Here’s Everything You Might Not Have Seen (But Can’t Miss) at the MTV Video Music Awards

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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Cuddled All Night Long

The pair certainly got cozy onstage when they performed “Señorita” together, but the PDA only continued as they couldn’t keep their hands off each other while in the audience. 

The pair certainly got cozy onstage when they performed “Señorita” together, but the PDA only continued as they couldn’t keep their hands off each other while in the audience.

Lizzo Performed with a Giant, Inflatable Butt as a Backdrop

Run — don’t walk! — to go watch Lizzo’s performance of “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell.”
                        There were iconic costumes! A yellow body suit that made Lizzo look like the sun! An inflatable butt! Backup dancers ripping wigs off and swinging them around with reckless abandon! It was pure joy from start to finish. 

Run — don’t walk! — to go watch Lizzo’s performance of “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell.”

There were iconic costumes! A yellow body suit that made Lizzo look like the sun! An inflatable butt! Backup dancers ripping wigs off and swinging them around with reckless abandon! It was pure joy from start to finish.

John Travolta Tried to Give the Moon Person to the Wrong Taylor Swift

While presenting the award for Video of the Year to Swift and the cast of her “You Need to Calm Down” music video, Travolta appeared to make a pretty iconic mixup, seemingly trying to had the trophy to Jade Jolie, the drag queen who plays Swift in the video. That’s a pretty huge compliment, if you look at the bright side! 

While presenting the award for Video of the Year to Swift and the cast of her “You Need to Calm Down” music video, Travolta appeared to make a pretty iconic mixup, seemingly trying to had the trophy to Jade Jolie, the drag queen who plays Swift in the video. That’s a pretty huge compliment, if you look at the bright side!

Miley Cyrus Performed ‘Slide Away’ for the First Time Since Her Split

Cyrus took the stage to sing “Slide Away,” a song many assume to be about her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. The performance comes just a few days after Hemsworth officially filed for divorce. 
                        Backstage, Cyrus was seen with Kaitlynn Carter, Brody Jenner’s ex-wife who is tangled up in the breakup rumors. Cyrus was seen kissing Carter just days after announcing her separation. 

Cyrus took the stage to sing “Slide Away,” a song many assume to be about her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. The performance comes just a few days after Hemsworth officially filed for divorce.

Backstage, Cyrus was seen with Kaitlynn Carter, Brody Jenner’s ex-wife who is tangled up in the breakup rumors. Cyrus was seen kissing Carter just days after announcing her separation.

Alyson Stoner Returned 17 Years Later to Reprise her Role as the Star of Missy Elliot’s ‘Work It’

The legendary Missy Elliot put on a performance filled with iconic moments from her video music career ahead of receiving the coveted Video Vanguard Award. Fans, like Halsey and Gigi Hadid, got out of their seats to dance as Elliot rapped to a medley of her hits, including “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control.” Then, as an added surprise, Elliot brought out dancer Stoner, who appeared in the original 2002 “Work It” video, to revive her role as the dancer who stole the spotlight almost two decades ago.

The legendary Missy Elliot put on a performance filled with iconic moments from her video music career ahead of receiving the coveted Video Vanguard Award. Fans, like Halsey and Gigi Hadid, got out of their seats to dance as Elliot rapped to a medley of her hits, including “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control.” Then, as an added surprise, Elliot brought out dancer Stoner, who appeared in the original 2002 “Work It” video, to revive her role as the dancer who stole the spotlight almost two decades ago.

Normani Absolutely Crushed Her ‘Motivation’ Debut Performance

2019 has become the singer’s breakout year, following the release of the viral video for her smash hit “Motivation.” Normani’s highly anticipated performance went off with a bang, as she appeared on stage sitting on top of a basketball hoop in between her dancers who twerked on chain link fences. She also brought other memorable moments from her video to the stage, such as the high-energy choreography, the 2000s-inspired looks and her now-famous move where she makes going from a headstand to landing smoothly into a split look easy.

2019 has become the singer’s breakout year, following the release of the viral video for her smash hit “Motivation.” Normani’s highly anticipated performance went off with a bang, as she appeared on stage sitting on top of a basketball hoop in between her dancers who twerked on chain link fences. She also brought other memorable moments from her video to the stage, such as the high-energy choreography, the 2000s-inspired looks and her now-famous move where she makes going from a headstand to landing smoothly into a split look easy.

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The Most Hilariously Iconic Moments of the 2019 MTV VMAs

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Cardi B Thanked the Real Heroes

 

The rapper was as candid as ever while she accepted the award for best hip hop video. Cardi rocked a form-fitting burgundy gown with a cleavage-revealing neckline as she thanked her glam team, makeup artist, hairstylist and music video director, Jora Frantzis. 
                        “Since this is the Video Music Awards and everything, I really want to thank my music video team — first Jora Frantzis — that’s the director. She gotta hear outta my mouth, ‘I look ugly. Edit my stomach, edit my butt. Smooth my cellulite out,’” Cardi said onstage.

