The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards was the most-watched show on television Sunday, pulling in 8.3 million total viewers… but that’s down 18% from last year. The awards show actually had more mentions on Twitter than they had viewers this year (12.6 million tweets).
Uh, oh…you knew SOMETHING was going to come out to spoil this little beacon of light because it ALWAYS does. The homeless man who accepted an award for Miley Cyrus during the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night has a warrant out for his arrest in his native state, Oregon. Jesse Helt was arrested in 2010 for trying to break into an apartment window over what he called a “marijuana” dispute. He was given probation in the case. In 2011 he violated his probation by not showing up for scheduled meetings and failed to complete urine tests. Police were at his mom's house just hours after he appeared on the MTV VMA's. His mother said he was flying back to Oregon and if he is found he will be arrested. Miley connected with the man when she met him at a Los Angeles center for homeless youth. She tweeted about the story several times…
Rumors have been swirling of a split between Khloe Kardashian and French Montana. The reason behind the sudden breakup? Not only was French Montana's loyalty to Khloe questionable, he even admitted dating her for the popularity benefits in an interview. It also seems that he was cashing in on the relationship—literally and figuratively. Not only did dating Khloe boost his popularity profile, but the execs at E! wrote him a sizable check for appearing on the family's reality show and the spinoff show Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons. An anonymous source claims: 'He's expensive, and some people at E! just don't think he's worth the money," the source says. "I've heard execs moaning about it, saying, 'We're just paying so much for him!'"
Justin Bieber's Ferrari was rear-ended by a paparazzi in West Hollywood yesterday. According to multiple reports, Bieber was irritated that the cameraman was following him and slammed on his brakes. The paparazzo's Prius then struck Bieber's vehicle. Neither was reportedly hurt. Police are said to have interviewed both parties. "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana," tweeted Bieber after the incident. "I don't have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."
What. The. Hell. Gary Busey slapped Courtney Stodden’s mom…. Courtney Stodden is not one to turn down attention, but when Gary Busey allegedly got a little too handsy with her, she asked her 'momager' Krista Keller to step in. "[Busey] approached me, seduced me and cornered me so I couldn't go anywhere," Stodden wrote in her online column. It was at this point that Keller approached the actor to ask him to back away from her daughter when he proceeded to slap her across the face, Keller says. Reps for Busey did not return multiple requests for comment. Keller recently said that her daughter has reconciled with her much-older estranged husband, Doug Hutchison.
In other What. The. Hell. news...Warner Bros. Television is reportedly considering reviving Full House. According to the sources, John Stamos is spearheading the drive, since he has an ownership stake in the series. The show's creator, Jeff Franklin, as well as its' original executive producer, Bob Boyett, are said to be "actively involved," with Franklin onboard to write the new series. And Stamos isn't the only cast member interested in returning to his sitcom glory days: his pals and co-stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are also "involved in some way," and Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are also said to be keen on the idea. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's participation is highly unlikely, since the two traded acting for a career in fashion several years ago.
Miley also showed up to cover Roy Orbison’s song, “It’s Over” last night as Chelsea Handler wrapped up her E! series, "Chelsea Lately." On last night’s series finale, Chelsea enlisted an all-star group of celebrities to help sing a special version of "We Are The World." No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani got the song started and Chelsea followed her up.
Among the other stars who lent their voices to the farewell tune were Jeff Bridges, Fergie, Tim Gunn, Avril Lavigne, Leah Remini, Kathy Griffin, Tim Allen, Sammy Hagar, Josh Gad, and Alanis Morissette. Following the song, Chelsea thanked her crew as well as her fans. She also promised to see them soon when she starts her new gig on Netflix. Apart from the celebrity-filled chorus, the night featured a number of other special guests. Ellen DeGeneres was the first to show up, confronting Chelsea in the shower and demanding to know why she was never invited on the show.
Chelsea also sat down with friends Mary McCormack, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock, who all held an intervention for her.
