The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Live Blog
8:01 pm “It’s Britney, B—h.” Not to go all Perez/Egotastic/The Superficial on you, but when you’re going to wear an outfit designed to fit a Bratz doll, you might want to start the Pilates regimen earlier. Okay, that’s that. “Gimmie More” is not what most people would characterize as a first-rate comeback single, and this routine was like a sluggish version of something she would have done at the VMAs about six years ago, but it will probably be a decent temporary band aid for all the career damage. I think I would have waited a while, eaten some vegetables and tried something in February at the Grammys.
8:04 pm “She is amazing. I mean, she is 25 years old, and already she has accomplished everything she is going to accomplish in her life.” — Sarah Silverman.
8:05 pm I don’t even know if I can do justice to what Silverman just did given the Family Viewing Time standards of this live blog. Go to YouTube, boys and girls, but check with Mommy and Daddy to make sure it’s OK. Suffice to say, it was on the order of the “Miracle of Birth” segment of “The Meaning of Life,” done with facial puppetry.
8:08 pm Alicia Keys has a deer caught in the headlights moment while talking about behind-the-scenes parties. Granted, an immaculately made-up and radiant blinded deer, but a blinded deer, nevertheless.
8:11 pm Nicole “Not Ready For Prime Time” Scherzinger and Eve present “Monster Single of the Year.” Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend,” “Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs,” Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Lil’ Mama’s “Lip Gloss,” Mims’ “This is Why I’m Hot,” Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah,” Shop Boyz, “Party Like a Rock Star,” Daughtry’s “Home,” T-Pain and Yung Joc’s “Buy You a Drank,” and Timbaland and Keri Hilson’s “The Way I Are.” And the winner is…
Rihanna, like there was any question-estion-estion.
8:15 pm Kanye does “Stronger.” Personally, I think this fits his standard mode of dropping an underperforming single as the first out of the gate before releasing something that makes everyone’s brain explode. Nice Daft Punk sample, though.
8:21 pm Akon rocks “Smack That” with Mark Ronson’s soultastic horns. Could have stood to hear the entire thing, which marks a first with me and Akon.
8:23 pm Robin “Alan” Thicke and Jennifer Hudson announce noms for “Quadruple Threat” award: Beyonce (singer, dancer, actor, clothing line), Bono (singer, social activist, guest editor, eco entrepreneur [Wha?], Jay-Z (rapper, producer, CEO/business man, clothing line), Justin Timberlake (singer/dancer, actor, clothing line [was that a triple? does singer/dancer count as one?]), Kanye West (rapper/producer, social activist, clothing line).
And the winner is …
8:33 pm Kanye and 50 Cent take the stage together and face off a la the Rolling Stone cover. Ever have the feeling you’re being jerked around by a hype machine? Nah, me neither. They announce “Most Earth Shattering Collaboration: Akon feat. Eminem, “Smack That,” Beyonce and Shakira, “Beautiful Liar,” Gwen Stefani feat. Akon, “The Sweet Escape,” Timber feat. Timba, “SexyBack,” U2 feat. Green Day, “The Saints Are Coming.” And the winner is …
8:36 pm Adam Levine of Maroon 5 takes his spot with Ronson and the horns. Why is this guy always better working with people other than his own band, and isn’t he the guy who persuaded Juliet to go to the island on “Lost”?
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