Britney Spears To Open 2008 MTV VMAs!
Posted on Wed Sep 3, 2008 03:19 PM PDT

Britney Spears BSpears082108_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Britney Spears is scheduled to open the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, according to the network. The 26-year-old pop star is nominated for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year for her hit single "Piece of Me," and she's appeared in promos for the show with host Russell Brand.

In a statement released today, Spears said, "MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs? I'm excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated."

MTV Networks president Van Toffler added, "Britney has done everything from perform with a snake, lock lips with Madonna and prove that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. I can't wait to see what she does to kick off this year's show."

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