The rapper was as candid as ever while she accepted the award for best hip hop video. Cardi rocked a form-fitting burgundy gown with a cleavage-revealing neckline as she thanked her glam team, makeup artist, hairstylist and music video director, Jora Frantzis.

“Since this is the Video Music Awards and everything, I really want to thank my music video team — first Jora Frantzis — that’s the director. She gotta hear outta my mouth, ‘I look ugly. Edit my stomach, edit my butt. Smooth my cellulite out,’” Cardi said onstage.

Lizzo Chugged from a Rhinestone Liquor Bottle

 

As if the singer’s “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell” medley could get any more incredible, Lizzo took a quick breather from singing and dancing to take a drink. A rhinestone-covered bottle, which looked like a tequila bottle, appeared and the star leaned back and chugged it like a champ.

As if the singer’s “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell” medley could get any more incredible, Lizzo took a quick breather from singing and dancing to take a drink. A rhinestone-covered bottle, which looked like a tequila bottle, appeared and the star leaned back and chugged it like a champ.

Lil Nas X Got In on the Remix Joke

 

In a flash forward to the year 2079, a news reporter announced that Lil Nas X is president, and he’d be releasing the 3,162nd remix of “Old Town Road.” The fictional remix was to feature “Yung Sandwich,” “Ghost of Benjamin Franklin,” and “Megan Thee Stallion’s Twerk Wind” and “Old Thug.”
                        After the skit, which cashed in on the joke that there have been too many remixes of the hit song to count, Lil Nas X and his dancers absolutely smashed a performance of his song “Panini.”

In a flash forward to the year 2079, a news reporter announced that Lil Nas X is president, and he’d be releasing the 3,162nd remix of “Old Town Road.” The fictional remix was to feature “Yung Sandwich,” “Ghost of Benjamin Franklin,” and “Megan Thee Stallion’s Twerk Wind” and “Old Thug.”

After the skit, which cashed in on the joke that there have been too many remixes of the hit song to count, Lil Nas X and his dancers absolutely smashed a performance of his song “Panini.”

Missy Elliott’s Magical Wig Snatch

The 2019 Video Vanguard Award honoree’s unforgettable performance started with a wig snatch that brought her lyrics to life. As soon as Elliott rapped, “Im’a snatch their wigs, til I see that scalp,” all of her dancers’ Missy-inspired wigs disappeared. The dancers continued while rocking bald caps. 

The 2019 Video Vanguard Award honoree’s unforgettable performance started with a wig snatch that brought her lyrics to life. As soon as Elliott rapped, “Im’a snatch their wigs, til I see that scalp,” all of her dancers’ Missy-inspired wigs disappeared. The dancers continued while rocking bald caps.

Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes Trolled the Audience and Almost Kissed

 

Evoking the extremely steamy music video for the single, Cabello kicked things off in the duo and rumored couple’s first-time “Señorita” performance, singing the song’s opening lines as she walked atop a stage littered with romantic lights. Shawnmila shippers prepared themselves for a potential on-stage kiss, but instead, they got some seriously sensual moments that got really, really close to it. 
                        The high-profile duo teased several kisses during the performance without delivering, but they did rub their noses together before breaking into smiles, sharing an enthusiastic hug, and leaving the stage hand-in-hand. 
                        Later, the pair accepted their award for best collaboration, leaving fans without a stage kiss once again.

Evoking the extremely steamy music video for the single, Cabello kicked things off in the duo and rumored couple’s first-time “Señorita” performance, singing the song’s opening lines as she walked atop a stage littered with romantic lights. Shawnmila shippers prepared themselves for a potential on-stage kiss, but instead, they got some seriously sensual moments that got really, really close to it.

The high-profile duo teased several kisses during the performance without delivering, but they did rub their noses together before breaking into smiles, sharing an enthusiastic hug, and leaving the stage hand-in-hand.

Later, the pair accepted their award for best collaboration, leaving fans without a stage kiss once again.

Taylor Swift Trolled the White House

 

While accepting the best video award for “You Need to Calm Down,” Swift took the opportunity to get political while throwing shade. “In this video, several points were made,” she said. “You want a world where we’re all treated equally regardless of who we love and how we identify.”
                        The singer continued, “I want to thank everyone who signed [the Equality Act] petition because it has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount it would need to get a response from the White House.” Swift deadpanned, pointing to her wrist and tapping an invisible watch as the crowd went wild.

While accepting the best video award for “You Need to Calm Down,” Swift took the opportunity to get political while throwing shade. “In this video, several points were made,” she said. “You want a world where we’re all treated equally regardless of who we love and how we identify.”

