Another year, another MTV Video Music Awards show. Oh, the irony. When was, after all, the last time you saw an actual music video played on that channel? Even MTV’s more or less dropped the ruse, no longer referring to themselves as “Music Television.” But still, the VMAs persist. And we love it!
That’s why we’ve created this helpful drinking game, to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action during tonight’s show. But please, just don’t get, you know, too wasted over Justin Bieber’s career choices.
And follow us on Twitter, too! We’ll be tweeting up a storm — you can follow Amelia (@xoamelia), Julie (@havethehabit), and The Frisky (@TheFrisky) for all your VMA needs!
The MTV Video Music Awards are on Sunday, and we’re watching them the best (and only) way we know how: The Frisky way.
And you’ll never guess who’s live tweeting for us during the show…
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The secret is out. by now, everybody knows Daft Punk is playing the MTV VMAs this weekend. Yay! That’s great. “Get Lucky” is one of the best songs of the summer. But let’s face it, their mysterious-dudes-in-helmets thing is getting a bit old. We all know that there are two middle aged French dudes under those motorcycle helmet visors — Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. And this is the VMAs, an event where Tim Connerford from Rage Against the Machine rushed the stage and climbed a piece of the set. Where Madonna kissed Britney. Where Busta Rhymes and Martha Stewart could fully express their love for one another.
If Daft Punk really wants to surprise us, they’ve got to step it up a notch.
Which is why we suggest they change up their helmet game, like so:
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Huuuuuuuuge news for those of us who have been halfheartedly cheering Justin Timberlake’s rise to solo stardom while secretly yearning for JC Chasez’s parachute pants, Chris Kirkpatrick’s dreadlocks, Lance Bass’s frosted tips, and Joey Fatone’s glorious goatee: the band is getting back together. Yes, really! According to very credible sounding rumors, *NSYNC will be reuniting for a performance at this Sunday’s VMAs. [I just had to look up how to correctly spell/capitalize *NSYNC, FYI. -- Amelia] Between this and BSB’s awesome new album, my 90s fangirl heart is exploding. Will they wear matching overalls? Will Justin bust out his ramen hair for old time’s sake? What do you guys think they will sing? I’m hoping for something classic and upbeat like “Bye Bye Bye” (complete with marionette strings, please!) followed by a tearjerker ballad like “God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You.” I’m already crying. Cannot. Wait. [New York Post]
Well that happened. After Rihanna won the Video of the Year Award for “We Found Love” — a song arguably about the tumultuous relationship she had with ex Chris Brown – she stopped to hug and kiss that very ex on her way back to her seat. Frankly, I’m just relieved they didn’t perform together so I can’t get too worked up about this other than to say I still hate him even if she doesn’t. Video after the jump! Keep reading »
Ah, the MTV Video Music Awards — the one day a year when you might actually see some videos on ye olde MTV. It happens to be one of our favorite awards shows, because you never know what might happen — or what certifiably insane thing someone might wear.
After the jump, we’ve got some of the very worst sartorial choices from VMAs years past. What’s your best of the worst?
Did you take a close look at Lady Gaga‘s groin area at the VMAs, when she appeared all night as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone? According to Us Weekly, if you had, you might have noticed a little somethin’ somethin’ down there. (And no, this isn’t a rehash of the rumor from 2009 that Gaga is a hermaphrodite.) According to the mag, Lady Gaga put on fake sideburns and fake stubble to make herself look more convincing, and also sported a prosthetic penis to help her get into character. While I still think her appearance totally bombed, this makes me slightly more interested.
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Last night, as the East Coast was coming out of our hurricane cocoons, the music-eratti descended on Los Angeles for the 26th annual MTV Video Music Awards. Now, this awards show is always confusing, mainly because MTV hardly plays music videos anymore, so it seems strange to have an awards show for them. But it’s always a night for over-the-top performances, and where stars can wear their most insane ensembles, no questions asked.
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The MTV Video Music Awards are kind of hilarious, considering the complete lack of videos played on MTV these days. But at least we can count on one thing from them: insane fashion. Everyone has carte blanche to come dressed up as a pile of trash, or a geisha robot or whatever–and this year, that’s exactly what happened. After the jump, check out how Beyonce, Katy Perry and all the rest fared.
Announcing you’re pregnant on the cover of People
? That’s for amateurs. If you’re Beyonce, you tell the world your womb is implanted with Jay-Z’s seed by unbuttoning your sequined jacket after performing “Love on Top,” at the MTV VMAs, rubbing your belly, and dramatically telling the crowd, “I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me.” Just a little while before, Beyonce walked the red carpet in a voluminous caftan and reportedly told a reporter that she was expecting. Her rep confirmed the news, while husband Jay-Z looked positively gleeful as he cheered on her performance. I love these two and am psyched they’re makin’ babies together. Mazel tov! [Huffington Post
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