Did Lady Gaga Jump the Shark at the VMAs?

Matt Cherette · 08/28/11 11:59PM

When Lady Gaga opened the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with a monologue/performance as her male alter ego Jo Calderone, the reaction was generally positive. It was a bit bizarre, sure, but we've come to expect that from Gaga. Plus, it was something new!

Lady Gaga Opens the VMAs with Bizarre Monologue as Male Alter Ego

Matt Cherette · 08/28/11 08:37PM

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards just kicked off with an angry anti-Lady Gaga monologue by... Lady Gaga, dressed as male alter ego Jo Calderone. Gaga/Calderone followed up the monologue with a performance of "You and I," excerpts of which—including reaction shots from Britney Spears and Justin Bieber—you'll find above.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Matt Cherette · 08/28/11 07:30PM

Come one, come all, and join us as we watch the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards! The black carpet pre-show special is airing right now, and the actual VMAs will begin live at 9:00 PM ET. Here's your open forum.

Lindsay Lohan Spoofs Herself in VMA Opener

Matt Cherette · 09/12/10 08:19PM

The 2010 MTV VMAs are currently underway (live chat here), and they opened with a bang, as host Chelsea Handler was accosted by a cameo-making Lindsay Lohan in a bit that spoofed Lohan's recent troubles. Video of the intro, inside.

LIVE: The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

Matt Cherette · 09/12/10 06:49PM

Come one, come all, and join us as we live blog the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards! The white carpet special starts at 8:00 PM ET and the show itself begins at 9:00. Inside, more information and your open thread.

Miley Cyrus Kissed A Girl (While Under Parental Supervision)

Douglas Reinhardt · 09/08/08 05:00PM

To help generate further internet excitement and mainstream media buzz, tween superstar Miley Cyrus and potential one hit wonder Katy Perry air kissed their way down the red carpet at the VMAs on Sunday afternoon. Cyrus' mother, Tricia, made sure that she oversaw the air kissing and light hand holding. Mrs. Cyrus said, "I'm just here to make sure she doesn't run into that Ronson chick or get too buck wild. She's already had two Rock Stars, I think that's where it's going to stop today. "