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We really didn't think that Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards ranked with the all-time best -- but if people are still talking about it 48 hours later, they clearly did something right. At this point, most of the gossip is about that too-brief 'N Sync reunion or the fiasco that was Miley Cyrus. Let's take a moment to answer all your burning questions about the week's most buzz-worthy moments.
How did Justin Timberlake really feel about that 'N Sync reunion?
According to JC Chasez, JT was totally cool with it, because it was his idea. "Justin gave me a buzz and he said, 'Hey man, listen. I'm getting this award and they have given me a pile of time to perform and we started our careers at MTV and I think we should get the band back together," Chasez told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
Does this mean 'N Sync might tour again?
No. Chasez says the reunion was strictly a one-time thing "to support Justin."
Then why was the 'N Sync performance so short?
Originally, it was going to be longer. Us Weekly reports that Justin "reworked" the show and cut some songs. Even though his bandmates wanted to do more, Us reports there is "no bad blood," and the five guys hung out all night at the after-parties.
Was Miley Cyrus as embarrassed by her performance as everybody else was?
Doesn't look like it. On Monday, Miley proudly announced this "statistic" via Twitter:
Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2013
As for Miley's management, that may be another story. Us Weekly reported that "Miley's team is freaking out about that performance," which was a lot more tame in rehearsals. E! News, however, says there was no fallout from the Miley camp, because she was basically doing exactly what she did in the "We Can't Stop" video.
Did Robin Thicke know what he was getting into when he paired up with Miley?
Maybe. There are conflicting reports about whether Thicke was upset that Miley overshadowed him, or happy that she boosted his profile. So far, nobody has asked him the question we'd most like him to answer: Why did a 36-year-old man agree to have a 20-year-old girl molest his crotch on national television?
What was Miley's back-up dancer throwing at the audience while Miley was smacking her butt?
Those would be marshmallows decorated with pink bows and pictures of Miley's dog Floyd.
Will the controversy help or hurt Miley's career?
So far, all is well: "We Can't Stop" climbed to No. 5 on the iTunes chart after Miley performed, and her new single "Wrecking Ball" hit No. 2.
More importantly, what did Kelly Clarkson think?
Clarkson, who didn't attend the ceremony, had this to say about Miley:
Just saw a couple performances from the VMA's last night. 2 words.... #pitchystrippers— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) August 26, 2013
To which Miley replied: