It looks like fame is suiting the Overly Attached Girlfriend well. Laina was recently invited to interview celebrities on the red carpet for the American Music Awards and naturally, couldn’t stop thinking about Justin Bieber.
She was as creepy as ever, hunting for the popstar with her wide eyes and even inspiring a couple unsuspecting people to call her creepy. Although she made eye contact with Scooter Braun, Carly Rae Jepsen and Karmin both bypassed her and Taylor Swift — who she screamed for — didn’t come around either.
She did make friends with Backstreet Boys’ Brian though, who told her she was awesome.
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One of the most memorable moments from last night’s American Music Awards was a “Gangnam Style” collaboration between Korean pop sensation Psy and MC Hammer at the end of the show.
The guys did Psy’s trademark horse trotting dance while wearing the iconic Harem pants. The performance was a huge surprise — Hammer came on half way through the song — but it makes TOTAL sense. Hammer also experienced rapid fame with his hit “U Can’t Touch This” in the 90s, so he probably understands the overwhelming fandom Psy’s experiencing.
The big winner at last night’s award show was Justin Bieber, who took home three awards, including artist of the year. He accepted the award on stage with his mom. ”I wanted to thank you for always believing in me,” Bieber said.
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We’ve all seen red carpet photos of the hottest couple of the year, but here’s a photo you probably missed while skimming through the Justin and Selena gallery.
While walking down the red carpet at the American Music Awards a few weeks ago, the pair got flipped the finger by a woman attending the ceremony.
Not that many people in the world would dare give Justin or Selena the bird, but she seems to be brave enough to do it during such a public ceremony. KISS 95.1 FM are claiming many people call her the “unnamed hero”. But, considering how glamorous events like the AMAs can be, she’s more like the “unnamed loser” for doing such a mean-spirited thing.
After her acoustic performance at the AMAs last night, model Heidi Klum presented Katy Perry a special award backstage.
Just Jarred says the award is for being the first female artist to have five number one singles from the same album. Way to go, Katy!
“Can I just say thank you so much for letting me be a chameleon this year?” Katy said during her speech, which got her a standing ovation. The award was both a surprise to Katy and those in the audience, because the award was never mentioned in the show’s description.
Normally, awards are given for Best Pop, Best Rock, Best Group and so on. No one had a clue and that’s probably why it was so fun to watch it all unfold. Katy’s genuine shock and delight is priceless.
The 2011 American Music Awards was one big party last night, from Kelly Clarkson’s big-band performance of “Mr. Know It All” to Taylor Swift’s frazzled acceptance speech when she was awarded Artist of the Year. I was most excited to see the one and only Justin Bieber!
Although he didn’t win any awards – he was beat out by Bruno Mars for Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist (expect a Hooligans vs. Beliebers war to come soon). Justin Bieber congratulated the “It Will Rain” singer, as well some of the night’s other winners.
“With my fans Im a winner everyday. #ILOVEMYFANS. We are a #FAMILY. and…,” tweeted Bieber, “I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT”
Here are my top three favourite Bieber moments from the 2011 AMAs:
3. The cameras caught Justin Bieber and buddy Jaden Smith doing the Dougie in the audience during Pitbull and Marc Anthony’s performance of “Rain Over Me.”
2. Justin lit up the stage while he sang his new Christmas single, “Mistletoe,” off his album, “Under the Mistletoe.”
1. My personal favourite Justin moment of the night was during LMFAO’s performance of “Party Rock Anthem”. Towards the end of the song, Justin came out on stage and shuffled with Redfoo and Sky Blu. Although it wasn’t his best dancing to date, it was still extremely amusing to watch! Fast forward to 2:43 to see Justin’s dance.
