Britney Spears is to feature in the upcoming 2008 MTV Awards.
Despite her disastrous appearance at last year’s show (see below) and cries that she had been exploited in exchange for better ratings, Spears gave the network another chance.
She shot the spot on Tuesday at the Paramount lot in Hollywood (the site of this year’s show) with first-time host, British bad-boy comedian and Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Russell Brand.
“It was mostly ad-libbed, with Russell asking her for advice about hosting the show,” a source tells me. “There’s also a 9,000-pound elephant in it, as in ‘the elephant in the room.’ “
A clip of the last time Spears took the MTV stage can be seen below (for those who don’t have those awful images burnt into your brain).