03:03 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 08/23/2014 11:45AM
If Nicki Minaj's sexually charged, booty-exposing "Anaconda" video didn't already grab enough pre-MTV Video Music Awards headlines, a real-live snake set to be used during her performance has created some slithering news.
During a Friday rehearsal, one of Minaj's backup dancers was bitten by a 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky who was being used as a prop during the song, MTV reported. Minaj was onstage and rushed to her dancer's side after the bite occurred.
Even though the snake wasn't venomous, the female dancer was treated at the scene where her wound was cleaned and then taken to the hospital to prevent a bacterial infection "out of an abundance of caution," Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media Networks, told MTV.
Originally posted 08/23/2014 01:00AM
Over the course of nine years, Diem Brown has displayed incredible strength and courage as she battled ovarian cancer not once, but twice. But now she's facing her toughest battle yet: the MTV star has been diagnosed with colon cancer, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 03:30PM
Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, who severed her spine in a June 6 all-terrain vehicle crash, is walking again, thanks to some special equipment.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:05PM
Recovering U.S. Ebola patient Nancy Writebol is thinking of others who are suffering as she heals – and she's pondering a return to Africa, her sons told Matt Lauer Friday on Today.
Originally posted 08/21/2014 07:25PM
It's been another typical summer for the world's most renowned teenage scientist.
Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:50PM
Star-Lord to the rescue!
Originally posted 08/21/2014 04:40PM
Those close to Céline Dion were not shocked to learn the singer decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely to care for her husband, René Angélil.
Originally posted 08/21/2014 08:10AM
Two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital.
Originally posted 08/20/2014 03:15PM
Curt Schilling has revealed he battled mouth cancer – and blames decades of chewing tobacco use.
Originally posted 08/19/2014 05:55PM
Even with the glass between them, their reunion was an emotional one, said missionary David Writebol about seeing his wife, Nancy, for the first time in three weeks on Sunday.
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