This year’s Grammy Awards were very good to Lady Antebellum and Arcade Fire (winners of Song/Record of the Year and Album Of The Year, respectively). They were not, however, quite as good to the ten people that you’ll see below. Whereas the likes of Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez scored high in our gallery of the Top 15 Sexiest Grammy Awards outfits, we had some reservations about some of the fashion choices made by Lady Gaga, Kate Hudson, Cee Lo Green, Lenny Kravitz and more this evening. Sure, some of these outfits weren’t meant to be taken seriously (hi Cee Lo!), but they still had us scratching our heads and asking ourselves, “WTF?!?”
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When the Farro brothers quit Paramore, it was initially announced as an amicable split—until the departing founding members dropped a secret-spilling blog post accusing singer Hayley Williams of using the band to build cred for a long-planned solo career. Unsurprisingly, Williams and her remaining bandmates plan to have the last word. More specifically, Paramore will do a live-stream with MTV News, titled The Last Word, on Friday.
While the band has yet to deny any of the Farros’ specifics about who signed what contract or who had separate managers (though they dismiss the charges as “irrelevant”), they are bummed to have their dirty laundry aired so publicly. “There’s been a lot of things said online, especially in the past week, and it sucks,” said Williams. “It hurts, because what we were told was that they weren’t happy, they didn’t want to do this, and you can’t be mad at someone for not feeling something…But then when it really became about all these other things, I was very surprised and kind of felt led on, almost.” Were the Farros right to clean out the closet or are you on Team Hayley?
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When Paramore announced founding members Josh & Zac Farro were quitting the band, the split sounded pretty graceful (“For the last year it hasn’t seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn’t here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere”). But judging from an apparently legitimate blog post from the Farros, the good wishes aren’t totally appreciated. “I want to be honest with you guys about how this band formulated from day one,” wrote Josh. “I did not think Hayley [Williams]’s version told the whole story, at least from our perspective and hopefully this will explain a bit about why we are leaving.” Uh oh…
According to Josh, Hayley already had her own manager when she joined the group, and despite their “grass roots” promotion, Hayley was also the only one who signed their (initially secret) major label contract. “We didn’t understand why Hayley was the only one signing the contract since we were told this was a ‘band’, but we were too young to grasp all of this…what started as natural somehow morphed into a manufactured product of a major label, riding on the coattails of ‘Hayley’s dream.’” Despite the constant squabbling detailed in the post, the brothers stuck with the band for over six years, until the the end of their 2010 American tour in Orlando ten days ago. While Paramore hasn’t stopped tweeting, could this drama make Hayley Williams’ solo album come sooner rather than later?
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“Attack, my chilly ones!!!” We have to say, Katy Perry made for quite an intense snow-person at KIIS FM’s annual Jingle Ball on Sunday. Like her song, the singer was both hot and cold in her Frosty get-up, forgoing the corn cob pipe and a button nose for some killer curves. We don’t know about you, but we think a snowman sergeant would have been a nice costume addition to her spot in VH1 Diva’s Salute The Troops.
Katy was just one of the many stars who performed at the holiday themed concert this year. The stage was jam-packed with some of the hottest hip-hop stars around, including Nelly, b.O.b, Taio Cruz, and so many more. Also joining in for some seasonal cheer was fellow Diva Haley Williams, Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias. Check out the gallery below to see who else caught the holiday spirit!
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This ain’t your Grammy’s Grammy’s! The Recording Academy announced their nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards last night, and some of the biggest acts in music took to the stage for a live concert. VH1 Diva Katy Perry stole the show with an explosive performance to go with her Album of the Year nod, while fellow Diva Hayley Williams was also on hard to celebrate. Justin Bieber could only be there via satellite, but Bruno Mars and B.o.B picked up the slack with a rocking rundown of “Nothing On You.” Check out the gallery below for more of last night’s highlights, and be sure to tune in to VH1 Diva’s Salute To The Troops on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c. for more of your favorite artists!
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Next up on our VH1 Divas performer parade we have that punky princess from Paramore, Hayley Williams! Not only has it been an incredible year for her band, but Hayley hit a major home run herself guesting on B.o.B’s “Airplanes.” The red-headed alt-rocker is always known for her hip and unique sense of style, and we can’t wait to see how she rocks it at VH1′s Diva’s Salutes The Troops this weekend. Even Divas need sass. Join us as we count down her twenty hottest looks!
20. Mismatched Marauder
19. Furry Little Friend
18. Hipster Honey
17. Paramore Es Una Banda
16. Non-Smoker Love
15. Casual Cutie
14. High-Waisted Hottie
13. New Wave
12. Punk’d Out Princess
11. Preppy Pretty
10. Sprinkle Jeans
9. Micro Mini
8. Tokidoki Babe
7. Runaway Prom Queen
6. Suited and Booted
5. Ragin’ Rocker
4. Spin Me Right Round
3. If You Like It, Put a Bow On It
2. Classy & Sassy
1. Edgy Elegance
The hottest stars in music hopped the pond last night for MTV Europe Music Awards. If you thought Ke$ha, Katy Perry, and Rihanna took fashion risks stateside, wait until you see what they did in Madrid! Interpret their eye-catching choices as crazy hot or just plain crazy; either way, they’re worth a closer look. Here are the 12 most mind-boggling get-ups worn across the Atlantic last night.
12. Johnny Rogers: Johnny Knoxville
11. Colonial Chic: Miley Cyrus
10. Fancy Feather Duster: Snooki
9. Wedding Bells: Rihanna
8. One Hot Ticket: Katy Perry
7. Violet Clash: Ke$ha
6. Algae Alert: Katy Perry
5. Apocalyptic Pink: Hayley Williams
4. 80s Prom Gone Wrong: Eva Longoria Parker
3. Train O’ Tissue: Rihanna
2. Walk of Shame: Taylor Momsen
1. Neon Warrior Princess: Ke$ha
Bonus: Lollipop Guild 2010: Snooki and Wee Man
The 2010 MTV EMAs air on MTV this Friday, November 12th at 9PM EST.