Britney Spears Chooses Starbucks Over Court-Date

  • After three hours in court (Kevin Federline showed up, Britney Spears did not) a family court judge decided that Kevin will retain custody of the kids. For now. Britney is allowed monitored visitation. There will be another hearing on Oct. 26. Also? Kevin was wearing an eyepatch. Britney was at Starbucks with her dog while this was going on. [TMZ]
  • Is Britney checking into a Caribbean rehab facility this weekend? That would explain why she's so calm. [Perez Hilton]
  • There is good news for Britney: "Gimme More" is number one on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart and #3 on the pop charts. [L.A. Times]
  • "You are a pig, A sad jobless pig who is sad and talentless..." That's an excerpt from an e-mail from Charlie Sheen to Denise Richards, which she included in documents filed in the custody battle. Also included? Pictures of Charlie's "erect penis" he used for his profile on sex sites. Do not want! [Page Six]
  • Ben Affleck is teaching his daughter to love the Red Sox. Poor girl! [Page Six]
  • The Angelina Jolie pictures on the cover of In Touch that prompted the "Is she pregnant" story were cropped to hide her flat, flat stomach. Of course! [Page Six]
  • Evan Handler, who played Harry Goldenblatt on Sex And The City, showed up to the set of the film Tuesday — and production was halted due to his chronic hiccuping problem. LOL. [Page Six]
  • Kim and Kourtney Kardashian: Underage nude picture scandal? Why are we not surprised? [Gatecrasher]
  • Blind item! "Which weight-loss poster girl has her people replace the labels on her clothes for photo shoots — from 8's and 10's to 4's and 2's?" [Gatecrasher, last item]
  • Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his wife Cynthia are expecting a baby, due in the spring. [People]
  • Rita Cosby, author of Blond Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death was served papers regarding the $60 million suit by Howard K. Stern right on the red carpet of her book party. Ouch! [Radar]
  • Sienna Miller was banned from her new movie's afterparty — maybe the producers of the film she is currently shooting wanted to make sure she didn't show up hungover? [Daily Mail]
  • Nick Cannon and fiancée Selita Ebanks: Dunzo! This despite the fact that he asked her to marry him via Jumbotron. [People]
  • Kid Rock claims that ex-wife Pamela Anderson lied to him about having a miscarriage. Pam says he's just "bitter." But she doesn't deny it, hmmm. [People]
  • Are you ready for a Larry Birkhead "day in the life of a daddy" reality show? Yeah, neither are we. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Nicky Hilton, Wilmer Valderrama and Nick Lachey are joining forces to open a restaurant called Company in Las Vegas' Luxor hotel and casino. Uh, thanks but no thanks. [E!]