MTV has named Miley Cyrus its Artist of the Year -- no big surprise, considering Cyrus' nasty twerk session with Robin Thicke earned mega-publicity for the network's 2013 Video Music Awards. They also created a documentary about her -- Miley: The Movement -- and gave her control of the network on her 21st birthday. In an announcement yesterday, MTV said that Cyrus and Thicke's VMAs performance was the most-watched video on their websites this year and that the MTV site devoted to Cyrus got more page views than any other artist's.
Kanye West has sparked outrage by comparing the dangers of his job to those faced by members of law enforcement and soldiers on the front lines. “Like, I’m just giving of my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally!” West told SaturdayNightOnline.com over the weekend. Apparently, the big risk on his Yeezus tour is the manufactured mountain he performs atop during the show. "If I slipped… You never know," he said. "And I think about it, I think about my family and I’m like, 'Wow... This is like, being a police officer or something, in war or something.'" Right, being a famous rapper is just like that. Delusional, much?
PRIME TIME TV Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC (Coulson brings in Mike Peterson for some super-soldier support in the war against Centipede; a twist puts the team at risk)
NCIS on CBS (The team finds a link between the boyfriend of Gibbs' ex-wife and a murder victim; Ellie Bishop tries to adjust to being on the team)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (The team searches for a suspected war criminal hiding in Los Angeles under a false identity)
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS (Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel and Lindsay Ellingson are among lingerie models at the annual event in New York; performances by Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle)
The Biggest Loser on NBC (The contestants meet Alison in a diner and take a quiz about obesity in the workplace; the losing team works at the diner for the week where they must maintain their healthy diet and exercise regimen; a weigh-in yields surprising results)
The Voice on NBC (Artists face elimination; Christina Aguilera performs; Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, The Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel perform)
American Country Awards on Fox (The public votes for country music favorites in a number of categories; Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick host; scheduled performers include Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley)
Sons of Anarchy on FX (Jax's choices put his club and family in jeopardy)
Dance Moms Holiday Special: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas on Lifetime (Abby is full of holiday surprises; the girls dance to Christmas songs; Abby and the mothers trade insults)
Snooki & JWOWW on MTV (Snooki and Jenni participate in a charity dog wash; Roger and Jionni plan a romantic dinner; Snooki takes a DNA test)
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