Provided she can get her act together literally and figuratively in time for the Sept. 9 kudoscast, Britney Spears is planning a surprise performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, hopefully signaling her "comeback," the New York Daily News reports. Just don't expect more girl-on-girl action... at least not on the stage. Adding fuel to the fire as ex-husband Kevin Federline wages a custody battle, a new story in OK! posits that Spears has been having a torrid affair with longtime Gal Friday Shannon Funk. Will Funk kiss and tell? Maybe so, now that she is among the BFFs who have been subpoenaed to testify in the case, says People.A Sept. 14 hearing has been set for the Spears-Federline squabble.
Nominations for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on Tuesday, and Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake lead the pack with seven nods each. Kanye West follows with five noms, while Amy Winehouse has her eye on a sandwich a bar of soap a trio of moonmen.Best Male Artist wannabes include Akon, Kanye West, J.T, T.I. and Robin Thicke, while Winehouse, Beyoncé, F-e-r g-i-e, Nelly Furtado and Rihanna are up for top female. Video of the Year contenders include Ms. Knowles' "Irresistible," Winehouse's "Rehab," Justice's "D.A.N.C.E.," Kanye's "Stronger" and Rihanna's "Umbrella."Voting for Best New Artist is now under way at VMA.MTV.com, where you can also view all the assorted categories and nominees. The show airs live from Vegas on Sept. 9.