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You thought you couldn't get any more shocked than you were from our Video Music Award history lesson from yesterday, huh? After all, look at Paula Abdul.

People magazine, however, has now listed a few startling things from last night's show. Let's see how they compare:

1. Diddy gave MTV's John Norris the silent treatment on the red carpet. The soon-to-be daddy, simply stood cross-armed as a spokesman answered questions on his behalf. Through his interpreter, Diddy did predict Shakira would win video of the year. Somehow, she didn't.

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2. Lil' Kim walked onstage flanked by guards, wearing an orange jumpsuit. Guess her 10-month prison stay was fun? The rapper then ripped off he outfit to display a gold bustier.

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"I want to thank you for keeping your lighters up for me," she said. "It feels good to be home, here in New York."

3. Sarah Silverman joked in a recorded video that Lance Bass hit on her backstage. When a friend off-camera reminded the comedian that Bass came out of the closet, she deadpanned:

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"That totally makes sense because remember that time he wanted to fly to the moon or whatever? Space travel is like the Liza Minnelli of travel!"

4. Power pop group OK GO, working out their skillfully syncopated treadmill dance for "Here It Goes Again." It was the first live onstage performance of the routine â€" which was a viral sensation on YouTube.

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4. Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin, reprised her moves from the movie to "Superfreak" with Fergie.

"Oh, that's so cool," the 10-year-old cooed before presenting the best new artist in a video. "I got to dance on the VMAs."

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Quick, take a look at these beautiful people and designer choices from this week's Emmy Awards. Lovely, aren't they?

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Sear those images in your mind ... because you're about to see many worse examples of what happens when good people make bad fashion decisions.

Before tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, we thought it would be fun to take a look back. Over the years, this spectacle has led to numerous celebrities that looked far from REspectable ...

Yup, Paula Abdul has always looked awful at award shows. Just borrow Simon's black t-shirt next time, don't try so hard.

Paula Abdul Flower Dress

Hey, a pair of criminals! At least Martha Stewart looks fairly normal in this dark suit. Busta Rhymes, on the other hand? Ummm ... is that a dress?

Busta Rhymes Dress

Maybe this shouldn't be classified as a "classic" picture. After all, when it comes to Lil Kim, not much has changed.

Lil Kim Mini Skirt

Consider us speechless. When Prince sings at halftime of the Super Bowl, let's hope he wears a bit more.

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Although The Hills may have helped you survive, it's been a long, Laguna Beach-less summer. Now MTV has returned to the real O.C. (without the real LC, Lauren Conrad) for a third season, and there's a whole new crop of affluent teens to get to know.

The show is still about sketchy dudes, random text messages, hookups and a little dating, a lot of unsupervised partying, and even a Season 2 holdover in the won't-go-away, Screech Powers-esque Jessica Smith. But much has changed, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The guys are much better looking, the girls appear to be more diverse, there appear to be three cliques instead of two, and the aplha character this season, Tessa, does not have the last name Conrad (although LC's sis Breanna is a cast member). Let's get to know the new cast and see how they stack up with our old favorites.

TESSA: She's this season's LC, the nice girl who's going to get mixed up in a lot of not nice things. Becoming best friends with Breanna's former BFF, Rocky, makes for tension between Tessa (right) and the younger Conrad. But the real drama will come when her clique clashes with the mean, sassy popular-girl posse led by Kyndra.

CHASE: Tessa's best guy friend bears a facial-hair resemblance to veteran Jason Wahler, but -- fortunately -- he has little else in common with the former Laguna Beach bad boy. Chase's artistic pursuits (he's frontman of a band called Open Air Stereo) recall Season 1's go-to creative man, Trey, but it looks like his chances of making out with a Laguna leading lady are a lot stronger than Trey.

