Miley Cyrus Breaks Post-VMA Silence, Insists Detractors are 'Over-Thinking' Her Performance

Miley Cyrus has a message to critics of her controversial tongue-twerking MTV Video Music Awards performance: Simmer down now.

Speaking out for the first time since she and Robin Thicke blurred the lines of art and good taste at last Sunday’s ceremony, the embattled pop star told MTV News that her primary objective heading into the show was to …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

How Miley Cyrus Got Tongues Wagging -- for the Wrong Reasons -- at MTV's VMAs

The morning after MTV’s Video Music Awards spectacle, perhaps an American Idol summed it up best. Upon sampling the kudoscast, Kelly Clarkson tweeted: “2 words: #pitchystrippers.”

Yet for all of Lady Gaga‘s calling-card outrageousness, her show opener (including a costume change into a seashell bra/thong bikini) was demure when juxtaposed …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

The Best and (Even Better!) the Worst of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards!

Never mind that MTV hasn’t aired a music video since the The Real World actually bore a passing resemblance to the real world, the Video Music Awards remain an event awash in suspense. (What, if anything, will Lady Gaga wear?)

And not to take anything away from Sunday night’s official winners (see below for that list), but we went ahead and handed out our own prizes …READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY

'NSync Reunion at the 2013 VMAs: Hit or Miss?

Given that it’s been a decade since ’NSync last appeared together on TV, anything could’ve happened — or gone wrong — at Sunday night’s reunion of Justin Timberlake and his former (and formerly boyish) boy band.

Yet couldn’t you just hear the “Sexyback” singer — the recipient of this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award — saying, “We will not make fools of ourselves – this I promise you”? READ MORE & VOTE

MTV VMAs 2012: 3 Best and 3 Worst Moments

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards provided a glorious vicory for the House of Slytherin, as five young British wizards going by the collective name “One Direction” took home Best Pop Video and Best New Artist, without ever having to chant “Avada Kedavra” at arch rivals The Wanted. READ MORE