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June 27, 2008

MTV wants more from Britney?


Oh, Van Toffler, you're such a tease.

The MTV chief wouldn't rule out bringing Britney back for this year's Video Music Awards since, well, that worked out so well last time. (For ratings, that is, not for poor bloated Brit Brit.)

More than 7 million people watched the Comeback That Wasn't, which had been pre-hyped to death. Imagine what another Britney appearance could do for the numbers. While spouting something pseudo-magnanimous about giving people second and third chances, Toffler admitted he's losing a lot of sleep trying to figure out a way to top the half-dressed pop starlet's limp rendition of "Gimme More" that opened last year's show.

Since Britney's on Comeback No. 214 by now, why not have another go on MTV's dime? One suggestion: A rehearsal could help. Just a thought.

The show's moving to Los Angeles (airing live on Sept. 7) and will be shot on the Paramount backlot.

No word whether Brit's up for the yet-to-be-formally-issued challenge.


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