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From Britney's much anticipated opener to Kanye West's dramatic final performance, relive the best moments of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards here.

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Britney Spears powders her nose in the dressing room before the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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From Britney's much anticipated opener to Kanye West's dramatic final performance, relive the best moments of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards here.

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Britney Spears powders her nose in the dressing room before the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Jonah Hill can't help but go in for a kiss (or two) as Britney prepares for her opening at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Britney Spears takes the stage at the start of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards -- and the crowd goes wild. What a difference a year can make!

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Rihanna kicks off the first performance of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, clad in black leather bustier and thigh-high boots to reflect her "Disturbia." Watch Rihanna's 2008 MT

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Looking even more 'disturbed' now, Rihanna writhes on stage with her backup... hands?

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Host of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, Russell Brand, spreads some shock and awe throughout the audience with scandalous political commentary and naughty bits about the Jonas Brothers.

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2008 MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand unsettles the audience with talk of teenage sex and "retarded cowboy" George W. Bush.

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2008 MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand preaches to the choir.

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Britney Spears wins her first ever Moonman at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards!

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Britney Spears accepts the Best Female Video Award for "Piece of Me" during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood.

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Jonas Brothers perform "Lovebug" on a sidewalk set inside the Paramount Studios Lot at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Joe Jonas sacrifices himself to fans while performing "Lovebug" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Slipknot get acquainted with Christopher Mintz-Plasse, aka. McLovin' from 'Superbad' at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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McLovin' considers joining the Slipknot crew after meeting them on stage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Katy Perry flashes some old-school style at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards while performing Madonna's "Like a Virgin," as well as her sexy summer hit, "I Kissed a Girl."

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps introduces the Leona Lewis/T-Pain/Lil Wayne trio at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Why'd he have to go and wear clothes?

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A heavily tatted Lil Wayne performs "A Milli" with T-Pain... who decided to wear a top hat... at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Paramore put on the ultimate rock show within a recreation of Hollywood night spot, Whisky A Go Go, for a special 2008 MTV Video Music Awards performance of "Misery Business."

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'FNMTV' host Pete Wentz and a very pregnant Ashlee Simpson encourage viewers to vote for "Best New Artist" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Before presenting Lil Wayne with a Moonman for "Best Hip Hop Video," Jordin Sparks defended a teenage boy's right to wear promise rings. 2008 MTV Video Music Awards host, Russell Brand, kinda/sorta apologized to the Jonas Bros afterwards.

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2008 MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand finds himself drawn to the mysterious young stars of the upcoming 'Twilight' film.

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Tokio Hotel accept the "Best New Artist" award at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Better yet, Lauren Conrad handed it to them.

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Miley Cyrus rocks out to Rock Band with Tokio Hotel backstage at 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Pink gets a workout while performing "So What" in the Paramount Studios Lot during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Watch 2008 MTV VMA highlights.

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Pink performs "So What" during the 2008 Video Music Awards in Hollywood.

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T.I. and Rihanna perform "Live Your Life" during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood.

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Christina Aguilera shows off her post-pregnancy bod and sleek new style while performing "Keeps Getting Better" during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Lil Wayne pulls double duty at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, as he hits the stage once again to help out Kid Rock with a performance of "All Summer Long."

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For the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards' long awaited finale, Kanye West performs "Love Lockdown" -- and the audience lurves it.

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Britney Spears catches a ride with Russell Brand at the end of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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2008 MTV Video Music Awards host, Russell Brand, rides off into the sunset... Time for the after parties!

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