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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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61.

Nikki    

Hello??!?!? I thought the album was bumped to #2. She is such a slacker!! The legal system just again proves that it gives 'stars' special treatment. I beat if is was a regular person the judge would have thrown the book at the lawyer, not make changes to fit my non-celebrity status. How sad!!
People being flexible and letting her get her way is how she got into this mess in the first place. Someone needs to take a swift kick up her non-wearing underwear butt. Maybe then she would get that the world doesn't revolve around her!

2457 days ago
62.

hannah montana fan    

pop stars is that what she thnks she is ???

2457 days ago
63.

Vampy    

That is absolutely the STUPIDEST thing I have ever heard in my life! What does it matter if she's a 'pop star' (which, honestly, she's not even remotely close to what she was before her tiny little brain snapped). She's not touring. She's not promoting. All she's doing is shopping, tanning and getting her picture taken by the paps.

If I were the judge, I'd have thrown the book at both Britney AND the lawyer.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

2457 days ago
64.

ReneeNW    

I hope her sons got that memo of not being up before 8:00 a.m. Don't wake the Pop Tart!

2457 days ago
65.

Rhonda    

ok so 8 is too early for brit. so who took care of the babies when they were first born..
she's not doing concerts so whats the problem.. late night dancing is not a concert..
im sorry miss DIVA give the kids to sokeone who wants them..
i was on your side brit. even asking for a drug test on k-fraud.but now..
forget it, give him the money and the kids. your head is up your ass still!!!!
YOU SHOULD BE THANKFUL THAT YOUR BABIES ARE HEALTHY..
GOD KNOWS THEIR IQ POINTS ARE NOT GOING TO BE HIGH.. AT LEAST NOT IN THE NORMAL SENSE

2457 days ago
66.

Fly on The Wall    

Finally some news on BRIT - I dont care if she cuts her grass or taked off her coat, just keep reporting on her. Has anyone ever had to do the things the judge asks for? Seems like she is being singled out. Only in CA do things work diffrently than the rest of the US.

2457 days ago
67.

Brit is a f*ck up    

Kevin's lawyer should have shot back, " and she's not one either, she's a has-been". Kevin's a good man though, hell any man in his position would have done the same thing. Keep your mouth shut & let Brit-Brit hang herself!!

2457 days ago
68.

DinkyD    

You've got to be kidding me! Is her lawyer as stupid as she is? So basically, b/c Britney is a "popstar", she should receive special treatment - that is the precedent that her lawyer is arguing. People of power, of wealth, of privilege, of fame can bend the rules to their fancy. I see... Excuse me, but what exactly is Britney doing anyway that she can't answer an 8AM phone call? She's not promoting her album, she's not touring, she's not doing anything charitable, she sure as hell isn't spending QUALITY time with her children. Does this interfere with her Starbucks runs? Ooooh... wait... that's right.... if you're completely hung-over from partying the night before, of course you can comply with court ordered drug testing. How silly of me to forget that!

ps... Britney - you're NOT a popstar anymore... you're a COMPLETE MESS!! GET HELP!!!!!!

2457 days ago
69.

chincho    

I have a 5 FIVE year old kid and I don't get to sleep more than 6:30 AM on weekends. that is a LOUSY argument...I could be a better lawyer for Brit.
I believe EVERYBODY SHOULD KEEP EYES ON K-KRAP...HE IS AN OPPORTUNIST, ANYBODY WOULD GO MENTAL WITH JUST HAVING HIM AROUND, LET ALONE MARRYING THAT PATHETIC LOSER!!!
TMZ!!!!: COULD YOU PLEASE STOP CHASING BRIT FOR 2 WEEKS AND FOLLOW K-KRAP INSTEAD???...

2457 days ago
70.

Brit's mom    

These are your kids, Brit. If the drug-testing folks call you at 3:00 a.m., you bust your butt to get there ON TIME. If she really wanted these kids, this would be a non-issue. She'd do it, and she'd be happy to do whatever it took to get her kids back.

IMO, she is purposely screwing up over and over again just so she can say it wasn't "her choice" to give them up. Then she's off the hook (in her mind) and she can still play the victim. I'm sure that kids do interfere with the lifestyle of an immature, self-absorbed quasi-teenager... @@

2457 days ago
71.

Fly on The Wall    

If I dont go to work in the morning, I sleep til atleast 10 am. She must be like me and not a morning person. Good for her. Jealous people are mad cause they have to get up TO GO TO WORK -SHE DOESNT. When she does work, she doesnt get home till late at night - so she has a night job - big deal, she should be sleeping in.

2457 days ago
72.

Lola La Pistola    

What do you think the judge would give me a break for being a hard working Surgical Intensive Care nurse?

2457 days ago
73.

Jeri    

poor Unfitney.... can't face the day until it's gone

2457 days ago
74.

Adorbale Mistake    

Hmm...
Pop star?
Mother?

Pop star?
Mother?

Pop star?
Mother?

2457 days ago
75.

Ummmhmmm    

Whoa there Twitney ,your still a trainwreck girley !You may need to modify your opinion of yourself sweety ...or your lawyer should anyways ...!#1 dont mean jack to your kids ,they should be your first and only priority at this most important juncture in your life .If they call your azzz at 8 am get the eff up and go DUMMY !!!

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