Britney Spears was scheduled to keep the babies at her house yesterday until 8 PM. According to TMZ and other news outlets, Britney refused to hand over the children at that time, causing a fleet of helicopters and cop cars to rush the house with search lights in order to remove the children and return them to Kevin. Three hours later, a gurney left the premises carrying Britney to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. According to the police in an article by the Associated Press, police officers felt that “she was under the influence of an unknown substance” and needed to be evaluated. Additionally, ONTD member Mattchew03 claims that “According to Fox News (on TV), Brit was declared a 5150 – a danger to herself or others – and was thus allowed to be taken against her will.” Jayden James, her younger son, was also taken to the hospital, presumably to be evaluated as well. As of right now, she is still at Cedars-Sinai, where professional ass-hat and failure Bobby Trendy is obnoxiously waiting outside, holding a “vigil” with pictures of her and Anna Nicole Smith. Sad. X17 also confirms that both Jamie Spears, her father, and Kevin Federline are at the hospital.
It wouldn’t be a new year without a Britney saga. I’ll update throughout the day…
Edit 1: Despite other sources blaming drugs or alcohol abuse, TMZ is holding firm in their belief that the cause of Britney’s latest breakdown is further proof of mental issues, not chemical abuse: “Well- placed sources tell us what happened last night is not rooted in drugs, and that her mental state has deteriorated of late to the point that what happened at her home was not unexpected.”
EDIT 2:Additionally, X17’s “inside sources” claim that Britney takes medication for bipolar disorder, and that when she misses a dose, she launches into “severe anxiety.” There’s no proof to either of these claims, though they would make sense.
Additionally, Kevin Federline’s Lawyer, Mark Kaplan, is currently en route to the court to strip Britney of visitation rights.
EDIT 3: The lawyers for Britney and Kevin are currently meeting with the judge.
EDIT 4: The story got a bit scarier. People Magazine (which is a credible source), reports that “the pop star’s court-appointed child monitor called police. ‘She had already put Preston in the car when Britney locked herself in a room with Jayden,’ says the source. ‘The cops came and got through the door and tied her down to a gurney.'” Additionally, Britney has been labeled as a “special needs” patient at the hospital.
EDIT 5: Britney will later be booked for â€œas-yet-unnamed offensives.â€
EDIT 6: A press conference should be beginning at any moment… (12:18 PM)
EDIT 7: The press conference was a bust. Kaplan could not appear in front of the media, and had no comment regarding the case. (12:38 PM)
EDIT 8: Jamie-Lynn and her mother are currently on their way to Los Angeles, according to a close source. (1:44 PM)
EDIT 9: More from People magazine editor, Peter Castro:
Itâ€™s unclear whether they broke down the door or Britney let them in, but it took a long time for them to get through that door and when they finally got through they saw a disoriented Britney, who hadnâ€™t slept for days, apparently hadnâ€™t eaten for days, and thatâ€™s when they decided, â€˜Letâ€™s put her in a gurney, sheâ€™s under no condition to walk out of here on her own.
Jamie, her father, is currently at the hospital, along with suspicious assistant/friend Sam Lufti. Britney’s mom answered a call from Access Hollywood, “who was extremely distraught, crying on the phone and asking our staff, â€œJust say prayers.”‘ She is still in Kentwood with Jamie-Lynn.
EDIT 11: Bryan, her older brother, is at the hospital. (3:22 PM)
EDIT 12: It’s official. She has lost custody and visitation rights of the children (perhaps permanently).
In my own opinion, I believe Britney is mentally unstable, without the aid of foreign substance. There’s nothing funny about a mother losing sanity in front of her children, and I hope people recognize that this is the reality of actual mental illness.
Photos courtesy of TMZ, Fox News, and ONTD.