ROCKY: Rocky (whose real name is Raquel) is filling the best-friend role, like Lo in the first two seasons. She recently shifted allegiance from Breanna to Tessa. Rocky looks like a young Drew Barrymore, has an adorable snaggle tooth like Project Runway's Alison, and dates a hot guy from another school. But for some unspecified reason, she's hated by the Laguna Beach popular crowd.

CAMERON: A meathead heartthrob, Cameron is splitting his beefy affections between two jealous ladies, much like two-timers Stephen and Jason. Despite his hilarious Jason-bashing in Season 3's premiere, Cameron could turn out to be a lot like him. It's extremely doubtful, however, Cameron will prove to be as likable as Stephen.

KYNDRA: Kyndra (left) is the new Kristin Cavallari. She's blond and tough and has a really high credit limit. The home-schooled diva is the leader of this year's trio of trendy girls, the Bratz Pack, if you will. She's got her eye on Cameron, but it's unlikely that he'll be her only target this season, particularly once it's time for spring-break trips.

CAMI: Cami's ready to show Rocky and everyone else in Laguna the difference between queen bees and wannabes. The gossip maven's acid wit makes her more like a sharper Lisa Turtle than anyone from past Laguna Beach casts. As Kyndra's best friend, she should be the new Alex H. (that's the blond one), but Cami's bigger than that.

KELAN: Kelan is this season's jokey sidekick guy. He's got a touch of Trey, because he's able to move among cliques pretty easily -- he's Cameron's wingman and Chase's bandmate. There's something Dieter-ish about his sidekickdom and Talan-ish about how he's not the ladies' first choice, but Kelan has a lot more personality than either of those two.

BREANNA: Breanna isn't LC, although, like her sister, deep down she really wants to be popular. Unfortunately, she has a longer way to go than Lauren did. Breanna is still trying to find her clique, and the previews suggest she might do something mean just to gain acceptance. She is jealous of Tessa's friendship with her former friend Rocky and, perhaps as a result, tends to chase after Tessa's former beaus. Thus she most resembles Alex M., who pursued Jason in Season 2 while he was still dating Jessica.

LEXIE: Lexie (right) spends most of her time training to be a dancer, so her nearest equivalent is probably the equally dedicated would-be Broadway singer Christina. But Lexie is otherwise nothing like the conservative preacher's daughter. She is a demanding, waifish hair toucher who hates Rocky and Tessa. But according to the previews, she will find some time between being hardworking and snobby to have at least one hookup this season.

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There you have it. Tune in next Wednesday for an all new episode, and all the drama therein.

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For the new big man on the Laguna Beach campus, junior year is all about surfing partying, hanging out with friends and hooking up with chicks. It befuddles the staff at T.H. Gossip, though, why this dude Cameron (pictured), featured so prominently in last night's season premiere, is such a hot commodity. Where is this place? How does this even happen?

He's like Jason Wahler, only bigger. And like Jason, Cameron is hooking up with Jessica Smith. That's right, last season's cast member, now a high school graduate, is apparently still living in the area, and was back on the show last night. While on a date with Cameron, she expressed jealousy at his other social endeavors. Meaning chicks calling him.

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Come on girl. Maybe you can't get your own spinoff like Lauren Conrad, or become a pseudo-celeb like your former pal Kristin Cavallari.

But you can at least know when to pack it in -- and pick a guy that's not a complete a$$hole. Man, Jessica simply traded in her lying, uncaring ex for a younger model.

It's a sad, sad scene... and yet like that tragic car accident on the side of the road, we can't look away.

In other Laguna Beach news, there was little to no screen time for LC's younger sister, Breanna, although a sneak peak at future episodes (brought to us by MTV's charming personality Vanessa Minnillo) indicates that LC will be making a guest appearance in the near future. As for the alpha females in this season's cast? They're bitches. But what did you expect.

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Yes, fans. It's that time of year. Laguna Beach is back and better than ever.

