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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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You have got to be kidding! I guess it's more important to Britney to be a 'pop star' then it is for her to be a 'good mother' to her small children!

2478 days ago


haahaha. you know, being a mom is a 24/7 job, or does being a pop star trump THAT label, too??

if she can't wake up to take a piss test, then she obviously can't wake up to watch her kids. it's that simple.

2478 days ago


OMG LOL what is up with our court system

2478 days ago


ARE you KIDDING ME?? THAT COMMENT actually worked?? bwahahaha Come on now. I think no matter WHO you are you should have to comply with the order given at any time any day. Give me a freakin break!

2478 days ago


So, her lawyer got away with that lie? Brit doesn't have a #1 CD and she is doing nothing to promote her CD so how is that a justifiable excuse? She gets special consideration to accommodate her club hopping and partying? How hard is it to drag your butt out and get tested when you're called? It's not like she bathes or fixes herself up before going out on her other errands. Normal people who really want visitation with their kids manage to abide by the rules. I guess everyone has accepted the fact that her kids are not her main priority.

2478 days ago

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2478 days ago


Good....She finally gets a break!!!!!

2478 days ago


Well first off she SHOULD be getting up that eary if she ever wants her kids back... she is just plain lazy and she thinks that rules are non existent to her!!! I am ashamed to admit she only grew up about 45 minutes from where I live... she is why ppl think ppl here in south louisiana are trash!! She has no morals and if that is her lawyers argument then what a JOKE that lawyer must be!!

2478 days ago


lol i dont get up before that when im not working lol

2478 days ago



I don't care if they call at 2am! YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO!!!

If it was ANY OF US, we wouldn't have such FLEXIBILITY.

2478 days ago


When I think I have heard everything - here comes the stupidest comment of the day-being a pop star doesn't mean the rules don't apply to you, there are many pop stars that seem to be able to combine their careers and families. And I could understand that if Brit was touring or performing at night that 8:00 AM would be early, but lets be realistic she is seen out and about with her hangers on getting photographed (very exhausting making Starbuck runs and stopping for gas). For 5 years I worked the 3rd shift while my 3 children were small (I am a single mother) I still managed to be home for breakfast, see them off to school and be there when they came home, I am just tired of the boo who's this young woman cries thinking she is special because she sings. When you have children your a parent first and everything else comes after.

2478 days ago

Something smells fishy...    

If they want a urine specimen that much, they should be at her house at 8 a.m. with a cup in hand. That's the best pee anyway!

2478 days ago


Say what????? So the average joe still has to follow whatever rules were originally set up for them but not Britty? That judge should have thrown the lawyer out of the courtroom...but since he bought into it.....dump the judge. Its no wonder nobody likes that girl. She surrounds herself with people as rude and deceived as she is.

2478 days ago

nick cant drive 55    

Brit a poop star LOL

2478 days ago

nick cant drive 55    

Brit a poop star LOL

2478 days ago
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