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The hottest stars stepped out for MTVs annual celebration

Shaun Harrison
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Kate Perry and Miley Cyrus arrive at the 2008 MTV VMAs. Kate spared us her Chiquita Banana outfit - until her performance - and went with this mis-matched pin-up girl ensemble instead. Luckily they also spared us from laying a wet one on each other.
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Solange Knowles does her best impression of a scalloped raspberry. Love the color, hate the mess of a dress.
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Singer Jordin Sparks arrives at prom - I mean the VMAs - in a cross between a Forever 21 and Rampage hot mess of a dress.
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Joel Madden and Paris Hilton look about as excited to be at the VMAs as we were seeing them on the red carpet. Pouty Paris' dress looks like it needs some wrinkle repair, while Mr. Madden must be on his way to a Blues Brothers audition.
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Heidi Montag and sister Holly stopped by the VMAs on their way to the nearest biker bar.

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Shwayze and Cisco Adler rock the casual look on the red carpet of the MTV VMAs. Someone needs to borrow a comb.
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Russell Brand rolled out of bed - three days ago - to host the MTV VMAs. While those pants are impressively tight, we'd rather he left a little to the imagination.
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Pink arrives looking like she just escaped from a circus and took the tent with her. And what's with the Mia Michaels hair
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Christina Aguilera performs at the VMAs. Is someone campaigning for the role as Catwoman in the next Batman movie
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Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens, and Zac Efron croon for the crowd to promote the upcoming theatrical release of High School Musical 3.
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Jonas Brothers perform at the VMA - impressive considering the throngs of screaming and hormonally-raging girls crowding the stage.
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Rihanna popped out of a cake to reveal this road-kill inspired number complete with thigh-high boots that encased her legs like fish-netted sausages. Not your best look, girl.
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Demi Moore must have borrowed this dress from her youngest... it just doesn't quite look right on her... but she's still the hottest MILF around.
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Kid Rock performs with Lil' Wayne at the VMAs. Way to dress up for the party, Kid!

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Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan hang in the audience at the VMAs. Check out that body language... could they be less enthused about being at the show Chillax, ladies!
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Kanye West "forgave" MTV for snubbing him last year and closed the show with a dramatic (but underwhelming) performance.
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Proud parents-to-be Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson take a break from the festivities to pose for quick snapshot. Will this go in the scrapbook as "Baby's First VMAs"
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T-Pain amps up the crowd while Lil' Wayne tries not to lose his pants during their performance.
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Britney Spears latest comeback bid was a little more successful than last year's: She didn't make a fool of herself and she won three moonmen. What a difference a year makes!
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The Pussycat Dolls are all smiles after taking home the award for Best Dancing in a Video.

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Seth Green and his Sex Drive costar Clark Duke get a little too close in the press room. What's with that face, Seth
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Chris Brown flashes a smile as he poses with his moonman after a surprise win in the Best Male Video category.