Known affectionately as the MMVAs, the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards took place in Toronto this weekend, honouring the best and hottest Music Videos. Co-hosting this year were Brampton’s own Alessia Cara and Joe Jonas, the latter who has appeared on multiple occasions dating back to his days with his fraternal trio.
In town for the occasion were a litany of talent including performers Imagine Dragons, Arkells, Camila Cabello (formerly of Fifth Harmony), Julia Michaels, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Lorde, Post Malone, DNCE (Jonas’ new band) and Niall Horan (formerly of One Direction).
Presenting awards this year are a who’s-who of television among the intended target audience of the awards show including KJ Apa (Riverdale), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Dove Cameron, Lilly Singh, Nikka Bella, Darren Criss (Glee), Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Carly Rae Jepsen, Bea Miller and supermodel Martha Hunt.
Shutting down a portion of Queen Street at the famed Bell Media headquarters, fans lined the streets and braved the rain for the Red Carpet. The evening’s biggest winners included: A Tribe Called Red ft. Yasiin Bey, Black Bear and Narcy – R.E.D. for Video of the Year, Shawn Mendes – Mercy for Best Pop Video and iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year went to Lorde.
Most Buzzworthy Canadian Artist was awarded to Drake, who beat out Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and Alessia Cara.
We spotted some of the stars of the 2017 iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards around town this weekend. Check out our Snaps!
Let’s be real. We can never have enough Celeb Selfies! 2014 was a year I’ll never forget and will forever go down as one of our most star-studded yet! Our travels brought us to L.A. and New York, but our most exciting adventures took place here in our Hometown of Toronto! Let’s take a walk down our star-studded memory lane to some of our fave Celeb moments of 2014!
Who were you most excited to see? The red-hot Benedict Cumberbatch? The private Usher? The iconic Tom Cruise?The adorable Anna Kendrick? “It Boy” Ansel Elgort? How about “It Girl” Shailene Woodley? The incredibly-tough Reese Witherspoon? The irresistible Tom Hardy?!
Also, we want to share with you some of our fave of the several thousand Celeb Snaps we took in 2014! Chances are if there was a major Star in-town this year, we at some point snapped them!
2014 will go down as one of the strongest years for Cinema in recent memory, but which Movies rocked our World? And which Singles ruled our iPod? You’re about to find out!
Re-live some of our Fave Celeb Selfies of 2014 (click HD for better quality):
My most “liked” Selfie on Social Media of 2014 though? Easy!
2. GONE GIRL
6. THE IMITATION GAME
8. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
9. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
10. THE LEGO MOVIE
Perhaps under-seen, WHIPLASH is the one Film you absolutely must see this year. J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller will shatter your World with their performances! You’ll leave shaken and sobered.
1. ALL ABOUT THAT BASS – Meghan Trainor
2. BLANK SPACE – Taylor Swift
3. WEST COAST – Lana Del Rey
4. BOOM CLAP – Charli XCX
5. POMPEII – Bastille
6. STAY WITH ME – Sam Smith
7. SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT – 5 Seconds of Summer
8. COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic
9. SHAKE IT OFF – Taylor Swift
10. SAY SOMETHING – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
2014 was all about that bass for us. Meghan Trainor blew our mind with her positive message about body image. We’re sold and extremely excited for her 2015 full-length Debut.
Won’t you join us as we embark on more exciting adventures in Entertainment 2015? Also stay tuned for an upcoming Post where our Contributors Jonathan Godfrey, Justin Waldman, David Baldwin and George Kozera share their fave Films of 2014 too!
Happy Holidays, Willionaire$!
Photos Post-TIFF ’14 taken on Nikon D3300. Photos pre-TIFF ’14 taken on Olympus E-PL5/Samsung S4.
