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In a series of tweets earlier this week, Carson Daly let his feelings be known about having to pre-record his interview. "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!" he vented. After receiving a little backlash from Britney fans, Daly clarified his beef wasn't with Spears, or even having to pre-record the interview, but with her management who requested final edit approval. "Pre-recording it was NO prob- her mgmnt taking and editing the tapes overnight was the issue."
Daly went on to say he's known and supported Britney Spears since she was 15 and feels her management overstepped the line, but he should actually feel lucky he's able to speak to Britney at all. According to the Daily Beast, Spears is doing all interviews with magazines over email, enabling her to control which questions get asked and answered, and pre-taping performances on morning shows to help ensure there won't be a repeat of her 2008 VMAs fiasco.
Tip-toeing through her press run might be helping Britney's image, but it hasn't kept the controversy at bay, even on her record release day. A few hours after she appeared on 'Good Morning America' and announced she would be touring with Enrique Iglesias, the Latin singer pulled out of the tour without warning. Spears also found out her summer Chicago stop at the United Center is the same night as Katy Perry's 'California Dreams' tour, creating a double-booking conflict. And as if that's not enough bad news, yesterday she was handed a $10M lawsuit by Brand Sense Partner, LLC. who said she made a "deal with Elizabeth Arden, in a sneaky, underhanded effort to circumvent and evade its obligations to Brand Sense."
At least she's not shaving her head, right? What do you think of Britney Spears carefully guarded press campaign? Would you like to hear her speak for herself?
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