Britney Spears BSPEARSSERIOUS012108_09.jpg The world is still reeling from yesterday's devastating news of Heath Ledger's passing, but things must go on - including Britney Spears' custody proceedings.

The pop princess is slated to appear in court today to seek reinstatement of visitation rights "in a therapeutic setting" and to demonstrate her participation in her mental health evaluation.

Of course, the big question is whether or not Britney plans on showing up at court today. The only thing that's for certain is that if Britney doesn't show up, she won't get a chance to argue her case for her kids to a judge again until February 19th!

We'll be tracking this story all day today - stay tuned for the latest!