Listless Britney, Offstage Fight Highlight MTV's VMAs
Britney Spears by Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com
The phone conversation went something like this, I imagine:
It's Britney, bitch.
You know, I have
it with your attitude. Figure out your own VMA dance moves!
Britney Spears launched her comeback on Sunday night by opening the Video Music Awards with a lip-synched performance of "Gimme More" that can only be described as disappointing. (
See video here
.) I lied; it can also be described as ill-prepared, awkward to watch and unfortunate. "It definitely could have been a lot better," the AP quotes singer-producer Akon as saying afterward. "She seemed nervous.... Instead of just blocking [the audience] out... you could tell she was thinking about it."
Spears' opener was followed by a so-so Sarah Silverman spiel featuring a recurring scatological term best left unsaid at this morning hour. Other "highlights" of the night included an off-camera (dang it!) fight between Pam Anderson's exes, triggered when Kid Rock "sucker smacked" Tommy Lee, says the
. The scuffle led Jamie Foxx to quip onstage, "Stop all this white-on-white violence!"
Did Britney "comeback" too soon?