Looks like Justin Bieber was feeling the love a bit too much last weekend in Toronto.
After winning an MMVA for UR Fave Artist, the teenage singer pump-faked his award to the crowd as he left and a fan quickly latched onto his trophy.
Bieber, who didn’t pull back the award, thought she was an official with MuchMusic. But once he realized his mistake, he let organizers of the show know. Thankfully enough, the fan was tracked down and returned the trophy.
But according to Bieber’s rep, Justin feels bad for getting the girl’s hopes up and wants to track her down so he can get her a replica of the award.
So far, the girl has not come forward.
If that’s the case, that would be super awesome for the fan! If I were her, I would instantly come forward.
Good on Justin to think about the fans.
Katy Perry fist pumped the air during her acceptance speech for winning the NARM Artist of the Year Award. Girl looked more goth than tired to us, but Perry said she’s exhausted and after watching the promo reel she realizes why.
“I saw why I was so exhausted — because I like working so hard!” she said. “It’s really so fun working so hard, because I like reaching my goals. I don’t know about you.”
One of the best parts of Perry’s speech was when she shared a story about how she was originally inspired to get into the music biz. When she was younger she was only allowed to listen to certain types of music. Every time she visited her friend she’d force them to throw on MTV real quick, like a rebellious little kid would. One time, her friend pulled out “Killer Queen” by Queen and she says it hit her like a shockwave.
“I remember falling down what felt like slow motion in my bed,” she said. “I thought to myself oh my gosh, this music is incredible. These lyrics, they speak to me.”
Perry next plans? She’s taking a much deserved break.
“I swear after this song I’m taking a f*cking vacation,” she said.
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Nicki Minaj, Snooki, Taylor Swift and even his girlfriend Selena are all putting out perfumes this year, but it’s Justin Bieber who wins the best fragrance of the year award.
He headed straight to Twitter to thank his fans for raising money for charity. All proceeds of the perfume, which sells for around $40, will be given to charity but it’s not reported which one. Justin’s done a lot of work with organizations like Pencils for Promise and Make a Wish Foundation, so it could be either of those.
It’s kind of funny to think a man up against other famous women would ever stand a chance of winning a “best perfume” award. Maybe next year his girlfriend Selena can take home the gold.
Taylor Swift has been voted the 2011 Billboard Woman of the Year. She will receive her prize at the Billboard Women in Music event on December 2 in New York City. Taylor is the youngest person in history to receive this award.
“Taylor has shown the power of good songwriting with music that has transcended genres, and we’re thrilled to recognize all of her successes over the past year by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award,” says Bill Werde, Billboard’s Editorial Director. “At the young age of 21, Taylor has already made a major impact on music and has been an incredible role model for aspiring singers/songwriters and young women everywhere. I look forward to watching her career continue to flourish in the years to come.”
Toronto native Drake will be awarded the Allan Slaight Award at Canada’s 2011 Walk of Fame Awards. The award recognizes young Canadian philanthropists who have made a difference in the entertainment industry.
“At 24 years of age, Drake has already achieved what has taken others a lifetime to do. He is kind, smart, talented, philanthropic and driven. He is an inspiring example to all, and we are proud to recognise him this year as our young Canadian making a positive impact,” says Peter Soumalias, founding director of Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Drake is humbled by the honour, “I am a proud Canadian, and I am grateful to Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Slaight Foundation for this award.”
Mac Miller is really starting to blow up. The 19 year old rapper from Pittsburgh has been named one of MTV Jams’ 2011 Fab 5 artists.
For those of you not familiar Mac, ”He’s a 19-year old rap phenomenon from Pittsburgh who enjoys life and enjoys making music every day and working very hard for everything he gets.” We were throughly impressed when we interviewed him last month (see the video interview below).
The Fab 5 is a collection of the most outstanding new hip-hop artists of the year who have made a visible impact on the road to releasing their debut albums.
Other artists on the list this year include Big Sean, Future, Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T. and now Mac Miller.
Canadian horror movie ‘Splice,’ starring Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody, has been named the highest-grossing Canadian film of 2010.
