Justin Timberlake will take the VMA stage this year! Slick back your hair and ready your suit and tie, because it is official — Justin Timberlake will perform at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards ! And the crowd goes WILD!!!!
(WE ARE ALL THE CROWD, FYI.) But that’s not all! The legendary music icon in-the-making and world-renowned
dapper guy will also be honored with the award show’s iconic Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, arguably the night’s most prestigious Moonman that’s been given to the likes of Michael Jackson (its King of Pop
namesake), Janet Jackson , and Madonna (Ciccone, not Jackson), and hasn’t been awarded to anyone since
Britney Spears in 2011.
We already know who’s performing at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards — Katy, Kanye , Gaga and Miley (to name just a few) — but now, we know who will help kick things off during the pre-show.
Two of pop music’s brightest young stars, Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande , have been confirmed as
performers at the show before the show, but they’re not the only ones joining the pre-show party: dynamic duo Nervo will be there too, serving as guest DJs on the red carpet!Mahone, a VMA nominee in the Artist To Watch
category, will serenade the streets of Brooklyn with his single “What about Love” from his debut album, due later this year. He’ll also perform a special pop-up show on Saturday, August 24, as part of a week-long series of free VMA concerts happening throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and he’ll co-host MTV’s “10 on Top,” which airs that same day at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT. Grande will perform a pair of songs during the pre-show: “The Way” and “Baby I,” from her upcoming album Yours Truly. She’ll also co-host this week’s episode of MTV’s “10 on Top” on Saturday, August 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT.The 2013 VMA pre-show airs live
on Sunday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with MTV News’ Sway Calloway, James Montgomery and Christina Garibaldi bringing you all of the action and interviews with the
hottest names in music … and it all leads up to the big show itself, the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, live at
9 p.m. ET/PT!
Darren Young , a WWE wrestling star, has come out of the closet as gay.
The wrestler broke the news to TMZ after being asked by a paparazzo whether a gay WWE performer could succeed.
Young replied, “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar, and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”
He added, ”I’m happy [with] who I am, I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living a dream.”
Later, TMZ caught up with John Cena, asking what the WWE superstar thought of Young’s revelation.
“Oh, wonderful!” replied Cena. “Darren’s a great guy. That’s a very bold move for him, and congratulations [to] him for doing it.”
Lindsay Lohan is continuing to rebuild her career in the wake of a troublesome few years.
The actress is set to guest-star on the HBO series “Eastbound & Down,” the network has confirmed.
Lohan is currently in Wilmington, North
Carolina filming her appearance for the
show’s fourth and final season.
“#back@work! So grateful today! :)” she
wrote on Instagram Tuesday, posting a
picture of herself presumably on set (see below).
It’s been a busy few weeks for the former child star, who was released from rehab at the end of last month.
Since then, Lohan has guest-hosted “Chelsea Lately,” taped an interview with Oprah, and is slated to start filming her own docu-series for OWN.
Lohan’s “Eastbound & Down” role was first reported by E! News .
Andy Cohen, who’s hosted the 2011 and 2012 Miss Universe pageants, is boycotting this year’s competition, set to take place in Moscow on November 9.
The Bravo star has turned down hosting the pageant because of Russia’s recently passed anti-gay legislation.
Cohen, speaking to E! News’ Giuliana Rancic — his Miss Universe co-host for the past two years — said Russia’s “discriminatory policies make it unsafe for the gays who live there and gays coming to work or visit.”
He explained, “The law is that anyone under suspicion of homosexuality can be arrested,” adding that he “didn’t feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia.”
A replacement host has yet to be announced.
GAGA STRIKES BACK, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh,and Marina Abramovic speaks with the superstar about the force that is ARTPOP!
The reality star finally showed her face in public since giving birth in June and TMZ got the exclusive photos. Kim, Kanye, baby North and a nanny were photographed going into an LA medical facility yesterday Wednesday August 14th. They all look really happy,
See more photos below:
Nicole Scherzinger shared this photograph of herself wearing one of the new “Protect the Skin You’re in” T-
shirts by Marc Jacobs. The t-shirt has a strategically naked Miley Cyrus on it. Nicole tweeted , “Supporting
@MileyCyrus & @MarcJacobsIntl in the fight against skin cancer! #ProtectTheSkinYoureIn”
Nicki Minaj has revealed the artwork for her new fragrance, Minajesty. Nicki wears a pink dress and is standing near a throne in the woods in the artwork. The fragrance arrives in stores on September 15, 2013.
The fragrance has its own website at nickiminajminajesty.com . This is Nicki’s second fragrance. Her first
fragrance was called Pink Friday .
Fragrantica reports that Minajesty has top notes of red berries, lemon and peach with middle notes of magnolia, frangipani and orchid. The base notes include tonka bean, vanilla and musk.
Lady Gaga released the lyric video for “Applause” on Wednesday, a few days after she filmed the footage in New
In the clip, the lyrics appear on screen as the pop star parties at a club with drag queens from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race.”
The regular music video for “Applause” is slated to premiere on “Good Morning
America” on Monday.