I’ll be honest with you, I love Russell Brand, but I thought he tanked last night. It just wasn’t his audience at ALL. I know a lot of people were in an uproar that a guy from the UK was criticizing our president, but he too has a right to an opinion. The one thing I thought was off-color was calling George W. a “retarded cowboy”. Funny: Yes, PC: No. So, was Russell Brand Funny? I liked him, but maybe this was not his audience???
Here are my thoughts on last night. This does not include everyone, just the ones that stuck in my head:
Demi Moore: Was that really her??? I had to rewind it when I got home twice to make sure I heard the announcer correctly. She almost forgot her mic. Not positive.
Britney: So proud of her. They coached her correctly, and she listened. I felt like the excess in awards was a bit much..almost like she got the sympathy vote, but who cares, she’s on her way back. Oh yeah…and her cold open with Jonah Hill: very cute and funny.
Taylor Swift: Who cares
Katy Perry: SUCKED. She ruined Like A Virgin. I mean RUINED IT.
Rihanna: She did an amazing job, I don’t care what my friends are saying about her, she was great.
Michael Phelps: After seeing paparazzi photos of him wasted last week, I kind of liked him a little more, but his hosting skills need work. He couldn’t have less enthusiasm to intro T-pain and Leona Lewis. It was embarrassing.
Lindsay Lohan: Why did she do a costume change to do one intro???
Miley: She did just fine. Perez stop calling her a slut because you want to be her.
Pete Wentz and Ashlee: he had to ask for the audience to give it up for Ashlee as he wasn’t getting ANY response.
Shia: I thought it was cool that Linkin Park’s first comment when they got an award was “I loved Transformers”. It was so honest and human of them. As far as Shia goes, he was reading teleprompter and hiding his cast…not much else to say.
Christina Aguilera: Loved her new rendition of Genie in a Bottle. She looked great, she was lip synching, but she still looked great. If Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga had a spawn it would have been Christina Aguilera last night.
Jodin Sparks: Way to call out Russell Brand!
Russell after Jordin: Making a horrible attempt to apologize to the Jonas Bros with an R. Kelly joke. I thought it was funny, but he was just digging a deeper ditch.
Paris Hilton: TURN YOUR LAZY EYE TO LOOK for the teleprompter. I laughed hard when she couldn’t find the teleprompter and thought it was very funny and true to Paris character. Nice work.
Lauren Conrad: Is her voice getting raspier to you?
Pink: Well done.
Kid Rock: I’m still not a fan, but he did fine.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse with Slipknot: Slipknot funny, Chris: not so much. Sorry Chris, I love you, but your delivery was too forced.
Kanye: After vowing to never do another VMA, he comes on stage with a blinking broken heart. It was fine. It’s hard to mess up when you’re Kanye and you have to not only please your fans, but also your own ego.
Another year came and went. It was drama-free and pretty uneventful. We’ll see what happens next year…