With the Dec. 2 release of her new album, Circus, a live performance on Good Morning America and an album party in NYC that night, birthday girl Britney Spears will be celebrating more than just turning 27.

 

She’ll also be riding high from the Nov. 30 airing of MTV’s 90-minute documentary
For the Record, featuring extensive interviews and revealing footage from her own production company.

 

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But while Britney’s career is on the rise, the “Womanizer” singer’s personal life remains stalled: On Oct. 28, her dad Jamie Spears’ status as her legal conservator was continued for the foreseeable future.

 

“Legally, Britney is basically a child,” a source close to the case tells OK!. “She can’t make any financial or legal decisions for herself, and she can’t regain custody of her sons, Preston and Jayden.”

 

However, with the safety net the conservatorship provides, Britney is expected to get longer visitations with her children starting this month.

 

"Britney desperately wants to have control over her own life, but if she wants to keep her finances in order and spend the maximum time with her kids, she needs to leave well-enough alone,” the source says. “But the conservator will likely end in 2009.”

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