2007 VMAs: Britney's Ill-Advised Comeback and Not a Whole Lot More
Usually, the MTV VMAs are good for some Monday morning discussion around the proverbial water cooler. This year, everything worth discussing was over in the first ten minutes.
Britney Spears' much-hyped "comeback" extravaganza turned out to be nothing more than a bewildered Spears, sporting blue contact lenses and a spangly black bikini, literally stumbling through a poorly lipsynched version of her new song, 'Gimme More.' The cameras caught 50 Cent and Diddy's confused expressions as they watched from the audience. Rihanna looked away. Even the Criss Angel "illusion" we'd heard so much about couldn't save the performance. In fact, the magic trick didn't happen at all. So much for those "rehearsals" the pair has been having until the wee hours.
And it was all downhill from there. Justin Timberlake gave MTV the best advice of the night: "Play more videos."
PopEater covers all of the painful ins-and-outs of the show in its VMA liveblog.