LATEST: Britney Spears failed to show up at court in Los Angeles on Thursday morning (11Oct07) after her legal team called an emergency hearing into her child custody case. The pop star was keen to win overnight visits with her young sons Sean Preston and Jayden James after losing physical custody of the tots to ex-husband Kevin Federline earlier this month (Oct07). Sources claimed Spears was determined to show up for the hearing with Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, but as the early morning court deadline came and went, the pop star was still at home in Marina Del Rey, California. In her absence, Spears' lawyers have asked Commissioner Scott Gordon for overnights, partly because she's passed all her drug tests. Kaplan is expected to fight a new ruling, claiming the custody order is only one week old. If the Toxic singer had shown up at court, she would have been greeted by a throng of media, paparazzi and family values protestors, one waving a huge banner that read 'Ask Jesus To Save You Now'.