Britney Spears has had rough time getting back on the straight and narrow over the past few years, but now that she has secured a coveted spot as a celebrity judge on the reality TV show "The X Factor," the star seems ready to clean up her act.
Spears is allegedly taking her new job so seriously that she and her team have banned all alcohol backstage, as well as in the her hotel room.
In a note to the hotel, Spears' representatives stated, "Very important. We require you to empty minibars of all alcohol," reported the Daily Mail.
And in an effort to continue her sobriety, Spears' team is also taking precautions to make sure she won't accidentally be sent any alcohol as gifts, adding, "And no gifts of wine or any other alcoholic beverages, please."
Spears is reportedly earning a whopping $15 million, to appear as a judge on the show, and has already been praised for her tough judging style.
"In the past, we've had judges who never say no. She can't say no quick enough on this show," said Simon Cowell, who created the show. "She's quite difficult to please. But she's a fascinating person and I got to like her a lot."
Neither Spears nor her team has ever publicly confirmed what psychological or substance abuse issues she suffers from, although some sources have claimed she has bipolar disorder, but the star's well-documented personal struggles have long been the subject of public scrutiny.
In 2008, Spears was placed under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears, after suffering from a mental breakdown that landed her on an involuntary psychiatric hold in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Spears locked herself in a room of her house with one of her sons and refused to turn him over to her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, who had been granted visitation rights and was supposed to pick the children up that night at 7 p.m.
According to People, when police arrived on the scene about an hour later, they transferred the children over to their father, while observing that Spears appeared "to be under the influence of an unknown substance." Spears was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in an ambulance, and the next day a court suspended her visitation rights and placed her children in the sole custody of Gederline.
More than four years later, Spears continues to remain under her father's conservatorship, although she has reportedly fought to have more control over her personal life, according to a report by the Huffington Post.
Part-two of the season premiere of "The X Factor" airs Thursday night on Fox at 8 p.m. ET.
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