09/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Britney Spears' Return To MTV Awards

Britney Spears apparently isn't feeling any ill will toward MTV after her disastrous performance at last year's Video Music Awards.

The well-on-her-way-to-a-comeback pop princess will appear in a television promo for this year's VMAs.

She shot the spot on Tuesday at the Paramount lot in Hollywood (the site of this year's show) with first-time host, British bad-boy comedian and Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Russell Brand.

"It was mostly ad-libbed, with Russell asking her for advice about hosting the show," a source tells me. "There's also a 9,000-pound elephant in it, as in 'the elephant in the room.' "

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