The singer continued, “I want to thank everyone who signed [the Equality Act] petition because it has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount it would need to get a response from the White House.” Swift deadpanned, pointing to her wrist and tapping an invisible watch as the crowd went wild.

John Travolta Tried to Learn from His Mistakes

 

While presenting the video of the year award with Queen Latifah, the actor hesitated before reading the name on the card. “I shouldn’t do this because I’ll just mispronounce s— and f— it up,” he said, referencing the time he famously called Tony winner Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” at the Oscars. (Thankfully, he didn’t butcher Swift’s name when she won the award for “You Need to Calm Down.”) 

While presenting the video of the year award with Queen Latifah, the actor hesitated before reading the name on the card. “I shouldn’t do this because I’ll just mispronounce s— and f— it up,” he said, referencing the time he famously called Tony winner Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” at the Oscars. (Thankfully, he didn’t butcher Swift’s name when she won the award for “You Need to Calm Down.”)

This article was originally published by: People

See the Complete MTV VMAs 2019 Winners List

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Taylor Swift; Cardi B; Bebe Rexha

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot” – Epic Records
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” – Republic Records
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Republic Records
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Cardi B – Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Ariana Grande – Republic Records
  • Halsey – Astralwerks/Capitol Records
  • Jonas Brothers – Republic Records
  • Shawn Mendes– Island Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Drake – “In My Feelings” – Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records
  • Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” – Republic Records
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Republic Records
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” – Interscope Records
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

BEST NEW ARTIST, presented by Taco Bell®

  • Ava Max – Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
  • Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records
  • ROSALÍA – Columbia Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” – Interscope Records
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island Records
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Republic Records
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care” – Atlantic Records
  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bazzi – Atlantic Records
  • CNCO – RCA Records
  • Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
  • Lauv – LAUV/AWAL
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records

BEST POP

  • 5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier” – Interscope Records
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me” – Atlantic Records
  • Khalid – “Talk” – Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” – Republic Records
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Republic Records
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

BEST HIP HOP

  • 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World” – 2 Chainz Ps/Def Jam
  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot” – Epic Records
  • Cardi B – “Money” – Atlantic Records
  • DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” – We The Best/Epic Records
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records
  • Travis Scott ft. Drake – “SICKO MODE” – Epic Records/Grand Hustle/Cactus Jack

BEST R&B

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better” – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music
  • Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” – RCA Records
  • H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been” – MBK/RCA Records
  • Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man” – RCA Records
  • Ella Mai – “Trip” – 10 Summers/Interscope Records
  • Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves” – Keep Cool/RCA Records

BEST K-POP

  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records
  • BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love” – YG Entertainment/Interscope Records
  • Monsta X ft. French Montana – “Who Do You Love” – Epic Records
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog” – Republic Records
  • NCT 127 – “Regular” – SM Entertainment
  • EXO – “Tempo” – SM Entertainment

BEST LATIN

  • Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto” – Universal Music Latino
  • Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “MIA” – OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records
  • benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough” – NEON16/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope Records
  • Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – “Con Calma” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Maluma – “Mala Mía” – Sony Music US Latin
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Columbia Records

BEST DANCE

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” – Disruptor/Columbia Records
  • Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo” – Big Beat/Atlantic Records
  • DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake Music Productions Ltd/Geffen
  • David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name” – Big Beat/Atlantic Records
  • Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier” – Capitol Records
  • Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity” – Columbia Records

BEST ROCK

  • The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It” – Dirty Hit/Interscope Records
  • Fall Out Boy – “Bishops Knife Trick” – Island Records
  • Imagine Dragons – “Natural” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
  • Lenny Kravitz – “Low” – BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
  • Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes” – Elektra Music Group
  • twenty one pilots – “My Blood” – Elektra Music Group

VIDEO FOR GOOD 

  • Halsey – “Nightmare” – Astralwerks/Capitol Records
  • The Killers – “Land of the Free” – Island
  • Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – “Runaway Train” – Interscope Records
  • John Legend – “Preach” – Columbia Records
  • Lil Dicky – “Earth” – Dirty Burd, Inc./Commission/BMG
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Directed by Dave Meyers
  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
  • Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Republic Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records – Directed by Calmatic
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Columbia Records – Directed by Dano Cerny
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo
  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog
  • Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic
  • DJ Khaled ft. SZA – “Just Us” – We The Best/Epic Records – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

BEST EDITING

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Editing by Elias Talbot
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Record – Editing by Calmatic
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Editing by Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Republic Records – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
  • Solange – “Almeda” – Columbia Records – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records – Editing by Jarrett Fijal

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
  • Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Republic Records – Art Direction by John Richoux
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records – Art Direction by Brittany Porter
  • Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It” – Warner Records & Def Jam Music Group – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Columbia Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Columbia Records – Choreography by Ryan Heffington
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv
  • Solange – “Almeda” – Columbia Records – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles
  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records – Choreography by Rie Hata