What a night that was. The American Music Awards last night blew everyone’s socks off with killer performances by LMFAO and incredible wins by Adele and Taylor Swift, who, I should add, was not interrupted by Kanye this time. So, all in all, it was a great night in showbiz. The best part of any award ceremony is the red carpet. Hours before the ceremony begins, stars sparkle up and put on their best pair of Spanx while we ogle at their suits and dresses. Here’s my pick for the five best dressed girls of the AMAs.
5. Jenny McCarthy goes for a bold, jewel tone shade of purple that makes her stand out among all those in white and black.
4. Katherine Heigl goes for a revealing black evening gown that looks very sophisticated.
3. Selena Gomez looks all grown up in a silver dress with a very high slit.
2. Jennifer Morrison goes for the boho chic look in a flowy off-white gown.
1. Taylor Swift was by far the fashion gem of the night, literally! Her strapless sequined dress is appropriate for her age and the green earings add a nice touch.
Here are the winners so far for the 2011 American Music Awards:
And the winners are…
FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
FAVORITE HIP HOP ARTIST
FAVORITE SOUL/R&B ALBUM
Rihanna – “Loud”
FAVORITE COUNTRY BAND
FAVORITE HIP HOP ALBUM
Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday”
SPRINT NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Hot Chelle Rae
TMZ is reporting that Miley Cyrus was initially supposed to perform her rendition of Every Rose Has It’s Thorn on last night’s AMAs – until rumors surfaced that her mama Tish was romantically involved with the rocker who wrote the ballad, Bret Michaels.
Two sources connected to the AMAs say that the rundown of the show was changed on Thursday to accommodate Mileybird’s last minute decision. It’s been said that Miley seriously considered keeping the song, but decided instead to replace it with Love and Forgiveness.
Bret Michaels has strongly denied rumors of hooking up with Tish on multiple occasions, insisting that they are “just good friends.”
We can see why Miley would want to drop the song, but this doesn’t really help on the rumor mill front!
Last night the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block teamed up to create a supergroup at the American Music Awards. The two groups performed a medley of both bands’ hits.
The first mega-famous boy band and one of the last combined to sing NKOTB’s ‘Step By Step’ and ‘You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff)’ and BSB’s ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),’ ‘I Want It That Way’ and ‘Larger Than Life.’
Obviously women from all age groups and generations were made very happy by this hybrid boy band. We think it was a pretty good performance. What do you think?
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation claims ABC is treating Adam Lambert with a double standard, reports E! News.
Following the former American Idol contestant’s controversial performance at the American Music Awards, the network announced it was cancelling three upcoming performances by Lambert. He will not appear as scheduled on Jimmy Kimmel Live or Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve because the network claims his performance at the American Music Awards differed greatly from what was rehearsed. However, Lambert will be performing on The View and will be named one of Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009.
Controversy or not, American Idol-runner-up Adam Lambert made his chart debut at #3 this week. For Your Entertainment sold almost 200,000 albums in its first week, overtaking the New Moon soundtrack, following his controversial performance at the AMAs in New York City.
It’s no surprise then that Lambert has been invited for an interview on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 television special which will air Dec. 9. Walters has also enlisted Lady Gaga, Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8, vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, NFL quarterback Brett Favre, filmmaker Tyler Perry, Fox News host Glenn Beck, South Carolina’s first lady Jenny Sanford, and Michael Jackson’s three children, Paris, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II.
Adam Lambert is an interesting candidate, as the majority of his appeal has popped up following his AMA appearance. Openly gay, Lambert used his performance of “For Your Entertainment” to showcase a display of sado-masochistic sexuality, then shoved a male-dancer’s face into his nether-regions and kissed his keyboardist. The event caused such a stir he was dropped from ABC’s Good Morning America (the same network that airs Barbara Walters 20/20).
After an intense week in the spotlight, Adam Lambert is vowing to take a step back.
The American Idol runner-up has finally admitted that he was a little perturbed by the huge reaction to his controversial performance at the American Music Awards last Sunday night, reports rollingstone.com.
In a series of tweets that he posted on his Twitter account on Monday, the star said he was going to drop some of his spectacle so that people would focus more on his music.
