2009 MTV Video Music Awards

Harry Potter World Cup Winner Announced Live On Monday

The clock is ticking for the characters competing in the “Harry Potter” World Cup and the fans who love them. What was once a field of 64 is already down to eight, and on Monday, July 11, the winner will be declared live during MTV News’ live stream from the red carpet of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” New York City premiere. 

MTV News’ Josh Horowitz will be manning the carpet, chatting with fan favorites Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, Helen McCroy and director David Yates among others. Read more » 

Ryan Dunn Was Drunk and Speeding Before Crash

Police have determined alcohol and extreme speed caused the fatal car accident that killed Jackass star Ryan Dunn and his friend Zachary Hartwell. Toxicology tests show Dunn had a blood alcohol level of 0.196 and was speeding between 132-140 mph when his Porsche careened off a Pennsylvania highway, crashed into trees and burst into flames. The legal blood alcohol level is 0.08. An autopsy reports says both Dunn, 34, and Hartwell, 30, suffered “blunt and thermal trauma.”
The accident occurred around 3 a.m. Monday on Route 322. Just hours before the car accident Dunn Tweeted a picture of himself drinking with friends at a bar.
Dunn starred on all three seasons of “Jackass” with Johnny Knoxville, Steve O and Bam Margera. He also appeared in the three “Jackass” films, the most recent being 2010’s “Jackass 3D.” After MTV canceled “Jackass” in 2002, Dunn and Margera appeared in the spin-off show “Viva La Bam.” Dunn later landed his own show, “Homewrecker.” It was canceled after just one season. Dunn most recently appeared alongside Steve O on “Minute to Win It.”

Katy Perry: The E.T. Video Premiere

EARTH – Following a week of alien abductions on katyperry.com and all her digital properties, Katy Perry’s “E.T.” epic sci-fi music video (featuring Kanye West) will descend upon the masses. The music video is directed by filmmaker Floria Sigismondi who has created clips for David Bowie, Björk, and Marilyn Manson and who most recently directed the critically acclaimed film The Runaways.
On March 30th, Entertainment Tonight , the #1 entertainment news magazine, will air the world exclusive first-look of Katy Perry’s music video “E.T.” Given the two titles, Entertainment Tonight knew this could be no ordinary premiere.  Check local listings for time and channel and tune in to Entertainment Tonight on March 30th for the first look!
MTV Networks will launch a daylong celebration on March 31 across its multiple screens and platforms to commemorate the premiere of Katy Perry’s “E.T.” music video, including the broadcast premiere of the video on MTV at 7:53pm ET, followed by TeenNick’s premiere at 10:53pm ET.  Beginning that morning, MTV and MTV Hits will feature Katy Perry video blocks. At noon, MTV.com, VH1.com and LogoTV.com will debut the video. MTV’s afternoon series “The Seven” will feature an exclusive interview with Katy at 5pm ET. The broadcast premiere of the video on MTV at 7:53pm will include an exclusive introduction by Katy and MTV News’ Sway. Following the video premiere, MTV.com will feature a livestream event featuring Sway’s full interview with Katy on location in Europe, and fan reactions to the video.   The next day, April 1, TeenNick, Logo and Tr3s will spotlight the video as part of TeenNick’s Obsess This music block, Logo’s NewNowNext PopLab and Tr3s’ “Fresca video”. VH1’s Top 20 Countdown will spotlight the video on April 9 with a special intro by Katy herself.  BET will also New Joint the video on April 1st marking the first time Katy has had a video featured on BET.
Beginning Thursday, fans can also watch “E.T.” across the entire VEVO platform, including VEVO.com, VEVO Mobile (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android), VEVO connected devices (Google TV, Boxee) and on VEVO syndication sites like AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including Last.fm), Univision and YouTube.
“E.T.” is the fourth single off Katy’s Grammy-nominated album Teenage Dream that hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart. The album, which has been nominated for Album of the Year Grammy, Best International Album Brit Award and just won a Juno for Best International Album boasts the previous three singles, “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Firework” which all peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Katy the first female artist in 11 years to score three No. 1 singles from one album.

