90-Second Pop Dissects Britney & Kevin’s Reality Show

‘American Morning’ on CNN featured their daily 90-Second Pop, where New York magazine’s
Sarah Bernard, CNN’s pop culture correspondent Toure, and ‘Showbiz Tonight’ co-host Karyn
Bryant discussed the premiere of and Kevin Federline’s new UPN reality show.
Nobody sounded too impressed, especially with Britney talking to Kevin about love
and commitment. “This is a really strange combination of extremely revealing — we see Britney
drinking, she’s smoking, she’s talking about how obsessed with sex she is,” Bernard explained.
“But on the other hand, it’s totally phony. There’s all this truth being exposed, but no one
mentioned that Kevin had another family and two kids! … So, he was just out at a club and met
Britney. He had a fiancee and a baby on the way at that point.” Read on for the complete
transcript.

O’BRIEN: Welcome, everybody. It’s time for another episode of “90-Second
Pop” with our AMERICAN MORNING” idols. Sarah Bernard from “New York” magazine.
Toure, CNN’s pop culture correspondent. Karyn Bryant, she’s the co-host
of “SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.”

Toure, I haven’t even thrown a question your way, and already I can
hear you, like, yackity yackity, yackity yak. We’re not even starting with
you. We’re going to start with Sarah this morning.

SARAH BERNARD, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, “NEW YORK” MAGAZINE: That’s great.

O’BRIEN: Because, of course, there’s a reality show, another one.

BERNARD: Yes, another one.

O’BRIEN: And it stars the Federlines. Before anybody says anything,
let’s watch a little bit of Britney and Kevin, shall we?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KEVIN FEDERLINE, HUSBAND OF BRITNEY SPEARS: That was just a regular
night, you know, just like any other night that you go out and didn’t expect
anything. Britney was there.

BRITNEY SPEARS, SINGER: I saw Kevin there. I just knew.

FEDERLINE: And a couple of her dancers introduced us. That was it.

SPEARS: He was very, very mysterious. He just seemed not fazed by anything.
And just his whole vibe was really sexy. I liked that.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

TOURE: All right, enough.

O’BRIEN: All right, enough.

TOURE: Rap, rap, rap.

O’BRIEN: Oh, man! What do we learn from this new reality show? Because
it’s Britney shooting her own stuff.

BERNARD: That’s right. There are no cameramen. That’s sort of the difference
between “The Newlyweds,” Jessica Simpson’s version and this. This is their
hand-held camera shot as their love blossomed on tour.

This is a really strange combination of extremely revealing — we see
Britney drinking, she’s smoking, she’s talking about how obsessed with
sex she is. But on the other hand, it’s totally phony. There’s all this
truth being exposed, but no one mentioned that Kevin had another family
and two kids!

TOURE: Yes, yes, yes.

BERNARD: So, he was just out at a club and met Britney. He had a fiancee
and a baby on the way at that point.

O’BRIEN: Right.

TOURE: And then he flies to London to be with her for a week. And she
says how do you feel about love and commitment? While in the background
we all know you have a wife and child at home.

BERNARD: Exactly.

KARYN BRYANT, CNN CO-HOST, “SHOWBIZ TONIGHT”: A fiancee.

BERNARD: The best part of the whole thing actually was an interview
with her bodyguard, because they said what do you think? And he said, I…

O’BRIEN: Right. What do you think of Kevin?

BERNARD: What do you think of Kevin? Exactly. That she’s imported to
London. And he said, I don’t like the way he looks. I don’t like the way
he wear clothes. I don’t like the way he breathes.

TOURE: I don’t like the way he talks.

BERNARD: Sure, I think I’ll marry him.

BRYANT: It’s not great. I think it’s a bad idea. I don’t think it makes
her look good. And I just think it’s a bad idea.

TOURE: It really did remind me of “Truth or Dare,” right? That old Madonna
movie and the narcissism and the self sort of naval gazing…

BRYANT: Right. That’s the one…

BERNARD: If she had a strategy, it’s kind of like the Madonna strategy,
to shock.

TOURE: If there’s no, like, narrative, there’s no plot, it’s like a
Britney infomercial.

O’BRIEN: But you know what? We’re still talking about it, so it must
be doing something, because obviously…

TOURE: Get real. Because we talk about it that means, what is that?


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