We all waited with bated breath. Will she stumble over her words? Will she attempt to dance? Or (gasp!) sing? Will she no longer have the light beer paunch and the chin acne?
Much like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Miss Britney Spears did herself proud at the VMAs this year. And a nation breathed a sigh of relief.
Stunning in a pair of diamond drop earrings, Brit Brit took home three coveted Moon Men and made nary a misstep as she introduced the show and gave quick, heartfelt acceptance speeches.
Before the main event, the red carpet revealed more diamond divas as Pink dolled up in Neil Lane diamond and platinum bangle bracelets, black diamond flower earrings and a diamond Right Hand Ring.
Diamond wrist-wear was the bling of choice for Lauren Conrad. Paris Hilton and model, Bar Rafaeli, worked the statement necklace trend and the big earring brigade included Spice Girl, Mel B, Cristina Aguilera, and reality star, Brooke Hogan.
While the fashion impressed, the show itself got mixed reviews. Host, Russel Brand, created controversy over his spat with the Jonas Brothers and their virginal promise rings. What’s a ringleader to do? The trio threatened to give MTV a Disney make over with their sweet little three-part harmonies and floppy hair cuts.
Or maybe Russel just remembers the VMAs of yesteryear where you might see Nirvana’s bassist clubbing himself in the face with his own guitar, or a rogue musician climbing the set fixtures. Ah, the good old days…