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Cinematography by Elias Talbot
  • Billie Eilish – “hostage” – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Pau Castejon
  • Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • Solange – “Almeda” – Columbia Records – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

SONG OF SUMMER

  • The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha — “Call You Mine”
  • Miley Cyrus — “Mother’s Daughter”
  • DaBaby — “Suge”
  • Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy”
  • Ariana Grande and Social House — “Boyfriend”
  • Jonas Brothers — “Sucker”
  • Khalid — “Talk”
  • Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Lil Tecca — “Ransom”
  • Lizzo — “Truth Hurts”
  • Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
  • Post Malone (featuring Young Thug) — “Goodbyes”
  • Rosalía and J Balvin (featuring El Guincho) — “Con altura”
  • Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
  • Young Thug (featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott) — “The London”
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down”

This article was originally published by: People

Taylor Swift Receives Inaugural Icon Award at Teen Choice Awards — and Announces New Song!

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We promise that you’ll never find an icon like Taylor Swift!

The “ME!” singer was awarded the inaugural Icon Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.

“Okay, we have a lot to talk about,” began Swift after accepting her surfboard from World Cup champion Alex Morgan, whom Swift praised for taking a stand against the gender pay gap along with Morgan’s teammates on the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team.

The 29-year-old singer was handed a personalized and bedazzled surfboard, emblazoned with the star’s three cats, Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey and Benjamin Button.

“These are my furry children, and this is a really proud moment for me that they are on a Teen Choice surfboard,” she said. “Aesthetically speaking, this might be my favorite award.”

Swift went on to thank her fans, calling them the “most amazing, generous people,” before sharing words of wisdom to guide teenagers.

“One thing I wish I would have known when I was a teen is mistakes are inevitable,” she said.

“You think you can possibly ace life, but it’s normal to make mistakes… it’s normal,” she added. “That’s what’s going to happen in life.”

Swift saved a big surprise for the end of her speech, telling viewers that there’s “so much to be excited about in the next 12 days” — and that includes her new song, “Lover,” which she said debuts on Friday, Aug. 16.

Taylor Swift

For her big moment in the spotlight, Swift wore a bright Versace bodysuit with matching shorts and a blazer, Kat Maconie shoes, Misahara earrings and rings by Irene Neuwirth, VRAM and Emily P. Wheeler.

Fox announced that the singer would be receiving the award last month, calling the artist “a pop culture icon whose accolades and achievements go beyond topping music charts and selling out stadiums worldwide.”

“Swift is also one of today’s biggest social influencers, using her voice and platform to inspire and create positive change,” the statement added.

Taylor Swift

“She is going to be obsessed!” one fan tweeted about the surfboard.

“She Is going to love this sooo much!” another fan chimed in.

Swift is set to release her seventh studio album, Lover, later this month and has already given fans the album’s first three singles.

Leading up to the Teen Choice Awards, Swift gave lucky fans in London, Nashville and Los Angeles a sneak peek of Lover during her secret sessions.

“When you think Taylor Swift, I hope you think of me,” one fan tweeted a photo alongside Swift. “Your genuine excitement, support, & love is everything to me.”

This article was originally published by: People

 

LAS 5 MEJOR VESTIDAS DEL PRIMER DÍA DEL FESTIVAL DE CINE CANNES 2019

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Esta semana comenzó la 72 edición del Festival de Cine de Cannes. A este magno evento acuden los artistas más reconocidos de la industria y además, por la alfombra roja desfilan las celebridades más hot del momento, y por supuesto, este año no fue la excepción. Los looks que los famosos usan en la red carpet siempre van de la mano con lo que está sucediendo en nuestra sociedad, además también es un buen pretexto para llevar las últimas tendencias. El año pasado los power suits y el color negro se apoderaron de la red carpet en honor al movimiento #TimesUp y hace tres años, los naked dress y las aplicaciones fueron el highlight.

Hasta el momento no hay ningún trend que sobresalga, sin embargo, ya tenemos nuestra lista de las mejor vestidas del primer día:

Selena Gomez en Louis Vuitton y joyería Bvlgari

Selena Gomez
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La actriz triunfó en su regreso a las red carpets enfundada en look de dos piezas color crema firmado por la maison parisina. Para su beauty look optó por un updo pulido, labios rojos, cat eye y shimmer en los párpados.

Tilda Swinton en Haider Ackerman

Tilda Swinton
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La actriz optó por un vestido de manga larga pleateado con lentejuelas. Complementó su look con un make up natural y labios rosas.

Alessandra Ambrosio en Ralph & Russo

Alessandra Ambrosio
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La modelo lució un vestido transparente de un solo hombro y una apertura lateral que dejaba al descubierto su pierna izquierda.

Chloe Sevigny y joyería Chopard

Chloe
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La actriz usó un vestido negro strapless que dejaba al descubierto una parte de su top rosado. Complementó su look con una foulard que se convertía en guantes.