Quite simply every Girl and their Mother was at Rogers Centre tonight. The Venue, with a 54k capacity, was filled with satisfied smiles as British-Irish Pop Sensations One Direction had the Crowd on their feet from start to finish tonight. The high-energy Pop Quintet professed their love for Canada, telling them that they by far were louder than the Crowd the previous night. Supported by Australian Pop-Rockers 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction sold-out two Shows as part of their Where We Are Tour. The Tour wraps this October in Miami and is in support of 2013’s top-selling Album worldwide, Midnight Memories.
The Band consisting of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, were pitch-perfect, backed by an enthused and rather handsome Supporting Band. Clocking-in at about 90 minutes, they zipped through 23 songs including Kiss You, Live While We’re Young, One Thing, Diana, Story of our Lives and What Makes You Beautiful. In addition to lifting the spirits of their vastly-female Adorers, they also are equally adept on more emotionally resonant offerings and their Ballad Little Things had the entire Arena providing a sea of lit cellphones as a backdrop to the moment. Beautiful.
Styles and Payne carried a lot of the Show with their energy, while Horan at points seemed to have been copping with sound issues, conferring with a Tech a few times on-stage. Malik despite looking a bit fatigued at moments, gave me in the second row an air Fist Bump. I will never forget.
Anyone who walked through Yorkville these past couple days will have noticed Security Guards, barricades and of course hoards of Fans waiting aboard for possible One Direction sightings, if there ever any doubt of their popularity!
5 Seconds of Summer were more than just an Opening Act. Much of the Audiences was equally excited to see them and few can deny they the Billboard and Soundscan Chart-topping Quartet show great promise. It was just announced yesterday that they will be returning to Toronto August 2015 for their own self-headlining Show at Molson Amphitheatre! Just yesterday we spent the day catching-up with 5 Seconds of Summer and it was madness! Read more here.
See a Video Reel of Highlights from tonight’s Show:
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong | Audio content: Sony Music)
Who isn’t a Directioner?!? Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers a chance to see and own on Blu-ray Box Office Hit and acclaimed Fan Favourite from Director Morgan Spurlock, ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US! Included with this Prize Pack are a copy of their latest Disc, MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, Book, T-Shirt and a pair of ultra-rare 1D Sunglasses!!!
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ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature Film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on TheX-Factor, to conquering the World and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction.
Watch the Trailer below:
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Leaking early, the brand new One Direction Disc Midnight Memories is set to hit stores next week! Showcasing a much more mature sound with a stronger Rock-edge, their brand new Track Diana is an indication of their next phase and it’s a great Track! The ’80s influences are there and it sounds like a fresh Descendant of the Sting and Rick Springfield line. Their Arena-filling Hooks in a short time have become unmistakable.
The Track even has Justin BieberTweeting his praises: “that new 1d song diana is well written well done boyzzzzzz”. If that doesn’t light the fire, I don’t know what will!
Within 24 hours of release, the Promotional Single rocketed to #1 on iTunes Charts around the World including Canada, the U.S., Italy, the UK, Australia and more. It would be no surprise if this wound-up being an official Single!
Although it’s been a bit challenging finding it online, you can hear Dianahere.
Taking place Sunday, November 3, 3013, the first-ever YouTube Music Awards will take place in New York City at Pier 36! Performers at the star-studded Awards include the likes of Eminem, Lady Gaga, Avicii, M.I.A., Arcade Fire and several more. Funnyman Jason Schwartzman and Musician Reggie Watts will host the Event.
