Court suspends Spears' visits with kids

LOS ANGELES Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:52pm EDT

File photo shows Britney Spears at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas in this September 9, 2007. A U.S. court has suspended Spears' visitation rights with her two young sons until the pop star complies with all court orders, celebrity Web site TMZ.com reported onThursday. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

File photo shows Britney Spears at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas in this September 9, 2007. A U.S. court has suspended Spears' visitation rights with her two young sons until the pop star complies with all court orders, celebrity Web site TMZ.com reported onThursday.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A family court official has suspended troubled singer Britney Spears' visitation rights with her two young sons until the pop star complies with all of a commissioner's orders, court papers showed on Thursday.

The order by Los Angeles County Commissioner Scott Gordon does not detail why he barred the singer from seeing her boys, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, but it comes only one day after a lawyer for her ex-husband Kevin Federline went to court seeking an emergency hearing.

"Petitioner's (Britney's) visitation with the minor children is suspended pending Petitioner's compliance with the court orders," the order said.

Spears, 26 and Federline, 29, split up a year ago after two years of marriage and since then, her life has veered out of control despite a stint in rehab.

The pair have been embroiled in a bitter custody dispute, and in recent months Gordon ordered the boys should live with Federline under tightened rules regarding Spears' visits.

The singer has been ordered to get coaching on parenting skills, seek counseling and undergo random drug testing. Gordon has said evidence showed she was a frequent user of "controlled substances and alcohol."

Spears is due in court on October 26 for another custody hearing.

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