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Posted at 7:59 AM ET, 10/ 2/2007

Morning Mix: After Surrendering Kids, Spears Tans

By Liz Kelly

Headlines: Britney Spears heads to tanning salon after handing kids over to K-Fed's bodyguard; applies for California driver's license... Sylvester Stallone witnessed Myanmar uprising aftermath... Lindsay Lohan gets another visit from dad... Angelina Jolie has taco fever... Tori Spelling as a "Love Boat" inspired Pussycat Doll... Ben Affleck says dating J.Lo was bad for his career... Hayden Panettiere dresses for dog walking... Keith Urban blames photographer for motorcycle accident.

Rumor Mill: Jennifer Aniston and Orlando Bloom?... Cameron Diaz spends cozy weekend in New York with Bradley Cooper... Will Smith to direct "Karate Kid" remake... Rolling Stone Ron Wood once took out insurance loan to fund drug habit.

By Liz Kelly  | October 2, 2007; 7:59 AM ET
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I don't like saying this, but its good that Britney is no longer in charge of those kids. She took them to Carl's Jr. before dropping them off, and then immediately went to go tanning? She is a bad parent plain and simple and I feel no sympathy for her.

She had the chance to make things better to keep some custody of her kids, and she did nothing. Also, K-Fed could have gone to get his kids instead of sending a bodyguard. What else does he have to do with his time, lets hope its not making another album.

Posted by: michael | October 2, 2007 8:49 AM | Report abuse

I feel bad for the kids. Some day they're going to read all this crap!! Hopefully someone will be smart enough to save money for future therapy for them.

Posted by: WDC 21113 | October 2, 2007 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I'm a little OD'd on Britney, so I am going to comment on the Hayden Panetierre photo. Are we sure it wasn't a photo shoot? Was she returning from a formal affair (in the daylight?)I will admit that I have walked my dogs in semi-formalwear because I've returned from a party, wedding whatever, but it's usually in the early morning hours and I'm probably just a little bit drunk.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 8:59 AM | Report abuse

one britney comment and then that's it for me...i think it was smart of her to drop the children w/a bodyguard since there might have been a 'scene' had her ex-husband arrived. there's really no need to comment of what she did with her time after the children were gone. i'm not sure what goes for normal in her life, but heading to a tanning salon isn't what most normal people would do after surrendering custody of their children.

*hayden p. looked like she was dressed for a photo shoot but it is a funny picture.

Posted by: methinks | October 2, 2007 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Do we see K Fed take the kids out for obvious photo ops? (a Chicago newspaper just did a long story about how she calls the press and makes sure they follow her everywhere). Does he drag them to restaurants at 10 pm? Does he recklessly drive them places? No, in fact, his ex GF whom he dumped for Britney, says he is a great father. I think he is an idiot and a bad singer, but we haven't a shred of evidence he is anything but a good father to these children. Plus, this was just on Perez Hilton:

"Besides being a frequent and habitual user of drugs, Britney Spears lost custody of her two children on Monday because she's a [bleep]-up that can't obey the law.

According to insiders close to the situation, the mother of two failed to comply with ALL of the things she had to do in order to maintain joint custody with Kevin Federline - as ordered by a Los Angeles judge.

Spears failed to meet with a drug counselor. She refused to submit to drug testing. She didn't enroll in parenting classes. And she also failed to sign the judge's order.

And last Friday, the judge prohibited both Spears and Federline from driving the children unless they had a valid California driver's license. Spears ignored that demand as well."

Posted by: JL | October 2, 2007 9:22 AM | Report abuse

I love this:

"The former pop star still has a valid license in her home state of Louisiana, but since she has been a California resident she has not obtained a valid driver's license in the state, which is mandated by law.

Jan Mendoza, Information Officer at the Department of Motor Vehicles explains to Us Weekly that state law requires new Californians to apply for a license from the state within ten days of establishing residency. Additionally, they must surrender their old licenses.

As Britney has worked, married, divorced and purchased numerous homes in California, Mendoza says it is clear that she has established residency, and, therefore, is driving illegally.

"When you make your home here or take a job and you want to drive in California, you must apply for a California driver license within 10 days," said Mendoza. "Britney is considered an unlicensed driver in California, the vehicle codes are very specific."