Well, at least it's back! With the kids on the first two seasons moving on to bigger and better things (if you can consider Kristin Cavallari's new "career" bigger and/or better), or having graduated to their own series, it's about time for Orange County, Calif., to crank out some new pretty, preppy and petty new stars on Laguna Beach.

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From the looks of the previews, the producers have done a fine job of that. The hit show, which premieres tonight at 10, will keep it in the family -- at least in the case of one star. Breanna Conrad, sister of Laguna alum Lauren Conrad, a.k.a. "LC," will be a principal cast member.

After she graduated high school, Lauren moved to L.A. and was given her own spinoff, The Hills, which proved a surprising hit in its own right. Bringing along some Laguna star power and drama in the form of on-off beau Jason Wahler didn't hurt.

In any case, Breanna and classmates are ready to run it back for Laguna Beach's third season. It didn't take creator Liz Gateley long to unearth a new generation of SoCal girls who stress about boys and have daggers out for rival girls (for reasons viewers, and even cast members themselves, often forget).

Not to worry, there's also a new stock of clueless dudes, ones for whom the maintenance of abdominal muscles seems life's primary objective. One of the new guys is the lead singer of a band that appears to be awful, reminding one once more how far MTV has fallen from presenting actual music to glossy nighttime soap operas under the guise of "reality."

But hey, it works. Run with it!

There isn't too much gossip to report at the moment (even for The Gossip), but here's a Laguna Beach Season 3 spoiler you never saw coming: The popular girls tend to be mean.

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Unless you happen to be seen by our staff!

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In any case, at 4:11 AM Pacific Time this morning, a T.H. Gossip informant spotted Laguna Beach and The Hills bad boy Jason Wahler at the Golden Nugget hotel and cashino in Las Vegas. Wahler (pictured with ex-girlfriend and co-star Lauren Conrad) unfortunately escaped our spy before she could ask him any questions or snap a hot pic of his circa 1996 frosted hair with her camera phone.

What was he doing in Sin City? We have some theories:

  • Partying.
  • Playing $5-a-hand blackjack.
  • Trying to hook up with girls.
  • Talking like a neanderthal, attempting to act cool.
  • Watching a payday loan shark masquerade as a card shark.
  • Hanging out with Kevin Federline and Ron Jeremy.
  • Searching for Ashlee Simpson's chin.

Okay, that last item has nothing to do with Vegas. We just threw it in there to be funny. But seriously, what the hell happened to that thing!?

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Want the inside scoop on the breakup between Laguna Beach alumni Lauren Conrad and boyfriend Jason Wahler?

You know, the one that happened sometime after the season finale of The Hills, but that wasn't shown on TV?

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Well, who better to deliver the news, albeit in disjointed, convoluted fashion, than Jason himself. On his MySpace blog, he details the rumors... the turmoil... the drama... the anguish... *sniff*

Frankly, MTV bad boy Jason (left) always struck the editors at THG as a bit of a drama queen, not a very good boyfriend to Lauren, and a self-centered meathead.

With circa 1996 frosted hair. But that's just us, and beside the point.

Here's excerpts from his blog, if you want to know Jason's take on LC, their breakup, and life in general.

If there's one thing we learned from it, it's that being rich does not necessarily guarantee you a good education in this country.

And that just because you write many paragraphs about something does not mean they contain anything useful. Note that below is the abridged version...

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"Alright so in the past week I've recieved [sic] tons of comments and emails saying things basically referring to Lauren & Mine's [sic] relationship. First and foremost its obviously non [sic] of your business, But theres been scandals/reports of people saying different things of why we broke up and so on....

... Let me first begin this by saying Lauren and I are not together anymore. The media has gotten the biggest kick out of it and so on. And as they seem to call it 'funny' I dont think its very funny myself... Their [sic] saying I went phycho [sic] and she broke it off with me, I was flirting with girls and so on... The next paragraph will explain the true and honest story.

