Friday, 7 September 2012

The Silly Old Daniel Celebrity Roundup: VMAs Special.

You might remember for last year's MTV Video Music Awards I stayed up dead late, after a night on the brandy with my dear friend Carla, and live-tweeted the whole thing before posting a blog of my personal highlights alongside my slightly pissed tweets.

Well, this year I didn't do that. I was tired so I went to sleep like a normal person. Sorry about that. For those who didn't catch the ceremony (myself included) here are the bits that everyone's talking about, to save you sitting through all the shite in a brand new VMAs special of the Silly Old Daniel Celebrity Roundup.

1. Rihanna and Katy Perry have a girls night.

If you cast your mind back to last year's VMA awards, you may remember that Katy Perry was there with ridiculous pink hair and a large block of cheese on her head, truly looking like a right twat. You may also remember that her date for the evening was her husband Russell Brand who was there supporting her like a good husband should.

For obvious reasons (THEY'RE DIVORCED NOW AREN'T THEY?) Russell was not at last night's ceremony, and certainly wasn't there as Katy Perry's escort. Despite rumours she's rekindled her relationship with John Mayer (who, shall we be honest, it would seem has shagged basically every famous woman who has ever lived), Katy showed off her playful side and decided to have close friend Rihanna be her date for the evening, as evidenced in the picture above where it looks ever so slightly like they're fingering each other.

I know these award ceremonies can be long and tedious, ladies, but there's a time and a place for mutual masturbation.

However, it wasn't just Katy Perry who Rihanna was getting close to, as the largest talking point of the evening came after she won the coveted "Video Of The Year" award for her song with Calvin Harris, We Found Love (an underground hit you've probably never heard of). After collecting the award, photos seem to show Rihanna sharing a kiss with her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown who famously smashed her face in before the Grammys in 2009. 

It was also a good night for Chris "Cuddliest Man In Pop" Brown as his video for Turn Up The Music beat competition from Justin Bieber and Usher to "Male Video Of The Year", and in my opinion both of those artists have ever knocked a woman around.




OK that is arguably too close. Still, though. What the eff is Rihanna playing at??

2. Nicki Minaj wants your money, mate.

You can ask anyone: selling millions of records and concert tickets, as well as having endorsements with Adidas, Pepsi and MAC cosmetics only really covers pocket money. That's the problem that poor old Nicki Minaj, who last night won the "Best Female Video" award for her load of racket single Starships, is obviously facing.

On last night's red carpet, Nicki was quizzed about her future plans for music and she gave a shocking answer. For those who haven't heard her most recent album Pink Friday: Roman Re-loaded, it did get some quite good reviews but everyone has commented on the..."variety" shown on the album.

One minute Nicki is weeping about her star status on Marilyn Monroe, the next she's "spitting rhymes" (yes I said "spitting rhymes" let's move on) like the best of them on Come On A Cone, and then before you know it she's singing a load of RedOne-produced nonsense on Pound The Alarm. The whole thing, to be honest, is inconsistent, disjointed and at 22 tracks long (!!!) it's simply way too long.

Nicki has obviously taken this criticism on board and that's why she's announced she is re-issuing the album. YES YOU HEARD RIGHT, 22 tracks clearly wasn't enough and soon a new edition of the album called Pink Friday: Roman Re-loaded: The Re-Up will be hitting shelves.

An album title that rolls straight off the tongue, and most likely right into Ms. Minaj's bank account. Lovely.

3. Who was the night's biggest winner? (And, indeed, the biggest loser?)

Let's not forget, though, the VMAs isn't just about people getting off with each other and flogging their unnecessary album re-releases, it's about awards. And I imagine you want to know who was the biggest winners of the night?

That honour goes to our home-grown talent One Direction who took home three awards over the course of the evening for "Best Pop Video", "Best New Artist" and "Most Share-Worthy Video" (whatever that means) all for What Makes You Beautiful. The boyband also performed One Thing at the ceremony, which is my favourite One Direction song so there you go. 

They also each managed to get a kiss off Katy Perry who was presenting them with the award, and who was also guest judging at Niall Horan's X Factor audition which eventually led to him being made a member of the band. Funny how stuff works out. Harry Styles was heard to tell her "thanks Katy, but you're a bit young for me" before chasing Betty White around the backstage area like something out of a Benny Hill sketch (NAR MAN I MADE THAT BIT UP).

As for biggest loser of the night, that honour should probably go to Lady GaGa who, after not being nominated for any awards, decided not to go to the ceremony at all. Was she a miss from the proceedings? OF COURSE SHE BLOODY WAS SHE'S LADY BLOODY GAGA. She's been the talking point of the last three VMA awards and if you don't believe me then you can have a look at this...

...and this...

...and this....

However GaGa was there in spirit as she was, in fact, live-tweeting the whole thing even showing her support for M.I.A. (which is curious because right at the beginning of GaGa's career M.I.A. was really horrible about her):

Bad Girls ended up being beaten to the "Video Of The Year" award by We Found Love, which GaGa also praised so that was nice of her wasn't it?:

I must admit, I'm disappointed that GaGa took being snubbed lying down, considering that two of her videos for Yoü and I and Marry The Night were eligible to be nominated and neither of them were. I was rather hoping she'd interrupt the ceremony half-way through dressed as Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty and give a speech similar to this one...

However, she did manage to get some of her true feelings out when MTV suggested "see you next year" on Twitter...


Well that's it for now.


  1. Please, never stop blogging. That is all. <3

  2. HA the feature of the Maleficent speech was just the cherry on top of the blog post.
    I agree with Hannah ^^ never stop blogging.

    Charlotte xo