C'mon, it's Monday. We need something to laugh at. For that, we turn to Ron Burgundy who met Eminem at the MTV EMAs this weekend, moments after Em won the Global Icon Award. What ensues is a lovely, awkward, and random interview. More Ron can be seen below with Katy Perry.
...OK, now that that's out of the way, here are the 2013 VMAs GIFs that recap the night's performances and memorable reactions. Your welcome, those of you who chose to watch Breaking Bad tonight.
In chronological order...
Lady Gaga opened the show, underwent multiple wigs and wardrobe changes eventually landing on this seashell bikini, causing Kevin Hart to rave about her, um, cakes, in his first appearance. Not in GIF form: Lady Gaga wearing a box.
Not a GIF actually (yes, I know this is the second image), but it was during the VMAs' first commercial break that Eminem announced his new album, MMLP2, and later on in the evening a video preview of the new single "Berzerk" (out Tuesday) that reveals a new (old) bleached blonde look. This announcement made this year's VMAs already better than most year's VMAs. Details here.
Drake does not look entertained by Miley Cyrus and teddy bears. And thus begins a strange and GIF-worthy night for Miley Cyrus.
Somewhere in America, Miley Cyrus twerks in front of Robin Thicke in the Beetlejuice suit and Paula Patton googles "divorce lawyer".
Rihanna & One Direction's reaction to Miley Cyrus. I have no joke here.
The last non-moving image, I swear! A glorious one though as the Smiths also react to Miley Cyrus.
Thankfully, Kanye West saves the day. His performance of "Blood On The Leaves" tonight was memorable for the silhouette dancing above. This GIF accurately sums up one of many 'Ye performance spazzes that are all equally awesome, and therefore all need to be seen. Watch the artful "Blood On The Leaves" and see Kanye's explanation of the powerful image he's dancing in front of here.
A new Kanye performance spaz: the roundhouse!
Oh, I guess there should have been another warning for the ladies that JT dancing is on a 2 second loop. Anyway, this is approximately at minute 9 of 24.
Gaga and friends personifying girls everywhere at the reunion of *NSYNC.
*NSYNC off stage excited to find out if they made it to Hollywood after their reunion
Bruno Mars wins an award (oh yeah! they give those out here) for Best Male Video, which the woman next to him thinks he doesn't deserve.
Rihanna reacting to Drake's performance like they've had some sort of history or something...
Jaden Smith, on the other hand, very much liked Drake's performance. Very much.
Thanks to Complex.com, we have an inside look at the seating arrangements for this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, probably so that we might begin to plan in advance what memes and .GIFs will come of the festivities, because as a generation we are unable to express ideas or emotions unless they can be explained in a looping image format or someone tweeted about it. This is important stuff, people. Given the nine pictures provided by Complex, I'd like to breakdown my predictions of what kind of zany tomfoolery will come of this year's VMAs based on where our favorite celebs are sitting.
1.) Keen planning on the part of MTV producers here, placing JT, Kanye, Kevin Hart and what looks like J. Biebs all together, perfect for some funny reaction shots or just something for the guys in the booth to cut to during wardrobe malfunctions/drunken polemics/etc. Expect lots of moody, affectless looks from Kanye, juxtaposed with Justin Timberlake looking wholesome and nonthreatening while Kevin Hart talks through the whole show.
2.) Meanwhile, in the "WTF Corner," the Smith family plots world domination as Ciara, Nelly and Jason Derulo contemplate why exactly they are still considered relevant (Nelly's anxiety is assuaged when he remembers the Honey Nut Cheerios ad he was just in). And then there's Elijah Wood, who was placed there because the producers forgot they invited him until the last minute. Expect lots of nervous laughs by Wood at key moments, like when Taylor Swift wins an award and makes some thinly-veiled reference in her acceptance to 2009's Kanye incident, with producers cutting to him because he seems just as meek and vulnerable as Swift, but with less relationship problems, and also because they feel bad for forgetting about him and assume most of America has likewise also forgotten about him.
