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12 Music Videos That Didn’t Get the VMAs Love They Deserved

A moment of silence, please, for the fantastic music videos that tried their best but just weren’t good enough for the VMAs.

Matt Russoniello | August 26, 2015 - 12:03 pm

MIA’s Fashion Burka: Yay or Nay? (PHOTOS)

Most stars like to show off on the red carpet, but controversial singer M.I.A. took fashion risk-taking to a whole new level when she donned a colorful burka (emblazoned with her upcoming album cover!) on the red carpet at Spike TV’s Scream 2010 Award.
The “Paper Planes” chanteuse hit the Los Angeles awards show…

| October 18, 2010 - 9:11 am

‘Eclipse’ Dominates Spike’s Scream Awards (PHOTOS)

What a scream! All of your favorite stars were out in Los Angeles over the weekend for Spike TV’s Scream 2010 Awards.
Stars like Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed, Blake Lively and Ian Somerhalder were all on hand to accept and hand out awards honoring the spookiest names in the biz. Naturally, Eclipse dominated the…

| October 18, 2010 - 6:30 am

New M.I.A. Video: ‘Story to Be Told’ (VIDEO)

Prepare yourself for three minutes and 31 seconds of “Huh?”
“Paper Planes” singer and freelance pop-culture critic M.I.A. has released the video for “Story to Be Told,” from her most recent album Maya. The title must be ironic, because if there’s a story being told by this clip, it’s lost in translation somewhere.

| September 22, 2010 - 12:43 pm

M.I.A.’s New “XXXO” Video: See It Here!

Apparently, M.I.A. is still capable of doing something besides trashing other celebrities.
The “Paper Planes” singer has released a new video for “XXXO,” from her recently released third album, Maya. The Hype Williams-directed clip provides quite the visual feast—and it’s not likely to generate the kind of controversy that her previous, sex-and-violence-laden video, “Born…

Celebuzz | August 11, 2010 - 11:43 am

M.I.A. Double-Disses Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey

M.I.A. is getting to be pretty efficient with her trash-talking. The controversial “Paper Planes” singer, who earlier this year raised eyebrows by dismissing Lady Gaga as a Madonna rip-off, has once again taken a public swipe at the Pantless One—and this time she’s thrown in a jab at beloved talk-show host/one-woman empire Oprah Winfrey for…

Celebuzz | July 23, 2010 - 12:55 pm

BUZZINGS: Zsa Zsa Gabor Goes In For Hip Replacement Surgery

• Glamorous 93-year-old actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is going in for hip replacement surgery today after she shattered several bones after a nasty fall. Get well soon, Zsa Zsa! (PopEater)
• Speaking of bad falls, P!nk is back to work after her own nasty fall on stage during a performance. (Wonderwall)
• From…

| July 19, 2010 - 5:35 am

Fashion FAIL: M.I.A. Shields Herself From Her Own Fashion (PHOTOS)

M.I.A. was strolling into The Late Show with David Letterman yesterday wearing X’ed out sunnies. Most likely in an attempt to shield herself from her own wardrobe. Upon first glance it almost seems as though she was forced to traipse through the underground NYC sewage system followed by a hungry wood chipper just to make…

| July 14, 2010 - 1:11 pm

M.I.A. Takes Her Little Ikhyd To Lunch (PHOTOS)

Pop star M.I.A. may be a bit of a provocateur but when she’s with her kid she quickly turns into a doting mum.
The Sri Lankan star was spotted enjoying an outdoor meal in New York City with her son Ikhyd. While the mom is known for her attention-getting antics she was more than…

| June 30, 2010 - 1:27 pm

BUZZINGS: Is Kim Kardashian Dating NFL Player Miles Austin?

