Britney Spears and Damien Fahey
Is Britney ready to hit TRL one more time?
Stars of TRL past and present will be on hand to bid adieu to the iconic scream-fest countdown show on Sunday, and one of them could be Britney Spears, host Damien Fahey revealed to TVGuide.com.
"We actually do have something with Britney, but I can't exactly say what it is," he said.
An MTV rep tells TVGuide.com that Spears is "not going to be there" live at the New York studio in Times Square for the closing ceremony. But how about a pre-taped segment?
"That's not confirmed, but it has been discussed," Melissa Barreto said.
The show served as the launching pad for Spears' career with her provocative Catholic school girl-clad video "Baby One More Time" and triggered the late '90s pop craze. A decade later, Spears, who holds the record for the most retired videos with 13, still dominates the countdown with her latest tune, "Womanizer," off her upcoming album, Circus.
Hey, girl's got a disc to promote, so she should drop by, right?
Two familiar faces on TRL expected to make the New York soiree are Spears' ex, Justin Timberlake, and his former bandmate, JC Chasez. "I don't think 'N SYNC will make it. I know Justin will show up," Fahey said. "I wouldn't bet money against [an 'N SYNC reunion], but at this point, it's not looking likely. But you never know, that's the beauty of TRL."
Fahey, a one-time runner-up for The Late Late Show hosting gig and frequent Regis Phil-ler on Live with Regis and Kelly, will co-host the two and a half hour extravaganza with original TRL host Carson Daly. Others slated to join in on the fun are Diddy, the Backstreet Boys, Hilary Duff, Fall Out Boy, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Travis Barker, who recently was released from the hospital after surviving a September plane crash.
Total Finale Live will air Sunday at 8 pm/ET on MTV.
Do y'all think Brit-Brit will show up? Who else do you want to see on the finale?