Video Music Awards

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Best Moments From the VMAs

Kendrick Lamar the big winner on emotional night

(Newser) - Kendrick Lamar was the king of Sunday's 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments, and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift music video. Lamar's "Humble" won video of the year, best hip-hop video, direction, cinematography, art direction, and... More »

Miley Cyrus: 'I'm Pansexual'

Also, her 2013 VMAs performance 'wasn't shocking at all'

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus has a coming out of sorts in her new Elle UK cover interview: "I'm very open about it—I'm pansexual. But I'm not in a relationship. I'm 22, I'm going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone... More »

Miley's Homeless VMAs Date Is Wanted by Cops

Apparently he violated probation in Oregon, then skipped town

(Newser) - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he broke into the apartment of a... More »

VMAs' Top Moments: Miley's Homeless Man, Beyonce, More

Blue Ivy Carter wins hearts at MTV awards show

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus is once again making headlines after the MTV Video Music Awards , but this time the focus is rather different. The singer won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," and she used the opportunity to draw attention to the plight of homeless people, USA Today reports.... More »

In 'Anaconda' Rehearsal, Minaj Dancer Bitten by ... Snake

It has been an eventful run-up to the VMAs

(Newser) - By the time the MTV Video Music Awards roll around tonight, there may not be many people left willing to attend: In the wake of Suge Knight's shooting overnight at a pre-VMAs party comes the news that during a rehearsal Friday for Nicki Minaj hit "Anaconda," a... More »

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's VMA Party

Rap impresario reportedly walks out of club, underwent surgery

(Newser) - Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party early today hosted by Chris Brown, reports TMZ . The rap impresario reportedly walked out of the West Hollywood club on his own—reportedly bearing gunshots to the stomach, arm, and elsewhere—and was rushed to the... More »

Miley Follows VMAs With Butt Photos

So that happened. Plus, reactions to Cyrus' raunchy performance

(Newser) - Even after her VMAs twerkfestapalooza , Miley Cyrus apparently does not think the world has seen quite enough of her rear end. Cyrus followed up Sunday's raunchy show with similarly raunchy pictures of her behind, posted on Twitter last night and this morning. In related news, Billy Ray Cyrus (whose... More »

7 VMA Moments Everyone Is Talking About

Miley Cyrus twerks, *NSYNC reunites, and more from the Video Music Awards

(Newser) - Pole dance? That's so 2009 . Miley Cyrus outdid herself at the MTV Video Music Awards last night with a twerking performance that left the audience feeling violated, Australia's News Network reports. Cyrus started out wearing practically nothing, then managed to find a way to strip down even further... More »

Oh Yes: *NSYNC Is Back

Twitter goes predictably insane

(Newser) - The Internet is abuzz with the most exciting news since New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys went on tour together: *NSYNC is back ... reportedly. According to the New York Post 's sources, the boy band will reunite Sunday night at the VMAs. MTV has already announced... More »

In Chris Brown-Drake Feud, Score One for Brown

And he gets a kiss from Rihanna, too, at VMAs

(Newser) - Chris Brown won Best Male Video over rival Drake at last night's MTV Video Music Awards , but no bottles or punches were thrown afterward. The two hip-hop stars, who used to be friends, turned enemies after Rihanna dated them both . Their entourages were recently involved in a bar brawl... More »

At VMAs, Gaga Had a Penis

A prosthetic one, at least

(Newser) - You already knew Lady Gaga’s dedication to her drag performance at the VMAs was so intense that she didn’t drop character, even backstage . But apparently it was even more intense than we all presumed: so much so that she wore a prosthetic penis, which Us cutely refers to... More »

Gaga Does Entire VMAs in Drag

But not everyone loves 'Jo Calderone'

(Newser) - Clearly, Beyonce’s little announcement stole the show last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. But coming in as a close second was Lady Gaga, who spent the entire evening in character as her male alter ego, “Jo Calderone.” The drag performance “got off to a... More »

Maroon 5 Singer to VMAs: F-You

Adam Levine thinks MTV has abandoned its original mission

(Newser) - Apparently Adam Levine never got the memo about how if you don't have anything nice to say about MTV having forsaken its original intent, at least don't tweet it for all the world to see: "(T)he VMA's. one day a year when MTV pretends to still... More »

Kanye Calls Taylor to Apologize

Rapper reaches out after Swift's appearance on The View

(Newser) - Kanye West called Taylor Swift today to personally apologize for rushing the stage during her VMA acceptance speech, Entertainment Weekly reports. “Kanye did call me,” right after her appearance on The View, Swift told ABC News. “He was very sincere in his apology, and I accepted that... More »

Kanye's Tantrum Smells Staged

VMA debacle with Taylor Swift 'merely a way to distract' from MTV's lacking lineup

(Newser) - Kanye West’s outburst at last night’s Video Music Awards allowed MTV “to sneak up behind the rest of the cable lineup and command the television-watching nation’s attention"—a definite coup when you consider it was competing with the US Open, football, and the True Blood ... More »

Jackson Tributes Steal Video Awards

If it weren't for a certain rapper, Michael would have stolen the show

(Newser) - With the exception of Kanye West's inebriated attack on Taylor Swift, last night’s MTV Video Music Awards were all about Michael Jackson, with longtime friend Madonna and sister Janet delivering moving tributes, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Material Girl introduced the tribute, while Janet performed her half of... More »

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Top VMA Noms

Britney secures her comeback with seven nods

(Newser) - Beyoncé and Lady Gaga lead the pack with nine MTV Video Music Award nominations each, People reports. E! adds another notable: Britney Spears, with seven. The awards are set for Sept. 13. Elsewhere:
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Britney Sweeps 3 VMA Awards

But delivers uninspiring 'performance'

(Newser) - Comeback kid Britney Spears swept three MTV Video Music Awards last night—but delivered an uninspired performance, reports ABC News. Fans had hoped Spears' appearance would redeem her image after the star's last addled MTV performance. But Britney delivered a meek Valley Girl skit with Superbad star Jonah Hill, lamely... More »

Britney Not Planning Encore for MTV Awards Show

"Gimme More" singer will instead focus on next album

(Newser) - Britney Spears won’t be doing it again, after all. The singer, whose erratic performance at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards had her critics buzzing, won’t be staging a comeback for this year’s ceremony. Instead, Spears, a nominee for video of the year, will focus on... More »

Get Britney a Sequined Glove

Spectacular falls of pop's king and princess eerily similar

(Newser) - Britney Spears' meteoric rise, suspect marriages, bad parenting, outrageous public behavior, not to mention her spectacular VMA flub—it's better than watching a train wreck, but we've seen this implosion before. The LA Times studies the pop princess' antics and finds an eerie resemblance to the fall of the King... More »

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