B.J. Sigesmund, entertainment reporter for Newsweek, Thelma Adams, film critic for Us Weekly, and Tom O’Neil, senior editor for In Touch Weekly were on American Morning on CNN Friday morning to talk about the MTV Video Music Awards and of course weighed in on the Madonna and Britney Spears and Madonna and Christina Aguilera kisses. Sigesmund said, “I thought that the first 20 minutes were just amazing. I thought you don’t get a bigger pop culture moment than that opening number with Christina and Britney, first of all, long-time rivals. They were doing an amage to one of the biggest and most dichotic moments in MTV history.” Adams added, “I just thought she was just sliming them. I mean, I don’t know. I guess I missed the big cultural moment.” O’Neil added, “I thought this was very unfair throughout the rest of the night that they didn’t cut to Britney every time Justin won another award for the video that he slams Britney. That would have been interesting.” Read more.
Madonna: ‘I’m The Queen Of Shock, Girls’
August 29, 2003 – Victoria Newton of The Sun weighed in on the choreographed kiss between Madonna and younger peers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. She says, “At 45, Madge is older than Britney and Christina put together. I’ve watched how the youngsters have shamelessly tried to steal Madonna’s thunder in the past few years. But judging by her latest trick, there’s no doubt Madge still has no trouble putting young pretenders in their place.” Read more.