Britney Not On Suicide Watch

February 24 2007, 10:10 am

Headlines exploded all over Friday, stating that pop princess Britney Spears was on suicide watch.

But now only 'Extra' can reveal the truth behind the disturbing new Brit shocker. "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli got the answer straight from Britney's manager, Larry Rudolph.

"The story is absolutely untrue,- he said. "She is in rehab, and it is very disappointing that various media outlets are running these false stories about her, as Britney tries to get better."

Spears has successfully completed two days in a row at the exclusive Promises rehab center in Malibu, after her mom dropped her off there Wednesday night.

Now 'Extra' is uncovering new details about Britney's wild rampage just hours before going back to the rehab clinic.

The mother of two was wild eyed, desperate and out of control as she wielding an umbrella like a baseball bat and repeatedly struck a paparazzo's SUV.

Brit's blows were so forceful, dents were visible in the car. The photog also claims he was hit.

Spears' wild attack happened after her ex, Kevin Federline, refused to let her into his house.

"Extra" has also learned that Kevin called the cops to the house he is said to be staying with the kids just to rein in the shutterbugs.

We've also learned Federline has teamed up with former adversary, Britney's mom Lynne, who arrived at K-Fed's Tarzana home early Friday morning, shielding her face behind a hoodie.

As the world waits for Britney to find herself, is it true Barbara Walters will be the first to sit down for a one on one with the pop princess?

"Here's what I hope for Britney: that she helps herself. That's what is most important," Walters said. "After she does that, she has a long way to go before she sits down for an interview."

But Barbara told "Extra" she had no doubt Brit will bounce back: "She's so talented, she'll be back."

Barbara isn't the only one standing behind Britney during this troubled time; we've also learned that Elizabeth Arden, the beauty company behind Brit's line of fragrances, plans to support her as she tries to heal herself.

Credit: Extra