Video Music Awards

2010 MTV Video Music Awards Live Blog

We’ll be honest readers. After hearing that Lady Gaga will not be performing at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, we debated whether or not to even watch the show this year. Then it was announced that Kanye West would be taking the stage — and we smelled the potential for some Swiftian drama. We’ll be live blogging right here beginning at 9PM on Sunday night, but in the meantime, we thought you might want to check out the nominees in each category (our picks are in bold). … Read More

  • 1

Awards Show Stage-Crashers: A Brief History

We’ve all crashed a party at some point in our lives, but very rarely do you have the opportunity to do so on live television for millions of people to see. Short film producer Elinor Burkett did just that during last night’s Oscar presentation for Best Documentary Short, latching herself onto the microphone in the middle of director Roger Ross Williams’ acceptance speech. Her intrusion and his shell-shocked look show the surface of a deeper story; apparently the two hate each other.

While Kanye’s not-unprecedented mental lapse towards Taylor Swift left in a bitter taste in many mouths, sometimes the art of stage-crashing takes on a kind of morbid hilarity. After the jump, see our roundup of some of the best and high-profile instances of award show stage-crashing, from gratuitous nudity to Courtney Love (surprisingly, not in the same video). … Read More

  • 1