By Annie Barrett
Updated August 26, 2009 at 09:11 PM EDT

Britney Spears took a break from helping researchers study Alzheimer’s disease to throw on a big ol’ glamour hat and flirt telepathically with Russell Brand in a new promo for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. It’s such a relief to finally figure out (two versions of) what’s going on in Britney’s head, as we’d previously assumed the transcript was more akin to that which occurs during “Homer Simpson’s undivided attention.” Is this funnier than last year’s “Elephant in the Room” promo, P-Dubs? Are you happy to have more Russell Brand on your radar than yesterday?