'What the Hell Was I Thinking?'
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Oct 10, 2008 11:02 AM CDT
In this Sept. 7, 2008 file photo, Britney Spears is seen at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – In retrospect, Britney Spears finds her internationally documented downward spiral as mystifying as anyone else does. "I sit there and I look back and I'm like, 'I'm a smart person. What the hell was I thinking?'" Spears says in an interview set to air on MTV next month as part of the publicity blitz around her new album.

"I've been through a lot in the past 2 or 3 years, and there's a lot that people don't know,” she says in the 90-minute special, which credits her manager as executive producer.