... Starting around Mid/Late July after we got back from our trip, we just constantly started arguing. I'd call her and she'd be busy and couldn't talk, so she'd call me later and I didn't have time to talk. And that basically went on for about a week. Then when we finally found the time to be around each other, things just seemed to slowly drift apart.

... It's not that we didnt wanna be around each other, we just simply had nothing really to say. So withen [sic] the next week we hung out a couple times and every time we hung out it just got further and further apart to the part where it just looked like we didnt even know each other. So I basically went up to Laguna for the weekend and when I came back to Los Angeles things have just compleetly [sic] changed.

... Then all it took was me to say "so is this the end" and thats when the downpour came. We constantly fought and argued for about a week, until we just decided that we couldnt be together anymore, and our relationship just wasnt working. I was out at clubs partying, and she was doing the same and our trust for each other faded. Either way you put the relationship, it wasn't my fault, and it wasn't her fault. It just happened that way, and I'm sorry that it had too but it was the best for both of us.

... To be honest and truthfull [sic] saying goodbye to a relationship that had lasted to long with a person that I cared so much for, hurt more than anything. I would have given it all to make it work, but I put my best effort foreward [sic] and so did she and sometimes things just don't always work out the way you plan for them too.

... The only thing you can do is save their memories, keep them in your heart, and move on with your life. Which is exactly what I'm going to do. No matter what happens in life I'll always wish Lauren the best and I really hope she finds 'the one' I'm just sorry I wasnt it.

... As far as the future looks as of right now, there really isn't much of a chance for use to be together again. We're both moving foreward [sic], and hoping for the best. As of right now were just 'friends' were not good friends and were not enemys [sic].

... We dont ignore each other, but yet again we dont go out of our way to hang out. I still love her more than anything, she was my first true love. I wish her nothing but hapiness and success in life and her career.

... Maybey [sic] after the reading of this you will see me more than just 'laguna beaches [sic] bad boy' ... or at least id [sic] hope so."

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Hey, Shakira will be there, so we already planned on tuning in. Now, a host has been named, though, and he promises that the show will be a "rip-snortin' humdinger"

"I am Jables, hear me roar," said Jack Black, tapped to lead the ceremony and referring to his nickname when he performs with his two-man band, Tenacious D.

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MTV president Christina Norman called Black the "perfect mix of comedy, rock, irreverence and star power."

The Gossip calls Lindsay Lohan the "perfect mix of wasted space, promiscuous proclivity, irrelevence and red hair."

The VMAs will air live on Aug. 31 from New York City's Radio City Music Hall, as Shakira and the Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the list of nominees.

We congratulate Black on the birth of his celebrity baby, but assume the tyke will be left at home for the evening.

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With their respective boyfriends, that is. Although the former Laguna Beach stars, whose ongoing feud is well-documented, have definitely broken up numerous times, in a manner of speaking. We're saying there's no love lost between the Cali cuties!

In any case, Kristin Cavallari (right) has split with boyfriend Brody Jenner, People magazine confirms, while Lauren Conrad (below) has ended things with Jason Wahler, her beau on both Laguna Beach and The Hills, according to Teen People.

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"Yes, Brody and I broke up. It's just hard right now because I am working all the time. We're still good friends though," Cavallari, 19, said.

The off-and-on couple, who met through Laguna Beach co-star Talan Torriero, originally broke up in the fall, but got back together shortly after.

In between spending time with Jenner, 22, Cavallari was spotted several times with rebound-tang crazed Nick Lachey, but friends say it was never anything serious. Cavallari described her romance with Jenner, the son of Olympian Bruce Jenner and a Guess model, as her first mature relationship.

"He's good-looking and he makes me laugh for hours," she told Teen People.

Cavallari, whose fame has rocketed since the second season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, recently wrapped her film Fingerprints, and is now shooting Spring Breakdown. Both are slated for release next year.

Meanwhile, Lauren "LC" Conrad, 19, confirms she is no longer with Jason â€" even after she made the dubious decision to stay in California with him, rather than take an internship in Paris, on the season finale of The Hills.

