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MTV Video Music Awards 2011
Originally posted 08/29/2011 01:15PM
Lada Gaga was a no-show at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards – but she sent her chain smoking male alter-ego, Jo Calderone, in her place.
With his black suit and pompadour, the greaser bears little resemblance to Gaga herself. In fact, he could have been mistaken for some other famous men.
Originally posted 08/29/2011 10:30AM
There's no shortage of writhing around when it comes to the MTV Video Music Awards, and Justin Bieber got his in early – with the help of his new pet snake, Johnson.
Making his way into the MTV ceremony, the 17-year-old pop star posed on the black carpet with his baby boa constrictor in his hand. He was even interviewed by his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, and indulged in a moment of innuendo when he told her the pale orange snake's name with a wink and a kiss.
Originally posted 07/21/2011 12:00AM
Expect plenty of fireworks from Katy Perry at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, as the California singer leads all contenders with nine nominations.
Perry, 26, earned three nominations for her "Firework" clip, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video. She's also up for Best Collaboration and Best Direction for "E.T.," featuring Kanye West.
West didn't do so badly himself, scoring seven nominations. Also getting seven nods was British singer Adele, all for a single video, "Rolling in the Deep."
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