Friday, October 26, 2007

TMZ reports on morning court proceedings

K-Fed Wants Brit Caught on Tape -- Commissioner Rules
Posted Oct 26th 2007 12:28PM by TMZ Staff

The Britney AM hearing is over -- it was all about videotaping Brit's deposition.

K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told the judge he wanted to videotape Spears' depo, because the way Britney speaks is as important as what she says.

Sources tell us that during Britney's last court appearance, her words to the Commissioner sounded sincere but they were dripping with sarcasm.

Spears' lawyer, Thomas Dunlap, argued that there have been tons of leaks and he didn't want the videotape ending up on

The Commish said he was not concerned about Britney being videotaped because she seems to court all that with the media. He said, "Your client's concern on paper makes sense, but the ongoing pattern with the media and with the kids doesn't square."

But ultimately, Commissioner Scott Gordon ruled he would not allow a video because he was concerned about the content leaking to the media.

As for TMZ getting the story as to what was in the parenting coach's report, Commissioner Gordon said, "I am deeply impressed by the investigative work of the media, although I think it's a little stretch of their talent." Aw, shucks!

Posted Oct 26th 2007 2:59PM by TMZ Staff

Custody is on the line at today's showdown, scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM EDT, 1:30 PM PDT. Britney is expected to arrive at the loading dock, where she will be escorted inside by Sheriff's deputies. We're told K-Fed will arrive at another entrance.

Sources tell us Britney's lawyers will ask L.A. County Commissioner Scott Gordon to restore 50/50 physical custody. The judge stripped Spears of custody a few weeks back, giving her only monitored daytime visits with her two kids and one overnight a week.

TMZ sources say during Brit's last appearance, she was incredibly rude and condescending to the Commissioner. And Brit has a new problem: The parenting coach has submitted a two-and-one half page report which criticizes Spears. The coach says Brit ignored her and often ignored the kids.

This morning K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, argued that he should be allowed to videotape Brit's deposition, because, just like during the last court appearance, Brit's words sounded fine but her tone dripped with sarcasm. The judge denied the request for a video, but Spears must sit for a depo.

And then there's this -- the Commish seemed a bit upset that TMZ found out what was in the parenting coach's report. He said, "I am deeply impressed by the investigative work of the media, although I think it's a little stretch of their talent." You're makin' us blush.

TMZ is all over this story! Stay tuned!


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