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2009 MTV VMA

2009_MTV_Music_Video_AwardsThe 2009 MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 13, 2009 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Comedian Russell Brand hosted the event for the second time in a row. Madonna opened the show with a speech about Michael Jackson. Janet Jackson made an appearance at the VMAs to pay musical tribute to her late brother and honor his career.

On August 4, the nominees were announced. Beyoncé and Lady Gaga led the pack with 9 nominations each, closely followed by Britney Spears with 7.

VMA artists also performed at a MTV/Time Warner Cable/VMA weekend pre-party and competition at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on September 11. Having narrowed over 190 New York City bands down to the top 3, the bands competed in front of top MTV VMA talent for the inaugural Best Breakout New York City Artist Award.[3] The competition took place in between performances from VMA artists, including Fefe Dobson and Cobra Starship. The battle of the bands were between the all-female pop/folk/rock harmony trio The Shells, the rock quartet MeTalkPretty, and the rock quartet Red Directors. The winning band was revealed the night of the VMAs, and showcased nationally on MTV2.

Winners and Nominees

Video of the Year

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
* Eminem — “We Made You”
* Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
* Britney Spears — “Womanizer”
* Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

Best Male Video

* Eminem — “We Made You”
* Jay-Z — “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
* Ne-Yo — “Miss Independent”
* T.I. (featuring Rihanna) — “Live Your Life”
* Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

Best Female Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
* Kelly Clarkson — “My Life Would Suck Without You”
* Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
* Katy Perry — “Hot N Cold”
* Pink — “So What”
* Taylor Swift — “You Belong with Me”

Best New Artist

* 3OH!3 — “Don’t Trust Me”
* Drake — “Best I Ever Had”
* Kid Cudi — “Day ‘n’ Nite”
* Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
* Asher Roth — “I Love College”

Best Pop Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
* Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester) — “Good Girls Go Bad”
* Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
* Britney Spears — “Womanizer”
* Wisin & Yandel — “Abusadora”

Best Rock Video

* Coldplay — “Viva la Vida”
* Fall Out Boy — “I Don’t Care”
* Green Day — “21 Guns”
* Kings of Leon — “Use Somebody”
* Paramore — “Decode”

Best Hip-Hop Video

* Eminem — “We Made You”
* Flo Rida — “Right Round”
* Jay-Z — “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
* Asher Roth — “I Love College”
* Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

Breakthrough Video

* Anjulie — “Boom”
* Bat for Lashes — “Daniel”
* Chairlift — “Evident Utensil”
* Cold War Kids — “I’ve Seen Enough”
* Death Cab for Cutie — “Grapevine Fires”
* Gnarls Barkley — “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
* Major Lazer — “Hold the Line”
* Matt and Kim — “Lessons Learned”
* Passion Pit — “The Reeling”
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs — “Heads Will Roll”

Best Direction in a Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Director: Jake Nava)
* Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester) — “Good Girls Go Bad” (Director: Kai Regan)
* Green Day — “21 Guns” (Director: Marc Webb)
* Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)
* Britney Spears — “Circus” (Director: Francis Lawrence)

Best Choreography in a Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Choreographers: Frank Gatson and JaQuel Knight)
* Ciara (featuring Justin Timberlake) — “Love Sex Magic” (Choreographers: Jamaica Craft and “Marty”)
* Kristinia DeBarge — “Goodbye” (Choreographer: Jamaica Craft)
* A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) — “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” (Choreographers: Robin Antin and Mikey Minden)
* Britney Spears — “Circus” (Choreographer: Andre Fuentes)

Best Special Effects in a Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Special Effects: VFX Effects and Louis Mackall V)
* Eminem — “We Made You” (Special Effects: Ingenuity Engine)
* Gnarls Barkley — “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (Special Effects: Gradient Effects and Image Metrics)
* Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Special Effects: Chimney Pot)
* Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

Best Art Direction in a Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Art Director: Niamh Byrne)
* Coldplay — “Viva la Vida” (Art Director: Gregory de Maria)
* Gnarls Barkley — “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (Art Director: Zach Matthews)
* Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Art Director: Jason Hamilton)
* Britney Spears — “Circus” (Art Directors: Laura Fox and Charles Varga)

