Britney Spears has been told that she cannot see her two children until she complies with court orders.

According to media reports the troubled pop singer was informed at an emergency custody hearing that she was not allowed to visit her children Sean Preston, two, and Jayden James, one.

Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline has been given temporary custody of the children by the court in Los Angeles.

The 25-year-old has been ordered by judge Scott Gordon to undergo regular drug treatment and parenting classes.

But according to today's reports the Gimme More singer has not convinced the court that she is working hard enough to fulfil the obligations imposed upon her.

The latest setback comes after one of the former teen idol's friends spoke out about the singer's reputation for going out without underwear.

Spears has been photographed knickerless on a number of occasions which has done little to help her poor reputation in the press.

According to jewellery designer Tuesday Knight, who is said to have been a friend of Spears for four years, the pop star is simply not a fan of pants.

"The underwear thing is ridiculous - and I've told her," she told In Touch magazine.

"I've said, 'You cannot walk into a store wearing just a shirt with your underwear off'. I've told her that no one will take her seriously when she does this."

She added: "Britney doesn't need to do it and she knows it's stupid. But she says that she just doesn't like to wear underwear."

18/10/2007 17:58:45