IF YOU NEEDED FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE POOR JUDGMENT OF BRITNEY SPEARS’ PARENTS, you got it Saturday when gossips reported that Lynn and Jamie Spears invited TV’s pseudo shrink Dr. Phil to visit their daughter at Mt. Cedars Sinai Hospital. Confirming that Britney is smarter than people give her credit for, the poor little pop star apparently did an about-face upon seeing the shiny bald head invading her personal space and would have nothing to do with the so-called "television intervention" that Dr. Phil was prescribing for next week’s broadcast. I can practically hear the saliva dripping from Dr. Phil’s lips all the way from La La Land. THANK GOD Britney gave him the boot. Because that is the last thing that anyone who actually cared for Britney, that is anyone with sense, would want for her. Dr. Phil is sly enough to know that the elder Spears’ fit the profile of the typical sort who grace his studios: nincompoops who are witless enough to believe that Dr. Phil really "cares." Or even after all these years, who still desperately believe that having face time on TV validates your existence. W-T-F are they thinking? Daytime TV is a spectacle of dysfunction, and watching it a sport for the unenlightened. It’s what the Romans would have done if the had had television instead of the Coliseum. Britney’s daily life is already a manic grab for the spotlight, if only to fill the void inside her. And why is that such a surprise? She grew up under the camera’s watchful eye and knows that it morphs her into whatever people want her to be. Do you want to think of her as a virgin? Then she’s a virgin? Do you want to think of her as a wayward scamp? Then she’ll be a wayward tart. Do you want to think she’s a lesbian? Then she’ll kiss Madonna and make you wonder. Do you want her to be beautiful? Then she’ll dye her hair and wear it in a come-hither style. Do you think she’s losing it? Then she’ll cut off those tresses just to confirm the rumor for you. What Brit needs is TIME OUT. The question is whether Britney can ever believe she would be worth something without attention. Yes, Britney, you are. But only you can make yourself believe that; you have to stop listening to people who only want to use you for their own gain. That includes Dr. Phil. Don’t listen to the rabble who try to eat you and your young each and every news cycle.