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Full List of Winners from the MTV Video Music Awards!

Last night was the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards! Held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, the event was a star-studded night, filled with high energy performances and quite a few Moonmen were up for grabs!

Check out the full list of winners below!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z — “Drunk in Love”

Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

Sia — “Chandelier”

Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball” — WINNER

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Eminem — “Berzerk”

Drake ft. Majid Jordan — “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” — WINNER

Childish Gambino — “3005″

Kanye West — “Black Skinhead”

Wiz Khalifa — “We Dem Boyz”

BEST MALE VIDEO

Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

John Legend — “All of Me”

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell — “Sing” — WINNER

Sam Smith — “Stay with Me”

Eminem ft. Rihanna — “The Monster”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”

Beyoncé — “Partition”

Lorde — “Royals”

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea — “Problem”

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J — “Dark Horse” — WINNER

BEST POP VIDEO

Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz — “Talk Dirty”

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea — “Problem” — WINNER

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc — “Wake Me Up”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Imagine Dragons — “Demons”

Arctic Monkeys — “Do I Wanna Know”

The Black Keys — “Fever”

Lorde — “Royals” — WINNER

Linkin Park — “Until It’s Gone”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH

Sam Smith — “Stay with Me”

5 Seconds of Summer –”She Looks So Perfect”

Charli XCX — “Boom Clap”

Schoolboy Q — “Man of the Year”

Fifth Harmony — “Miss Movin On” — WINNER

BEST LYRIC VIDEO

Katy Perry — “Birthday”

Demi Lovato — “Really Don’t Care”

Austin Mahone — “Mmm Yeah”

Ariana Grande — “Problem”

5 Seconds of Summer — “Don’t Stop” — WINNER

 MTV CLUBLAND AWARD

DJ Snake & Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams — “Stay the Night” — WINNER

Calvin Harris — “Summer”

Martin Garrix — “Animal”

Disclosure — “Grab Her!”

MTV MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD — Beyoncé

Quite a few of these, to me, are questionable, but no one really watches the VMAs for the actual awards anyway. It’s all about the performances! Overall, the night was great to watch, and the audience seemed to enjoy as well. Pretty good night!

Kevin Hart Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Eniko Parrish

Kevin Hart FINALLY put a ring on it! The comedian and actor shared on Instagram that he officially proposed to his girlfriend Eniko Parrish, and she accepted!

“She said YEEEEESSSSS…… #Happy #MyRib #iF–kingLoveHer,” Kevin said in a post an image of himself and his fiancee. Eniko’s big, flashy ring just shines as she poses!

Kevin and Eniko have been dating for five years, and Kevin finally proposed at her birthday dinner last night. “Happy Birthday to the most amazing woman in the world. Today is your day babe and we are going to party like it’s 1999….I love you so much. I’m a better man because of you. P.S your old as s–t now lmao #Dirty30 #HappyBday #ThrowBackPic,” he posted on IG prior to the engagement pic. So sweet!

Not that Eniko had any control over the day of her birthday, but I chucked a bit at the fact that the engagement came the same night of the premiere of Kevin’s ex Torrei Hart’s VH1 show Atlanta Exes. I didn’t bother watching, since I feel like this show and Hollywood Exes (which I love) are two completely different shows. Atlanta Exes seems to focus too much on bitterness against these ladies’  exes and I don’t have time for that.

Anyway, it’s good to see Kevin is finally making things official! He and Eniko have been together for a really long time, and they always look so happy together! It was definitely time to take that next step. Congrats to them both!

Image via Kevin Hart/Instagram

 

20/20 Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Goes To Rehab For Alcoholism

20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas checked herself into a rehabilitation center over the weekend to seek help with her alcohol dependency.

“While on vacation this weekend, I decided to return to a recovery center,” Vargas said in a statement to Us Weekly. “As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and incredibly difficult process.”

The journalist recently spent time before in rehab this past November, saying in a statement that she “was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol” and thanked her family and her colleagues at ABC News for their support. She returned back to work in January 2014, being real about her struggles and her husband Marc Cohn‘s request for her to seek help.

“I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down, and for that I am ashamed and sorry,” Elizabeth said in her statement this weekend. “I am committed to battling and addressing this debilitating disease and want to thank everyone who has offered their unwavering support during this trying time.”

ABC News believes that Elizabeth will return to the show, but acknowledges that her health is the main focus writing now. The network said in a statement, “Nothing is more important than Elizabeth’s health and well-being and we stand squarely behind her. Our thoughts are with Elizabeth and her family and we look forward to having her back at ABC News when she feels ready to return.”

