2011 MTV Video Awards

Vanessa Hudgens To Donate One of A Kind Candie’s Couture Gown Auction To Beefit Stand Up To Cancer

Actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens has donated  the Candie’s Couture dress she wore at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for a public charity auction on eBay to benefit Stand Up To Cancer. The silk georgette size-two gown, frosted with silver baby sequins, designed exclusively for Hudgens, will go live Monday, January 23rd at 4PM PT/7PM ET through Thursday, February 2 at 4PM PT/7PM ET at ebay.com/vanessahudgens. 
“I am proud to continue to support Stand Up To Cancer and all the incredible work they do,” said Hudgens.  “Cancer touches all of our lives in some way and I am honored to donate this gorgeous Candie’s Couture gown to help to raise funds and awareness for this important initiative.”
Hudgens, a strong SU2C supporter, participated in the star-studded “Change the Odds” PSA and was part of the 2010 Stand Up To Cancer telecast. Photos from the event can be found on her official website http://vanessahudgensofficial.com/news/stand-up-to-cancer-event/.
“We are very grateful to Vanessa and eBay for their ongoing support,” said Stand Up to Cancer co-founder and Entertainment Industry Foundation CEO Lisa Paulsen. “This generous donation and exciting auction helps further our mission to fund innovative life-saving research.”
This is Hudgen’s first auction through eBay Celebrity, a unique eBay shopping destination that auctions off celebrity-donated merchandise and memorabilia, benefiting charitable causes.  Other eBay celebrity participants include: Christina Aguilera, Jeff Bridges, Michael Cooper, Robert Duvall, Jimmie Johnson, Wladimir Klitschko, Sienna Miller, Hayden Panettiere, Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, Troy Polamalu, Tarina Tarantino, and Joe Walsh.

How Will Lady Gaga Top A Meat Dress At The 2011 VMAs?

In only two years, Lady Gaga has become the face of the MTV Video Music Awards, and on Sunday at 9/8c, she will continue to cement her place as a VMA icon. Mother Monster will be opening this year’s big show, and viewers are sure to be both wowed and inspired. 

“It will be a continuation of everything I’ve been doing, and it will be exactly what they want,” Gaga said of her performance. “I’m pretty good at knowing what my fans want me to do.”
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Beyonce Reurns To The VMA STage at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards



MTV announced today the triumphant return of Beyoncé to the VMA stage at the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” for what promises to be the latest addition to her extraordinary list of unforgettable VMA performances. Nominated for three Moonmen this year including “Best Female Video,” “Best Choreography” and “Best Cinematography,” Beyoncé will add to her remarkable music legacy with a performance for the ages. 
Beyoncé joins previously announced 2011 VMA performers Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Young The Giant. 
Additionally, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Zoe Saldana, Kevin Hart and Victoria Justice join Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, and JB Smoove from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as confirmed presenters.  Jessie J was also announced as VMA house artist. The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT).
“Beyoncé has delivered some of the most legendary and memorable performances in VMA history, we are so excited she’ll be returning to the VMA stage this year.” said Amy Doyle, Executive Producer of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and EVP, Music & Talent, MTV. “Everyone will be talking about how she set the VMA stage on fire-yet again!”
The 2011 “MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s nearly 200 digital media properties around the world.
The 2010 VMAs averaged a 10.0 P12-34 rating and 11.4 million total viewers, marking the network’s best deliveries for any MTV telecast since the 2002 VMAs (8/29/02) as well as making it the third most watched telecast in MTV’s history.
To watch video of last year’s biggest moments, get the full list of last year’s show winners and can check out fashion, celebrity and music commentary from the shows’ red carpets, please go to vma.mtv.com.
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Legendary Tony Bennett To Participate in Special Tribute To Amy Winehouse at 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

To celebrate the life and music of Amy Winehouse, the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will pay special tribute to the late British songstress with music legend, Tony Bennett.  Winehouse and her hero, Bennett, recently recorded the duet, “Body and Soul,” for his upcoming Duets II album, out September 20th.  Marking his first appearance on the VMA stage since 1993, Mr. Bennett, who won one Album of the Year, at the 1995 Grammy Awards for the CD “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett,” will introduce the tribute, which includes unveiling footage from their recording session together. “Body and Soul” was Winehouse’s final session and took place this past March at Abbey Road Studios in London. The single and video will be released by Columbia Records September 14th, Amy’s Birthday, in support of the Amy Winehouse Foundation established by the late singer’s family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people.  
“It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to the recording of “Body and Soul,” it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known,” said Mr. Bennett.
 
Winehouse, known for the depth and power of her soulful voice will be remembered by fans and peers for her awe inspiring talent and classic hits such as “Rehab,” “Back to Black,” “Me & Mr. Jones,” and “You Know I’m No Good.”
Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse said, “Our family is honored that the VMA’s are giving Amy this wonderful tribute. We know that Amy’s performance of Rehab at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part in Amy’s worldwide success.”

2011 VMA performers include Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull and Young The Giant.  Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, and JB Smoove from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm are confirmed to present.  Additionally, Jessie J was just announced as VMA house artist. The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT).



Bruno Mars To Perform At The VMAs

Bruno Mars could have a very big night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Not only is he up for Video of the Year for “Grenade,” he’s also joining the star-studded roster of performers and presenters on the big show. 

Mars will return to the VMA stage for the August 28 show joined by a list of acts that already includes Lil Wayne, Adele, Chris Brown and up-and-coming rockers Young the Giant. The initial slate of presenters has also been revealed, and it includes a Kardashian and two comedy heavyweights.
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