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MTV Video Music Awards 2011

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POLL: Who Does Lady Gaga's Male Alter-Ego Look Like? | Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's Jo Calderone: Who Does He Look Like?

Originally posted 08/29/2011 01:15PM

Lada Gaga was a no-show at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards Рbut 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.

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Mass Hiss-teria! Justin Bieber Brings Pet Snake to VMAs | Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Brings Pet Snake to VMAs, Causes Hiss-teria

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.

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Who Got More VMA Nods: Katy Perry or Kanye West? | Katy Perry

Katy Perry Leads Pack with 9 VMA Nominations

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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