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Billboard Awards' 5 Most Talked-About Looks

From a birdcage to Britney's underwear

(Newser) - It was Billboard Music Award time again on Sunday, when the music industry's most popular artists are honored—and when the world looks at their outfits and says either "Wow!" or "Huh?" Five of the most talked-about getups:
  1. Z LaLa. This electro-pop artist is probably better
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Kanye Apologizes for 'Over-Censored' Act at Billboard Awards

West says TV viewers didn't get good experience

(Newser) - Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance at the Billboard Music Awards . The rapper released a statement yesterday saying he was "grossly over-censored," adding that some of his lyrics were muted for 30 seconds, which misrepresented his voice and performance. The audience at Las... More »

Swift Wins 8, Kanye Booed at Billboard Awards

She beats Garth Brooks' 19-win record

(Newser) - Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the event in Las Vegas last night. Swift—now the most decorated artist in the show's history with 20 wins, beating Garth Brooks' 19—also won... More »

Michael Jackson Hologram Wows Billboard Awards

'Creepily real' moonwalker performs new hit

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake was the big winner at last night's Billboard Music Awards but the real star was his idol: Michael Jackson. The singer was resurrected as a hologram that performed his "new" hit "Slave to the Rhythm" off his posthumous album in front of a thrilled crowd... More »

Justin Bieber Gets Booed, Pouts at Billboard Awards

Also manages to gross out Taylor Swift

(Newser) - Quite a few gossip outlets are gleefully crowing today that Justin Bieber got booed last night while accepting the Milestone Award at the Billboard Music Awards. (Though the cheers from the Beliebers in the audience seem to drown out a lot of the boos in the video, Vulture notes that... More »

Chris Brown Skewered for Lip-Syncing Awards Song

Now his lips are sealed

(Newser) - Chris Brown just got a little less popular. Singers including Pink and Joe Jonas are lambasting him for lip-syncing "Turn Up the Music," the song he performed at the Billboard Music Awards program. "One day if I lip-sync, I hope I do it as well as him,... More »

Britney Bombs at Billboard Music Awards

Lame-o lip syncing, 'arthritic' dancing by Spears

(Newser) - Britney Spears had two big appearances at last night's Billboard Music Awards—and "it wasn't good," snarks Matt Cherette for Gawker . The show opened with Rihanna performing her song "S&M" (complete with, oddly, "a bunch of random hands trying to caress" her crotch),... More »

'Wardrobe Malfunction' Case Bound for Supreme Court

Agency encouraged by Fox obscenity case

(Newser) - The FCC is continuing to push the "wardrobe malfunction" case and has turned to the Supreme Court, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The agency is attempting to have its $550,000 fine reinstated against CBS for Janet Jackson’s disrobing during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. A federal... More »

Thicke's Blue-Eyed Soul Hits Big Across Racial Divide

Hollywood-raised Canadian R&B star proud his fans are 'mostly grown black women'

(Newser) - In a society that says white men can't dance, Robin Thicke has surmounted the race barrier: His single, Lost Without U, topped Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for 11 weeks last year, outperforming songs by Beyonce, Usher, and Alicia Keys. "Eighty or 90% of my fans are... More »

Appeals Court Rejects FCC Decency Rules

Broadcasters can't be punished for airing "fleeting expletives"

(Newser) - Networks that accidentally air profanity got a major break from a US appeals court yesterday when the court  shot down an FCC regulation that punishes them for airing even "fleeting expletives." The court said some of the FCC's indecency rules were "divorced from reality" and sent them... More »

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