BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #64: Miley, Gaga, and the VMAs

This week, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (socialitelife.com) take on MTV’s annual display of craziness: the VMAs! We tackle everything from Miley’s twerking to Gaga’s wigging out. Plus, the much-hyped NSYNC reunion, Macklemore’s J-Hud moment, and Katy Perry’s time in the ring. Come listen!

AND WHATNOT: Black Swan Leads To Actual Meltdown; Also, J-Hud, Dianna Agron, and RuPaul


From Amy Phillips, a.k.a. fake Rachel Zoe.

The Wrap: Man Shot Dead in Dispute Over Eating Popcorn Too Loudly During ‘Black Swan’
Newsweek: Jennifer Hudson: A Star Is Reborn
NY Post: Rosie splits with lover Tracy
OMG!: Dianna Agron Is “Terrified” of Her “Psycho” Ex Alex Pettyfer
Vulture: clickables
See the Guys from Community, Mad Men, and Friday Night Lights in GQ

Socialite Life: RuPaul’s Drag Race – ‘Snatch Game’
Popbytes: Video Fix: Adele’s ‘Live on Letterman’ concert!

GRAMMYS PHOTOCAP: Edgy Performances, Safe Wins

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In case you didn’t hear, The GRAMMYS aired last night, and it was pretty much the same thing as every year: tons of megawatt performances, about four awards, and lots of disappointment. Once again, the old fogies ruled the day, letting pleasant but forgettable tunes like “Need You Now” win out over edgier material over and over and over again. We shouldn’t be surprised — this happens every year — but when nominations are as bold as they were this time around, it gives you hope that maybe — just maybe — the voters might not all be hobbling around with walkers.

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