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Parenting Coach to Britney: I'm Not a Potted Plant!

10/23/2007 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Britney Spears' parenting coach has submitted her report to the court, and it ain't pretty.

Sources say the two-and-a-half page report says Britney totally ignored the coach -- didn't even acknowledge her presence. The coach says she was unable to teach Britney anything, because Spears didn't want to listen.

The report, which was presented to the court yesterday and will be critical in determining if Spears should regain 50/50 custody, concludes that Britney often ignores her kids and lives in her own little world -- that Britney often disappeared and wasn't around the kids or the coach. We're told the coach has said Brit spends a lot of time on the phone and changing clothes.

And on another note y'all, that BritBrit paparazzo sock is still up for grabs on eBay!

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Why FBI May Have Seized Copperfield's Stuff

David Copperfield is under the FBI microscope, and now TMZ may know why.

Last week, the FBI raided Copperfield's Las Vegas warehouse and seized digital camera equipment and a hard drive to a computer -- this, after a Seattle woman accused Copperfield of sexually assaulting her in the Bahamas.

Sources now tell TMZ Copperfield designed part of his show around "a system for picking up women." During his show, David goes into the audience and chooses women to come on stage. We're told that if David likes a girl, he'll use code words with assistants like "mama" and "secrecy." The assistants mark the women on a map of the inside of the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand. After the show, the women are brought backstage -- and that's where the profiling begins.

The women are told that David may use them in his show when he comes to their hometown. They are then photographed with a digital camera, asked questions like, "What is your favorite men's cologne?" and "Where do you like to vacation?" We're told one of those vacation spots mentioned by staff is the Bahamas, where the accuser claims she was assaulted. Copperfield owns a cluster of islands in the Bahamas -- which he bought for $50 million.

This may explain the FBI's interest in David's camera system and hard drive. If the accuser is a woman who was brought on stage, the FBI would be interested in a possible M.O.

Copperfield's attorney re-issued his earlier statement in response to this story: "It is important these allegations be put into perspective. An unidentified woman has made serious allegations against David Copperfield. Although authorities have not revealed her identity to us, we know these allegations are false because David Copperfield has never forced himself on anyone."

Anderson Cooper: Armed and Fabulous

CNN golden boy Anderson Cooper is blowin' up -- literally!
Anderson Cooper
The 40-year-old news hottie showed up to a NYC screening of "Planet in Peril" this weekend, looking extra fit and buff. Check out those guns!

360 is not only the name of Coop's program -- it's also what he benches. Lift with the knees, Andy!

Heidi Montag on the Cheap

Heidi Montag: Click to watchUsually, the sight of a bikini-clad sexy blonde writhing around in the wet sand is hot ... somehow, Heidi Montag makes it ... hilarious.

Heidi and her unlovable boyfriend, Spencer Pratt, filmed her new music video last week -- with Spencer as sole cameraman to save money -- and it was appropriately cheesy! Our favorite is the boom box. Nice touch Spence.

Montag did some of her signature spastic Mariah Carey-wannabe hand movements -- while dancing around on a jetty -- a lone fisherman completely ignoring them as they filmed. You'll have to wait your turn to be oblivious.


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Maybe if TMZ and everyone else quits bringing up that SKANK Brittany.....just maybe she will go the f*** away

2557 days ago


Britney has proved to the world that she is a lousy driver, but unfortunately she is denial.

So, once again there she is driving with only one hand on the steering wheel, and the other wrapped around a cup.

What is it with the cup in the hand all of the time? I do not think I hsve ever seen her without a cup in her left hand.

2557 days ago


Brits a looser

2557 days ago


all this talk about britney is crazy. yes, shes not stable but doesnt anyone think that maybe, just maybe she suffered from post-pardom depression and wasnt treated for it? geez, im sure she isnt intentionally a 'bad' mother..the girl just needs some help, anddd needs to be left alone!! maybe all of this crazy attention is driving her nuts!!! i dont consider myself a fan of britney, but she is human..LET HER BE!!

2557 days ago


Too bad she hasn't figured out that she has had too many chances to "do it over." I almost lost my kids once, from false allegations, and it shook me to the core. I wasn't doing anything wrong, it was just someone I knew was jealous. Even though nothing happened, I dotted my "i's" and crossed my "t's." Maybe, if I was a star, I would have no need to worry. But, I'm sorry, the minute the social services walk in the door, you need to be worried. You need to look at your life and make a big decision - do I want to be a parent, or do I want something else.

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2557 days ago


They are all LOOSERS!

2557 days ago

Annbu11're such a hypocrite..if you don't like hearing about celebs like Britney (for crying out loud, spell her name right, you pre-school drop-out!) then why are you surfing sites like TMZ in the first place?....
Brit really seems to be going backwards...instead of becoming bigger and better like some young celebs try to do, she has stalled in Hicksville and is increasingly demonstrating her lack of class and intelligence in everything she does.....
what's to become of her, y'all?????

2557 days ago


Screw the coach. I wouldn't acknowledge her either. Britany is probably fine. Have a camera follow you around 24/7 and see how you come off. LEAVE HER ALONE!!!

2557 days ago


Lmfao I wonder what the guy on the rock fishing was thinking when he seen her (Heidi) she looks like a IDIOT! And what does her gay boyfriend do for a living??? Nothing?

2557 days ago

Me :)    

it's pretty obvious... Brit. just doesn't care about her kids... she probabily doesn't even want them.... and they are definatly better off without her...

2557 days ago

Robbie d    

She is a skank, will never be anything more. She needs those kids taken away. She will be doin porn in5 years anyway.

2557 days ago

mike gorman    

sadly...ive seen these actions before with my ex...who was a drug user...britney is spun and needs medical intervention or she will end up a suicide. her family realy needs to step in
even if it mean commiting her, before its to it was for my ex.

2557 days ago


To #8 Justme

"Screw the coach"????

Is that how Britney is supposed to get custody of her children? She can't just continue to butt heads with the judge and the parenting coach. If she doesn't think she needs a parenting coach, then she should look back at her past behaviors.

Ignoring her issues isn't going to make them go away. Britney needs to grow up and act like an adult and a mother.

2557 days ago


At one time I felt sorry for Brittney, now I realize she is beyond help and I am getting tired of hearing about her. There is more to life than "poor" Britney. Her kids should be given to responsible temporary parents until both of the kids get a grip on life. I do not know why the judge is allowing her to skirt responsibilities, and does not jail her for her infractions and contemp of the court system. This is about a very spoiled young rich kid, clueless about life, partying and trying to live the good life. I predict she will loose it all, her fame, richs, self respect, kids and fade away with the other social no names.

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