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VMA LIVE BLOG (while also watching the Game of Thrones season finale)


Katy, WTF? Your dancing boys are in stilettos but you get a chunky heel? Rude.
Tonight was super fun if not wildly stressful.
Congrats to all the VMA winners.
Congrats also to Game of Thrones' Jon (REDACTED).

The final award of the night was presented by none other than Wonder Woman, who was stunning. The VMA for Video of the Year went to Kendrick Lamar for "Humble." Kendrick opened the show tonight with an incredible performance and ended up winning the final award of the night.

Rod Stewart was on the VMAs tonight with a Jonas Brother. FACT.

Congratulations to all the winners, which happens to be all the nominees, of the VMA for Best Fight Against the System. These winners were announced by Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, the young protester who was tragically killed in Charlottesville 15 days ago. She also announced the creation of the Heather Heyer Foundation (HEATHERHEYERFOUNDATION.COM), which will be dedicated to providing scholarships to students interested in education, law and social justice.

Friends, do yourself a favor and search "littlefinger" on twitter right this second. Prepare for a LOT of this guy:

Bebe Rexha and The Chainsmokers just awarded the VMA for Best New Artist to Khalid. Though still ruined by the final moments of GoT, I'm now back to the VMAs full time.

OMG, IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES, SO MUCH HAPPENED I'M ACTUALLY SPEECHLESS. That works out great for a live blogger, right?

And, now everyone puts their little fingers to work going nuts on Twitter...

Oh, Littlefinger... you thought you could split up these BFFs? Thought you were smarter than that. Wouldn't it be awesome if "Stranger Things'" Millie Bobby Brown, who just presented the MTV VMA for Artist of the Year to Ed Sheeran, was in their squad? Yeah, it would.

Um, Mr. Greyjoy, that took some balls. Whoa. #foryara

Another amazing VMA performance by the superstar artist that is P!nk! And, how deserved is she to be handed her seventh Moonman/Moonperson tonight? UM, WAIT, WHAT?! ELLEN JUST SAID CHER WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE P!NK THIS AWARD TONIGHT! OMG, WHAT IS WRONG WITH CHER?!

Talk about the meeting of the queens! It's literally killing me that P!nk's AMAZING performance is happening simultaneously with this Cersi/Dany convo. I feel like Viseron must have in the moment below.

WELL F***! Demi Lovato singing my current favorite song, "Sorry Not Sorry," is happening at the same time everyone is letting Jon Snow have it! Again, this is some horseshit.

VMA for Best Hip Hop Video goes to... Kendrick Lamar for "Humble." Back to the best GoT ever! I'm dying.

GoT just made me pee my pants and wish that chain was just a little bit longer.

Okay, THAT was the best arrival of the night. Take that, VMA Red Carpet Walkers.

The Hound vs. The Mountain cannot be any more vicious than this, right?

All jokes aside, Jared Leto's tribute to Chester Bennington was beautiful. And, the Linkin Park performance playing right now is one of the best in VMA history, equally beautiful.

The VMA for Best Collaboration was just given to Taylor Swift & Zayn for "I Don't Want to Live Forever" just as The Hound was irritating a creature that can.

This is my life right now. I have one headphone playing Fifth Harmony and in the other I just heard Bronn say "men without cocks."

Okay, deep breaths. Game of Thrones is starting. I can do this. The night is dark and full of VMA winners.

Oh, right, there are awards! The Best Dance Video VMA goes to... Alessia Cara and Zedd for "Stay."

Well, this tweet makes a lot more sense now...

Love this Shawn Mendes song and performance. He's been KILLING it lately with this and "Mercy." I interviewed his tour mate, Charlie Puth, recently and we talked about Shawn and some gym photos. You can see that HERE. But do it during a commercial. Lorde is coming up on the VMAs and the King in the North shows up in twenty minutes on GoT.

REALLY?! How are you NOT going to cut back to Katy after that Taylor video?! That's some horseshit, MTV.

And, here it is... Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" music video premiere. AND, ONCE AGAIN, GAME OF THRONES INFILTRATES THE VMAS! TAYLOR WAS A STRAIGHT UP WHITE WALKER, RIGHT?!

Paris Jackson presents the first award of the night with a very passionate political message. The Moonperson for Best Pop Video goes to... Fifth Harmony! Wow. That's a shocker bc Sheeran's song was and still is everywhere. (I wonder if Camila is 'Down' with this? Sorry, I had to. I mean, it IS their first outting without her.)

Ladies and gentlemen, Moonperson Katy Perry! Oh, wait. Her belt says 'Moonwoman.' I swear I read a press release about this.

I mean, how many times can the VMAs and Game of Thrones crossover tonight? First Kendrick's dudes on fire and now guest star Ed Sheeran is performing. This is weird, right?

The VMAs have started with Kendrick Lamar and fire... which, of course, immediately makes me think about Game of Thrones and poor Drogon. I still can't believe both of these shows are on AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!
Welcome to our live blog of the 2017 MTV VMAs! There's going to be a lot happening tonight from The Forum in Inglewood, CA, as Katy Perry pulls double duty, both hosting and performing. We also get to see pop superstar P!nk do the same as she both receives the esteemed Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and performs her new single, "What About Us."

And, the performances will keep on coming... Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Demi Lovato, 30 Seconds to Mars, Ed Sheeran and more.

I'll be talking about everything happening on the VMA stage from 8p EST to 9p EST. But, from 9p EST to 10:30p EST, I'll also be doing two things... because tonight is the season finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones," and there's no way I'm missing that. Here's hoping my head doesn't explode like Oberyn Martell's did when he battled The Mountain for Tyrion's freedom.

Obviously I'll be letting you know who wins the couple of awards MTV will sprinkle between what we hope will be spectacular performances, but I'll try to keep the GoT spoilers to a minimum. I'll also take this second to apologize in advance for what will likely be some pretty salty language.

To begin, here are two tweets that I found hilarious - one about the VMAs, one about GoT:

We're also live on Twitter all night, too. My superstar colleague Ryan is handling things there and we both agree the fashion highlight on the carpet tonight is Demi Lovato, wow.

Jack Antonoff & his band, Bleachers, just killed it on the VMA pre-show red carpet. Love these guys! No pop music acts destroy instruments on stage like that anymore.

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