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Photos: 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

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  1. Kanye West and Katy Perry

    Singers Kanye West and Katy Perry accept the award for best collaboration for "E.T." at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian announced Justin Bieber as winner of best male video for “U Smile.” (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Cloris Leachman, 'Jersey Shore' women

    The women of "Jersey Shore" joined Cloris Leachman to present an award. Leachman joked that people her age didn't know who the "Jersey Shore' cast were, and people their age thought she was Betty White. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown took flight during a performance. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Nicki Minaj

    Singer Nicki Minaj accepts the best hip-hop video award for "Super Bass." (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Jay-Z and Kanye West

    Jay-Z and Kanye West perform at the awards. Jay-Z will become a father next spring when wife Beyonce gives birth to their first child. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Foo Fighters

    The Foo Fighters accept the award for best rock video for "Walk." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Britney Spears

    Britney Spears accepts the award for best pop video for "Till The World Ends." (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Katy Perry, Russell Brand

    Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand arrive at the awards. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Lady Gaga, Brian May

    Lady Gaga performs with Brian May of Queen. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Beyonce

    Singer Beyonce revealed her pregnancy at the awards. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Selena Gomez

    Singer Selena Gomez arrives at the awards. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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  1. Image: West and Perry accept the award for best collaboration for "E.T." at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles
    Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
    Above: Slideshow (12) 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
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    Slideshow (66) Beyonce

Video: Beyonce’s baby bump brings ratings jump

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    >>> perhaps it was the bad weather here in the east or the relentless march of bad news, but whatever it was, last night over 12 million people watched the video music awards , and while they ran the risk of seeing lady gaga as a guy, in fact a guy who couldn't stop talking. they also heard the big news to come out of the event. beyonce is expecting. she broke the news on the red carpet . then the 16-time grammy winner launched into an all out music number, which ended with an unambiguous gesturing and ribbing for her husband jay-z. it's just a nice national distraction.

    >> we're in a recession airy climate where people are down, and now you had a hurricane and an earthquake. i think it's good news, it's good news of the kind like the royal wedding . it's something exciting that people can vicariously be excited about without having to deal with the mundane things of life. it's all over tv.

    >> there you go, a nice diversion from all we've been covering here for days, from deposed foreign leaders to earthquakes and hurricanes. and by the way, we are thinking of our friends in new orleans tonight. because this is the sixth anniversary of the arrival

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