MTV kinda makes too big a deal out of their Video Music Awards. As a cultural barometer, the annual kids fest has lost some urgency over the years, yet MTV continues to pretend--willfully deny, even--that they're just the same old kick-ass awards that they were when they started, 25 years ago. That said, they show can still be pretty darned entertaining. And on that front, last night's 25th-anniversary go-around did not disappoint. All of the studied hip-pomp was intact, musicians behaved like utter jackasses, and awkward jokes fell flat. Here are our picks for the five most interesting moments.
LAS VEGAS--Bringing the traditionally absurd world of the MTV Video Music Awards to Las Vegas only upped the ante on ridiculousness.
From the incredibly chaotic red carpet and bizarre opening by a seemingly sedated and winded Britney Spears, to performances scattered throughout the Palms Resort Casino, and an actual brawl between Kid Rock and Tommy Lee, the 2007 version of MTV's annual awards show was both wacky and weird.
Justin Timberlake and Rihanna were the night's big winners, nabbing two moon-men apiece, with Rihanna taking home the "monster single of the year" for "Umbrella" and joining with director Chris Applebaum for the coveted video of the year prize for the "Umbrella" video.
Timberlake won for male artist of the year and for "quadruple threat of the year," which marked the star's achievement in music, acting, fashion, and dancing. Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy won for best group, Gym ...Read more