Seacrest Diplomatic On Britney Spears’ Quick Annulment

‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest was on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ on Tuesday to talk about the new season, Michael Jackson, and of course, the Britney Spears’ wedding over the weekend to childhood pal Jason Alexander. “I just — you know, as a talent, also as a young person who works very hard,” he said. “There’s something to be said about work ethic, certainly for young people in this country. There are so many young folks who struggle and don’t know exactly what they want to do and really struggle with finding a passion. Fortunately for you, fortunately for me, for Britney, we knew what we wanted to do and we went after that early. So I admire her for what she’s been able to accomplish at such a young age. And I think, you know, when you look at what happened in Las Vegas — I saw her briefly, didn’t speak to her, on New Year’s Eve, and she looked like she was having a great time with her friends. I got done hosting the New Year’s Eve show, and I saw her at a place called the Palms Casino, at a bar. And you know, looked like she was just hanging out. And then I read in the papers the next day or so that she got married to this guy from her hometown. I would imagine it’s just a case of a joke or a stunt between the two of them gone too far. And they may not have gone to bed because it happened very early in the morning, but I guess the sun came up and they said, What did we do this for?” When host Larry King asked if she did it on a whim, Seacrest responded, “I think so. I think so. You know, you can’t imagine what her life is like. And she probably thought, Hey, this might be fun, didn’t think of the ramifications, didn’t really go too deep in terms of the thought process and did it and then realized — I mean, we’ve all done things in our life. I mean, that’s a pretty big thing to do, but we’ve all done things and said, Why did I do that? It seemed like such a great idea. But what was I really thinking? And the truth is, you weren’t thinking.” Check out the entire interview here.

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