Don Hudson of the Charlotte Observer weighed in on ‘The Kiss’. He writes, “Watching film of the MTV Video Music Awards from Thursday night, when Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears were making out with Madonna, I’ve got to say: I was a little saddened. Is that the point where sex has fallen? Where a pre-programmed, prime-time buss between two post-Mouseketeer pop tarts and a fading 45-year-old artistic icon has commercialized sex so much there is no shock value left? I just yawned.”
Movie Reshoot, Not Madonna Snog, Led To J.Lo VMA Pullout
August 30, 2003 – The New York Post quizzed Jennifer Lopez’s rep about why the singer backed out of the MTV Video Music Awards, and whether the chance to kiss Madonna had anything to do with leaving the duties instead to Christina Aguilera. “She wanted to do the VMAs really badly but couldn’t fit the rehearsals into her reshoot schedule,” the rep said, referring to ‘Shall We Dance’, which she was shooting in Winnipeg.