See the pics Spears posed for before skipping out on her interview

By Brian Orloff
Updated August 15, 2007 06:00 PM
Credit: Michael Thompson/Allure

With Britney Spears tipped to be Allure magazine’s September cover model, rumors spread that the pop star acted erratic – both uncooperative and unfocused – during her new cover shoot.

But Allure‘s editor in chief, Linda Wells, is setting the record straight in her letter from the editor. “Britney showed up for Allure‘s cover shoot on time and ready to work,” she writes in the September issue. And PEOPLE got a first look at the photos inside.

Wells writes that the pop star did display some odd behavior at the shoot. “She was entirely unselfconscious: She took off her wig and then stripped down to the waist, for no apparent reason, before sitting for hair and makeup.”

Wells describes Spears as “agreeable and cooperative” during the shoot. And the magazine managed to snap some revealing new photos.

Spears wore a “shoulder-length brown wig over her own closely cropped blonde hair,” as well as a Cartier bracelet and her own Dolce & Gabbana jeans.

But that’s where the good news ends. As it turns out, Spears never sat for her promised interview with the magazine.

“She missed four appointments for an interview with Allure,” Wells writes. The cover story then turned into a first-person essay from the interviewer, Judith Newman, detailing her frustrations with Spears’s invariable cancellations and delays.