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm....Bloomiston? Orlaniffer? Jendo? Orlanniston?


Posted by: Anonimis | October 2, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I thought for sure the story about Britney handing the kids over would end in her going to a party. Then again, it was morning maybe the party is set for later tonight.

Somebody needs to tell Ben Affleck that being with JLo didn't do anything to his career that wouldn't have happened without her.

Posted by: petal | October 2, 2007 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Seems like the blame belongs more to Gigli than giggly butt.

Posted by: Dear Ben... | October 2, 2007 9:30 AM | Report abuse

she apparently went out to the Peninsula Hotel and then a very photographed dinner at Nobu. Laughing and enjoying herself, of course. She is probably relieved.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I like "OrJen", myself.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 9:33 AM | Report abuse

how about 'orfer'? or even shorter 0-fer, but then it would sound like he struck out and chances are that won't happen.

Posted by: methinks | October 2, 2007 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Add Karate Kid to our "do not remake" list, I guess. especially with Will Smith's damn kid and Jackie Chan as the mentor?!!!

there's no way this can be an upgrade.

Posted by: OD | October 2, 2007 9:47 AM | Report abuse

orfer sounds like a sex act: "he gave her an orfer"

and amen on the Karate Kid-why, why, why??? There are millions of good books our there waiting to be made into movies. Why recycle mediocre 1980s teen flicks???

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 9:59 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Anonimis | October 2, 2007 10:02 AM | Report abuse

For everyone who wants to know why the judge didn't give the kids to Brit's mom, let's remember she's one of the people who raised Britney. Do we really think she'd do a better job. Also, it does not appear she has ever asked for physical custody of the kids.

Posted by: JES | October 2, 2007 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Why would the judge consider Brit's mother, if the father is in the picture and is a willing participant? Being a golddigger wanna-be rapper doesn't make one a bad father.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Media Notes' Howard Kurtz weighs in on Brit-Brit:

"Two big stories out of L.A.: Britney Spears losing custody of her kids (will the media now stop treating her train wreck of a life as mere entertainment), and:"

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 10:24 AM | Report abuse

"Being a golddigger wanna-be rapper doesn't make one a bad father."

Being an anonymous commenter on Celebritology doesn't make one a decent psychologist either. Being byoolin, however, does make one a god among men and loved by the ladies.

Posted by: byoolin | October 2, 2007 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Hold on--Brit had until Wednesday at noon to drop off the kids, but she dumped them as soon as she could? This girl has been looking for a court order for a while. Party on, Brit! Not that you care, but your kids are finally safe.

Posted by: DC | October 2, 2007 10:35 AM | Report abuse

but, byoolin, the judge took tesimony and evidence from witnesses, including psychologists, so we should assume the judge believed K Fed could do a good job, as he has been with these children and his from his prior relationship

Posted by: egengle | October 2, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, the bodyguard thing isn't too weird. Lots of divorced or divorcing couples have neutral go-betweens to transport the kids for visitation to avoid scenes. Immature, probably, but it happens all the time. It might even be written in the judge's order, which I'd LOVE to read. Although, this story does remove any shred of pity I ever had for Britney, not that I had a lot. I'm really starting to wish she'd go away, and maybe Liz can highlight some classy people (like Kate Winslet) to make me feel better :)

Posted by: Sigh | October 2, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Angelina Jolie is just a big fan of Puttin on the Ritz.

Posted by: michael | October 2, 2007 10:39 AM | Report abuse

the judge's order specified no corporal punishment. Something I was reading (People?) quoted some California domestic relations lawyer who noted that ordinary custody orders would not be mentioning that at all. So it was an issue in this case that had to be addressed. I think her "he fell out of the high chair" episode might not have been what she said.

Posted by: egengle | October 2, 2007 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Sigh, the judge's order is right here on TMZ. Nothing dramatic:

Posted by: egengle | October 2, 2007 10:40 AM | Report abuse

and yes, I cannot believe I am sitting here "discussing" this!

Posted by: egengle | October 2, 2007 10:44 AM | Report abuse

What killed Ben Affleck's career:
1) His inability to know a good script from a bad script
2) Doing favors for friends like Kevin Smith.
3) Refusing to accept that Matt Damon is the better actor.

