MTV Video Music Awards

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4 Things to Know From the VMAs

It was another epic night for Beyonce

(Newser) - Even in a career as glittering as Beyonce's, Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards will count as a massive highlight. She utterly dominated the night, winning eight awards, including Best Video for "Formation," and left the crowd in awe with what the AP calls an "epic... More »

Kanye Is Running for President

The 2020 race could get crazy

(Newser) - Did the 2020 race for the White House just get its first candidate? If you take Kanye West at his word, then yes. Here are the highlights from his 10-minute acceptance speech after nabbing the Video Vanguard Award at last night's VMAs , per Rolling Stone :
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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 Cut From Vogue Cover Over VMAs: Report

Apparently Anna Wintour is not a fan of twerking

(Newser) - Cut from the cover? Seems Miley Cyrus twerking at MTV’s Video Music Awards may have cost her the cover of Vogue. Newsy reports: 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 »

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before... More »

Pussy Riot Burns Putin Photo in Video for MTV

Video thanks Madonna, Green Day, and other supporters

(Newser) - Pussy Riot has released a punchy new video in which three members, dressed in the band's trademark colorful masks, repel down a massive wall adorned with a Pussy Riot banner and then set fire to a portrait of Vladimir Putin. Hanging alongside Putin's image is one of Belarussian... 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 »

Justin Bieber in Car Accident

Biebs, assistant emerge without a scratch

(Newser) - Relax, girls. Not a hair on Justin Bieber's head is out of place, even though a Honda Civic collided with the black Ferrari he was driving in Los Angeles yesterday. Neither driver was injured and Bieb's assistant, who was a passenger in his car, was similarly unharmed; no... 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 »

Women Dominate the MTV VMAs

The ladies pull in 12 of 15 awards yesterday, led by Adele with 4

(Newser) - Katy Perry won the top prize at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, in an event that was dominated by women. Perry took home three Moonmen, including one for video of the year for "Firework," reports the Hollywood Reporter. "There's nothing like your first time,... 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 »

Adele 'Flabbergasted' by 7 VMA Nods

British songstress up for 'Video of the Year,' 'Best Pop Video,' more

(Newser) - If you're shocked Adele is up for seven MTV Video Music Awards this year, you're probably less surprised than she is. "Flabbergasted about the VMA nominations," the British singer blogged today . Her hit "Rolling In The Deep" helped her tie Kanye West with the second-most... More »

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