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Ariana Grande gets giddy at the thought of snakes on stage.
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Here's a realization that’s going to blow your mind/make you feel old: This year’s VMAs will mark the 10-year anniversary of one seriously may-jah OMG moment, when Britney Spears, in booty-baring bridal wear, got an open-mouth kiss from Madonna during their mash-up performance (with a fake-and-baked Christina Aguilera) of “Like A Virgin”/”Hollywood.” But that wasn't Britney’s only OMG VMA moment! When MTV talked to Ariana Grande about her upcoming VMA pre-show performance (where she'll sing a mash-up of her two hit singles, “Baby I” and “The Way”), Grande named Spears’ “Slave 4 U” snake-charming stunt from 2001 as her favorite moment in VMA history. So would Grande dare to wear a giant reptile for her big debut?

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Rita Ora went from wearing a custom Pucci jumpsuit to a white feathered mermaid style gown to present at the VMAs.
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We've already sung many praises for Rita Ora's custom, super sparkly Pucci jumpsuit since we first clapped eyes on it on the VMA red carpet yesterday. Besides being unbelievably lavish and completely perfect for Rita, the partially sheer jumper was also part of a lace and sheer trend that we're totally planning to incorporate into our own wardrobes this fall. We thought she had reached--no pun intended--sheer sartorial perfection, but then the show started and she came on stage to present the award for Best Male Video and. We. Died. Rita had changed out of her jumpsuit and into a GORG Stephane Rolland couture gown in a pure, angelic white, with black harness-style detailing and feathered shoulders. It's basically the most amazing dress we have ever seen. We're also totally into the fact that Rita wore makeup that could transition between the two totally different looks. Maybe she just couldn't decide which one to wear? We wouldn't have been able to either. Watch Rita's interview with Red Carpet Report host Holland Roden and get the low down, and a closer look, on her red carpet outfit.

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One of the hardest parts of the epic evening that is the VMAs is that inevitable moment when we have to hunker down and decide our 10 favorite looks of the night. As always, the VMA carpet was awash in beautiful, daring, and downright bonkers looks, so to say this is a daunting task is the understatement to end all understatements. While there wasn't quite as much crazy fashion as there has been in the past--no candy raver mosaics, cube hats, or cross dressing, for example--the level of lavish was definitely sky high. With lace, sheer bodysuits, and every twist on leather we could imagine, this year's red carpet was filled with moments that made us pull up the images online, zoom in, and squint as hard as we could to try and take in every detail. The competition was fierce, and in our opinions everyone looked awesome (yes, even that guy in the pink spandex who totally photo-bombed Holland Roden's Red Carpet Report interview with Miley Cyrus), but in the end we had some faves that we just couldn't help but call out.

ONE DIRECTION

One Direction on the 2012 VMAs red carpet.
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We are so envious of the luscious locks the boys of One Direction were sporting on the red carpet, yeowza. The perfect combination of voluminous and soft, while also looking structured, we just want to run our hands through all of their hair like the giant creeps we now feel like for writing that sentence. But really, it's like the band stuck their heads in front of a very strong breeze and then expertly shellacked the results into place. Is that a perfect swirl right at Zayn's forehead? It is! Ah-may-zing. Oh yeah and they also wore clothes, whatever. Their red carpet look was sharp, classically British, and refined, with a mixture of slim suiting and classic basics in warm colors. And it complemented their hair (did we mention their hair?) perfectly.

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Holland Roden catches up with Nicki Minaj on the red carpet.
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Stars: They're just like us, right? Well kind of. They keep their wallets in their pockets and their lipstick in their clutches, and they get excited to dress up for big nights in pretty clothes, just like us, yes. They also get custom bejeweled jumpsuits made for them by designers like Pucci (that's right, Rita Ora, we're looking at you, and you. Look. AMAZING.), so, you know, not so much always. Our main girl, Teen Wolf's Holland Roden got to the bottom of both the lavish and the ordinary, getting the low down on what some of our fave celebs--from Miley Cyrus to The Wanted, Nicki Minaj, and many more--were wearing and what they were carrying in their pockets. We also HAVE to mention the beyond adorable moment when Colton Haynes mock-proposed to Holland. Were we seeing a glimpse into the future? Ugh, we hope so (alternately, marry us, Colton?). Speaking of cute, MTV's newest addition, Snooki's son Lorenzo and his mama meatball stayed home from the festivities (although they did send a shoutout to their many fans) but the many of their fellow Jersey Shore-dwellers were on hand to chat it up on the carpet. Holland also got the first confirmation that lovebirds Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are indeed expecting their first child in the coming months! There had been much speculation that the couple was expecting, but no formal confirmation until tonight. The VMAs are the hottest place to announce you're preggers, lest we forget our first introduction to Blue Ivy, so it's no surprise. We wonder who it will be next year...Ok enough letting your mind run wild with speculation. Watch the Red Carpet Report after the jump and prepare to get totally slobbery over all of the amazing looks.