Elle Fanning en Gucci y joyería Chopard

Elle Fanning

La joven actriz que forma parte del jurado del Festival usó un vestido de seda con una flar en el abdomen y una capa enorme que se robó las miradas en la red carpet.

 

                                                 This article was originally writing by: ELLE MEXICO.COM

When Taylor Swift Said ‘ME!’ Did She Mean ‘Beyoncé’?

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For all of Taylor Swift’s singing about her individuality on her new song “ME!” her performance of the song at Wednesday night’s Billboard Music Awards seemed to take some inspiration from someone else.

At the awards show, Swift performed the song with a Pepto Bismol-pink marching band in tow, which immediately called to mind Beyoncé performing with an iconic marching band for her Coachella Homecomingperformance. Now, Beyoncé might not own on-stage marching bands as a concept, but she certainly made the case for owning them with Homecoming. It was an extremely hard-to-miss performance, considering the documentary version dropped just a few weeks ago. Despite the fact that there are differences in the live set-up, someone, anyone, should have kindly taken Swift aside and reminded her of the optics of this, and that it would inevitably draw comparisons to Beyoncé’s Coachella set.

While we’re here, someone should have kindly taken Swift aside and told her that “ME!” sounds like a rejected theme song from an animated children’s film and seriously doesn’t do justice to her songwriting track record. Granted, Swift’s debut singles (“Shake It Off” for example) never deliver the full scope of whatever her album will sound like, “ME!” feels particularly dark. It is the most commercialized, soulless piece of music fans have ever gotten from her, and I think she knows all to well (*wink*) what kinds of songs she and her fellow new romantics (*winking again, with a tear down my face*) has in her to write and should actually be releasing. “ME!” is not it.

This article was originally writing by: JEZEBEL.COM

ESTAS SON LAS MEJORES PELÍCULAS DE LOS DIRECTORES NOMINADOS AL OSCAR 2019

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La edición 91 de los premios Oscar ha sido una de las más comentadas. ¿La razón? la diversidad de películas, personajes y la entrada a la Academia de cintas que antes no se habían como Black Panther, una película de superhéroes, y ROMA, una producción de Netflix. Otro de los puntos más destacados de este 2019, son los nominados en la categoría de Mejor Director con la presencia del mexicano Alfonso Cuarón, el polaco Pawel Pawlikowski, el griego Yorgos Lanthimos y los estadounidenses Spike Lee y Adam McKay.

En pocas palabras, este año dominaron las películas pensadas desde fuera con una fuerte presencia de México y Polonia en ROMA y Cold War, respectivamente. Ambas películas reflejan la identidad y el idioma de su país, y lo mismo va para otras nominadas como Vice, pero sobre todo BlacKkKlansman, una poderosa declaración contra el racismo, la discriminación y los discursos de odio de la América de hoy y siempre.

Para siquiera poder hablar de un favorito, o un probable ganador, debemos irnos al pasado, a los mejores trabajos de estos cinco directores nominados, y determinar de alguna forma quién podría llevarse la estatuilla. El año pasado, y desde 2013 en realidad, se la ha llevado una mayoría de mexicanos con Alfonso Cuarón para empezar, dos para Alejandro González Iñárritu, una para Damien Chazelle,y la última para Guillermo del Toro. ¿Repetirá México un Oscar en esta categoría o es el turno de otra nacionalidad para llevárselo?

Por acá les dejamos de cada uno de los directores, lo que consideramos es su mejor película:

Yorgos Lanthimos

Canino (2009)

Yorgos Lanthimos ha sido toda una revelación para Hollywood con la salida de The Favourite y sus 10 nominaciones a los premios Oscar. Sin embargo, parece que todo estaba preparadopara este momento con sus trabajos anteriores aquí y en su natal Grecia. Primero con The Lobstery luego con The Killing of a Sacred Deer, dos películas poco digeribles y complicadas que prepararon el terreno para algo más dinámico y divertido con The Favourite. Pero como mencionamos, desde antes ya se estaba forjando, y las pruebas están en Alps de 2011 y Caninode 2009. Esta última cinta nos presenta a un padre que quiere proteger a sus hijos, pero lleva su cuidado al extremo.

La familia compuesta de papá, mamá y tres hijos (dos mujeres y un hombre) viven en una enorme casa aislada para evitar que salgan o tengan contacto con el mundo. No han visto películas; no conocen a nadie de fuera, sólo a una chica que sirve para que el hijo descargue sus necesidades sexuales; creen que “mar” significa “silla”; temen al exterior lleno de criaturas; y el momento en que pueden estar listos para salir, es cuando se caigan sus caninos… lo cual nunca va a suceder.

