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Well, first, she'll have to bring sanity back. As for bringing sexy back, that may be a lost cause, although some celeb gossip sites have been helping her out by using older, hotter Britney Spears pictures from 2003-2004 on their covers.

Bad jokes aside, the embattled pop princess may get a chance to return to more normal patterns of visitation with her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston.

The troubled star will appear before L.A. County Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon on May 6 - that is, unless she bails at the last second as usual - to plead for restoration of overnight visits with her two little boys.

Britney will be accompanied by her dad and lawyers, however, so as long as Jamie Spears does his customary underwear check, she should be good.

DRIVING MISS CRAZY: Will Britney Spears see the kiddies more often?

According to a source, Spears - who was hospitalized twice earlier this year after psychotic meldowns - may get one sleepover a week if things go well:

"Britney wants Sean Preston and Jayden James back and she will do everything in her power to make that goal a reality," said the insider.

It is widely believed that while he is worried about Spears' stability, her ex, Kevin Federline, is not trying to stop her from visitation or custody out of spite. In fact, he would welcome it - so long as Britney is deemed capable.

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Celebrity news readers are everywhere, from Hollywood to Boston's Fenway Park, where a Red Sox fan snapped these photos and sent them to us on Saturday.

Cheering on his beloved team as it hosted the rival New York Yankees, this fan (for some unknown reason) felt a strong need to make bold statements about certain celebrities we know and love. Hard to argue with him on this point ...

Yes, friends, Tom Cruise is indeed insane. Few things in the celebrity news world have been more evident in recent years. He married a hot robot in Katie Holmes and has a cute baby in Suri Cruise, but the Scientologist is certifiably nuts alright.

On the reverse side of the celeb gossip fan's sign was a separate proclamation, one which may elicit some strong reactions from devotees of Britney Spears ...

Britney Spears a terrible mother? Noooo way, you're joking. The little drawings of Sean Preston and Jayden James (top right) say it all. So cute, so innocent, so ... sad.

Maybe one day soon, once her mental issues subside and she stops crashing cars, Britney can regain some custody or visitation with Sean and Jayden.

For now, though, her mothering "skills" involve parading around in no panties during late night Starbucks runs, so maybe no custody is for the best.

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Britney Spears' two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline, joined their father Kevin Federline's other kids, Kori and Kaleb, on Tuesday.

The occasion? A trip to the L.A. Zoo. Oh boy, oh boy!

Lucky Jayden

The whole gang - Sean Preston, 2, Jayden James, 1, Kori, 5, and Kaleb, 3 - was joined by Federline's mom, Julie, a nanny and one of K-Fed's bodyguards.

Sounds like a fun day ... although Sean Preston and Jayden James look a little terrified in the photo below. Some of those zoo animals are big!

Aww. We see a lot less of Sean Preston and Jayden James than we used to. Y'know, since Britney Spears stopped lugging them on 4 a.m. trips to Starbucks.

When asked if all the kids get along, Shar Jackson recently said, "Oh, yes! They don't know any better â€" they just know they are siblings!"

While Shar denies that she and the FedEx man have resumed boning, she says, "It is important to get along to show your kids that just because you aren't together, you can still be friends and still care about each other."

Less important? Spelling your kids' names right.

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According to a published report in the New York Post, Britney Spears' sons want nothing to do with her during their visitations - and are even freaked.

Moreover, the oldest, two-year-old Sean Preston, is reportedly sleeping in the same bed as Kevin Federline because the little guy has nightmares.

Steamy Scene

When Britney Spears arrives to pick Sean Preston and Jayden James up for their scheduled visits, they cry for their father. So sad. So easy to believe, too.

PageSix.com has more on this including what Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, is trying to do to help her and this whole situation:

"Jamie told Kevin that Britney handled the visit well. She actually did cry, but that was only because Sean cried when she took them from Kevin," says the insider. "The boys are confused when it comes to their mom, which is another reason why either Jamie Spears or a psychologist is required during the visits. Jamie plays with them and keeps them busy. They enjoy their grandfather, so it makes the time easier."

Part of the problem? Britney Spears treats them like dolls, not children.

"Britney Spears dresses them for show and tell," says the insider. "She likes to show them off, but not give them the nurturing they need. I understand she is working on this part of her motherhood with her psychiatrist."

We suppose this is what happens when one doesn't see one's children for nearly two months after a pair of psychotic meltdowns. Or when one neglects / exploits them to a dangerous environment pretty much 24-7 prior to that.

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For the first time in almost two months, the troubled Britney Spears was reunited with her little sons - for about three hours - on Saturday.

