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Criss Angel @ VMAs 2007

Criss Angel @ VMAs 2007

One man who has some explaining to do: Criss Angel. Did the magic man infuse any magic into Britney‘s comeback performance at the VMAs? (If you missed it, watch Britney‘s VMAs performance here).

Even the Associated Press rips into Brit‘s performance:

“Somewhere, Kevin Federline is laughing.

An out-of-shape, out-of-touch Britney Spears delivered what was destined to be the most talked about performance of the MTV Video Music Awards — but for all the wrong reasons. Kicking off the show Sunday night with her new single, “Gimme More,” Spears looked bleary and unprepared — much like her recent tabloid exploits on the streets of Los Angeles.

She lazily walked through her dance moves with little enthusiasm. It appeared she had forgotten the entire art of lip-synching; and, perhaps most unforgivable given her once taut frame, she looked embarrassingly out of shape.

Even the celebrity-studded audience seemed bewildered. 50 Cent looked at Spears with a confused expression; Diddy, her new best friend, was expressionless.

Some comeback.”

Hey, at least she was wearing underwear.

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Posted to: Britney Spears, Criss Angel, MTV Video Music Awards 2007

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  • sad

    i am so sad right now

  • Amy

    I watched the performance with my jaw open. I couldn’t believe how horrid it was. I am SO embarrassed for her.

  • jim

    Glad to see ur writin ur own stuff

  • SILVIA

    WHAT THE HELL HAPENNED TO THAT BITCH? IS SHE STUPID OR CRAZY

  • love

    what happened to chris angel. i waited for nothing.. i was so disappointed in britney’s performance because i expected something huge and she did not deliver that at all. the dance moves were very mundane and boring and she seemed as if she didnt even want to lipsinc her own song? what happened????

  • Jerine

    it was painful to watch… that wasn’t a come back when u do a come back do it like Mariah with a bang not a limp… she should have spent more time practicing and less parting….

  • True

    WOW…not a good performance. That’s too bad, I was really hoping for something good =( She looked like she wanted to cry the whole time.

  • NJS06

    You said it all. MTV made a terrible choice. They should have kicked it off with CHRIS BROWN (who kilt it)!

  • britHATER

    I couldn’t agree more with the AP. BRITNEY SUCKED!!!!

  • KrungKrung

    maybe Angel wasn’t really part of her performance, i don’t even believed it for a sec.

  • alexa

    That was one of the most painful things i’ve ever seen. i was embarassed for her. That sucks because i was hoping she’d do something big and impress us all. let down by brit again…

  • Sunner

    Britney said the show would be shocking…well yes it was. I would like to see Ashton on stage saying..”You have been Punked!” and then Britey and Criss Angel gives a killer performance..but…guess not.

  • Marivic

    Britney hasn’t performed in a show like that for how long? YEARS! give her a break…she did OKAY! leave her alone…she was probably a little nervous… she looked uncomfortable.. i still think she’s awesome and i still

  • Marivic

    still support her..that’s what i wanted to finish typing lol

  • [~Famous~]

    i wish i could have seen kevin face during/after shitneys performance.

  • lili

    guys as brit fan, she was bad I am not going to say other wize and most of her fans think so also,

    BuT PLZ i HOPE IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE HEART, YOU COULD SEE SHE WAS SCARED YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THE BEGINING SHE WAS TRFIED AND IT WAS SHE wasnted to cary.

    Plz plz she has kids, rip the prefornce but the media and the haters and also us fans Need to give BrIT SPACE ASAP, like now.

    I don’t care if she never comesbake again, I just want her to be Ok.

    ******Media do you job, don’t just bash brit found out what happen with chris angle?

    and learn when to let go she is a human being .

  • NJS06

    You said it all. The VMA’s made a terrible choice. They should have let CHRIS BROWN kick it off cause he KILT IT!

  • fresh

    I couldn’t watch the whole thing. I had to turn it off it was so bad.

  • http://www.myspace.com Jeru

    NJS06 : 09/09/2007 at 11:30 pm
    You said it all. MTV made a terrible choice. They should have kicked it off with CHRIS BROWN (who kilt it)!

