But pah! feh! to hell with reality! Let the world of PR guide you. Creating its own reality, MTV issued its own "news" release via PR Newswire of the VMA opening fisaco:
"Trouble" hit the main stage as Britney Spears channeled "The King's" legendary '68 Comeback in the most important performance of her career at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Celebrating her long-awaited comeback, Spears commanded the stage with a sultry performance of her new song "Gimme More" featuring a show-stopping extravaganza highlighted by sexy choreography and high-flying aerialists in an appearance that viewers will remember forever.