BRITNEY IS IN THE BUILDING! REPEAT! BRITNEY. IS. IN. THE. BUILDING! (And Other Celebs Are Already Here At The VMAs Too!)

Sunday, September 7, 2008, 2:17 pm PT: Britney Spears is here! Like, on the lot and everything! She rolled up in a black limousine on the Paramount lot, decked out in a electric blue tank top [and no pants? -- ed. JK, she was very ostensibly wearing pants, rumormongers], flanked by a fleet of beefy security guards. She quickly made a bee line for a backstage dressing room, where she’ll presumably remain until showtime. (Note: beefy security team frowned on me snapping photos of Brit’s actual arrival, so all I ended up with is a photo of the door she entered and the angry security guys).

Nearby, Paramore guitarist Josh Farro killed time outside his dressing room, plinking out a somber tune on a baby grand piano. And Kid Rock, hair pulled back in a pony tail, Detroit Tigers cap pulled low on his head, made his way to catering, to load up on carbs for his performance tonight (or maybe get a beer or three).

+ Stay tuned for tons more Buzzworthy VMA celeb spotting — it’s like shooting fish in a barrel!

Stay up-to-date on everything about the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at vma.mtv.com, and don’t miss the big show TONIGHT at 9 p.m. ET/PT or the pre-show red carpet coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.