•Justin Timberlake kicks things off on Aug. 27 with his VIP bash at the Manhattan club Suede. Special guest: Cameron Diaz. "They were raving a good time," says an observer. "They were dancing and kissing."
•After dining together earlier in the week, actress Vivica A. Fox and rapper 50 Cent turn up arm in arm at the MTV ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 28. "We are just good friends," 50 Cent insists. "Really good friends."
•Backstage, Madonna gives new girlfriend Britney Spears a Neil Lane necklace—a "B" with diamonds. Worth: $12,000.
•The Restaurant's Rocco DiSpirito prepared 30,000 meatballs for the official after-party but surveys the size-0 guests and declares, "None of these people eat anyway"
•Christina Aguilera, on her smooch from Madonna: "It was a lovely, soft kiss."
•At producer Guy Oseary's postshow PlayStation 2 party, Nicole Kidman chats with David Spade; P. Diddy arrives with Kim Porter.
•So, would he rather kiss Britney or Christina? "Christina," says Chris Rock.
•Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Carson Kressley hits Blender magazine's bash at Tao and suggests Aguilera try a makeover: "She looked like a Vegas showgirl."
•Timberlake and Diaz party at Roseland until 3:45 a.m. When they exit, female fans chase their SUV down the street.
•At Tao, Missy Elliott parties till 4 a.m., dancing to her own music.
Mark Dagostino, Liza Hamm, Diane Herbst, Debra Lewis and Rebecca Paley
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