Lady Gaga really left her heart on the stage during her performance … and quite a few articles of clothing!
Gaga stripped all of her elaborate, colorful costumes off and got down to a double seashell bra top and G-string that was held together by only flowers and a single real seashell. Let’s call it a bikini, for the sake of clarity. The singer paired her barely-there bikini ensemble with a wig of wild blond curls, which really completely her mermaid look.
Lady Gaga Confident In Mermaid Bikini
Gaga even finished out the rest of the MTV Video Music Awards show sitting in the audience wearing her seashell bra and barely-there seashell adorned thong. Clearly she was confident with her smoking hot bod! She danced along to other performers’ hits wearing her skimpy get-up — continuing her own dramatic stage performance!
Justin Timberlake Wins Michael Jackson Vanguard Award — Performs Medley Of Hits
Justin made his entrance while singing his new track “Take Back The Night.” Once on stage, The President of Pop dove into a medley of his hits including “SexyBack,” “Like I Love You,” “My Love,” and “Cry Me A River,” followed by a not-so-surprising performance of “Girlfriend” and “Bye Bye Bye” by ‘NSYNC!
The Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, is given to musicians who have made a profound effect on the MTV culture — something Justin has done ten times over. In 1991, the award was renamed as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
This year, Justin, 32, was honored for his two decades of innovation in videos including “Cry Me a River,” “SexyBack” and ”Mirrors.”
Justin Timberlake Dedicates His Award To ‘NSYNC
After receiving the award, Justin said, “I don’t deserve this award, but I’m not going to give it back. I’m taking this home. Every video director that I’ve had the fortune of working with, I owe this award to you.”
“Half of the moon men that I’ve ever won, I won with those four men right there [he points to 'NSYNC]. So above all else — we can keep it at my house — but I’m going to share this award with them. This is truly an honor. Thank you so much,” Justin continued.
As a solo artist and member of ‘NSYNC, Justin has taken home 14 VMAs, which puts him second only to Madonna in total wins.
Ironically, Britney Spears, Justin’s most famous ex, was the last artist to receive the award in 2011. Other winners include the Beastie Boys, Madonna and Janet Jackson.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Justin deserve the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award?
'NSYNC Reunion At MTV VMAs 2013: ‘Bye Bye Bye’ & More
Before ‘NSYNC took the stage to sufficiently tear up our collective heart, Justin performed a medley of the songs that made him a solo superstar. We got everything from “Suit & Tie” to “My Love” to “Like I Love You.” (Remember that jam?)
But then, the big moment arrived. A dazzling display of lights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center ushered in the arrival of Justin’s former bandmates, all looking super dapper.
‘NSYNC started its set with “Girlfriend,” then mixed in a little “Bye Bye Bye.” And, oh yes, the classic dance moves were in full effect.
It was short, but it was definitely sweet.
Justin Timberlake’s Solo Honor
Justin was also honored for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, also known as MTV’s Lifetime Achievement Award, for the effect that he’s made on pop culture over the years. From denim cowboy hats to suits and ties, we couldn’t agree more!
Welp, looks like the dissing has NOT stopped. Accepting her award for “I Knew You Were Trouble,” which is obviously about her 1D ex, Tay Tay laid down a HUGE diss while Harry sat quiet and dumbfounded. Can you say uncalled for?
Leave it to Taylor Swiftto turn an acceptance speech into the ultimate ex-boyfriend diss! It’s been a pretty long time since she took out her Harry Stylesbreakup frustrations at an awards show, but things went back to normal on Aug. 25 when the singer slammed her ex at the VMAs.
Taylor Swift Slams Harry Styles At The VMAs
After a fairly nice speech accepting the award for Best Female Video for the song “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor then went off the rails:
I also wanna thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is, because now I got one of these!
Much props to the VMAs producers, who immediately cut to Harry in the audience, who sat looking completely stunned, clearly trying hard not to laugh at the crazy petty diss. The looks on Harry’s One Direction band mates’ faces were pretty incredible too.
Taylor Swift’s Harry Styles Diss: Did She Go Too Far?
Come on Taylor, was this totally necessary? The feisty singer already took her shots at Harry while opening the Grammys on Feb. 10, donning an English accent during “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” That diss was somewhat understandable, considering her breakup was still pretty raw then.
But it’s been almost nine months now, and Taylor still feels the need to call out her ex in front of millions of people. It doesn’t make her look fierce or strong — it sort of just makes her look immature.
