Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D walked the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with his castmates. Though the upcoming season will be the MTV hit's last, Pauly D called the cast his "family." Co-star Snooki made a video message, declaring herself a "MILF" and that her young son Lorenzo would win the best new artist award next year.
Nominated band fun. revealed on the MTV red carpet pre-show that Alicia Keys was the first person to hear their hit single "We Are Young."
Twilight star Jackson Rathbone, who became a father of a baby girl in July, took in the atmosphere at the VMAs. "One of the greatest things I could expect to be in life is a father," Rathbone told Us Weekly in February. "I'm very excited!"
'Jersey Shore' cast
The cast of Jersey Shore represented at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced in late August that season six would be the franchise's last, ending frequent speculation on the end date for the reality series.
Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo poses for photographers as he makes his way through the two-tiered carpet.
U.K.'s One Direction took home the first award of the telecast for best pop video. The members thanked their fans for the honor.
Boy band The Wanted will face steep competition in the best new artist category, when they battle fun., Frank Ocean, One Direction and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Tyga is reportedly set to direct, produce and star in Rack City, a movie he wants to be remembered as“an adult movie for his generation.”
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
Wiz Khalifa and girlfriend Amber Rose celebrate their pregnancy at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Says of The Words'Zoe Saldanaon co-star Bradley Cooper: "Bradley is a very dedicated and open professional. It’s really good when you can balance that with an actor as opposed to an actor that just comes prepared and just goes, ‘don’t fuck up my light’ and ‘this line is my close-up.’ We didn’t care where was the camera was," she said. "It was just like we were both part of this extensive conversation.”
Singer Alicia Keys is slated to perform a new song from her album Girl on Fire.
Ezra Miller and Emma Watson
The Perks of Being a Wallflower co-stars Ezra Miller and Emma Watson walk the carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. Their big-screen adaptation hits theaters Sept. 21.
Olympic champion Gabby Douglas is still riding high after her gold medal performances in London. The gymnast, who was congratulated by the cast of CW's Vampire Diaries, let her hair down for the annual awards ceremony.
Rock group Green Day is among the scheduled performers at the VMAs.
Katy Perry presented the first award of the telecast, best pop video, to One Direction.
Ke$ha kept it short and simple in a long-sleeved dress on the MTV VMAs red carpet.
Newly engaged actress-singer Miley Cyrus circumvented a question about her upcoming nuptials to Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth, instead talking about her upcoming record.
Nicki Minaj took home a moonman for best female music video during the awards telecast.
Pink and Carey Hart
Pink, who performed "Get the Party Started" and "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," keeps close with her husband Carey Hart.
Regina Spektor, Dana York, Tom Petty and Adria Petty
Regina Spektor, Dana York, Tom Petty and Adria Petty are all smiles at the MTV VMAs.
Rihanna took home the top award of the night, video of the year, and opened the two-hour show with a rousing performance.
Taylor Swift closed the show with a performance of a new break-up song.
During the VMAs pre-show, DJ Calvin Harris kept the crowd entertained by spinning beats at Staples Center before the ceremony began.
Ke$ha, who presented an award during the telecast, strikes a pose on her way into the MTV Video Music Awards.
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