Director Vincenzo Natali and co-writer Doug Taylor were awarded with the Golden Box Office Award this morning at a Toronto genetics lab, presented by Telefilm Canada. The two men each received a cheque for $20,000.
In the film, Polley and Brody play scientists who create a horrific human-animal hybrid that goes goes psycho.
The film grossed $2.1 million in domestic box office sales and $26.9 million worldwide.
“Making movies is much like making a monster, you don’t know what terror you’ve wrought until it has escaped from the lab,” Natali said in a statement.
“The fact that ‘Splice’ was a box office success in its native country is another testament to Telefilm’s foresight and their faith in Canadian filmmakers to produce popular entertainment. Without their support this strange but beautiful creature could never have come to life.”
Last year, the award was handed to the director and writers of ‘Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day.’ That film grossed $2.9 million in Canada in 2009.
Wow, I had no idea this film grossed that much. I thought it was just another run-of-the-mill horror film, but apparently not – congrats to the filmmakers for giving Canadians a good name.
Sean “Diddy” Combs will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award during the performing rights organization’s 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Combs joins previous Founders Award recipients Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney.
“To be recognized for my contributions to music by ASCAP is a true honor,” said Combs in a statement. “All I wanted to do was make people dance and hopefully inspire others to never settle for anything but their best.”
As a solo artist, Combs has recorded a string of hits including ‘I’ll Be Missing You,’ ‘I Need a Girl’ and ‘Coming Home.’ He released six studio albums, and his most recent is the Diddy-Dirty Money album ‘Last Train to Paris.’
In addition to being a producer to Mariah Carey, TLC and Boyz II Men, Combs is also a fashion designer, businessman and actor.
“His success,” noted ASCAP president/chairman Paul Williams in a statement, “is a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and ingenious ability to add his personal touch to contemporary culture.”
He’s a man of many talents and deserves the award.
Kristen Stewart has just picked up a big-time acting award over in Europe, reports E Online.
The ‘Twilight’ actress did not win an award for her acting as Bella, though. Stewart was named Best Actress at the Milan International Film Festival for her gritty role in the indie flick ‘Welcome to the Rileys.’
In the film, Stewart plays Mallory, a 16-year-old stripper who gets taken in by a couple whose marriage is on the rocks (played by James Gandolfini and Oscar-winning Melissa Leo.)
“I did some pole dancing,” Stewart said. “I got bruises all over my legs. I tore myself up doing it. It sucked.”
“The more I saw it, the more I wanted it,” she added. “It was like a weird, self-hating kind of thing.”
Wow, guess Stewart does have it in her to act. I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t judge, but the role sounds interesting. Congrads to her!
Grammy Award-winning singer Shakira was honoured by Harvard University on Saturday with its 2011 Artist of the Year award, according to CTV News.
The Harvard Foundation, the university’s centre for intercultural and science initiatives, honoured Shakira for her charitable contributions and “distinguished history of creativity,” said foundation director S. Allen Counter.
Shakira, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, accepted the award in person and challenged Harvard students to do more to improve education in developing countries. Shakira is a proud founder of the Barefoot Foundation, which aims to provide education and nutrition to children in poor-conditioned areas of her native Colombia. She is also a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.
Previous winners of the Harvard award include Sharon Stone, Will Smith, Jackie Chan and Herbie Hancock, just to name a few.
It makes me glad when celebrities do good with their fame and use their notoriety to solve bigger issues. Not only am I a fan of Shakira’s music, but I am a huge fan of her as a person. If you have all that time and money to throw around, you might as well help solve a world crisis or two. Her hips may not lie, but those who call her ‘just another music star’ sure do.
On the brink of the Oscars coming, full attention is being put on various award shows to see what kind of foreshadowing will occur. Somehow, though, I don’t think the Razzies will have a great effect on who will win or lose at the Oscars.
The 2011 Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out last night, and here’s a list of the “winners”.
“The Last Airbender”
Ashton Kutcher, “Killers” and “Valentine’s Day”
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon “Sex and the City 2?
Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Alba, “The Killer Inside Me,” “Little Fockers,” “Machete” and “Valentine’s Day”
Worst Supporting Actor
Jackson Rathbone, “The Last Airbender,” “Eclipse”
Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D
“The Last Airbender”
Worst Screen Couple/Screen Ensemble
The entire cast of “Sex and the City 2?
M. Night Shyamalan, “The Last Airbender”
“The Last Airbender,” written by M. Night Shyamalan
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
“Sex and the City 2?
I haven’t seen many of the movies on this list, but by the looks of the commercial, “The Last Airbender” probably should win this title. I’m not a fan of M. Night Shyamalan, so I’m glad he won Worst Director as well. Very glad. I mean, have you seen The Happening? So, so, bad.
I’m not surprised the entire cast of Sex and the City 2 won Worst Actress and Sequel. I knew that movie would get ripped to shreds the moment it came out – nobody likes a sequel. But in all honestly, the movie isn’t that bad. Sure, all they do is shop, complain, and have sex, but that’s far better than something like “Mean Girls 2″ or “Leprechaun 2″…. seriously.
I think the Razzies are fun and take the seriousness out of award seasons… I mean really, are movies that important? People treat it like it’s a life or death situation during the oscars. It’s a golden little statue, people!
No, this is not a joke and you did read that headline correctly. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus was honored with the Global Action Youth Leadership Award. Digital Spy reports Hillary Duff presented Miley with the award.
“I got to tell you that I never thought I would get an award from Hilary Duff,” she said. “This is like a dream come true to me. She inspired me,” says Miley.
She continued her acceptance speech, urging kids to follow their own dreams, and not just the dreams of those around them.
“I want [kids] to do something they love,” Cyrus said. “Not something that seems like a chore because someone tells them that’s the right thing to do or what their parents want or what’s important to people around them, but what’s in their heart.”
Could that be a stab at her Dad? It’s no secret that the father and daughter have been feuding.
Sandra Bullock surprised everyone last night by attending the “Guy’s Choice Awards” in Los Angeles.
TMZ reports that Sandra won the “Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of The Year, which was voted by members of the military.
Bullock thankfully had a sense of humor about the recent events in her life when accepting the award.
“Did I win this for being Entertainer of the Year or did I win this because of the spectacular IED explosion that became my personal life? It’s okay because I would do it over and over and over again if it was to entertain our troops.”
According to HollywoodLife.com, Liam first broke out in Australia with roles on two popular Australian shows. After moving to the United States in 2009, he was the male lead in The Last Song – as well as getting Miley Cyrus as a girlfriend. Next up for Liam will be the 3D action film Arabian Nights!
One thing that everyone can agree on in relation to Lady Gaga: the women knows how to dress.
Her sometimes kooky and outrageous style is what will be earning her a coveted Stylemaker award on Monday night (November 2). According to mtvnews.com, Gaga will be honored by her good friend and über-designer Marc Jacobs with the Stylemaker Award at the 13th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards. The ACE Awards will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City and will also honor design icon Diane von Fürstenberg with the Accessory Visionary Award, Barbie as a Fashion Icon, and British fashion house Burberry as Brand of the Year.
Bill Cosby has been named this year’s recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The 71-year-old actor, comedian and activist will receive the award at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall on Oct. 26, where he will be saluted by other huge names in comedy.
Kennedy Centre chairman Stephen Schwartzman lauded Cosby’s “groundbreaking brand of humor” in a statement released Wednesday.
This week, LaCie announced that the innovative 2big Triple hard drive, designed by Neil Poulton, has won an award for the Best Storage Back-up Solution from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The annual TIPA Award is regarded as the most prestigious photo and imaging honor in Europe.
TIPA is composed of 30 independent industry publications from 13 European countries. The member publications have no relation with any manufacturer in the industry, allowing for neutrality to present awards to the best products of the year. The award is eligible to any company that manufactures photo, video and digital products. Products are judged for the award for ease of use, features and price.
