Britney Spears' Opening Act: Gimme More (Dancing, That Is)

Britney Spears opened last night's MTV VMA's with her new single Gimme More (see video of the performance above)

The VMA's were decent but not great. Britney Spears opened the show with an air of naughty nervousness. Although much of the press Brit is receiving around her performance is negative, I would like to say that she did fairly well (all things considered). She looks great for a mother of two and for someone who survived marriage to K-Fed-Ex. She should have danced a little more though. Her lack of confidence after a four year absence from performing on MTV showed. Otherwise, it was reasonably entertaining. Reportedly, Spears broke down and cried tears of disappointment backstage after her performance. It is reported that Sarah Silverman's jokes about the Spears-Federline children had Britney upset as well.

Alicia Keys rocked her new single No One and her remake of George Michael's Freedom '90.

During Keys' performance, Kid Rock walked up to Tommy Lee and backhand smacked him in the face right next to P. Diddy. Then, naturally, a fight broke out between the two rockers. Pamela Anderson was in attendance and caught in the middle of the war (not physically).

Nicole Scherzinger's pre-show performance with Lil Wayne of her new single Whatever U Like was fantastic. Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's closing was great too. I also enjoyed (dare I say it) 50 Cent with JT and Timbaland doing Ayo Technology as well. Gym Class Heroes and Fall Out Boy were cool as usual. Rihanna shined performing Shut Up And Drive with Fall Out Boy.