Britney Spears in the news again


britney.jpgWhat's wrong with Britney! She's gone and done it again. According to reports surfacing on the Internet she hit a new low last night when authorities reportedly responded to a family-custody dispute at her house in Studio City, California.

In a reported posted on MTV News the singer refused to turn over her two children to ex-husband Kevin Federline, and authorities discovered her under the influence of an unidentified substance.

The Los Angeles Police Department was reportedly called to Spears' house after a person who has not been identified phoned authorities at 8 p.m. over a domestic disturbance. The call involved a "family custodial dispute that we are trying to resolve ... peacefully by court order," LAPD spokesman Officer Jason Lee told The Associated Press. She was due to have her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, until 7 p.m. that day. later reported that Federline's bodyguards had gone to pick up the children at Spears' house, but she refused to turn them over, despite a court order to do so. She had been with the children since noon, according to

Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan had also been at the residence. Police went to Spears' home 90 minutes later, as did ambulances, fire trucks and a police helicopter. While there, authorities reportedly found Spears "under the influence of an unknown substance," this in a report from TMZ .

She was later taken out of her home on a gurney by paramedics and taken to a local hospital, where she was reportedly placed under medical evaluation. According to multiple reports, the children are in the custody of Federline, who has temporary custody of the children because Spears has not obeyed court orders.

UsMagazine reported that as of 3:45 a.m. P.T., the singer remained hospitalized under observation, with an unnamed hospital source saying that she has been designated a "special needs" patient, meaning "they have either overdosed or tried to commit suicide. So we have to stay with these patients and monitor them constantly. We watch them so they don't hurt themselves and watch the people who come visit them to make sure they don't pass anything to them."

Earlier in the day, Spears finally sat down for her long-awaited deposition in her child-custody battle, although she cut the session short and was only questioned for 14 minutes. She had been scheduled to start her deposition at 9:45 a.m. but didn't leave her home until after 10 a.m., according to photos and video taken of her drive to her ex-husband's lawyer's offices in Century City, California. By the time Spears arrived, she was 90 minutes late, and proceedings didn't start until just after 11:30 a.m., according to Kaplan.

"I would've preferred it had gone on longer," Kaplan told reporters waiting outside the deposition. Kaplan was expected to ask the pop star, who he called "cooperative," about her alleged drug and alcohol use around her sons, as well as her driving habits and parenting techniques. Whether he got the answers he sought, he wouldn't say, except to offer, "You can imagine in 14 minutes there's not a lot of time to develop questions."

Wow...this saga doesn't seem to have an ending. What will Britney do next!