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It's Halloween week! And here at MTV Style, we're psyched about it! That's why we're focusing on the hottest diva costumes of the year. Yesterday, we showed you how to dress like Nicki Minaj. Today, let's take a look at another one of our faves: Ke$ha. Cheers to glitter, trash bags, and face paint! Here are five ways to dress like Ke$ha:

1. CUT, SLASHED, AND ALL TORN UP

Ke$ha at NBC's 'Today' on Aug. 13.
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This is Ke$ha's signature look: denim cutoff shorts, a vintage T-shirt that she cut up herself, black combat boots, and various forms of studs all over her clothes. So, pull out your summer clothes and go for it! Take a T-shirt (any tee will work) and start slashing it all over (note the scissors above). Then, pull out some denim shorts (or pants, and cut 'em off), and pull on some combat boots. You're set to go! For added Ke$ha flavor, sew on some gold studs to your shorts and top.
+ T-Shirt: Metallica Harvester Black T-shirt ($16.95)
+ Shorts: Tribal Embroidered Denim Shorts ($18.90)
+ Studs: 1/2" Gold Pyramid Studs ($6.00 for 100)
+ Boots: Steve Madden Abee Lace-Up Boot ($249.95)

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2. GLITTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Ke$ha performs at Casio's Shock the World 2010 on Aug. 2.
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There's nothing that Ke$ha loves more than glitter. She lathers the shiny stuff all over her body for all of her performances, and many of her red carpet appearances. She wears glitter so much that if you do nothing else but put glitter on your face for Halloween, we're fully convinced that you can call yourself Ke$ha without question. If you want to take her look one step further, get yourself a spirit hood (or a hat that looks like the head of an animal) and make your Ke$ha costume undoubtedly official.
+ Glitter: Hot Topic Sequin Body Glitter in Silver and Gold ($3.99 each)
+ Animal Hoods: Leopard SpiritHood ($129.00) / Cheap Alternative: Leopard Animal Hat ($31.99)

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3. SIMPLE AND EFFORTLESS MASKS

Ke$ha at Tracie Martyn Salon on Aug. 17 in New York City.
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Ke$ha surprised many by wearing a tiger mask when she visited a salon in New York City over the summer. If you wanted an easy superstar costume of your own that's under $10, this is it.
+ Mask: Deluxe Tiger Mask ($8.99)

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4. TRASH BAG CHIC.

Ke$ha arrives at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.
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The trash bag-inspired outfit Ke$ha wore to the 2010 Video Music Awards this year could be totally do-it-yourself. Grab some black trash bags (the hefty ones, so they're not see-through!) and cut leg, arm, and head holes into one. Drape it around your body and cinch it tight with tape or a belt. Then, all you need are the accessories: a feather boa, cross earrings, and a turquoise ring.
+ Bags: Ultra Tuf Black Trash Bags ($4.99)
+ Boa: Deluxe Large Black Feather Boa ($2.41)
+ Earrings: Lucky Brand Hammered Hoop Cross Earrings ($35.00)
+ Ring: Bita Pourtavoosi Big Turquoise Chunk Ring ($50.00)

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5. DON'T FORGET THE FACE PAINT!

Ke$ha at the MTV Studios.
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Ke$ha's must-haves are glitter and .... FACE PAINT!!! So, don't forget it, even if you are wearing glitter. Grab some costume makeup so you can pull primary colors (rather than drugstore makeup) and paint animal-inspired looks on your face — slashes, stripes around the eyes, stars. Go all out.
+ Makeup: Mattese Elite Stage Makeup Wheel ($14.99)

Would you dress up as Ke$ha for Halloween?

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Katy Perry at the 2010 Video Music Awards. Photo: Wire Image

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are ALL about the PDA, so it only made sense for Katy Perry to show up at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards with her fiance's image painted on her nails, right? Yes, you read that right. Katy Perry wore a Russell Brand manicure!! The lovebirds first hooked up about a year ago at the VMAs, so could Katy Perry's manicure be a nod to their anniversary? We're not sure, but that'd be a pretty CUTE gesture.

+ Do you like Katy Perry's manicure? Would you wear your man's face on your nails?

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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