The Bamboozle Roadshow Lineup Announced

The Bamboozle Roadshow has announced Chiddy Bang as the headline act with support from Pusha T, Dev, and Ninjasonik for the annual upcoming national tour, which is scheduled to run from May 4th through June 10thincluding stops in Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto. Pre-sale tickets went on sale today. For ticket information please visit:www.thebamboozleroadsow.com.

The Bamboozle Roadshow was conceived in the spirit of The Bamboozle Festival as a touring version of the annual festival that takes place every spring in New Jersey and has become a staple of the music festival circuit. Now in its fourth year, The Bamboozle Roadshow continues to deliver an exciting one-of-a kind experience for its fans by showcasing some of today’s hottest talent. 


Chiddy Bang:  Fresh off their win for “BEST VIDEO” at the 2011 MTV Woodie awards Chiddy Bang is a Philly based duo comprised of Chiddy (emcee) and Xaphoon Jones (DJ/producer) who combine elements of indie rock and electronica with some good ole fashioned “spittin” and freestyle rap. The result has been described by some as a “hipster’s wet dream,” and has propelled them to worldwide success. Chiddy Bang’s infectious sound has gained them tremendous buzz online making them one of the top 10 most blogged about artists on the entire internet. After several acclaimed mixtapes, Chiddy Bang scored a deal with EMI Music/Virgin Records. Their debut single “Opposite of Adults” has sold over one million unites worldwide and has been certified Platinum and Gold in several countries. They have just finished work on their debut album BREAKFAST which will be released this summer.
Pusha T: Recently signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label, Pusha T is widely known as one half of critically acclaimed Virginia Beach, VA hip hop duo, Clipse, along with brother and fellow rapper Malice. In collaboration with The Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams, the duo released a number of hits in the early 2000s including “Gridin’”, “When The Last Time” and a verse on Justin Timberlake’s first solo single “Like I Love You”. Pusha T was recently featured on Kanye West’s smash hit “Runaway” and released “My God”, the first single from his upcoming mixtape, Fear of God. The track has only raised excitement for the mixtape as well as his G.O.O.D. Music debut.
Dev:  Pop Rap newcomer, Dev gained notoriety when The Far East Movement borrowed from her track, “Booty Bounce” for their hit song “Like A G6,” which reached number one on the  Billboard Hot 100 chart. Born and raised in California, she was discovered by the production team The Cataracs after posting a cover of an Amy Winehouse song on MySpace. Dev is signed to Universal Republic Records and will release her debut album this spring.

Ninjasonik: Composed of DJ Roofeo and vocalists Jah-Jah and Telli, Ninjasonik is a post-modern music group that mixes the stylings of hip hop culture with the attitude of punk music. Originating in Brooklyn, for the past three years their live shows have gained notoriety in both the indie rock and hip hop scenes. A hotbed for spontaneity and creativity, the groups is known as much for their music as their street slag and fashion. At the heart of everything is their live show where the trio truly demonstrates their ability to fully engage audiences with their high energy performances. Having shared the stage with such artists as Spank Rock, Dan Deacon, Afrika Bambaataa, and The Cool Kids, Ninjasonik has melded enough sounds to bring in fans across all genres.

