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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/20/2010

Ideas for the Kanye West/Taylor Swift VMA reunion

By Jen Chaney

The magical Kanye West/Taylor Swift moment from the 2009 VMAs. (AP)

Chelsea Handler, newly appointed host of the MTV Video Music Awards, has made it clear that she wants Kanye West and Taylor Swift to reunite during next month's VMAs. Surely you remember the West/Swift moment from last year's VMAs. How could you forget, really, when your co-workers still, a full year later, jokingly interrupt people by saying "Imma let you finish"?

As noted in today's Celebritology morning mix, Handler said Thursday during Ryan Seacrest's radio show that she's actively exploring ways to get the two of them together during the show. "We'll try and think of something clever to do with them, because that would be really fun," she says. "Everyone loves Taylor Swift, and Kanye's ... Kanye."

Chelsea, you might want to butter up Kanye a *little* more if you want him to roll with your plans. Just a suggestion. (Then again, West did Tweet just yesterday that, "God has worked his magic10 fold in my life since I dropped the ego and opened my heart." So maybe he'll be completely at peace with everything Handler wants to do.)

Speaking of suggestions, here are a few that resulted from a quick brainstorming session about the potential West/Swift reunion ... and by brainstorming session, I mean the four goofy thoughts that popped into my head after I thought about this for all of 10 seconds.

Kanye West and Taylor Swift perform a duet of the slowed-down version of Justin Bieber's "U Smile": The Justin Bieber Internet meme of the week -- which will undoubtedly be trumped any second by video of the kid falling into an open manhole or something -- provides the perfect "song" for West and Swift to cover. It's a track that doesn't belong to either of them, thereby creating neutral musical territory for them to share. AND it's 35 minutes long, which will turn the VMAs into a weird, celestial, hypnotic piece of performance artistry. You know, like it usually is.

A West/Swift Twitter battle: The two could stand onstage, not look at each other and engage in the most watched (and possibly first?) live Tweet-off in broadcast history. Then again, maybe they should save this idea and turn it into a pay-per-view special.

A dramatic reading of scenes from "Valentine's Day": Swift was truly memorable in the romantic-comedy non-charmer that came out earlier this year. (Definition of memorable in this context: I definitely remember that Swift was in that movie.) Perhaps West could tackle Taylor Lautner's role and the two could perform a few moments from the film, in a reader's theater-style format. What better way for them to (literally) kiss and make-up?

A reenactment of the "Single Ladies" video: They did it on "Glee" and on "Saturday Night Live." So let's see Swift in the role of Beyonce and West in a leotard as one of her back-up dancers. Hey, it is the best video of all time. A tribute only seems appropriate.

Got any better ideas? (How could you not?) By all means, share them in the comments.

By Jen Chaney  | August 20, 2010; 11:13 AM ET
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Put Kanye in a glass soundproof booth like on Family Feud or other old game show (but with a twist: he can hear out, but we can't hear in). Hook him up to a blood pressure monitor clearly visible to the audience and below a sign reading, "In Case of Emergency, Break Glass."

Put Taylor in front of the booth, wearing a t-shirt saying, "Beyoncé Who?" on the back (facing Kanye). Have Taylor perform a dramatic reading of increasingly vicious blog comments about Kanye following last year's VMA incident.

See Kanye's BP rise when he hears the venom directed at him and reacts!
Watch him become increasingly animated when he realizes we can't hear him!

When he breaks the glass, go to commercial.

(Trust me, it'd be more entertaining than anything Chelsea Handler will do.)

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 20, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Taylor could interrupt Kanye, maybe she could talk about his mother to make him cry in front of the audience, lol. Anything they do is going to be for the people and it is all going to be just an act, but still, Kanye do have to be humilliated.

Posted by: neftaliw | August 20, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Have Taylor come out with a plate of fish sticks, feed them to Kanye, and then have a duet of "I'm a gay fish." (If you don't watch South Park, this probably sailed right past you.)

Posted by: sportsfan8 | August 20, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

The only reason Kanye was as outspoken as he was is because it was Taylor Swift he took the microphone from. Let him try that with a full grown man that wont put up with his crap and I bet he gets knocked on his ass.

I mean really what grown man picks on a 17 yr old, besides pediphiles I mean. What a punk.

Posted by: steel92 | August 21, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

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