Alcoholism truly is a disease, and I hope that Elizabeth is able to overcome it. It’s hard, but she’s strong and can do it. Best wishes to her on her journey.

Image via Mike Pont/FilmMagic via Getty

 

Christina Aguilera Welcomes a Baby Girl!

Baby on board! Christina Aguilera and her fiancé Matt Rutler welcomed their baby girl on Saturday, Aug. 16 in Los Angeles, according to PEOPLE.

The singer tweeted the news to her followers early Monday morning, along with her baby’s unique and pretty name:

Christina first revealed that she was pregnant in February, only a week after she announced her engagement to Matt, who worked as a film producer on the set of Burlesque back in 2010. The next month, she found out she was expecting a girl! “I’m really excited to meet our baby girl,” she told PEOPLE in June. “This has been a very easy and enjoyable pregnancy.”

This is the second child for Christina, who already has a 6½-year-old son, Max, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman.

Congrats to Christina, Matt, and their families!

Image via Christina Aguilera/Twitter

 

CELEB SPOTTING: Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff Perform in Vegas

Summertime reunion! Will Smith hit the stage with DJ Jazzy Jeff for a performance at the Palms Casino Resort pool party over the weekend!

The actor shared a photo of him and his friend on his Facebook page saying, “In Vegas at a pool party with Jazzy. This dude is RIDICULOUS on the tables!!!!! STILL.” Will was at the party to support his oldest son Trey, who is also a DJ known as DJ AcE. “It’s a great moment for me. DJ AcE is my son,” he told the crowd. He also gave a shoutout to Jeff. “It’s been a minute since I’ve seen Jeff,” the rapper said. “When was the last time I saw you? We haven’t been onstage for forever.”

Of course, the duo once known as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, performed their smash hit “Summertime” for the crowd! The two released five albums together between 1987 and 1983, and also starred on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air together.

Always good to see old friends and group mates reunite, especially Jazz and Will!

Image via Will Smith/Facebook

Derek Hough Snags Role on ABC’s Nashville

Looks like Derek Hough is branching out! The Dancing with the Stars professional will join hit ABC show Nashville in its upcoming season for several episodes! 

According to PEOPLE, Derek will play Noah West, a movie star who gets a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer, interacting with a lot of the characters on the show. And, apparently, the guy is a sneak! ABC says the role requires him to play a “beguiling and disarming” guy. 

Derek tweeted his excitement:

I absolutely LOVE the storylines, characters, and music of Nashville. Excited to see what Derek’s storyline brings to the table! Since he’s probably a bad boy, I’m sure he’ll bring the drama!

Image via Vincent Sandoval/WireImage

 

Brittany Murphy Biopic is Set to Premiere on Lifetime

Lifetime has snagged another celebrity biopic, and this one is coming out sooner than expected! The network has just announced that a film about the late actress Brittany Murphy will premiere this fall.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, he two-hour film will cover Brittany’s childhood, how she got started acting, and her untimely and sad passing. The actress died in December 2009 at the age of 32 of pneumonia as ruled by the coroner. Her husband Simon Monjack died just five months later.

This biopic is the first to be made about the actress. Last Man Standing actress Amanda Fuller will play Brittany while Ray Donovan star Sherilyn Fenn will star as Sharon Murphy, Brittany’s mom. The Brittany Murphy Story will premiere on Sept. 6 on Lifetime.

I’m always interested to see biopics that detail a celeb’s life. It’s always captivating to watch how a famous person rose to stardom, and the ups and downs of that life. I’m hoping that Lifetime does it justice.

Images via Dani Abramowicz/FilmMagic; JB Lacroix/WireImage.com

Audrey Hepburn’s Granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, Covers Harper’s Bazaar

Talk about identical! Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter is the spitting image of the icon, covering Harper’s Bazaar in a great tribute to the late actress.

Emma Ferrer, the daughter of Ms. Hepburn’s son Sean, was featured on the magazine’s subscriber covers (The newsstand covers feature Penelope Cruz, Linda Evangelista, and Lady Gaga). Interestingly enough, the show was photographed by Michael Avedon, grandson of fashion photographer Richard Avedon, with whom Ms. Hepburn had a relationship years ago.

Currently an art student at the Florence Academy of Art, the 20-year-old spoke to the mag about her legendary grandmother, who, sadly, died before she was born. “I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline — I believe this was before I understood that she was famous,” Emma said. “But I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had. As a child I couldn’t really relate to Audrey Hepburn, the actress. To me, she was family.”