The LaCie 2big Triple is a storage device with separate FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 interfaces for high-speed data transfer. The 2big Triple is a RAID solution product that can be configured for safety or performance. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, which refers to technology that uses two or more hard disk drives simultaneously to enhance performance, reliability, and/or to create larger data volume sizes. The 2big Triple also features a naturally-cooling, heat-sink design and a thermoregulated progressive smart fan to keep noise to a minimum.
This product is available at various participating retailers, and is selling for approximately $350 for 1TB of storage space. More information on this product can be found at www.lacie.com.
Not even rain could dampen the mood of the latest stars being inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.
All of the latest inductees walked the red carpet outside the Hummingbird Centre Saturday afternoon as they unveiled their stars as part of the ninth annual ceremony.
This year’s inductees ? Pamela Anderson, Alex Trebek, Paul Shaffer, Eugene Levy, Robert Goulet, Jann Arden, Brendan Fraser and skiers The Crazy Canucks ? bring the total number of stars on the Walk of Fame to 101.
All the inductees were thrilled and most were a little surprised to receive the honour.
“It’s always great to have honours bestowed on you, but especially when it?s from your native land. I have got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as you know, but this one is probably going to rank just a little higher,” Trebek of Jeopardy fame told andPOP after unveiling his star.
Shaffer, the long-time musical director for David Letterman, said unveiling his star was a moment he’ll never forget.
“They’re making such a big fuss over me and all the rest of us ? but you don?t feel like you really deserve something like this,” Shaffer said.
And what does Letterman ? who dedicated a top 10 list to Canada’s Walk of Fame recently ? think of Shaffer’s newest accomplishment?
“Dave is tired of me getting honours. He says ‘I get nothing; you’re always being honoured, and I get nothing,’” Shaffer joked before turning serious. “And I have had so many wonderful things happen to me in my life, you know, I am blessed. I don?t take anything for granted. I (just) have so much fun playing music.”
Hamilton native Levy said he is especially honoured, considering he had never planned to get into show business.
“I feel pretty damn good. I feel very, very, very excited ? this is way beyond what I ever imagined. This is about as good as it gets ? being honoured and recognized by your country; boy, it doesn?t get much better.”
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Jennifer Coolidge, co-starring in Levy’s new movie “For Your Consideration,” was on hand to present Levy with his honour. What did the American think of Canada’s Walk of Fame?
“I think it’s fantastic and I have to say, I actually think it’s much more glamourous than Hollywood Boulevard,” she said.
Fraser spent a good hour standing in the pouring rain before his star was unveiled, signing autographs for the fans that came out to see the stars despite the weather. Before walking down the red carpet, he even signed autographs and posed for pictures with members of RCMP and Metro Toronto Police officers that were off to the side.
“Elated, humbled, a but damp and very Canadian,” the actor said when asked how he was feeling.
Fans gathered at the gates in hopes of catching a sight of their favourite celebrities. Fraser didn’t disappoint, signing autographs for almost an hour.
Fraser said he doesn’t come home to Canada often enough. He usually only returns to work and to attend the Toronto Film Festival, which he says is one of the most important in the world. When asked if while playing characters like Encino Man and George of the Jungle he ever thought he would end up with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, the actor laughed.
“I don?t think it was invented at the time I was doing (those films). I thought that I would be probably driving Pauly Shore (around) in those days,” he said.
Calgary native Arden said she felt the honour was a little unusual.
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“I feel really kind of strange and overwhelmed and I didn?t know I was famous until today ? no one told me. You know, I live two miles away from where I grew up ? my life hasn’t really changed that much, but I’m very honoured. I’m such a proud Canadian,” she said.
The singer said she brought her parents with her to see her star unveiled.
“She said, ‘well that’s great. I hope you find something to wear,’” Arden said, breaking into her trademark voice she uses when speaking like her mother.
“It?s just a surreal day. I feel kind of drunk without drinking, I’m just floating around and I’m trying to enjoy it,” Arden said in a moment of seriousness, before adding one of her trademark quips. “I don?t even know how you get voted into this. I have no idea. I didn’t sleep with anybody to get here because that wouldn’t have worked.”