1. vmas 2020
    Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BTS Lead 2020 VMAs With 4 Awards EachThe Weeknd took home video of the year for “Blinding Lights.”
  2. vmas 2020
    MTV Invented an Award for Lady GagaShe took home the inaugural Tricon Award.
  3. vmas 2020
    Lady Gaga Will Outperform You Even in a PandemicHer VMAs Chromatica medley was one for the books.
  4. vmas 2020
    Miley Cyrus Reunited With a Wrecking Ball for Her VMAs PerformanceDid you expect anything else?
  5. vmas 2020
    Machine Gun Kelly Kind of Rocked the VMAs Pre-ShowHe performed “my ex’s best friend” and “bloody valentine.”
  6. vmas 2020
    Chloe x Halle Perform ‘Ungodly Hour’ at the Ungodly Hour of the VMAs PreshowNext year, we demand prime time.
  7. vmas 2020
    Which VMAs Performer Set Off Those New York Fireworks?Lady Gaga? BTS? The Black Eyed Peas?
  8. casting
    Amy Adams to Remind Us She Can Sing in Dear Evan Hansen MovieIn case you forgot about Enchanted.
  9. the inside track
    Dua Lipa’s Maximal Turn Yields Minimal ResultsMark Ronson’s Gwen Stefani-featuring “Physical” remix is one of Club Future Nostalgia’s most unnecessary tracks.
  10. trailer mix
    Hot Priest Wears a Hoodie in the New His Dark Materials TrailerReuniting with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, no less.
  11. ellen is mean
    Rosie O’Donnell Supports Ellen, Even Though She Refuses to Do the Show“I have compassion for Ellen.”
  12. believe the hype
    Public Enemy Will Release a New Album on Def Jam at the Perfect TimeThe last time the group was on Def Jam, the country hadn’t even seen George W. Bush.
  13. my single is dropping
    Blackpink and Selena Gomez Drip-Drop Their Ice-Cold Collab ‘Ice Cream’The second single off the group’s Korean language debut Blackpink: The Album.
  14. hate mail
    Smash Mouth Receives Hate Mail After Crowded Pandemic ConcertAlong with a smashed Smash Mouth CD.
  15. media digest
    Bon Appétit’s New Editor-in-Chief Is Simon & Schuster’s Dawn DavisShe’s the magazine’s first Black editor-in-chief.
  16. renewals
    Selena Gomez to Serve Up Season Two of Cooking Show Selena + ChefCondolences to Alison Roman.
  17. the streaming wars
    Joe Budden Is Taking His Podcast Off Spotify, Says Platform ‘Undervalued’ Him“September 23, I cannot tell you where this podcast will be.”
  18. obits
    Riley Gale, Leader of Thrash Band Power Trip, Dead at 34“Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend,” his band wrote.
  19. exhibitions
    Whitney Cancels Exhibition After Criticism of Acquisition of Black Artists’ WorkOne artist said the museum bought his work for $100.
  20. speaking out
    Who Supports Megan Thee Stallion After Her Alleged Shooting by Tory Lanez?Chris Brown, meanwhile, wishes he could stay out of the whole thing.
  21. the streaming wars
    Aaliyah’s Music Is a Step Closer to StreamingHer music sporadically appears and disappears from the internet.
  22. right click
    Essential Worker Bon Jovi Films Music Video Amid Pandemic“Until we find the vaccination / There’s no substitute for love.”
  23. vmas 2020
    The VMAs Got a Quarantine Exemption for Performers in New YorkBut securing more acts for the ceremony has been another mess.
  24. overnights
    Below Deck: Mediterranean Recap: Change Your PlansA drama-light, food-heavy episode feels like a crossing toward something bigger that’s about to happen.
  25. obits
    Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle, Son of Steve Earle, Dead at 38He released eight albums, including 2019’s The Saint of Lost Causes.
  26. ellen is mean
    Which of Ellen’s Most Frequent Guests Have Stuck by Her, and Who’s Kept Mum?Sofia Vergara has become the latest guest to pledge her allegiance.