3.) Nothing too shocking or notable here, other than Lady Gaga's face in that picture. I mean, Jesus God, is she planning on making an appearance on "The Walking Dead"? Is she trying to look like an ebola survivor? My prediction here is that Lady Gaga infects Katy Perry with whatever pestilence she is harboring, causing them to both turn into ebola-demons and then eat Bruno Mars, who will later write a song about the incident, entitled "I'm Being Savagely Mauled by Demon Lady Gaga and Demon Katy Perry," which will peak at a modest 78 on the Billboard charts but will attract derision from critics because it sounds too much like every other Bruno Mars song, with the exception that in this one, he is clearly being mauled by two pop-stars-turned- ebola-demons. During this whole fiasco, fun. will look disaffected yet at times poignant and wistful.
4.) Lots of good times to be had in this section. Robin Thicke, at the conclusion of the VMAs, will serve as a case study that the old wive's tale "if you keep making the same weird face it will get stuck like that" is actually very real, and Thicke will never be able to look anything other than suave and pointlessly inquisitive again, which will cause him a great deal of inner turmoil for the rest of his life, a kind of pain that he will be unable to truly express because seriously this guy never stops making that stupid face Jesus, come on. Pharrell will spend most of the show recording at least three new songs before everyone forgets about him for five years again. Miley Cyrus will try her darndest to be as hip and "with it" as her fans now think she is by making as many juvenile expressions as possible whenever the camera is on her. DJ Khaled will propose to Nile Rodgers because from behind he looks like Whoopi Goldberg, a woman whom Khaled has been crushing on since grade 10. Upon realizing Rodgers is not Whoopi Goldberg, nor even the same gender as Whoopi Goldberg, he will insist the whole thing was a joke anyway and frantically call his agent and tell him to delete the YouTube video proposal he recorded for Whoopi Goldberg, and also swallow the $8 million ring he bought for the occasion.
5.) Not even gonna touch this one. Mostly because I have no idea who Danity Kane is and I feel like I'm better off that way.
6.) 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky and Vampire Weekend will all whisper amongst each other, wondering who the hell "Nervo" is. Busta Rhymes will talk too fast. Big Sean will let other rappers take the spotlight and be "totally cool with it." Hopefully that old guy will be there.
Tune into MTV on Sunday to watch the VMAs and see these predictions come true (seriously, these are all happening, trust me).
Apparently, no one got the memo that this was International Artist No-Show Week, and Daft Punk made that clear by cancelling their highly-anticipated appearance on The Colbert Report at the last minute yesterday. Not one to take things sitting down, Colbert informed his viewers of the snafu in a hilarious segment on his show that probably made some execs at MTV very mad.
The cancellation was due to Daft Punks apparent contractual obligation to appear on the VMAs later this week, and not make any prior television appearances. Daft Punk's managers claim they did not know of this until the day before filming, and did not choose to really do anything about it other than leave Colbert high and dry. Seems like he still made the best of things, though. He always does.
And this is how MTV hilariously announced it. Bravo. I have never once not laughed at the thought of croissants since Yeezus came out last June.
'Ye will be performing "Black Skinhead" (via Pitchfork) as he joins Lady Gaga as one of the VMA headliners as she'll be debuting her new single "Applause". Should be an entertaining night to say the least on August 25th.
Chris Brown appeared on the new episode of MTV's This Is How I Made It and he follows the theme of the series by sharing how he came up, the obstacles he overcome, and how he's changed over the years after his accomplishments. Hey, a MTV series that actually has some depth and inspiration?! Check out Chris Brown above and hopefully more big-name artists to come on This Is How I Made It.
Alicia Keys is wasting no time for the new start of pushing her new album Girl On Fire. Following her performance for last nights VMA’s Reebok also released her commercial for them. The songstress introduces her new classic kicks inspired by her new single ‘Girl On Fire’ featuring Nicki Minaj.
Nicki Minaj has now officially announced that she will indeed rerelease Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Speaking to E! News right before her performance with Alicia Keys on the MTV VMA she will release the album as The Re-Up. Minaj also noted that she would be releasing the lead single to the album within the next week.
So far Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has only sold about 647k copies in the Untied States. 'Starships' is Nicki’s only song from the album to have any chart success on the Hot 100 peaking at number 5.