One of the things that clearly differentiates celebrities from mere humans: the ability to smile without really smiling, a look which gives stars a certain air of smug serenity (unless you're my grandma, in which case you think they look like they're embarrassed about their teeth). And it's a hard trick to pull off...as "Awkward" and "Teen Wolf" stars Molly Tarlov and Tyler Posey learned when they tried to practice their most composed-but-pleased faces for tonight's Video Music Awards.
"I want to work on perfecting the non-smile look," Molly confessed, though her ambitions were met with skepticism by Tyler.
"I always smile," he countered, saying the non-smile look doesn't do it for him. "I don't like that. I feel like that's weird."
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards just got even sparkly-er.
As if performances by One Direction, Taylor Swift and Pink weren't enough, you can look forward to sinking your teeth into an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the final trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," when you tune in tomorrow night.
As Sadie from "Awkward" would say: "You're welcome."
And because we understand there's nothing quite like instant gratification, we've assembled a teeny, tiny taste of the clip to come in the video above. Be sure to press play for a first look at the first look. Got it?
Yes, the unthinkable has happened: McKayla Maroney, known for her internet-famous, shade-throwing indifference to everything from the Mars landing to a double rainbow, is...impressed! Or at least moderately enthused, for sure. And it's all thanks to the imminent magic of the MTV Video Music Awards, where she and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team will be making an appearance and rubbing shoulders with their favorite stars—including Miley Cyrus, of whom McKayla is an avowed fan.
"I'm very excited to meet her," McKayla said at yesterday's press conference for the big event. "I've been watching her on TV since I was very little, and I love her music, and I'm just super-excited to get to even meet her."
The countdown to this year's Video Music Awards on September 6 continues, and our lineup for the best video music awards ceremony EVER is filling out with fabulousness—most recently, the addition of Demi Lovato as a featured performer!
After a terrific showing in her hosting gig at the Teen Choice Awards, Demi will be kicking off the 2012 VMAs pre-show with a performance of "Give Your Heart a Break" (followed by a warm-up hour of music courtesy DJ Calvin Harris), assuring that all present will be pumped and ready to party by the time the ceremony heats up at 8 p.m.
"It was a crazy night in general for a lot of reasons," Taylor Swift tells MTV of her first performance at the Video Music Awards in 2009. Three years later, the pop star is headed back into the celeb-filled madness and will take the stage at the VMAs on Thursday, September 6 to bust out the first-ever live performance of a new tune from her upcoming album, Red.
Swift joins previously announced performers Green Day, Pink, Alicia Keys and One Direction for the Kevin Hart-hosted show.
In addition to Swift's surefire crowd-pleaser, we can also reveal the first batch of can't-miss presenters: Best Pop Video nominee Wiz Khalifa, singing/acting megastar Miley Cyrus, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller and Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnasts Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross, a.k.a. the Fierce Five. Be on the lookout for more presenters to be announced in the coming weeks!
If you've been congratulating yourself on having finally gotten the insanely catchy chorus of "Call Me Maybe" out of your head...well, good for you! And enjoy it while it lasts, 'cause it won't be long before we stuff it right back in there. The song is just one of the year-defining earworms to get a nomination nod from the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, along with a lot of familiar tunes and favorite faces.
Among the nominees are Hollywood Crush regulars Rihanna and Katy Perry, facing off for Video of the Year, as well as Best Female Video (and that's just the tip of the iceberg for Ri-Ri, who leads the pack with five nominations total). Also on the radar: Justin Bieber and his latest hit, "Boyfriend," for Best Male Video; One Direction and Frank Ocean for Best New Artist; and, of course, Gotye and the impossible-to-stop-singing "Somebody That I Used to Know" (sing it with us now: USED TO KNOOOOOOO-OW!)
On Sunday night at the 2011 Video Music Awards, Victoria Justice was one of the many, many A-listers MTV News caught up with on the red carpet. When we spoke to the "Victorious" star, she had quite a lot to say about Lady Gaga's male alter ego, Jo Calderone, and how she felt inspired to cook up one all her own.
"I totally do [want to meet him]. Is he cute?" she pondered before launching into her own desire to have a Calderone-like alter ego. So, what would her other personality be like? "I want to have a male alter ego," she said. "I'd definitely be Victor something and he'd be a, like, a Puerto Rican cigar maker or something."
by Catherine Fuentes
On a night dedicated to all things pop, rock and hip-hop, it seems only fitting that the MTV Video Music Award commercial breaks include two new clips from the remake of everyone's favorite cut-loose classic, "Footloose." We have a feeling these high-energy, dance-filled promos will make you want to brush up on your sweet moves while you wait for the flick's October 14 release.
Compared to the earlier, full-length "Footloose" trailer we debuted earlier this summer—in which much of the focus was given to the tragedy that led to the strict no-dancing ban in Bomont—these new teasers have a decidedly different spin. While we still know why these small-town kids (including stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough) can't cut a rug anymore, we see more of the results of these rigid rules (read: rebelliousness!). Between the speeding, shattering windshields, flaming buses and, oh yeah, lots and lots of dancing, these teaser are all about having fun and—dare I say it?—cutting loose!
There were plenty of water-cooler moments during last night's MTV Video Music Awards, but the one that undoubtedly left the most tongues wagging was Beyoncé's onstage reveal that she and hubby Jay-Z are expecting their first child together. Congrats to the soon-to-be parents!
Now, we can only guess at the kinds of feverish preparations underway in anticipation of the arrival of Baby Knowles-Carter, but if we were the wagering sort, we'd bet it includes copious reading bouts of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" punctuating by shopping outings for infant-size leotards. But, really, we don't think Beyoncé needs to stress it. She's got plenty of maternal musings stockpiled into her prolific song catalog. So, as Auntie Crush's baby gift to Bey and Jay, we've rounded up five gleaming gems after the jump!
Our "Hunger" has finally been sated...for now.
MTV debuted the first-ever look at footage from the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian series "The Hunger Games" during last night's Video Music Awards, and we couldn't have been more excited to see Jennifer Lawrence in full-on bow-and-arrow-wielding mode as District 12 tribute Katniss Everdeen. But, you know, that's just our opinion, so we tapped the experts for their knee-jerk reaction to the exclusive sneak peek. And let's just say they think the odds are definitely in the film's favor.
"That was epic," enthused Samus Belle of Sparks Will Fly. "I'm so excited. Especially seeing Jennifer Lawrence running through the whole arena, she looked like a hunter. She just captured Katniss onscreen."