And based on Harry’s reaction — or lack thereof — it’s clear that he’s the mature one in this feud, even though he’s four years younger.
The country cutie gave a major nod to Old Hollywood glamour at the Aug. 23 MTV VMAs. What do YOU think of her retro curls and classic makeup?
Taylor Swift brought the drama to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards show — in the form of seriously glamorous hair and makeup! Her retro pin curls were styled up into a short faux-bob that came just above her shoulders. Do you love Taylor’s retro style? Vote below!
Taylor Swift’s MTV VMAs Hairstyle
Taylor has really been stepping up her game lately, trading her go-to simple flirty ponytails and fuss-free chignons for these retro pinned-up curls. She mimicked a shorter cut with collarbone-grazing curls. Her shorter layers were styled back into face framing glossy curls with a little center bump for volume! Her voluminous curls are somehow wild and polished at the same time, which is perfect for this artsy red carpet.
Taylor Swift’s MTV VMAs Makeup Look
Taylor’s makeup look was absolutely perfect, and we’d expect nothing less from this classic beauty! Her smoldering eyes were lined with edgy dark eyeliner. An unexpected touch of silver shadow as smokey underliner brought a steely edge to her retro look. Plus, the lighter shade brings out her sparkling blue eyes! Fluttery long lashes played up with mascara polishes off her eye makeup look perfectly.
She kicked up her signature bold red lip with a new, softer cherry color. She accented her cupid’s bow with the dramatic shade, giving her pout some extra volume and definition.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love Taylor’s hair and makeup?
Poor Zach Hamilton never had a chance, and now that Dr. Vogel’s holding a piece of his brain, does this mean she’s been the Surgeon all along?
Dr. Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling) holding a chunk of Zach Hamilton’s (Sam Underwood) brain at the end of “Are We There Yet?” seemed to point some fingers at her, but it’s certainly not a confirmation that she’s the Brain Surgeon. After all, this isn’t the first time she’s been in possession of brain fragments, so who’s to say she acquired Zach’s herself? Someone might be sending her (creepy-weird) messages.
Dexter: Still Distracted By Hannah?
Dexter (Michael C. Hall) is going to figure it all out, at least he will once he stops doing it with Hannah (Yvonne Strahovsky). All she is right now is a roadblock; a complication. Debra’s (Jennifer Carpenter) boss is totally onto her and as she continues to dodge the law she’s only going to bring Dexter down with her. Too bad her beautiful blonde hair is getting in the way of him seeing that.
It’s doing more than that. Dexter actually wants to start a new life with Hannah. He wants to decamp to Argentina (what’s their extradition policy?) and become one big, happy family with Hannah and Harrison. Sounds like a great plan.
The Brain Surgeon: More Than A Little Connected To Vogel
Finally out of the sheets, Dexter finally begins Zach’s murder investigation with Vogel in tow. “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Mama Cass was playing when Dex found Zach (and also when Vogel was kidnapped in her apartment). Vogel says it has no significance, but she’s either lying or omitting facts.
With the help of a few stray hairs, Dexter learns that Zach’s killer is… related to Vogel! Boom! No wonder she was so shady about that song.
“I have no family,” Vogel tells Dexter before adding one more crucial bit, “well not anymore.” Hey, maybe that’s some useful information, Doc!
Turns out Vogel was married and had two sons — Daniel and Richard. They’re “gone” now though, or rather, Daniel drowned Richard in the family pool and was then checked into a mental institution. Vogel says that Danny-Boy died three years after that — but I don’t think so!
Dexter, using some completely ridiculous facial recognition program that I doubt actually exists, deduces that Daniel is actually Oliver Saxon, dead Cassie’s boyfriend! So that’s why he told Quinn he didn’t recognize Zach Hamilton.
Debra Morgan: Whatcha Gonna Do?
And with the help of Debra, now Quinn’s on the Oliver scent too! With Dexter busy off hiding Hannah from a Federal Marshall, it seems that this (kissing) duo might be able to catch The Brain Surgeon first!
Which is exactly the problem. The Dexter-Debra dynamic now that everything is out on the table is fascinating. Dexter’s always been two steps ahead of Miami Metro, but now that he’s actually filling Deb in on his intel (in an effort to protect her), he’s forcing her to choose between her instincts as a cop and as a sister. And I think her patience for Dexter is waning, especially since Dexter has dropped Hannah onto her lap.