The Bamboozle Festival, the annual three-day music extravaganza will take place on April 29, 30 and May 1 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and will include an exciting and diverse roster including: Lil Wayne, Mötley Crüe, Bruno Mars, 30 Seconds to Mars, A Day To Remember, Taking Back Sunday, The Gaslight Anthem, Wiz Khalifa, Boyz II Men, LMFAO, Chiddy Bang, Dashboard Confessional, and Further Seems Forever featuring original members including Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba, Alkaline Trio, Sam Adams, Thrice, Plain White T’s, New Found Glory performing their own set and a Ramones tribute featuring Marky Ramone, Circa Survive, Waka Flocka Flame, We The Kings, Streetlight Manifesto, RX Bandits, and many more! Tickets for three-day passes and single day tickets are currently available for purchase. For ticket information, additional artists announced and a festival schedule please visit: www.thebamboozle.com.
Bamboozle Road Show Tour Dates
Date                     City                                Venue
5/4                        Boston, MA                      House of Blues
5/6                        Charlotte, NC                   The Fillmore
5/7                        Myrtle Beach, SC               House of Blues
5/11                      Orlando, FL                      House of Blues
5/13                      Houston, TX                     House of Blues
5/15                      Dallas, TX                        House of Blues
5/18                      San Diego, CA                  House of Blues
5/19                      Los Angeles, CA                House of Blues
5/20                      San Francisco, CA             The Fillmore
5/24                      Vancouver, BC                  The Commodore
5/30                      Chicago, IL                      House of Blues
6/2                        Indianapolis, IN                Egyptian Room
6/3                        Cincinnati, OH                  Bogart’s
6/4                        Detroit, MI                       St. Andrew’s
6/5                        Cleveland, OH                  House of Blues
6/8                        Philadelphia, PA                TLA
6/10                      Toronto, ON                     Sound Academy
*More Shows To Be Added*

Jersey Shore’ Heads To Italy For Fourth Season

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They may be comfortably back in their spiritual home of Seaside Heights for the new season, but not for long! The cast of MTV’s smash hit “Jersey Shore” are poised to head to the other homeland: Italy.

On Tuesday (January 25), MTV announced that not only had “Shore” been renewed for a fourth season, but that, in the upcoming season, the cast would be taking their show on the road … all the way to Italy. Production on season four is set to begin in spring 2011, and will premiere “later this year.”

“While the Stateside ‘Jersey Shore’ locales have become iconic for our audience, it’s really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst the cast that keeps them coming back each season, and Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us,” Chris Linn, MTV’s executive vice president of programming and head of production, said in a statement. “The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We can’t wait to see what erupts as a result.”

Source: MTV News

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Is Time Magazine’s #1 Fashion Statement of 2010

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It made headlines all over the world, and now Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress has made it to the pages of Time magazine.  The dress, which she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards, has been named Time’s#1 Fashion Statement of 2010.  The magazine wrote, “If making fashion statements is your [thing], it’s easy to get bored. Exploding bra?  Flamed out. Dress made of bubbles?  Please.  Using your hair as a bow?  Not again. But a dress made of meat — with shoes, hat and purse to match — well, that’s fresh.”
But that’s not all.  Gaga also made Time’s list of People Who Mattered in 2010, along with the likes of Pope BenedictSteve JobsPresident Barack ObamaSarah PalinNancy PelosiLeBron James, the cast ofGleeSandra BullockBetty White and, of course, Justin Bieber.  Writing about Gaga, Time said, “Her ability to weave fashion, choreography, visual art and a wide variety of pop-based musical styles into one…made her not only a household name but a pop icon.”
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Thirty Seconds To Mars is nominated for 3 MTV EMA Awards

