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Old 10-01-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A court has ordered pop singer Britney Spears to give up custody of her children effective Wednesday at noon.

Spears' former husband, Kevin Federline, is to retain custody of their two sons "until further order of the court," according to a ruling by Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon.

It was not clear what led to Monday's decision awarding Federline full custody. A transcript of the court proceedings was ordered sealed.

Last month, a judge ordered Spears, 25, to submit to random drug tests after finding she engaged in "habitual, frequent, and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol."

That order, also by Gordon, provided no details and did not name any drugs.

The former couple has been embroiled in a bitter custody fight over their sons, Sean Preston and Jayden. The parents had split custody 50-50, but Federline then asked for the arrangements to be shifted to 70-30 in his favor.

In addition to ordering the twice-weekly drug tests, Gordon ordered Spears to spend eight hours per week working with a "parenting coach," who was to observe her interactions with her children.

Gordon also told both parents to avoid alcohol or "other non-prescription controlled substances" 12 hours before taking custody of the children.

He also barred the exes from making "derogatory remarks about the other party and the other party's family or significant other" during the case.

And he ordered the parents to go through "joint co-parenting counseling" and barred them from using corporal punishment on the boys.

Spears and Federline were married for two years before their divorce became final in July.

Monday's order comes amid a career freefall for Spears, whose new album is due to be released November 13.
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After her September 9 "comeback" performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, critics derided her singing and dancing as lackluster and said she appeared overweight in her sequined two-piece costume. Her former divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, resigned last month as her legal representative after telling reporters the singer "just wants to be a mom."

Spears' management company, the Firm, recently quit after representing the singer for little over a month.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/...ine/index.html
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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Really sad, she needs to get her life back on track now. I have a feeling it could go the opposite way though and things will get worse.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
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looks like they didnt leave her alone even after this

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Spears needs to sort herself out. For the moment that's the better decision though Federline isn't that great of a role model any kid should have.
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I didn't know Bilbo and Celia were one in the same.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:15 AM   #6
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Haha! Charade you are
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Another bad thing in her life. She's really going downhill.
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I almost feel sorry for her. Almost.
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I feel bad for her. Obviously, things are out of control in her life and this constant media light on her isn't helping things.
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i have no sympathy for her.

She had everything and threw it all away.
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I feel bad for her. Obviously, things are out of control in her life and this constant media light on her isn't helping things.
Agree.

I think the media may have had a lot more influence than it should have in this case too.
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i have no sympathy for her.

She had everything and threw it all away.
She's no different than anyone else.

You have never got yourself into a really bad situation, made some bad decisions?
(if you have was the world watching & laughing & pointing and having no sympathy?)

if not...lucky you
a lifetime is a loooong time though.


EDIT: i will say i hope she is taking some personal responsibility.
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She was a sexy nymph of sheer purity in her school uniform when she first broke on the scene, and she has thrown that all away with smoking, drugs and booze. No sympathy from the ginny camp. Federline isn't exactly a brilliant role model, but he apparently does alright with his first child before he met her.
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I don't know if that's really better for the children to live with Kevin Federline
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i have no sympathy for her.

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She was a sexy nymph of sheer purity in her school uniform when she first broke on the scene, and she has thrown that all away with smoking, drugs and booze. No sympathy from the ginny camp.
Well, I think everyone should sympathise.
A life damaged by the media and drug problems, why would people not sympathise with that?

We do not need to know about this girl's personal life, hell we have no right to. The media coverage is unnacceptable and should not be allowed. I fully understand arguments for a free press and for the most part there should be, but when they target individuals, with stories which only make things worse for the person involved, giving out private information that the general public do not need to know all in an attempt to make money, I find it morally reprehensible. What right do people have to judge this girl? None. Yet people who have had no contact with her in any way continuously do judge her because the media encourages them to.
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