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Lady Gaga Defends Miley Cyrus

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Clothing, Style, Features,

Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga at the VMAs

Lady Gaga is the latest star to defend Miley Cyrus after her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards. The "Applause" singer also took to the stage at the annual event and insisted those criticizing the "We Can't Stop" singer's controversial performance should "lighten up" and understand what pop music is all about.

"I don't like to pass judgement on Miley Cyrus. Generally, people need to lighten up about pop music, it's about entertainment. It is here to make you smile and make you happy. Especially in America there is an excessive dragging of female artists and I don't want to contribute to that. I do things that are polarizing sometimes but that's what it's all about," she said.

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Katy Perry Scraps Original VMA Plans

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Gossip, Performances, Pop,

Katy PerryKaty Perry was denied permission to perform on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

The 28-year-old singer is closing the MTV Video Music Awards tonight and was forced to come up with a new plan for her debut performance of her new single "Roar" after city officials refused to approve a permit to allow her to take over the iconic landmark.

"She was supposed to perform on top of the Brooklyn Bridge but the city wouldn't give her the permit," a source said. Katy, whose new single sold 557,000 digital downloads in its first week of release, has now agreed to sing underneath the bridge instead.

Other performers at tonight's ceremony will include Lady Gaga, who will open the show, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, as well as Justin Timberlake, who will perform his new track "Take Back The Night" as well as a medley of *NSYNC hits with his old bandmates.

Monster debuts White Tuxedo DNA headphones at 2013 MTV Movie Awards

Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones

Last night Monster and Viacom introduced the latest exclusive Monster DNA headphones color, White Tuxedo, at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The white tuxedo color features glossy white with black accents on the outside, and black on the ear cups and inner headband of the headphones. It's a fashionable take on the white tuxedo with black tie look, and features all the same Monster DNA headphone features that we already know and love--Pure Monster Sound tuned by Monster CEO Noel Lee himself, the Music Link feature that allows you to daisy chain multiple pairs of DNA headphones to each other, allowing the wearers to all hear the same music from a shared audio source.

"Viacom and Monster both have deep roots in music culture, and with Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones we are providing fans with a  new way to enjoy their music with great sound quality, while expressing their personal style.  Both Viacom and Monster are committed to raising awareness for the importance of better sound, and we are pleased to provide Monster DNA with a global platform through our diverse entertainment brands, connecting with young audiences at the intersection of music and entertainment" noted Peter Griffin, EVP, Global Business Development of Viacom.

If you wanna get your swag on with the new hotness, you'll be able to get your hands on a pair of Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones this Tuesday, April 16, exclusively at the Apple Store and the Monster Products online store for $199.95.

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Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls to Host Revamped House of Style

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Shows, Models, News,

Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss at the MTV VMAsJust like plenty of movies and fashion trends these days, television shows are also constantly being recycled. MTV, for one, has decided that it's time to bring back the nineties fashion-centric House of Style - this time, however, it will be hosted by models Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls.

MTV announced the news at Thursday night's Video Music Awards, which both models attended to raise awareness of the upcoming program (in addition, of course, to their primary job of just looking stunning on the red carpet) “I can’t believe it," Smalls said. "I’m in shock as well,” Kloss added. “It’s unbelievable and such a huge honor. We have major shoes to fill.”

Cindy Crawford, Amber Valetta, Molly Sims and Rebecca Romijn were a few of the models who hosted the original show back in the day. “Both industries have changed quite a bit. So it’ll be interesting to see how we show that," Kloss said.

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Rihanna Cut Hair Short on Spur of Moment

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Hairstyles,

RihannaRihanna decided to cut her hair short on the spur of the moment.

The "Cockiness (Love It)" singer debuted short cropped locks at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) yesterday, and while she had been wanted to snip her hair for some time, had originally planned it for after the awards.

"We had been talking about going short for a little while now and actually planned to do it the following week, but I just felt like, why wait? Let's do it today. And Ri said the same thing. She was ready for her short hair again," Rihanna's long time hairstylist, Ursula Stephan, told Us Weekly.

Rihanna took home the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year, for her collaboration with Calvin Harris, "We Found Love," and on her way back to the seat was stopped by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who kissed her on the lips and gave her a hug.

Taylor Swift Dives into Crowd to Close VMAs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Performances, Country, Pop,

Taylor Swift crowd surfing at MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift dived into the crowd during her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The 22-year-old singer closed the ceremony last night with a performance of her new single "We Are Never Getting Back Together," for which she was joined by a troupe of dancers in brightly-colored casual outfits and sunglasses. Taylor - who arrived at the ceremony in a white tuxedo but switched to a red and white striped T-shirt, tiny denim shorts and red brogues for her performance - began by singing into a mock studio before stepping out onto the stage for a high energy routine, which she finished with her leap into the audience.

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Rihanna Publicly Kisses Chris Brown

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Hook-ups,

Rihanna and Chris Brown kiss on the MTV VMA stage

Rihanna and Chris Brown had a public kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in Los Angeles last night. The former couple - who split up in February 2009 after he assaulted her in a car - hugged when he won the Best Male Video prize at the event at the Staples Center, and she appeared to peck him on the cheek to congratulate him.

Rihanna herself picked up the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year, for "We Found Love."

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Kevin Hart Talks Kristen Stewart at MTV Video Music Awards

Kevin Hart at the MTV VMAsKevin Hart urged the public to forgive Kristen Stewart for cheating on Robert Pattinson at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

The comedian presented the ceremony in Los Angeles, California and decided to "address the elephant in the room" by discussing her affair with Rupert Sanders. "Everybody's mad at Kristen Stewart for making a mistake. She allegedly messed around with the director of Snow White and the Huntsman. If she did, so what? It's over. Move on. Look on the briight side, they're now a part of the seven dwarfs. You've got sleepy, grumpy, adultery, cheating," the 32-year-old told the audience at the Staples Center.

The actress was caught cheating on her Twilight co-star and real-life boyfriend of three years in mid-July. "The point that I'm making is this, if you made a mistake... so what!" Hart continued.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Stunned by VMA Nomination

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Pop, New Releases,

Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen thinks her VMA nomination is "crazy."

The "Call Me Maybe" singer is stunned at how much her life has changed since her sudden rise to fame and says discovering she was up for the Best New Artist award at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards was the most surreal feeling ever.

"I have to pinch myself. I mean, a year ago I was touring Canada in a soccer mom van, and all of the sudden, my life's just taken off in a completely different direction. Moments like that just let it really sink in. It's crazy," Carly, 26, told MTV News.

The Canadian starlet thinks even being considered for the title is an honor because of the stiff competition from international acts One Direction with their chart-topping tune "What Makes You Beautiful," Frank Ocean with "Swim Good," The Wanted with "Glad You Came" and Fun with "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae.

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One Direction to Host MTV VMA Special

One Direction

One Direction will host MTV VMA special My First Time on Tuesday, ahead of their debut performance at the awards.

The "What Makes You Beautiful" hitmakers will share their thoughts on the annual Video Music Awards' most memorable performances in the half-hour show, discussing Chris Brown's rendition of "Billie Jean" and the infamous performance of "Like a Virgin" by Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. The show will also feature segments with artists including Pink, Green Day and Taylor Swift who will take a trip down memory lane by watching their first VMA performances, sharing never-before-heard info about that night and offering advice to One Direction.

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