Kid Rock and Tommy Lee have thrown fists at each other, Luke Campbell and his 2 Live Crew pals performed “Banned In the USA,” Madge and Brit did their infamous lip lock thing — there’s always something big happening at MTVs annual VMAs show. We decided to corral some of the great, silly, or dubious moments that stick in our mind. They may not be the most outrageous ever, but they’re all quite memorable. After the jump, take a look back at these moments and tune into MTV Sunday at 9PM EST to watch the 2008 Video Music Awards.
Robert Downey Jr. teamed up with a dude in a HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) cyborg suit to break open a barrel of sake at the Japanese premiere of Iron Man. No, Robert’s not relapsing in a big way—the ceremony is for good luck. Why don’t we have a cool red carpet tradition like that?
By the way, that HAL suit? It’s supposed to give the wearer five times their ordinary strength. Just like Robert’s moustache.
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Wednesday Addams sure has grown up. Christina Ricci and boyfriend Kick Gurry frolicked on the beach in Malibu while Christina showed off her tattoos and enjoyed the California sun. In case you’re wondering, Kick is an actor from Down Under who met Ricci on the set of Speed Racer. [Photos: INF]
Everyone’s favorite celesbian, Tila Tequila, hit up Co Co Deville nightclub last night with girlfriend Courtenay Semel. Above is a sampling of her killer dance moves. [Photos: Splash News Online]
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We’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little (read: totally) excited to see the new 90210. Initially, our borderline unhealthy crush on Dylan from the original show rendered us blind to the obvious signs of desperation inherent in the marketing: You wanna live in the zip, you gotta live by the code? Um, no thanks. Really. And now, after two hours and 72 commercial breaks, our heart is a little broken and all we can say (even knowing the show is a ratings juggernaut) is Holy cliché.
But first? A memory:
Gavin Rossdale, Pink, Alicia Silverstone, Kiefer Sutherland, Ellen Degeneres, Portia de Rossi, and Britney Spears were among the H-town elite getting some color on the beach or by the pool over the holiday weekend. As we bid the summer of 2008 adieu, let us look back at the hottest beach moments below:
Between Katy Perry kissing girls (and liking it), Lindsay and Samantha pledging their love via MySpace messages, and Penelope Cruz‘s tonsil hockey session with Scarlett Johansson in this summer’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, girl-on-girl action appears to be the latest Hollywood trend. From the obviously out (Tila) to the maybe-the-world’s-just-wishing (Jessica Biel), check out Hollywood’s 16 hottest celesbians.
Gossip Girl star Blake Lively visited the Late Show with David Letterman yesterday, and apparently decided against wearing pants. There were no complaints from the audience.
Remember how sacred Donna Martin’s virginity was on the original Beverly Hills, 90210? Turns out, stuff like that isn’t really an issue to the new generation of high schoolers in the famous West Beverly zipcode. Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth spoke to EW this week and discussed one way the show has evolved since their days fighting over Dylan McKay.
Garth (on her role as a guidance counselor): “When [they] told me some of the things they were doing, I was like, ‘Whoa. That is not 90210, people.’ They were trying to educate me [about] how teens are in high school today. It was so shocking to me that I thought I should bring a positive spin somehow. Of course, I have yet to guide or counsel anyone.”
Doherty: “I think they must have told you the same things they told me. … All I know is there’s a girl giving a guy a blow job in the first episode.”
Garth: “When they told me that, I thought, Aaron Spelling is rolling over in his grave right now.”
As if he wasn’t already rolling over from Tori and Dean: Inn Love. Gossip Girl West, er, 90210 is set to premiere on September 2. [Photo: FilmMagic, WireImage]
Yesterday we reported that Michael Lohan was in a tizzy because Lindsay‘s girlfriend Samantha Ronson is allegedly shopping around a tell-all. We were thinking about something he said all night: “She’s using my daughter. People never even knew who Samantha Ronson was until she met Lindsay.”
Isn’t it more like people never knew who Michael Lohan was before his daughter became famous? And now what do people know him for? A DUI? Serving time? Trying to profit off of his estranged daughter’s name by hawking ideas for reality TV shows?
Well, Lindsay isn’t having it. She issued a rebuttal to Access Hollywood: “He’s out of control. I want him to stop hurting and talking to the media about the people I love.” Since she’s the only reason the media listens to him at all, he should think about abiding.