Katy Perry by Theo Wargo/ WireImage.com
Katy Perry may or may not kiss a girl come Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, but she will act "Like a Virgin." The singer will perform the Madonna hit on the award show, host Russell Brand told MTV.Early rumors had Perry ready to engage in a lip-lock onstage with Lindsay Lohan and it could still happen as Lohan is scheduled to be a presenter. And lest we forget, "Like a Virgin" produced that infamous Madonna-Britney Spears (and Madonna-Christina Aguilera) saliva swap five years ago.Aguilera will also hit the stage, which will be her first performance since giving birth to son Max in January.Brand also dished on other much-anticipated performances: T.I. will debut "Live Your Life" with Rihanna; Taylor Swift will introduce the Jonas Brothers; and Kanye West will close the broadcast.Spears, of course, will open the show. The 25th annual VMAs airs live Sunday at 9 pm/ET. Joyce Eng
Russell Brand and Britney Spears by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
MTV announced Wednesday that Britney Spears will open this year's Video Music Awards but not with a musical performance.The network confirmed to TVGuide.com that the pop star will kick off Sunday's event (Sept. 7, 9 pm/ET) in a surprising way, although details were not revealed. Spears, who's nominated for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year for "Piece of Me," may be making something of a comeback after her shocking 2007 routine. Already, she's appeared in two promos with 2008 host Russell Brand and hasn't missed a step (yet)."MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?," Spears said in a statement. "I'm excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated."The pop star's 2007 performance was, of course, not her only noteworthy VMA moment. In the past, she's danced with snakes and famously smooched Madonna, among other antics. What could possibly top those? You tell us. ...
Britney Spears by Larry Busacca/WireImage.com
After a debacle of a performance at the 2007 Video Music Awards, Britney Spears is now poised to take top honors at this year's event.The pop star's "Piece of Me" video has been nominated in three categories for the 2008 VMAs, including Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Video of the Year. Spears' nominations should come as a welcome bit of success for the star, who, in the past year, was involuntarily hospitalized on several occasions, had her assets taken over by her father and fought a public custody battle. Yet, in recent months, with gigs like a guest role on How I Met Your Mother and an appearance in promos for the VMAs, it's seemed that she may be on the upswing. In the shadow of recent events, she's back in the spotlight, with nominations that pit her against some of pop's newer, reigning kings and queens: For the video of the year, Brit's up against the Jonas Brothers' "Burnin' Up" and Chris Brown's "Forever," among others. In the pop and female categories, the competiti...
Madonna by Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com
Still like a virgin? Hardly. But Madge has maintained her mad moves. Sources close to MTV tell TVGuide.com that Madonna will be among the nominees for Best Dancing in a Video for "4 Minutes," in which she and Justin Timberlake bust a move (or however the kids put it these days) at the 2008 Video Music Awards, airing Sept. 7.That reveal, with the rest of the nominees for Best Dancing as well as the Best New Artist contenders, will be made on Friday night's FN MTV, airing at 8 pm/ET. Matt Mitovich