Now that Britney is out of the picture, MTV wants the Michael's at this year's VMA's. Phelps and Jackson to be exact.
MJ would be the perfect pick for the show, since he's been supposedly hard at work recording his new album in Vegas. And Phelps needs no justification at this point.
After his success in Beijing, he's one of the biggest superstars in the world.
MTV is reportedly working hard at getting MJ to perform at the awards, which would be a shoe-in for high ratings (maybe even as high as last year with Brit!). As for the gold medal winner, he would be a presenter.
Maybe they can convince him to just wear a speedo? Wishful thinking, we're sure.