Chelsea also welcomed her ex-boyfriend, rapper 50 Cent, to the show. Reunited for the first time since their break-up, the pair didn't miss the opportunity to flirt as Chelsea introduced 50 and his group, G-Unit. They performed their new song "Watch Me" for the first time on television.
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Seth Meyers hosted and "Breaking Bad" again went out on top last night at the Emmys…winning five trophies including Outstanding Drama Series and Lead Actor Bryan Cranston. Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn also swept the categories for Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama. On the comedy side, "Modern Family" nabbed a fifth consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series victory, and star Ty Burrell won for Supporting Actor in a Comedy. "Veep's" Julia Louis-Dreyfus brought her winning streak up to three with another Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy, and got an overly passionate kiss from her one-time "Seinfeld" co-star Cranston as she was walking to the stage. Adam Levine and wife Behati had a date night as he was there to present with Gwen Stefani, speaking of...Gwen butchered Stephen Colbert's name in announcing he won Outstanding Variety Series. Fellow-nominee Jimmy Fallon took the stage with "The Colbert Report" host and suggested there must be some mistake because Stefani mispronounced the winner. Colbert kept the award anyway, but let Fallon relay his speech as he whispered it in his ear. "The Amazing Race" won Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. Sara Bareilles sang Nat King Cole's "Smile" during the "In Memoriam" tribute, which culminated with Billy Crystal's emotional tribute to his friend Robin Williams. See more highlight videos and pics HERE.
Billy Crystal Tribute To Robin Williams - Emmy... by IdolxMuzic
Ashton Kutcher has been named the highest paid TV actor by Forbes for the third year running with an estimated $26 million earnings in the past 12 months. Ashton held off competition from co-star Jon Cryer as well as Mark Harmon, who came in joint second place after they pulled in $19 million between June 2013 to June 2014. Neil Patrick Harris was narrowly them behind in third with an estimated $18 million. Kevin Spacey and Patrick Dempsey secured fourth position on the list with an impressive annual earnings of $16 million, while the top five was completed by Tim Allen with his $15 million earnings.
The man who shot Suge Knight and two others at a pre-VMA party early Sunday was captured on tape, but the eyewitnesses aren't talking. Club 1 Oak reportedly has a surveillance system that covers almost the entire club, and at least one camera clearly shows the gunman firing the shots - his facial features clear enough to make out. Cops are zeroing in on gang rivalry as a motive. Suge and Chris Brown (who were inside the club) are vocal about their Bloods affiliation, and apparently, none of the witnesses want to be the person who identifies the gunman.
Police were called to the grand opening of Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood last night because of an incident involving Justin Bieber. A fan took cellphone video of him…his security wanted to see it… the fan refused…cops were called. When they figured out no phone was taken, they left without any arrests made. Whew!
Miley Cyrus says she's entered a new personal era and wants to use her fame for good. "I think what I realized after my last performance at the VMAs, I didn't realize my platform, I didn't realize my power and I didn't realize my voice and how loud it is," she explains in an interview on Monday. Cyrus continues, "And I thought, you know, rather than sit here and talk about, 'Oh, on every news cover, every time you go to AOL or wherever you go everybody's sitting there talking about me,' instead of using it as a negative, how can I use it as a positive?" At Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, she used her Video of the Year triumph as a chance to showcase the problem of homelessness, and to promote charity efforts. "If I'm going to be speaking this loud, what am I trying to scream at the world?" asks Cyrus. "And this is it. It's kind of a wake-up [call], which is what I had to do."
Katy Perry took rapper Riff Raff to the VMAs Sunday...are they really dating? Looks like they were trying a little hard to convince TMZ photogs. They're suspect.
Beyoncé accepted her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award alongside hubby Jay Z and little girl Blue Ivy. Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year, with "Wrecking Ball" at the MTV Video Music Awards, while other winners include Ed Sheeran for Best Male Video and Katy Perry winning in the Best female category. For photos and videos of highlights, click HERE!
