Sunday, October 31, 2010
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'It was amazing. I got to wear a garbage bag on national TV,' singer says.
By Kyle Anderson, with reporting by Kara Warner
Even if they didn't walk away with Moonmen, just about everybody who attended the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards exited the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles a winner. Taylor Swift started some buzz with new music, and Paramore's Hayley Williams finally got to do a live tag-team with B.o.B. Another winner in spirit? Ke$ha, whose first visit to the VMAs was a positive one.
"It was amazing. I got to wear a garbage bag on national TV," Ke$ha gushed on the red carpet at the premiere of the second season for the HBO show "Eastbound and Down." "It was fun. It was good. And I got nominated for four, and it was a dream come true just to be there."
The 23-year-old singer, who did indeed wear a dress made from garbage bags, was impressed with the level of fashion experimentation at this year's show. "It was fun. I think everybody was having fun with it," she said. However, she is not entirely sure she would be able to take the steps that Lady Gaga did with her head-turning meat-based ensemble. "I don't know if I could actually put raw meat on me," she admitted.
With the VMAs behind her, Ke$ha is working on a new album, but was mostly excited to get out and support her favorite show on television. "I don't watch TV, but this show I connect with on a really deep level," she said. "I kind of feel like I'm the female version of Danny McBride: Kind of white trash, just ready to party."
The Moonmen have all been handed out and the stars have gone home, but there's plenty of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards news, interviews, behind-the-scenes scoop, party reports and more still to come, so keep it locked on MTVNews.com.Related Photos
Singer also talks about retiring alter ego Sasha Fierce and starting a family, in You magazine.
By James Dinh
Whether it's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" or the Destiny's Child classic "Independent Women," most of Beyoncé's catalog consists of strong female-empowerment anthems. So it's no surprise that the singer considers herself to be a feminist.
"I think I am a feminist, in a way. It's not something I consciously decided I was going to be; perhaps it's because I grew up in a singing group with other women, and that was so helpful to me," she told the magazine. "It kept me out of so much trouble and out of bad relationships. My friendships with my girls are just so much a part of me that there are things I am never going to do that would upset that bond. I never want to betray that friendship, because I love being a woman and I love being a friend to other women."
Most recently, Beyoncé has certainly made her share of female friends in the industry. In the past year, the singer has collaborated with Lady Gaga ("Video Phone" and "Telephone") and Alicia Keys ("Put It in a Love Song").
While the singer might always have female besties, there's one thing she's cut out of the picture: alter ego Sasha Fierce. Earlier this year, the pop star revealed that she "killed" Sasha, and now she said the alter-ego absence is due to her newfound self-awareness.
"I don't need Sasha so much anymore, because these days, I know who I am. It takes time to figure out who you are, and I am still discovering different things about myself. As I am exposed to different experiences, I think, 'Oh, I like this. I didn't know I liked this,' " she explained. "That's the journey of life that is so exciting. More and more, I know who I am, I know what I like, I know what I want, and that makes me feel so free."
In fact, B already has her eye on some personal life goals. "My ambition is to continue to learn about the world and to eventually have a family," she said. And while Beyoncé remained coy about when she and husband Jay-Z will expand the Carter family, she hinted that there's really "no dates, no times" to motherhood. "It will happen when I am ready."
What is your favorite Beyoncé female-empowerment anthem? Share your thoughts in the comments below!Related Photos
Getting into the Halloween spirit, Kendra Wilkinson hosted the frightening Halloween Haunt at LAX Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night (October 30).
Opting to steer away from an extravagant costume, the former Playboy babe looked stylishly sexy as she joined fellow revelers for an evening of drinks and dancing.
Prior to LAX, Kendra made sure to fill herself up, as she tweeted, "just had the best dinner at Social House!! now its time to get crazy with my girls!"
The Vegas visit comes as Miss Wilkinson is getting into promotional mode as a new season of her E! show "Kendra" kicks off on November 7th.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
They were rumored to have dated, but Josh Groban couldn?t be happier for his good friend and soon-to-be blushing bride, Katy Perry. ?I?m sure they are going to have an amazing time, and I?m sure its going to be an amazing wedding,? singer Josh told In Touch about Katy ? who is expected to tie the knot with fianc� Russell Brand in India over the weekend ? at the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research?s Angel Ball 2010 on October 21 in New York. Despite Russell?s bad-boy image opposite Katy?s girl-next-door charm, Josh thinks it?s a match made in heaven. ?They are perfect for each other!? he added.
