Britney Spears believes she is cursed.
The "Gimme More" singer - who has lost custody of her sons, failed a court ordered drugs test, faces a string of driving convictions and was ridiculed for her comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards - has been stocking up on lucky charms in the hope of reversing her fortune.
A source told America's OK! magazine, "Britney went shopping and picked out a hoodie with a print of a four-leaf clover because she thought it would help bring her luck. She said she needed all the luck she could get after the past few months. She joked she'd start carrying around a rabbit's foot if it meant her 'curse' would go away."
Meanwhile, Kevin Federline's ex Shar Jackson has been helping to care for Britney's sons with Kevin, Sean Preston, two, and 14-month-old Jayden James. Shar - who has two children with Kevin, five-year-old Kori and three-year-old Kaleb - said, "We definitely make sure the kids all bond together. I mean, they're siblings, they need each other."
"We're not together or anything but we're definitely still a family unit. Honestly, we're like the best of friends. Obviously, the relationship didn't work out for a reason, and we're cool with that. But we're still a part of each other's lives. And our children get to see two people who aren't together but still have a great relationship, and I think that's really important."
Kevin, 28, currently has full temporary custody of the boys, while Britney has three visits a week.
Shar revealed Kevin is coping well with the bitter custody battle, but he doesn't like to discuss it.
She added to People magazine, "I know he's in a good place. The kids are in a good place, and I made sure from day one - I told him, 'You make sure you have our children.' He's great. We don't even talk about that stuff, because that would be a non-stop conversation, and we don't even go there."