Um, they were good. The Britney performance was a bit of a tease (waay too short), and emum said that the way Beyonce told the world she was pregnant would make her grandmother roll over in her grave (we think the exact quote was “First the Democrats and now the VMAs. I’m worried about our country”), but overall we were happy, happy, young pop lovers last night. Britney looked good as she accepted the lifetime achievement award (at 29, which is perhaps ancient in MTVland). Biebs is just stoic and growing up in front of our eyes. (Also, who in the world were the noms for best new artist?!? Only heard of one. Note to self: Renew subscription to TigerBeat asap). Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was Gaga. She was predictably unpredictable and dressed like a man. We loved her performance, but we were a little weirded out by how long the guise lasted. She must feel really comfortable in her own skin to do that on public television. Was it brilliant or creepy? Overall thoughts on the night?
In what’s becoming a paradigm shift in which “reality” stars make more than actresses, the Hills is back and the stars are bank. How much do they make? Lauren Conrad was making $125,000 an episode before she left, and she had a stipulation in her contract that no other star’s salary could match hers. Audrina, Lo, and Heidi make $100,000. Spencer makes $65K and Brody Jenner makes $45k. (In comparison, the stars of The Real Housewives series receive a reported $30,000 a show.) You have to read the whole article that describes how much they make for appearances, etc. It’s crazier than Speidi.
So…since we can’t think of anything to blog about…we’re going to pander to the pop culture news of the day. Sigh. We have to be honest, Kanye is starting to get a little Janice-Dickinson-starved for attention. Which is sad considering that Janice Dickinson is ridiculous and Kanye is actually talented. So we think this whole Taylor Swift stunt is stupid. What do you think about it?
After many, many hours watching Lauren Conrad evolve from a scowling high schooler with huge white sungless to a scowling twenty something with huge Gucci sunglasses, we’ve decided to say goodbye to The Hills a few episodes early. For years, we’ve defended the honor of LC, Brody, and the gang. When others complained “it’s not unscripted,” we said “who cares?” When others complained about Spencer and Heidi, we said, “nobody’s perfect – or has perfect facial hair” but the past few episodes have just been so boring and lame, that Monday nights are making us lament The Bachelor and pull out our library books. We value eloyalty at elaney, but if you can’t keep elaney interested in beautiful people in LA on a reality show – you may have a problem. Sayonara old friends! What to you think – over it?
Whitney Port has been well publized as our favorite MTV reality star (style, poise, the way she approaches people – just a few of the many things we like about her), and yes we’ve loved Jay, but we also reallllllllllllllllllllllly love Kirbey from Lipstick Jungle. And word is…they were spotted canoodling! Um, hello rebound victory. As elaney girls know, when you get dumped, it’s always a good idea to be spotted with a rebound. Well Whitney – we commend you for making Dreamy Jay look like Justin Bobby. Robert Buckley – well done.
We wanted to post something about Olivia’s cousin, the intolerable Nevan from the City (aka the “east coast Brandon Davis”), but the more research we did the more intolerable he became, and we realized that this fella is not for our clean language, clean behavior blog. If you’d like to read about Nevan and [insert lots and lots of baaaaaaad behavior], click here. And here. And here.
We almost feel like this is a foolish question, because the answer is soooo obvious. We begin with the theme song. The “Bright Lights” ditty from The City makes us want to get up and dance! While, if we have to hear “Unwritten” from The Hills once more time, we might start crying. Whitney opens the door to the details of her personal life (major bonus), while Lauren doesn’t even allow her boyfriend to be on the show (um, where’s the real in reality these days?). Finally, there is our man Jay. We don’t think we have to tell you that he’s quite a step up from Jason Wahler.