by (@unclegrambo)

Shearer’s Spotlight: An Open Letter To The VMAs Regarding Whitney Houston And Adam Yauch

Each week here on VH1 Tuner, our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer (@jimshearer on Twitter) will be sharing his Shearer’s Spotlight with us. Be sure to tune into the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown tomorrow morning when it airs on VH1 at 9 a.m. ET/PT.

Dear VMAs,

In the past four months, music has lost the following legends: Whitney Houston, Jim Marshall (Marshall amps), Levon Helm (The Band), Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys), Dick Dunn (Booker T. and The MG’s), Donna Summer, and Robin Gibb (Bee Gees).

Of the aforementioned, Houston and Yauch’s work directly impacted MTV.

Houston brought vocal talent to pop music and Yauch —although his uncle Nathanial Hornblower may take credit— directed and starred in some of the most memorable videos ever seen on MTV. Just last year he won a Moonman for “Best Director.”

Since Houston and Yauch helped put MTV on the map —or at least in millions of cable systems throughout the world— their tributes at the upcoming VMA’s (Sept. 6) best befit their groundbreaking accomplishments. Read more…


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?