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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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91.

carly    

brittany isnt the best person in the world, but yet who is? she is one of the dumber "celebritards" though. i think that she really needs to step back and reavaluate her life then go from there. but she has no freaking clue what she is doing, she needs to realize she has kids, wake up and do what she needs to do and quit worrying about everything else

2544 days ago
92.

Victoria    

Apparently 14% of people who voted on the poll are morons.

2544 days ago
93.

shayyshayy    

The whole thing about brittany spears is soooo wrong give her a break you people only show the bad thingsabout her that is so wrong what happend if you lost you kids would you like everyone to put all the bad things about you all over the internet come on now you only show the bad things about her i think that she was an ok person i am not really a fan of her but you are just wrong ........she deserves to have a chance and you people just post all the bad things about her . and you are probably half of the reson she lost her kids....

2544 days ago
94.

GREENIE    

COME ON, BELEIVE IT OR NOT, SHE'S A PIECE OF YOU KNOW WHAT. THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. I SURE FELL SORRY FOR HER KIDS AS THEY GROW UP AND HAVE TO HERE ALL THE THINGS THAT SHE DID.

2544 days ago
95.

SLACKS    

What's wrong with saying that Bush is an idiot? He doesn't do much to hide the fact. And the reason we can bash our President, is because we are allowed to. What..we shouldn't exercise our rights? So, you want us to be like those countries where they kill you for speaking out?

You must be a real rocket scientist. Come back when you can make a lucid argument.

And by the way, the person who has something to say about TMZ...uh, if you don't like what they do so much, why are you here reading these posts? If it weren't for TMZ and other celebrity watchers...uh, there wouldn't be any celebrities. How do you get yourself known to the world, if there is nobody there to show you off.

Just because these stars choose to act like idiots doesn't mean that TMZ is doing anything wrong.

You people have no sense of logic.

cyrus729@aol.com

2544 days ago
96.

trina    

its a real shame about brit's boys. but if you had to go before a judge and have a drug and drinking test would a normal person go drinking and drugging the night before. and what gives brit the right to drive without the proper papers. shes made her bed now she has to sleep in it. if the public acted the way she does how much faster would we lose our custody rights, how long could we drive without insurance and a license. not very. some these stars just think they are above the law and its time they start getting cracking down on these girls

2544 days ago
97.

raggamuffin    

FAME AND MONEY DO NOT MAKE YOU A GOOD PARENT. CAMERAS IN YOUR FACE 24/7 ARE NOT AN EXCUSE FOR BAD PARENTING. SORRY BUT IM A PARENT CATCH ME ON TAPE I WOULD NOT BE DOING ANYTHING THAT WOULD OR COULD RESULT IN THE REMOVING OF MY CHILDREN. IF I WANTED TO PARTY AND ACT LIKE I AM FIVE YEARS OLD I WOULD OF NEVER HAD CHILDREN, THIS IS NOT THE BEHAVIOR OF A MATURE ADULT LET ALONG A GOOD PARENT.

2544 days ago
98.

S. Dot    

Like all media, TMZ is destroying people's. making money on misery. I don't
care for Brittany, but have some decency ! leave her alone already --- making
fun of her hair ? how low can you go. no wonder she is such a mess.

2544 days ago
99.

brijoedek    

Britney is gross and needs to grow up. There is a chance to be drunk and a time were you have to dedicate your time to be a mother. If she wanted time to party and enjoy her youth then she should have waited and prevented being pregnant.

2544 days ago
100.

ELLIOTT A. S.    

I think its a wonderful thing that Brit is having her kids taken away. I am not so sure K-FED is the answer, but I guess the old cleche stands "pick your poison". Brit is an unfit mother, she cant take care of herself, and is not a decent human being. With all her Money, Fame, help from family, help from friends, and help from fellow actors/singers in the business...She cant seem to function properly. What if she was not the pop-tart she is??? just some POOR white trash? She would have hung herself years ago. She is nothing more than PWT. She deserves EVERYTHING that she gets and then some. She should be ashamed to be the person she is after getting and having everything only a mortal person could ever dream for. She is a disgrace to herself and isnt worth the air that on this planet. GOOD FOR YOU BRIT!!!!!

2544 days ago
101.

JM    

I recall one time reading that she went into this store in Beverly Hills and there was a designer purse in eight different colors. In turn, Britany bought all eight colors at $8,000 per bag! Sorry, but if one has the wherewithal to shop until she drops like this but claims she doesn't have a clue on how to parent her two children, based on her non parenting behavior with/for them, it's B.S.!!! She had to either slap down a credit card or write a check for those purses and you mean to tell me she doesn't know about daily dental hygiene is required for her two children? And, why she asked her dentist to bleach her children's teeth because they weren't brushing them daily. Here is a woman who has had the best of the best, I'm sure, make up artists, hair stylists, doctor's (plastic surgeons and otherwise) and doesn't seem to understand the basics of raising a child??? I guess as a diversion, go shopping but watch while your children's teeth rot.

2544 days ago
102.

Eagle    

Sounds like that commissioner, he isn't a judge,is on a power trip and was paid off by Kevin Federline. Scott Gorden is obviiously jealous of Britney Spears and wishes he was a success like her. Commissioner Gorden is a LOSER.

2544 days ago
103.

GREENIE    

SHE NEEDS A CHANCE TO CHANGE, AT WHAT POINT IN HER LIFE IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN. SO WHAT DO HER BOYS DO IN THE MEAN TIME. THIS JUDGE NEEDS TO THROW THE BOOK AT HER. THEN MAYBE SHE WILL CHANGE. YA, SURE.

2544 days ago
104.

brit fan    

hey all ya'll now something every person that is a parent has done something wromg and ya'll wanna tell me that yuo have never went out drinking with friends and then came in the next morning and picked up ur kids and you still havea hang over......Brittney has not done anything that any other parent has not done so everyone just need's to back off her and let her get her life back in order]

2544 days ago
105.

Angela1    

Britney is young and will make mistakes, that dosen't make her a bad mom. I can't help but think that if I was in the spot light I would be more aware of my actions though. I would mind my p's and q's so to speak, especially in public.I had a child at a young age and now she is a wonderful well balanced 19 yr. old so babies having babies isnt an excuse nor does it have to be a bad thing. You are forced to make a decison to grow up or not. What is importatnt to you, for me my child was. She knew she was being watched and there was a chance of loseing them so she should have done everyting asked and more.

2544 days ago
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