Britney Spears Will Not Perform at VMAs

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Don't call it a comeback.

No, really, don't. She's not singing or performing anytime soon.

"Britney Spears will not be performing at the VMAs this year. I'm telling you officially and unequivocally," Ryan Seacrest quoted Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, as saying on his KIIS-FM radio show Monday morning.

Rudolph added that Brit "is in the middle of recording her next album, which is going amazingly well, and was never supposed to perform at that show."

The idea of Spears performing had been rumored for weeks. Her hair stylist was supposedly working on some hot new weaves "looks" for the occasion.

Britney has also been looking very hot and feeling healthy latel - a far cry from her Cinemax soft porn audition VMA "performance" last year (below), which The New York Times called "awful" and "nothing that sounded or looked like live singing."

The singer is still involved in the show in some capacity in '08, however. Spears is appearing alongside host Russell Brand in some funny TV ads, and is up for three VMAs — including Video of the Year for her song "Piece of Me."

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Britney Spears Biography

Britney Spears, Post-Dance
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Kentwood, Louisiana
Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

Britney Spears