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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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  • toodles

    AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL performance…

    K-Fed mut be laughing right out of his seat.. did you see the looks at the people in the audience…? they wanted their money back..

    Hell they were probably would have preferred to watch a pregnant Christina sing…

    Maybe they should have booked K=fed instead..

  • Anthony

    It was painful to watch….BUT I thought the entire show was horrible! I couldn’t even sit through it. I was happy to see Megan Fox, And Jennifer Garner….And they aren’t musicians…so that sums it up. If all of that is what is popular these days it’s no wonder I don’t listen to the radio anymore

  • gigi

    42 Celeb_Star : 09/10/2007 at 12:08 am

    Britney’s performance was good – leave her alone.

    ————————————————————-

    Yeah, good for trash!
    And if she wants people to leave her alone, then maybe she should stay home with her babies and quit embarrasing herself and her kids.

    and…
    Is it just me or Criss Angel looks like some kind of drug junkie.

  • sasha

    they pretty much said everything i thought of the performance.
    what the hell was that. she’s completely lost it.
    she shouldn’t have bothered opening the show. Chris Brown should have opened it instead. he was amazing.

  • sam

    Britney sucked!!! Chris Brown stole the show.

  • AJ

    rumor has it that criss totally dissed her Sun morning. The MTV exec’s still wanted her to perform. They had to change the set compltely to do away with criss’s mirror tricks or something. She used the choreography that she’s been using for the new video, that she is still practicing. With all that going on and to have to make your BIG comeback, I don’t think she did half bad.

  • Yily

    First of all, her performance wasn’t bad at all. Britney hasn’t perform in a long time in front of a huge live audience, so one can understand why she might be nervous. I thought she did a good job with the choreography but she did not show a lot of enthusiasm for the performance. A lot of people here say she might be scare or nervous, and I totally agree. Britney has been blast for everything so to see her come out and do a show like the VMAs take a lot of courage. I’m proud of her!

  • Ann

    poor britney!!!!!!!!…

  • christina

    I am so embarrassed for britney. she should have listened to timberland. She was no where near ready for her comeback.Everyone thought she got her shit together over came everything and was ready to be britney again. All the hype that mtv put out there.That performance was horrible. 50 Cent and Diddy was shocked by that shit. She might not be able to recover from this. This could be the end of britney.

  • Jamie

    All of these untalented girls are going down. One by one. I love it. Looks fade, no talent is forever.

  • Cat

    I am torn.

    Part of me says “my god you stupid freak shitteous twerp, go home raise your kids give it up.. you are washed up. Spoiled, childish person who throws away chances that TALENTED women would DIE for. go away.”

    The other part says… “poor girl. you are sick. you are scared, probably with a mental illness like bipolar, rich beyond measure with no boundaries. In a cutthroat business – can’t go to the bathroom or step outside without a flashbulb in the face. Yearning for attention and love, .”

    either way… she better get out of this business and away from the shallowness, and fast.

  • Yily

    Sarah Silverman totally make an appropriate joke regarding Britney’s children, calling them a “mistake.” That was totally uncalled for. Britney’s performance wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best. Give her time and practice, and she’ll be 100% better.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    Sarah Sliverman should be banned from hosting anything. What an inappropriate idiot. Those jokes about the kids: uncalled for.

    Boycott Sarah!

  • Yily

    I mean inappropriate joke heheh. My bad. Britney was so brave to come out and perform, after so much media scrutiny. She has a lot of guts. Good for her.

  • gigi

    Ok, so I was watching the video again and all I can think about is those contacts. Perhaps was she hidding dialated pupils?

  • Aim

    Was that some arm pit hair or what? I think that stunk! Her makeup looked nice. Maybe she should have chosen a diferent outfit and done some practicing!

  • Yily

    Sarah Silverman is a mean person. She doesn’t know Britney Spears and yet she call her children a mistake? What the hell is wrong with her? You don’t attack a person’s kids. You can attack an invidual like Britney but her kids? So WRONG!

  • chikits

    i cant believe it . she had droopy eyes . like if she was high . i dont feel bad for her . no one told her to get herself into the situation that she was or is in . she had her carrer on a silver platter . she had the world in her hands . she threw it away . we gave her a second chance . he failed . no ones fault but hers . i love her song . but her performance on the VMAS was a catastrope . another whitney huston , wasted talent . oh well … hopefully she dosnt pull a anna nicole on us

  • [~Famous~]

    ROTFLMAO @ hidding dialated pupils.

    that was pretty fcuking stupid, but extremely funny.

