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July 22, 2011
Perry is up for 9 VMAs Katy Perry's "Firework" had enough sparks to help her claim a leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, including video of the year. Perry — who hosted the network's Wednesday night special announcing the nominations — was also nominated for best female video for "Firework," and best pop video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.). " Adele tied Kanye West with seven nominations. The bestselling Brit will compete with Perry for top video with "Rolling in the Deep.
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April 23, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
After spending 2013 ensconced in Brooklyn, the MTV Video Music Awards return to Southern California this year, landing Aug. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood. It will mark the first awards show at the arena since it reopened earlier this year after a $100-million makeover by Madison Square Garden Co. "Every year we ask the question, 'How do we do it differently?'" MTV President Stephen Friedman told The Times. "We had never done it at the Forum. When we heard it was being overhauled and really elevated in terms of quality and sound and look, this year we felt like the Forum would be a perfect place to do it. " The VMA ceremony has been held in a variety of locations over the years, last year at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, and previously at Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2008 | Charlie Amter, Times Staff Writer
Who IS the biggest star at MTV's Video Music Awards? Before and after Sunday's show, it's the resurgent Hollywood night-life scene. After stops in New York, Miami and a critically maligned program last year inside the Palms casino in Las Vegas, the VMAs are back in Los Angeles for the first time since 1998, and some nightclubs are poised to capitalize. MTV Networks has effectively dropped a second mini-Grammy weekend in the middle of Hollywood, potentially filling up a number of nightclubs with star-studded parties in the same way the Grammy Awards liven up the scene downtown and beyond.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Despite fevered social media speculation to the contrary, the green velvet tuxedo that Ben Haggerty (the Macklemore half of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) recently wore to the 56th Grammy Awards did not come from a thrift shop -- it was custom-made for the musician by fashion designer Logan Neitzel. Ever since the Grammy telecast we've been on the hunt to get the details about the eye-catching threads since it was one of our favorite classy but just-different-enough looks of the whole night.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2013 | By Todd Martens
The list of unanswered questions for Sunday's MTV VMAs is growing. Will Lady Gaga's Jeff Koons' references be lost amid the nudity? How many dancers can Miley Cryus get to twerk at once? How will Kanye West attempt to offend someone?  Here's one to add to the list: Will Justin Timberlake reunite with the boy band that made him famous, 'NSync?  Reports out of New York -- namely the New York Post -- are indicating that Timberlake will indeed appear with his former bandmates.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2008 | By Denise Martin, Staff Writer
It was the comeback that turned into a train wreck. Millions of viewers tuned in to MTV's Video Music Awards last year to see Britney Spears' highly anticipated return to the stage after a period of painful turmoil and near career collapse, only to see the singer flounder during her ceremony kickoff performance. The awards show itself received similarly disparaging reviews, with critics deriding everything from its Las Vegas locale to its Web-centric aesthetic. This time around, as the network stages the 25th ceremony set to unfold Sunday at the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles, executives are hoping the show itself will be able to stage that big comeback.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Been wondering how much thought Miley Cyrus put into her VMAs performance? Ah, we didn't think so. But we do have an answer to that unasked question, courtesy of the pop star herself: Not a whole heck of a lot. Isn't that pretty cool ? Because most people had been pondering the, um, artistic inspiration behind the lascivious jam with Robin Thicke and that giant foam finger. "What's amazing is I think now, we're three days later and people are still talking about it. They're overthinking it," Cyrus said in a documentary clip provided exclusively to MTV News . "You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. "Like, I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me. " One thing she did think about, however, was leaving an impression, a la Madonna (whose 1984 smidgen of floor-humping is positively quaint )
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August 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
There was nothing off about Miley Cyrus' sexed-up performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, people - you just didn't "get it" yet. That opinion comes from Miley's manager, who "couldn't have been happier" about how things went down, he tells Us Weekly. "It could not have gone better," Larry Rudolph told the magazine . "The fans got it. The rest eventually will. " Cyrus' family and friends, including her mom, were cheering the singer on from the sidelines, he said. Justin Timberlake, a fellow former Disney child star who also performed at the VMAs on Sunday, was apparently among those who "got it," pointing out in a radio interview this week that 20-year-old Miley is young and was just letting everybody know she's growing up. Plus, he said, “It's not like she did it at the Grammys.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2009 | Todd Martens and Yvonne Villarreal
It was "The Jay Leno Show's" big prime-time debut, but Kanye West unquestionably stole some of the spotlight from the host to announce he'll be taking time off to reflect on his actions after his controversial outburst over the weekend at the MTV Video Music Awards. One day after the famously outspoken artist interrupted an acceptance speech from 19-year-old country star Taylor Swift at the award show, suggesting that her prize for best female video should have gone to Beyoncé, a contrite West appeared on Leno's new NBC show to deliver an apology.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Despite fevered social media speculation to the contrary, the green velvet tuxedo that Ben Haggerty (the Macklemore half of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) recently wore to the 56th Grammy Awards did not come from a thrift shop -- it was custom-made for the musician by fashion designer Logan Neitzel. Ever since the Grammy telecast we've been on the hunt to get the details about the eye-catching threads since it was one of our favorite classy but just-different-enough looks of the whole night.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - As the first YouTube Music Awards came to a close Sunday night, creative director Spike Jonze thanked the powers that be at the video-sharing website for "letting us make this mess. " He couldn't have chosen a more apt word. The inaugural 90-minute webcast, held in New York City and hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman and comedian Reggie Watts, was conceived as a more spontaneous answer to the Grammys or the Video Music Awards, one in keeping with the anarchic spirit of the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013 | By August Brown
