Everyone's been talking about Britney Spears' interview with Matt Lauer. I DVR'd it and I just got a chance to watch it. And... oh. Oh, no. What. Has. Happened. To. My. Britney?!
True, her slide into trashiness has been going for a while. First she had that quickie wedding in Vegas (and an even more quickie annulment), then she married skanky K-Fed, they had that stupid show... ugh. I get queasy just thinking about that show. I do think that the tabloids have been overly harsh on her lately, especially with regards to the baby. She's screwed up a few times, but I'm sure that most new mothers have also made mistakes (I'm sure I will!); they just don't have cameras on them 24/7 to capture the moment. But other than that? She's not really doing much to help her cause.
Speaking as someone with an um... ample bosom, I know that wearing a shirt with an open neckline is flattering (makes you look less like your chest and chin are one, as Trinny and Susannah would say). However, boobs practically escaping from the shirt - not so flattering. Also, hot pink bra totally escaping the shirt? Also not flattering. Also, see thru shirt + hot pink bra + escaping boobs? Triple unflattering. Between the outfit, and the hideous overbleached hair, and the gum (I chew gum obsessively too, but generally not when I'm being interviewed by Matt Lauer), she came across more like a clerk at our local Eckerd than a wealthy entertainer.
Also, I was really sad to hear that she's 'happy' with K-Fed and that she thinks its sad that people want her marriage to fail. Because I totally do. If she was married to someone say... worth being married to, I would totally want her to be happy. When she's married to a greasy, skanky scumbucket, I kind of want that to go south. I keep hoping that getting divorced will snap her out of this trailer-trash rut.
I agree that I can't understand why she doesn't have like, a publicist, or a stylist, or something, to get her shit together before she goes out there for an interview. If her image is in the trash, wouldn't this have been a good opportunity to dust it off a little bit? She totally blew it, and I'm totally bummed.