“Goin in a new direction now. Focus back on the music,” he wrote.
“Don’t worry friends: I’m still gonna be me,” he added. “Always. W/o apologies. Just gonna experiment differently w how I present myself.”
He concluded by adding, “I’m learning” before thanking his fans for their supportive comments during what he described as “a looong week.”
Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul needed three assistants to help her walk the red carpet at the American Music Awards, reports TMZ. The 47-year-old had trouble maneuvering in her gown, which featured an enormous train.
The American Music Awards had all the ingredients for success this year: Taylor Swift beating out a pop mogul for a major award, lots and lots of Michael Jackson shout-outs, a Whitney Houston comeback performance and both Lady Gaga and Rihanna wearing next to nothing.
The major shock of the evening was Taylor Swift’s award for Artist of the Year, snagging the posthumous nomination from the King of Pop himself.
“I just want to say that music has never been ultimately about competition,” Swift said in her acceptance speech via video from London, England. “To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson, who will be missed and loved forever, is an unimaginable honour.”
Swift won four other awards, of six nominations, including Pop/Rock Female Artist, Adult Contemporary Artist, Country Female Artist, and Favourite Country Album.
Country singer Taylor Swift topped the American Music Awards leader-board with five wins, including Artist of the Year, reports E! News. However, the 19-year-old was not present at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles because she was rehearsing for a show at London’s Wembley Arena .
Michael Jackson received four posthumous awards, rounding out his career total to 25. His brother, Jermaine Jackson, was present to accept on his behalf.
“We love you, Michael,” said Jermaine, who sported a sequined glove for the event. “It’s not just about the winnings, the awards, it’s mainly the message. The message that Michael had will live on forever and he saw good in everyone and he wanted them to do good. To start with love and let’s love each other.”
The 2008 American Music Award nominations were announced Tuesday, with Alicia Keys nabbing five nods to lead the pack.
Close behind were Coldplay and the Eagles with four nods each.
All three artists, along with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, are up for Artist of the Year.
Keys, who released her third studio album, “As I Am,” last November, is also nominated for Favourite Pop/Rock Artist and Album and Favourite Soul/R&B Artist and Album.
Coldplay’s nods are rounded out by Favorite Band Duo or Group, Favourite Alternative/Rock Artist and Favourite Pop/Rock Album for “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.”
AMA winners will be decided by online voting at www.amavote.com until Nov. 7.
The 36th annual awards show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live from Los Angeles Nov. 23 on ABC.
Performers include Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, the Pussycat Dolls, New Kids On The Block, the Jonas Brothers and P!nk.
The Black Eyed Peas won all three musical awards they were up for at the American Music Awards last night.
The group was up for favourite group in the rap/hip hop category and the soul/R&B category, as well as favourite rap/hip-hop album for “Monkey Business.” The Red Hot Chilli Peppers won two awards, favourite pop/rock group and alternative music artist.
Both artists were not present at the ceremony. Other (absent) winners included Kelly Clarkson for favourite female pop/rock artist and favourite adult contemporary artist, Eminem for favourite male rap/hip-hop artist, Faith Hill for female country artist, Tim McGraw for country album, Toby Keith for male country artist, and Shakira for Latin artist.
Nickelback won for favourite pop/rock album with “All the Right Reasons.”
Mariah Carey leads the nominations for the American Music Awards for the second year in a row.
E! Online reports that Carey’s album, “The Emanicipation of Mimi” is up for three awards: favourite female artist in the pop/rock and soul/rhythm & blues categories and for favourite album in the soul/rhythym & blues category.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers also received three nods for favourite band, duo or group and favourite album in the pop/rock category and favourite artisit in the alternative category.
