September 08, 2008

Oops, She Did It Again

As you already know, I didn't watch the VMAs last night. All my attention was honed toward Vinny and the boys on the season premiere of Entourage. However, I knew Britney Spears was scheduled to, I don't know, do something and I hoped to myself that she did well. I still don't think she's role model material, or at least not for teenage girls, but like just about everyone, my fingers are crossed that this train wreck comes to a halt. I talked to a friend after it was over and she Britney had looked all put together. And, I pushed it to the back of my brain with the Lloyd Benson quotes and hammer pants.
So then this morning, just a few minutes ago really, the ladies on The View were debating the Jonahs Brothers promise rings exchange when Sherri Shepherd mentioned that Brit's momma, Mother of the Year herself Lynn Spears, said in her upcoming tell-all book that her diva daughter was getting it on at 14. I think we all remember the marketing of Britney Spears, virgin extraordinaire.
Now, first let me say this, I never cared whether or not Britney was doing it. I watched a documentary on her that included her older high school boyfriend and, like most the folks on the show, it seemed plausible to me that these two were getting at it. But, really, I didn't care either. Her music isn't really my style and that's all that matters.
I'm not blogging about this because I am all shocked by the dishonesty of a teenage Britney. I seriously doubt she was the one who cooked up the whole "ramble on about your committed stance on abstinence until marriage" plan in the first damn place. In that documentary I watched, her old flame said that he went to one of Brit's first concerts and Lynn ushered him away, knowing that her albums would rack in a little more dough if she were unattached.
No, the reason I am blogging this is because I am shocked, freaking shocked, that after everything Britney has been through and now that she finally seems to be pulling her head from those murky waters that her mother, the woman who is suppose to protect her, is writing a book that says Britney started drinking at 14, having sex at 14 and doing drugs at 15. First, I cannot imagine selling my children to alter of fame like she did. Britney was too young and too immature to handle Hollywood when she broke out. But, doing this now is just disgusting to me.
Tell me what you think.

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Anonymous said...

Somewhere I read that she DID NOT say taht stuff (I think it was TMZ) but who knows what she wrote. That poor girl--she's probably been twisted, turned and pulled in so many directions she can't think for herself anymore.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved Brittany! I have felt bad for her in the last couple of years, I don't think that I would cope well myself having a camera in your face every day just waiting for you to mess up! Thank God I don't have to worry about something like that, I mean rumors spread thru this town like wild fire as it is! For her sake and her childrens sake that she will get her life back on track.

for a different kind of girl said...

I think it's unfortunate that the allure of fame yanks a kid away from their family (which, granted, one has to assume the Spears family has some raging issues when two daughters in the spotlight come out having experiences the likes of which they've had) and into the hands of managers and handlers and publicists and executives, all of whom I assume say they're doing all they can for the good of the "star," but really, it comes down to a money thing and the kid become a bit of a cash cow.

Maybe I'm just naive to the whole thing, but 'child star' has become such a cliche in society over the years, and some who are 'stars' leave me shaking my head and wondering just what it is that makes them so popular. If you sing, then sing. Don't market a perfume, line of hair extensions, shoe line, etc. That's just greed and people working behind the scenes. Even now, I wonder what it is about Britney that we're supposed to think is/was/could be so amazing.

Alas, that didn't stop me from tuning in to see what she pulled off at the VMAs last night, so clearly, I feed off it, too!

Anonymous said...

I really don't think that woman has ever had any normal or nice maternal feelings for her daughter . . . how could she let things get so out of hand if she did? It is astonishing that somebody would encourage their kid to lie, but the whole thing is, as you say, a trainwrech.

Anonymous said...

Well now that Brit has cut her off she has to do a tell all book to continue her lifestyle. It's totally sick. Lynn Spears is a money-hungry bee-otch who ruined her children's lives as the stage mom she is. It's insane that someone could be like her.

Suzanne said...

I've long thought that her mom is evil.

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