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The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Are Handed Out

As you should be well aware by now, MTV hosted it’s annual Video Music Awards celebration last night at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA and by pretty much all accounts, the show wasn’t the best one ever. Because there was no host, the entire show felt messy and disjointed. Some of the performances were stellar (Adele and Beyoncé, I’m lookin’ at you), others were less than stellar (take your pick of the rest) and the show overall just didn’t mesh for me. I was happy for some of the award winners (Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj, lookin’ at you) and very disappointed and offended by others (in particular I’m referring to the blatant and unabashed homophobe that I cannot bring myself to even mention by name who won Best New Artist), which left me with an overall feeling of …. malaise over the whole thing. Click below to see some of the photos from last night’s fete and try to focus on the positives with me, ok? More »

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Watch: Justin Bieber Ambushes Selena Gomez With A Kiss At The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

One of the cuter moments of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards last night was when pre-show co-host Selena Gomez interviewed her pop star boyfriend Justin Bieber on the red carpet before the show. Let’s forget for a second that Justin looked like … well … a lesbian … and focus on the cute interplay between the little lovebirds. Selena tried to keep her interview professional and, for the most part, Justin obliged … but he couldn’t resist ambushing his girl with a big smooch on camera at the end of their chat. Check out the video below. More »

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Britney Spears Wins The ‘Best Pop Video’ & ‘Video Vanguard’ Awards At The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Last night, MTV paid “tribute” to our dear Britney Spears at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards by presenting her with the coveted Video Vanguard Award, which honors artists for outstanding lifetime video music achievement. When it was announced that Britney would be receiving the Video Vanguard Award this year, there was much discussion about how MTV would pay tribute to her contributions to pop music, pop culture and MTV in general. The tribute she actually received was partly cute, VERY SHORT and mostly overshadowed by others. I must confess … I was extremely disappointed and very letdown by the “tribute” that Britney got last night … but, in the end, am generally happy that she was honored at all with the Video Vanguard Award. Click below to read some of the deets and watch video from last night’s tribute to Britney Spears. More »

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Watch: MTV Debuts The First Full Video Clip From ‘The Hunger Games’

Last week leading up to last night’s 2011 MTV Video Music Awards the network teased us with two quick glimpses (HERE and HERE) from the first full length clip from the much-anticipated film adaptaion of The Hunger Games. Last night, MTV aired the clip in full during the VMAs … clocking in at 30+ seconds! In case you missed seeing it last night or just want another look, check out the first footage from The Hunger Games below. More »

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Beyoncé Announces Her Pregnancy At The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Beyoncé took to the red carpet of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night and needed to get a little something off her chest … and she did so by showing off her burgeoning baby bump. That’s right, Bey announced to the world that she and hubby Jay-Z are pregnant with their first child! And, as if that wasn’t enough, Beyoncé decided to take things one step further by putting on a pretty spectacular performance with baby bump on board! Click below to see one of the first photos of Beyoncé showing off her baby bump and watch video of her stellar live performance of Love on Top at the MTV VMAs just hours ago. More »

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Maroon 5′s Adam Levine Says ‘F*ck You’ To The MTV VMAs

Last night, one day before the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards airs live on MTV tonight, Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine took to his official Twitter profile to publicly denounce the VMAs. In an effort to release some “angsty teenager … raw honesty”, Levine blasted MTV for not genuinely caring about music telling the VMAs that they can “fuck” off. This rant seems a bit odd considering that Maroon 5 won an MTV Video Music Award back in 2004, a fact that MTV cheekily reminded Levine of in response to his Twitter rant yesterday. More »

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MIGHTY deadMAU5

After much recuperating yesterday afternoon/evening, I finally managed to rally enough to get out of the house last night. I met up with Emma and Josh and Emma’s mom and her boyfriend for a late dinner at Upper West in Santa Monica, CA to help Josh celebrate the end of a very successful play run. Josh’s play Blood Wedding ends this weekend and, by all accounts, he has been hailed as THE star of the show … so we were happy to toast to his success last night. After dinner, at around midnight, I made my way to the Hollywood Palladium to see superstar DJ Deadmau5 live in concert. I have to say, I went to the show without any expectations and ended up leaving completely WOWed! It was a great show, no question. Click below to see some photos and video from last night’s performance. More »

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David Beckham Plays Photographer To His Surfer Sons In Malibu, CA

This weekend gave us Southern Californians another idyllically beautiful day to enjoy … and that meant yet another opportunity for David Beckham and his young sons — Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David — to soak up the sun and catch some waves at their favorite beach in Malibu, CA. As some of you may be well aware, Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end and very soon, the Beckham boys will have to say goodbye to the beach and hello to the school classroom. But, before the Beckhams have to bid farewell to the beach for the Summer, daddy Becks decided to play photographer in order to snap some fun photos of the boys as they played in surf. More »

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