"You know, here we are in an election year. Here we are in a state that has a $16 billion budget deficit. Here we are in a city that has a $6 million budget deficit. There's just more important things going on, you know. We don't need to be writing about Britney. So there are things that we get tired of, certainly, but we still write about them," said David Little, editor of the Enterprise Record. Hasan heard the complaints before and is not impressed.
"I can tell you one thing very clearly, no one is going to sit outside of Britney Spears house 24 hours a day, seven days a week if the magazines and the TV shows weren't paying top dollar," Hasan said.
It's not just the public that demands the constant coverage.
"Britney does need the paparazzi and the paparazzi need Britney. But it's more than just need. It's want, it's desire. This young girl has only ever known fame. And once you take fame away from this girl, I think she's completely lost," Shuter said.
Though fame and money may be the dream to many starting out in Hollywood, Hasan advises, "Britney Spears can be worth so much money, all the fame in the world. But I can tell you right now, she's not happy … There is a price to fame, a very powerful price to fame."