Nominees for six categories were announced earlier today and they include:
Video of the Year:
· Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney – Epic Rap Battles Of History
· Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
· Girls’ Generation – I Got A Boy
· Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Beauty And A Beat
· Lady Gaga – Applause
· Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) – Same Love
· Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
· One Direction – Best Song Ever
· PSY – Gentleman
· Selena Gomez Come & Get It
Artist of the Year
‣ Epic Rap Battles of History
‣ Justin Bieber
‣ Katy Perry
‣ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
‣ Nicki Minaj
‣ One Direction
‣ Taylor Swift
Response of the Year
‣ Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) – Mirrors
‣ Jayesslee – Gangnam Style
‣ Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix – Radioactive
‣ ThePianoGuys – Titanium/ Pavane
‣ Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) – IKnew You Were Trouble
‣ Gangnam Style
‣ Harlem Shake
‣ I Knew You Were Trouble
‣ Thrift Shop
‣ Kendrick Lamar
‣ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
‣ Naughty Boy
Innovation of the Year
‣ Anamanaguchi -ENDLESS FANTASY
‣ Atoms For Peace – Ingenue
‣ Bat For Lashes – Lilies
‣ DeStorm – See Me Standing
‣ Toro Y Moi – Say That
Moviegoers knew were headed in one direction and one direction only. Morgan Spurlock‘s One Direction: This is Us Documentary was a big hit at the Box Office this Labour Day weekend, the Sony Pictures release earning $17 million from 2,735 theatres. The Film about the World’s hottest Boy Band right now, received a 68% score on Rotten Tomatoes’Tomatometer and Audiences absolutely loved it, giving it an A CinemaScore.
Slipping to second this weekend is The Butler with $14.7 million, after a two week reign atop the Box Office. The Historical Drama has now surpassed the $74-million mark for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films.
In third and still going strong is the hilarious Comedy, We’re the Millers which now in its fourth week earns $12;6 million for Warner Bros. The Film has now official grossed in excess of $109 million.
Lionsgate Films’ Spanish-language Comedy,Instructions Not Included is a surprise hit opening only in 247 theatres in fifth with $7.5 million.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in its second week of release slips to seventh spot with $5.2 million, just surpassing the $20 million-mark for eOne Films/Sony Screen Gems. This lands just ahead of well-reviewed The World’s End with $4.7 million, good enough for eighth spot in its second week of release domestically for eOne Films/Focus Features.
Getaway starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez debuts in eighth spot with $4/5 million from 2,130 theatres for Warner Bros. The Action-Thriller mustered only a 2% rating on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters with $4.4 million in its fourth week for 20th Century Fox.
Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Pretty Little Liars, Glee and Pitch Perfect were among the big Winners at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles tonight. The Evening saw screams and also tears as Glee‘s Lea Michele highlighted the evening with a tearful Acceptance Speech honouring her late Boyfriend and Co-Star, Cory Monteith.
ABC Family‘s Pretty Little Liars won top honours tonight sweeping seven major categories such as Choice TV Show – Drama and Choice Summer TV Show, in addition to various acting categories with Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Janel Parrish, Ian Harding and Keegan Allen getting recognized for their work.
Upon accepting her Award for Choice TV Actress – Comedy for Glee, Michele touched the hearts of those in attendance and those watching on Television. She dedicate her entire Speech to Monteith, stating: “We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached-out and became a part of our hearts and that’s where he’ll stay forever”.
Watch the emotional Speech below via Hollywood Life:
Despite several speculating whether or not Cyrus is still in fact together with Fiance Liam Hemsworth, she laid the rumours to rest, accepting awards for not only Choice Summer Song with her major Hit We Can’t Stop, but also Choice TV Scene Stealer – Female for her work on Sitcom, Two and a Half Men and the CANDIE’S Fashion Trendsetter Award. In her Acceptance Speech, she stated: “I want to thank my Team, my Fans, my Friends, My Boo. Everyone who made this happen for me.”. The Couple were seen together earlier this week on the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere for his latest Film, Paranoia.
In addition to sweeping several of the Music categories, including Choice Music Group, Choice Love Song, Choice Summer Song and Choice Single by a Group, One Direction‘s Styles stole the Show tonight performing a quick rendition of the Twerk, which is taking the World by storm.
