Intro for August 26, 2013
When Miley Cyrus arrived on the red carpet at the VMAs last night, it was implied that she was about to take over from Madonna and Britney. Like, that’s how Sway opened. He name-checked both of them and then…
I’ll say this, before Duana takes over on Miley later on: back when Britney was what Miley is trying to be, in that sparkly nude bodysuit which, sh-t, seems conservative by today’s standards, she could dance her ass off. With more than just a tongue and a crotch lift.
“Britney would have made it better” was my final tweet last night after live-tweeting the VMAs. Miley is supposed to be in her prime. So the equivalent Britney’s Oops I Did It Again. What Miley gave us last night was pretty much that time Britney’s nail went flying during Gimme More. I feel like … you don’t get to do that until you’ve covered all the ground in between.
Oh but there’s so much more. Taylor Swift alone could have written today’s entire column. We will get to her.
But was the production just more slick back then? That might be an old person’s question. Still, everything last night looked so… cheap. I thought at first it was my TV. And then Duana commented that it all seemed like it was happening in her garage and she’s right.
I just want to take you back to 1999 though. Britney FIRST. Always. And THEN ‘N SYNC.
Yours in gossip,