  27. talk shows
    Kelly Clarkson (and Kellyoke?) to Return to The Kelly Clarkson Show StudioThe show will be filmed in-studio for season two beginning September 21.
  28. operation varsity blues
    Lori Loughlin Sentenced to Two Months in College Admissions ScandalHer husband Mossimo Giannulli was sentenced to five months in federal prison.
  29. the inside track
    Bully’s Screams Feel Necessary As Ever“Not Ashamed” is one of the clearest statements on Sugaregg, and Alicia Bognanno screams damn near the whole thing.
  30. the deluxe wars
    Carly Rae Jepsen Won’t Stop Playing With Our Feelings, Releases Emotion DeluxeFeaturing “Never Get to Hold You” and “Love Again.”
  31. dnc 2020
    John Legend and Common Pay Tribute to John Lewis at DNC With ‘Glory’Lewis, a hero of the Democratic Party and the U.S., died last month at 80.
  32. superlatives
    The Drag Race Revue Queens’ Best and Worst of Vegas“Put me on a private jet and give me some Champagne. I’m ready!”
  33. obits
    RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Chi Chi DeVayne Dead at 34Chi Chi had been hospitalized due to suspected kidney failure.
  34. ellen is mean
    Ellen DeGeneres Gives the Generous Gift of 5 Days Off to Ellen Show EmployeesProducers told staff, “Don’t be afraid.” To take time off for a doctor’s appointment?
  35. label drama
    SZA Calls Out ‘Hostile’ Record Label for Holding Up New Music“I’ve done all I can do.”
  36. dnc 2020
    Prince Royce Put a Bachata Spin on ‘Stand By Me’ at the DNCHe covered the Ben E. King standard in Spanish and English.
  37. dnc 2020
    Jennifer Hudson Performs a Stunning ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ at the DNCThe Sam Cooke song has been an anthem in the fight against racism since 1964.
  38. hi this is cher
    Let Cher Volunteer at the Post Office, DammitSomebody get her one of those cute messenger bags.
  39. sexual assault
    Trey Songz Responds to Sexual-Assault Allegations on TwitterHe posted messages from women accusing him of intimidation and assault.
  40. daydream
    Start the Day on a Literal High Note With Mariah Carey’s GMA PerformanceShe performed “Vision of Love” and “Close My Eyes.”
  41. vmas 2020
    Lady Gaga Will Come Back to Earth From Planet Chromatica for VMAs PerformanceAnd Ariana Grande will join to debut “Rain on Me.”
  42. reality tv
    What’s Going on With Hannah’s Valium on Below Deck Med?Hannah Ferrier was fired on August 17’s episode for her unreported Valium and CBD.
  43. indie music
    Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek Accused of Nonconsensual Sex, Exposing HimselfKozelek has denied the allegations in a statement on his website.
  44. dnc 2020
    Quibi CEO Meg Whitman’s DNC Speech Was the Quickest Bite of AllThat’s former Hewlett Packard CEO and current Republican to you.
  45. overnights
    Below Deck: Mediterranean Recap: NarcsHere’s to Hannah: a true Bravo star, a bitingly honest commentator, and the glue that held Below Deck: Med together.
  46. vmas 2020
    Nature Is Healing: Miley Cyrus to Perform at the VMAsSome things never change.
  47. macaroni in a pot!
    ‘WAP’ Debuts at No. 1 With Most First-Week Streams EverBring a bucket and a mop to clean up all these records.
  48. ellen is mean
    Anne Heche Speaks Out About Ex Ellen DeGeneres’s Alleged Staff Abuse“I haven’t spoken to Ellen in years. I’d listen to the people who have.”
  49. clueless
    Clueless Spin-off About Dionne Plows Through Stops Signs and Lands at PeacockFocused on her life at Bronson Alcott High School without Cher.
  50. the inside track
    Burna Boy’s ‘Level Up’ Is Better Than a Victory LapTwice As Tall’s opening track revisits Burna Boy’s wild recent rise, and also makes clear that he’s not getting complacent.
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