Bringing an end to the week, Gisele Bundchen took her young son Benjamin on an outing to Central Park in NYC on Friday (October 29).
The Brazilian beauty was accompanied by her good friend, NYC-based art dealer Helly Nahmad, as the trio roamed the picturesque grounds in the Big Apple locale.
During the afternoon outing, Gisele warmly fed baby Benjamin on the park bench while Helly planted a big kiss on his forehead.
The sighting comes as family patriarch Tom Brady is situated in Minnesota as his New England Patriots gear up for a Halloween showdown with the Vikings on Sunday at 4:15ET.
Josh said: “We’re hoping to start a family soon, so you also [...]
Friday, October 29, 2010
Enjoying a night out in Los Angeles, Mindy Kaling was spotted out and about on Thursday night (October 28).
The paparazzi caught up with ?The Office? star as she made her way to her Mini Cooper while sharing some smiles with the on-hand photogs.
Last night?s episode of the hit ABC show featured Ms Kaling dressed as ?Jersey Shore? star Nicole ?Snooki? Polizzi.
In other news, the hour-long Christmas episode, in which Mindy wrote, is completed and will air on December 9.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
After months of speculation, Mariah Carey is finally sharing her good news with fans ? she and husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child this spring. "We are pregnant! This is true!" a glowing Mariah told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush in a special segment on the Today show this morning. "The greatest gift on earth is a child," Nick, sitting next to his wife on a couch in their New York home, added. Despite their current joy, Mariah admits it has been ?a long journey" for the couple ? two years ago, she suffered a miscarriage. "During the day, she was so festive and smiley, and at night, crying herself to sleep," Nick said of Mariah's dark time. Though they remained mum on the "is she or isn't she" question, Nick could hardly contain his desire to be a dad when speaking with In Touch recently. "I?m a loving person, and I?d put that same type of energy toward my child as a father."
Ice-T, meanwhile, has been gunning through "Fallout: New Vegas." Like [...]
Producer Judy Craymer said: “We live in a world dominated by [...]
Raising Sand, from Led Zeppelin vet and bluegrass superstar, wins five Grammys on Sunday night.
By James Montgomery with MTV News staff
"I'm bewildered," Robert Plant said onstage as he accepted the Grammy Album of the Year award with Alison Krauss on Sunday night. "In the old days we would have called this selling out, but it's a good way to spend a Sunday."
He was probably one of the few who were surprised, because Raising Sand, which won five trophies at Sunday night's show, is in many ways the perfect Grammy album. It features two respected veterans, a critically lauded producer, some sandpaper-and-velvet vocals and a baker's dozen of time-tested standards.
You're probably familiar with Robert Plant from his Led Zeppelin days, and you might be aware of producer T-Bone Burnett's work on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack (it won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2002). And if you don't know who Alison Krauss is, she possesses a haunting set of pipes and is one of the meanest fiddle players in the world. Oh, and she's won 21 Grammys, more than any other female artist and the seventh-most in history.
Really, she's the key to Sand's success, and not just because of her voice (or her fiddle playing). She and Plant first met in 2004, at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to legendary bluesman Leadbelly, and the former Zeppelin man was amazed by her knowledge of American Roots music — so much so that they began kicking around the idea of recording an album together. Three years later, Sand was released.
And while Plant possesses the more famous voice, the album's finest moments radiate from Krauss. Whether she's getting bluesy on Little Milton's "Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson" or entwining with Plant's husky voice on songs like "Please Read the Letter" and Roly Salley's winsome "Killing the Blues," she more than carries her end of the bargain.
And perhaps that's also due to producer Burnett, who handpicked the 13 songs the duo cover on Sand. His arrangements are sparse — giving the two voices ample room to breathe — yet dense, warm and crackling at the same time. It's a testament to his work that he's often given just as much billing as Plant and Krauss on the project ... and it's certainly justified.
To date, Sand has sold more than 1 million copies, heaped tons of acclaim and actually earned a Grammy last year — "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" took home the award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
One expert was surprised not by the album's success, but by the fact that it's actually quite a good album.
