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Friday, August 29, 2014

This Week in Music: MTV Music Awards, Pizza Hut, John Lennon's Killer & Much More

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"My name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people."
Miley Cyrus won 2014's MTV Video Music Awards by sending a young homeless man up to accept her award for Video of the Year (MTV)

"I'm so full. I have nothing to say, but I am filled with so much gratitude. Blue, I love you. My beloved, I love you. MTV, I love you. My fans I love you. Goodnight.”
Beyonce accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 VMAs, from Jay Z and Blue Ivy. But, no, we still haven't forgotten about the elevator... (MTV)

"No one is happier to see streaming services take nominations away from cable than network television. Not very nice when someone younger comes along, is it, cable? Cable is looking at Netflix the way Justin Bieber looks at One Direction — through a cloud of marijuana smoke."
Seth Meyers, at the Emmys. (NBC)

"There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana... ...I don't have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."
Justin Bieber's car was rear-ended by paparazzi... And for once we think he actually has a valid point. (Twitter)

"I am sorry for causing that type of pain. I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory... Many, many people loved him."
John Lennon's murderer at a recent parole hearing. His application was denied. (The Independent, UK)

"I saw Taylor Swift this week. She said, 'You're so funny in those Pizza Hut commercials!' And I said, 'Yeah, Taylor. That was my goal all along as a kid: to make it to this level in country music so I could sell the most amount of pizzas possible… reach the biggest audience of pizzas that I possibly can."
Blake Shelton: country star and pizza-enthusiast. (Rolling Stone Country)

"Hendrix kind of saved me. I was in a not-so-great space, just in a dark place every day. I needed something to focus on to get me out of my depression and rut. Sometimes, when you’re alone, you can let yourself go. I knew if I got on a train with a lot of different people, then I couldn’t let them down."
Andre 3000, on how playing Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic was good for his mental health (New York Times)

"All of a sudden out of nowhere a glass hits me in the head and I look over to see who might have thrown it and I see kind of a dodgy fella trying to flee the scene… I looked down at my hand and there was blood all over my hand. There’s blood on the dance floor and I’m bleeding. That just makes you a little more upset."
Red Foo from LMFAO (and a dance floor) needed treatment after getting attacked by a stranger in a Sydney, Australia bar. (Sydney Daily Telegraph)

"I cannot defend the views I expressed... I put them out there plainly and must suffer the slings and arrows — fair enough. I won’t attempt to dodge them... I have no love for a fixed position on most things. I am always eager to learn something. I promise that I will dig in and educate myself on this and do my best to evolve."
Henry Rollins has promised to educate himself after a barrage of hate-mail came his way, in the wake of a Robin Williams-inspired column he wrote, titled "Fuck Suicide". (LA Weekly)

And finally, an insane number of musicians and comedians got together and sang for Chelsea Handler's departure from E!:

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