On Laguna Beach, LC ended things with Jason, 20, after catching him kissing his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Smith, 18.

But for some reason, the two got back together shortly thereafter, and he was a regular presence on The Hills, her Laguna spin-off.

Lauren's younger sister, Breanna Conrad, 16, heads up an all-new cast of Laguna Beach, which makes its premiere August 16 on MTV.

If history is any indication, the much-anticipated Season 3 should provide tons of drama, some scandalous hooking up, underage drinking, a lot of gossip and ample hanging out at the beach.

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Believe it or not, you are that old! Or at least some of you are. Today, August 1, 2006, is the 25th Anniversary of MTV. Surprisingly, the network has no apparent plans to honor, or even mention the birthday. Maybe that's because MTV has always (as you will soon read) feared dating itself.

Who knows. But Entertainment Tonight is not about to let this milestone slip by without acknowledgment. Here's a look at the Top 25 MTV Moments, from the inauspicious beginning to the days of Laguna Beach.

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1. THE DEBUT: August 1, 1981.

The first video? The prophetic "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the now-forgotten Buggles. Only a few thousand people on a single cable system in northern New Jersey could see it.

2. BEAT IT: March 31, 1983.

Michael Jackson becomes the first black artist with a video on MTV. Soon enough, he ceases to be black. But a great song nonetheless.

3. THRILLER: December 2, 1983.

Less music video than 14-minute mini-movie (starring Vincent Price, ghouls and goblins), the premiere of Jackson's "Thriller" was an event. MTV gave it a set time on the schedule, even. It was, and may remain, the pinnacle of the concept of music videos as art.

4. MADONNA BUSTS OUT: September 14, 1984.

Performing "Like a Virgin" at the first Video Music Awards, Madonna popped out of a cake dressed in a wedding gown and writhed through her hit. Her gift of shock value resonates to this day.

5. MONEY FOR NOTHING: Pretty Much All Of 1985.

The Dire Straits song was about MTV, mocked the very idea of MTV, and became a monster hit â€" possibly the band's biggest â€" because of MTV. The circle is complete.

6. VJs GO BYE-BYE: 1985-1986.

Original video jock J.J. Jackson's contract expired in 1985. Nina Blackwood followed him out the door a year later, as did Martha Quinn. Alan Hunter and Mark Goodman were next, with only Adam Curry making it into the '90s. In a trend that still continues, MTV abandoned its first generation of fans, courting teens instead. The network also realized that airing videos was a dead end street, and began developing other programs.

7. SPRRRRRING BREAK!!!!!!!: March, 1985:

College students who couldn't make it south in person could turn on MTV to catch the party. Each year since, the drunken bash with young, firm, hot bodies undulating to the music has returned. We need a cold shower.

8. RAP TAKES OFF: August 6, 1986.

It's no coincidence that "Yo! MTV Raps!" premiered about the same time rap started becoming the dominant music form for young America. Hip white kids like Rick Rubin or the Beastie Boys may have loved rap before, but "Yo! MTV Raps!" brought it into every suburban living room.

9. PEE-WEE'S RETURN: September 5, 1991.

It was a hard fall for Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman, from star of one of TV's most popular kids' shows to a national punchline after he was busted by undercover officer for masturbating in an adult theater. Herman returned to the stage at that year's VMAs, sending the crowd into raucous laughter with question "Heard any good jokes lately?"

10. SMELLS LIKE GRUNGE: September 29, 1991:

Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video officially killed the hair metal scene and signaled the ascendancy of grunge.

11. CLAPTON UNPLUGGED: March 11, 1992.

Only the most desperate of fading 1980s bands responded to MTV's requests to show off their acoustic chops, but in the early '90s, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton, in his first performance since his son died after falling from a building window, brought the house down with acoustic sets. Clapton had to be talked into releasing the show on CD, but it became his biggest-selling album.

