Last night was kind of stressful. Between Fashion’s Night Out, the DNC Obama speech and the MTV Video Music Awards there were not enough hours in the night to get it all done. So much TV to watch! So much shopping to do! Bad timing aside, the VMAs did deliver their usual round of well choreographed dance/lip syncing performances (um, I never thought I’d actually like a Taylor Swift song) and host/audience hijinks (Kevin Hart, such a tiny weirdo!). That said, what we really care about is the fashions. And there were so many! Let’s see what the stars wore, shall we?
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 »
Tonight, the boy band One Direction will take the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards for a much-hyped performance. This fact is making me feel very old, because all the young people on the internet are freaking out about it and I’m like, “Wait, what is a One Direction?” This stands in stark contrast to my lifestyle in the ’90s, when my love for boy bands–namely the Backstreet Boys–was so intense I spent all my time talking about them, listening to them, watching their music videos, going to their concerts, writing them semi-desperate letters, making artful collages of their headshots, buying behind-the-scenes DVDs, and planning my inevitable BSB wedding. Yep, I knew–and still know–pretty much everything there is to know about the Backstreet Boys, but I know pretty much nothing about One Direction. Here are nine specific discrepancies that my 14-year-old self would be ashamed of… Keep reading »
Nevermind that I’ve never heard any of the songs in this clip because I’m approximately 100 years old, all you need to know is the Snuggie Kid is back, and he is better than ever. The be-Snuggied preteen — who stole our hearts with his pitch perfect rendition of Beyonce’s “Countdown” video — returns to offer his stellar dance moves for the VMA’s “Best Choreography In A Video” award. Is that a thing? Cool, dude. [YouTube]
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.
After the jump, the moments from the show that got us cheering and jeering. Keep reading »
“I feel like when Taylor was getting all those magazine covers, she was all good then. I feel completely empathetic and sympathize with that moment of her feeling bad, that spawned her to have one million magazine covers and be the most popular artist in the world, but in that moment of her feeling bad, I do feel bad about being the cause of that.”
—Most modest man in the world Kanye West talking (yet again) about how he pretty much made Taylor Swift’s career by interrupting her at the 2009 VMAs. I’m sure that “thank you” from Taylor will come any day now, Kanye. [Dlisted] Keep reading »