One Direction were definitely the big winners at this year’s MTV VMAs with regards to snagging the most awards. The British boy band walked away with moon statues for best pop video, best new artist, and most-shareworthy video for “What Makes You Beautiful,” beating out acts like The Wanted, Justin Bieber and Rihanna. The Bajan beauty shouldn’t be too upset, she scored the big award of the night, Best Music Video of the Year.
As with most of these things, it’s all about what people wore on the red carpet. Since it’s a music-related affair, there tend to be more fashion risks than your typical awards show. I’ve gone through all the arrivals and picked my Top 5 picks for best and worst dressed at the 2012 MTV VMAs. But before we do, can we discuss P!nk’s doppelganger?
Who knew the 32-year-old singer had a younger sister? With her new chopped blond hairdo, Miley Cyrus definitely exhibited some serious Single White Female behavior last night, channeling the “So What” singer. It’s like they went to the same salon before the event. P!nk wore a full length Stella McCartney dress, while Miley chose an Emilio Pucci sheer cutout gown. Both ladies looked great, but who did P!nk better? Cast your vote below.
I have preface this article by saying that I was the most excited for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, better known as the VMA’s. Not only was I looking forward to the performances and the awards, but ultimately, I was looking forward to the epic Britney Spears tribute. Imagine my SHOCK when the tribute was only a 2 minute dance-a-thon with little female dancers dressed up in all of Britney’s costumes from her videos and performances. What happened to the original idea? UGH! I digress.
The entire show for me as a whole was a little flat. I think the one major element lacking this year was a host. MTV’s decision not to have one was complete fail. Without one, the show lacked cohesion and flow. Every presenter and and performance seemed random. However, nothing was more random than the interlude performances, courtesy of Jessie J.
My favorite performance of the evening hands down goes to Adele who showed everyone that you don’t need lights, dancers or lip syncing to have an entertaining performance. She shut the place down with her rendition of Someone Like You. Just her and a piano. Brilliant. Beyoncé also gave a stellar performance although I’m 100% positive she was lip syncing.
What was great about her performance was the the finale piece where she dropped her mic, unbuttoned her vest and revealed to the world that her and Jay-Z were pregnant. YES! So exciting. And, I cannot complete my quick little recap without giving kudos to Lady Gaga who stayed in character as her alter ego Jo Calderone all night long. Amazing. Alright, check out the complete list of winners below.
This Sunday, I’m going to be glued to my TV for a few reasons. The first is Big Brother, the second is a one-hour episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, a big guilty pleasure of mine. But ultimately, I will be giving high priority to the MTV Video Music Awards also known as the VMA’s.
I am so stoked about this year’s show for a few reasons. One obviously being the HUGE Britney tribute but another being the fact that this year’s show is going completely host-less, a first for the awards show. But, what everyone is wondering this year is who will win Video of the Year, the ultimate MTV moon man title.
This year’s nominees vary in genres and styles and there is a definite missing icon in the list… Lady Gaga. With all of her epic music videos, you’re telling me that not one made the video of the year list? Shocked! In any case, the remaining candidates are Adele, The Beastie Boys, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and someone I have never heard of named Tyler, The Creator. However, he must be good because his video that’s up for the win has over 18 million views on YouTube. Watch all of the nominees’ videos below and vote for who you think should win this year’s honor.
The 2010 MTV Music Video Awards are officially in the history books. What will the footnote be for this year’s telecast… zzzzzzzzz snoozefest. . Seriously, I found myself fast-forwarding through a lot of it this year. Perhaps because, there wasn’t that one big water cooler moment, everyone would be talking about the next day, or maybe because host Chelsea Handler failed to make me laugh or was it the lackluster performances. Whatever it was, it just didn’t live up to the hype. Maybe I’m being a little harsh due to the fact I high expectations for the show. Regardless of the negative nelly overall opinion, there were a few memorable moments worth mentioning. As a side note, can you spot SYTYCD alums Mark Kanemura and Neil Haskell in the picture above?
With the MTV Video Music Awards coming up next Sunday, you can’t help but flashback to Kanye overshadowing Taylor Swift’s big win with his rude interruption during her acceptance, on how she didn’t deserve it. Yeah, it’s still as shocking now as it was then.
Now, as a year has gone by, and as we are just a week before the show, Kanye opens up even more about how he feels about his actions last year:
With new found humility … who am I to run on stage? I would never ever again in a million years do that. Sorry to let you down.
It is distasteful to cut people off as a general rule. What’s the point of dressing tastefully if I’m going to act the complete opposite?
Yes I was that guy. A 32 year old child.
This is sooooooo fantastic! Last night, Chelsea Handler announced on her show that she would be hosting the 27th Annual VMAs this year, on September 12th at the Nokia Theater in LA. Handler is the first woman since 1994 to take on this role! Roseanne Barr was the last woman to do the job. The last two years were hosted by Russell Brand (who was not my favorite), and before that, it was Jimmy Fallon and of course Chris Rock. Why did they choose her? She explained:
“This has been a huge year for hip-hop and rap, and it is well-known that I have the closest ties with these communities — musically and sexually,” and added “I am to rap and hippity-hop, what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex.”
She told the NY Times:
“If there’s one awards show that I should be hosting, it’s probably this one. My personality probably wouldn’t jell with the Emmys or the Golden Globes.”
Chelsea Handler is currently dating one of Donovan‘s Man Crushes, Dave Salmoni – a hot zoologist. Rowr! If for some reason you aren’t familiar with Chelsea Handler, you’re in for a surprise and you should absolutely watch the videos to follow.
The nominations for this year’s MTV Video Awards are out, and it’s all about the Gaga. The Fame Monster leads all nominees with a record 13 nominations, the most ever by a single artist in one year. On top of that, Lady Gaga is also the first female artist nominated for two different videos for the prestigious “Video of the Year”. Here’s what the Bad Romance singer had to say about her accolades:
“I’m so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history. Ironically, I’m even more proud it’s an unlucky number; 13,” said Lady Gaga. “A long time ago the world told me and my little monsters we would never be heard, together we changed the rules. God put me on Earth for 3 reasons: To make loud music, gay videos, and cause a damn raucous. Thank You MTV!”
Coming in with the second most nominations is Eminem, while rapper B.o.B. scores five and newcomer Ke$ha Tik Toks with three nods. Also scoring first time nominations are: Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence + The Machine and Mumford and Sons.
The “2010 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.) I wonder if anything well top the Kanye West/Taylor Swift debacle from last year. From a publishing editorial point of view, I DEARLY HOPE SO. MTV will announce additional performers, presenters and host on a later date.
SHOULD WIN: Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé, “Telephone”
WILL WIN: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”
Beyonce & Lady Gaga in one video. How can they not win? Thank God they worked out the kinks of working together in that less-than-stellar Videophone. I fear Gaga and B will cannibalize each other, therefore giving Jiggaman and Keys the win. Also, MTV won’t pass up on the chance to get those two on stage.
It’s Official! Live Nation has announced that the tour has been CANCELED, but no official reason has been given as of yet. Refunds will be given at the point of purchase and online & phone purchases will automatically be refunded. Hmm, why do people think it was canceled?
Tommy had wrote about speculation that Gaga was thinking of pulling out of the tour because of all the baggage that Kanye is bringing, probably because of that horrible MTV stunt he pulled. There’s a price to pay for being a douche. Too bad Gaga is inadvertently affected by Kanye
Donovan wrote about that incident…