Nov. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Britney Spears must provide a single, working telephone
number so that drug testing lab is able to reach her, a court commissioner ruled
"There needs to be one number that the testing
facility calls that she responds to," Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon
ruled. If she has a necessity to change her phone numbers, that's fine, but
everyone involved must be notified, he said.
The rule was made after Mark Vincent Kaplan, attorney
of Spears's ex-husband complained that the pop star failed to respond to eight
of 14 laboratory requests for drug testing.
Spears's lawyer Anne Kiley argued Spears did not
respond to the lab phone calls within an hour because she was sleeping. Spears
should be given six hours to respond to the laboratory phone requests, she said.
But Gordon said that he was not going to make any
further modifications to existing custody orders and suggested Spears get a
separate cell phone for lab use only.
Under those orders, Federline has primary custody.
Spears can have one overnight visit and two daytime visits a week. A
court-appointed parenting coach, a childproofed home and car restraints were all
written into the orders.
Spears and Federline married in October 2004 and
divorced this July. Kevin Federline has temporary custody of Sean Preston, 2,
and Jayden James, 1.
Former manager files $15,000 suit
BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Harassed in the present,
unsure about her future, Britney Spears can't even seem to get away from her
past. Her former manager has sued the pop star for more than 15,000 U.S.
dollars, alleging she has failed to reimburse him for work he helped produce. Full story
Spears interview: "How cruel our world
BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- Britney Spears, during a
seven-minute interview with a morning talk show host in Los Angeles, defended
her role as a parent and said "how cruel our world can be" in reference to
critics of her lifestyle. Full story