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MTV Confirms Worst-Kept Secret in Hollywood: Britney to Perform at VMAs

Britney Spears has now been officially tapped to open Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV announced today that Britney will open the show with her single "Gimme More," her first studio effort in four years.

She'll also incorporate elements from rumored boy-toy Criss Angel's "Mindfreak" shows, which may include mirrors.

MTV cited Britney's "great history" with the VMAs, which includes dancing with a giant snake and kissing Madonna, and they promised that Britney will start the show "in a very big and dramatic way" and fans won't be disappointed.

Today, rapper and performer LL Cool J gave "Extra" his tips for Britney's comeback when we caught up with him in New York City.

He said, "If she makes some music that's more interesting than her personal life, that'll solve the problem."