Full winner's list:
Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball"
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Majid Jordan, "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran feat. Rihanna, "The Monster"
Best Female Video: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"
Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, "Problem"
Best Rock Video: Lorde, "Royals"
Best Lyric Video: 5 Seconds of Summer, "Don't Stop"
Artist to Watch Presented by Taco Bell®: Fifth Harmony, "Miss Movin' On"
Miley Cyrus stole the show at the VMAs by letting a young homeless man accept her Video of the Year award in an incredible, emotional moment. After "Wrecking Ball" was announced as the winner, Cyrus hugged Jesse, who then walked up to the stage and accepted the award from Jimmy Fallon on Cyrus' behalf. He gave a speech talking about his own situation and the overall youth homeless crisis in Los Angeles and beyond as Cyrus looked on from the audience, crying. Shortly after her friend's speech, Cyrus posted a video about a homeless center called My Friend's Place on her Facebook page.
Taylor Swift performed her new single, "Shake It Off," at the MTV Video Music Awards. It's a song about all her "haters," many of whom say the pop-country star can't sing live. So here's her isolated vocal track. She probably should have lip-synced more. Ouch.
Iggy Azalea -- I'm So Fancy ... I Crashed HARD Off the Stage [VIDEO] - Watch More Celebrity Videos or SubscribeRemember the one time Iggy Azalea fell off the stage performing in L.A. this weekend?
A backup dancer for Nicki Minaj was reportedly bitten by an anaconda during an MTV Video Music Awards rehearsal on Friday. A six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky took a chomp on the inside of the dancer's left arm while Minaj and her crew were rehearsing their performance of "Anaconda." The woman was immediately treated by an on-site medic before being taken to a local hospital out of "an abundance of caution," according to the director of production safety for Viacom. The snake is non-venomous and the dancer's wound is reportedly not life-threatening. The incident occurred while the dancer had the snake draped around her shoulders. Minaj, who was onstage at the time but was not injured, asked "Did she get bit by the snake?" and quickly went over to the woman to see if she was all right.
Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Chris Brown. He reportedly walked out of the West Hollywood club on his own—with 5 gunshots to the stomach and 1 to his arm—and was rushed to the hospital, where he has since undergone surgery. He's expected to recover. Chris Brown confirmed the incident via Twitter, saying, "It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes." According to TMZ, police are focusing on beef between gang members that triggered the shooting. Chris Brown, Suge and Game are allegedly affiliated with the 'Bloods'. Eyewitnesses say Chris was throwing up gang signs before the shooting inside the club early Sunday and he was performing with a red bandana -- the Bloods' moniker. One source tells the: “It was organized chaos, Suge was shot right after talking to Chris Brown." Word is, he changed his life and friends after rehab and gang members are NOT happy about that.
Nick Cannon is reportedly claiming that he walked out on wife Mariah Carey because he had concerns for her 'emotional state'. Cannon recently confirmed reports they are no longer living together. Insiders say that it was Nick's decision to end the marriage, and he is worried about their three-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. The sources added that Nick is also worried Mariah's reps are most concerned with her making money and do not care about her well-being. He is also said to want to create an environment for the twins which is free from the 'chaos' of Maria's life. Nick and Mariah married in 2008.
Justin Bieber illegally drove his motorcycle on the sidewalk in Beverly Hills late last week. He was apparently in too much of a rush to wait for traffic, so he took his three-wheel Can-Am Spyder up onto the sidewalk before returning to the street. At one point, as he's merging back into the actual road, Bieber comes a little too close to an elderly woman crossing the street with a walker. Video HERE.
FYI…Britney Spears apparently does an impersonation of Woody Woodpecker. She shared her skills with a hilarious video on Instagram.
Stacy Keibler, one of George Clooney's exes, gave birth to her first child, a daughter, earlier this week. Ava Grace was born on Wednesday. Keibler announced she was pregnant in late March, just a couple of weeks after getting married in a surprise sunset ceremony on a beach in Mexico. Her husband is a tech entrepreneur.
