Britney Spears


OK, lawyers. Britney Spears has to face the music, you hear?

A three-judge panel has refused to throw out a year-old misdemeanor charge against the popster for driving with an invalid license, a case that's finally scheduled to go to trial Oct. 15 after months of legal wrangling on Spears' behalf.

No explanation was given in the one-page ruling, but the decision was unanimous. A pretrial hearing is set for Wednesday.

Spears' attorney Michael Flanagan filed a 51-page motion in Los Angeles Superior Court Sept. 29 to "immediately stay all proceedings" with the hope that the appellate judges would move to dismiss the charge, which Flanagan has disputed as an example of Spears' celebrity being used against her.

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