Kim Kardashian is rumored to be dating Dallas Cowboys’ Miles Austin. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber is somewhere staring into a mirror and feeling very, very sad. (PopEater)
• Everyone knows that the best way to pay tribute to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson is with a soon-to-be-viral video on the internet. (Wonderwall)…

| June 24, 2010 - 5:35 am

M.I.A.’s New Album Cover Offers a Wealth of Mystery

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Rosetta Stone of modern album covers, for controversial “Paper Planes” songstress M.I.A.‘s new effort, Maya.
Look carefully, for it isn’t just the curious spelling of the title that raises all sorts of questions. Examine the overall design; what is the famously contentious singer trying to tell us?

Alex Blagg | June 2, 2010 - 3:20 pm

M.I.A. Continues To Rage Against Reporter, Releases New Song

It looks like M.I.A. just isn’t willing to let this go.
Last week, M.I.A. tweeted up a controversy when she publicly tweeted the personal phone number of a New York Times journalist who had written a fairly scathing profile on her. Now the singer has released tapes from the interview that contradict some major…

Alex Blagg | June 1, 2010 - 2:15 pm

M.I.A. Responds to Negative Article By Posting Reporter’s Phone Number

M.I.A., hater of all things wonderful in this world, has found a new way to get people’s attention: posting the personal phone numbers of reporters who write things about her and inviting her fans to torment them.
Lynn Hirschberg recently profiled M.I.A. for the New York Times and had some not-so-great things to say…

Celebuzz | May 27, 2010 - 1:10 pm

M.I.A. Bashes Lady GaGa Again, But Admits She Ripped Her Off

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Not as far as M.I.A. is concerned.
The “Paper Planes” singer, who recently shocked the world by taking a cheap swipe at Lady GaGa, has once again dissed the Pantless One—even while admitting that she’s shamelessly ripped her off.
Comparing GaGa unfavorably to Madonna, M.I.A. tells…

Alex Blagg | May 26, 2010 - 1:15 pm

M.I.A. Adds Conspiracy Theories to Her Hatred of Everything Popular

M.I.A. has gone through the looking glass in her ongoing campaign to trash everything that’s good and right with the world.
The “Paper Planes” singer, who recently has attacked such cherished cultural institutions as Twilight, Lady GaGa and—gasp!—even innocent, cherubic Justin Bieber, has now gone on a tirade against pretty much the entire Internet.

Alex Blagg | May 25, 2010 - 4:30 pm

MIA Disses Justin Bieber’s New Video, Has A Death Wish

After insulting Lady Gaga and Twilight, outspoken pop star MIA raising eyebrows again by insulting the only thing that is important in this world, Justin Bieber.
MIA spoke with NME magazine about her controversial ginger genocide music video for “Born Free,” and mentioned that she finds the Biebs to be more offensive than anything…

| May 12, 2010 - 8:00 am

BUZZINGS: Was M.I.A.’s “Born Free” Video Pulled Off YouTube By Her Record Label?

• According to a YouTube rep, the video-sharing website didn’t ban M.I.A.‘s controversial (and awesome) new video for “Born Free” due to sex and ginger violence; the video was removed due to “copyright claims” by M.I.A.’s label. We smell a conspiracy! (PopEater)
Bret Michaels suffered a “setback” during treatment for his brain hemorrhage…

| April 28, 2010 - 6:00 am

M.I.A. Hates Lady GaGa, Twilight And Everything Else Important In This World

M.I.A. must be feeling masochistic because she is about to feel the pain of millions of teenage girls calling for her head on a stick.
The opinionated musician gave an interview to NME magazine where she slammed both Lady GaGa and the Twilight films. Does this woman know how crazy the GaGa monsters and…

Alex Blagg | April 7, 2010 - 11:40 am

M.I.A.’s Son Is Ikhyd, Not Ickitt

When Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. issued a public denial that she had named her newborn son Ickitt back in February, she neglected to mention that the only thing incorrect about the story was the spelling of the name.Her son, born to her and companion Benjamin Brewer last month, is actually named Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman,…

Celebuzz | March 23, 2009 - 3:45 pm

M.I.A. is an M.O.M.

Singer M.I.A., who performed while very, very pregnant at this year’s Grammy Awards, gave birth to a son on Wednesday, she reports on her MySpace blog.

Betsy Waldman | February 15, 2009 - 11:00 am
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