Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Entertainment: Britney Spears: Custody
Nobody's life is under the microscope more then that of celebrities, which you would think would make them more careful, particularly when it comes to parenting. Britney Spears is a prime example of how, even when scrutinized, celebrity parenting isn't easy.
On Monday, December 1, 2007, Britney and Kevin had their day in court. The decision was not unexpected, as Britney lost custody of her two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James, to their father Kevin Federline, effective on Wednesday. Ironic perhaps, since two years ago Federline was one of America's least-loved celebrities and the national opinion of Britney was much more favorable. Nothing like the paparazzi to change the world's opinion.
From panty-less partying to shaving her head, Britney has been a woman ready to snap as she suffered through brief rehab stints and ongoing court battles with her ex. Though the court's decision to remove her custody rights may be sad, it is perhaps the best thing that could have happened to the confused star. Perhaps with this blow, Britney will get inspired to commit to a rehab program less known for coddling their patients and eventually prove to the world that we were right the first time in picking her over Kevin for the "Parent of the Year" award.