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Aug. 29, 2011 at 2:43 PM   |   Comments

Katy Perry wins big at VMA show

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Pop star Katy Perry took home three trophies, including the top prize for Video of the Year, at the MTV Video Music Awards show in Los Angeles.

Perry nabbed the Sunday night event's highest honor for her song "Firework." She also shared the prize for best collaboration for "E.T.," a clip she made with Kanye West.
 "E.T."
 earned the award for Best Special Effects, as well.

Lady Gaga picked up the statuettes for Best Female Video and Best Video with a Message for "Born This Way." The recording star known for her outrageous outfits accepted her awards dressed as her male alter-ego Joe Calderone.

Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" garnered the gongs for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

Justin Bieber earned the accolade for Best Male Video for "U Smile," Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" was named Best Hip-Hop Video, Foo Fighters' "Walk" took the award for Best Rock Video and

Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" won the award for Best Pop Video. She also was presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Tyler, The Creator, singer of "Yonkers," was named Best New Artist, Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" won the award for Best Choreography and Beastie Boys' "Make Some Noise" won for Best Direction.


Beyonce confirms she is pregnant

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Beyonce has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

The 29-year-old singer has been married to hip-hop mogul Jay-Z since 2008.

Beyonce's pregnancy was obvious beneath her orange evening gown at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

"I have a surprise!" she told photographers snapping her picture before the show started.

She performed "Love on Top" during the show, urging the audience "to stand up on your feet."

"I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me," she said, rubbing her belly as she wrapped up the number.

"They told friends in the last month," a source told People.com. "She's never been happier. Seriously, it's all she's been waiting for. And Jay is like an excited kid. They're adorable."

Beyonce did not say when she is due to deliver or what the baby's gender is.


Larry David dating Amy Landecker

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and writer Larry David is dating Amy Landecker, an actress who appeared on his show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" last year.

David's ex-wife, Laurie, left him in 2007, reportedly for Martha's Vineyard contractor Bart Thorpe.

Sources told the New York Post there were "sparks on the set" between David and Landecker when Landecker was a guest star on an August 2010 episode of "Curb."

The Post said David and Landecker first started stepping out in public in February. Journalist Jackson Lynch, Landecker's husband of six years and the father of her daughter, filed for divorce in March.

Although Landecker's publicist told the Post it is "unequivocally not true" David was the reason for the split, Lynch told the newspaper David and Landecker were dating before he filed for divorce.

"This is obviously a sad set of circumstances for our family," Lynch said. "As far we are concerned, it's a private family matter. If you want more details about their relationship you should reach out to Larry."

"For what it's worth, the only marriage I've ever broken up is my own," David said through his publicist to the Post.


Remini announces 'Talk' departure

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and TV personality Leah Remini has announced she will not be part of the Season 2 panel of the female-centric chat show "The Talk."

Known for her acting roles on "The King of Queens" and "Saved by the Bell," Remini was one of the co-hosts of "The Talk" last season along with Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen.

"It is official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show. Sorry to my fans. U worked so hard! I adore u guys," TVGuide.com quoted Remini as saying via Twitter.

When a fan asked online why she won't be brought back on the show, Remini replied, "No reason was given."

Peete's future with the show is also unclear, TVGuide.com said.

"Still under contract but have not been picked up yet. #fingerscrossed #realtalk," Peete said in her own Twitter message.

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