dreams," she says in a new interview with PEOPLE. "I think it would be worse in the end if you didn't."
But she does express regrets about not listening to her "gut" at times: "Was I the perfect mom? No."
In an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, Lynne, 53, details the highs – and lows – of her family's journey from Kentwood, La., to the harsh international spotlight. "Every mother makes mistakes," she writes, "and I'm no different."
Originally posted 08/11/2008 03:40PM
Lynne Spears's much-discussed new book is due out Sept. 16 – but the cover was unveiled Monday.
Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World is a memoir, describing Spears's "story of what it was like being a mom and raising two very famous people," a spokesman for publisher Thomas Nelson told PEOPLE in June. The tome will not be a parenting guide, as many had expected.
Spears's memoir was intended for publication earlier, but was put on hold after daughter Jamie Lynn got pregnant. (Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann in June.) Said the publisher at the time: "Lynne never stopped working on it because she wants to express her love for her children and tell their stories through a mother's eyes."
– Brian Orloff
Originally posted 06/11/2008 07:50PM
Lynne Spears's memoir about raising her famous daughters Britney and Jamie Lynn will be released this fall, the publisher confirms to PEOPLE.
"When Jamie Lynn got pregnant, it was put on hold," says a spokesman for Thomas Nelson, which publishes inspirational books and Bibles. "Lynne never stopped working on it because she wants to express her love for her children and tell their stories through a mother's eyes."
Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World" is likely to be released in September, says the spokesman.
Originally posted 12/23/2007 02:00PM
Ever the optimist concerning the Spears family, Dr. Phil McGraw commends matriarch Lynne Spears – despite the current controversy regarding her 16-year old daughter's pregnancy.
"We know the Spears family, particularly the parents," he tells PEOPLE at Adrienne Maloof and Dr. 90210 Phil Nassif's holiday party in Beverly Hills on Saturday. "An asset that Britney and Jamie Lynn both have is a great and dedicated mother."
Originally posted 12/18/2007 10:15PM
Lynne Spears's book about raising her famous daughters Britney and Jamie Lynn has been put on hold, the publisher confirms to PEOPLE.
"The book is delayed indefinitely. It's delayed, not cancelled," says a spokeswoman for Thomas Nelson, which publishes inspirational books and Bibles.
It had been scheduled for a spring 2008 release and was put on hold last week, says the rep. On Tuesday, news hit that 16-year-old Jamie Lynn is pregnant with her boyfriend's child.
Originally posted 10/30/2007 10:15AM
Lynne Spears's collaborator on her upcoming memoir says the book will shed new light on the troubled Britney Spears.
"It's the truth, but it's based in love," the Michigan-based Lorilee Craker, co-author of Pop Culture Mom: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, tells her local paper, the Grand Rapids Press.
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