Feelings (or lack therof) on Britney news

It’s been about 4 hours since I read news that Britney Spears has temporarily lost custody of her two children to Kevin Federline. For some reason, I just can’t get too worked up about the news. At the same time, photos of Spears shaving her head or assaulting a car with an umbrella seem less funny now.
I don’t know what it is. Is it because Spears’ “downward spiral” has reached this conclusion? Is it because that, while Spears’ recent life choices have been disappointing, placing the kids with Federline doesn’t quite seem like the fairytale happy ending?
TMZ.com is reporting the reason Brit lost her kids is because she wasn’t following the court’s orders. That makes sense. You sometimes hear about the LA justice system being lax on celebrities. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but they seem to have made decisions appropriate within the law for Paris Hilton and now Spears.
At the same time, I was pleased when Hilton was ordered to jail to serve her time for repeatedly breaking the law.
Maybe my lack of zeal for this story is that the ongoing hijinks of seemingly childish adults is potentially disrupting the lives of two small, and hopefully still innocent, children. Amid all the foolishness, the tragedy is that are other people’s lives are at stake.