Kanye Eats His Words, Returns to VMAs

You know, Kanye West says a lot of stuff. Some of it is simple, courage, and profound, like his “George Bush doesn’t like black people” proclamation in the wake of the Katrina nightmare. But some of it is glib, pissy, and untrue, like his promise to never return to MTV after his 2007 performance was positioned somewhere other than the main stage. Well, never fear. Rap’s biggest name will do his thing at the 2008 VMAs party this Sunday night at 9 pm ET – on MTV. He’s part of a gathering crowd of stars participating in the annual show, including Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and host Russell Brand.

Watch classic video clips from previous VMAs shows.


VMAs Hotties: Fashion Flashback Gallery

The VMAs has its pie-in-the-face silly moments, but we’re expecting that there will be a big dose of glamor this Sunday night on MTV – people like to see their celebs looking sharp. As you can see from above, even Paris Hilton tried to do the leopard print Zsa Zsa Gabor routine when arriving at the show last year.

Here’s a gallery of other hotties – both men and women – from the 2007 VMAs affair.

Watch some classique VMAs performances to get psyched for the 9 pm ET kickoff.


VMAs Preview: Jonas Brothers’ Set Pics

America’s premiere boy band (sorry New Kids) can’t just jump on any old stage and do their thing – the vibe must be exactly right. Especially on a show as key as MTV’s annual Video Music Awards, which airs Sunday night at 9 ET.

Fans who want to get a sneak peek at the faux Brooklyn brownstone that Moe, Larry, and Curley Nick, Kevin, and Joe will be rocking in front of should check out the pictures right here.

Fans of boy bands who want a short pictorial history should check out this gallery.

Watch videos of the artists nominated for awards this year.

Watch classic clips of VMAs music performances from Madonna, Eminem, Jay-Z and lots more.


Britney Returns to the Scene of the Crime

After a week or so of “will she, won’t she,” Britney Spears has decided to give us another piece of herself. In a non performance appearance, the singer will open the 2008 edition of MTV’s VMAs show Sunday night at 9 ET. You’ll recall that things went a bit wrong last year when her dance routine seemed a bit “wan.”

Here’s what she says about her decision. “MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs? I’m excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated.”

Here’s a song list of several nominated videos and artists.

Here’s Britney’s Box Set, a blend of videos and interviews.


10 Memorable Moments in VMAs History

MTV’s big show is taking place this Sunday night at 9 pm ET, and every year there’s been something outrageous that goes down on the VMAs stage. Whether it’s Courtney Love crashing Kurt Loder‘s Madonna interview, Dennis Miller trying to talk to cosmonauts, or Nirvana‘s Kris Novoselic knocking himself out during “Rape Me,” there’s a three-ring circus in effect.

We made up a list of 10 VMAs moments that stick in the minds of many longtime viewers. See if your fave – like parolee Lil Kim showing up in chic jailhouse orange – is part of our collection.

Watch videos of VMAs nominees.


Perez Says Britney Should Do the VMAs.

She ruled the world. She spun out of control. She crashed onstage at last year’s MTV Video Awards. But Britney Spears is seeming alot more sane than she did 12 months ago, and the rumor that she’s busting a move this Sunday night on the 2008 VMAs is on lots tongues. Could she truly redeem her off-kilter career is she showed up looking hot a did some cool comedy stunt? Perez Hilton thinks that it would be wise for her to play ball.

What do you think? Watch the show Sunday, September 7 at 9 pm ET.

Check out 10 memorable moments from the entire history of the VMAs – you do remember Brit playing with her python, right?


Lohan Is Presenting Awards At the VMAs

Yep, LaLohan has signed up for a fun evening at the MTV VMAs show in L.A. on Sept 7. Can’t say if her honey-bunny constant companion Samantha Ronson will be tagged along, but ‘cmon, when aren’t these two together? If you’re a sports freak rather than a gossip hound, perhaps you’re more impressed by the fact that Michael Phelps (kingpin Olympian, beer pong genius, and Saturday Night Live host), is scheduled to present awards, too. And if you’re 14-year-old girl, you’ll be giddy to know that Ms Miley will participate.

You can read all about the latest updates to the VMAs presenters’ slate right here.

Watch videos of all the nominees, now. Watch the show on MTV, Sept 7 at 9 pm ET.


G’s To Gents Judge Is a Fashion Plate

A couple of years ago we were interviewing Fonzworth Bentley – currently serving as the judge on G’s To Gents, and then known as the dude who dresses Diddy. We asked him if he had a favorite piece of clothing and he explained himself well.

“Probably this double faced scarf. I had this made in Italy at a shop, a shop called J. Cross. I picked out the fabric and you know this side of this maize, not yellow, with, I call this color tobacco, colored polka dots. But it?s double faced so it?s silk on one side and then 200 percent cashmere on the other side. So this is like my favorite scarf. It cost $300. I wear it often.”

Nice to see someone passionate about his chosen profession. Bentley’s known for keeping it dapper, so we put together a gallery of his 15 sharpest looks. Which one do you think he looks best in?


Rihanna, T.I, and Paramore Added to VMAs

The list of artists slated to get onstage at this year’s VMAs show stretches from Lil Wayne to the Jonas Bros. Kid Rock, whose “All Summer Long” has been dominating the charts this season (watch his video in our Summer Songlist) is going to be there as well.

But with a week and a half left until the show, new names are bubbling in…and they’re big. Rihanna, T.I., Pink, and Paramore are all down to participate on September 7. There’s even talk of Michael Jackson moonwalking through the moonmen to give his scandalous sister an award. We’ll keep you up to date on all the changes and additions that come along.

And you recall that wildman Russell Brand is the host for the evening, yes? Here’s a list of 20 Things you should know about the guy before the big show.

Watch videos by all the artists nominated for awards this year.

Watch the VMAs on MTV – Sunday, September 7 at 9 pm ET


Top 10 Opening Moments of MTV’s VMAs

Everyone’s getting psyched for next week’s 2008 Video Music Awards, so it’s time to recall a few of the previous highlights. It’s always important to make a good first impression, right? The show’s kick-off is crucial. From Jay-Z rocking the mic on top of Rockefeller Center to Bruce Springsteen blasting through “The Rising” in a rainy Central Park, there have been some memorable opening sequences. Here’s a list of the cool stuff to reboot your memory a bit.

Watch videos by all the artists nominated for this year’s awards.

Make sure to tune into this year’s event on MTV – Sunday, September 7 at 9pm ET.