Thursday, December 21, 2006

USA Today comments on Kevin Federline and Britney Spears' divorce

New public images are being drawn as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline battle for custody of sons Sean, 1, and Jayden, 3 months.

Both need to convey conflicting personas, says New York divorce lawyer Sheila Riesel. So, it's good parent vs. hip entertainer. USA TODAY looks at how the images are playing:

Game faces

Federline

As soon as divorce papers were filed Nov. 7, Federline's hard-partying ways faded from the spotlight, replaced with steps that reflect a family man. Photos of Federline spending Thanksgiving with Shar Jackson, the mother of his two older children, Kori, 4, and Kaleb, 2, hit the Web. His camp released a Nov. 28 photo of Federline and lawyer Mark Kaplan having dinner together, including a press release noting Federline's dinner jacket (sans hip-hop chains and ubiquitous cigarette). This month, Federline hit Disneyland for a photo op with Kori.

Spears

Spears unveiled a slimmed down look on the Late Show With David Letterman hours before she filed divorce papers and followed up with ice skating in Manhattan. Ten days later, she surfaced in Las Vegas. Soon, photos of Spears partying on the West Coast in skin-baring outfits and without panties overshadowed pictures from her birthday outing to the zoo with Sean. Following an apologetic explanation on her website Dec. 7, she surfaced exhibiting some temperance (she wore panties). This week, Spears shifted to family outings: lunch with mom and a Lakers game with little sis Jamie Lynn (who was also in tow when Spears had a star tattooed on her hand.)

Public view

Federline

"Clothes really do make the man, and the change speaks volumes about how seriously he is taking this," says Amanda Sanders of New York Image Consultant. "I don't know if the public will necessarily buy it, but it does show that he's intelligent enough to follow the advice of others. Obviously, his original image wasn't working."

Spears

Her partying image has gone on too long, says Sanders, who believes a few hot nights with Paris Hilton would have been enough of a boost to Spears' youthful appeal. "She's become really frowned upon, and I don't think it's an act anymore. It's a complete change, and when it makes the cover of major newspapers, it has to have some kind of effect."

Potential legal impact

Federline

"He's trying to remake himself and influence the outcome of the case by presenting an image that is a substantial change from the life the two of them actually led," says Riesel. "My assumption is that she has an arsenal to dispute the legitimacy of this newfound Father Knows Best image."

Spears

Judges do read, says Riesel, and Spears' panty-free clubbing spree "could color an evaluation." But the singer "has got to be concerned about her career, and the impact the divorce can have on how the public views her. But we, as a society, have certain images of how a young woman and mother should behave. She's got a lot on the line here."

Next stop

Federline

Aspiring rapper Federline is getting into the ring with World Wrestling Entertainment star John Cena in Miami on New Year's Eve.

Spears

Spears is planning to host a party (no performance) at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.

Source: usatoday.com

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What an adorable picture of Kevin and Kori! People magazine should have showed that one.

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Anonymous said...

Neither has earned the title of "parent", outside the act of copulation.

Anonymous said...

Kevin is going to get the kids, or at the very least end up a rich man!

Anonymous said...

she ll never lose the kids....oj simpson is a free man and micheal jackson has the custody of his kids. money=power!!!!stupid people!!!

Anonymous said...

^^ Kevin is not going to end up getting the kids just because his ex was/is seen out partying. Unless he can prove that his children are in danger due to her choices, she will retain custody. Yes, judges read but they must maintain their decision based on the evidence presented otherwise it is bias and back to court everyone will go. Kevin's sudden change is good! I like it better than his "hip hop gansta wannabe" look...though changing ones appearance does not make them a better parent neither does apparently spending some time with the kids...that goes for both of them.

He will also only recieve the amount specified in the prenup unless they all decide otherwise. He cannot attempt to "make her pay" to keep the children as that is illegal and will definitly not get him anyway.

I hope they both clean up their acts and focus on truly becoming better people and parents!

Anonymous said...

He will also only recieve the amount specified in the prenup unless they all decide otherwise. He cannot attempt to "make her pay" to keep the children as that is illegal and will definitly not get him anyway.


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