Stars Align for Britney


Sep. 8 2008, Published 5:46 a.m. ET

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After last year's disastrous performance at the VMAs, the pressure was on Britney Spears to shine like she used to. According to the assembled celebs, the Britster's star was shining as bright as ever.

Out on the red carpet before the show, attendees told OK! they were excited to see Britney perform and do well.

"I think she’s going to kill it," said DJ AM. "I’m very excited for her. I’m a fan – haven’t seen her in a while because she’s been in the gym doing push-ups and she’s going to come out and blow everybody away."

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Def Jam founder Russell Simmons was also optimistic and hopeful for Brit, telling OK! the pop star deserves to do well. "I hope she blows it up. She’s worked so hard. They’re so mean to her. They’re so hard on her."

In the press room during the show, The Hills star Lauren Conrad raved over Britney's awards night look.

"She looks amazing," she said. "I was kind of hoping for a performance but that’s just because I’m a Britney fan."

As Britney accepted another award on the screen in the press room, LC got nervous that she's about to miss her performance. "Did I just miss it? I was about to do a mad sprint."

Britney walked away from the ceremony with three awards: Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and the coveted Best Video of the Year, awards that many were delighted to see her receive.

Host Russell Brand, who appeared in a number of promo spots for the VMAs with Britney, was happy she won her first three Moonmen.

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 "I really enjoyed it," he told reporters of the night overall. "I had a lovely time. I liked Britney winning the awards and the bit where Lil Wayne touched my legs."

Britney's former party partner, Paris Hilton, was also happy for her old friend. 

"I actually just presented her an award," said Paris of the silver-clad popstar. "She looks beautiful. I’m so happy for her."

What was that Paris said on stage as she handed her the award for Best Pop Video?

"I love you. I miss you and so good to see you. She looked beautiful. I love her dress," Paris gushed.

If that kind of a night isn't a comeback, we don't know what is. 


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