CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360′ had a segment on Britney Spears’ just-announced engagement to Kevin Federline on Friday. Fill-in host Heidi Collins spoke with B.J. Sigesmund of Us Weekly about the pending nuptials. Asked if this was another Jennifer Lopez type situation, Sigesmund responded, “I feel like she’s verging on Courtney Love type antics now. It’s sort of what will she do next? She injured her knee so she called off the tour and she’s sort of been, I don’t know, acting sort of crazy more like Courtney. The marriages a little bit more like J. Lo, but I don’t know. It’s hard to say, really what is going to with her.” Read on for a complete transcript.
COLLINS: A knee injury put an end to her tour, but Britney Spears
still knows how to get attention. She’s doing it with a new tune, the title
“Here Comes the Bride.” The pop diva is engaged to her boyfriend/dancer.
And after only six months since her first marriage was annulled, leaving
many saying oops! Not again. B.J. Sigesmund is a staff editor at “US Weekly,”
he joins us now tonight for this semibreaking news.
D.J. SIGESMUND, US WEEKLY: It broke today, just a few hours ago.
COLLINS: OK, so like we said, she was married the the first time for
like 55 hours.
SIGESMUND: Exactly. That was just January.
COLLINS: Is this one going to last?
SIGESMUND: Well, let’s talk about Kevin Federling for a second. They’ve
only been dating for 2 months and they’ve been traveling the whole time.
He flew to Europe to be with her in August — I’m sorry in April and here
it is the end of June and they’re engaged.
COLLINS: And they are in love.
SIGESMUND: And they’re deeply in love. But remember, Kevin also has
a 2-year-old with Shar Jackson who is a former star of Moesha and Shar
is actually pregnant, eight months pregnant with his second child with
her. She is due in August and he plans to be there, so maybe Britney, the
whole gang will be there.
COLLINS: This is ex-girlfriend, correct?
SIGESMUND: This is his ex-girlfriend, the one he left Britney Spears
for — I’m sorry, the one that he left for Britney Spears, exactly.
Where do I go from here, really.
COLLINS: I’m kind of at a loss for questions.
Is this another J. Lo?
SIGESMUND: I feel like she’s verging on Courtney Love type antics now.
It’s sort of what will she do next? She injured her knee so she called
off the tour and she’s sort of been, I don’t know, acting sort of crazy
more like Courtney. The marriages a little bit more like J. Lo, but I don’t
know. It’s hard to say, really what is going to with her.
COLLINS: Will the fascination with her, by her fans, do you think it
will start to dissipate with behaviors like this?
SIGESMUND: What happens is she grew up, she was a Mouseketeer, right?
And then she was a role model for a lot of young girls and she was a controversial
role model, because of the belly button bearing and all that, but she said
she was a virgin, she wanted to stay a virgin for a long time. And there
were a lot of people who followed her, a lot of young women who followed
But over the last few years, things have gotten a little crazier and
I think that she has lost a lot of her fan base, because of her increasingly
COLLINS: And we just saw some pictures of Justin Timberlake. Quickly
now, I understand that this guy Kevin guy kind of looks like him? Hmm.
SIGESMUND: He’s kind of an identical– I wouldn’t say identical twin
to Justin, but he’s a little bit of a ringer for Justin Timberlake.
COLLINS: Right, interesting. D.J. Sigesmudn, as always, thanks so much.
SIGESMUND: Thank you, Heidi.