With the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
now in the rear view mirror, we’re able to pinpoint several watercooler moments
that the event offered up. That said, our readers were divided on how they felt about the show overall, and they certainly seemed to have a love or hate attitude toward the omnipresence of Lady Gaga’s male alter ego Jo Calderone during the whole two-and-a-half hours. Read what the comments that came in about the VMAs below!
Though Maroon 5 was left out of this past weekend’s VMA festivities
, it appears Adam Levine – who has made it perfectly clear
how he feels about modern day MTV – doesn’t need a moon man to score a #1 hit. “Moves Like Jagger”
has finally topped the Hot 100, making the whistle-happy tune the band’s first #1 since their 2007 single “Makes Me Wonder.” (This is the first time Christina Aguilera, who guests on the song, has seen the top of the charts since 2001′s “Lady Marmalade.”)
Did You Hear?
:: Not everyone tuned into the 2011 MTV VMAs — Maroon 5′s Adam Levine continued his anti-VMA rant to E! News: “I remember when I was a kid I worshiped the VMAs,” he said. “It was a celebratory day that represented what the channel stood for.”And now? “It’s sad. It’s like seeing Tower Records in L.A. as a clothing store.” [E! Online]
:: Aerosmith — yes, Steven Tyler included — is planning to release a new album sometime around May 2012. This would be their first studio album since 2001′s Just Push Play. [Spinner]
:: Lil Mama isn’t so lil anymore — the 21-year-old rapper has released her new video “Scrawberry”. No, that’s not a typo, it’s really caled “Scrawberry”. [Music & Lyrics]
:: Drake talks to Entertainment Weekly about working with Stevie Wonder, challenging himself, and readying a “birthday edition” of his album Take Care. [EW Music Mix]
:: GLBT advocacy groups have commended Lady Gaga — we mean Jo Calderone — for her gender-defying performance at the MTV VMAs. [MTV]
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First Lady Gaga has a penis
, then she doesn’t have a penis
, now she has a penis again? Make up your mind, Gaga! According to Us Weekly
, the gender-bending pop star wore a prosthetic phallus in addition to men’s clothing (and underwear!) while playing her male alter-ego Jo Calderone at the 2011 MTV VMAs
. Gaga even went method backstage — jump below to catch her, er, we mean Jo
speaking to the press room. It’s almost as uncomfortable to watch as that near-kiss with Britney
. More »
Did you catch the VMAs last night? According to the show’s ratings you did — along with 12.4 million other viewers. The 28th annual Music Video Awards
were the highest rated in the ever and reportedly
the “most-watched single telecast in MTV’s history.” (Take that, Jersey Shore
) Was it the performances
? The touching Amy Winehouse tribute
? Beyonce’s pregnancy news
or perhaps simply the recurring appearance of Jo Calderone
? Regardless of why it was the most successful night to date, we want to know how you think it ranks among the music network’s previous 27 Moonman extravaganzas. Share your thoughts below.
If you sat through last night’s MTV Music Video Awards
, then you’ve likely got an opinion on how well the show played. (We went ahead and listed the six moments we felt were upbeat highlights
.) Regardless of which artists won moon men or lost out
, we couldn’t help wondering what the Internet at large thought of the awards gig itself, and so we rounded up an assortment of comments from other sites. Read on!
Last week we rolled the crystal ball onto the table, called upon some cosmic ESP energy and predicted who would win in the Best Pop Video
, Best Female Video
, Best Male Video
and Video Of The Year
categories at the 2011 MTV VMAs
. We also asked readers to weigh in with their picks. The good news: half of our readers’ choices ended up winning
! The bad news: we won’t be getting called to set up a fortune teller booth at the boardwalk anytime soon. Head below to see how things panned out with our predictions.
It’s official: Jay-Z
is a daddy-to-be. The larger-than-life rapper couldn’t have appeared more thrilled about the news, which wife Beyonce
broke with a one-two punch of baby-bump Video Music Award stunts — one on the red carpet (who was best dressed at the VMAs
, anyway?), and one onstage after her dazzling performance of “Love On Top”. Watch Jay-Z’s adorable reaction to Beyonce’s big moment, read telling lyrics on how Hova feels about fatherhood, and learn more about his night at the 2011 MTV VMAs below.
We thought nothing could ever come close to the 2003 VMA kiss between Britney Spears and Madonna
— we were wrong. Last night a “good old fashioned American man and a good old fashioned American girl”
took to the stage at the 28th annual Video Music Awards, as Jo Calderone (Lady Gaga’s male alter ego/Ralph Macchio lookalike) presented the Femme Fatale
with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award with a big ol’ smooch on the cheek. The two locked eyes and for a moment it looked like some sparks were flying
. Brit came to her senses, reminding everyone, “I’ve already done that.” Which peck will go down in MTV history as a more memorable “lip lock”?
have all been staged and the awards have all been handed out
. But now that the dust is settling on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
, we’re realizing that there were definitely more than a handful of standout moments during the glitzy music shindig. Head below for our assessment of the six highlights from MTV’s big night. More »