Britney Spears doesn't need any handlers... or so she thinks.
Now that Britney is all grown up, she makes her own decisions -- and that's why she came off as so trashy during her Matt Lauer interview. According to Page Six, she did her own hair and makeup (not-so-smart decisions) and she didn't have her flacks attend the taping of the interview. In fact, when Dateline staffers arrived at her home on the day of the interview, they were so surprised she didn't have minders that they thought they had come on the wrong day.
A publicist would have come in handy during some uncomfortable questions -- like when Brit was asked about Kevin leaving an 8-months-pregnant Shar Jackson for her. Britney defended herself by name dropping that the same thing happened to Julia Roberts when she hooked up with Danny Moder. But Ms. Brit got her facts wrong. Danny was married, but his then-wife, Vera, wasn't pregnant. Clearly Britney's not keeping up on her tabloids.
Britney's publicists are back on the case today though, refuting rumors that Britney plans to give birth in Namibia. According to one of her flacks, that is completely untrue.
PS: Photos of Britney and Sean P. at the beach in Florida. More damage control...