"At first, the album seemed like a vanity project. ... Two names, clearly a one-off record, didn't have to be any good, you know?" New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica said. "Led Zeppelin fans would buy it because of Robert Plant, Alison Krauss would get a check. But it actually turned out to be a really thoughtful, really good record. So when you combine all that with the fact that the Grammys love to lionize one of their own, I could really see it taking home some awards."Related Videos
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K-DASH reflects a variety of looks, ranging from glam and edgy to feminine and flirty. Staying true to their mission of making fashion accessible to every woman, the Kardashian sisters will show you how to wear clothes that flatter your figure no matter what body type. Inspired
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday is a big night for these first-time nominees and performers.
By Kelley L. Carter
Be gentle with these guys — it's their first time as nominees or performers at the MTV Video Music Awards. Here's a look at this year's VMA virgins and where you'll see them come Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
It was almost impossible to turn the radio on and not hear Kesha's party-happy pop track "Tik Tok" over the past year. (She also did the background vocals on Flo Rida's ubiquitous "Right Round.") The singer is up for Best New Artist, and she'll present an award Sunday. "This is such a monumental thing for me to be nominated, because it really means people do really like what I'm doing," she said.
Lil Wayne's wig-loving protégé will perform during the VMA pre-show on Sunday, and perhaps the mixtape diva will give us a taste of her forthcoming debut album, Pink Friday. "Obviously, this is something everybody dreamed of being part of, and I'm no exception to that rule," she said. "I just feel like this is my coming-out party. This is major for an artist with no album out."
Natalie Horler fronts this German Eurodance group, and along with DJ Manian and Yanou, the band will make their VMA debut Sunday. They'll be competing in the newly revamped Dance Music Video category. Earlier this year, it was announced that they were the second-most-downloaded dance artists of all time. Who's the most downloaded? French DJ David Guetta, which brings us to our next rookie ...
The French DJ is responsible for sweating up dance floors, both international and domestic, and he finally nabs his first VMA for "Sexy Chick," featuring Akon.
The Atlanta rapper is up for five VMAs, and he'll take the stage for the first time.
Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch is bringing her funked-out, soulful vocals to the VMA stage this year, where she's up for four awards.
The pop singer feels like he already won at the VMAs. Last year, he attended the awards, but he sat in the back of the house. "This year, I'm nominated for two awards. It's incredible," said the singer, who has opened for Lady Gaga. "I've watched these awards my whole entire life, so to finally be a part of it is a dream come true. Pinch me, please." Derülo will be taking the stage with VMA house artist Deadmau5.
Bieber presented a VMA with Ke$ha at the 2009 show, but this year, he's up for Best New Artist and is set to perform.
In case you're wondering, it's pronounced "dead mouse" (real name: Joel Thomas Zimmerman), and he's a Canadian house producer. He'll be working as this year's house artist.
The comedian is the first woman to host the VMAs since 1994. Prepare for laughter beyond belief from the E! talk-show hostess.
The Toronto rapper (and Lil Wayne protégé) is up for three Moonmen; he'll also perform at the VMAs for the first time.
Fresh off a tour with Kelis, Robyn, a Swedish pop singer, will perform with deadmau5 on Sunday at the VMAs.
Up for one VMA (along with collaborator B.o.B), Bruno Mars will also perform for the first time at the VMAs.
Who's your favorite VMA virgin? Share your thoughts in the comments!
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday. The party starts with MTV News' VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET. Fans can go to VMA.MTV.com (or text VMA to 97979 if they are Verizon subscribers) to vote for Best New Artist from now through Sunday.Related Videos
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Would you streak?
Juan Rodriguez, a 24-year-old from Staten Island did.� In front of President Obama.
For two months, British billionaire, Alki David as been waiting for someone to take him up on his challenge, which was to streak in front of the president with the name of his website, battlecam.com, painted across his chest.� That person also had shout the website name 6 times and the president had to see and hear all of it.
Rodriguez was caught and arrested for disorderly conduct, public lewdness, and indecent exposure.� He was released on
- Artist: Beyoncé
- Label: Columbia, Music World Music
- Director: Beyonce, Frank Gatson, Sheryl Murakami
- Album: I Am...Sasha Fierce [Deluxe Edition]
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
"I asked her to go to Europe with me and she had a husband - I didn't care. He ran the studio that was shooting our picture. I didn't care... For me, I was a stumblebum. At the end of the day I was so sad because her husband might be in town and she'd be with him." RYAN O'NEAL talks about the extent of his crush on LOVE STORY co-star ALI MacGRAW.