  • cristina

    That was just painful to watch. MTV clearly made the mistake of letting her open the show. They should’ve asked someone who can actually sing (rather than lip synch) and entertain the audience. Her performance was horrible! It was like watching a talent show.

  • Jesse Fan

    I feel for her. Everyone that tries to help her she pushes away. For whatever her reasons right now she doesn’t want to hear the truth and doesn’t surround herself with people that really care about her – and if they do care they are not permitted to say anything to help because they know they will be out the door in a flash. But give the girl credit – she is really trying. The late night partying needs to take a back burner though. Didn’t Lindsey Lohan do some of these same dance moves in Mean Girls – on the highschool stage dressed in Santa costume? Lindsey nailed the moves.

  • Yily

    The crowd was booing Sarah Silverman when she make the joke regarding Britney’s children. And I heard people yell out “we love Britney.” Sarah is a total bi***tch.

  • BBperfume

    I wanted to crawl under a rock before Britney had barely finnished performing. She was just walking on stage in slow motion and nothing ,more. Britney was barely singing and dancing, what the the head mic was for?

    I’m hoping that Cris Angel walked out on their performance and that explains Brit’s lack of enthusiasm. I can understand the position when somebody lets you down at the last moinute, and that is probably why Brithad to come with something to fulfill her obligation at the VMA and she looked unrehearsed. I’m wishing too that she doesn’t end up a la Anna Nicole.

  • Xposed

    “A source tells X17 Brit found out about Sarah Silverman’s crappy line about Britney’s babies just moments before she took the stage to perform “Gimme More.” Needless to say, Britney was PISSED! … as any mom would be. Britney was so upset she walked through her performance just to get it over with (despite encouragement from her friends to skip out on it all together). She held up her end of the bargain and got a major slap in the face from Sarah and our source tells us she cried backstage after hearing Mizz Silverman’s monologue.”

  • Betch!

    The reason Britney was so upset during her performance was because she overheard Sarah Silverman’s monologue minutes earlier. MTV promised Sarah would not go ahead and diss Britney’s kids, but she did it anyway. That’s why she was distracted!
    Sarah Silverman was classless.

  • Yily

    Really? I did not know that. If I was Britney and I hear Sarah Silverman making jokes about my baby, I would be upset too and wouldn’t want to perform. What the hell is wrong with Sarah Silverman, seriously.

  • Cat

    did she say that ?

    ok Im not really a brit fan… but my god. Sarah Silverman… what a HORRIBLE thing to do. f off, what a low class move – shown all over the world… and the babies when they grow up and see/hear that ???

  • amy

    ohh my she looked so bad

  • Yily

    Thanks for the info, now I know why Britney was so undiscourage and couldn’t care less about her performance. Sarah Silverman is a horrible person! She should know better since she is a comedian. Never attack a person’s kids!

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    Dumbass Sarah said the kids look as cute as the “hairless vagina” they came out of and then she did her lips in a way that looked like a vagina pretending to be the kids.

    Then she said trhe kids were a mistake.

    I am not a Britney fan and I did not like the performance but Sarah should be banned. What a mean, ugly idiot she is!

  • Cat

    well yanno what, i think i might have been tempted to pull a kid rock on silverman’s ass right there and then. THAT would have been a great opening. damn, britney has restraint. … lol.

  • Amanda

    SO CRISS BUNKED OUT ON HER OR WHAT? WASN’T HE SUPPOSED TO BE A PART OF THIS PERFORMANCE? MAYBE SHE DID A SHITTY JOB BECAUSE SHE FELT BETRAYED? THERE IS MORE TO THIS THAN WE SEE. I COULD HARDLY IMAGINE AFTER ALL THE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES SHE’S DONE, SHE’D SHIT ON THIS ONE. I THINK CRISS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT..

  • Yily

    OMG! Those comments about babies and vagina! That was so low!

  • SANDI

    REAL REASON BRIT DIDN’T DELIVER:

    Britney threatened to ditch her VMA performance just minutes before she took the stage. Want to know why? Britney overheard Sarah Silverman rehearsing her monologue in which she calls Britney’s babies mistakes and takes jab after jab at Britney.

    Britney made it very clear with MTV that Sarah was NOT allowed to talk about her kids, and MTV agreed. That big-mouthed bitch said it anyway.

    Sam Lufti was overheard backstage screaming at Sarah Silverman because of her outrageous remarks saying: “Sarah Silverman is a seriously unprofessional person to make fun of infants to get a laugh. Making fun of kids is not condonable,” and that “she should have picked on someone her own size.”

    Perhaps this why Britney looked upset during her performance.

    While it is Silverman’s job to get a laugh, it should not be at the expense of little babies. Your career must be hurting if you have to turn to bashing infants in order to gain a laugh. You’ll get what’s yours.

