The 2009 VMAs are on Sunday, and music videos are never really the thing you end up tuning in for. This is MTV, and as usual the network is pulling out all the stops to encourage us to watch. Last year's charming yet raunchy host Russell Brand will be back, probably with Britney, and the almost-certain upcoming jabs at Twilight are just the beginning. Here are a few other reasons to check it out:
- The airing of the trailer for This Is It, the Michael Jackson documentary.
- Janet Jackson's musical tribute to her late brother: I have high hopes for this to be both epic and moving.
- Twilight reigns: A new New Moon trailer will be unveiled at the awards, and Death Cab For Cutie will be performing their new song from the soundtrack, "Meet Me on the Equinox."
See two more reasons to tune in when you read more.
- The showdown between Lady GaGa and Beyonce: the ladies will face off in a few categories, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video.
- The performances: Jay-Z, Green Day, Beyonce, and GaGa are all going to rock the stage.
Are you more likely to tune in this year? If you'll be watching, what part are you most looking forward to?