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Why Britney Lost Custody of Her Kids

10/3/2007 11:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsWe now know exactly what went down in court Monday when L.A .County Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon stripped Britney Spears of physical custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James.

As we first reported, Britney didn't follow a number of conditions the Commish laid down. But sources tell us three factors were the last straws for Gordon.

Britney was supposed to sign a document that would have given the green light for a custody evaluator to conduct psychological evaluations. Commissioner Gordon ordered Spears to get the signed document to Mark Vincent Kaplan, K-Fed's lawyer, by Monday at 10:00 AM or appear in court. She did neither.

- The judge ordered both Kevin and Britney to submit proof they had valid California driver's licenses and insurance. He also ordered that neither party drive with the children if they didn't have the proper license. Over the weekend, TMZ posted video of Spears driving with the kids in Malibu. She did not have a California license at the time. The TMZ posting was discussed in court and the Commish was pissed off.

- The biggest reason for the change was Thursday night, Britney was at Sutra nightclub in Newport Beach. TMZ shot video inside the club. Various people say they saw her drinking alcohol after midnight. According to Gordon's order on Sept. 17, neither Britney nor K-Fed were allowed to consume alcohol within 12 hours of the time they obtained physical custody of the kids. We know Britney picked the children up at 12 noon on Friday, which means she would have violated Gordon's order.

In short, Gordon was ticked off that Britney thumbed her nose at the court. Stay tuned.

Clooney to Fan -- Hello, the Lens Cap!

Note to fans: When you ask your favorite star to take a picture with you, make sure your camera's working. And take off the lens cap. And check the battery.

TMZ spotted Clooney outside of his New York hotel, where a fan from Berlin (who said he'd been waiting five days to snag a snap with George) finally got his chance for a pic. Except, uh, dude, "It's not open," said George, pointing to the lens. Panicking, the kid tried in vain to get the cam to work -- gevalt! -- but a kindly paparazzo saved the day.

Apparently, German time also moves slower -- the kid is grateful that Clooney waited "like, 10 minutes" for him, when it was really about 10 seconds. One thing moving faster was George's injured galpal, Sarah Larson, who was spotted off crutches for the first time since injuring her ankle in the couple's motorcycle accident last week.

Bonaduce Bloodies "Survivor" Star

Danny Bonaduce: Click to watchDanny Bonaduce is a felony suspect.

Last night, at the FOX Reality Channel Really Awards, Bonaduce jumped on stage, picked up "Survivor" star Jonny Fairplay and slammed him on his face, causing him to lose a few teeth and break a toe.

Fairplay was taken to a nearby hospital, where police were called. TMZ cameras were rolling as the bloodied reality star was loaded into an ambulance. Some jerk can be heard taunting the injured Fairplay, yelling the phrase "Team Bonaduce" as he got into the ride.

Bonaduce is named as the suspect in a felony battery report.

On The Adam Carolla radio show today, Bonaduce said he's had a thing against Fairplay ever since he pulled the famous "grandmother stunt" on "Survivor," lying that she had died in order to get sympathy on the show.
Bonaduce on the Adam Corrola show
Danny said he thought the show was over and he was leaving, and Fairplay was on the stage, asking the audience why they were booing him. Danny says that as he walked by, he said, "They're booing him because they hate him."

Someone then asked Danny to go on stage and tell him that, which he says he did. Danny says he was off the first step of the stage when Fairplay suddenly ran at him, jumped on him and wrapped his legs around him.

Danny Bonaduce: Click to watchDanny says he didn't know if Fairplay was joking. He then says he grabbed the butt of Fairplay's jeans and threw him over his head, not realizing how light he was. Danny says Fairplay face planted into one of the seats behind him.

Bonaduce told TMZ his side of the story outside "The Adam Carolla Show" this morning -- check out the interview to hear how he says the fight went down. Danny says that he didn't start the dustup, and also reveals why he isn't worried about the cops.


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2521 days ago


i think it is tmz who is the reason britney lost her kids with all the negative
reporting they do on stars they are out to reck there lives they make money on there misery

2521 days ago


The Judge for Brittany was totally out of order !
K-Fed could not get custody of his first kids....what makes him able to get these 2 kids ? He is worse than Brittany will ever be !
K-Fed is a whore-monger & drug head...who is blowing or paying off the judge ?
I have a feeling K-Fed payed off the bouncer too.....he's only using the kids as an ATM machine.
What a system

2521 days ago


Bonaduce did something millions wanted to do. Fairplay needs to change his fake name to George W. Bush since he likes to lie so much.

2521 days ago


We know that Britney is mesed up, but she is only human and people should not be so mean about her.

2521 days ago

Rick in Memphis    

This is what happens when children try to raise children, I think a Gaurdian should be court appointed to raise all of them

2521 days ago

Better TErms    

What moron thougt it was apprpriate to use this FOUL language in a news story? AOL should take drastic action against setting such a low standard. Fire the jerk.

'She did not have a California license and still doesn't. The TMZ posting was discussed in court and the Commish was pissed off."

ANGRY would have been sufficient to kick it up a notch on the reporting scale!

2521 days ago


Even dogs can have babies. Just because you can get pregnant and pop out kids does not make you a good mother.

2521 days ago


Everyone is jealous because they didnt look this good after two kids.
But I admit Britard.

2521 days ago


Why didnt he walk proud in front of the cameras??? If he can mouth off then he can get whats next Danny is quite buffed I wouldnt want to mess with him maybe the dude from Survivor Jonny Fairplay will think twice now lets hear him speak what people will do to get in the news. broken toe missing teeth hurt pride maybe that will bring him back to reality. You go Danny! Lessen teachings are in the makin!

2521 days ago

Grey Mist    

Louisiana swamp trash. She doesn't have a mommy gene. She should never have those kids. Not that Federline is much better. Dumped his wife and kid for that trailer tramp and her bucks.

2521 days ago


Brittany spears is a slut & a drug addict Thank god they took those poor children away from that whore!

2521 days ago


Hmm ... the losers section is alive and kicking. Sooner or later Boner-Koochie is going to cross the wrong person and they are going to wipe the ugly off of his dumb ass. What a total jerk.

2521 days ago


Grey Mist,

You must be swamp trash and a trailor tramp to be able to call someone this. It takes one to know one. Keep your sorry comments to yourself.

2521 days ago


Ya know I have never been a Britney "fan". But I have to think the majority of us in our 20's, if we had a camera in our face 24/7, and EVERYTHING we did was caught on tape for the world to see we would all probably have our kids taken away. Besides, those kids aren't being raised by either parent, they are cared for by NANNIES!!! Lay off Britney and think about what u were doing in your twenties, parent or not.

2521 days ago
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