Así, Lanthimos construyó una historia absurda e inocente que a veces da risa y ternura, pero que no es otra cosa sino macabra como consecuencia de las distintas realidades que se viven fuera de la ficción. ¿El padre toma esta medida porque el mundo es cruel y peligroso?, ¿se trata de una obsesión de permanecer oculto y hacer las cosas en privado o todo lo contrario, una revelación de lo expuestos que estamos con las nuevas tecnologías?, ¿o tal vez se trate de una crítica a los sistemas totalitarios, las dictaduras disfrazadas y los sociedades en represión? Canino puede ser lo que sea mientras no se comprenda en su totalidad el objetivo de la película con un final ambiguo pero justo. Con esta película, el director le presentó al mundo el potencial fílmico de un país que nunca se ha caracterizado por su industria, y es aquí donde también reside su importancia.

Pawel Pawlikowski

Ida (2013)

Pawel Pawkilowski se movió de su natal Polonia a Inglaterra, país donde comenzó su carrera como director. Primero de documentales para la televisión para luego dar paso a la ficción en inglés. Sin embargo, parece que siempre hubo una necesidad de regresar a sus orígenes, su idioma, a la historia de un país que durante mucho tiempo estuvo roto. Y así es como llegamos a Ida, una película de 2013 que ganó el primer Oscar para Polonia. En pocas palabras, esta cinta ha sido descrita como una obra de arte fílmica, gracias a sus cualidades en blanco y negro, la trama histórica pero sobre todo, por salirse del cine que estamos acostumbrados a ver lleno de movimiento, sin pausas ni silencios. Ida sigue la historia de Anna, una novicia de 18 años que es enviada a visitar a su único pariente antes de tomar los votos.

Así conoce a su tía Wanda Gruz, una comunista que todo el tiempo se está burlando de la inocencia de Anna, cuyo nombre real es Ida Lebenstein y en realidad, es judía, una “monja judía”. Esta cinta constantemente se cuestiona la existencia de Dios, aunque en realidad lo que pone en duda es la permanencia de la humanidad en un país como Polonia, asediado por la guerra, por la dureza del comunismo, la violencia llevada por policías secretas y las pocas posibilidades de ser libre.

Ida está ambientada en 1961 durante la dictadura de Stalin como líder de la URSS en un país que apenas se recuperaba de haber perdido una quinta parte de su población y aproximadamente tres millones de judíos. De este modo, la película utiliza a sus personajes como pretexto para hacer un repaso de los tiempos de guerra (no necesariamente internacional) y las secuelas de la misma en la tierra y las personas. Pocas veces en esta cinta se habla directamente de la situación en la que se presenta, todo se dialoga y se recuerda a través de imágenes, escenarios, personajes y, como elemento extra, el blanco y negro que parece dominar la memoria de Pawlikowski.

Spike Lee

Do The Right Thing (1989)

Spike Lee es uno de los directores más reconocidos y representativos de la comunidad afroamericana. Y hacemos hincapié porque su filmografía, desde sus comienzos en los 80, ha sido dedicada a la cultura negra, origen, estructura y los problemas que enfrentan desde su llegada a América. BlacKkKlansman, su última película, viaja al pasado no muy lejano cuando los grupos de odio como el Ku Klux Klan eran aceptados en la sociedad. Si embargo, desde el principio trató el tema de los estereotipos, y una de sus más grandes críticas es Do The Right Thing de 1989, protagonizada por el mismo Lee.

Esta película sigue la historia de Mookie, un repartidor de pizza que trabaja en un local ubicado en un barrio de mayoría negra y cuyo dueño es un italoamericano junto a sus dos hijos, uno que lo acepta y otro que parece odiar a los afroamericanos a pesar de que sus ídolos son de esa raza como Magic Johnson. La importancia de esta cinta radica en la presentación consciente de los estereotipos apegados no sólo a los afroamericanos, quizá los más conocidos y de los que se desprenden más burlas en Estados Unidos, sino a cualquier otro grupo racial o de migrantes como los italianos, puertorriqueños y judíos. En una de las escenas clave de Do The Right Thing, algunos personajes miran a la cámara y dicen una serie de insultos conocidos como “simios” para los negros y “tacaños” para los judíos. Todos contra todos.

Con esto, Spike Lee realizó una de sus primeras declaraciones políticas y sociales contra la discriminación, el racismo y los discursos cargados de odio, los cuales denotan pura ignorancia de quien lo dice. También estableció, pero de una forma mucho menos directa, que el odio proviene también de un sistema y condición económica. Es decir, Mookie es un negro ordinario a diferencia de Michael Jordan, quien tiene dinero, fama y talento. Esto marca la diferencia para reconocer la calidad de una persona o dejar de hacerlo con actitudes racistas. La comunidad afroamericana siempre se ha caracterizado por vivir en condiciones de pobreza, falta de oportunidades y violencia, derivadas de la economía, la cual está dirigida por personas que reconocen y viven bajo los estereotipos. Un círculo del cual es complicado a salir a menos que se entiendan todas las partes.

