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Brit Ditches Kids, Gets Lit

11/5/2007 1:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears: Click to watchHow does Britney Spears spend her court-approved time with her kids? By chandelier shopping, y'all! Them things is sparkly! Looky them little ding-dangly rainbows all over there!

TMZ caught the popwreck going to Crystal Palace in the Valley yesterday, leaving her two kids in her car with the court-required monitor while she shopped for lighting. Hmm... part-time babysitter probably isn't part of the woman's job.


Britney and Kevin - click to launchCameras swarmed Brit as she made her way into the store, and she seemed fed up with some of the attention on her way out -- yelling at one photog for getting too close to her car. Wouldn't want another dent on that thing!

Code Blonde -- National Guard Rushes for Jessica


Jessica Simpson swooped into New York's JFK airport Friday night with a seven-person military escort fit for a visiting head of state. But a National Guard honcho tells TMZ, he's looking into whether the troops were really doing their job -- or just star-struck.

We were there as Simpson touched down and strolled through the airport. We're told the troops got wind Jessica was in the airport and they rushed to search and protect as she walked to her Escalade. The soldiers, outfitted in fatigues, kept photogs at bay.

Jessica Simpson - click to launchNational Guard Major Angelo Agro tells us he investigated the incident, and says that the soldiers were doing crowd control -- at the request of American Airlines. Asked why six armed soldiers were needed to guard one petite blonde, we're told that it was originally a group of "two or three" soldiers and that the rest of the crew just happened to be walking out at the end of their shift.

Despite the soldiers' efforts, one of the snapper's cameras collided with a friend of Jess' mom, sending her to the pavement, shaking her up badly. None of the soldiers helped the fallen women -- instead they closely guarded their prize.

BTW, the terror alert has been elevated to yellow -- not to be confused with blonde.

Clooney vs. Davitian: No Contest


George Clooney: Click to Watch!A TMZ photog was faced with a tough dilemma last night: continue interviewing "Borat" star Ken Davitian or ditch him mid-sentence to go after George Clooney. He chose Clooney, so he gets to keep his job.

TMZ was outside of Dan Tana's last night, talking to Davitian about his new projects, when Danny Ocean himself came strolling out. So the lensman did what any photog worth his salt would do -- ditched Davitian to follow Clooney and his girl to their car. Well played, sir.

Georgie didn't stop to chat, so the photog made the walk of shame back to Davitian to pick up where they left off -- which, after laughing it off and begging for George to come back, Ken was happy to do.

Copperfield Secret Document -- How to Pick Up Chicks


TMZ has obtained portions of a secret document from David Copperfield's shows, outlining in extreme detail how the magician's assistants were supposed to rope in the women that David found attractive -- and hold their boyfriends and husbands at bay.
Copperfield Documents - click to view
The document, titled "Show Participation," requires the people who work David's shows to arm themselves with clipboards, a Polaroid camera, a digital camera, brochures of David's islands in the Bahamas and "Blank photo(s) of David (if one of the girls is a scorpion)." "Scorpion" refers to women David brings onstage as part of his act.

The document describes how the assistants need to be heads-up for attractive women whom David can meet backstage after the performance. We're told the plan is to keep boyfriends and husband in the arena, adding "from time to time, boyfriends and husbands will give us a hard time and refuse to stay. If that is the case, try your best to get them to stay and refer to the "What to Say" sheet for help."

And it gets creepier. According to the document, "On occasion David will have you pull in both scorpions even if he is only interested in one of them, just for comfort."

But wait -- it gets worse. The assistants are told to sell the women before David arrives backstage. They're supposed to say: "Do you know that David has recently bought some islands in the Bahamas? Well they are BEAUTIFUL and we are doing a lot of project (sic) for these islands: Ads, TV, Radio and many other promotions. So we like (sic) to keep in touch with you in case there is a job in the future we think you would be interested in."

According to the document, the women are then supposed to fill out a questionnaire -- "Where are you from... What hotel are you staying in. How long are you in town. Who did you come to the show with? Husband? Boyfriend? Friend?"

And then there's the threatening letter David's lawyer sent to David's employees -- after the investigation was revealed -- telling them they had a duty never to talk about what David was really doing at his show. The plot thickens.

David has been under investigation, after a woman who was in the audience claims he flew her to the Bahamas and allegedly raped her. He denies it.

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Dee    

TMZ IS HELPING BRITNEY WITH HER COME BACK BY SPYING ON HER AND THEIR OBVIOUS OBSSESSON WITH HER. PEAKS THE INTERESTS OF HER FANS AND OTHERS. WTG, TMZ!