    ==========================================================================

    I agree with you, hes was one of the BEEST :D
    Britney in the other hand was horrific :S
    but it’s Britney after all we shouldnt be surprise, she suck, and never sang before and never will.


    Peace
    out.

  • sera

    If that’s not a cry for help from someone in trouble, I don’t know what is. Wish her all the best. I think she’s lost and doesn’t know how to stop the craziness that’s become her life and doesn’t know who to turn to or what to turn to.

  • http://www.awesomeness.net/blog awesome!

    I literally cringed.

    But as much as I enjoy a good celeb trainwreck, I feel bad for Brit. It’s a shame this “comeback” went so horribly bad but, well, at least she made an attempt… I guess?

    I just hope she’s not gonna try offing herself or anything, if she is mentally unstable after all this.

    Poor Britney.

  • Sunner

    I have to agree with the person who wrote about caring for Britney as a human being. I am still going to be her fan and hope for all the best. If she wanted another chance I would be the first in line to buy tickets/cd whatever. I hope the media shows some compassion.

  • Abc22

    WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? I almost hid my eyes through some of that performance because it was so hard to watch, it’s like she forgot how to dance?? I thought if anything she would be able to at least pull the dancing off…she is usually good at that.

  • SD

    I have to agree with the person who wrote about caring for Britney as a human being. I am still going to be her fan and hope for all the best. If she wanted another chance I would be the first in line to buy tickets/cd whatever. I hope the media shows some compassion.

  • Paulie

    “Plz plz she has kids, rip the prefornce but the media and the haters and also us fans Need to give BrIT SPACE ASAP, like now.”

    Britney’s not exactly blameless for her tabloid woes. What was she doing all this weekend? Partying! If she needs space well then she should stay out of the spotlight for a while and not show up at every party in Vegas this weekend.

  • Lucy

    Hey Lili if you’re going to try and defend the fucked up bitch at least learn how to spell!

  • Ullie

    People- I think we have to remember that she used to perform in front of THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS when she was a brand new artist. I am assuming she was quite nervous then but would kill it nonetheless. This performance had NO excuse.

    IT.
    WAS.
    AWFUL.

  • hr

    that was so boring. i was embarrassed for her…

  • lili

    ok I give up, buy.

    no heart, no 1 to talk to what can I do.

    I treat brit like I hope people tret me, and I have a heart.

    a LOT OF HER TRUBLE IS HERFULT, BUT SHE IS A CHILD STAR it happend to all of them, the answer is not hatting if you can’t see it and hatting makes you fell bether about if I can’t do anything.

  • Ullie

    OK COULD NO ONE GET HER SOME BETTER EXTENSIONS? I mean my God, I would have liked a hat more than that mop she was wearing.

  • EvilLynn

    She’s finished.

    All that’s left now is the Celebrity DeathWatch Poll. Will it be an Anna Nicole style OD or will it be a drunken car wreck? Will she survive 2007, or will her bedraggled a.s.s make it to ’08?

  • shoes4life

    Okay, someone posted this on another site and I just had to post it. I love Family Guy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnk9bnKqi4E&NR=1

  • Jennie

    for someone who hasn’t performed in years, she did the best that she can. you looked so uncomfortable, but she did good. she’s better than all of us. look at what she’s been through and she still put aside her insecurities and gave us a performance.

  • hijklmnop

    I want to sympathize with Britney, but any true professional would not let nerves get in the way of a performance. She has had far too many chances to earn back the public’s respect and has messed up every single time.

    I think we all saw the real winner tonight: Chris Brown. Not everyone could pull off a high-concept medley piece with a surprise guest star, but Chris blew us all away. Welcome, kid.

  • [~Famous~]

    33 Jennie : 09/09/2007 at 11:54 pm
    for someone who hasn’t performed in years
    ***

    are you forgetting the performance(s) she did a couple months ago?

  • marie

    Already said once, will said twice, just awful, awful and awful. This is so wrong!!

  • SD

    She was scared shitless and with all that crap in her life…she still went out there and performed. Have some compassion people! She is a human being who has lost a lot and could use some encouragement.

  • ellie

    i’m convinced more than ever now that a worthy comeback will never come.

  • julia

    Poor Brit. She was obviously not ready for the “come back”… she really looked scared.
    It was sad all the choices, specially the hair extensions… gosh.

