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Most Iconic VMA Moments: Beyoncé Puts Her ‘Love on Top’ and Makes a Huge Announcement

10 Jul

Is Beyonc ‘s 2011 performance of “Love on Top” the greatest VMA performance ever? In anticipation of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most iconic VMA moment ever. We’ve selected five of the most memorable performances; vote for your favorite below. Continue reading after the poll for more Beyonc goodies. Return each day this week for a new feature on each of the performances. You may vote once per day.

Return next week to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. Then, the week of August 12, we wil ask you to vote for your favorite VMA scandal. And now… it’s voting time!

Hold Onto Your Baby Bumps While We Recall Beyonc ‘s Epic “Love on Top” Performance

Beyonc is one of the greatest performers of our generation, and this is a fact. She brings an incredible, unwavering intensity to her sets, both short and long. Her performance of 4 highlight “Love on Top” at the 2011 VMAs was no exception.

She breezed through the song, hitting every note perfectly. She worked the stage, holding every person in the audience – and every person watching on TV – captive. It was a joyous performance, full of life and energy. And when I say it was “full of life,” I mean that in a very literal way.

Until Queen Bey hit the VMA red carpet earlier that night, no one knew she was pregnant. And even by the time she took the stage, word wasn’t completely out to the masses. So you can imagine (or remember) what happened when, upon finishing the song, Bey silently announced, with the unbuttoning of her jacket and a fierce look in her eyes, that she was expecting her first child.

This was probably the most talked-about moment of the night, and to consider how big a feat that is, please remember that Lady Gaga spent the entire evening in character as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. Greatest ending to a performance ever? That’s up to you to decide. But if you’re still unsure, just remember how you felt when the camera cut to proud papa Jay-Z and an ecstatic Kanye West. You, like everyone else, felt a wave of happiness rush over you – don’t even try to deny it. Those who weren’t already on their feet rose instantly. #BowDown

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite iconic VMA performance above. Return each day this week to vote again – and for a new feature on the other performances.

Read our feature on Britney Spears’ iconic “I’m a Slave 4 U” performance at the 2001 VMAs.

Read our feature on Lady Gaga’s iconic “Paparazzi” performance at the 2009 VMAs.

Read our feature on Eminem’s iconic “The Real Slim Shady” performance at the 2000 VMAs.

Realty Byte: Ryan Serhant Takes A Tour Inside Christina Aguilera’s $10M Beverly Hills Mansion

28 Jun

What do a Grammy-winning diva and a tiger-blooded warlock have in common? A swanky zip code.

Christina Aguilera just splashed out some serious dough for a home in the 90210 nabe right next to non-other than “winner” Charlie Sheen himself. But don’t worry, this isn’t (another) celebrity cry for help, it just so happens that Xtina’s new $10.75M Beverly Hills mansion (she used her power of persuasion and negotiation to knock off $750k) is near some big names like Sheen, Paris Hilton, and guitar legend Slash.

The exclusive gated community known as Mulholland Estates is a popular spot for some pricey pads, with its state-of-the-art security systems and ultra-secluded privacy. And the home itself is just as glam as one would expect from the over-the-top songstress. Coming in at over 11,000 square-feet, the massive Mediterranean digs come with 6 bedrooms and 9 baths and sit on a jaw-dropping 36,414-square feet of land (that leaves over 25,000 square-feet alone for outside entertaining).

Designed by Hablinski Manion, the grander-than-life abode with exposed beam ceilings, formal living and dining room, wood paneled library, 2 bars, screening room (so Paris can come over to watch some of her memorable music videos), gourmet kitchen, and enclosed loggia (basically a really fancy walkway). Upstairs is just as posh with a master suite and fireplace, office, large terrace (with yet another fireplace), and spa.

Outside, the newly-svelte platinum blonde can take a dip with her beau Matt Rutler in the saltwater pool and kick up her Louboutins in the bath house and gazebo.

Aside from all of these awesome too-good-to-be-true amenities, the manse is pretty much foolproof when it comes to paps and party crashers trying to live it up in style with her infamous neighbors.

Where can we get an invite to the block party?

Let Ryan take you on a tour of Christina’s new digs in the Realty Byte video above.

May the LOLs Be Ever in Your Favor

27 Jun

The Hunger Games : Catching Fire' presentation at The San Diego Comic Con

Here’s all you need to know about Comic-Con:

1) This photo of Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson happened. #HungerGamesYEAH

2) Something about Bryan Cranston wearing a Bryan Cranston mask? I mean, sure. Whatever.

3) Superbatman.

4) Eh, that’s all I got.

I’m really into Comic-Con, if you couldn’t tell. I’m also really into today’s winning captions:

“Let’s get fiesty, Josh!” – Skye

“Walkkkkkk this waaaay!” – Keturah

“Wo ooooo here she comes…watch out boy she’ll chew you uuuup!!!” – Rhonda

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday.

