Britney Spears Wedding Fake?
Matt Drudge apparently has advanced copy of an Us Magazine story to that effect:
US WEEKLY uncovered ‘documents’ that show Britney Spears’ nuptuals to be a ‘faux wedding.’ PEOPLE mag wasted 7 figures for ‘exclusive photos’… done to throw everyone off the case… Developing…
Hilarious. I wonder if Dan Rather’s involved somehow?
For background see Britney Spears Secret Marriage (9/19)
Update (9/23 1051): Britney and new hubby not faking it (MSNBC)
The Drudge Report on Wednesday carried a banner headline proclaiming Ã¢€œMedia Tricked Again: Brit Faked Wedding.Ã¢€ It cited Ã¢€œdocumentsÃ¢€ uncovered by US Weekly that Ã¢€œshow Britney SpearsÃ¢€™ nuptials to be a Ã¢€˜faux wedding.Ã¢€™Ã¢€ The report continued: Ã¢€œPeople mag wasted 7 figures for Ã¢€˜exclusive photosÃ¢€™. . . done to throw everyone off the case.Ã¢€ The buzz is that they plan to have their Ã¢€œrealÃ¢€ wedding next month. ThatÃ¢€™s not the case, according to Spears and Federline. The upcoming issue of People magazine Ã¢€” which hits newsstands this Friday Ã¢€” does, indeed, carry exclusive photos and details about the wedding. And it also has a brief article that addresses this controversy: Ã¢€œAre they legally wed?Ã¢€
Turns out that Spears and Federline are not legally married because even though they have a marriage license, they havenÃ¢€™t yet filed it. They say they plan to file the license next week. As Federline explains it, after the couple hammered out their prenuptial agreement, the lawyers advised them to wait a week before filing the marriage license. But then they moved up the wedding date because they were tired of being stalked by photographers. Ã¢€œBasically, those reports that we didnÃ¢€™t legally wed are [bull],Ã¢€ Federline told People. Ã¢€œBut it doesnÃ¢€™t bother me, those reports.Ã¢€ Kathy Treggs, the Los Angeles County recorderÃ¢€™s office manager of public records, said the couple have 10 days from the date of the wedding to file the license. As far as she knows, Treggs said, the couple didnÃ¢€™t take out a license from a Los Angeles County office but could have pulled one from any county recorderÃ¢€™s office in the state or from any number of notary publics authorized to issue them. Ã¢€œI know weÃ¢€™re not completely legal until we file the license, which weÃ¢€™ll do next week,Ã¢€ Spears told People. Ã¢€œBut in a real sense, a spiritual sense, weÃ¢€™re married. WeÃ¢€™re just following our lawyerÃ¢€™s advice.Ã¢€ Regarding the reports that it was a fake marriage, she said, Ã¢€œIÃ¢€™m really upset that somebody some place decides to write a false headline about a special day that IÃ¢€™ve dreamed about since I was a little girl. ItÃ¢€™s too bad. I donÃ¢€™t understand the thinking behind it.
Yes, I’m sure she’s been dreaming of her second marriage inside a year ever since she was little.