Well! It’s the Billboard Music Awards tonight, which features majorly star-studded performance from some great artists, and some ones you don’t care about at all, and a lot of inexplicable appearances from the stars of ABC sitcoms you’ve never watched! Oh, what a wonderful party it is.
We’ll be updating the list throughout the night, so stay close to see who’s taking home the big awards. More »
Just as we knew he would, Miguel turned out a charismatic performance of “Adorn” at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (May 19). That is, until he made the ill-advised decision to try to leap across the mini pit to the other part of the stage. Surely he pulled off the move in rehearsal, but in rehearsal there aren’t throngs of people with their hands in the air. This slight alteration, of course, requires that he jump a little higher and a little farther. So as we saw him do his live leap, our brains began processing that it wouldn’t end well, and moments later, hair and limbs were flailing everywhere. Miguel landed on his ass, no idea that he absolutely CLOBBERED two poor women in the audience.
As you can see in the GIF and Vine below, his left foot hits a woman square in the head, and her head subsequently smacks into the stage. The girl who got clotheslined by his right leg faced a slightly better fate. According to Miguel’s tweet (which you can see below), at least one of the girls is OK, so we don’t feel as bad watching the disaster on an endless loop. More »
Ke$ha was wise enough to know that glitter was not necessary to raise eyebrows at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards — at least not when you arrive wearing a dress that’s essentially MTV’s Undressed from the front and a Skinamax flick from the side (if you follow our 90s TV metaphor). Yes, the beard-obsessed pop star took the term “Little Black Dress” to a whole new level as she stepped onto the BBMA blue carpet in a mini dress with a slit up the side so high we imagine the showgirls in Vegas blushed when they saw it. The star of My Crazy, Beautiful Life completed the jaw-dropping ensemble with nude heels, simple studs and a sleek ponytail. More »
We guess Taylor Swift is no longer contractually obligated to match her red carpet dress with her latest album (See: most of 2012). The pop star arrived at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19) in a blue sequined mini dress. We know that Tay is as much a fan of vintage frocks as she is of writing songs about her exes. So we’re assuming the 24-year-old picked the Zuhair Murad dress because it had a retro look — that of a girl who had to go from her figure skating competition straight to her 1988 senior prom. All joking aside, Taylor looks gorgeous. Careful, boys. it looks like she’s back on the prowl. More »
Fully rested and fresh off her stint as American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj arrived at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards blue carpet in a flowing red gown and big, curly diva hair. (The blonde hair and dark roots actually remind us of Rihanna‘s locks at the 2012 Grammy Awards — a lot actually.) The rapper looked fantastic in the bust-accentuating, curve-hugging dress, but we found ourselves pondering some difficult questions: Where’s the Nicki Minaj who once wore a pink chicken leg necklace to the iHeartRadio festival? What happened to the Nicki who arrived at the MTV VMAs looking like an anime doctor out to cure a highly contagious super virus? Where’s the Nicki who pretended to be the Bride Of Frankenstein with a leopard print fetish? Is this what doing Idol has done to our darling Nicki or has she simply grown out of her cartoonish phase for good? More »