November 08, 2007

And Neither is Britney Spears

Headline of the Day: "Spears' Lawyer To Judge: 'You're Not A Pop Star'"

Seems poor li'l Brit Brit just can't make it to the drug lab on time. You'd think that since she has cars and drivers a plenty this would actually be an EASIER task for her than it would be for the rest of us who need to drive ourselves or rely on a crappy car or **horrors** take the bus to get where we need to go.

Her justification? That she has a Number One album to promote (sorry Brit, but you're actually #2. Ever heard of the Eagles?) and she's too busy to make time for the drug lab in less than 6 hours. SIX.

The judge rebuffed this claim, saying, "I have to get here at 7:30 a.m. to read (court) papers," implying that getting out of bed to go to the lab is not an unreasonable demand from the court.

Britney's lawyer responded, "But you're not a pop star with a number one album."

No, idiot, he's a JUDGE. Well, technically a court commissioner, but still. He's the judge in charge of whether or not she ever gets to see her kids. I suppose that means your client should act accordingly, huh?

I never thought I'd ever say it, but I'm starting to hope those two little boys take after their Dad in the brains department.

Posted by caltechgirl at November 8, 2007 12:35 PM | TrackBack

Oh, man. It is such a good thing I am not the court administrator for that court - they'd be prying my size 8 1/2 out of Brit-brit's ass.

I mean, seriously: this is what is wrong with so many celebrities today - they think "oh, poor me, I'm being ordered to get up before noon and have someone drive me to rehab" and they whine that to people who are actually working for a living - and who don't have a crowd of sycophants telling them how great they are.

I propose a new form of reality show: Trading Lives. For two weeks, celebrities will be dropped into a situation - without hired help, without yes-men - to do a job that normal people do every day. The hook is either the celeb is in heavy makeup and a false name, or everyone involved with the situation has been clued in NOT to treat them like the Very Special Person they believe themselves to be.

I'd LOVE to see Britney try to dish up food in a school cafeteria for a week. Or Lindsay Lohan clean up dog poo at the vet's. Or something.

Posted by: ricki at November 8, 2007 01:01 PM

I was never a big fan, but I've lost all respect for her. She should be doing everything in her power to keep those kids!

Ricki, that's a great idea!

Posted by: Amanda at November 8, 2007 01:08 PM

**pops another bag of popcorn, gets ready to watch the train wreck catch fire**

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at November 8, 2007 01:26 PM

either way those poor kids don't have a chance.

Posted by: Lukie at November 9, 2007 07:04 PM

She is such a sorry excuse for a mother! There are some people who scream 'Legalize mandatory sterilization for the stupid',,,she is one of them!

Posted by: Michele at November 10, 2007 06:37 AM

Words of advice to counsel: I may not have been a lawyer as long as you, so it's possible our experiences may differ on this point, but insulting the judge is generally not a wise legal tactic.

Posted by: Dave J at November 10, 2007 12:23 PM

Dave J. is right. Britney's lawyer may even be more stupid than she is.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at November 10, 2007 02:30 PM