American Idol host Ryan Seacrest was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, where he revealed that he missed out on a chance to meet Britney Spears, whom he admitted to being obsessed with, because her boyfriend Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit arrived just as he was to be introduced. Read on for a transcript.
Jay: Now where’d you just get back from? I saw something — oh, sundance.
Ryan: Sundance. I was with the folks from Sundance Channel up there.
And I was so excited because we went to a party on Saturday night and Britney
Spears was there. An she’s someone I have never met that I was dying to
Ryan: Yeah, I have this obsession with her. I’m totally fascinated by
Britney Spears. And so, it’s about —
Jay: What part of her fascinates you? I’m cuos.
Ryan: Do you want me to start now?
Jay: Well, no. Go ahead, go ahead.
Ryan: So we’re at the party, and I’m about to be introduced to her —
Ryan: And as soon as I get close — ’cause you have to work your way
into the booth and get past the big guys. And I’m right up to the booth,
and all of a sudden, in walks Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit. And I guess
that’s her boyfriend, right?
Jay: Right, right.
Ryan: And so, I didn’t get to meet her. But what I realized was that
in Hollywood — follow me — you’re a couple if you leave a party separately.
That’s how you know that someone’s together — they leave separately. It’s
Jay: Now why would you do that?
Ryan: ‘Cause you don’t want to be — I don’t know. See you don’t want
to be pictured together, seen together.