It was billed as a surprise performance, but word leaked out well ahead of time.

Still, the crowd went crazy at last night's MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West and new father-to-be (!!!!!!!!!!) Jay-Z took to the stage for a rendition of "Otis." Off their mega-hit album "Watch the Throne," the single features each artist doing his talented thing.

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In addition to winning Best Pop Music Video for "Till the World Ends" at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Britney Spears was recognized by the event.

The singer was given the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for her life's influence on music videos, with a two-minute dance tribute performed in her honor.

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Little Monsters already know Jo Calderone is Lady Gaga's alter ego. What they didn't know before last night's Video Music Awards is that the two were an item!

"My name is Jo Calderone," the 25-year-old said, showing up in drag as part of her wild, extended pre-performance monologue. "Lady Gaga? She left me!"

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It was an evening that started with major news - Beyonce is pregnant! - continued with a story about a snake and concluded with the regular cast of characters taking home trophies:

Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and more. Read on for a full list of winners from the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, including the unofficial title of Biggest Gaga Wannabe to Nicki Minaj, pictured here...

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For a couple that once tried to hide their relationship, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are very much out in the open now. Case in point:

During the Selena-hosted pre-show at this evening's MTV Video Music Awards, Gomez interviewed her boyfriend and tried to ask about his nomination in the category of Best Male Video. But all Justin wanted to talk about was his pet snake... named Johnson.

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The 2011 MTV Movie Awards got off to a rousing start before Lady Gaga even took the stage tonight: Beyonce revealed a baby bump on the red carpet and her rep later confirmed:

The singer is pregnant!

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MTV airs the Video Music Awards tonight at 8 p.m. EST. But Adam Levine won't be tuning in.

The Maroon 5 frontman and judge on The Voice let his feelings be known about the network in a Tweet last night, writing: "The VMAs [are the] one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand. F--k you, VMAs."

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