Posted by: Lisa1 | October 2, 2007 10:50 AM | Report abuse

An addendum to Lisa1's comment about Ben Affleck see:

Jersey Girl
Changing Lanes
Pearl Harbor
Forces of Nature

If Ben wants to revive his career he should go back to doing roles like he had in Dazed and Confused and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, i.e. non-thinking very limited bit roles.

Posted by: michael | October 2, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

"Jen" is too old for Orlando Bloom. He should go out with some one like Scarlett Johansen. Then they could be Scarlando.

Posted by: POS | October 2, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Contrary to what fake byoolin wrote at 10.34, real byoolin tends to agree that "being a golddigger wanna-be rapper doesn't [necessarily] make one a bad father."

If only fake byoolin were right about the other perqs that attend being a noted Celebritology commenter. Alas, the only thing that fame has brought me so far is fake byoolin. (Oh, yeah: that, and a large wheel of cheese.)

Posted by: byoolin | October 2, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

i think POS is right about orlando and scarlett solely on the name her proposed!

Posted by: methinks | October 2, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

POS you are being rather NEG. Orlando seems (superficially) to be fairly stable and mature for someone in the biz, and at least looks great with Jennifer A. Their respective ages are immaterial.

Posted by: Boo! Hiss! | October 2, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

What's wrong with Jen dating a younger man? Look at Demi and Ashton, Halle and her baby daddy, Goldie and Kurt. Men my age tire easily, gimme a youngen (within legal limits of course)

Posted by: jake e. poo | October 2, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Headlines such as "Britney Loses Custody of Kids; Heads for Tanning Salon" are a perfect snapshot of the tawdry mess she has become.

I fully expect the next chapter in the ironic circus that is her life will be something along the lines of "Troubled Pop Tart Hospitalized; ODs on Booze, Chewable Kids' Vitamins."

Posted by: Helena Handbasket | October 2, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

fake byoolin, posting anonymously is no where near as bad as posting under someone elses handle. Now who's being the coward?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Angelina Jolie, eating? Surely you jest.

Is the ubiquitous Hayden P. the new Eva Longoria? She sure seems to have an overzealous publicist.

Posted by: Californian | October 2, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

californian, i imagined you were some hot surfer dude with wash-board abs and sun-streaked hair. then you mentioned your latino bf the other day. so, either you are gay or you are a girl. either way, you ruined my fantasy. makes me wonder whose else i imagained wrong.

Posted by: methinks | October 2, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I don't believe it ... do I have an impersonator too? I, the real Californian, never mentioned a latino bf.

So, keep the fantasy going ... :-)

I did notice awhile back there was a "californian" with a lower-case "c". I capitalize my handle.

Posted by: The real Californian | October 2, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

See I think Orlando Bloom is hot but only when he's dressed as Legolas & since most folks, especially actors, outside of the cosplay world don't dress as their characters 24/7, I'm guessing Orlando & I would never work out.:\

I never liked Affleck until I heard some of the commentaries he did on the Kevin Smith flicks. He seemed as though he "got" all of the Affleck jokes & took it all in stride & made more than few himself.

At least he didn't do Underdog or Alvin & The Chipmunks like his Chasing Amy co-star, another of my faves, Jason Lee. I'm not sure which I'd rather have on my resume, Pearl Harbor or Alvin & the Chipmunks.

Posted by: Bored @ home | October 2, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Orlando Bloom is freakin' hot, has a beautiful accent, has his own fame and made a ton of money from the POC movies and is at his sexual peak. Good for Jennifer A.

Posted by: Lisa1 | October 2, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"and is at his sexual peak" this from empirical evidence?

Posted by: Anonimis | October 2, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

OK, did the statement "Angelina Jolie has taco fever" make anyone else's inner 13- year-old giggle?

Posted by: IndyAnna | October 2, 2007 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Rambo was in Burma and did nothing to help? This could have revived his career and started the "Rambo Saves The World!" series of action films...

Posted by: BDWESQTM | October 3, 2007 8:27 AM | Report abuse

When Brit dropped the kids off at Carl's Jr, did she get a cheeseburger and fries to go?

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