Report: Britney Spears Will Not Ruin MTV Video Music Awards

The Associated Press is reporting that Britney Spears will not be at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, despite the fact that she’s been appearing in ads for the event alongside host Russell Brand.

According to Larry Rudolph, whom AP described as Spears’ “manager at Jive Records,” “She’s in the middle of recording her next album, which is going amazingly well, and her focus remains on the studio.”

Last year, Ms. Spears made an ill-fated comeback appearance at the event (the first moments of her performance were an obvious homage to Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special) that was notable for her lethargic dancing and obvious lip-syncing.

Thankfully, the Jonas Brothers—whom you are forgiven for not knowing if you’re over 11-years-old or don’t read Details or Rolling Stone—are still scheduled to appear at the September 7th Los Angeles Event.

Report: Britney Spears Will Not Ruin MTV Video Music Awards