Stars perform at VMAs

The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards has come and gone.

According to MTV, this year’s VMAs had the biggest audience in the network’s history.

The show premiered Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

A total of 12.4 million viewers watched new award winners, unforgettable performances, a baby announcement and much more.

The one and only Lady Gaga opened up for this year’s VMAs with an unexpected performance.

The Best Female Video winner took the stage as Ralph Macchio, but named herself “Jo Calderone.”  The singer wore black Big Brothers pants, a white T-shirt, a black blazer and facial hair while smoking a cigarette.

Before singing a note, Gaga performed a lengthy “pointless” monologue that stunned everyone in the crowd including Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Katie Holmes.

After that, the star launched into her current hit single, “You and I.” Beyonce performed her recent hit single, “Love on Top,” with an unexpected finish.

At the end of the song, the Queen B revealed her pregnancy by pulling back her sequined jacket and rubbing her baby bump.

She and hubby Jay-Z have been married for three years, and the star said time and time again that she planned on having a baby when she turns 30 years old; well, she will be  30 early next month.

Since the power couple wed in 2008, there have been years of pregnancy rumors that they’ve shot down.

Fans will have to wait a little longer as there is no word on when the baby is due.

Throughout the night, Gaga took the stage still dressed in her male alter ego, and presented Spears with the Vanguard Award.

To end the sequence, there was a full-stage dance-off to Spears’ smash hit, “Till the World Ends,” with children and adults rocking to the music to pay a tribute to Spears for inspiring her fans throughout the years.

After Spears watched her “giving back” performance, she took the stage and accepted her award.

Calderone could not keep his eyes off of Spears as she made her way to the podium.  Immediately he went in for a quick kiss and wanted more, but he didn’t want Gaga to be jealous.

Spears used as much time as she could to shine and thank fans for being dedicated listeners to her music.

As the night went on, several other performances took the stage including Adele’s powerful “Someone Like You,” Jay-Z and Kayne West rapping “Otis,” Lil Wayne jamming “How to Love,” Bruno Mars singing Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” and a few others.

Not only was Katy Perry beaming for joy as she won the night’s biggest award, Video of the Year, but also when her husband, Russell Brand, delivered a heartfelt speech honoring the beloved Winehouse.

COURTNEY HERZING

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