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    Britney Under Dad's Thumb into Summer

    It's looking as if Britney Spears' summer vacation is going to be another family affair. 

    Jamie Spears' coconservatorship over his daughter's estimated $100 million estate has been extended until July 31, Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Alan Parachini said Wednesday following an unscheduled hearing.

    The temporary power Britney's dad has had over her affairs was scheduled to expire on Monday, and it's well documented that Jamie and his attorneys have been adamant about stopping efforts made on Britney's behalf to wrest control away from the conservators, including a recent move apparently orchestrated by Sam Lutfi to transfer the case to federal court.

    Jamie and attorney Andrew Wallet were named coconservators of Britney's finances, and Jamie was put in charge of her welfare on Feb. 1, the day after the Blackout artist was admitted to UCLA Medical Center's psych ward for evaluation, her second hospitalization that month.

    Although Britney immediately tried to fight the court's ruling, all attempts to hire her own counsel since her dad took control have been shot down. 

    L.A. Superior Court Commission Reva Goetz, who extended the conservatorship during Wednesday's proceedings, previously granted Jamie the authority last month to fire Britney's business manager, Howard Grossman, after the elder Spears claimed he defied the court's order by hooking Britney up with a car and facilitating a meeting with an attorney the day after she was released from UCLA.

    Those close to the troubled songstress have said recently, however, that Britney is easing into the new routine and is getting along with Jamie. Mom Lynne has been traveling back and forth between California and Louisiana, where 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears is expecting her first child.

    And since her series of highly publicized meltdowns, Britney has appeared to be back on track, albeit with much of the credit going to her father's renewed presence in her life. 

    She has had a handful of monitored visits with sons Sean Preston and Jayden James over the past two weeks, her first face time with the boys since her custody-related standoff with police at her Beverly Hills home on Jan. 3, which resulted in a brief stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    As part of the deal hammered out by her conservatorship lawyers and Kevin Federline's longtime legal eagle, Mark Vincent Kaplan, Britney has been meeting with her sons in the presence of her father and a court-approved psychiatrist and she continues to undergo "custody evaluation" by medical experts.

    Two UCLA psychiatrists visited her home on Saturday for a two-hour session.

    And sources say that all the time Britney has been logging at a North Hollywood dance studio lately, where she's been teaching classes for preteen girls and simultaneously whipping herself into shape, is in preparation for a a new video for the next single off of Blackout, "Hot as Ice."

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