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Brit's Lawyer to Judge -- You're Not a Pop Star

11/8/2007 2:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears' lawyer has just told the Commissioner in the custody case that he just don't understand what it takes to be a pop star.

As TMZ first reported, K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, went to court this morning, arguing that Brit's visitation should be modified because she's violating the order requiring her to respond to the drug-testing people within an hour of the time they call.

High-powered lawyer Anne Kiley, who reps Brit, told the judge her client has received calls as early as 8:00 AM. Kiley said pop stars don't get up that early, adding, "You are not a pop star with a number one album, so you don't know." The courtroom erupted in laughter.

Apparently, Kiley got her message across, because the Commish is open to a more flexible timetable that works for Brit.

They're back in court at 10:30 AM PST. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Both sides came back to court and told the judge they had not yet reached an agreement. They said they needed more time to talk and will present a complete plan to the court by Tuesday at Noon.

Commissioner Gordon reiterated that Britney Spears must provide a single, working telephone number to be called in for drug testing. K-Fed's attorney told the court that of the 14 calls from the company assigned to perform the random tests on the popwreck, she failed to respond eight times. The Commish did not change the current visitation order, so everything remains as he ordered on October 26. One item he did order: Brit must notify her lawyer immediately when she changes her cell phone number. Apparently, she changes her number as often as she changes her clothes, and he's over it! He told her attorney that she must then immediately contact Kevin's lawyer, and then call the drug testing facility. That's some phone tree!

The judge told her lawyer, "Basically, the testing facility needs a number they can call and get a response."

They'll be back in court on November 26.


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Daddy wants some of the pie too.    

I guess Britney's attorney was dozing when Paris Hilton and her mom were snubbing the judge huh? After seeing her blow thru a red light in the middle of the night with those kids in her car I want her to lose them--for their own safety! If I were the DA I'd toss her behind bars for child endangerment. If she drives around with kids on her lap and blowing thru red lights with her kids in the car in front of photogs I shudder to think what she's done in her home with nobody around. Probably sleeping while her kids walk around the pool. You Britney lovers can trash K-Fed all you want but those kids are 1000 times safer with him than with that lunatic you worship like fools!

2534 days ago

Daddy wants some of the pie too.    

It's simple. If you can't get up at 8 a.m. to take a court ordered random drug-test you lose your visitation priveleges. If there's a problem with 8 a.m. Britney's attorney should have addressed this "pop star" defense in court BEFORE the court order was issued. What if a semi were going thru his green light and didn't see her running the red? She's lost her kids. Good riddance.

2534 days ago
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