Still being the pop whore, I couldn't resist the circus-like spectacle of the MTV Video Music Awards last night. From Madonna's puzzling/droning 'tribute' to Michael Jackson and the amazing performance that followed to the obligatory awards for Brit and Green Day and the annual idiocy by Kanye West, it did not disappoint.
Listen up, Kanye (like you ever would). I agree that it's close to obscene for Taylor Swift to win a moonman (hey, how long did it take Britney to win her first?), but nobody gives a baboon's butt what you think.
Well, actually it's a win-win for both MTV and Kanye. I'm pretty sure they put him up to the whole thing, because now everybody's talking about their tired awards again. And if Kanye hurries and gets a remix cd out in the next few weeks, he'll go to the top of the charts. The VMAs are all about offending folks, including the fans. Why else would they have emcees like Jamie Foxx and Russell Brand? (I couldn't help throwing Jamie in there after what he did to the Backstreet Boys back in 2001. I can forgive, but I won't forget.)
Bad behavior is often rewarded. It will be interesting to see if Serena Williams ends up suffering for hers the other night. While I think the footfault at that point in the match was absolutely ludicrous, I wouldn't want Serena pointing a tennis racket menacingly in my direction! And she certainly showed no contrition during her appearance at the VMAs last night--just the opposite.
Contrition? Most of these people have never heard of the word.
Well, I'm off to see if I can stay awake for yet another Roger Federer win at the US Open. Yawn. (Is Mary Carillo actually surprised that he likes watching himself on the big screen during the re-plays? Nah.)ETA
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