Chris Martin was nominated by Gwyneth Paltrow for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…he took it with fashion designer Stella McCartney. They nominated Stella’s dad, Sir Paul McCartney and Angelina Jolie. BTW…the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $70 million!
Eminem and Rihanna ended their Monster Tour in Detroit doing the Ice Bucket Challenge...
One celeb you won’t see do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Pamela Anderson. She says the ALS Association uses animal testing as a part of its research. She challenged the organization to switch to "sophisticated non-animal testing methods." Anderson writes, "Trying to cure human diseases by relying on outdated and ineffective animal experiments isn't only cruel — it's a grave disservice to people who desperately need cures." Pink’s husband, Carey Hart, won’t get doused either but did make a donation to the cause. He said, "I'll put the water towards washing my bike later!!"
Chris Pratt’s Ice Bucket Challenge is pretty great…and he just did another really cool thing. He dressed as his Guardians of the Galaxy character Star-Lord to surprise patients at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He was there for a special screening of the movie for patients and their families. While everyone watched the film, Pratt snuck away to slip into his costume, and then handed out movie-themed toys to the kids afterwards. Pratt also visited kids in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and the Pediatric ICU who were too sick to see the movie.
The latest reports on the Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon split say Nick has already moved out of their house and is living in hotels or with his grandparents. Insiders claim they are fighting a lot and that she suspects him of cheating. Carey may have even gone so far as to send security with Cannon to Las Vegas, where he often hosts pool parties, to make sure his eye didn't wander. Word is, the straw that broke the camel’s back was Kim Kardashian. Remember when he was asked about famous girls he’s been with and he named Kim? Yeah…Mariah couldn’t deal with that. Still can’t. It all started to crumble at that point…plus, she hates that he’s taken every gig offered to him even though they don’t need the money. She says it takes him away from the kids…but he contends he’s made $75 million since 2011 for the family.
Is Chris Brown ready for babies?? Possibly…according to Instagram. He posted a pic of on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran saying: 'Damn near 5 years and this woman still putting up with my sh**. Need to have this baby and stop playing! My WCW.' More HERE.
Beyonce is said to be leaning on Gwyneth Paltrow right now, taking notes on how to 'consciously uncouple' from Jay- Z. She was impressed with how Gwyneth and Chris broke up and still stayed friendly. She’s said to be planning to make her move and announce it this fall and expect them to still be seen together all lovey-dovey. Beyonce’s mom says their marriage is “perfect”…
Get ready for more Kate Plus 8…TLC is bringing it back in December. It’ll follow them on a Boston vacation and getting the kids ready for school. Can’t. Wait.
Eyewitnesses inside a club Monday night tell TMZ ... Drake and Rihanna had tables next to each other and were deep in conversation, flirtatious and whispering in each other's ears. Click HERE for the story and pics. BTW…Drake gets a lap dance from Nicki Minaj in her new video. If you'd like to see the totally NSFW video...click HERE sassy pants.
Is Taylor Swift being racist in her new video? Some say yes. She’s being accused of playing on racial stereotypes of African-Americans during the shots with hip-hop twerkers. Some Twitter followers say she tried to "play the quirky white girl who can't fit in" and only accomplished "being ridiculously racist." See tweets and the video HERE.
BTW...Taylor made some announcements ... first she announced a new single, "Shake It Off!" Secondly, she announced a new album titled 1989, after Taylor's birth year. You can pre-buy 1989 now online, and will find it in stores on Oct. 27!
Chris Martin is reportedly dating Jennifer Lawrence because she's the opposite of his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow. The Coldplay frontman, who has been secretly seeing the actress since June, apparently fell for the pizza-eating smoker after they were seen in deep conversation at the after-party for Coldplay's Royal Albert Hall gig in London. A source claims: "Chris feels he's dating someone who has everything he's been missing out on in the past 11 years. Jennifer doesn't take herself too seriously and when she is not filming she just wants to hang out and have a good time." The actress, 24, is also said to have given the 37-year-old musician a "new lease of life" and the pair can't stop laughing when they are together.