Best Editing in a Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
* Coldplay — “Viva la Vida” (Editor: Hype Williams)
* Miley Cyrus — “7 Things” (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
* Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Editors: Danny Tull and Jonas Åkerlund)
* Britney Spears — “Circus” (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)

Best Cinematography in a Video

* Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Director of Photography: Jim Fealy)
* Coldplay — “Viva la Vida” (Director of Photography: John Perez)
* Green Day — “21 Guns” (Director of Photography: Jonathan Sela)
* Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Director of Photography: Eric Broms)
* Britney Spears — “Circus” (Director of Photography: Thomas Kloss)

Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)

* Beastie Boys — “Sabotage”
* Björk — “Human Behaviour”
* Dr. Dre — “Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang”
* Foo Fighters — “Everlong”
* George Michael — “Freedom! ’90”
* OK Go — “Here It Goes Again”
* Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — “Into the Great Wide Open”
* Radiohead — “Karma Police”
* David Lee Roth — “California Girls”
* U2 — “Where the Streets Have No Name”

Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band Video

The following have received nominations for “Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band Video”:

* Blaq Star — “Shining Star”
* Nerds in Disguise — “My Own Worst Enemy”
* One (Wo)Man Band — “Bad Reputation”
* The Sleezy Treezy — “Here It Goes Again”
* Synopsis — “The Kill”

Best Breakout New York City Artist Award

The following have received nominations for “Best Breakout New York City Artist Award”:

* MeTalkPretty
* Red Directors
* The Shells



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Star Magic

Star Magic, Inc., formerly ABS-CBN Talent Center, is ABS CBN’s homebased training and management program. It was designed to assist young talent in the Philippines. It opened in 1992. Star Magic is currently home to many Filipino celebrities headed by television and film director Johnny Manahan.starmagicball2007

Star Magic performers undergo training in acting, personality development and physical enhancement prior to being cast in the television shows of ABS-CBN and the films of Star Cinema, as well as other film projects in the Philippines, commercial projects and corporate events.

[Photo courtesy of PEP.]


September_2009September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days.

In Latin, septem means “seven” and septimus means “seventh”; September was in fact the seventh month of the Roman calendar until 153 BC, when there was a calendar reform from the month of the Ides of March to the Kalends, or January 1. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is 1 September.

September marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church. September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the amount of days in the week).

September’s birthstone is the sapphire. The meaning is clear thinking.
The birthflowers for September are the forget-me-not and aster.

Miss Universe 2009

Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest run by the Miss Universe Organization. The contest was founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. The pageant became part of Kayser-Roth and then Gulf and Western Industries, before being acquired by Donald Trump in 1996. Along with its rival contests — Miss World and Miss Earth — this pageant is one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world. The current Miss Universe (2008) is Dayana Mendoza, from Venezuela. Miss_Universe_2009_logo

The 2009 Miss Universe Pageat is going to be held at Nassau, Bahamas. This year, the audience will choose the crown of the winning Miss Universe. There are 3 kinds of crowns, namely Unity, Peace, and Hope, that will be subjected to votes of the viewing public. The crown with the highest votes, will be the official crown of the Miss Universe 2009.

To see the different Crown, just log into:

Survivor Philippines: Palau

SP2PALAUAfter the huge success of the season 1 of Survivor Philippines: Thailand, here comes the much awaited Season 2 wherein the place of the challenges is in Peleliu, Palau, naming the 2nd season to Survivor Philippines: Palau. After the 9 auditions held from the different part of the Philippines, only 16 castaway were chosen that will fight for 39 days to be name 2nd Pinoy Sole Survivor.

Here is the clip of the 16 castaway of Survivor Philippines: Palau

Cory Aquino (1933-2009)

Author’s Note: This week’s edition of NMagz is a tribute to our, Icon of Democracy, our late former President, Corazon “Cory” Aquino

370px-Yellow_ribbon.svgAko’y nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat at lalong-lalo na sa Panginoong Diyos, na ginawa niya akong isang Pilipino. Talagang karangalan ko iyon, na maging katulad niyo at maraming salamat sa lahat ng tulong na ibinigay niyo sa akin

Translation: (I am very thankful to you and especially to God Almighty that He made me a Filipino. It is really an honor, to be in the same race as you, and thank you for all aid and help you gave to me.)

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