When asked if she had anything of  her grandmother’s, Emma said, “”All I can think of are her cashmere turtlenecks, which I adore and wear all throughout the winter. And a white antique stuffed teddy bear.”

They look so much alike! The poses and outfits chosen were perfect to match Aubrey Hepburn’s style. Check out Harper’s Bazaar for the full interview and photos from the shoot!

Image via Harper’s Bazaar

Ciara Appears on MTV’s House of Style, Reportedly Calls Off Engagement to Future

Ciara has been steadily working on her comeback after giving birth to son Future with rapper Future just three months ago. She’s been working on some new music for her fans, and was recently spotted making an appearance on MTV’s resurrected show House of Style.

The singer wore Hood By Air apparel with Balmain sneakers. This is her first television appearance since the baby, and she’s looking good! She captioned a photo on Instagram:

2Day Was A Good Day. #CCMTVHouseOfStyle Coming Soon. I’m Gonna #DoMore Baby!:) #Zonin. Xo

Sadly though, it’s being reported that she and Future have ended their engagement, due to some infidelity on Future’s part. “He cheated on her. Game over,” a source said to Us Weekly of the rapper. Another source added: “She’s devastated. Ciara’s focus now is the baby.”

Neither one has actually spoken out on this, nor any of their reps, so it’s just an Internet rumor for now. However, if it’s true, it’s really sad since they have a child together. Hopefully, they’ll be able to work out their issues, or, if not, find a way to best co-parent for the sake of their son.

Image via Necole Bitchie

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Actress Makes Tear-Jerking Tribute to Robin Williams

It’s hard to believe that legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams has died, taking his own life after suffering from depression and addiction. It’s been clear since the news hit, that so many were impacted by his talent and kindheartedness, and loved him enough to pay tribute to him. That rings true as well for Lisa Jakub.

For those of you who may not remember, Lisa played the role of Lydia Hillard in the classic film, Mrs. Doubtfire, in which Robin starred as a man who, in the midst of a divorce, was so desperate to be around his children that he disguised himself as their nanny. Lydia, the oldest, shared a special bond with her dad, and, eventually, Mrs. Doubtfire herself.

Lisa has long since given up acting, instead focusing her interests on being a writer. In a tribute to Robin published to her personal blog, she spoke on how the actor changed her life. At the time of filming the movie, she was 14, and, one day, was expelled for missing five months of school for shooting. In the post, she calls the experience “devastating, feeling like “a freak and a reject.” Robin instantly felt for her and did an astonishing thing. Lisa wrote:

When I arrived at work the next day, Robin noticed that I was upset and asked me what was wrong. I explained what had happened, and the next day, he handed me a letter that he wrote to my school. He explained that I was just trying to continue my education while pursuing my career. He wrote embarrassingly kind things about my character and my work, and requested that they reconsider and allow me to return to my classes.

When I told him I still didn’t think they would take me back, he said, “It’s kinda like Amnesty International. That school just needs to know that people know the truth.”

Ultimately, the administrators did not take back their decision (although they kept and actually framed Robin’s letter, the jerks!). However, Lisa said that, in that moment, Robin changed her life by showing just that small nugget of kindness, and teaching her a very valuable lesson: “You stand up for the things that matter. And even if your attempts fail, you tried.”

Though she wrote him a thank you note then, she assumed, that “there would be some future opportunity to tell him that his letter changed my life.” After hearing of Robin’s passing, Lisa wrote of another clear lesson:

If you have someone in your life that you are grateful for — someone to whom you want to write another heartfelt, slanted, misspelled thank you note -– do it. Tell them they made you feel loved and supported. That they made you feel like you belonged somewhere and that you were not a freak. Tell them all of that.

It’s sad knowing that Robin is gone. Devastating really, for those of us who grew up on his films. However, little stories like this that are pouring in help in making me smile, knowing just how kind and awesome Robin Williams truly was.

Image via Lisa Jakub

Beyoncé Will Receive MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

It’s been rumored for quite some time that Beyoncé would be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards this year. However, according to The Wrap, MTV has confirmed that the star will also be receiving a nice award for her hard work!

Bey is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, when the award show airs live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, Aug. 24. In addition to this award, the singer snagged eight nominations, including two of the top nods, Best Female, and Video of the Year.

The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award is much like a Lifetime Achievement award of sorts, honoring artists that have been put in the work and time on their music and visuals. The award was renamed for the legendary King of Pop back in 1991. Michael was one of several stars that took home the award for their work. Other recipients of the award include Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

Obviously, as a dedicated member of the Beyhive, I’m very happy that Bey is not only performing live, but is getting an award for all that she’s done so far. She’s been in the industry for quite a while now, and is definitely deserving. I’m excited to see what she brings to the show come August 24! Is it too much to hope for another Destiny’s Child mini-reunion???

