As Britney Spears continues to strive to get her personal and professional lives back in order, OK! has learned she’s turned to a familiar face for help — former manager Larry Rudolph. Though the pair had parted company a year ago, sources confirm exclusively to OK! that the “Toxic” songstress has once again been taken under Larry’s wing.

Larry and Brit share a long and bumpy history. He was the visionary who discovered the young star Britney and shepherded her career from teen pop tart to international superstar. And when her life began to spiral dangerously out of control in the weeks and months following her Oct. 2006 divorce from Kevin Federline, it was Larry who Britney’s parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, turned to for help getting her into rehab.

After her brief stint at the Promises clinic in Malibu, Brit went public with her ill-feelings toward Larry, chastising him on camera in a bizarre, disjointed rant, for what she viewed as siding with her folks against her.

However, Brit’s dad has always been open about his positive feelings toward Larry, even publicly thanking Larry for his efforts. And now Jamie, who has continued to think the world of Larry both as a manager and as a friend who has Britney’s best interests at heart, has finally convinced Britney to let him take over the reins of her recently resurgent career.

Source: OK!


Britney Spears is relying on an old friend to give her a new lease on her professional life.

The pop star is bringing erstwhile manager Larry Rudolph back into her inner circle.

The duo, whose relationship has undergone well-chronicled ups and downs, most recently with the pair parting ways after Spears publicly blamed him for forcing her into rehab, is apparently back in business.

“It’s true,” a source close to the pop star told E! News. “They are working together.”

It’s unclear when Rudolph reentered the picture, but Spears’ career has already been on the upswing, particularly in the wake of her fairly well-received, ratings-grabbing guest-starring turn on How I Met Your Mother last week.

Rudolph is the eagle-eyed manager credited with discovering Spears and crafting her career from small-town Louisiana ingenue to mouse-ear-wearing Disney star to international pop icon. They were together for roughly nine years, ultimately splitting around the time Spears wed Kevin Federline.

Just one day after her 2006 split from K-Fed, however, Rudolph was back on her arm. Their second professional go-round was much less lengthy—and successful—than their first, ultimately disintegrating in early 2007 after Spears let loose a series of caustic on-camera rants about Rudolph being the reason she was tricked into entering rehab and for turning her family against her.

Jamie Spears, however, has always been a public Rudolph supporter. While Papa Spears is currently holding (very tightly) the reins of his daughter’s life, it’s unclear whether he had any part in reforging the partnership.

Regardless, Rudolph’s resumes his position after succeeding who might be Spears’ most infamous manager to date, former pal Sam Lutfi.



Britney Spears is reuniting with business manager Larry Rudolph, E! News reports.

Spears and Rudolph worked together for many years off-and-on, and he is credited with shaping her highly successful early career. They most recently parted ways last year after Spears blamed him, in part, for encouraging her to enter Promises rehab center in Malibu.

Of reports that they have decided to pair up again, a source tells E!: “It’s true. They are working together.”

At the time when Spears parted ways with Rudolph last year, her father, Jamie, sent an email to the New York Post supporting Rudolph despite his daughter’s decision to sever their relationship.

“When Larry Rudolph talked Britney into going into rehab, he was doing what her mother, father and team of professionals with over 100 years of experience knew needed to be done,” Jamie wrote. “She was out of control. Larry was the one chosen by the team to roll up his sleeves and deliver the message, to help save her life.”

Jamie Spears is currently a co-conservator over his daughter’s affairs.



Seeking to revive her career, Britney Spears met with her former manager, Larry Rudolph, last week, has learned.

“Britney wants to get back to work,” a friend of the Spears family tells Us. “People close to Britney know that Larry is the best person for her. He’s the man who can get her back on the right track career-wise.”

The two — who stopped talking last year after Spears blamed him for forcing her into rehab — had a “mostly personal meeting,” the source adds. “They had a normal conversation, and it was very friendly and warm. There was no animosity.”

Says the source, “Larry just wanted to see her. He is still extremely close to the family and really cares about her and wanted to spend some time with her.”

Rudolph, who is credited for discovering Spears, managed her career for 9 years.

He was subpoenaed in Spears’ custody battle in August 2007.

“I know and understand Britney better than anyone, I know what makes her tick, and I understand everything she’s going through,” he said at the time. “With that being said, my loyalty will always stay strong with Britney.”


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