One Direction Concerts Seem Like… Not a Thing I Want to Attend, Ever

25 Mar

One Direction In Concert

What the hell goes on at One Direction concerts? I’m curious (But not curious enough to actually, ya know, attend one), because between the pantsing and the handshaking (nothing screams excitement like a good, ol’ fashioned businessman’s handshake!), it’s like, what? Why? Is this a concert or an amateur improv comedy night? Perhaps it has something to do with the whole, like, “We’re just five lads!” band mythology? And at least we got some good captions out of it.

“Thanks for last night, it was good.” – Catherine

“I will pull your pants down like I did at a burger joint” – John

“I’ll take the high notes, and you take the low notes? Deal?” – Murny

“I’ll never let go, Lou!” – Marcy

“We’ve officially just formed the first-ever inter-band alliance, protecting us from the dangers of pantsing and other pranks.” – Cranston

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday. It’s never too late to add a caption, so do so in the comments!

The Power of Beysus Christ Compels You!

14 Mar

I saw Beyonc perform live in August, and it was mind-blowing – don’t get me wrong – but I’m feeling a bit miffed that I was not invited backstage to lay hands upon her holy form. I really could have used the excuse to never wash my hands again. Plus, that’s a Facebook profile pic you can’t beat! So many “likes” that never will be… Well, that’s fine, Queen Bey. Maybe next time. And until we cross paths again, we have today’s winning captions to bring truth and goodness into our lives.

“The power of Christ compels you!” – Rebecca

“OUT you sasha fierce spirit” – Stella

“She’s gonna need more kids than that to hold up her over inflated ego.” – Mark

“i swear if you lay your hand anywhere near my business, you’ll be saying a whole new prayer!!” – Katie

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday. It’s never too late to add a caption, so do so in the comments!

You’ve Won the Battle, Overly-Concerned Parents: Rihanna Now Comes With a Warning Label

1 Mar

Rihanna leaves her hotel to film a talk show

She can’t sing, she can’t dance, but who cares, ‘cuz she walks like Rihanna! Oh, wait, that is Rihanna. Oops. I take back that thing I said about not being able to sing and dance. Although, now that it’s out there: discuss! Can Rihanna sing? Can she dance? Perhaps, perhaps, but the real question is would she? The world may never know the answers to these questions, and so it must settle for today’s winning captions:

“Miley called, she wants her shirt back!” – April

“No caption necessary. Her shirt says it all!!!” – Amber

“Those pants are screaming yeast infection!!! Lol” – Angelique

“Guy in black like “come on that sweater tho'” – Farah

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday. It’s never too late to add a caption, so do so in the comments!

A Very Naked Alexander Skarsgård Poses for Our Very Naughty Caption Contest

14 Dec

Naughty, naughty, naughty. You all are so very, very naughty. Don’t even try to deny it; the truth is evident in the overwhelming number of caption contest submissions we received for this photo of a naked Alexander Skarsg rd. That’s right, all of you sat there staring at a very, very naked Alexander because you’re very, very naughty, and you thought submitting a caption would make it less naughty. It doesn’t. However, in addition to being very naughty, you’re also very funny. For proof, see today’s winning captions after the jump:

“shrinkage? Nah vampires are already cold blooded” – David

“When you are hot you’re hot!” – Melanie

“I really want to be that book” – Jossie

“Nothing comes between me and a good book !” – Ann

“Is that a Longfellow or are you happy to see me”? – Kenny

“How could all that heat not melt all that ice? ?” – Tynisa

“draw me like one of your french girls” – April

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday.

Most Iconic VMA Moments: Kanye West Interrupting Taylor Swift Is One of the Greatest Scandals Of All Time!

3 Dec

Welcome back to Celebuzz’s Most Iconic VMA Moments showdown. In anticipation of of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most memorable VMA scandal ever. Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA performance. (Britney Spears’ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” won in that category.) Last week, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. (Congrats, once again, to Britney’s 2002 dominatrix-meets-biker-chick look!) Now, it’s all about the drama! You may vote once per hour.

Is Kanye West‘s interruption of Taylor Swift in 2009 most scandalous VMA moment ever? Let us know by voting below – and then read on for some classic “I’mma let you finish” memes that demonstrate this moment’s impact.

I’mma Let You Finish, But This Is One of the Most Scandalous VMA Moments of All Time! OF ALL TIME!

By now, you know what went down. In fact, we’re still talking about this moment four years later. But as a brief refresher: In 2009, Taylor Swift took the stage to accept the award for Best Female Video. As she began making her speech, Kanye West ran on the stage, took the mic from her hands, and pronounced that Beyonc ‘s “Single Ladies” video was “one of the best videos of all time,” which kind of put a damper on Taylor’s excitement, if you can believe it. Beyonc looked on, mortified, and the audience booed. Loudly. Taylor looked heartbroken (and rightfully so). (Fortunately, when accepting the award for Video of the Year, Beyonc brought Taylor back out and allowed her to finish her speech. As if you needed another reason to love Beyonc .) As for Kanye…

This incident caused a wave of backlash against the rapper, causing him to pull out of a co-headlining tour with Lady Gaga and, essentially, vanish from the face of the earth for several months. Though he disappeared, he was not forgotten #BecauseInternet. Below, folks, you’ll see the evidence of a truly iconic moment.

[Memes via Know Your Meme]

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scandal above. Remember, you can vote once per hour. May the most scandalous moment win!