Alfonso Cuarón

Children of Men (2006)

Cuarón ya tenía un nombre en la industria del cine antes de ROMA y Gravity. En realidad, la mayor parte de su carrera la ha desarrollado fuera de México tanto como director y productor en películas como Harry Potter: El prisionero de Azkaban, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Mowgli y uno de sus más grandes proyectos, Children of Men. Esta película protagonizada por Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine y Chiwetel Ejiofor, nos presenta un futuro distópico (año 2027) en el que ya no nacen niños. Es decir, la humanidad cuenta sus días conforme cada persona en el planeta muere. Los problemas ambientales, probablemente, han desencadenado un estado de infertilidad y un mundo en el que el individuo más joven tiene 18 (con meses, días, minutos y segundos contados).

A partir de esto, hay una paranoia colectiva y un resentimiento entre personas que se refleja en la violencia y los grupos de odio que buscan destruir todo intento por recuperar la vida como antes era conocida. Se espera una revolución en todos los aspectos con la presencia de una mujer embarazada a la que buscan eliminar. Children of Men dividió opiniones desde su salida en 2006 por presentar una posibilidad que nos asusta, pero que ahora, a más de 10 años de su salida, ya está aquí.

Y no necesariamente nos referimos a la infertilidad y el fin de la humanidad inmediato, sino a los brotes de violencia, a la explosión de bombas como una actividad cotidiana, a las zonas de guerra donde antes eran ciudades, a la intolerancia y la desesperación. Cuarón trabajó en la dirección de  Children of Men y también en la construcción del guión y otros elementos que convierten a este filme, en uno de sus más grandes trabajos al tratarse de algo orgánico, que no pierde vigencia, sino todo lo contrario. Se vuelve real y posible.

Adam McKay

Step Brothers (2008)

Hablar de Adam McKay es complicado. Durante muchos años se distinguió por hacer comedias absurdas y ridículas junto a Will Ferrell para dar un giro de 180 grados (uno de verdad) cuando comenzó a entrar en la comedia política y económica. Y así, de una película para otra, llegó a los Oscar con The Big Short junto a Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale y Steve Carell. Y ahora, regresó a la ceremonia con Vice, una biografía que va de la comedia al drama sobre la vida de Dick Cheney, vicepresidente de Estados Unidos durante la gestión de George W. Bush.

Sin embargo, decir que la pasada fue su mejor trabajo, sería demasiado fácil para un director que ha demostrado ser lo suficientemente versátil como para eso. Esa es la razón por la cual nos vamos a su pasado, a esas comedias tontas, para hablar de uno de sus filmes más conocidos. Step Brothers de 2008, está protagonizada por Ferrell junto a John C. Reilly como dos hombres de 40 años (o más), que viven con sus padres, comparten habitación, duermen en literas y, en pocas palabras, no han madurado en ningún sentido. Sus padres se enamoran, se casan y se van a vivir juntos, cada uno su respectivo hijo.

Las críticas de esta película son diversas, pero la mayoría se inclina por resumir todo el concepto como una mala comedia, especialmente la actuación de Reilly quien es un buen actor, pero no un buen comediante. Pero es por eso, por más ridículo que parezca, que la hemos elegido, porque es el punto máximo dentro del trabajo de McKay, el que llega al límite, el que molesta al público, el que es descarado y el que juega, tan sólo un poco, con la realidad de la familia americana y el retrato de los adolescentes.

This article was originally writing by: Sopitas.com

BRIT AWARDS 2019

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Los BRIT Awards nuevamente dieron de qué hablar. Y es que en esta ocasión nos encontramos con muchas bandas ya conocidas como Gorillaz, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys y más entre los nominados. Sin embargo, los nuevos talentos y el pop se han convertido en los géneros más imperantes dentro de los premios. Al menos así lo han dejado ver los resultados.

De entrada The 1975 se llevó el un BRIT Awards en la categoría a Mejor Disco Británico por ABrief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, que por muchos estuvo dentro de su ranking de mejores discos del 2018. También podemos decir que hubo algunos nominados internacionales como JAY-Z y Beyoncé, Drake, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Janelle Moáne, Nile Rodgers y CHIC, Christine and The Queens, Camila Cabello e incluso Eminem.

Con sede en la O2 Arena en Londres, Inglaterra, muchos artistas se dieron cita para premiar a lo mejor de la música pero también, para presenciar los mejores performances que incluyen el de Pink y Little Mix, un cuarteto de chicas que prometen ser las nuevas Spice Girls… o algo así, pero que actualmente están teniendo gran presencia dentro del pop. 

A continuación te dejamos a los ganadores de los BRIT Awards 2019.

