When Justin Bieber playfully paraded around with reality star Kim Kardashian for a "Graduate"-inspired Elle photoshoot, he didn't just break the hearts of 13-year-olds everywhere. No, he left one 35-year-old looking for Somebody (else) To Love.
When MTV's Jim Cantiello caught up with comedian and VMA host Chelsea Handler to chat about her duties for the Sept. 12 ceremony, talk inevitably turned to the awkward run-in she'll likely have with the 16-year-old singing sensation. If you've ever watched Chelsea's late night E! talk show "Chelsea Lately," you know she and The Biebs (who's been on the show multiple times), have some palpable chemistry. In fact, Justin even asked her out on a date! But apparently, Justin has a wondering eye.
When MTV started checking out potential hosts for this year's rock-tastic 2010 VMAs, there were three important criteria that any candidate had to meet:
1. The candidate must be funny, engaging, and have great stage presence.
2. The candidate must be able to tell jokes so scandalous that they could actually cause someone's grandma to spontaneously catch fire.
3. The candidate must be able to take down Kanye in under 3 seconds if he starts rushing the stage to perpetrate a rehash of last year's tomfoolery.
Naturally, the obvious and ideal choice was Chelsea Handler.
By George Loomis
What do Justin Bieber and B.o.B have in common? Well, they’re both Eminem fans. They both are nominated for Moonmen. And now, both artists will perform at the 2010 VMAs on September 12, joining the likes of Kanye West, Drake and Florence and the Machine.
Music’s most outrageous night isn’t all surprises, see? In terms of other VMA plans recently locked down, four-time nominee Ke$ha and “Twilight” star Ashley Greene will present at the show, airing live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A..
By George Loomis
For the deepest Justin Bieber beliebers, the new VMA promo — warning that the Biebs “will induce hysteria” – isn’t telling them anything they don’t already know. But the 1950s themed teaser, starring the Best New Artist VMA nominee himself, is unique in drawing its inspiration from another hysteria-inducing pop act: The Beatles.
“I’m kind of like the Beatles running, and there’s girls chasing after me,” Justin told MTV News about the “Hard Day’s Night”-style TV spot.
Seeing as he gets chased, say, three to five times a day, acting skills were not required. “Everything’s been going pretty smooth,” Justin said of the shoot. “I like girls chasing me, so it’s good.”
By Eileen Reslen
Taylor Swift's gal pal Selena Gomez better hold on tight to her mic at the 2010 VMAs because MTV has announced that she will be a presenter and Kanye West himself will perform at the awards show on September 12. (Hey, after last year's incident, Taylor went from a chart topping country singer to pop mega star. Perhaps some extra media coverage of Selena Gomez and the Scene couldn’t hurt, right?)
But while we can’t guarantee another Kanye vs. teen queen matchup, the show will definitely not fall short of some hilarity. it was also announced that "Easy A” actress Emma Stone will be a presenter, too, and we’re positive viewers will let out a couple big laughs when the starlet hits the stage.
The only people more excited than us about the 2010 VMA nominations were the nominees themselves (go figure!). No one was more stoked (and rightly so) than Lady Gaga, who garnered a record-breaking 13 nominations. Gaga tweeted, "13 VMA noms lilmonsters. Breakin records+breakin rüles. I love you, you Bad Kids are a part of me. PAWS UP! #VideoMonsterAwards." Justin Bieber, a fellow nominee, gave Gaga kudos for her accolades, as he posted, "thank you to @mtv im honored and congrats to all the nominees and to @ladygaga for her record breaking 13 noms. That's pretty pretty good."
Newcomer Ke$ha basked in the glory of three nominations, as she wrote from her page, "i dont even know what to say. im so grateful and thankful and stunned and excited." Meanwhile, returning nominee Katy Perry, was happy to be up for a Moon Man, but reminded followers she left with a whole different kind of parting gift last year, "Thanks @MTV for the noms, I've barely just started cranking em out! I luv the VMA's, u never know what u'll get from em! I got a hubby. LOL."
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Remember last year when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift just as she was about to accept her trophy for Best Female Video at the 2009 VMAs?
Well, we have no idea what kind of drama will go down at this year's show, but Taylor is nominated for Best Female Video once again (for "Fifteen") against Beyonce (for "Video Phone," which also featured Lady Gaga). Other ladies up for the Moonman in the category are Gaga (for "Bad Romance"), Ke$ha (for "Tik Tok") and Katy Perry (for "California Gurls").
In the days after a Hennessy-emboldened Kanye West lurched onto the VMA stage and sullied Taylor Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech on Sunday night, the country star's peers have chimed in with their thoughts on the hip-hop star's mic-snatching move. Close pal Miley Cyrus called the incident "disrespectful," while "iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove labeled it "this insane thing."
On Wednesday, 20-year-old "The House Bunny" star Emma Stone spoke up and smacked 'Ye down. "Oh my god," she said when asked about the controversy. "Taylor's one of my really good friends. It's just ridiculous."
Speaking with MTV News while promoting her upcoming action-comedy, "Zombieland," Emma said she's chatted with her buddy since Sunday night and reported back that Taylor is "so awesome and so gracious and fine." Check out the video to see what Stone had to say and why she ended her thoughts with an exasperated, "Oh, Kanye!"
By Lauren Joskowitz
In an interview with MTV News' Jim Cantiello, everyone’s favorite "mean girl," Kristin Cavallari, gushed about the 2009 VMAs taking place in New York City. "I went to the ones in Miami. I think it's better in New York," she said. "I grew up watching it in New York, so this is the real VMAs."
“The Hills” drama queen divulged more than just how awesome the VMA’s were. She also confessed that she is actually friends with everyone on the show ... except for Audrina Patridge. Of course, from the previews from the upcoming season, it looks like Kristin macks on Audrina's former beau, Justin Bobby, so perhaps that was the fire starter. So how does she feel about being portrayed as “The Hills” bitch and maneater? "I think it's funny," she laughed. "Honestly, I think it's fun to play the bad girl, and no one remembers the nice girl, you know?"
To find out more of Kristin’s opinions on the VMAs and this season’s “The Hills,” check out the video clip below.
We know how we feel about Kristin, but how do you feel? Do you believe she really is friends with everyone on “The Hills”?
By Chelsea Devine
So Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may have failed to walk the red carpet at last night's VMAs, but that doesn't mean we were any less pumped to get the chance to get up close and personal with Taylor Lautner before the big show began. In light of the highly anticipated release of the exclusive extended “New Moon” trailer, you'd better believe we asked the werewolf to give us some teasers. Ladies, say it with us: shirtless Jacob and Edward.
Taylor modestly brushed off his “New Moon” exposure, explaining that fans “might start crying” in bad way during his shirtless scenes. As if anyone would shun his ab-awesomeness. Taylor went on to say that co-star RPattz has certainly given him a run for his money this time around. “[Rob's] getting some muscle. Some good competition… He’s got it covered.” We bet he does. In the video below, the real-life Jacob also discusses the third piece of vampire gold, “Eclipse," which as we all know, is currently filming up in Vancouver under the watchful eye of new director David Slade. From the sounds of it, Slade is going to deliver adoring fans another blockbuster champ.