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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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76.

HOLA empieza con un H ¿Q'tal?    

anyone with kids knows that this is just bs

2438 days ago
77.

britneysaloser    

If she cant get up at 8am, how is she supposed to take care of her kids. As a parent we all know kids are up bright and early, What a loser. Just give k fed the kids and be done with it.

2438 days ago
78.

oxyclean    

Little boys who drink sleep late.
That's just convenient, yuhsee?

2438 days ago
79.

Deb    

Let me make sure I understand this right. Britney's lawyer managed to get her "random" drug screening times adjusted so that Britney can sleep? Wow. Again, this proves how Britney doesn't want or deserve her kids. She should be at the court's mercy and thankful she even has the opportunity for drug testing if it means she can see her kids and get her lazy, good for nothing butt out of bed at 5 a.m. if she has to. The American court system is a joke and the judge who made accommodations for Britney should be fired! What a mockery to law-abiding citizens!

2438 days ago
80.

Kathi    

OH my... well thing is Britt only has the kids a night or two a week so she could get to the appointments for the drug testing IF the darn photo op people were not blocking her every step of the way, asking her questions and putting their feet under her wheels to gain more attention.
Britt ought to take a break and stay at home once in awhile! Gosh I am sick of all the crap concerning her and LORD knows the world would not stop if Britt stepped off it . Look we are still going after the Anna Nicole Smith thing played out. They hunt these celebs like they are big game.... no wonder they are tired and want to fight back any way they can.

2438 days ago
81.

Danielle    

Mom first , "pop star" (has been) second!!! I'm sure her children are up at 8:00am. What if she still had them! Oh yeah, nannies.

That is ridiculous, Brit, the lawyer and the judge :(

2438 days ago
82.

Your Mom    

Now I've heard everything. Man, if this is what being a pop star involves, sign me up! Basically I'll get to do nothing and break every rule but because EVERYONE knows my name, I'll quite literally get away with murder. Oh yeah, AND I get to be totally mental with no consequences. Ahhhh, to be a "pop star"!

2438 days ago
83.

Dave    

8:00 too early???? what's she gonn do if her kids wake up early and need her....too bad get the hell up

2438 days ago
84.

John    

Wait... Brit is a pop wreck, not a pop star. There's a huge difference. Anne Kiley doesn't know WTF she's talking about. Just take a look at Britney... if that's what a "star" is, it's a sad time in Hollywood.

2438 days ago
85.

Billy    

That girl is 100% pure J-E-Z-E-B-E-L!!!!

2438 days ago
86.

MARCIE    

IF I WAS A "POP STAR" WHO WANTED MY KIDS BACK, I WOULD GET UP AT 8 AM OR WHATEVER TIME IT TOOK TO REGAIN CUSTODY OF MY CHILDREN. THIS IS NOT A JOKE, PEOPLE.

2438 days ago
87.

TMZ reader    

It's apparent that Brit's not doing anything whatsoever to promote her album, so the judge is a TOTAL moron to fall for this. She doesn't even have her website up and running and the album has been out for a week. With a dismal showing of 290,000 units (half of her last album's debut), she will be lucky if the album even goes platinum. As a die-hard Brit fan, I'm starting to feel that she doesn't deserve any future success, until she exerts some kind of effort. It seems to me that she really doesn't seem to care about anything!

2438 days ago
88.

barbieq    

Umm- can't get up at 8am? doesn't that sorta nail the coffin on the custody thing? I don't know about other folks, but my kids were awake, fed and bathed by 8 am when they were that little. I had no choice. Oh, but I'm not a pop star- that's right.

2438 days ago
89.

sunrise    

it's all about more money for k-fed since his alimony ends this month. he needs to get more money so he can take care of his other baby mama kids and his new shack up. having lived in and around L.A. - it is almost impossible to be called at 8a.m. and expect to be someplace in an hour - the traffic is impossible - she has to get dressed, etc.
Kaplan is just trying to drain all the money he can out of her.

2438 days ago
90.

Cindy    

when she kills her children and commits suicide, what will they say then???? Don't the Eagles have the #1 spot?

2438 days ago
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