The only reason why I look forward to getting mail is the surprise gifts of the assortment of magazines I get each month. I was shocked and intrigued when I received my September issue of Allure in the mail with none other than Britney Spears as the cover girl. I hate to admit it, but I couldn’t wait to read the interview.
I know Britney Spears gets a lot of heat for the being Britney Spears but the girl never fails at keeping people interested. Since she has been through so much, I was curious to read what she had to say.
I flipped through the gorgeous glossy pages, only to realize I almost missed it when the last two pages caught my eye. “Britney on Hold” it said, followed by a rather seductive picture of Spears on the right.
I start reading but quickly became confused. The “interview” starts out with the author sharing background information on Spears and her anticipation about the interview…but there’s no interview. No questions. No fascinating quotes set aside in bold, red print. Just pictures.
All that excitement for pictures? I decided to backtrack and read the editor’s letter, hoping she would have the answer to the millions of questions swirling around in my head. It turns out the author who was in charge of interviewing Spears was never able to get a hold of her. Not too surprised but OK. She had to come up with something so she wrote about her efforts in trying to track down Spears.
I thought that was pretty neat and probably the best interview I ever read. It was smart, witty and contained no traces of any bitterness. The fact that the piece included no direct information from Spears herself was the most genius part.
Honestly, I never underestimated Spears in her ability to keep the people wanting more. I think she did the right thing by not giving an interview. The mystery of what she might of said is far better than what she would of said anyway.
I hate to say it but…Oops! She did it again!