Britney Ends Battle To Win Back Physical Custody Of Sons (For Now)

In a shocking new development, OK! has learned exclusively that Britney Spears has ended her battle to win back custody of her children, Sean Preston and Jayden James, from ex-husband Kevin Federline.

In an exclusive interview with OK!, Kevin’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan says both Britney and Kevin reached and signed off on a settlement in their custody case today.

Kaplan tells OK!, “At about 8 p.m. PT, a final settlement in the Kevin Federline-Britney Spears custody case was signed. All parties have agreed to the following: Kevin will retain sole legal and physical custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James. Britney will continue to have visitation rights which may increase over time. The agreement will be presented to the court in the morning for approval by the commissioner.”

Kaplan adds, “Kevin is ecstatic and the boys are thriving.”

Britney, who remains under the legal conservatorship of her father Jamie Spears, lost custody of her sons to Kevin last October. At the time she had visitation privileges but they were severely restricted following her January hospitalization for psychiatric evaluation.

She currently has monitored visitation with her sons two days a week and one overnight.

Source: OK! Magazine

This is really sad, but obviously Britney and her lawyers think it’s the best decision for now.  Who knows what would have happened if this went to court next month, she could have ended up losing visitation.  It will be better for her to fight it out it in court after the conservatorship has ended.

Sean Garrett Talks More About Working With Britney

Britney Spears is attempting yet another comeback: Reps have confirmed that she is at work on the follow-up to 2007’s Blackout. A statement from Jive Records and Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph says that “Britney Spears is spending her summer in the recording studio, working with a team of top-notch producers and songwriters. We’re very excited about what she’s accomplished so far.”

So is Sean Garrett, who happens to be one of those producers. “We’re trying to take her stuff to the next level,” he tells EW.com. “I’m going to come up with something crazy for her.”

Spears has sold 83 million albums worldwide in her career, but Blackout only went platinum in the U.S., likely due to declining CD sales and her status as last year’s most permanent tabloid fixture. But Garrett — who’s also worked with Usher, Beyoncé, and Chris Brown — welcomes the challenge. “I like to work on an artist when they count them out…and bring them back.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Rumour: Madonna Wants To Perform With Britney & Justin

Forget Alex Rodriguez, Madonna wants a different man. And woman! According to The Sun, the site that broke the exclusive of the Britney-Madonna cameo first, Madonna has ulterior motives as to why she wants Britney to cameo and possibly appear at a few shows for her “Sticky & Sweet” world tour – to reunite with Justin! Duh!

“[Madonna] is desperate to get JT on stage too,” says a source. “Justin was heavily involved in the recording of Madge album Hard Candy and she wants him to perform one of their duets from the CD. Madge’s dream is to shock the world with JT and Britney – whose four-year relationship ended in 2002 – appearing on the same stage at her final US date in Miami in November.”

A source revealed: “Madonna is always trying to raise the bar and Britney and Timberlake on the same stage would be perfect. They have both been asked but I think both are a bit reluctant. Britney would find it all a bit emotional and JT might not fancy it. More likely is that they both appear on different dates.

Source: The Sun

Jive Records Confirms: Britney Spears Recording A New Album

Britney Spears’s summer won’t be all rest and relaxation this year: The pop singer will be spending time hard at work on her yet-untitled next album, according to her manager.

“Britney Spears is spending her summer in the recording studio, working on a brand new album,” manager Larry Rudolph announced Tuesday in a statement released by Jive Records.

“She’s working with a team of top-notch producers and songwriters, and we’re very excited about what she’s accomplished so far. No album release date has been confirmed yet.”

Spears spent time in and out of the studio in the spring, fueling rumors of an upcoming album. But at that time it was “recreational,” Rudolph insisted.

“She’s been going to the studio, she’s been having some fun. But it’s all recreational for her,” he told PEOPLE in May. “She’s like, ‘I want to go to the studio because I want to have some fun’ and that’s what it’s all about. There’s no schedule, there’s no agenda, there’s no anything. She is just enjoying herself.”

In the studio, “She’s giggly,” he added. “Some days she’ll go in and get nothing done. Some times she’ll just play around a little bit.”

