Britney Spears by Kevin Mazur/ Britney Spears by Kevin Mazur/

According to Us, Fox is "in negotiations" with La Spears to, ahem, perform at Sunday's Emmy Awards. "The idea," says a source, "is to have her come on and apologize for the VMAs. She's weighing the offer." The offer, they said. She's weighing the offer, not herself. (You guys can be, like, so mean.)

Meanwhile, the New York Times is reporting a number of additional reasons why the beautiful disaster tanked so bad at the VMAs. Among them:

1) As soon as she hit Vegas, she all but abandoned her training regimen and instead spent one wild night after another trying to keep up with party animals the likes of Diddy.
2) An hour before showtime, she had a tiff with her hairstylist. (Well, that much was obvious.)
3) At the last minute, she ditched the custom-fitted corset that had been designed to ward off the appearance of a matronly midriff. (Hello, eBay!)

Matt is en route to the Emmys in Los Angeles. Friday's Take was written by Ben Katner.