• VMAs 2020 ratings drop 5% to 6.4M viewers across platforms

    VMAs 2020 ratings drop 5% to 6.4M viewers across platforms

    The 2020 VMAs were a hot mess. Ratings are in for the annual awards show, which went on Sunday despite the challenge of social distancing. According to Variety, the show drew 6.4 million viewers across all ViacomCBS platforms during the simulcast, a 5% drop from 2019. That number includes the pre-show, main event, post-show and …
  • ‘Bachelorette’ alum Rachel Lindsay gets ‘Ghosted’ on MTV

    ‘Bachelorette’ alum Rachel Lindsay gets ‘Ghosted’ on MTV

    “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay is ready for her close-up — on two different TV shows. Lindsay, the first African-American star of ABC’s long-running franchise, has joined the “Extra” team as a full-time correspondent — and, with Travis Mills, returns to co-host “Ghosted: Love Gone Missing.” Season 2 premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. On the show, Lindsay …
  • Chadwick Boseman tribute, ‘Black Panther’ lead Sunday ratings for ABC

    Chadwick Boseman tribute, ‘Black Panther’ lead Sunday ratings for ABC

    The world continues to remember Chadwick Boseman, evident on Sunday night when ABC aired Disney/Marvel’s groundbreaking “Black Panther” uninterrupted followed by the “20/20” special “Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King.” The Best Picture Oscar-nominated superhero movie starring Boseman dominated primetime, delivering a 1.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 6.09 million viewers. The ABC …
  • A gut-wrenching glimpse inside a high school for recovering teen addicts

    A gut-wrenching glimpse inside a high school for recovering teen addicts

    At Northshore Recovery High School, students are greeted with hugs and “I love yous” from their principal. They text their teachers, telling them that they spent the night before smoking weed or popping pills. They have a bathroom specifically for taking drug tests. It’s all done to keep them alive. The Beverly, Mass., school for …
  • VMAs 2020 recap: The best and worst moments from this year’s show

    VMAs 2020 recap: The best and worst moments from this year’s show

    It wasn’t the way it used to be. Then again, nothing is in 2020. After the 2020 MTV VMAs were moved from Barclays Center to various outdoor locations in the city — as well as remotely from Los Angeles and, for K-pop sensation BTS, South Korea — it was clear that this wasn’t going to …
  • 2020 VMAs confirms it: The red carpet is dead amid COVID-19

    2020 VMAs confirms it: The red carpet is dead amid COVID-19

    Call it the dead carpet. Sunday night, the 2020 VMAS offered a canned red carpet — interviews were mostly taped, resulting in staid photos of the stars on-screen.  There was no real showcase of what MTV’s Video Music Awards are known for: The most irreverent, ridiculous and revealing fashion on the planet. Think Lady Gaga’s …
  • The best VMA performances of 2020

    The best VMA performances of 2020

    It wasn’t an awards show that will go down in history — no sexy snakes, three-way kissing, pregnancy reveals or tantrums here — but the 2020 MTV VMAs had some performances that helped satiate the world’s yearning for live music. Many of the performances felt like glorified music videos rather than live entertainment, though especially …
  • VMAs 2020 best-dressed celebrities: DaBaby, Machine Gun Kelly, Miley and more

    VMAs 2020 best-dressed celebrities: DaBaby, Machine Gun Kelly, Miley and more

    The 2020 VMAs might not have had a traditional red carpet with attendees strutting to the roar of wildly screaming fans in the background, but the fashion still delivered. Presenters, nominees and winners served looks — remotely or in audience-less spaces scattered throughout New York City — ranging from formal to full-on casual. During a …
  • The Weeknd calls for justice for Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake in VMAs 2020 speech

    The Weeknd calls for justice for Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake in VMAs 2020 speech

    The Weeknd made the most of the VMAs 2020. Not only did he open the show by performing “Blinding Lights” from Hudson Yards, but while accepting the award for Best R&B video, he somberly called for justice for Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake. The singer — whose real name is Abel Tesfaye — was still …
  • Miley Cyrus reenacts iconic ‘Wrecking Ball’ video at 2020 VMAs

    Miley Cyrus reenacts iconic ‘Wrecking Ball’ video at 2020 VMAs

    She came in like a wrecking ball . . . again. Miley Cyrus re-created her infamous “Wrecking Ball” video at the 2020 VMAs. During what appeared to be a pre-recorded performance of her new single “Midnight Sky,” the 27-year-old thew it back to her 2013 hit, straddling a large disco ball and swinging from the ceiling. In …