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Britney Spears’ interview request angers Carson Daly?

Hollywoodnews.com: When is a live interview not a live interview? Probably when it’s taped in advance and pre-approved by the talent.

Too bad Carson Daly didn’t know that’s what he was going to get when he signed up for a live interview with Britney Spears on behalf of her new album. When he was told he’d have to pre-tape his piece with Spears and allow the 29-year-old to approve anything that went out over the air, Daly – who has known the singer since her earliest professional days – took to Twitter to vent.

Maybe that wasn’t the best idea.

According to EW.com, Daly Tweeted:

I was jst TOLD my @britneyspears interview tomm on @ampradio MUST b pre-recorded & submitted 4 approval by HER mgmt b4 it can air! F THAT!”

never that restricted. Even when I interviewed Michael Jackson, it wasn’t anything like this…it’s really insane.

When a Twitter follower called him unprofessional, Daly lashed out, writing. “I’M UNPROFESSIONAL? FAKING AN ENTIRE INTERVIEW? jst shocked her mgmt won’t let her do a normal interview. She probly doesn’t even know.”

Does she? You have to wonder. I doubt anything that deals with Britney doesn’t go through Britney, to some degree. Still Daly was quick to deflect blame away from Brit-Brit, perhaps in an effort to salvage his spot.

“I’ve known and supported her since she was 15. This has nothing to do w her. Just her ppl,” he Tweeted.

In fact, Daly might have felt so apologetic that he took down the Tweets … because they’re not on his page any longer. Kudos to EW for noticing them as they went up. And shame on Britney for manipulating the press, if that’s what happened.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • March 31, 2011 | Permalink |

    Britney is not running her life but her handlers and that show how sneaky they can get to mask the serious and true state of mind Britney is under, sad but no mater what they tried we aren’t idots Britney is not well yet.

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