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Britney's "Access" To Gum

7/6/2006 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears Matt LauerI heard something hilarious yesterday about Britney's interview with Matt Lauer.

A producer for "Access Hollywood" helped field produce for Matt.  When they arrived at Britney's home, no one was there to guide Britney through this very important interview.  She did her hair, she chose what to wear and how to wear it.  It is shocking her publicist would allow what was about to happen.

What I find so funny is what I heard about the gum-chewing.  Apparently, before cameras rolled, Britney turned to the producer and asked "Should I spit the gum out?"  Of course the answer -- for Britney's sake -- should have been yes.   But Britney didn't ask the person who was looking out for her -- that person, her publicist, was no where to be found.  So the producer answered:  "Do whatever makes you feel comfortable."  And she did.

So Britney looked like a cow chewing her cud during the interview.  And she was actually seeking out advice -- from the wrong person.    It's not like the guy from "Access" did anything heinous.  But geez.... how did her people let her twist slowly, slowly in the wind?  It's remarkable.

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31.

Tubgirl    

Okay folks who feel inclined to tell us all to leave her alone and quit picking on poor little mistreated Britney who has just been through so much --- uh get over it. She went on National Television with a respected reporter to clear the air about who she is as a person and just reaffirmed all the beliefs. How can you NOT know, you shouldn't chew gum when being interviewed. It basically boils down to not having a lick of common sense. If she truly wants to be left alone then why go on TV to give an interview about wanting to be left alone? That's a bit like going to Dunkin Donuts when you are on a diet.

Every parent makes mistakes, but you learn from your mistakes --- if you don't want your parenting to be judged harshly by others don't parade your baby all over the place.

I can't believe nobody in her private life has worked on these basic skills with her.

2936 days ago
32.

rose    

She just looked a mess and everyone knows it even her fans. That was the time to show she was different then everyone thinks but she did not do that. She just proved all the people that hate her right. I heard she and keven are doing another show together. She must be low on cash funds. And for someone who wants to be left alone she sure is out there all the time showing how stupid she is. I feel sorry for her kids.

2936 days ago
33.

ROBIN    

Oh my gosh! That interview was a disgrace to southerners! She made us all look like low-class people with no common sense or pride what so ever! What was she thinking with what she was wearing and her hair and makeup looked terrible..especially the big blob of eyeliner on one of her eyes. I wonder what Matt Lauer was thinking when he was interviewing her. I thought he was going to actually start laughing at her at one point. He is so classy....I would love to know his exact thoughts on that interview!!!!!

2935 days ago
34.

LAUREN    

BRITTNEY IS A TRAIN WRECK. SHE NEEDS A NEW EVERYTHING. IF YOU ARE GOING TO CHEW GUM PERIOD YOU NEED TO CLOSE YOUR MOUTH AND OBVIOUSLY HER MOTHER DIDN'T TEACH HER THAT. IT IS A SHAME THAT HER TEENAGED SISTER HAS MORE COMMON SENSE AND HOME TRAINING. I BLAME HER OWN MOTHER FOR THE RIDICULOUS WAY SHE IS AND THE BUM OF A HUSBAND SHE CHOSE. COMMON SENSE HE IS IN IT FOR THE MONEY. WHEN THE MONEY RUNS OUT, IF IT HASN'T ALREADY, HE'LL DO THE SAME THING TO BRITTNEY AS HE DID SHAR JACKSON--IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT SHAR WAS PREGNANT WITH HER SECOND CHILD WHEN K-FED LEFT HER!!!

2935 days ago
35.

corinne    

god.. lay off britney.. she chewed gum.. big deal.. everyone chews gum when they shouldnt.. i mean i chew gum at work all the time.. so lay off

2927 days ago
36.

corinne    

i just want to add to everyone negative commenting..
britney is human.. she makes mistakes.. if u have ever made a mistake in your careers then shut ur trap.. no one is perfect.. her publist told her she had to dress the way she used to to appeal not only to girls across the nation but also to the boys.. it was all business.. trust me is you had a body like she did i bet you wouldnt have minded doing it either.. so please..take your head out of your asses becasue she is not a superhuman.. just becasue she is famous does not mean she is not just like us..

2927 days ago
37.

corinne    

i think you should all be watched constantly by tabloids.. lets see how perfect your lives are..
you are all hypricrates..

ohh and she didnt live in a trailer park..
she lived in a house..
just to let you know

2927 days ago
38.

brenda    

Why in heavens name is Britney even around? Somebody was lying to her when they told her she could sing! She can't.!! The only one that can sing are the backup singers doing the singing for her. So why in the hell is she considered a pop princess? What a joke. Millions of dollars for someone that thinksshe can sing. Contine being the trailer trash that you are, and people, don't blow your money, she sings like she's holding her nose. Get some lessons from Christina!

2925 days ago
39.

christa    

That really suprises me that the producer would tell her to do whatever she wanted. From an industry perspective, chewing gum on camera is a NO NO. And if she asks, she obviously feels the chewing gum on camera is not the NORM. Stupid.... I think that in reality the the producer wanted Britney to look as bad and unkept as possible so that she would look like a white trash messed up girl. This interview was trying to make Britney look as bad as possible, and I think the media got what they wanted out of it. You would think with years in the business, Britney would have more knowledge and class when putting herself in the public's eye. But, I guess she is more sheltered then we thought.

2923 days ago
40.

Shelby    

Wow. You guys are really talking bad about southern people. None of the stuff yall have said is true. Man, just leave the girl alone and let her live her life. That is whats wrong with the world today. No one can even take a bath or anything without people noticing something wrong with it. Quit looking for all the bad stuff and look on the bright side!

2923 days ago
41.

Stan    

Its hard for me to believe that this punk brought down a pop princess shes washed up over done.

2914 days ago
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