After lawyers for Spears and Kevin Federline reached a visitation agreement Friday, the star saw her children Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.

Britney and K-Fed hammered out a new visitation deal.

The boys left Kevin Federline's Tarzana, Calif., house Saturday morning - put in their car seats by their father, according to photographers - and were driven by FedEx's bodyguard to Spears' home in Studio City.

A source involved in the case says, "The real hero was [Britney Spears' father] Jamie. He has taken charge, and she has visitation again."

Sources say Jamie Spears and Britney's psychiatrist were present for the visit - two requirements agreed upon by both sides' lawyers in court.

After a three-hour stay, Britney Spears' sons left again in the back of Federline's grey Dodge truck, which was driven by his bodyguard.

That's about it. It's no Zac Efron gay photo scandal, but it's still pretty big celebrity news. We're happy for Britney, Sean and Jayden!

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Britney Spears will be allowed to visit her children "soon, very soon," after lawyers hammered out a structured visitation arrangement.

Kevin Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, confirmed Friday that he and his partner Jim Simon spent two days working with Spears' legal team.

We don't know exactly when, but Jayden James, 1, and Sean Preston, 2, will once again enjoy "participation of their mother in their lives."

"We're pleased that ... the process of reinstating the children's mother as a participant in their lives can commence," Mark Vincent Kaplan said.

Sean and Jayden

Britney Spears has not seen her boys, Sean P. and Jayden J., since a January 3 custody stand-off with police, leading to the first of two forced hospitalizations.

Under the terms of the new agreement, TMZ reports:

The kids can visit with Britney, provided her dad, Jamie Spears, and a psychiatrist are present. There are other strings attached, but at a minimum, Jamie and the shrink are requirements agreed upon by the attorneys.

Both sides are impressed that Jamie Spears has stabilized Britney - weeding out the trash like Sam Lutfi - and calming the whirlwind surrounding her.

That's a core reason why a deal was struck, as K-Fed never wanted to keep the boys away from her. It was only for their own safety before she got help.

Sources say Britney will begin seeing the kids again ASAP!

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Forget Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Mike Huckabee.

While these political stars each have their positive attributes, none are worthy of the sought-after title of Celebrity Gossip President.

Okay, so we just made that title up 45 minutes ago. But we felt that in an exciting presidential election year, The Hollywood Gossip should hold its own race - and YOU, our readers, should get to vote on the winner!

Step #1? A PRIMARY featuring seven exciting President-VP tickets from the world of celebrity gossip. Your votes will help narrow the field to three by May 1, leading to a special run-off election among the top vote-getters.

You can VOTE HERE now, with the ballot also appearing on the right-hand side of The Hollywood Gossip's home page until May 1.

Now, we present you with the candidates for Celebrity Gossip President and Vice President, along with the respective parties nominating them ...

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
(Reality TV Party)
Phony, plastic, master manipulators and attention-seeking media whores who are obsessed with fame. It's like The Hills couple was destined to go into politics.

Kim Kardashian and Ray J
(Celebrity Sex Tape Party)
Upside: Not-so-secret videotaping of all U.S. citizens is sure to improve our national security; Downside: Budgetary concerns due to new White House furniture needing to be made to accommodate Kim's giant ass.

Past Lovers

Donald Trump and Vince McMahon
(Bad Hair-Megalomaniac Party)
If a Trump-McMahon team fails, it certainly won't be due to lack of funds. Or shameless, self-promoting publicity stunts. Or huge grapefruits.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
(Super-Cute Celeb Couple Party)
Zanessa promises nude photos and perfect hair for all!

Suri Cruise and Jayden James Federline
(Celebrity Baby Party)
Upside: Very cute, little political baggage offers fresh start. Downside: Inexperience, possible brainwashing (Suri) and malnutrition (Jayden).

Adnan Ghalib and Sam Lutfi
(Seedy Britney Spears Hanger-On Party)
Should either be apprehended as part of a sleeper cell before the November election, Alli Sims will take his place on the ticket.

Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest
(American Idol Party)
A Simon-Ryan ticket will be full of witty barbs, low-brow insults and palpable, homoerotic tension. At least Paula won't be part of it.

That's it! Cast your vote for your favorite candidates in our Celebrity Gossip Presidential Primary by voting on our home page or by clicking HERE!

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Britney Spears' ex-husband, Kevin Federline, has reportedly agreed to let the troubled pop singer see their two sons, but only if the singer's mother, Lynne Spears, gives the go-ahead first, celebrity news sites are reporting.

