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AMSTERDAM — Prior to the 20th MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday night here at the Ziggo Dome, some of the stars in attendance walked the red carpet to loud acclaim from local fans.
Katy Perry, ahead of her EMA performance later in the night, drew one of the biggest cheers. She told a group of reporters that her boyfriend couldn’t come with her, because he was attending another event.
Miley Cyrus was the last celebrity to walk across the red carpet, drawing huge cheers. She only talked to MTV as fans continued to scream. She then posed for pictures, showing off high black-and-white boots and a short outfit that showed off her back.
Will Ferrell walked the red carpet as Ron Burgundy. Asked by reporters how he was enjoying Amsterdam, he said he has had “a lot of these delicious brownies, and they are very good.”
Discussing who he was looking forward to seeing at the EMAs, he said: “I’m looking forward to seeing a reunion concert by ABBA.” He said “Dancing Queen” was his favorite ABBA song.
What does he have on his iPod? “I don’t have an iPod,” Burgundy told the press. “I have an old-fashioned cassette tape recorder.”
Asked about his new movie, he said it was a documentary. “You’re going to see me December 20th in the United States, and Europe probably January or February,” he said. “Or they may put it in a time capsule.”
Quizzed about what else he was working on right now, he said: “I’m working on my abs.”
Arrow and Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes took time off from shooting to present an award at the EMAs.
“I’m working on Arrow right now, shooting in Vancouver. It’s exciting,” he said, adding he was also hoping to work on a movie one day. “Definitely in the future,” he said when asked about his interest in film work. “That would be awesome.”
Asked about his interest in music, Haynes said he enjoys it but doesn’t expect to create more himself. “I did theater growing up,” he said. “It’s not my goal, but I did put out some stuff musically.”
Redfoo said he was looking forward to hosting the EMAs and seeing all the stars perform. How many outfits did the EMA team get ready for him? “I got more than seven, less than 28,” he said.
Asked when his solo album will be released, he wouldn’t commit to a date but told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s coming soon.” He added: “The title on Wikipedia is not the real title. That’s just a fake title.”
Young Dutch producer Martin Garrix, whose “Animals” has taken over charts in the U.K. and elsewhere, discussed his big overnight success.
“It’s great. We didn’t expect it,” he told THR. “I made ‘Animals’ as a club record to get play in festivals, but some radio stations picked it up and started playing it. I’m really happy. And just today we entered at number one in the U.K.”
Asked for his next plans, he said he is working on another release but didn’t share its title. “The follow-up is already ready and will be released on December 2nd, but we are still focusing on ‘Animals,’ because it also just came out in the U.S.,” he said.
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