Britney was spotted leaving Nobu restaurant in Malibu over the weekend. She dined with sister Jamie Lynn, mom Lynne, hubby Kevin and, of course, Sean. I think she looks elegant and refreshed with her new hair hue (even a bit Geisha-esque), but there is a certain sadness in her eyes. Poor Brit. It’s good to see her mom and sis at her side though.
Britney was reportedly saddened and shocked by the reception her Matt Lauer interview received. She thought it would help her image and evoke sympathy for her and her family. She attempted damage control with the beautiful, classy portraits that she posed for that appeared in OK magazine. She had a photographer take pretty pictures of her – this time with professional hair, makeup and wardrobe. And despite tearfully begging for privacy, saying she hates media attention, and calling the celebrity weeklies “trash” in the interview, Spears then tried to sell the photos and an “exclusive” interview to those same trashy weeklies for $200,000. There were no takers. OK! finally bought the shots and the interview for a measly $5,000. A rep for the magazine declined comment but did say, “Who doesn’t love a discount?”
Hmmmm…I don’t know about all of this, but though I was disappointed by her Matt Lauer interview, I thought Matt was very condescending and rude to her at times during that interview and made her feel extra uncomfortable. But I do think that she can’t entirely blame the paparazzi and magazines for her current dilemma. She claims not to care what anyone thinks of her, but she clearly does when she is actively soliciting tv and magazine interviews.