Monday, January 14, 2008
Britney's Bazaar Drive By Courthouse
In a chaotic scene, Britney Spears arrived at a child-custody hearing Monday – but didn't get out of her paparazzi-surrounded car. The pop singer showed up at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse at about 1:15 p.m. Her car entered the building garage, then pulled out and started driving around. At least once, it pulled to the curb, only to be met by a swarm of photographers and drive off.
Britney stayed home during the hearing's morning session, which ex-husband Kevin Federline attended. Britney was not legally required to go, and she originally had "no plans" to do so, according to a source. But another source said her legal team "strongly advised" her to attend, and by the lunch break her lawyer said he was "hopeful" she'd show in the afternoon.
The court hearing is focusing on Britney’s four-hour January 3 standoff with police, firefighters and paramedics at her Studio City home. Events that evening resulted in Britney being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Kevin currently retains sole legal and physical custody of the couple's two sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1. Britney was stripped of all visitation rights following her hospitalization.