‘SNL,’ Chloe Fineman spoof Britney Spears’ memoir ‘The Woman in Me’
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After the release of Britney Spears’ highly anticipated new memoir, “The Woman in Me,” fans on social media shared how much they enjoyed listening to the audiobook narrated by Michelle Williams.
Now, “SNL” is poking fun at the slew of A-listers who could’ve also auditioned to voice the salacious book.
“I’m beyond touched that my book, ‘The Woman in Me,’ hit No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestsellers list, to say the least,” actress Chloe Fineman, playing Britney, says in the “Saturday Night Live” sketch. “My audiobook is read by the amazing Michelle Williams, but she wasn’t the only one who wanted to read it.”
The celebrities on the list? Allison Janney (Heidi Gardner), Timothée Chalamet (Fineman), Martin Scorsese (Chalamet), Steve-O (Mikey Day), John Mulaney (Sarah Sherman), Natasha Lyonne (Fineman), Julia Fox (Fineman), Jada Pinkett Smith (Ego Nwodim), Neil deGrasse Tyson (Kenan Thompson), Ice Spice (Punkie Johnson), among many others.
However comedic the sketch might have been, Spears’ manager was not happy about “SNL” making a parody of his client’s book.
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“Wow. The writers of SNL are getting worse and worse,” Cade Hudson shared on social media, according to Deadline, and per a Pop Crave screenshot of his reaction on Instagram. “No wonder you all reached out to me to get Britney on the show… SNL is on life support.”
Hudson continued, “You all are pathetic and this Chloe (Fineman) isn’t funny. Did you find her on Craigslist or something?”
Hudson’s Instagram account is currently private. USA TODAY has reached out to Hudson for comment.
In her memoir “The Woman in Me” (Gallery Books, 288 pp., out now), Spears, 41, details the unyielding drama in her life through triumphant performances, severe depression, betrayal by family, her agonizing 13-year conservatorship and recent return to the charts with Elton John.
It’s an illuminating journey that is often deeply sad. But Spears, who describes herself as someone who hid in cabinets as a kid but also sought the spotlight at school recitals, is sharing her story – scars and all.
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In its first week, Spears’ memoir sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S. alone.
“I poured my heart and soul into my memoir, and I am grateful to my fans and readers around the world for their unwavering support,” Spears said in a statement released Nov. 2 by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.
The sales figures include pre-orders, print sales, e-books and audiobooks. “The Woman in Me,” released Oct. 24, has been praised by critics as a compelling account of her rise to global fame and her ongoing struggles, including her revelation that she had an abortion while dating Justin Timberlake more than 20 years ago.
On the day of publication, Spears posted on Instagram that her book had become “the highest-selling celebrity memoir in history.” It is not, so far, even the highest-selling memoir of 2023.
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Contributing: Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY; Hillel Italie, The Associated Press
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