Watch Styles “Twerking” below:
Complete List of Winners below:
Choice Music Group:One Direction Choice Summer Tour: One Direction
Choice Single by a Group: Live While We’re Young, One Direction
Choice Love Song:Little Things, One Direction
Choice Movie Actress, Comedy: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Actor, Comedy: Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect
Choice Music Comedy: Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Villain: Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect
Choice Breakup Song:Come & Get It, Selena Gomez
Choice Music Star, Female:Selena Gomez Choice Hottie, Female:Selena Gomez
Choice TV Show, Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Show:Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star, Actress: Lucy Hale,Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star, Actor: Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actor, Drama: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actress, Drama: Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Villain: Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
Choice Athlete, Female: Gabby Douglas ACUVUE Inspire Award:Nick Jonas
Choice TV Show, Comedy:Glee
Choice TV Scene Stealer, Male: Chord Overstreet, Glee
Choice TV Breakout Star: Blake Jenner, Glee
Choice TV Actress, Comedy: Lea Michele, Glee
Choice Movie Actor, Drama: Logan Lerman, Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Movie Drama: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Female Artist:Demi Lovato
Choice Single, Female Artist:Heart Attack, Demi Lovato Ultimate Choice Award: Ashton Kutcher
Choice TV Actor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Choice TV Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Choice Rock Group: Paramore CANDIE’S Fashion Trendsetter Award: Miley Cyrus
Choice Summer Song: We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus
Choice TV Scene Stealer, Female:Miley Cyrus, Two and a Half Men
Choice Breakout Group: Emblem3
Choice Summer Music Star: Bruno Mars Choice R&B Artist:Bruno Mars Choice TV Actor, Action:LL Cool J Choice Music Breakout Star: Ed Sheeran
Choice TV Personality, Female:Demi Lovato, The X Factor
Choice Summer Movie Star, Female: Sandra Bullock, The Heat
Choice Movie Chemistry: Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
The Nominees are in! The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards are just a month away and all Contenders were confirmed earlier today. Leading the Pack this year with six nominations is Mariana’s Trench including coveted Video of the Year(Desperate Measures) and Pop Video of the Year (Stutter).
Not to be outdone, Toronto’s v. own Drake tallies in second with five nominations including Hip Hop Video of the Year and Video of the Year with his recent Single, Started from the Bottom.
Up for International Artist of the Year is a competitive field which includes: P!nk, One Direction, Taylor Swift and recently-announced Performers Demi Lovato and PSY.
With just two months till the 2013 JUNO Awards, this year’s Nominees were announced today and dominating this year is Carly Rae Jepsen, who has made a big splash internationally with her Hit Call Me Maybe. Jepsen is in the running to win: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.
Although he was responsible for helping her Call Me Maybe become a major Hit virally, Justin Bieber was no match for Jepsen, but certainly not disgraced. He’s up for four JUNOs this year including: Album of the Year, JUNO Fan Choice, Artist of the Yearand Pop Album of the Year.
Up for International Album of the Year this year are Mumford & Sons (Babel), Rod Stewart (Merry Christmas, Baby), Taylor Swift (Red), One Direction (Up All Night) and Maroon 5 (Overexposed), the latter coincidentally in Toronto today on-tour.
In addition to Canada’s Cream of the Crop in Music being at Regina’s Brandt Centre on JUNO Day, Megastar Michael Bublé will be performing a brand new Single that day. Fans have been hungry for non-Christmas Music from the Crooner since his Crazy Love was released in 2009.
Also, Sony Music Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada are teaming together to release a Compilation Disc containing this year’s Nominees, titled The JUNO Awards 2013 Nominee Compilation, in-stores March 19, 2013. Proceeds will go to MusiCounts, Canada’s Music Education Charity.
1. Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
2. Justin Bieber Boyfriend
3. Hedley Kiss You Inside Out
4. Marianas Trench Desperate Measures
5. Metric Breathing Underwater
6. Billy Talent Surprise Surprise
7. The Sheepdogs Feeling Good
8. Victoria Duffield Shut Up and Dance
9. Deadmau5 The Veldt ft. Chris James
10. Johnny Reid Dedicated to You
11. Serena Ryder Stompa
12. Big Wreck Albatross
13. Rush Headlong Flight
14. Leonard Cohen Darkness
15. Celine Dion Parler à Mon Père
16. Walk Off the Earth Somebody That I Used to Know
17. Hey Ocean! Big Blue Wave
The 2013 JUNO Awards air Sunday, April 21, 2013 on CTV.