Featuring host Miley Cyrus
Last week we learned that pop star Miley Cyrus has been tapped to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards which will air live on MTV on August 30. Today we get to check out the first promo video released for the VMAs which features Miley in her role as host and as you can see below, it’s pretty much what we expect to see from Miley and MTV. It looks like Miley is going for “ratchet chic” in this first promo video, which made its debut on her official Instagram profile. The promo features plenty of attitude, middle fingers and, of course, Miley‘s tongue. Have a look below at what we can expect with Miley Cyrus as host of the 2015 MTV VMAs. More »
"It's unlike you to pit women against each other"
Sigh. As you may know, MTV revealed yesterday the nominees for their annual Video Music Awards, which will be handed out live on MTV on August 30. Not long after the noms were announced, Nicki Minaj took to her official Twitter profile to voice her disdain for her lack of VMAs nominations. Altho Nicki snagged 3 VMAs nominations (including 2 for her Anaconda music video), she lamented publicly the fact that she didn’t receive more nominations and, in the process, blamed her lack of nominations on the fact that she is not “a different ‘kind’ of artist” … which many took as a reference to the fact that she is Black, not Caucasian. In another tweet, Nicki made reference to the fact that another music video, which “celebrates women with very slim bodies”, nabbed more nominations which obviously upset her. I, personally, felt that she was referring to Taylor Swift but Nicki never once calls her out by name and, honestly, could’ve been referring to any other female artist that wasn’t her (like, for example, Beyoncé‘s 7/11 music video which is a video that “celebrates women with very slim bodies”). Taylor, too, felt that Nicki was talking about her and she retorted with a tweet of her own that accused Nicki of “pitting women against each other” … and the mess just took off from there. And thus, the great Twitter Beef between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift was born. Click below to read the tweets, see where things stand between the two singers and see how much fun Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran had with Taylor and Nicki‘s Twitter feud. More »
Way back in 1996, MTV got Estelle Getty, Betty White and Rue McClanahan to participate in a parody of Clueless for the MTV Movie Awards. All these years later, that parody video has come to light to find new life online. I have a vague recollection of watching this parody take place when it originally aired live back in the mid-’90s but I surely had forgotten all about it until PINTB reader Adrienne reminded me that it existed. As you can see in the low quality video embed above, the Golden Girls recreated key moments of the movie quite well … and very hilariously. I mean, how funny is Estelle Getty talking about how she needs to get laid? Clueless may have just turned 20 years old but it remains the gift that keeps on giving. Please enjoy.
They wouldn't let her perform so ...
Back in 2013, Miley Cyrus caused a bit of a pop culture ruckus with her racy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards with Robin Thicke. This year, she will be hosting the entire VMAs show. Miley confirmed the news that she has been tapped to host the VMAs this year with a photo she posted on on her official Twitter profile making the announcement. “MTV won’t let me perform” she joked before adding “So I’m hosting this year’s VMAs“. Click below to see Miley‘s Twitter announcement about her hosting the VMAs this year and save the date, MTV will air the 2015 installment of the Video Music Awards on August 30. More »
"I have no issue with Caitlyn Jenner or transgender people, but..."
Ever since I started writing for PITNB I’ve been obsessed with British fashion critic Catherine Kallon, founder and editor of the hugely successful Red Carpet Fashion Awards blog. She has an incredible eye, impeccable taste and anytime I want to know how the fashion world is responding to a look, I go see what she says first. I just happened to be perusing her site, as I often do on a Sunday, when I saw that Caitlyn Jenner had made the Best Dressed of the Week ballot, and was in the lead. From there I found the original post on Jenner‘s Atelier Versace dress and, well, it was interesting. Click inside for more.
Earlier today we saw video of Caitlyn Jenner‘s inspirational and moving acceptance speech the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards last night but did you know that our dear Britney Spears was in attendance at the awards show as well? She presented the Best Female Athlete award with footballer JJ Watt to SPOILER ALERT Ronda Rousey … and just in case you missed it, you can watch video of the whole thing above. The Baby One More Time-inspired bit that Britney and JJ did was meant to be cute and I guess it was … kinda. Britney looked awkward (but fabulous) and JJ looked meaty and, um, I guess that’s about it. Check out the video above and then click below to see a cute photo that Britney snapped with JJ backstage at the ESPYs last night. More »
"This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine."
Early last month, we first learned that Caitlyn Jenner was named the honoree for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards. Last night, Caitlyn stepped onto the stage and in front of the world’s cameras to formally accept this award with a powerful speech that acted as Jenner‘s first public statement since she made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine on June 1. In addition to thanking the ESPY Awards for this honor, Caitlyn used her 10+ minute speech to discuss trans issues and share with the world her intent moving forward “to tell my story the right way, for me; to keep learning; to do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed, how trans people are treated; and then more broadly, to promote a very simple idea — accepting people for who they are.” Click the embed above to watch video of Caitlyn Jenner‘s speech and/or click below for more insight/details about her appearance at the ESPYs last night. More »
“It’s been a very long journey to this moment"
Last week we learned that pop icon Janet Jackson would be honored with a performance tribute and a special award during The BET Awards show that aired live on BET last night. Today we get to see video of the fun tribute performance that featured Tinashe, Jason Derulo and Ciara dancing up a storm to Janet‘s hit career-spanning songs Pleasure Principle, All For You, If and Rhythm Nation. Janet then made an appearance on stage to accept the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award … her first public on stage appearance at an awards show in years. The tribute was great, Janet looked amazing and with the forthcoming release of her new album & launch of her Unbreakable World Tour, we are now one step closer to her full-fledged return to the music scene. Click below to see Janet‘s return to The BET Awards last night. More »
The inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual Award
Now that Janet Jackson is back among us with her new single No Sleeep (and with a new album due out this fall and a new world tour to follow), it looks like she is ready to get back on the music scene in a big way. Janet will be honored this Sunday night at the 15th annual BET Awards with a very special award. Janet has been announced as the first recipient of the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award and, as such, should be in attendance at the BET Awards to collect her trophy. Might she perform as well? We’ll have to wait and see. Click below to read the press release announcement about Janet‘s award and make your plans NOW to watch the BET Awards this weekend. More »