Both the MTV Video Music Awards and the United Nations Millennium Summit descended last week on the island of Manhattan, clogging its streets with many motorcades, entourages and outsize egos. The two events had more in common than their ability to stop traffic:
U.N. Always diplomatic Kofi Annan MTV Always offensive Marlon and Shawn Wayans
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U.N. 91, including those against imprisoned Iranian Jews and slavery in Mauritania MTV 1, by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, against rapper Eminem
U.N. Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro shake hands MTV Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera...