Following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears & Beyoncé
MTV will air their annual Video Music Awards LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday August 30 and, as we learned last month, Miley Cyrus will be hosting this year’s affair. Today we learn that rapper Kanye West has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award which celebrates excellence in music, art, fashion and culture. Previous Video Vanguard winners include Michael Jackson (for which the award was renamed after his death), Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and last year’s recipient Beyoncé … so Kanye is now in very good company. MTV has produced a promo video announcing Kanye‘s Video Vanguard award, which you can watch in full below along with more information about the MTV VMAs in a newly issued press release. More »
Behold, your Candie's Choice Style Icon
Our dear Britney Spears graced the 2015 Teen Choice Awards last night to collect an award for being a Style Icon and, in the process, she managed to shut the whole production down and leave every other person in attendance in her wake as she slayed the whole entire planet with her hawt fabulousness. Britney has been killing the game lately in Las Vegas after her nice, long summer break away from the show and she clearly is back and better than ever. As you may recall, we learned last month that Britney has taken up yoga and has found the spiritualness of the practice … and it appears that it has had a hugely positive impact on her life. Yoganey is here to save our souls, BLESS HER! Click through the gallery presented here to see but a sample of the gloriousness that Britney brought to the TCAs (she also brought her sons Sean Preston & Jayden James, her brother Bryan Spears and his daughter Lexi to the event). This is the Britney we know and love. ENJOY!!! Click below to watch video of Britney accepting her Candie’s Choice Style Icon Award and see her flawless perfection in motion and try not to weep from ecstatic glee. More »
"You're So Beautiful..."
You know, it’s like I really want to be one of the cool kids who doesn’t watch Empire and isn’t foaming at the mouth thinking about Season Two, but I am just not that cool. My body is ready for Empire and you can’t stop me from singing “You’re So Beautiful” to myself, my kids and the cookies I’m going to make later this afternoon. DEAL WITH IT. Jussie Smollett and Yazz the Greatest performed the hit track at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards, but IMO, it was the god Gabby Sidibe (AKA Becky) who stole the show when she popped up on stage. Peep the video for more!
Up down, up down, UP. Down.
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Program of the Year!
I can safely say that I never thought I’d see this day. So far 2015 has brought us some incredible TV moments from shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Empire and more. I suspected that Empire would be a breakout hit, but I also thought I’d get bored, and I wouldn’t make it to the end of the first season. Totally wrong. I totally made it, and I kind of loved it. But was it a better show than Mad Men? Or Transparent? Or Game of Thrones? According to the Television Critics Association, hell yes! Click inside for more!
Caitlyn wants to be your #SocialMediaQueen
Cailyn Jenner, the person who holds the record for the fastest Twitter follower count to 1 million, has been nominated for the Social Media Queen award at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards against some stiff competition (Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift). As a result, Caitlyn felt compelled to snap and share her first selfie photo on her official Twitter profile because, as she says, a person cannot be crowned social media queen without sharing a selfie. Click below to see Caitlyn Jenner‘s first selfie and see if YOU think it is a photo worthy of someone who might be named the Social Media Queen at the Teen Choice Awards this year. More »
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 »