Mejor Disco Británico del Año

The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships – 🏆

Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind

Florence + The Machine – High As Hope

George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s

Jorja Smith – Lost & Found

Mejor Solista Británica

Jorja Smith – 🏆

Anne-Marie

Florence + The Machine

Jess Glynne

Lily Allen

Mejor Solista Británico

George Ezra

Aphex Twin

Craig David

Giggs

Sam Smith

Mejor Banda Británica

The 1975 – 🏆

Arctic Monkeys

Gorillaz

Little Mix

Years & Years

Mejor Artista Británico Nuevo

Tom Walker – 🏆

Ella Mai

Idles

Jorja Smith

Mabel

Elegidos por la Crítica

Sam Fender – 🏆

Lewis Capaldi

Mahalia

Single Británico

 Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss – 🏆

Anne-Marie – 2002

Clean Bandit ft Demi Lovato – Solo

Dua Lipa – IDGAF

George Ezra – Shotgun

Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There

RAMZ – Barking

Rudimental – These Days

Siagla and Paloma Faith – Lullaby

Tom Walker – Leave A Light On

Video Británico 

Little Mix ft Nicki Minaj – Woman Like Me – 🏆

Anne-Marie – 2002

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss

Clean Bandit ft Demi Lovato – Solo

Dua Lipa – IDGAF

Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen – Breathe

Jonas Blue ft Jack & Jack – Rise

Liam Payne and Rita Ora – For You

Rita Ora – Let Me Love You

Rudimental – These Days

Mejor Solista Internacional Masculino

Drake

Eminem

Kamasi Washington

Shawn Mendes

Travis Scott

Mejor Solista Internacional Femenina

Ariana Grande – 🏆

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Christine & The Queens

Janelle Monáe

Banda Internacional

The Carters (Beyoncé y JAY-Z) – 🏆

Brockhampton

First Aid Kit

Nile Rodgers & Chic

Twenty One Pilots

Premio de Éxito Mundial de los BRITS

Ed Sheeran

Mejor Productor Británico del Año

Calvin Harris

Contribución Destacada para la Música 

Pink

 

This article was originally writing by: Sopitas.com

Ariana Grande Won Her First-Ever Grammy Award Despite Skipping The Show Because Of A Fight With Producers

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Ariana Grande won her first-ever Grammy award on Sunday, taking home one of music’s most prestigious awards despite not showing up for the ceremony amid a feud with the show’s producers. Grande won the Best Pop Vocal Album trophy for her album Sweetener, beating the other nominees in her category: Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Pink, and Taylor Swift.

After her win, Grande had a simple response on Twitter: «I know I’m not there tonight (trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh)» she wrote in another tweet, «and I know I said I try not to put too much weight into these things …. but fuck.» «This is wild and beautiful,» she said, «Thank you so much.»

The award was handed out at the Sunday afternoon ceremony ahead of the night’s main show. Grande was sitting out both events amid a very public fight with Grammys producers about what songs she would sing on the Grammys stage.On Thursday, Grande accused Ken Ehrlich, producer of the Grammys, of lying about the reason why she was skipping the show.

«I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,» Grande wrote on Twitter, responding to a screenshot of an Associated Press article in which Ehrlich said things fell through with the pop star performing on this year’s show because she thought it was «too late for her to pull something together.»

«I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken,» Grande wrote. «It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.» The drama was said to have started when producers declined to allow Grande to perform her latest single in full. Producers reportedly told Grande that she could only perform «7 Rings» as part of a medley and wanted to have the final say on the second song. According to a source who spoke to Variety, Grande felt «insulted» and decided to to skip the Grammys entirely.The awkward public spat played out as Grande’s image was still used on billboards and ads for the Grammys. «Passed a Grammy’s bus with my face on it typing those,» she wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Grande was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance for «God Is A Woman,» but lost out in that category to Lady Gaga’s «Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)».

 

This article was originally writing by: Buzzfeednews.com

Cardi B Is The First Woman Solo Artist To Win Best Rap Album At The Grammys

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one of the year’s most exciting breakout artists, became the first-ever woman to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album on Sunday during music’s biggest night.The rapper won the highly coveted award for her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which spawned two No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

«Oh my god, babe,» said Cardi to her husband, Offset. «Babe, I can’t breathe.»

The rapper thanked some of the people who made her success possible and singled out her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, for a special shoutout.

«I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter — it’s because you know when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete,» Cardi said. «I had like three songs that I was for sure having [on the album] and then it was like we have to get this album done.» Cardi then talked about the work she had to put in after finding out she was going to be a mother, like shooting music videos for the project before she began to show.

«Woo, the nerves are so bad,» she said, telling the audience that she was shaking and joked that she should «start smoking weed,» an apparent reference to something a fan tweeted at her earlier this week as a remedy to calm her anxiety. She later celebrated the many talented artists featured on her album in her emotional speech, like Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Chance the Rapper, SZA, and Kehlani, and of course Migos, the hip-hop trio her husband is a part of.

Watch Cardi’s complete speech below:

https://youtu.be/rdoTCg1Ewxk
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