Following their win for Best Rock Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and Best International Group at the 2010 Kerrang! Awards, it was announced yesterday that Thirty Seconds To Mars have been nominated for 3 MTV EMA’s including Best Video and Best Rock for “Kings & Queens” and Best World Stage Performance.  The EMA’s will be handed out on November 7th in Madrid, Spain.  Fans can vote for Thirty Seconds To Mars in the Best Rock and Best World Stage Performance categories at www.mtvema.com.  The band previously announced that they are releasing a deluxe edition of the album This Is Warwhich features a new version of the single “Hurricane” featuring Kanye West, their live versions of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance and Kanye West’s “Stronger” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and bonus DVD content (full track listing below).  Following 2-consecutive #1 singles at alternative radio with “Kings & Queens” and “This Is War,” the album’s third single “Closer to the Edge” is currently climbing the charts and is at #23 this week.  The video was added to Vh1 this week, joining previous adds at MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Tr3s and Music Choice.
Following their appearance at the VMA’s, frontman Jared Leto was the #1 top trending topic on twitter for 15-hours.   He was the top trending top again last Thursday after appearing on the talk show “Chelsea Lately.”  Sales also spiked on both the album and “Kings & Queens” single following the VMA win.  “Kings & Queens” is currently featured in the promo spots for the new ABC show “My Generation” and is also being used in the trailer for the new Warner Bros. film “Legend of the Guardians.”
 Thirty Seconds To Mars is currently on the 2nd U.S. leg of their massively successful “Into The Wild” world tour with Neon Trees, Violent Soho and New Politics (full Schedule below).  The first leg of the tour took them to 89 cities in 27 countries where they played in front of over 1.3 million ecstatic fans. The European leg of the tour was the band’s first arena headline tour and they sold out shows around the globe including gigs at London’s Wembley Arena and Paris’ Bercy Arena.   They return to Europe in November where they will play arena dates, including a sold-out show at London’s famed 02 Arena on November 30th.
Since the December 9th, 2009 release of This Is War, Thirty Seconds To Mars have been experiencing several career highs. They recently celebrated their third #1 single at alternative radio with “This Is War.” “Kings & Queens” hit #1 in January and the platinum-selling A Beautiful Lie’s “From Yesterday” reached #1 in 2007.  A Beautiful Lie’s  “The Kill” was voted the #1 alternative song of the decade by AOL Radio listeners. In addition to their MTV 2010 VMA win and EMA nominations, Thirty Seconds To Mars was the most nominated band at the 2010 Kerrang Awards with 4 nominations, winning the award for Best International Band.  They have won 3 previous Kerrang Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award and a Fuse Award.
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Lady Gaga is the Worst Dressed Woman in Showbiz!

The meat dress Lady Gaga wore at the recent MTV Video Music Awards has ea rned the eccentric singer the title of Worst Dressed Female in a new onli ne poll.

The superstar shocked fans by stepping out at the Los Angeles bash wear ing an outfit made entirely from raw animal flesh – angering animal advoc ates and bemusing fellow performers.
Webgoers have now registered their disapproval by voting Gaga the unani mous winner in a WENN.com poll to find Hollywood’s biggest fashion victim .

The singer earned 55 per cent of all votes, destroying the competition in her wake. Lindsay Lohan came in a surprise second place, with 17 per c ent of votes, ahead of Katy Perry with 14 per cent and Rihanna in a close fourth with 12 per cent.

Flamboyant pop star-turned-fashion designer Gwen Stefani trailed the pa ck in fifth place with just two per cent of the vote.

Taylor Swift’s Kanye West Recovery Uncovered On ‘VMAs: Revealed’

With one swift swipe of the mic, Kanye West went from just another tipsy rapper at an awards show to a pop-culture pariah at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Jaws dropped and boos were lobbed when Kanye infamously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video, leaving behind a shell-shocked teen country starlet.

Swift composed herself and gracefully left the stage but the experience was apparently as hard for the Grammy-winner to take as it was for viewers to watch. And to pile on the pressure, Swift was set to pull off a complex performance of “You Belong With Me” involving scores of extras raging through a New York City subway station just minutes after the onstage debacle. In addition to her preternatural professionalism, Swift had a secret weapon to help her through the set: her fans.

“The fans behind her were going crazy,” choreographer Danielle Flora recalls in the special “The VMAs: Revealed – Presented by New 5 React Gum,” which premieres Saturday at 11 a.m. Dancer Keltie Colleen agreed: “It was like they were her army.”

Eventually, it all worked out. Beyoncé, who appeared almost as uncomfortable as Swift when ‘Ye insisted the ‘Single Ladies’ singer deserved the Best Female Video Moonman, asked the country star to finish her acceptance speech when she later won for Video of the Year.Swift went on to lampoon the drama on “Saturday Night Live” and West has used the incident as material for some of his latest work.

Source:MTV News