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Britney Spears, Michael Jackson Take to the TV Stage

A collection of musicians, including Garth Brooks and Jennifer Lopez, are taking to the small-screen to promote record sales

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In recent weeks, headset-clad pop stars have invaded prime-time TV, each hoping to spur sales of recent record releases. In case you missed any of the choreographed kicks, EW offers the following recap.

GARTH BROOKS COAST TO COAST LIVE (CBS)
COSTUME CHANGES None. By song four, his ugly shirt is soaked. SIGNATURE MOVE Fist pumping HIGHLIGHT Duet with Keb’ Mo’. POSTMODERN MOMENT Trisha Yearwood says of his new CD: ”I’ll buy it when we’re done.” NOTABLE CHRIS Alter ego Chris Gaines is MIA. SPOTTED IN THE CROWD ”Garth Blessed America.”

BRITNEY SPEARS: LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS (HBO)
COSTUME CHANGES 13; three on stage. SIGNATURE MOVE Grabbing her breasts. HIGHLIGHT Dancing with a video image of herself. POSTMODERN MOMENT Grabbing the video image’s breasts. NOTABLE CHRIS Christianity: Britney poses as a shimmering Virgin Mary. SPOTTED IN THE CROWD ”I Am a Slave 4 Britney Spears.”

JENNIFER LOPEZ IN CONCERT (NBC)
COSTUME CHANGES Seven (two wigs). SIGNATURE MOVE Butt wiggle HIGHLIGHT Dedication of Selena’s ”I Could Fall in Love” to the late singer. POSTMODERN MOMENT She swoops above the crowd on a giant ”J. Lo” swing. NOTABLE CHRIS Hoofer-hubby Cris Judd choreographed the show. SPOTTED IN THE CROWD U.S. and Puerto Rican flags.

MICHAEL JACKSON: 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (CBS)
COSTUME CHANGES Five; one into sequined glove and hat SIGNATURE MOVE Covering face with hand. HIGHLIGHT Billy Gilman’s ”Ben.” POSTMODERN MOMENT Liz Taylor calling Jacko ”my closest friend.” NOTABLE CHRIS Chris Tucker challenges M.J. to a dance-off. SPOTTED IN THE CROWD Macaulay Culkin

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