It all started with some ratty extensions…
…and it only got worse from there. Is this the VMAs or a Rob Zombie movie?
Still too hard to tell.
Britney’s trainwreck more or less set the tone for the rest of last night’s show, which was supposed to be a new-and-improved version of the Video Music Awards. Mostly, it just felt schizophrenic, with its performers scattered through a series of “parties” at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Though less ceremonious in general (gone away, for the most part, were performer introductions, thankfully) and about as short as you could possibly expect an awards show to be (just over two hours, double thankfully), this year’s VMAs was a series of quick cuts and excerpted performances. It felt like a parody of MTV and the short-attention-span generation the network supposedly spawned. The awards show is what would happen if ADHD got ADHD. (And what’s worse — they gypped us out of what was undoubtedly the best part of the night: the Kid Rock-Tommy Lee tussle.)
After the jump, we recount some highlights. And by “highlights,” more times than not, we mean “lowlights.”
Apparently after going through one deadbeat husband, two kids, three rehab facilities and a whole lot of shaved hair, our pop princess has completely forgotten what once made her great – a hot bod, bangin’ dance moves, and some serious lip-syncing skills. Britney Spears opened MTV’s Video Music Awards tonight with her new song “Gimme More,” and damn, she was effing horrible. It was as if she went to sleep in a sparkly bikini and hooker boots and only woke up when her assistant shoved her on-stage to do her routine. If Brit’s gonna to pretend to have a comeback, she could have at least chugged a few Red Bulls beforehand. Anything to give her a little energy while she stands around lifeless and forgets the lyrics to her new song. Maybe she should have rehearsed more. We were rooting for Brit, but after this mess we’ll pass the next time she tries to give us more.
Examine the pics of her “comeback” and tell us – what do you think of Britney’s big performance?
Browse All Britney Spears Photos
Britney’s Kids Have Rotting Teeth
Britney’s Nutty, Naked Photoshoot
Britney’s Naked Hot Tub Makeout Session
The celebs came out in full force to the Fashion Rocks Concert last night in NYC, and so did their disastrous outfit choices. Funny how they seem to think it’s okay to honor style without actually having any.
We know what Tyra is thinking in the above photo: “Grrrrrl, I look effing fierce right now. I could write the book on bein’ fierce. Wait – have I already done that? I don’t think so. I’m writing a book then. Fierce.” Really, the only thing fierce about this bow-style is that its wrapped so tightly on her head it’s actually pulling the corners of her mouth up into an almost-smile . She looks like she’s offering up her five-head as a present. It’s a shame, because her outfit is totally bangin’. It’s just that her hair style belongs wrapped around the new car some rich guy just bought his trophy wife and not on her pretty little alien head.
Meanwhile Mischa Barton showed up after accidentally getting tangled in her dog’s chain leash. But she really makes it work!
Check out some stars who did rock fashion last night:
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Tyra Banks Gone Wild!
Well, well, well – maybe it wasn’t Sienna Miller that tore Diddy and Kim Porter apart after all! The hip hop star’s ex of twelve years has revealed that Diddy is indeed a daddy to a mystery baby in Atlanta. Rumors have circulated for a while that the other woman was pregnant at the same time as Kim, and that Combs paid her a million dollars to keep quiet. Guess Diddy shoulda forked over a couple million more!
Porter admits that the other baby-mamma was part of the reason she ditched Diddy for Los Angeles this summer – and she ain’t coming back. “He’s not ready to get married,” Kim said. “When I get married, I want to stay married. I want both parties to be on the same page at the same time, and to leave a certain type of behavior behind. That’s a commitment I don’t think he’s ready for.”
So what do you think – Diddy do her wrong by cheating and trying to hide it?
Check out pics below of Diddy with his sons at this years White Party in the Hamptons:
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Diddy’s Ex Reveals: “He’s Cheated”
Sienna and Diddy Do It Up in Ibiza
Diddy & Penelope: St. Tropez Sleepover
Rihanna and the dorky kid from Transformers, Shia LeBeouf, are apparently a couple. Supposedly everyone on the set of Shia’s latest flick, Indiana Jones 4, is buzzing about it, and the couple was recently spotted dining together at a Beverly Hills restaurant. Now we could easily go off on the sexy singer and say something like “Rihanna, what the hell are you thinking? I mean, we’re sure the guy is nice and stuff but he kind of looks like an adorable hedgehog, and you are a goddess of angelic proportions. You were (maybe) getting it on with Jay-Z, the hunky king of hip hop! Isn’t this kind of a step down? Also his last name means ‘beef’ in French. Shia The Beef, Rihanna. Think about THAT.”
But we won’t.
Instead enjoy these pics of Rihanna looking all glam with her broken foot last night in Hollywood. [WWTDD. Images: Getty]
Rihanna’s Sexy Photoshoot
Rihanna Artist Main
Watch Rihanna Videos
Shia LeBeouf Actor Main
20 Things: Shia LeBeouf
Gwen Stefani played the mainly Muslim (and therefore immensely conservative) country of Malaysia on Tuesday, and her performance was a little less naked than usual. Literally. Protests from conservative Muslims meant Gwen had to cover up and ditch the skimpy threads that she normally dons on stage. This is just one in a series of incidents in which the potential indecency of Western artists has clashed with the purportedly chaste ideals of Malaysia.
But if you think that the idea that Gwen Stefani’s cleavage could corrupt Malaysian youths is ridiculous, check out her response to the opposition, as reportedly related to Malaysia’s Galaxie magazine before the show:
“I’ve made a lot of changes to my concert just for Malaysia. It’s a major sacrifice that I have made as an artist. But I’m willing to do it because I want my fans in this country to see me perform here.“
It should be noted that Gwen’s whining about sacrifice in a country whose per capita income is about 3.5 times less than that of the United States. Gwen Stefani seriously knows nothing about sacrifice. Yeah, it sucks to have to bow to the stifling ideals of others, but covering up your naked arm by wearing entitlement on your sleeve isn’t going to net you much sympathy. At least not in these parts.
Below, check out some shots of Gwen performing in the U.S. and, presumably, not sacrificing.
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Gwen’s Preggy Talk
Box Set: Gwen Stefani
Browse Gwen Stefani and No Doubt Photos