Show Highlights

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

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