Dr. Evelyn Vogel: Stuck Between Two Sons
Speaking of interesting dynamics, Dr. Vogel’s in a pretty awkward situation now that her spiritual son is hunting her actual one. “I’m not going to let you kill him,” she tells Dexter. Dex arrogantly underestimates Vogel’s maternal feelings, and after drugging her in a failed attempt to capture Oliver, his brazen misunderstanding of the position Vogel is in completely blows up in his face.
So heading into the final episode of Dexter, we’ve got a little showdown on our hands that Dexter stupidly created. With that swift poisoning, Vogel has now switched allegiances — she’s Team Oliver/Daniel now, and if Dexter wants to kill him, he’s going to have to kill her too.
He might be a new dad, but Kanye proved he hasn’t lost his tough edge when took the stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards to perform ‘Blood On The Leaves!’
When three-time VMA award winner Kanye West took the stage live to perform “Blood On The Leaves” at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Aug. 25, he tied Madonna for most VMA performances in the history of the award show — and it proved to be his most epic yet!
Kanye West Performs At MTV VMAs
Even though the love of his life Kim Kardashian and his baby, North, couldn’t be there to support him, Kanye still gave a spectacular performance. Aside from a large image of trees in the background, Kanye performed most of the song in complete darkness — highlighting the intensity of his rap!
Originally reported to be performing “BLKKK SKKKN Head,” Kanye tweeted a teaser to “Blood on the Leaves” with an image of the same trees from his background only minutes before he went on to perform.
Kanye West Reveals Baby North West
Kanye’s performance showed how serious he is when it comes to his music — but fans got to see a softer side of the rapper when he appeared on Kris Jenner’s talk show in an Aug. 23 interview. He gushed about how much he loves Kim and how excited he is to be a new dad before revealing a photo of little North for the first time.
He also referred to the infamous 2009 VMA incident when Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, admitting that he would never want the same thing to happen to North. "The last thing I would want to happen to my daughter is some crazy drunk black guy in a leather shirt to come up and cut her off at an awards show," Kanye said. "That's the last thing I'd want."
What do YOU think of Kanye’s intense performance, HollywoodLifers?
How cute! At the VMA’s red carpet on Aug. 25, Harry revealed that he and the rest of the One Direction boys knew of Zayn Malik and Perrie Edward’s engagement before the rest of the world.
Zayn Malikrevealed to the world that he was engaged to Perrie Edwards on Aug. 20, and while it came as a surprise to many, his One Directionband mates were not shocked because they already knew! Speaking at the MTV VMA’s on Aug. 25 in New York, Harry Styles revealed all the details. Read on to see what he said!
Harry Styles Talks Zayn Malik’s Engagement
“We knew before the papers knew,” Harry told Sway Calloway on the red carpet at the Brooklyn Barclay’s Center, revealing that he and the rest of One Direction were well aware of Zayn’s plans.
How cute! Zayn, 20, and Harry, 19, have been in the band for over three years together, and it is clear that they are so close. Perhaps Zayn will have his 1D boys as his groomsmen!
Zayn is so lovely. You know things are good when you can't wait to see the other person. It's a sense of friendship. The main thing I looked for is if he's fun to be around, if I can have a laugh with him.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you it’s cute that Zayn told his boys first? Let us know!
Good news! The ladies of Danity Kane are officially back together, and they made a big announcement at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 25.
‘NSYNC, who? The biggest get-together at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York wasn’t the boy band — no, it was the official reunion of Danity Kane! The ladies, who were formed on Diddy’sMaking the Band, revealed a new, hot look and shared some exciting news while walking the red carpet. Read on for more details!
Danity Kane VMAs Reunion — Group Reveals Exciting News
On Aug. 25, four of the original five members of Danity Kane — Dawn Richards, Shannon Bex, Aundrea Fimbres, and Aubrey O’Day — walked the red carpet in sexy outfits, revealing they’re back and hotter than ever before. Missing was fifth member D. Woods, who it seems is not partaking in this big reunion.
And there’s more to this reunion than just attending the awards show together — during an interview with MTV on the red carpet, they revealed some very exciting information: they’re working on new music! The ladies said a brand-new single, “Rage,” will be hitting the airwaves soon!
Surprisingly, they said they’re working without the help of Diddy this time. They’re clearly happy with the breakup and are very emotional about finally reuniting after the group fell apart in 2009. During the VMAs, Aubrey tweeted “Back in NYC, at the first show DK ever walked… on our OWN TERMS! Tearing up.”
