MATT LAUER INTERVIEWS BRITNEY SPEARS - THURSDAY, JUNE 15
IN A SPECIAL "DATELINE NBC" PRIMETIME EXCLUSIVE, POP STAR BRITNEY SPEARS TELLS MATT LAUER: "I'M NOT PERFECT. I'M HUMAN�"
Interview to Air on Thursday, June 15 at 9PM
Previews of "Dateline's" Exclusive Interview to Air on "Today" and "Access Hollywood"
NEW YORK � June 13, 2006 � In an emotional and candid interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, airing on "Dateline" Thursday, June 15 (9:00 pm, et), pop icon Britney Spears talks about the state of her marriage, motherhood, the tabloids criticism about her skills as a mom, and why the paparazzi have gone too far. Parts of the exclusive interview will air on "Today," Thursday, June 15 (7:00 am, et), and on "Access Hollywood," on Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16 (7:30 pm, et).
Excerpts from the interview:
RE: The media's reports on her marriage:
LAUER: Let me show you some magazines�These are all current. All right? I don't have to show you 'em all but we got one here. Britney moves on without Kevin. Brit's new man--
SPEARS: Oh no. That's my security guard.
LAUER: The final days, fed up with Kevin's lies, he's sleeping in the basement. We'll get to these individually but basically this is the tone. That this marriage is over. There are problems in paradise and it's not gonna last.
SPEARS: You know what? I need to create my own magazine. These people�I mean they want stories to sell and they're very good�I need to come up with my own magazine and say the real deal.
RE: Why she loves Kevin:
LAUER: What do you see in him? What is it about Kevin that makes you love him?
SPEARS: It's very simple. Women complicate everything. He's so simple. His simplicity and just he's like a boy. He just, you know, and he cares. He cares so much and his heart is awesome. He has a really big heart and I love that
LAUER: As a husband how is he?
SPEARS: Amazing. Very good
RE: Tabloid Criticism about her skills as a mom after the incident on Pacific Coast Highway:
LAUER: Well let's go to the tripping incident, okay, in New York. And you've alluded to it. But you're coming - you're walking with Sean in one arm and I think a drink in the other. And you tripped on what was it your pants?�it was a close call�- it seemed as if for a sec�
SPEARS: Accidents happen!
LAUER: Right�And the headline on that picture was "Oops, number three"
SPEARS: Exactly. There will be an "Oops number 100." There'll be plenty more oopses. I'm not perfect. I'm human�
David Corvo is the executive producer of "Dateline NBC," and Rob Silverstein is the executive producer of "Access Hollywood."