Other Nominations include:
Favourite Male Artist: Nick Lachey, Sean Paul, Kanye West
Favourite Female Artist: Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado
Favourite Band, Duo or Group: Nickelback, Pussycat Dolls, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favourite Album: All the Right Reasons, Nickelback; Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers; High School Musical, various artists
Favourite Male Artist: Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Keith Urban
Favourite Female Artist: Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson
Favourite Band, Duo or Group: Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts
Favourite Album: Legend of Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash; Greatest Hits Volume 2, Tim McGraw; Me & My Gang, Rascal Flatts
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favourite Male Artist: Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo
Favourite Female Artist: Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole
Favourite Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas, The Isley Brothers, Jagged Edge
Favourite Album: The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige; The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey; Unpredictable, Jamie Foxx
Favourite Male Artist: Eminem, T.I., Kanye West
Favourite Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas, Dem Franchize Boyz, Three 6 Mafia
Favourite Album: Monkey Business, Black Eyed Peas; Curtain Call, Eminem; King, T.I.
Favourite Artist: Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas
Favourite Artist: Nickelback, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers
BREAKTHROUGH (ALL GENRES):
Favourite Artist: Chamillionaire, Pussycat Dolls, Carrie Underwood
Mariah Carey may have led the nominations last night at the 33rd annual American Music Awards, but the real winners were Destiny?s Child, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, the Black Eyed Peas, and Green Day, each of whom walked away with two awards apiece. Even though Carey had four nods, she ended up with only one statuette for Favorite Female Artist in the Soul/R&B category.
Carey opened up the show, broadcast live on ABC from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with a performance of her newest single, ?Don?t Forget About Us.? Other singers who took to the stage over the three-hour-long ceremony included Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Kenny Chesney, the Eurythmics, Santana, Gwen Stefani, and Cyndi Lauper and Sarah McLachlan, who performed a duet of Lauper?s ?80s hit, ?Time After Time.? The Rolling Stones closed the show live via satellite from Salt Lake City.
Destiny?s Child, which gave its last performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this month, won the award for Favorite Band, Duo or Group in the Soul/R&B category, as well as Best Album for their final record, Destiny Fulfilled. Only one member of the trio, Kelly Rowland, was on hand to accept the award.
Her former bandmates, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams, were not the only nominees who failed to show up at the AMAs. Some other notable absentees included Clarkson, Eminem, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day and 50 Cent.
AMA nominees are selected based on record sales, and winners determined by a national poll of 20,000 listeners.
Complete List of Winners:
Male Artist: Will Smith
Female Artist: Gwen Stefani
Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas
Album: American Idiot (Green Day)
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES:
Male Artist: R. Kelly
Female Artist: Mariah Carey
Band, Duo or Group: Destiny’s Child
Album: Destiny Fulfilled (Destiny’s Child)
Male Artist: Tim McGraw
Female Artist: Gretchen Wilson
Band, Duo or Group: Brooks & Dunn
Album: Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw)
Male Artist: Eminem
Female Artist: Missy Elliott
Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas
Album: The Massacre, (50 Cent)
Favorite Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Artist: Shakira
Favorite Artist: Coldplay
Favorite Artist: Mary Mary
New Artist (all genres): Sugarland
T-MOBILE TEXT-IN AWARD: Kelly Clarkson
Four musical pairings have been added to the already star-studded list of performances for this year?s American Music Awards.
Billboard reports that Gwen Stefani will join Pharrell for his new single “Can I Have It Like That,” while Los Lonely Boys and Santana will perform “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love,” their collaboration from the latter’s new album, “All That I Am.”
Cyndi Lauper and Sarah McLachlan will team up for “Time After Time,” a pairing heard on Lauper?s new Epic album, “The Body Acoustic.”
Meanwhile, Bow Wow, Omarion and Ciara will join forces for a medley of the hits “Let Me Hold You” and “Like You.”
Already-announced AMA performers include Sheryl Crow, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, top nominee Mariah Carey, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, the Rolling Stones, Rob Thomas and Keith Urban.
The show will air live Nov. 22 on ABC from Los Angeles.