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Simone Biles Goes Tumbling Down At VMAs

8/31/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast in the world ... but even she couldn't avoid taking a spill because of those damn high heels.

Simone and the rest of the Final Five gymnastics team -- sans Gabby Douglas -- were at the VMAs on Sunday to present an award to Beyonce.

As she was leaving at the end of night, though, Simone slipped going down the stairs ... and wasn't able to stick the landing. Oh, the irony.

Kanye West Why So Mad Ray J? We're All In the Same Bed!!

8/31/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West still has a lot on his mind after his famous VMAs speech ... like why the hell is Ray J so pissed?!

We got Yeezy leaving The Mercer Hotel in NYC, and he says he can't understand why people are getting mad about him shouting out to Ray J. After all, they're all in the same bed together in his "Famous" vid.

Our photog also asked Kanye if there was anything at the VMAs he wanted to say but couldn't, and he did not disappoint ... with some ideas on how his school uniforms can save the world.

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Miley Cyrus Moonman Trophy for Sale! Homeless Date Needs Cash

8/30/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829_Jesse-Helt-and-Miley-at-the-2014-VMA_gettyThe homeless guy Miley Cyrus took to the VMAs is finally cashing in on his big night with the singer ... by hawking her Moonman.

Jesse Helt is auctioning the trophy on eBay-- the bidding starts at $10k, but there's a "Buy It Now" option for $15k. Helt got his 15 minutes back in 2014 when he accepted Cyrus' Video of the Year award with a tearjerker speech about homelessness.

People connected to Jesse tell us he's been on a hot streak -- he recently got a studio apartment in L.A. and he's expecting a baby in a few months. We're told he's selling the VMA to prep for il bambino. 

If $10k sounds steep -- keep in mind Coolio's trophy for "Gangsta's Paradise" once sold for $6k, and someone paid $72k for the "We Are the World" statuette!

Fun fact: Miley's Moonman is engraved with her name and Jesse's.

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Drake & Rihanna Up All Night Making Us Wonder

8/29/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drake and Rihanna -- are they bangin' or is it just a figment of our imagination?

Drizzy and RiRi played followed the leader at Up & Down in NYC where they probably had lots to talk about after Drake straight-up said at the VMAs he's been in love with Rihanna since he was 22.

Just do it already.

Kanye West Hijacks VMA's It's Good to Be Me!!!

8/28/2016 7:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West was given 4 minutes onstage during the VMAs to do anything he wanted, and he did ... he took 7.

Yeezy started with an homage to himself ... how good it was to be him, and then he quickly gave shout-outs to the man who made his wife famous in that sex tape and the woman who preceded her with him.

Yes, Ray JAmber Rose, even Taylor Swift all made air, along with many others who were in the bed of celebrities ... which Kanye explained in great detail.  

Kim was eating it up.

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Britney Spears Hot and Steamy for VMA Redemption

8/28/2016 7:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears just slayed the stage at the MTV VMAs.

Britney performed live at the awards show for the first time since her 2007 debacle ... and nailed it.

So much for that whole 'done with men stuff' too ... because the chemistry between her and G-Eazy during their song, "Make Me," looks pretty genuine.

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Britney Spears Flaunts It Before VMAs

8/27/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Britney Spears is deploying her super hot body in an all-out media blitz ... before the eve of a huge appearance at the VMAs and right after the rollout of her new album.

We got the cover of "Flaunt" magazine, which is about to come out, the day before she hits the stage for what we're told is a high-tech performance to push her new album. Our VMA sources say there are no big surprises -- like a Madonna kiss or 12-foot python -- it's all about music.

Britney is everywhere ... her James Corden Carpool Karaoke went viral, she and Kanye are the clear stars of Sunday's VMAs, and her album, "Glory," just dropped.

BTW ... Britney said on Corden's show she was done with men. She was serious, at least in terms of the VMAs, because we're told her backup dancers for the show are all women.

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Rebel Wilson I Would Never Share the Stage with the Kardashians

11/4/2015 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rebel Wilson went off on the Kardashians Wednesday, calling them a no-talent family and making it clear ... she feels they do not deserve the fame they achieved.

