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Britney's Disastrous

Photo Shoot

7/23/2007 8:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723_britney_ok_01_ex-1TMZ has learned that Britney's self-arranged photo shoot and interview with OK! Magazine was a complete disaster. We're told that the photos are so bad, execs at the magazine are, at this moment, trying to decide whether to report what actually happened -- or sanitize the truth to protect the pop train wreck.

According to multiple sources, Britney's behavior during the interview was "nothing less than a meltdown." She was, according to our sources, "completely out of it" during the shoot. The photos are "so bad" we've learned, that to publish them could "kill her career."

Apparently, Brit Brit's eyes rolled back in her head at one point, causing her to look half dead. Her mood, we're told, was extremely erratic. She took frequent bathroom breaks our source says, and each time she returned her mood would change. She was also completely paranoid during the entire interview, fearing at one point the ceiling was about to cave in on her. Out of control y'all!

We've also learned that Brit had some issues with hygiene on the set as well. At one point, Britney ordered up some fried chicken to munch on. We're told after she chowed down, she wiped her hands on a several thousand dollar dress that she was wearing for the shoot, staining it with grease. Yuck! One of her dogs also needed some assistance in the housebreaking department. Our on-set spy says that the dog pooped all over the floor, and Brit used (what else?) -- a dress to clean it up! How trashtastic!

As for how Brit looked for the photos, another nightmare. We've learned that OK! hired two of the best hair and makeup artists in L.A. to transform the once-bald beauty into something more presentable, but she wasn't havin' none of that. She refused to let the hired help touch her, opting instead for her "skanky friends" to do her hair and makeup. No wonder she always looks so fantastic!

And if you're wondering where her mom/publicist/lawyer/friend/ANYONE was to help her out, we're told that even her cousin Alli (who until recently was working as her personal assistant) couldn't deal, and is "done" with Miss Spears.

We'll see when OK! hits the stands this week -- if they actually have the balls to print the truth about what happened. We're guessing they don't!

A call to Brit's rep was not immediately returned. A rep for OK! would not discuss the upcoming issue.
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46.

tired of cry baby    

TMZ, IF YOU LIE ABOUT WHAT IS ON FILM WITH YOUR (SHADDY) CAMERA MEN, THEN HOW CAN WE BELIVE ANYTHING YOU SAY? YOU BLAST BRIT, TARA REED, BUT PARIS YOU TREAT LIKE PRINCESS DIANA, I'M GLAD I NEVER PISSED YOU OFF

2611 days ago
47.

Chris    

She may be a little out there, but this is too much. They're probably just wanting to hype up the next issue. I don't believe a word of it.

2611 days ago
48.

Mad As Hell    

Some one needs to commit this girl to an inpatient hospital, no Horizons, a mental ward. It's horrible to see someone crack up right before our very eyes. She must be doing some serious drugs, cause it shows. And, I also believe it's time to legislate the Paparrazzi, this is all out of control, and they are just as trashy as she is....Get a grip, ya'll.

2611 days ago
49.

Former UCLA NPI student and worker    

Sounds exactly like Mental Illness, more like Manic depression aka Bipolar Disorder:

From BBC Health:
It's not the recurring pattern of these moods that causes problems, it's their severity. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings, from deep depression to extreme elation or 'highs'. During a manic phase, people feel enormously energetic and powerful and tend to become hyperactive, going without sleep and embarking on totally unrealistic schemes or projects. Some people find they're very creative.

However, problems arise when their high mood spins out of control and the person behaves in ways they later find deeply embarrassing. It's quite common for someone to lose touch with reality and, for example, run up enormous debts or invite complete strangers to their home. There can also be unfortunate consequences of decisions taken while in a manic phase.

The depressive phase is similar to other forms of depression. It's characterised by a lack of energy and interest in life, low self-esteem, and feelings of guilt and despair.

Symptoms of mania/bipolar disorder can include:

* elation
* short temper
* changing from short temper to elation and back again very quickly
* overactivity
* being easily distracted
* not sleeping
* overeating
* increase in sexual desire
* moving very quickly from topic to topic in conversation, making it very difficult for others to keep up
* speaking so quickly that it's difficult to understand all the words being said
* having very grandiose ideas

2611 days ago
50.

jackdaniels    

Well if this is true someone needs to get those babies away from her A.S.A.P, she really does have mental problems, hopefully social services can step in and take those babies from her before its too late, she is more than a train wreck waiting happening, shes ready to crash, and there is 2 innocent babies involved.

2611 days ago
51.

Dude    

I can't believe that anyone really cares anymore. Drop it. I can't even get any real news because all these agencies care about is what dumb people are doing. If you drop it they will go away.

2611 days ago
52.

Dollface    

This girl is just such a pathetic mess......She is so done.......Her "career" is over & she's on one huge slide to nowhere'sville.....What a long, slow, horrible slide she's on, all the way down to nothing......Very sad

2611 days ago
53.

mySTRONGopinion    

Tell me, what was the point of reporting this? Ya'll like to kick a person when they're down but whine when one of your slimey photgs gets smacked. Tell me what's TMZ's beef with Brit. Your site is so bias it makes me sick. During the Paris mess, it oh poor paris. I guess you are all jealous of some of the stars you report on. When will you report on the good they do. I guess being stuck writing gossip (sin, sin, sin,) must really stink. Does it make your job more delightful to kick people when they are down. You poor pathetic TMZ staff.

2611 days ago
54.

Terry    

It is also true that when one magazine gets a exclusive the others launch an attack, This happened to Larry Birhead when OK magazine got their exclusive with him and it has happened to many other Celebrity's. Maybe it all happened , Maybe the other media outlets who didn't get the interview just wished it did. AOL owns TMZ who also owns lets see......

2611 days ago
55.

Tina    

Are you surprised by her hygiene, have you not seen her for the last 3 years?

2611 days ago
56.

chach    

Ko Kane Ya'll , Or BI..... as in POLAR! Or Meth! SOMETHING!
I pray this this girl pull it together before she loses her kids or her life! Or worse, THEIRS!
Cant someone help her before its too late! ?
Its'obvious she needs help! Kudos for mom trying to help her,but it backfired!
Shes a gonner if she doesn't get the help she needs She's a runaway freight train!
Very sad,!
Im glad OK isnt just trying to make a buck and can see shes in obvious danger.
Why would they make up something as yucky as that! Couldnt they be sued?

2611 days ago
57.

Kate B.    

This all sounds a little too far fetched to me. Perhaps TMZ needs to deeply look into this story before running it. That is just a little too strange for even Spears.

2611 days ago
58.

Heidi hater    

Wait, they are worried the pics will kill her career?

I thought her career was already dead........

*scratching head*

2611 days ago
59.

Me    

someone send her to the looney bin!!!!

2611 days ago
60.

Your'e Fired!    

I say, Be honest about transpired....In the long haul it might "help" her get back with the program. I don't see Britney ever being on stage again, her time has passed. But, perhaps this can be the begining of "saving her". Who cares if she goes kicking and screaming into a normal lifestyle......Right now, it's for her children....not her.....She will have to realism further on down the road that she had to fall to the bottom BEFORE "reaching" for the top.......

2611 days ago
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