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Britney Shut Down by Judge

1/23/2008 1:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears' lawyers went to court today to ask Commissioner Scott Gordon to reinstate her visitation rights, but she was shut down.

As TMZ first reported, Brit's family and professionals in her life have been planning a "creative way" to get Britney mental help. She has some sort of bipolar disorder. Her lawyers went to court to ask the Commish to restore her visitation rights "in a therapeutic setting." We're told K-Fed's lawyer objected, arguing that Britney has repeatedly ignored the Commissioner's order that Brit undergo a psychological evaluation.

Brit Hauled Away -- click to launchBrit showed up for the hearing today, went through the metal detector but then had a change of heart and left. The Commish noted her absence. K-Fed showed up for the hearing.

The bottom line: Brit has no right to visit with her children. K-Fed retains full legal and physical custody.


"Idol" Wannabe Perrie's Gun-Totin' Past


Idol MugPerrie Cataldo -- a smooth-talking "AI" contestant who crooned his way to Hollywood last night -- once had a secret weapon up his sleeve ... literally!

TMZ has obtained an arrest record revealing that Cataldo carried a handgun into a bar in Glendale, Ariz. back in 2006, after being kicked out for fighting. According to the arresting officer, Cataldo was "concealing" the gun under his clothing, and was confronted by security and arrested.

Cataldo plead no contest to carrying a concealed weapon (a misdemeanor) and was fined $568.

Cataldo went to serious lengths on last night's show to explain to the judges that he'd turned his life around since then. He revealed his baby mama was killed for being "at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong people, doing the wrong thing."

FOX had no comment.

Idol talks -- click to launch

Drugs In Heath's Apt. -- But Death Not Suicide


Sources tell TMZ a variety of drugs were found in Heath Ledger's apartment, but the cops are viewing the death as an accident and not suicide, at least for now.

TMZ broke the story of Ledger's death yesterday afternoon. As we reported, various pill bottles were in the apartment, including an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety drug and sleeping medication. In addition, Ledger was being treated for pneumonia. And, we're told, cops found a $20 bill in the apartment with a white substance. The powder is currently being tested by the police lab.

Remembering Heath Ledger -- click to launchFamily members of Ledger have contacted TMZ through a rep and asked us to make it clear -- detectives told them there is no evidence that Heath intentionally took his own life.

Conclusive results won't be available until toxicology tests are run, and that could take nearly two weeks.


The Mom from "Growing Pains": 'Memba Her?!


In the '80s, Joanna Kerns played Kirk Cameron's mom, Maggie Seaver, on "Growing Pains." Guess what she looks like now!
Joanna Kerns
'Memba Them?! -- click to launch

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Jennifer    

Are you serious... Just what the media does I guess. They see a good guy who has a beautiful little boy- but because he makes it known he has turned his life around and talks about the boys Mom they dig up dirt on him.. Leave the guy alone give him a chance so he was young and stupid once. Looks to me like he's done very well for himself and he is raising the cutest kid. Fox- I hope you keep this guy on the show and dont let this stupidity ruin his chances.

2373 days ago
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LEON MCBRIDE    

i LOVED HER THEN AND SHE IS STILL NICE LOOKIN, I WONDER IF SHE LIKES FAT OLD GRAY HAIR GUYS HER AGE, ILL ASK MY WIFE IF ITS OK IF SHE DOES.

2373 days ago
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Mike    

Why oh why can you friggin' people not leave someone alone when something good starts to heppen in their lives? Who the hell are you to go digging dirt? Oh...sorry....ratings, numbers, whatever....just remember, Kharma's a bitch!

2373 days ago
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guess    

It's getting to be routine for Spears to show up for a court hearing only to turn around and walk away. She needs help fast. Where are her parents in all of this? It seems like she had the entourage when she was at her high point of her career but when the chips are down there's nobody in sight except Adnan who's there mainly for his 15 mins of fame.

Joanna Kerns looks FANTASTIC at 54!

2373 days ago
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desi    

Maybe Britney is a vampire. She has no problem going out after dark but seems to have an aversion to the daytime

2373 days ago
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trish    

Grow up you stupid BIT&H and take care of your kids. Your stupidity brought them into this world, it wasn't their choice. Be a woman and take care of your responsibility before they grow up like YOU!! A pathetic, bipolar, drug addict who refuses to get any help. These are their impressionable years and you have damaged their little souls almost beyond repair. You are an incorrigible mother to damage your babies like this.

2373 days ago
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TMZisEvil    

Mike you said exactly what I was thinking as I was reading some of this CRAP. It's so disgusting to post all this in the name of ratings..whomever decided and approved to put up this story about Perrie Cataldo should rot in HELL

2373 days ago
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Tepesi    

Heath , Rest In Peace

2373 days ago
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FoxNettles    

I say leave Cataldo alone!! He has turned his life around and is doing good for his son. Give the man a break!! Everybody makes mistakes. The charge was a misdemeanor for god sakes. Why in the world does the media always have to go dig up dirt on somebody?? I say let him sing and lets so how far he will go. If thats all they have on him, hooray!! Not near as psyco as Britney Spears!!

2373 days ago
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Oceana    

Its a shame, I guess it is human nature for some to want to bring down another person any chance they get. Usually i find that people like that are usually very miserable, or bored or unhappy. The guy from american idol is like anyone else trying to make a dream come to life, and he has a kid. I say it takes ALOT of courage to get on tv sing and make apologies and explanations for his past. That in itself speaks for him.

2373 days ago
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Katiedid    

Please God up in Heaven!! Can't you people let this poor girl and her unfortunate situation alone?? I am assuming that everyone of you at TMZ and elsewhere reporting this "NOT" news have nothing to be ashamed of!!! You are all clean as the driven snow?? No financial worries, sickness, personal problems you want splashed all ofver the headlines?? HUH?? Get a life...better yet, get a job that doesn't prey on other human beings!! The way you sling the "S___", you could always get a job at a Diner!! You can't have souls...

2373 days ago
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Harry Asmen    

I heard Heath had POST MOUNTAIN DEPRESSION !

2373 days ago
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TheGringoInMexico    

ya know, maybe this is good for him and for the television ratings. It gives him some street cred and ai some media attention. Just a thought...

2373 days ago
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jamcelr    

send him back to the ghetto!!!

2373 days ago
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Me    

If you all are so pissy about what is said, then why do you read it? You all don't seem to mind reading about Britney. . .and all her stuff is just gossip as well. Just becaose they talk about someone you like you have to get mad about it??? Get a grip. Get a life! If you are reading it it is because you want to gossip, don't get mad when it is someone you like!

Go TMZ!!

2373 days ago
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