Read our feature on Madonna and Britney’s big kiss in 2003.

KAZAAM! Your Wish for a Shaq-Carrying-Lindsay-Lohan Caption Contest Has Been Granted!

20 Nov

It’s Monday! That makes us sad. (FrownyFace.emoji) But there’s this picture of Shaquille O’Neal carrying a happy-and-healthy-looking Lindsay Lohan, and that makes us happy! (SmilingKittyFace.emoji followed by CreepyDancingTwins.emoji) As happy as this photo makes us, it doesn’t make us happier than reading today’s awesome winning captions, which you can check after the jump.

“Don’t take me back to rehab!” – Kristen

“Shaqnado!” – Badly Drawn Dobs

“Could it be that Lindsay is finally cleaning up her act? Was it a wish granted by Kazaam?” – Chris

“She ain’t heavy; she’s my sister…” – Mary Ann

“”Once you go black , you gonna need a wheelchair” –White Chicks” – Mario

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday.

Image Source: @LindsayLohan

CommentBuzz: The Week’s Best Reader Comments About Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart, and More

14 Oct

Do you hear that? Do you hear that sound? It is the sound of a chorus of angels singing down to us from on high! I also feel a warmth, like I am surrounded by… warmth. It’s so warm. So warmly welcoming. Oh, dear readers, is this Heaven? No, it is not Heaven. It is, simply, the day that Kim Kardashian has made her first post-baby appearance. But, considering some choices I have made, this may be as close to Heaven as I’ll ever get. I’ll take it!

Speaking of Heaven – by the way, guys, I wouldn’t be offended if, like, one of you made a Facebook fan page for all of the clever transitions I write each week – your comments this week were great! As always! So let’s all shut up about Heaven and Facebook fan pages that don’t exist (YET!) and get to the good stuff.

The hottest topic of the week was our Most Iconic VMA Moments showdown, which, predictably, elicited some strongly-worded contributions from you, our beloved readers:

“yas @ the magde stans already seething because the queen is winning + she actually sings good live and dances her ass off unlike madge who needs those backup vocals to save her life yaaas” – Carlos

“Nothing that Gaga has done is iconic.” – Rob

I saw britts performance it was not even close to the paparazzi performance the only choking part of that performance was the snake :/ I luv brit but gaga really did it she danced she sang LIVE!!!!!!! She played the piano she bled shedid a whole theatrical show it was very unic and risqu I luvd it in Madonnas case I do thing she deserves second cuz she was the first VMA performer but just bcuz it was the first one don’t mean it was the best one” – Nelson

“BRITNEY PERFORMING WAS 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 TIMES BETTER THAN REST” – Andr

And even though we told you to stop (kinda), the Fan War raged on:

“Well I just wanna say that Lady Gaga fell off the piano because she was trying to give her fans an amazing and epic performance as always, and when she fell off, she got up immediately, she is totally incredible :)” – Ahmad

“”we all know that Lady Gaga – who many believe to be the new Queen of Pop” Just no. Her little monsters, maybe, who are that delusional/young that they forget about the many females before Gaga who’ve done it all already.” – Rob

Nick Cannon wrote an open letter to Amanda Bynes, and you shared your reactions:

“Awesome! Nick is a great guy!!” – Jennifer

“Nick Cannon seems like a great guy. Not everyone can empathize with others like he does.” – cbfan

Kristen Stewart‘s run-in with the paparazzi elicited some strong reader reactions:

“Bottom feeding pigs!! Get a real job..There will come a time when you cause someone to kill their selves or better yet YOU!! The least you could do is not stalk or speak to them!! You have no right to question people about the person life especially when their on their on free time,you dirt bags..Loath,hate despise all of you!!!.” – Jan

Aww poor litle adulterer. She is so arrogant, probably the same arrogance that led her to have an extra marital affair on her husband with an older, married man.” – Marissa

Lastly, we searched, but we couldn’t find a whole lot of sympathy for Joe and Teresa Giudice:

“See you in 15 to 20! Couldn’t happen to a nicer couple.” – Caroline

“WHAT THE F######k WERE YOU THINKING?!?!?!!!DIDN’T YOU THINK YOU WOULD GET CAUGHT????HOW COULD YOU BE SO SMART BUT SO STUPID AND LIE TO THE GOVERNMENT????? I JUST CAN’T SEE YOU GETTING OUT OF THIS ONE. IT’S THOSE 4 INNOCENT GIRLS I FEEL SORRY FOR. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM? WHERE WILL THEY LIVE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT TAKES THAT HOUSE BACK? SCREW YOU & JOE” – Ruth Ann

“She knew exactly what was going on and participated in the fraud! No need to play the dumb card lol! Mabey if he gets deported she can start a Real Housewives of Italy show!!” – Jonnie

Nice role models you guys are Teresa and Joe! Hope your daughters grow up to be better people than you two…Disgusting, truly disgusting!!” – naedogs67

That’s all we have time for this week, Celebuzzers. Thanks for contributing! Remember, if you want to be featured in next week’s CommentBuzz, simply leave comments on your favorite articles.

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