MTV VMA Award Show Highlights:
* Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” won Video of the Year, but instead of taking the stage, she sent up a young guy named Jesse, who revealed that he’s HOMELESS.
He accepted the award for the, quote, “1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now.” He also told people to check out Miley’s Facebook page, where she’s asking people to donate to My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood.
*A lot of people thought NICKI MINAJ was going to get crazy when performed “Anaconda”, but aside from a little twerking, it wasn’t that bad. Nicki did have a wardrobe malfunction when she did a quick change and came back out to do her verse on “Bang Bang” with JESSIE J and ARIANA GRANDE. For some reason, the front of her outfit wouldn’t stay closed, so she had to hold it together with her hands.
* TAYLOR SWIFT performed her new song“Shake It Off”. Take a listen to the actual audio of her performance as she sang along to a track HERE. Hmmmm…
* BEYONCÉ closed the show by accepting the Video Vanguard Award from hubby JAY Z, who took the stage with their daughter BLUE IVY after Beyoncé did a 16-minute medley of songs from her latest album. Jay even called his wife, quote, “the greatest living entertainer.”
Check out Bey’s full 16 minutes performance:
IGGY AZALEA fell off the stage while performing her song “Fancy” at a pre-“VMA” show in L.A. on Friday. It looked pretty rough, but her security guards were able to quickly pull her back onto the stage…
One of NICKI MINAJ’S backup dancers was bitten by a boa constrictor during rehearsals for her “VMA” performance of “Anaconda”. She was taken to the hospital, but the injury was NOT life threatening. On a related note, Nicki’s “Anaconda” video broke MILEY CYRUS’ record for most views in a 24-hour period for a music video.
Rapper SUGE KNIGHT was reportedly shot SIX TIMES at a pre-party for the “MTV Video Music Awards” over the weekend. He’s in intensive care, but he’s expected to be FINE. It’s unclear if Suge was the target . . . but TMZ claims the shooting involved a GANG BEEF. No arrests have been made.
MARIAH CAREY isn’t happy that NICK CANNON went public about their separation. A source says, quote, “For her, it was the last straw. She’s done with him now. It’s no longer amicable. Things are getting ugly.” Meanwhile, other sources say Nick is the one who left Mariah, because she’s a wreck, and he’s worried about how it’s affecting the kids.
SHIA LABEOUF called 911 to report a stalker at his house . . . while the stalker was RIGHT THERE. The woman was at Shia’s door, so close to him that he even had interrupt the call to say, “Don’t touch me!”
The “Sin City” sequel bombed at the box office, bringing in just $6.5 million to open in 8th place. The original earned nearly $30 million in 2005. “Guardians of the Galaxy” reclaimed the #1 spot from “Ninja Turtles”, with less than a million dollars separating the two. “If I Stay” debuted in 3rd place with $16.4 million . . . and “When the Game Stands Tall” made $9 million at #5.