From our friends at the tiny news gathering called The Associated Press:
“(AP) — As Britney Spears was reportedly checking out of a drug rehabilitation center for the second time in a week, her estranged husband was making plans to go to court amid a custody dispute over their two children.
Kevin Federline and his lawyer were scheduled to appear at a downtown courthouse Thursday for an emergency hearing, Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini told The Associated Press.
“Our best information is he will be here; she won’t,” said Parachini. “But anything is possible.”
Yes, anything is possible. Brit could parachute in from an Army helicopter. She could show up selling her extra needles. The kids may have already been sold to Madonna.
There is no limit to the crazy train, just hop on board and pray the dining car opens soon.
February 21, 2007 at 9:42 pm by Spiteful Lars
So what’s Brit up to, now that she’s ditched out on rehab for the second time in a week? Rumor has it she doesn’t have any money, because her family froze her credit cards (can they do that?). She called up one of her back-up dancers to spring her from Promises. She was spotted at the Chateau Marmont in WeHo earlier today, and just recently was seen at the law offices of defense attorney Barry Tarlows (down the street from Marmont). And, yes, she’s back to wearing that ridiculous blonde wig.
The Federline camp has announced there will be no comment. We haven’t heard anything from Britney’s camp yet.
Stay tuned. We’ll be bringing you all the updates as BritneyWatch 2007 continues…
February 21, 2007 at 12:15 pm by Evil Beet
With all of us bloggers writing countless stories about Britney Spears many have forgotten about her “boo’s”, her little baby boys Sean Preston and Jayden James. Many have asked the question, “who is taking care of the babies while Britney is in rehab?” Now I guess B has checked herself out of rehab but for those 24 hours according to Larry Rudolph, the hardest working manager in show business,
“The kids are being well taken care of.”
Awesome, give the public what they want. Way to elaborate Larry. Britney has sole custody of her babies so even if she goes into a treatment facility she designates the person who in in charge of taking care of her kids.
Contrary to many reports, Kevin doesn’t want to have full-custody of the kids he just wants his visitation rights.
Here is an interesting look at Britney’s support system via People.
As a youngster, Spears had “a terrific relationship” with her mom, says former agent Nancy Carson. But a relative says: “Britney and Lynne have had some problems lately and they weren’t speaking for a while.” Now, though, they’re talking again.
JAMIE LYNN SPEARS
Spears’s little sister cried when she heard about the singer’s meltdown over the weekend, says a friend. The two are tight; Spears calls Jamie Lynn, 15, frequently.
Spears’s dad has had his own battles with alcohol. A family member in Louisiana says Spears doesn’t always stop by his home to say hello when she’s in town, but Sunday night before she entered rehab, the two dined together and had “a heavy conversation.”
The two spoke by phone just before Valentine’s Day, and he canceled plans to go to Las Vegas last weekend “to physically be in L.A. if Britney or the kids needed him,” says a friend.
Her longtime manager parted ways with her after she wed Federline, then returned and orchestrated her well-received behavior when she filed for divorce. He helped with the intervention that led to rehab.
Hopefully one of these people will step up and save Britney. If she really has checked out of rehab I don’t know who can save her.
February 21, 2007 at 10:14 am by EvilT
No details yet. Here’s what we have of the story at ETonline. She left early this morning, again, less than 24 hours after checking in. Good job, Brit. Details as they come…
February 21, 2007 at 9:54 am by Evil Beet
“They had a huge argument. Kevin threatened Britney that he was going to have people test her hair to find out exactly what she’s been up to. She was so scared. That was what made her have her head shaved.”
Although I guessed the drug-testing threats were coming from her record label, I totally called this one.
Brit’s at Promises Malibu, being mercilessly stalked by paparazzi, who have already scored pics of her in the courtyard. More pics here.
February 20, 2007 at 5:59 pm by Evil Beet
Britney Spears, according to TMZ, has checked into rehab for the second time. A representative for Britney issued this statement today,
“Britney Spears has voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed rehab facility today. We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time.”
Another former tween star heading to rehab. Shocker. This move is key to help Britney shake off the weird events of the last few months which have included flashing her goodies, taking her clothes off at clubs, forgetting that she has children, and shaving her head.
I’m wondering what Kevin Federline has to say about all of this. The girl is now in in-patient rehab. This doesn’t mean that she gets to bring her children to the center. I’ve watched a lot of “Judging Amy” and Amy Gray would totally have given Kevin custody A LONG time ago. I know her mother is taking care of these kids but according to my experiences watching this TV show (really I get most of my post-college education from daytime television) the Department of Children and Family Services usually takes away a parent’s custody once they enter rehab facilities.
I bet Kev is getting a lot of money to stay away from the media storm surrounding his ex and his kids. A LOT of money.