Image via The Wrap

Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser Married

Secretly married!  Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser are officially husband and wife…and have been for quite some time! The acting couple quietly got married in Ojai, California –get this— in June!

Alexis’ rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly. An additional source, according to the mag, said, “It was a small and intimate family affair. They wanted something relaxed and beautiful. Ojai was the perfect place. His family flew out from the East Coast.”

The newlyweds got engaged back in March 2013, having dated since early 2012. This is the first marriage for them both.

“Honestly, they’re a really good match,” Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner told said in an interview Vulture in April about the couple. “They’re both very down to earth, with a sense of responsibility and strong family ties. And they’ve been acting since before they can remember, which makes for a very special personality.”

Sending a special congrats to them!

Image via Jeff Vespa/WireImage

 

CELEB SPOTTING: Miley Cyrus Performs Karaoke with Mama Tish

Miley Cyrus was spotted  having some good old fashioned fun with her mother Tish (minus the twerking and posing!).

Having some free time on her hands, Miley went down to Sing Sing Karaoke Bar in Manhattan, performing a few hits with her mom right by her side. “Turnt up karaoke with MT @tishcyrus,” Miley posted on Instagram as the two hit the stage. “classic ny nights.”

Looks like the two were having a really good time! Even though I’m sure Miley was semi turnt up, it’s nice to see her on chill mode when you can, without all the crazy partying and everything that she’s become known for lately. Plus, they’re both pretty good singers, so I’m sure they did a great job rocking the stage!

Image via Miley Cyrus/Instagram

Ariana Grande Talks Insecurities and Relationship with Her Father in Seventeen

Ariana Grande is, no doubt, one of the biggest pop stars out in the industry right now! She’s killing the music scene with her own smash hit, “Problem,” a new amazing track with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj called, “Bang Bang,” and is set to release her album at the end of August! She’s on top of the world, but in a recent interview with Seventeen magazine, the singer was candid about her struggles, including her insecurities and her distant relationship with her father.

Check out some of the highlights below!

On putting herself out there and being totally exposed…
“It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart. Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved.”

On how she gets over her insecurities…
“I focus on what’s important. My grandpa is sick, so I focus on him every day. I’m having the biggest song of my career so far, and all I can think about is my grandpa, because that’s what’s important to me.”

Her grandfather, unfortunately, recently passed away, and Ariana Grande released a statement to the mag, saying,

This interview took place before I lost my grandfather. Reading it back now is, of course, very hard but I’m so grateful that I spoke briefly about some of the wisdom he shared with me in this interview. I hope the Seventeen readers find it helpful and can relate.

On the biggest lesson she’s learned in the past few years…
“Being okay with not having the answers to everything. I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m really okay. I used to freak out about everything all the time. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, somebody said this!’ Everything used to be such a big deal! But now, I feel I can handle everything that comes my way with a calm energy.”

On the toughest thing she has ever had to deal with…
“Falling out of touch with my dad. It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them.”

I absolutely love this girl, and love her even more after reading this interview. She seems so sweet, yet real, and her talent is impeccable (so excited for her new album)! Keeping her and her family in my thoughts and prayers with the passing of her grandfather.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Done with Dancing With The Stars

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is officially done with dancing! During his appearance on The View on July 29, the dancer announced he will no longer perform on ABC’s hit dancing competition, Dancing With the Stars!

“I’m done dancing,” he said on the daytime talk show. “I feel like it’s time.” Maks continued, explaining his decision, “When I came back to the show, it was not the same—I was different, probably. (He first left in February 2013 after season 16.) “When I came back, I saw this amazing talent…I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot.”

This year, he returned for season 18, and took home the Mirrorball trophy for the first time with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis.After his win, Maks first hinted that he was ready to leave the competition behind for good during an interview with Social Life magazine. “I want Meryl to be the last person I dance with,” he said in June. “The last person I got to be passionate with and care so much for.” The dancer apparently discussed plans to start a family, too. “I raised so many children at the studio that I am ready to create one of my own,” he told the mag. “I am really ready to have a family now. I need an outlet. I have so much I want to give, and I need someone to give it to.

Maks first appeared on DWTS in its second season, dancing with some top stars like boxer Laila Ali, the Spice Girls’ Mel B., and singer Brandy. I don’t blame him for wanting to move on to something new. He has his Mirrorball now. It’s time to move on to the next adventure!

 

Image via C Flanigan/Getty Images