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MTV Video Music Awards 2014: Review Revue

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With the dust now settling on the 31st MTV Video Music Awards, various sites have been dissecting the night’s performances and the overall spectacle in general. For instance, Beyonce‘s eye-popping finale, not to mention her touching on-stage moment with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy while accepting the Video Vanguard Award, seemed to have captured the attention of most critics. Also being singled out is Miley Cyrus, for bringing a homeless 22-year-old as her date to the event.

The show was also shorter in time-length than usual, and a lot more tame when compared to recent years. So how did this all pan out as far as quality entertainment? Head below for our roundup of VMAs reviews. More »

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Recapping The Madness

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I can’t stop crying. We did it, kids…we made it through another year of the MTV Video Music Awards!

The show kicked off with a bang (sort of!), as pint-sized pop tart Ariana Grande crash-landed onto the stage to merrily skip around for a rendition of “Break Free.” Cute! Then came a second bang — err, butt, as our beloved “Pills N Potions” rapstress Nicki Minaj took to her jungle-themed stage (which was snake-free by the way, thanks to an incident over the weekend) to deliver some spot-on booty-ography from her a$$-clapping “Anaconda” video. And then, an ACTUAL “Bang Bang,” as Jessie J arrived to the stage. The powerhouse trio then teamed up on stage, except — eek! Nicki was just barely zipped up into her dress, resulting in an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction. But even though the dress totally flopped, she expertly covered her bits and handled it like a total champ. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: The Complete List Of Winners

Thirty years ago, in 1984, the very first MTV Video Music Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Actor/Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and actress-singer Bette Midler co-hosted, Madonna gave her infamous “writhing around in a wedding dress” performance of “Like A Virgin,” The Cars won Video Of The Year for “You Might Think” and David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper won Best Male Video (“China Girl”) and Best Female Video (“Girls Just Want To Have Fun”), respectively.

A lot has changed in that time, and he 31st annual VMAs was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, just south of Los Angeles. Beyonce and Iggy Azalea were tied for the most nominations, with eight apiece, while Bey received the Video Vanguard Awards (an honor bestowed upon David Bowie, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester at that very first ceremony in 1984).

Below, is the full list of winners from the 2014 MTV VMAs, where you can see who all took home a Moonman after the latest installment of MTV’s annual music blowout. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: Beyonce Is The One True Queen

Slow clap for Beyonce. The unstoppable diva literally ran down the red carpet when the show was already starting but still managed to steal everyone’s shine. (She did stop briefly to chat with a couple of truly blessed fans). Queen Bey is being honored with the Vanguard Award tonight, so she dressed appropriately in a stunning black gown.

It kind of goes without saying that the 32-year-old looked amazing. Like Iggy Azalea, she opted for a glamorous look over a skimpy rag or plunging neckline. Bey’s beyond those games and knows she can still scalp bitches by simply flashing a smile. Mrs. Carter is rumored to be performing a medley of her entire visual album. Stay tuned. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: Watch Every Video Of The Year Award Winner From The Past Decade In 2 Minutes

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We Put A Ring On The Past 10 Years
At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and Sia in the Video Of The Year category. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears emerged victorious in the category?

Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »

The Summer 2014 Idolator Video Floppy Awards: Alison Gold, Farrah Abraham, Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga & More Sweep The Floppys!

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Face it, kids: the MTV VMAs are hopelessly out of touch. I mean, Paris Hilton hasn’t even been nominated!

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That’s why we here at Idolator have decided to right the music industry’s wrongs by celebrating its TRUE triumphs via our very first Video Floppy Awards. #sorrynotsorry all other award shows — you ain’t NOTHING next to Idolator’s Floppys!

Below you’ll find the snubbed videos that we felt were most worthy of being singled out in at least some category or other. Oh, and just FYI, we’ll be hauling the Floppys out whenever we damn well please. Why wait a whole year when the cycle of floptitude is constantly twirling around us at any given moment?

You’ve been warned. More »

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Gets A Camp House Remix From The Thin Red Men: Listen

I don’t think anyone knows what’s going on with Beyonce‘s pioneering visual album at the moment. “Pretty Hurts” came and went without as much as a television performance (I’m still mad!) and then she randomly dropped that messy “***Flawless” remix with Nicki Minaj in the middle of night before going back to dusting her Grammys.

“***Flawless” is scheduled to impact rhythmic radio this week and Queen Bey will perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, so I guess we’ll know more then. In the meantime, check out The Thin Red Men remix of “Pretty Hurts”. It’s a little on the camp side but that works well with the song’s divalicious lyrics. Listen after the jump. More »

10 Things To Expect From Madonna’s Next Album

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When Madonna releases a new album, it isn’t so much an event as it is an international holiday.

Her Madgesty is now on her 13th studio album. 2012′s MDNA gave us just a little bit of the life we needed for the icon’s 12th release, but of course we wanted more. It’s only natural, given this is a woman who has consistently reinvented herself for three decades straight.

Now it’s 2014, which feels like the perfect time for her to drop off a new project and deliver that breed of cross-genre pop that only she can provide.

Details on the album thus far have been hit or miss: While other websites have speculated by way of Instagram posts and other random clues, Idolator played detective and dug up even more info on the album. Of course, nothing is conclusive since this is Madge, but we do have enough information to at the very least be excited for the project.

So without further ado, let’s see what we have in store from the Queen Of Pop herself. More »

Beyonce Sings “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” In HBO’s ‘On The Run’ Trailer: Watch

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Beyonce covers a 1966 classic in the second trailer for HBO’s On the Run special.

While dressed as a jazz singer and staring down one captive audience member, husband and touring partner Jay Z, she sings the opening lines of the Sonny Bono-penned “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” as more so inspired by Nancy Sinatra than Cher: “I was five and he was six / We rode on horses made of sticks / He wore black and I wore white / He would always win the fight…”

Then the On the Run trailer cuts to exhilarating footage from Beyonce and Jay Z’s joint tour: The stunts. The squats. The hair flips. The crowd doing the Roc-A-Fella sign. Beyonce casually pushing her husband aside, just because. While the lyrics to “Bang Bang” spell out defeat, the trailer only confirms that during On the Run, Jay Z actually plays hypeman to his wife.

Watch the new HBO On the Run trailer up top, then revisit Cher and Nancy Sinatra’s versions of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” below. More »

Beyonce And Rihanna Joining Forces For “Blow” Remix? Cross Your Fingers!

Beyonce and Rihanna are reportedly joining forces for a remix of semi-pornographic disco anthem “Blow”. Sounds too good to be true? Normally, I would agree but Queen Bey recently dropped that Nicki Minaj-assisted overhaul of “***Flawless” in the middle of the night — so she’s clearly in the mood for some (next-level) trolling.

While the superstar collaboration is far from official, there is some evidence to back it up. Digital Spy reports that the song has been registered on ASCAP and even provided a screen grab (see it after the jump). The misspelling of Rihanna’s name is kind of disconcerting and the fact that the divalicious duet is registered doesn’t mean it will ever see the light of day. But still. Bey and RiRi on the same song? RIP to the rest of the game. More »