Rebel appeared on "The Kyle and Jackie O Show" on KIISFM in Australia, and revealed she passed on a chance to present at the VMAs with Kendall and Kylie. She seems super resentful, saying, "What they stand for is totally against what I stand for."

The "Pitch Perfect" star echoed what lots of actors grouse about ... that the Kardashians get more trapping of success than most of them, without the traditional attributes. 

Taylor Swift Mics Didn't Hear It & No One Smelt It ... So I Never Dealt It

9/1/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MTV is saying a noise that sounded like Taylor Swift passing gas on live TV was just a faulty microphone ... but the impeccable timing of the toot makes that hard to believe. 

The sound happened while Swift was introducing her new music video "Wildest Dreams" during the MTV VMAs pre-show. 

So many things happened at the right time to make you believe Taylor squeezed it easy: her crouching at the same time as the toot, the open-mouth reaction and the wince on Karlie Kloss' face who was right behind Taylor.  

MTV claims their mics are so directional there's "absolutely no possibility" of them picking up a fart that loudly.

Still, we have to ask ... 

Kanye West Hosting VMAs On The Table

8/31/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-kanye-vmas-TMZ-01Next year's VMAs could become a 10-hour ordeal, because we found out MTV is considering Kanye as its host.

VMA sources tell TMZ ... MTV was thrilled with Kanye's 12-minute diatribe, despite the fact he brutally trashed the network and awards shows in general. As it was put to us, Kanye hosting next year is "on the table." After all, who woulda thunk Miley? 

Here's how much MTV loved it ... we're told they only allotted him 2 minutes, but people in the control room were told to stand down, because it was crazy entertaining.   

We're told after Kanye left the stage, an MTV big wig followed him to his dressing room and gushed about the spectacle. 

Kanye West Over a Barrel ... On Presidential Domain Name

8/31/2015 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-kanye-president-VMAs-GETTY-01Kanye West may have just made a young man a fortune by announcing his possible run for President.

Tramall Ferguson registered "KanyeForPresident.com" back in April on a whim ... thinking maybe one day Yeezy would make it in the oval office.

The 24-year-old recent graduate said he registered a few other domains, including "PeterGriffinForPresident.com." 

After Kanye's announcement at the MTV VMAs ... Tramal's phone is blowing up with huge offers to own the domain ... upwards of $80k.

0831-kanye-president-domain-SUB-INSTAGRAM-01Tramal says he's holding out ... waiting for Kanye to call.  He wouldn't say how much he'd charge, but he was clear ... Kanye's not getting it for free.

It'll take a lot more than a pair of those Yeezys.

Miley Cyrus Have My Joint! Forget I Hosted VMAs

8/31/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus shared her DNA with photographers backstage at the VMAs -- via the joint she passed around the room.

'Mary Jane' Cyrus kicked off her post-VMA meeting with the media by lighting up and passing it to reporters and photogs -- several of whom gladly indulged.

No doubt, the ganja gift was a great way to soften them up BEFORE they fired off questions about her hosting performance -- or Nicki Minaj.

Of course, that gift came doused in her saliva ... if you're into that.

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Nicki Minaj EXPLODES At Miley ...You Bitch

8/30/2015 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj just went nuts on Miley Cyrus at the VMA's, referring to her as a bitch for trashing her in the media.

Nicki had just won Best Hip-Hop Video for "Anaconda" and accepted the award serenely, thanking her pastor. She then launched her attack, angrily referring to Miley as a "bitch" for comments she made to the New York Times.

Miley was quoted as saying, "Nicki Minaj is not too kind and not very polite.  I know you can make it seem like, oh I just don't understand because I'm a white pop star.  I know the statistics.  I know what's going on in the world.  But to be honest, I don't think MTV did that on purpose."  

Miley was referring to Nicki dismissing the Video of the Year nominees as a bunch of skinny girls ... people thought she was referring to Taylor Swift.

You gotta see the video. There's genuine anger.

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