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TV Junkie: At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

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The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards from Thomas Attila Lewis on Vimeo.

We were in New York City last night to cover the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Check out our brief notes earlier today on the success of the broadcast. Streets around Radio City Music Hall were shut down for the celebs to be dropped off and for several thousand fans to chant and shout from.

Crammed in a veritable no-man's land between Seventeen Magazine and BET Online, it was all we could do to grab a few words with Anjulie, Buzz Aldrin, Sean Paul, All Time Low, and the Pussycat Dolls' Melody Thornton. We got some footage of Pink, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Puff Daddy, Tracy Morgan, Jack Black, and others.

Actual musicians and singers seemed to be outnumbered by the plethora of MTV reality show "stars" from shows like "Road Rules", "Nitro Circus", "Real World", "Making the Band", etc. We also thought we saw a lot of Kardashians.

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You can check out MTV's VMA wbsite for more details about the show and the winners. Thanks for the hydration MTV (it was very hot and humid), hope to see you next year.


Sean Paul at the MTV Video Music Awards (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)