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    Spears to appear in 25th MTV Video Music Awards

    NEW YORK – It’s Britney, baby, one more time.

    Despite her train-wreck performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last year, the network confirms Spears will kick off the show once again.

    But it won’t be a performance. Instead, MTV Networks Music Group President Van Toffler said Wednesday, it will be something “”fun and unexpected”” on Sunday night’s show.

    “”MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs? I’m excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated,”” Spears said in a statement.

    “”It feels like it’s her year,”” Toffler said. “”It’s our 25th anniversary of the VMAs, and she’s been such a critical piece of MTV’s history.””

    Simmons faces fraud case

    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man claims in a lawsuit that Gene Simmons took him for a ride on a marketing deal with the Indy Racing League.

    Allan Brown on Wednesday sued Simmons and two business partners, claiming the group cut him out of a 2006 deal between the Kiss bassist and the racing league.

    Brown is seeking unspecified damages and is claiming fraud and slander. His suit alleges he helped broker the deal between Simmons and the IRL, but was cut out of the contract while on a personal vacation.

    Store to sue Oprah’s mother

    MILWAUKEE – A high-end clothing store in Brookfield, Wis., is suing Oprah Winfrey’s mother for failing to pay her bill.

    The civil complaint says Vernita Lee of Milwaukee owed Valentina nearly $156,000 for purchases and interest as of July 1 and has failed to make the monthly minimum payment of $2,000.

    Store attorney Joseph Niebler Sr. says his client tried to resolve the matter with Lee before filing the lawsuit in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

    Celebrity Birthdays

    Cathy Guisewite (Cartoonist of “”Cathy””) is 58. Michael Keaton (actor) is 57. Brad Wilk (drummer of Rage Against The Machine) is 40. Rose McGowan (actress) is 34. Skandar Keynes (actor in “”The Chronicles of Narnia””) is 17.

    -The Associated Press

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