  • SANDI

    Britney threatened to ditch her VMA performance just minutes before she took the stage. Want to know why? Britney overheard Sarah Silverman rehearsing her monologue in which she calls Britney’s babies mistakes and takes jab after jab at Britney.

    Britney made it very clear with MTV that Sarah was NOT allowed to talk about her kids, and MTV agreed. That big-mouthed bitch said it anyway.

    Sam Lufti was overheard backstage screaming at Sarah Silverman because of her outrageous remarks saying: “Sarah Silverman is a seriously unprofessional person to make fun of infants to get a laugh. Making fun of kids is not condonable,” and that “she should have picked on someone her own size.”

    Perhaps this why Britney looked upset during her performance.

    While it is Silverman’s job to get a laugh, it should not be at the expense of little babies. Your career must be hurting if you have to turn to bashing infants in order to gain a laugh. You’ll get what’s yours.

  • Yily

    Nobody was laughing when Sarah Silverman’s make those jokes about Britney’s children. They were booing her. I feel so sorry for Britney. She was looking forward to deliver an awesome performance but because of this comedian bi***tch, Britney couldn’t deliver. You can tell she was upset and very discourage.

  • EasyEve

    Oh, shut the F Up!!! What kind of excuse was that anyway?? She is a PROFESSIONAL!!! She knows better. What better way to make Sarah Silverman look stupid than knocking the performance out of the park!!! Come on, acting like an idiot like that is only giving her, and everybody else just cause to call her what she is… a lazy, over the hill, former pop wonder, that is overweight, and past her prime!!!

  • Cat

    i cant get over her doing that. my god.

  • sasha

    You know what was sad, that Justin saw his once beautiful ex doing that! Poor Brit…

  • Tash

    IN reply to #26 – hahahah love it!

  • Yily

    Give her time, people. She’ll get there.

  • sasha

    People! Sarah didn’t say those mean things until after the ‘performance’ so that’s not why Brit sucked!

  • EasyEve

    Again, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Sarah make her comments AFTER her ghetto performance? Unless she is some kind of psychic, how was she to know what she was going to say??? We need to stop making excuses for such FOOLISHNESS!!!!

  • [~Famous~]

    sarah’s one of the funniest biishes on the planet.

  • guess who

    Did Sarah make Britney almost fall over 3 times or forget how to lipsynch? Besides, Sarah said what she said AFTER Britney screwed up her performance.

    Please Brit fans, stop making excuses for someone who failed to rehearse adequately in favor of partying for 3 days. Brit’s bad performance is Brit’s fault alone.

  • alice

    It was difficult to watch the performance. No enthousiam, and no pride left at all. I wonder why she set herself up for failure. I do not understand her at all. She use to have better creative judgement, and energy. If she had nailed the lip singing and had been more explosive and energetic with the dance choreography, it could have been amazing.
    I found Chris Brown’s performance energetic, but he lip sang too. So I felt I was watching a very good “so you think you can dance” number. I can’t wait to watch another performance.
    As for Brit…Justin perhaps was trying to ligthen the pressure by saying that he too felt he was getting old…

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    I will refrain from saying mean things because I feel sorry for her eventhough I am not a fan.

    That said, I agree with those who can see that this is a girl whose camp let her become superfamous on lack of talent, no skinging skills and actually no dancing skills.

    Now that she is older and not into the little doll image, there is nothing left. Britney was never a good singer – nor was she ever a good dancer – she just learned dance moves.

    She is hurting right now and her performance is a result of it. I hope someone takes care of her and holds her and loves her. She needs that. At least for her kids, I hope she will be ok.

    This must be very hard for her.

    Sarah Silverman: ugly cow should be banned from TV!

  • Yily

    Totally agree with Team Lara Croft, Sarah Silverman IS an ugly cow. I was completely shocked and wasn’t at all laughing when those comments were being said. The crowd was quiet as well, knowing very well that Sarah has cross the line. I wish I was there so I could throw something at the comedian bit***ch.

  • NO LOVE

    Sarah Silverman is RIGHT ON…she just said what EVERYBODY is thinking….

    SHATNEY SUCKS!!!

    Sarah would have crossed the line if she had made fun of the kids for looking retarded…shitney said it herself…she loves her boo boos…

    suck it up britney chunkettes!

  • Breanna

    The reason Criss Angel didn’t perform with her is because “insurance reasons” illuminated.com said that MTV turned them away @ the last minute. She also found out about the comments made about her kids from comedian Sarah Silverman right before she took the stage… they said she was PISSED.