Spears barred from visiting her children


Britney Spears can't even visit her children now.

The troubled pop star may not see 2-year-old Sean Preston and 1-year-old Jayden James until she complies with a court order.

The ruling, issued by Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon, does not spell out what directives Spears defied. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 26.

Wednesday's ruling followed an emergency hearing, the latest in a custody battle between Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline over their sons since the couple's divorce in July.

A message left with Spears' attorney, Anne Kiley, has not been returned. Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, was in court and not available for comment.

In the past, Gordon has reprimanded Spears for not complying with previous court orders, repeatedly saying his order earlier this month taking her children away resulted from her own choices.

He previously ordered Spears to undergo random drug and alcohol testing twice a week after the court found she engages in "habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol."

Spears and Federline also were barred from drinking or using drugs either in the presence of their children or within 12 hours before taking charge of them.

He also has said Spears must meet weekly with a "parenting coach" who was to report back to the court about her skills.

She could not visit with her children without a parenting coach present. The coach participated in the emergency hearing Wednesday.

Additionally, Spears and Federline had been told to complete the court's "Parenting Without Conflict" class.