Flying Lotus and Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator seem like artists who could most benefit from an alternative, online-centric music video awards show. Each indie act is known for visually striking clips and an outsider aesthetic that riffs on a universe of musical and pop cultural references. So maybe fans should take their criticism of the YouTube Music Awards seriously. Each act lambasted the new ceremony  - at which Tyler is expected to perform on Nov. 3 - as essentially an extension of the same mindless top-40 shenanigans as the VMAs (via Spin ; note, language advisory)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
LAS VEGAS -- "The Super Bowl of music. " That's how Clear Channel Communications executive Tom Poleman described the iHeartRadio Music Festival that his employer is putting on this weekend in Las Vegas. And judging by the number of A-list acts due to perform Friday and Saturday nights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he's not overstating it by much. Radio-staple hit makers such as Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Keith Urban, Drake, Tim McGraw and Maroon 5 are all slated to appear, along with a handful of British rock legends in Paul McCartney, Elton John and Queen (with lead vocals by Adam Lambert)
NEWS
September 18, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
After Tuesday's post about how dressing as Miley Cyrus this Halloween might earn you a bit of a reputation, the folks at HalloweenCostumes.com reached out to let us know they've compiled an extensive DIY tutorial on channeling the former Hannah Montana. Every last detail of how to create one of Cyrus' looks from the "We Can't Stop" video is twerked -- pardon us, worked -- out in this post by Aleksandra Sobic, so we won't bother rehashing it here beyond noting that it involves, among other things, a pair of white hot pants and a teddy bear backpack.
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Miley Cyrus debuted the music video for her latest single, “Wrecking Ball,” on Monday, earning the most-ever views on Vevo in a 24-hour period. And if that weren't enough of an ego boost for the Disney-star-turned-provocateur, new stats show that Cyrus dominated the Internet over Syria after her controversial performance at the VMAs. “Americans viewed twelve times as many pages about Miley Cyrus as they did about Syria - even though the news sources published 2.4 Syria articles for every one about Miley,” writes New York magazine's Maureen O'Connor.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Been wondering how much thought Miley Cyrus put into her VMAs performance? Ah, we didn't think so. But we do have an answer to that unasked question, courtesy of the pop star herself: Not a whole heck of a lot. Isn't that pretty cool ? Because most people had been pondering the, um, artistic inspiration behind the lascivious jam with Robin Thicke and that giant foam finger. "What's amazing is I think now, we're three days later and people are still talking about it. They're overthinking it," Cyrus said in a documentary clip provided exclusively to MTV News . "You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. "Like, I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me. " One thing she did think about, however, was leaving an impression, a la Madonna (whose 1984 smidgen of floor-humping is positively quaint )
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013 | By August Brown
Flying Lotus and Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator seem like artists who could most benefit from an alternative, online-centric music video awards show. Each indie act is known for visually striking clips and an outsider aesthetic that riffs on a universe of musical and pop cultural references. So maybe fans should take their criticism of the YouTube Music Awards seriously. Each act lambasted the new ceremony  - at which Tyler is expected to perform on Nov. 3 - as essentially an extension of the same mindless top-40 shenanigans as the VMAs (via Spin ; note, language advisory)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
OK, we can admit it, we've picked up a strange obsession with the whirlwind romance of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Maybe it's the matching outfits, the songs, the constant paparazzi shots of their jetsetting, or maybe it's just the anticipation of an over-the-top wedding (televised in a two-part series on E!, of course), divorce and resulting breakup album full of epic beats and pining lyrics courtesy of Ye -- too soon? The cute pair got even cuter -- and matchy-matchy, of course -- in a promo for the upcoming Video Music Awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Katie Couric is newly engaged to John Molner, her banker boyfriend of nearly two years. Molner, 50, proposed to Couric, 56, at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y., according to People magazine, which said he popped for a "spectacular" diamond ring. "Yes it's true!," the journalist-turned-talk show host tweeted early Tuesday. "So touched by all the kind Tweets & warm wishes-thank you! A great end to the summer & looking fwd to seeing you all Monday!!" (That's the day Couric's show "Katie" starts its second season.)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
There was nothing off about Miley Cyrus' sexed-up performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, people - you just didn't "get it" yet. That opinion comes from Miley's manager, who "couldn't have been happier" about how things went down, he tells Us Weekly. "It could not have gone better," Larry Rudolph told the magazine . "The fans got it. The rest eventually will. " Cyrus' family and friends, including her mom, were cheering the singer on from the sidelines, he said. Justin Timberlake, a fellow former Disney child star who also performed at the VMAs on Sunday, was apparently among those who "got it," pointing out in a radio interview this week that 20-year-old Miley is young and was just letting everybody know she's growing up. Plus, he said, “It's not like she did it at the Grammys.
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