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    Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Story at http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ory?id=2899804

    Britney Picked Luxurious Rehab Center
    Britney's Luxurious Malibu Rehab Center Is the Choice of Stars


    By NOAKI SCHWARTZ


    MALIBU, Calif. Feb 23, 2007 (AP)— Gourmet meals, masseuses, 500-thread-count sheets and private rooms with a fireplace and a view of one of the city's most exclusive beaches. It sounds like a high-end resort and it is for the rich and famous looking to kick an addiction.
    Called Promises Residential Treatment Center, it's the place Britney Spears is supposed to call home for the next month while she attempts to grab control of a life that looked to be spinning out of control.
    In a little over a week, the singer reportedly checked in and out and in and out and then in again to rehab, shaved her head and got tiny lips tattooed on her wrist. And this flurry followed months of hard late-night partying in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
    By entering Promises, for the second time, on Thursday, Spears joined a long list of other celebrities who have trekked to the lush Malibu facility to overcome addictions. Promises alumni includes Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Diana Ross and Matthew Perry.
    Treatment doesn't come cheap. A 30-day stay is $48,000.
    What kind of perks can patients expect for $1,600 a night at the 16-person facility? A personal trainer, beautician, private counseling session and no chores. The sprawling grounds of the Mediterranean-style villa tucked in the Santa Monica Mountains include tennis and basketball courts, two pools and nearby horseback riding facilities.
    "These people are wealthy, wealthy," Malibu Mayor Ken Kearsley says of the clientele. "They don't call them gourmet cooks there, they call them `recovery nutritionists.'"
    A typical recovery lunch: Korean short ribs, pot stickers, sashimi, Thai chicken coconut soup and teriyaki chicken.
    If the perks alone aren't enough to keep her at Promises, Spears need only reflect on the possibility she could lose custody of her two young children to estranged husband Kevin Federline if she doesn't complete the program.
    Promises helped launch the so-called "Malibu Model" of rehab when it opened in 1989. There is also a facility in West Los Angeles and The Promises Foundation for low-income single mothers in Culver City.
    Some proponents of the high-life approach to kicking drugs and alcohol have criticized more traditional institutional facilities for being too draconian. Such facilities provide Spartan conditions and can require clients to make their own coffee and mop the floors.
    Malibu is the high-end detox destination. In this 27-mile-long seaside enclave of 14,000 that many celebrities call home, there are about 25 rehab centers with inviting names like Harmony Place, Renaissance and Cliffside Malibu.
    "Even though we created this very exclusive model of treatment we're firmly grounded in the 12-step tradition which differentiates us from a lot of other programs," Promises founder and CEO Richard Rogg says.
    The facility's Web site shows rooms decorated in serene shades of blue, a couple laughing playfully beside lapping waves and a woman with her hand outstretched to a horse. The site promises an "unparalleled recovery experience" and refers to itself as the choice of business executives and government officials in addition to celebrities.
    "The London Times, People Magazine and Time Magazine, among others, have extolled our virtues on their pages," the Web site boasts.
    Steve Cron, a Santa Monica criminal defense attorney, has visited numerous clients at Promises and played pingpong by one of the pools.
    "I've often said if I had nothing else to do and a substance abuse problem and had $40,000 lying around I'd go there for a vacation," he says. "All kidding aside, it's an outstanding program."
    ABC.com also has these photos of a berserk Britney attacking a car with a umbrella. She's totally lost it.




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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    I honestly didn't even believe she was actually drugs until she checked into rehab the first time.

    I just thought she was just going through depression and stuff.

    And about her taking the umbrella and hitting that car while cursing... yeah it's a big deal and all but I hope people won't blow it out of proportion. She's been through a rough couple of days. Her ex wouldn't let her see her own kids. She was just pushed over the edge and lashed out. The girl is under a lot of pressure. Her behavior is understandable (just not acceptable).

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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    I thought I read somewhere that not only is she not allowed to see her kids, her mom is at Fenderline's house taking care of them. Those two have come a long way consiering at one point they couldn't stand each other.





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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Quote Originally Posted by OogieBoogie View Post
    That expensive rehab center reminded me of this place in malibu called promises, a total fakey fake rehab center for celebs when they go somewhere and rerally dont want to et better, like mary kate goes there, lindsay lohan, nicole and all the crazies. And i know for a fact that nicole richie already has a spot booked there this summer with a marble barf-atorium
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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Rehab is not cheap. The bill for a month of rehab at a center here in South Dakota is $15,000.

    She needs to go somewhere and get help. Having a breakdown in the media is not going to help her get any better. Its really unfortunate that she has no one that cares about her enough to save her from herself.
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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    From what I read she attacked the car of a photog because Fenderline wouldn't let her see the kids? That is out of control.





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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Quote Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
    Rehab is not cheap. The bill for a month of rehab at a center here in South Dakota is $15,000.

    She needs to go somewhere and get help. Having a breakdown in the media is not going to help her get any better. Its really unfortunate that she has no one that cares about her enough to save her from herself.
    With this batch of child celebs, they don't really care about anyone else other than themselves. It's very sad.
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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateChick View Post
    From what I read she attacked the car of a photog because Fenderline wouldn't let her see the kids? That is out of control.
    I heard audio of it this morning. She asked the paparazzi to stop, they didnt and she flipped. While I understand that she was upset that Kevin wouldnt let her see the kids, I also understand why.
    She needs to regain control.
    When you have kids you dont get to pick and choose when you're a parent. You're a parent all the time. Shes been out partying all the time, and then doing things like whats happened in the last week.
    She needs help.
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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Rahab = big bucks for those who run them.

    Did you know the owner of the "48 hour" Rehab facility that Miss America recently attended is owned by Donald Rumsfeld?

    Rehab is becoming 'Babysitting' for rich brats. It is very "In" right now.

    Those in need of real rehab have to go without.
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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Let me preface this by saying, Federline isn't exactly a model citizen either.

    HOWEVER, were I in his position, I wouldn't want my kids to be around her either right now.

    I used to think Britney was an idiot, but now I just feel sorry for her. She is four months younger than I am, but she seems like a lost little girl. She needs help, her kids need her to get help. I hope that she pulls through this for her kids sake at the very least.

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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    Rehab may not be cheap...but Britney always will be.
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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    48,000 a month? Do they have a nightly rate? She needs a discount because she can't seem to stay there more than 24 hours.

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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    does the price go up each time she checks in and back out....then in again?
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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    I honestly wonder who's crazier now. Britney or Tom Cruise?

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    Re: Britney's rehab center tab.. $48000 a month

    At this point I think Britney is winning.





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