September 08, 2014 12:00 PM

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS!

Inglewood, Calif., Aug. 24

Sequins, bodysuits and a whole lot of booty-shakin’ filled the Forum as music stars celebrate the Moonman

MILEY’S CAUSE

This year the “Wrecking Ball” singer trades in foam fingers for philanthropy. Instead of accepting her Video of the Year trophy, she sent Jesse, whom she met through L.A. homeless center My Friend’s Place, to share his story and raise awareness of homeless youth in L.A. “Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams,” he told the audience. “The courage that he showed to get up there,” Cyrus said, “it kind of broke me.”

DENIM THROWBACK

Thanks to her self-confessed “Tumblr addiction,” Katy Perry enlists rapper Riff Raff to channel Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake‘s iconic 2001 look with their custom Versace Couture ensembles. Spears approved: “You looked amazing tonight,” she Tweeted.

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, 2001

FAMILY MATTERS

Beyoncé shares a sweet and rare PDA moment onstage with husband Jay Z and 2½-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. “My beloved: I love you,” says the singer, who collected the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award.

FIERCE FORM

Nicki Minaj brings her booty-ful “Anaconda” video to life in a wild performance. (Snake not included.)

PERFECT MATCH

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are not shy about showing signs of “loving each other’s company” all night, says an observer.

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS!

BEAUTY AND THE BESTIES

Close friends Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough goof off in the crowd.

NEWLYWED DEBUT

Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo walk their first red carpet since tying the knot on July 19 in his-and-hers leather outfits.

FAMOUS FANS

“I feel like audiences are going to stick with me. I hope so,” singer Sam Smith said. One person who looks likely? Rapper Iggy Azalea, who chats up the crooner between performances.

THE VMA LOOKS EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT

Taylor Swift

in a Mary Katrantzou bodysuit and Lorraine Schwartz yellow diamond studs and rings.

Jennifer Lopez

in a Charbel Zoe gown and Jimmy Choo heels with a Thalé Blanc clutch.

Gwen Stefani

in a top and pants by L.A.M.B Couture and Christian Louboutin pumps with Lorraine Schwartz black diamond bracelets, rings and earrings.

Beyoncé

in a Nicolas Jebran gown with Lorraine Schwartz black jade and white diamond earrings, plus white diamond rings.

Kim Kardashian

in a Balmain mini and braided cotton and leather sandals.

Sexy couple Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello heat up the 8th Annual “Evening Before” party benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund at the Lawn at Century Park on Aug. 24.

EVENING BEFORE PRE-EMMYS BASH

Double-date night! Julianna Margulies and husband Keith Lieberthal squeeze in for a photo with Jon Hamm and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt.

Ricky Gervais and Will Arnett pal around in support of the charitable organization, which raises money for entertainment industry members in times of need.

Extant star Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez join Jeffrey Katzenberg, chairman of the MPTF Foundation, at the A-list affair.

Cloris Leachman delivers an OMG moment with Scandal’s First Lady Bellamy Young.

Unlike in their onscreen relationship, offscreen Scandal’s Kerry Washington and Emmy winner Joe Morton share a sweet moment.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY PRE-EMMYS PARTY

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter shows a little love for costar Nolan Gould.

Josh Charles and Scott Foley catch up at the annual event held at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 23.

Cheryl Hines supports pal Julia Louis-Dreyfus at a Vanity Fair fete.

Yael Stone and Taylor Schilling at the Performance Nominee Reception.

MORE PRE-EMMYS FUN!

What’s better than binge-watching TV shows? Seeing the stars let loose and party hop over the weekend leading up to the main event

Jessica Paré and Michelle Dockery get cheeky at the Audi bash.

Tom Cruise and a stunt double hang tight off the Vienna State Opera house while filming Mission: Impossible 5 on Aug. 22.

STARS ON-SET

Jake Gyllenhaal packs a punch in the Bronx for his movie Southpaw on Aug. 19.

Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman race through Sparkill, N.Y., on Aug. 19 to film The Family Fang, in which they play siblings who return home to look for their missing parents.

Swoon! Zac Efron gets hearts racing on the set of We Are Your Friends in Northridge, Calif., on Aug. 18.

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