When I was in high school, Washington D.C. was the murder capital of the world.
The mayor, Marion Barry, was a rumored coke fiend.
Whenever he was on television, no matter how cold it was in the studio, he’d be drenched in a coke sweat. It was rumored that whenever the cops tried to pull a drug bust, they’d have to call it off, because the mayor was partying with the drug dealers.
Tired of his B.S., the feds wanted to take him down. So they entrapped him in a hotel room by having an ex girlfriend promise to have sex with him if he smoked some crack. He wanted to get laid, so he smoked. And got arrested. All he could say for the next fifteen minutes was:
“B*tch set me up!” (Washington Post)
The Palms Casino also reportedly axed Britney’s planned magic crap with Criss Angel for insurance purposes. Britney was supposed to disappear and re-appear through several floating mirrors, but the Casino found it too risky.
That’s the reason why she was so flabby. She thought magic and mirrors would hide her weight and loss of skills.
She was upset, but a professional. As she got ready to perform, MTV told her that Sarah Silverman would be making jokes about her kids.
Surely Britney remembers what Silverman said about Paris Hilton months ago. She probably regretted telling the nanny to have her kids watch mama perform on t.v.
MTV knew that people would be watching and wanting a train wreck. And they got one.
Before you pooh-pooh the conspiracy, here’s one glaring fact:
Ratings have been sinking steadily since 2001, when the show peaked with nearly 12 million viewers. Last year, the VMAs drew 5.8 million viewers, its smallest audience in 10 years.
Let this be a warning to celebrities who are approached by MTV to perform on next year’s VMA show:
They might make you next year’s Britney Spears!