    I hope her kids didnt get to see mommy dressed like that.

  • Narcissa

    Wow-where to start. Ok, here is the main problem as I see it; when you’re entire carreer is based essentially on using your body to distract people from the fact that you can’t sing, and when you show up looking the way BS did, and you are still somehow trying to convince people that you can sing, or at least perform, you have a real situation.

    To be fair, I thought BS’ makeup looked beautiful-I can see that for once, she had professionals, and not her “friends” do her makeup. Unfortunately, that is the only nice thing I can say about the whole performance and the fact that we have to ananlyze her her makeup underscores the sad reality that singing is just not this singer’s forte-never a good sign when you’re basing your carreer as one.

    As for the rest, I imagine everyone witnessed what I did (out of principal, I refuse to watch the VMAs) on the Net. I thought BS looked very uncomfortable-scared even. And, she kept grabbing her hair, as of terrified that her weave would come flying off. It was all very distracting, as you could practically see the wheels of her little brain straining and straining to multitask without leaving anything out-”remember words, remember dance steps, don’t trip, and hold on to weave!!”

    Unfortunately for Miss B., save for managing to successfully guard her weave from landing in the audience, she managed to accomplish none of the tasks on aforementioned mental “to do” list. The dancing, if you could call it that, consisted of her usual prancing around while waving her arms (as if lots of arm-waving constitutes dance skill), with the protective camouflage, of course, from the requisite slew of writhing dancers. More diastraction, I suppose.

    The saddest part, I suppose, is that BS couldn’t even lip-synch correctly! This is the kiss of death for a singer who cannot sing.

    That bikini- well, ok-isn’t Britney a little ummm…wide…to be parading around like that? I thought she looked like a stuffed sausage in that thing. It’s not that she’s a complete lardass-she’s fine for a middle class housewife in suburbia that has popped out two kids-but for a gal trying to convince us that her fab bod somehow equates with vocal talent? Uhhh, sorry, but in a word? NO.

    Sorry to sound so negative, but I think it is time for Britney to quit her day job and stay home with her kids.

  • http://justjared.com teachergirl

    #16…this is not a text message. Please use your big kid words. We know she has children, but she is a mess. Messy mess. I have a hard time believing she was terrified. She had been performing successfuly for years. Her problem seems to be that those around her have never let her know that she actually has problems.

  • Celeb_Star

    Britney’s performance was good – leave her alone.

  • http://yahoo.com Phoebe

    Criss.One, I LOVE YOUR SHOW!!!And two,why ya dating Brittany?

  • kathy

    out of shape?? are u kidding me! her body is tight she has 2 kids, she looks damn good beautiful face, i liked her performance, she did look scared

  • MMM

    Lili, reading your posts is as bad as watching Britney. Please learn how to spell before posting.

  • SD

    By the By….

    Jared… I was disappointed to read your slanted comments.
    On Britney….I hope she is okay and gets a lot of support from those around her.

  • maria

    It was not really that bad. For someone who has not performed in years, it was actually pretty decent. Britney Spears is not ready yet to comeback. Until all her life issues are resolved. Anyone in her shoes right now will be MORE of a train wreck than how we see her handle herself. Good job, Britney. We sure miss the OLD BRITNEY the PERFORMER but we still have high hopes that OLD B will comeback. Fierce and stronger.

  • toodles

    first you got the bad hair weave (did you see the extensions traight thru)

    then there was that ridiculous outfit..what was that her unerwear?

    then there was her dancing (or lack of) it was awful.. the dancers out did her.

    and lastly there was her really bad bad song and lack of even trying to sing.. She apaarently just wanted a paycheck but didn’t bother to even remotely try to earn it.. I have no plans of buying any of her CDS (no doubt thay are all jacked up by the studio and not even using her actual singing voice) Can someone say “MiNi vannili?

  • katie

    Lili, Britney is lucky she has such a loyal and compassionate fan in you because she sure as heck does not deserve it. And you deserve a more sane and responsible idol, someone like Angelina Jolie.

  • Xp

    HER BOOTS’ HEEL BROKE DURING THE PRESENTATION:
    http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5343/bonbanx4.jpg

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