Britney's mom is currently looking after Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, while Federline attends New York Fashion Week events.

A source said: "K-Fed and Lynne get along really well. He hopes Lynne can help Britney have some face time with her kids. He knows however confused Brit gets, she'll always love those two kids with all her heart."

Britney previously accused K-Fed of boning Lynne. While this is likely just crazy talk, Federline and the elder Spears have always gotten along well.

  • Sean Preston and Jayden James Plea For Help
  • Jayden James: Goodbye Mommy!

Hectic life with Britney Spears exposed Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline to quite a lot, but father Kevin still wants the boys to be part of her life.

Kevin Federline has full custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James, a fact not likely to change unless Britney demonstrates serious mental improvement.

Meanwhile, the court has granted Britney's father, Jamie Spears, the power to ax her business manager, Howard Grossman, as of a hearing Thursday.

Jamie Spears, who is legally Britney's co-conservator, reportedly requested additional powers over his troubled daughters affairs.

Britney's parents dislike Grossman because of his close ties with the star's close friend and self-proclaimed manager, Sam Lutfi
.

Under the powers of the conservatorship, Jamie Spears is able to restrict the visitors Britney receives and has the right to approve contracts.

Jamie and Lynne Spears hope the measures approved by the court will allow them to calm the craziness that has surrounded the pop star.

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Yes, we know Sean Preston and Jayden James are 2 and 1. Read on.

Britney Spears is certainly no stranger to ... stranger and stranger behavior.

But a recent Us Weekly account of her January 7 antics is odd ... even for her.

Reportedly, the scantily clad (no pants?) star showed up at a Beverly Hills elementary school, saying she was there to pick up someone else's kids.

Spears parked outside the school about 3 p.m. and spent 10 minutes chain-smoking and talking to herself, waiting for classes to let out.

"She was rambling and confused," says a witness, who approached Spears to ask if she was OK. "She said, ‘I'm here to pick up my kids.' But then she said, ‘They aren't my kids; I have a new attorney, and I came to pick them up for her.'"

Far from sane, Britney Spears dropped by a local school.

Perplexed (and with good reason), the witness says, "All I could think was, 'Who in their right mind would let her pick up their kids?'"

As children began to leave for the day, Britney caused a commotion â€" "It became the talk of the school. Some of the kids were freaked out," says a school source. She was directed to a more secure entrance around back.

But before getting back into her car and driving off (thankfully, without any kids), Britney chatted up the female witness: "She said, ‘You're so nice. You should give me your number. I don't have many friends.'"

But what about Alli Sims? Chad Hardcastle? Sam Lutfi? Oh, right, all her "friends" are just sponging off her. Otherwise, they might get her help.

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As the whole world watched, Britney Spears locked herself in her home with her youngest child, Jayden James, leaving even the most ardent fan doubting her sanity and ability to raise JJ and his older brother, Sean Preston.

But only a few weeks earlier, it was a very different Britney that sat for an interview and photos with her adorable little mistakes as photographer Dani Brubaker snapped pics for the upcoming issue of celebrity gossip magazine, OK!

Britney and Sons

OK! loves the Spears family almost as much as Us Weekly.

"She was very loving," photographer Brubaker said. "She told me she loved her children and that they are her life."

Far from being the neglectful parent some portray her as, the photographer tells OK! that Britney was "very attentive" to the needs of her sons.

NOTE: We really wonder how much Lynne Spears got paid for this story.

As for the 26-year-old singer's reaction to the cute photos of her with her sons, Brubaker reveals a reaction of a loving, possibly crazy mom.

"I'm told that when she saw the photographs, she literally cried for over an hour and stared at them all night long," she said. Literally.

NOTE: That could've just been the alcohol and pills, of course.

Regardless, the troubled singer is "inconsolable" right now as the chance of her winning the custody battle for her children looks bleak.

"Those boys are her everything, and she's said repeatedly that life isn't worth living if she can't have her babies with her," says a friend.

The friend adds that Britney Spears would say goodbye to the music business (wait, that didn't happen in 2003?) just to look after her boys.

"The only reason she's doing this is because she wants them to look up to her onstage and be like, ‘That's my mama,' and be proud of her."

"She'd put her life before them and would die for Jayden James and Preston. They're her whole world. "Britney has always said, ‘I would die for my boys if that's what it took to prove I loved them. I'd do anything for them.'"

You heard her, fans. Britney would do anything.

Even humiliating herself by parading around in no underwear, running red lights with them in the back seat, dumping them on nannies to go party, and holding them hostage during a three-hour standoff at her mansion. Anything.