2482 days ago
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tootsiepop    

I dont think she wants her kids.She seems to be doing her best to get them taken away.I would have more respect for her if she just said being a mom in too hard for me and I think Kevin will do better as the main caregiver then what she is doing to them

2482 days ago
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STEVE    

Ding dang TMZ will be out of business if Brittney starts behaving. TMZ is soooo full of it TMZ is just as bad as Brittney. TNZ you suck

2482 days ago
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Me    

SO WHAT???? The kids were NOT alone, and were with a "COURT APPOINTED" moniter. Are you all just trying to kill the girl? My God... I feel sorry for her!

2482 days ago
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White Trash Ho Family    

Spears will be dead soon. You can't keep burning your candle at both ends and screwing up like she continuously does, and not kill yourself with drugs, stupid mistakes and just plain ole lack of brains.

2482 days ago
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White Trash Ho Family    

I just hope she doesn't kill her KIDS first! I wouldn't even leave my DOG in a car when I run an errand!

2482 days ago
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Hip Hop    

She is out of her mind. She should spend some one on one time at her home with her kids. Play with them, laugh with them and love them. Send your designers out to buy you things. I am sure their taste in everything is better anyway! Get it together and become a grown up.

2482 days ago
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ddc    

I have 3 kids and if i had someone who can watch them briefly so i can avoid taking them in a place like that , I WOULD!!! Doesn't mean i don't want my kids!!! give the girl a break!!!

2482 days ago
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loving the cooter    

This story needs to be taken down! Does TMZ have Brit bugged? Do they know what the conversation with the CAP(Court appointed Counslor)? You know what they say when you assume. You make an ass out of you and assume. I was ready to jump on board with the bashing about that, until I read the article. You people are a disgrace!(TMZ)

2482 days ago
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White Trash Ho Family    

ddc in #7, I can see YOU are an idiot raising kids, too. Scary world!

2482 days ago
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Ellen    

TMZ is the one who sucks big time. Leave Britany alone, stay out of her face and mind your own dam business. I do not care what she does with her kids. i used to lay mine in the bucket seat of my 72 mustage of course back then we did not have to use car seats and those in use were just so the kid was high enough to see out the windows. of course back then there was a lot less traffic. And as for Jessica I am so sure those were scenes from her latest movie. Get it right those were actors in uniforms not real soliders. GET THE FACTS CORRECT BEFORE YOU SHOOT YOUR PHOTOS AND PUT WHATEVER CAPTIONS YOU WANT WITH THEM. TMZ YOUR THE PROBLEM NOT BRITANY OR JESSICA.

2482 days ago
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John    

She can't help herself!!!She is a piece of garbage pure and simple. Will be dead in the near future. POOR KIDS are what you should be concerned about.

2482 days ago
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ShelleyinWV    

I cant imagine that there is a parent alive that hasnt left their child in a car at some point with an adult. You news ppl need to get a hold on it....you headlined the thing like she left them alone. You need to give that kid a break. "Ye who are without sin cast the first stone".....Jesus

2482 days ago
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artiemisspilgrim    

When you are lucky enough to see them, you don't go off and leave them in a car with the court appointed parenting coach. The coach's job isn't to baby sit your children, her only job is to teach you to be a better parent.... She get's so little time with her beautiful son's you would think she would want to spend every second with them... not out shopping yet again. I could throttle her for her stupidity and her lack of caring as a parent... it's like she wants to use her kids for more photo opps and not enjoy being a real parent of cute kids. It's just plain wrong. She needs to grow up and take her job as a parent seriously. Unless of couse she wants to never see her kids again... not by a court order but because her actions have cause a permant rift between her and her boy when they are grown.

2482 days ago
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IsisJou    

I don't know if he did what he is accused of, but the form sounds like your typical prospective employment form. Scorpion, Numbers, Letters, Sonogram are all names of his magic tricks, and if he uses two women in a magic trick, it would be polite to pull both women back to ask if they would be interested in future show participation than to snub one over the other. I would guess that he asks the questions about where they are staying for contact purposes, and why they are in Vegas to find out if they make frequent trips there for business or if it's a vacation so they can use the same woman again in the future if she's available. Better to use someone who is familiar with the way a trick works than to use someone new who can get confused. As for the husband/boyfriend portion, most men are threatened by a single rich good looking guy like Copperfield, so of course they would try to get the husband/boyfriend to relax. Just my take on things. Doesn't sound sinister at all.

2482 days ago
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