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2008 MTV VMAs: The Clap Edition

September 8, 2008 3:40 PM

VMATila.jpgSunday night the Daily Blink was at the MTV Video Music Awards live from the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood to cover the red carpet.

While Britney Spears and some sizzling performances from Rihanna, Pink and Christina Aguilera are the big stories the next day, the Daily Blink got its own round of, um, “applause,” before the show began.

Two-time “A Shot at Love” star and MySpace celeb Tila Tequila walked the red carpet, kindly agreeing to interviews with several outlets. As she was giving an interview directly to our left, on our right was none other than “Girls Gone Wild” franchise founder and late-night infomercial staple Joe Francis.

VMAJoe.jpgAs soon as he spotted Ms. Tequila, Mr. Francis publicly, gleefully and repeatedly announced that she had given him “the clap.” Ms. Tequila became visibly flustered, proclaimed, “Why don’t you go f*** yourself, Joe Francis?” and stormed off.

The situation became so heated that Mr. Francis was sweating through his shirt and needed to towel himself off. Standing underneath the Hollywood sun for hours didn’t help his cause much, either.

VMAToccaraSumner.jpgAt these kinds of events, the Daily Blink tries to find some executives to hit up for some news and information.

Sumner Redstone, Viacom chairman and majority shareholder of MTV Networks, made an appearance but we blinked and just about missed him.

We caught him behind “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 3 contestant and BET correspondent Toccara Jones.

VMAPerez.jpgLater in the day, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton made an appearance. During an interview he revealed that he would be releasing his own single to a song he recorded for the recent film “Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild.” According to Mr. Hilton, the song is called “The Clap” and it’s about sexually transmitted diseases.

And there we were, thinking the only claps we would hear that night would be for the performers.

Sergio Ibarra


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Comments (2)

Gee, aren't you glad you showed up at the VMAs.

Usually you have to go to a free clinic to run into all these people.

Well, maybe not Redstone. Unless he's skipping out on his 42-year-old schoolteacher wife with, say, Tila.

the best part of the VMA's was Kanye West's performance at the end... the worst part was the host (what's with the accent?)

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