Britney Spears (R) is shown in this frame grab from video courtesy of website TMZ.com
as an assistant (C) carries her son Jayden James Federline, as Spears is shown
at a restaurant in Malibu, California, September 30, 2007.[Agencies]
Pop star Britney Spears lost custody of her two young children because she apparently failed to take court-ordered drug and alcohol tests or obtain a valid California driver's license, her lawyer told a magazine on Tuesday.
A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered Spears' ex-husband, Kevin Federline, to take sole custody of their two sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, until further notice starting Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the celebrity Web site TMZ.com reported that Spears had already turned over the boys to her former spouse and moved into a five-star Beverly Hills Hotel, where "security flanked the popwreck and tried to chase away any photogs who ventured onto the property."
The same judge, Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon, had ordered Spears two weeks ago to undergo random drug testing and hire a parenting coach after finding evidence of her "habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol."