On Friday, [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist] was granted permission by a judge to auction off one of the dresses she wore to the 2008 VMAs to raise funds for Haiti relief. The pop singer was in court to discuss the status of the conservatorship under her father, Jamie, that has been in place for two years.
"She is very enthusiastic about making a donation for the Haiti relief," her lawyer, Samuel Ingham, told Commissioner Reva Goetz. No additional information was given about how and where the dress will be auctioned off, or which charity would benefit from it. At the 2008 VMAs, Brit dazzled in two silver dresses and she hasn't specified which would be auctioned.
According to The Associated Press, Spears' father was also granted permission by Goetz to auction off various property and assets belonging to the pop star that no longer benefit the estate, much of which was from the Circus tour.
Brit reportedly did not speak at the portion of the hearing that was open to the media. It was her first status meeting since completing her tour. In the meeting, it was decided that no change would be made to Spears' conservatorship.
Spears' auction follows several other efforts by celebrities to raise money for Haiti. Friday night's "Hope for Haiti" telethon raised $58 million as of Saturday night. Earlier that day, Canadian superstars like Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Celine Dion and Ryan Reynolds appeared at "Canada for Haiti." And Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus were just added to the star-studded lineup on Simon Cowell's benefit single, a cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts."