TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

COMMENTS

No Avatar
61.

Barry    

Hey Kyle, how can you spell that bad. Ask your mother how to spell bitch. She'll know because she is one, you stupid bastard. hahahahahaha

2579 days ago
62.

PansyAston    

The poor girl's name is BRITNEY. Her life is a WRECK.
There's a difference between "there", "they're", and "their".
K-Fed never married poor Shar. Shar was pregnant again
when Britney decided she wanted Kevin, and "got" him.

It has been said that she has no nannies now; almost
everyone has been fired. There's not even anyone to make
her coffee in the morning or to put her in bed at night: she has
to get lattes in her nightie and check into a hotel at midnight!
She can't wash her hair or dress herself either, apparently.....

In my twenties, I had graduated from college, done university
research, and took a full-time job in Washington, DC, with
graduate study thrown in. Most of us partied only on weekends,
both before and after marriage. When we had children, we got
babysitters, grandparents, or traded with friends~~~and came
home in time to drive the babysitter home. Of course we didn't
have paparazzi dogging us! (If we had, we'd probably would have
had our coffee and parties at home.)

2579 days ago
63.

Sean C    

Danny is the man, I wish I was there to see that loser get the beatdown thats been comin to him. Danny you rock brotha

2579 days ago
64.

Sherrie    

What a shame that Britney doesn't have the common sense to appreciate those kids. How sad that they are being taken away from her since she is their Mother. It's a sad day when a Mother loses her kids in court but I am not understanding how she values partying more than her kids. They are a gift not things to be neglected. Poor kids. She needs major psychiatric help - I just hope that she gets it and fast.

2579 days ago
65.

Mike    

You people defending Britney are dumb... No one made her defy THREE aspects of a court order but herself. That has nothing to do with her divorce or being famous, she just didn't care enough to do what she needed to keep her kids, period. Just because you've seen someone on TV doesn't mean you know that person. None of you know a thing about Britney, not a thing. Who knows if celebrity has "changed" her. This just may be who she really is.......

Mitzi, you can't seperate parent or not when you refer to peoples actions because your actions have heightened consequences when you're a parent. Its not just you that your actions affect anymore. Anyone who doesn't realize that (like Britney obviously) should not have the responsibility of raising children....

2579 days ago
66.

Sean C    

I'd slam the hell out of that hoe, then flip her over and throw in her ass

2579 days ago
67.

Cheryl    

I have never been a Spears fan either, but I am somewhat leaning to her side. I had my first child two weeks after I turned 18 and it was obviously a huge turning point in my life. Actually I grew up quite fast when I found out that I was pregnant. Thank God I was able to finish school without "showing". But this isn't why I'm commenting on this, my reason is this...she had alot dumped on her at an early age. Look at what happened to the vast majority of child stars...drugs, booze, suicide....need I say more?? She needs to decide to grow up once and for all, do what she has to do to get her boys back, and then get the hell out of the limelight. K-Fed sure as hell isn't anywhere near what a good father is....he only wants the money that having the kids will get him. And to all of the rude as can be "papps" you also contributed to this....but then again...if Brit was doing the right thing to begin with....hmmm. BRIT.....JUST GROW UP AND GET YOUR BOYS BACK AND BE EVERYTHING A GOOD MOM IS SUPPOSED TO BE AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THE BOYS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!! THEY WILL LOVE YOU ALL THE MORE FOR IT!!!! Trust those of us that have been there done that!

2579 days ago
68.

Mom of 2 kids    

Britney needs to get her life straight, get custody of her kids and get out of Hollywood and start over again everyone knows she can afford it. God Bless her and all single Moms!

2579 days ago
69.

nelly 68    

WHO DO PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE, TO JUDGE SOMEONE THEY TRULY DONT E VEN KNOW? I HOPE BRITNEY GETS HER BOYS BACK. ALL KEVIN DID WAS USE HER FOR ALL THAT HE COULD, SHE'S THE ONE THAT MADE HIM WHAT HE IS AND W/OUT BEING W/ BRIT EVERYONE WOULD BE LIKE KEVIN WHO???????????????HOW IRONIC HIM & SHAR ARE LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER !!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE NEEDS TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET HER BOYS BACK AND STOP BEING A MEAL TICKET FOR SOME TRIFELING A-- DRUG USING PIECE OF SHI- . I DONT KNOW WHO WOULD EVEN PAY TO SEE THE JERK. I THINK HE SUCKS AND HE'LL NEVER SEE A PENNY OUT OF MY PURSE.

2579 days ago
70.

police26spd    

come on... its Brittney Spears for Christ Sakes.... the woman needs a privacy...give it to her.....how would you like it if the whole world was looking on you and you just lost your only hope in life....the two kids...... get to the real world and leave her alone......or the media might be at your door looking for your next move

2579 days ago
71.

SLACKS    

Britney deserves everything that comes her way, including losing her children. But, it is true, Kevin Federline is not a reasonable alternative either. They should be put into foster care.

Perhaps Angelina and Brad can take them in. LOL

2579 days ago
72.

zuess    

yes brittney is a filthy whore but i'd still throw the hotdog down the hallway for some cake

2579 days ago
73.

Charles Volcher    

HEY SPEARS WHY DON"T YOU GO HOME TO MOMMY MAYBE SHE CAN TEACH YOU ON HOW TO BECOME A MOTHER. OH WAIT I JUST REMEMBER SOMETHING YOUR MOTHER JAMIE WAS ALSO AN UNFIT MOTHER CAUSE SHE GAVE BIRTH TO A PIECE OF LOUISIANA SWAMP TRASH. THANK GOD FOR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT FEDERLINE GOT FULL CUSTEDY OF THOSE POOR KIDS.

2579 days ago
74.

painter    

bonaducebag is a loser drugie someone should take him out into the alley some day he s a has been washed up drunk

2579 days ago
75.

SLACKS    

Britney is a HOE? Don't you mean HO? Which is derived from the fact that morons can't pronunce the actual word WHORE?

2579 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web