Britney Spears' bodyguards had paparazzi take pictures of the star at its most vulnerable points and & # 39; probably got a kickback & # 39 ;, a new documentary will reveal.
Britney Spears: Breaking Point, which is broadcast on Channel 5 on Sunday at 9 p.m., talks about the fragile connection between the superstarhood of the singer and her fight against mental health.
It delves deep into the devastating 14-month period in which the life of the greatest pop princess on earth was the most tumultuous between 2006 and 2007.
Hairdresser Esther Tognozzi, who owned the salon where Britney shaved her head, has revealed that one of her two bodyguards opened the curtains to allow paparazzi to take a snapshot of the infamous & # 39; Britney Shears & # 39; moment.
Esther, who closed her LA salon when Britney came in and shaved her head, explained: “She had two bodyguards, allegedly vigilant to check that the paparazzi were not receiving photos and one of them remained blind to open. & # 39;
In the shocking documentary, Esther Tognozzi (photo) revealed that she was closing her LA salon when Britney came in and shaved her head: & # 39; She had two bodyguards, allegedly watching to make sure the paparazzi didn't take a photo & # 39 ; s and one of them continued to open the blind. & # 39;
The hairdresser explained how she tried to change the subject to get the star out of the mode she was in. Pictured: Britney the night she shaved her head
She added: & I then had blinds on the side of the salon. I had a sliding glass door and I kept saying, "There is nobody there, why do you keep opening the blind?"
& # 39; Well, days later I discovered why he opened the blind because a photographer was hiding there to take pictures. & # 39;
Rob Shuter, former executive editor of US Hello! Magazine, continued: & # 39; It wouldn't surprise me at all if people in Britney didn't get a bribe. They had the paparazzi take photos. & # 39;
Recalling the night in question, Esther revealed: & We were cleaning up and there were a lot of flashy outside lights and we were wondering: "Oh-oh, what happened, police, ambulance?
& # 39; We looked outside and it was a set of white lights blinking and someone knocked on the door because we always keep the door locked and say, "Hey, open the door, Britney Spears wants to come in" and of course said me: "What for?"
& # 39; And they came in, she sat in my chair, I said, "What is it, can I help you?" She said, "I want to shave my hair," I said, "No, not you." "She said," Oh yes, I do ". & # 39;
In what became one of the most famous moments in pop culture history, the hairdresser who owned the salon where Britney shaved her head (photo) revealed that one of her two bodyguards opened the curtains to allow photographers to take a picture of the infamous & # 39 ; The moment of Britney Shears
She spoke about the paparazzi and continued: & I thought they would kill each other. They tried to stack themselves on top of each other to get a photo, and one bodyguard actually covered the front door with a cape.
& # 39; And when she heard her leave the side door, I mean, when you saw my store, I had gates on both sides, they were climbing to the first picture of her. I felt that someone would be hurt, it was definitely crazy. & # 39;
Esther also said how she would always receive phone calls from her brother while meeting him.
& # 39; By the time I got back to her, she had caught a buzzer and tested to see how it would feel or look to buzz her hair, & # 39; she explained.
& # 39; So I tried to talk her out and I said, "You don't want to do that, tomorrow is another day, you'll feel different tomorrow, let's talk about it." My phone rang again, while I answer my phone, I realize that she went to the other room, sat in that chair, and zoomed in on half of her hair. & # 39;
Rob Shuter, former executive editor of US Hello! Magazine (photo), added: & # 39; It wouldn't surprise me at all if people in Britney didn't get a bribe. They had the paparazzi take pictures & # 39; s & # 39;
Esther didn't know much about her and believed she had only one child at the time, and tried to switch to a topic to talk about him.
& # 39; I tried to get her out of the mode she was in, because she was clearly convinced to do so that night, & # 39; she added. & # 39; I could not convince her. I thought we could do a comb-over, maybe a solution.
& # 39; What I said to her was: & # 39; Do you realize what all young teenagers want to do tomorrow – shave their hair to look like you? & # 39; She didn't care. & # 39;
Former paparazzo and documentary maker Dano Ramos revealed that the photographer and the agency must have earned an enormous amount of money, hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. & # 39;
Esther gave a unique insight into Britney's way of thinking that night: & # 39; She said, "My mother will be p ****."
Britney was spotted in a series of wigs when she was in LA after the notorious cases of head shaving. It is shown on the left in July 2007 and on the right in August
The documentary contains first-hand stories and never-before-heard interviews from people closest to her and those she encountered, including Perez Hilton, her youth and paparazzi who followed her. Depicted in LA in August 2007
& # 39; She was like a cool cat, she knew what she wanted to do, she was zoned, she was on a mission, she came in, she sucked all her hair and then walked out immediately. & # 39;
The documentary also examines what led Britney to that moment – including her bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.
The documentary contains first-hand stories and never-before-heard interviews from the people closest to her and those she encountered, including Perez Hilton, her youth and paparazzi who followed her.
There are also performances by her contemporary Noughties stars, including members of S Club 7, Blue and 5ive.
Britney Spears – Breaking Point, Sunday, November 3, 9:00 PM on Channel 5
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