London, Aug 12 : Despite being a babe magnet, English comedian Russell Brand failed to make an impression on pop princess Britney Spears.
Brand was trying to woo Spears with his charm during the take of a clip for the MTV Video Music Awards, but to no avail as the singer seemed to be immune to him.
The TV and radio presenter was quite taken by Spears, as they filmed the five-minute interview to promote next month's star-studded bash, and abashedly flirted with her on and off camera.
"Russell is being his usual cocky self in the video, playing the sexuality card with Britney," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
"He is flirting with her and tells her he can feel a powerful sexual tension between them.
"But Britney has the measure of him, saying she doesn't feel any tension - before referring to him as Russell Brown. She really puts him in his place.
"She looks back to her best in the video and seems to have put all her troubles behind her," the source added.
The Toxic singer is trying to put the past behind her and make a full-scale comeback, and this video is another huge leap towards it.
She also has nine new songs completed for an album, which is pencilled in for release early next year, but doing the clip shows she has a sense of humour about her blunder last year.