HollywoodLifers, are YOU excited that Danity Kane’s reunited?
Marshall Mathers is back! While everyone was losing their minds over the VMAs on Aug. 25, Eminem stole the show with a commercial announcing his next album!
It’s been over three years since Eminemdropped his last album, but the wait is almost over! Stealing the VMAs’ thunder on Aug. 25, the rapper announced his next album — out on November 5, 2013, as part of a Beats by Dre commercial.
Eminem Announces ‘MMLP2′ During MTV VMAs
Eminem pulled a total Jay Z during the VMAs, busting out a commercial to broadcast the upcoming arrival of his next album. After a man plugged in some Beats by Dre headphones, Em’s voice could be hear dropping some vicious rhymes. And that’s when the good news came — “MMLP2″ flashed across the screen, followed by “11/5/13.”
The commercial also revealed that the album is produced by Dr. Dre (which explains the headphones connection) and Rick Rubin.
With insane performances by Miley Cyrusand Lady Gaga, the VMAs have not disappointed, but this news might be better than anything we’ll see all night. The Marshall Mathers LP, which dropped in 2000, is widely regarded as one of the best modern hip-hop albums. It put Eminem on the map.
We can’t even imagine how good the followup is going to be — especially considering how good that small snippet in the commercial sounded, and that it’s produced by two of the best rap producers around.
Eminem definitely knows how to steal the show and blow the game WIDE OPEN.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited for the new Eminem album?
There were so many gorgeous hair and makeup looks at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25. From dramatic makeunders to all-out glam looks, the red carpet styles did not disappoint! Whose look was YOUR favorite?
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards brought out music’s hottest celebs! Whose hair and makeup look did YOU think rocked the night? Check out our best of beauty gallery and vote on your faves!
MTV VMA Style: Best Hair & Makeup Of The 2013 Awards
The VMAs are a relatively casual event, but the ladies of the red carpet still went all out with glamorous hair and makeup looks. From luxe curls to dramatic smokey eye looks, these ladies showed off their artistic styles!
Taylor Swift brought beautiful Old Hollywood glam style to the red carpet with pinned up curls and cherry red lipstick! The stunning style is truly a classic look.
Miley Cyrus always kicks up her punky edge for red carpet events, but the VMAs were really her chance to shine. And shine, she did! She singer’s double top knots looked super cool on the casual red carpet.
Ariana Grande looked simply sweet in flowing, honey-toned curls and minimal makeup. Her balmy pink lips and inky black winged eyeliner looked complimented her dainty style.
Ciara looked completely gorgeous at the VMAs. Her glowing skin and sun-kissed tousled waves were absolutely stunning — a look that’s a big contender for her best look ever!
Katy Perry toned down her quirky style — at least when it came to her hair and makeup look. In a simple, sleek high ponytail and nude makeup, Katy’s natural beauty stood out even with her blinged out dress!
Lady Gaga also showed off a super simple makeup style that let her natural beauty shine. Gaga got dolled up for her opening act performance, but it was so refreshing to see her more fresh-faced style.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Who do you think had the best hair and makeup beauty looks of the night?
Miley caught the crowd’s attention when she stripped down to sing ‘Blurred Lines’ with Robin Thicke at the VMAs, AND she danced sexily with a bunch of stuffed animals for her performance of ‘We Can’t Stop.’ Was this the most shocking performance of the night?
After a weird intro from Shailene Woodly, Miley emerged onto the stage from inside a giant teddy bear. Wearing a swimsuit, Miley sang “We Can’t Stop” and danced with a bunch of over sized stuffed animals. It was both amazing and insane!
Miley twerked and gyrated, and then stripped down to a two piece. She was joined by Robin, and they duetted on his hit “Blurred Lines,” and I must admit, it was pretty wild watching her twerk for a man so much older than her!
The crowd seemed to love Miley’s over sexualized performance!
Miley Cyrus Alone At MTV VMAs — Where Is Liam Hemsworth?
Quite unsurprisingly, Miley walked the red carpet at the Barclays Center alone.
Miley, 20, walked the carpet in a black and crystalized outfit, with her producer Mike Will Made It. In a rather wacky ensemble, Miley smiled and posed for the cameras, showing no sign whether she was upset to be without her fiance Liam Hemsworth.
Miley has been gearing up for highly talked about performance at the show, so it is most shocking that Liam would not be there to support her on her big night….