Britney Loses Custody to K-Fed

Temporary order follows closed-door hearing
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2007 5:21 PM CDT
Britney Spears, right, and her husband Kevin Federline arrive for a post Grammy party in this Feb. 8, 2006 file photo, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A judge on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, ordered Spears to turn...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Britney Spears must surrender their two children to ex-hubby Kevin Federline on Wednesday, and he'll have custody "until further notice of the court," People reports. The fallen pop princess is facing misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run and driving without a license as well as an ex-bodyguard's allegations of habitual drug and alcohol use.

Spears and K-Fed had split custody of their 1- and 2-year-old sons equally before today's ruling. The news came after Federline's lawyers had a private session with the judge and after the embattled pop singer was seen this weekend in good spirits with her children at a Malibu restaurant.