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Beyonce leads the pack of VMA nominees!

 
Posted Friday, July 18th 2014 @ 5am

 

 

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The VMA’s were announced yesterday and Beyonce is leading the pack with 8 nominations She cornered the market back in December by releasing three videos on the same day. "Pretty," "Hurts" and "Partition" got nods -- as did her Jay-Z duet "Drunk in Love." Iggy Azalea and Eminem each snagged 7 nominations, while Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Lorde and Sam Smith also stand multiple chances of taking home trophies. The VMAs air live from L.A. on August 24th. Check out the rest of the nominees here!

 

MTV Video Music Awards nominees include:

 

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

 

BEST MALE

 

Pharrell Williams: Happy

John Legend: All of Me

Ed Sheeran ft.Pharrell: Sing

Sam Smith: Stay With Me

Eminem ft.Rihanna: Monster

 

BEST FEMALE

 

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX: Fancy

Beyoncé: Partition

Lorde: Royals

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea: Problem

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J: Dark Horse

 

BEST POP

 

Pharrell Williams: Happy

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX: Fancy

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz: Talk Dirty

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea: Problem

Avicii ft.Aloe Blacc: Wake Me Up

 

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

 

Broadway and television star Elaine Stritch passed away at 89 yesterday. During the 70s, she starred in the British sitcom “Two’s Company,” and held a guest starring role on “30 Rock” playing Alec Baldwin’s brassy mother. She was a five-time Tony nominee with one win.

 

Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy Scott Disick ended up in the emergency room last month in an extreme case of alcohol poisoning. TMZ said that Scott hit the bottle pretty hard after Kourtney booted him from the compound her family rented for their latest reality show. He apparently felt so bad he thought he'd been drugged, which tests showed didn't happen. They are saying that the incident was a wakeup call for Disick, who's been seeking counseling from a minister and hasn't flown off the rails since.

 

After eating at the Cheesecake Factory Sunday with her boyfriend David Lucado and her bodyguard, Britney Spears accidentally didn’t pay the bill of about $30 bucks and she thought her bodyguard paid it. But neither paid the bill to go unpaid. TMZ reports when she realized what happened, she returned to pay her check and left a $100 tip for the waitress.

 

Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow stepped out to eat together Wednesday night in West Hollywood. Rumors were put to rest after the 3 ladies were spotted together. Word is Cox and Aniston were feuding over who would get married first. Plus Jen has been spending more time with her new best friend — Chelsea Handler as her best friend.

 

A group of scientists named a water mite in Jennifer Lopez’s honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. Biologist Vladimir Pesic said the reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is  simple: J.Lo’s songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing about their find and watching World Cup Soccer.

 

The final season of Two and a Half Men involves quite a twist. Ashton Kutcher's character is going to get married -- to Jon Cryer's character! CBS executive Nina Tassler revealed the surprise at the annual Television Critics' Association convention yesterday and said that they'll tie the knot so that Kutcher's Walden character can adopt a child to inherit his fortune. She said, "I think it’s a very positive statement. Walden believes he is going to adopt a child as a gay couple, and the reality is he can do that. In a universe where at one point you couldn’t do that, and now you can, I think that’s a much more positive statement that he’s making.” Two and a Half Men kicks off its final season on October 30th.

 

Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon, the so-called exes packed on the PDA in Malibu the other day, barely two weeks after Anderson filed for divorce, pulling the plug on their second attempt at marriage. There appeared to be no tension between them when they were spotted sharing a kiss. Witnesses say Pam and Rick were also both wearing their wedding rings, while they sat down on a curb outside and continued to talk and cuddle. They appeared relaxed and left together in a Range Rover.

 

Lindsay Lohan doesn’t hear the words “and the award goes to” very often, but she heard them Tuesday when she took home a trophy at a film festival in Italy. Lindsay was honored with the Biggest Comeback Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest. She even showed up to collect her hardware and make a brief acceptance speech. Her “comeback” was the film The Canyons, which grossed less than $60,000. Yawn.

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