Happy Bey Day and welcome to Shade Court. We’re heading into Labor Day weekend, where we celebrate the sacrifices of the American labor movement. (Thanks Wikipedia.) I don’t know for sure whether or not judges qualify as part of the labor movement, but this sure feels like a lot of work. »
As everyone knows, the annual Video Music Awards (which aired Sunday night on MTV) is a veritable who’s who of the red carpet—mostly because you’re literally asking yourself WHO? every time someone new walks on stage. »
Hello hello and good morning! The VMAs were a mess, as usual, but the red carpet was somewhat—SOMEWHAT—more subdued. Let’s dive in. »
It was a huge weekend for some of the world’s biggest pop stars. But while many of them were releasing new music videos, surprising us with free albums, registering new songs, hugging it out after years-long feuds, calling each other bitches live on stage, and even announcing their presidential runs, Katy Perry was… »
Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” video is here (“finally!” - someone, I’m sure) and it’s the exact African safari paradise that we were promised! Lions! Elephants! Shirtless Scott Eastwood! And, bizarrely, nary a black person in sight. »
Tyga’s Got Lost On My Way To Clean The Garage outfit, Justin Bieber’s Skipping Second Period Algebra to Smoke Cigarettes and Cry Under the Bleachers outfit, and John Legend’s Am I The Only Adult Man In The Room outfit: if you had to pick, which would you F, M, and K? »
Kylie’s got sudden bangs, Rita Ora applies her trademark thirst to this Black Swan getup, and FKA twigs dresses for a black tie roll in the hay If you had to F/M/K these 2015 VMA red carpet looks, which would you pick? »
Last night, as Taylor Swift pulled a classic derail on Nicki Minaj’s very important VMA tweets, Twitter user @chaelinfenty brought up an interesting point: “can we talk about how taylor’s video isn’t original and was copied from a group of four WOC, 2NE1,” she wrote, not a question but a declaration.
The 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced Tuesday and they were not to Nicki Minaj’s liking.
The year 2005 was a playground for pop musicians; the internet was not yet mainstreamed to the degree it is now, so album sales had not yet declined, and MTV still aired videos. Yet, by 2005, gossip sites were hitting their stride simultaneously, and Lindsay Lohan was feeling the burn. »
Genise Ruidiaz, a contortionist and dancer, was slated to perform in Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" routine at the VMAs while holding a live boa constrictor. The snake idea was scrapped before the live show, however, because it BIT RUIDIAZ DURING REHEARSAL WITH ITS BIG SNAKE MOUTH. And then the replacement snake bit a… »
Miley Cyrus’ VMA date is wanted by the police. A native of Salem, Oregon, Jesse Andrew Helt left home to become a model but during the process found himself homeless and ditching his probation officer back home. »
The biggest group of killjoys in America are still disappointed in MTV and the Video Music Awards. The Parents Television Council predictably kept their hands firmly gripped on their pearls throughout last night's show. »
When we put up the isolated vocal track from Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards performance last night, skeptics protested that "you could do that with any performer and it would sound just as bad." In response, here's Beyoncé's full 16-minute, show-ending mini-set, using just the unaltered audio from her… »
Last night the VMAs — which is another name for the 2-hour long purgatory before Beyoncé's performance — took place in L.A. »