12. BILL SPEAKS: April 19, 1994.

Two years into his first term, President Bill Clinton fielded 90 minutes of questions on complex policy issues by 16-20-year-olds before a live MTV audience. Today, most candidates use MTV to reach first-time voters.

13. SHUT UP, BEAVIS!!: March 24, 1994.

Who'd have guessed that Beavis and Butt-head would make the cover of Rolling Stone? Sure, the show was stupid, gross and low-class. But it was funny to millions of viewers, and many older people no doubt wished they could act that way.

14. REALITY CHECK: June 23, 1994.

Check the listings nowadays and take a look at what's on. It's hard to recall a time in which setting up a group of strangers in a camera-filled home was a new idea, but the 1992 debut of The Real World essentially invented Reality TV. The original reality series is still on the air, to boot.

15. FEEDBACK LOOP: April 14, 1998.

Jesse Camp wins the first "I Wanna Be a VJ" contest. Sensing another TV trend that may have spawned from this?

16. TIMES SQUARE TIME: October 22, 1998.

The somehow wildly popular Backstreet Boys shut down Times Square during a Total Request Live appearance. The ruckus cemented TRL's role as pop culture's home page, with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as king and queen.

17. GETTIN' JIGGLE WIT IT: September 9, 1999.

When Lil' Kim presented a VMA with a pasty-clad breast, Diana Ross couldn't resist a playful fondle. Lucky Ross wasn't there eight years earlier, when Prince performed wearing pants with the butt cut out.

18. FEELING TIPSY: October 1, 2000.

Thinking about Johnny Knoxville getting tipped over in a port-a-potty still makes us hold your noses. Yet Jackass quickly became MTV's most popular show.

19. MARIAH'S MELTDOWN: July 19, 2001.

No one knew quite how to react when the diva made a surprise appearance on "TRL," pushing an ice cream cart filled with popsicles. A nervous Carson Daly kept trying to cut to a commercial, but Carey wouldn't stop talking. She took off an oversized T-shirt to reveal a tight tank top and skimpy shorts. A week later Carey was hospitalized for exhaustion.

20. F&$%#!: March 5, 2002.

The first bleeped-out swear word on The Osbournes premiere was followed by 58 others. The foggy-headed rocker, his type-A wife and self-involved kids became America's first family, if only for a time.

21. DOGGING EMINEM: August 29, 2002.

The rap star was in no mood to hear Triumph the Insult Comic Dog chew over his feud with Moby. So when approached by the puppet on the VMAs, Eminem delivered a sucker punch and then flew into a rage backstage. Really. He rampaged against a puppet.

22. JUSTIN GETS PUNK'D: March 17, 2003.

The debut of Punk'd, starring Ashton Kutcher, involved a crew posing as the "Tax Enforcement Agency" seizing some of Justin Timberlake's possessions after claiming he owed $900,000 in back taxes. The show, and its title, are now entrenched in the pop culture lexicon.

23. CHICKEN OR TUNA: August 19, 2003.

Newlyweds followed the telegenic Jessica Simpson and hubby Nick Lachey as they navigated marital bliss. Jess endeared herself as American's leading dumb blonde. They have since divorced.

24. THE KISS: August 28, 2003.

It was MTV's idea to bring back Madonna for a reprise of "Like a Virgin" for the 20th video music awards, and MTV's idea to pair her with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. The open-mouthed kiss that she planted on Britney? That was just Madonna being Madonna.

25. STEPHEN & LC: November 26, 2004.

Viewers were gripped by the love triangle on new MTV hit Laguna Beach, in which the partying of Kristin Cavallari (right) on spring break temporarily cost her a boyfriend. Lauren Conrad, current star of The Hills, hooked up with Kristin's beau, Stephen Colletti. MTV's original idea was a reality version of Beverly Hills 90210, but they ended up with a reality version of The O.C. instead.

As usual, fans loved it.

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