Britney Finally Cracks

Who hasn't seen this coming?

The intoxicated Britney Spears was taken away in an ambulance after police were called to her house to help end a nearly three-hour custody standoff involving her young sons. Britney was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Entertainment Tonight reported on its Web site. Cedars spokeswoman Simi Singer said she could neither confirm nor deny the report, citing patient confidentiality laws. An officer of the Los Angeles Police Department said that Spears appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. He declined to elaborate. No injuries were reported. She was conscious late Thursday when paramedics took her out of her home in a gurney. Several police cars escorted the ambulance out of the neighborhood, followed by dozens of paparazzi.

Officers were called to Spears' house around 8 p.m. to respond to the custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their sons, 2-year-old Sean Preston and 1-year-old Jayden James, Lee said. By about 10:30 p.m., six police cars, two ambulances and a fire truck had entered the gated-community that includes Spears' house. Several police cars were seen in the area earlier in the night. Spears turned over the children around 10:50 p.m., Lee said.

Britney called in sick for a Dec. 12 court-ordered deposition, but was photographed that day driving with a friend. She also didn't show up for a session Wednesday, Kaplan said. Her attorney files a court motion asking to be relieved due to a breakdown in communication with his client.  What next, Britney? You must know that you are not above the law, no matter WHO you are.