But Rudolph said there was a reason behind the playtime. “She’s the type of person who has the eye of the tiger,” he said. “She’ll likely wake up one day and decide she wants to do more than that. Whether that is a day from now, a month from now or a year from now or five years from now, I have no idea.”

Lucky for her fans, she woke up sooner rather than later.

After a difficult year that included an ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline and two well-publicized visits to the hospital, Rudolph says Spears is feeling strong and her old self again.

“She’s got people around her that really care about her and are there to point her in the right direction in respect to the things she should be concentrating on – her life.”

Last week, Spears filmed a video segment in Hollywood that is expected to be part of Madonna’s upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour.

“Britney is getting back in touch with Britney,” Rudolph said in May. “And she’s doing an amazing job at that.”

Source: People Magazine

Custody Hearing Postponed Until Friday

Britney Spears, her mother Lynne Spears and legal friend Blair Berk were expected to attend the final hearing in Brit’s custody case on Tuesday before her five-day trial begins on August 25. But now OK! has confirmed that the hearing has been delayed until Friday.

The reason? Kevin Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, says he needs the time to prepare.

“It was my idea to delay it for a day,” Kaplan told OK! on Monday. “But the next available day for Wasser and I was Friday, simple as that. I think I will know better what is needed to go to trial then, than I do now.”

Kaplan says the delay has nothing to do with any kind of settlement.

“It’s more for technical reasons in a complicated case like this,” he told OK!. The door is open if [Laura] Wasser and Blair Berk want to walk through it, but there is no delay because of an impending settlement.”

A previous mediation to settle Brit’s custody case failed, leaving K-Fed’s option for sole legal and physical custody of their two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, on the table.

Court insiders have speculated that the singer could request further mediation to avoid going to trial, and in the meantime may ask for more visitation.

Meanwhile, Kevin and his lawyers are moving full steam ahead in order to win permanent full custody.

“I’m preparing to go to trial until I don’t have a reason to go to trial,” Kaplan told OK! on Monday.

Source: OK! Magazine

I wish he would shut his mouth, why does he feel the need to constantly talk to the press about this stuff?

Britney Shops For Baby Maddie

Aunt Britney is taking her new title seriously.

The singer went shopping at the True Religion Warehouse with her mom Lynne on Friday—and Jamie Lynn’s little girl was first and foremost on her mind.

Britney specifically picked out items for her new niece, Maddie Briann, from the toddler collection. Everything from T-shirts and hoodies to jeans for the little girl, a source tells E! News. She also selected some similar clothes in boys’ styles for Sean Preston and Jayden James.

For herself, Spears picked up tank tops, T-shirts and jeans, to name a few. She loved True Religion’s new puffy jackets for fall, scooping up a vest and a hooded jacket, both in red. She also liked the headwear—she chose some baseball hats as well as a winter-weight fedora.

“She was very happy,” says the source. “She loved trying everything on. She looked great.”

According to a source, Britney did not mention Madonna or the video shoot she’s been busy with. She was focused on shopping and was very gracious.

“They had a great time—they thanked us when they left,” a source tells E! News. “They were very polite and sweet.”

After shopping, Britney and mother Lynne headed to ABH, the new rooftop hot spot at the Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel. The mother-daughter duo munched on sushi rolls and sipped soft drinks from Bond St., the restaurant downstairs, along with an assistant and bodyguard.

“Britney was very mellow, normal, grateful and sweet to staff,” an onlooker tells us.

Source: E! Online

Britney Recording Again Yesterday

Britney was spotted leaving a Hollywood recording studio last night with her mother, Lynne.  Britney looked casual in a pink vest and her hair tied up in a bun.

This is the third time this month that Britney has been seen recording, after sessions on the 1st and 10th of July.

"Radar" Promo CD Single Sells For $387 On eBay

Want a piece of Britney?  Well, it’ll cost you $387USD (£194)!  The only copy (available to buy) of the “Radar” promo CD  which was sent out to radio stations before it was cancelled as an official single has sold on eBay for that price.  The seller insists that all profits will be donated to a charity.  Congratulations to the winning bidder,  I hope it was worth it!