Video Music Awards 2008: Arrivals

Let the games begin!

Stars have begun piling into Paramount Studios in Hollywood for tonight’s 2008 Video Music Awards ceremony. Perhaps no celebrity made a more impressive splash than rapper T-Pain, who arrived at the event venue atop an elephant. (Hmm; pachyderms seem to be a running theme with this year’s VMAs.)

Also making their presence known on the red carpet: Hills babes Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad and Stephanie Pratt; Melanie Brown; Chris Brown; Rihanna; Akon; Solange Knowles; Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu; Taylor Swift; and…Cojo!

Click through the gallery on the right for the red-carpet pageantry.