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Beyonce & Jay Z Shutdown Divorce Rumors At 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Rumors have been swirling for months that power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z have hit the rocks during their On the Run Tour and are headed for a split. But Jay and Bey put those suspicions to bed (in a not-particularly-subtle way) at the MTV Video Music Awards, when the rapper and the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy, presented mom Beyoncé with her lifetime achievement awards.

Jay Z and Blue Ivy watched Beyoncé perform songs from her latest album before taking the stage to honor her.  Then Beyoncé cried as she took her award from her husband and her young daughter. The two locked lips, dispelling any notion that there’s trouble in paradisea show of marital bliss for all the world to see.

“I have nothing to say, but I’m filled with so much gratitude,” Beyoncé said. “I thank God for this moment. I love y’all so much. Blue Blue, I love you. My beloved, I love you. My fans, I love you. MTV, I love you. Goodnight.”

Operation shutdown complete. Well played, Jay and Bey. Well played.

Rita Ora’s Malfunction at MTV VMAs Afterparty

The No U Aint Crew was on hand last night at The Palladium for the MTV Video Music Awards Afterparty, in conjunction with Lifebeat. And the headliner was Jay-Z’s latest starlett, Roc Nation artist, Rita Ora.

Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D was the first major attraction, as he ran through a pretty lackluster set, music-wise. We, the good folks at nouaintradio.com consider ourselves music enthusiasts, so to put in simple terms….he was all over the place with his music selections and transitions. But he made it work and definitely kept the crowd engaged with his interaction on the M-I-C. Lucky for him or else he would have gotten a big “No U Aint” from us.

Later in the evening Rita Ora took to the stage. But halfway through her first song, she pulled a “Rita Houdini” and suddenly vanished, leaving the confused crowd scratching their heads on her whereabouts. She eventually reappeared and apologized for the Patrick Swayze (Ghost), exclaiming “Sorry my boobs were about to pop out.”

With more people paying attention to their phones than her set, Rita saying “boobs” in a British accent was probably the best part of her performance. Nevertheless, she came back a little less revealed, but more energetic and enthusiastic as she went on to finish the show.

The night concluded with special guest DJ A-Trak, who finally got the crowd rocking at a high level of intensity with a blend of Electronica, Hip-Hop and Trap House. Besides the fabulous food spread, he was the best part of the night. Check out the video to see Rita Ora (post-malfunction) performing her first single, How We Do (Party).

Frank Ocean Announced As Performer At MTV VMA’S

New Orleans singer-songwriter Frank Ocean could quite possibly be having the best year ever.

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Check out what The Urban Daily is reporting:

After crafting songs for Beyonce as well as his own debut, Frank Ocean was just announced as a performer at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

Although it’s not clear which song Ocean will perform, it will most certainly be a track from his lauded album channel ORANGE. The Odd Future member was nominated three times this year for his solo work. Frank received nods in the categories of Best New Artist, Best Male Video, and Best Direction. If Frank Ocean wins the coveted Best New Artist moon man, he will keep the trophy in his Odd Future camp. Tyler, The Creator won it last year.

Along with Ocean, the performers include Taylor Swift, One Direction, Pink, and Alicia Keys, who is slated to perform the title track from her upcoming album Girl On Fire. be sure to watch the MTV Video Music Awards with us and the rest of Twitter on Thursday September 6th at 8pm.

20 Million Viewers Lose Channels In DIRECT TV Viacom Squabble

A financial spat between DIRECTTV and Viacom meant that the satellite provider’s customers woke up Wednesday morning without Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, CMT, Spike TV, TV Land and several other Viacom owned networks after they went dark at midnight Tuesday.

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Check out what The News Gerald reported yesterday:

A financial spat between DIRECTTV and Viacom meant that the satellite provider’s customers woke up this morning without the company of Jon Stewart, Snooki, Dora the Explorer and Spongebob.

Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, CMT, Spike TV, TV Land and several other Viacom owned networks went dark at midnight Tuesday on DIRECTTV.

“DIRECTTV is throwing around some big numbers that are misleading. Here’s the truth: Viacom is asking DirecTV for an increase of a couple of pennies per day per subscriber. That’s far less than DirecTV pays other programmers with fewer viewers than Viacom,” Viacom officials wrote on the company’s blog. “Viacom has always been open to negotiating and hopes to get a deal done.”

DIRECTV says they too are willing to make a deal.

“We have been very willing to get a deal done, but Viacom is pushing DIRECTV customers to pay more than a 30 percent increase, which equates to an extra $1 billion, despite the fact that the ratings for many of their main networks have plummeted and much of Viacom’s programming can be seen for free online,” DIRECTV officials wrote in a news release. “Viacom sent us a letter last night that outlined our obligations to remove the channels by midnight or face legal action just as they were falsely telling viewers DIRECTV was responsible. Let’s be clear, Viacom took these channels away from DIRECTV viewers.”

Local DIRECTTV customers spoke out about the issue on The News Herald’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

“It needs to come back on before I cancel my service!,” wrote Kristen Campbell.

Tawna Gean Helums wrote that she was angry over the move.

“Why two companies can’t get there crap together is ridiculous,” she wrote. “They would rather lose customers than try and make an agreement.”

DIRECTTV is also suggesting that Viacom stop bundling channels and allow customers to pick which networks they want and which ones they don’t.

“We have absolutely no problem compensating Viacom fairly, but they have now knowingly put our customers in the unreasonable position of either accepting their extravagant financial demands or losing some of their favorite TV shows,” the news release states. “We feel our customers should not have to pay more for these networks than the customers of any other TV provider. We reiterated this to Viacom today and have not heard back from them.”

Customers can also see full-length Viacom episodes for free by going to http://www.directvpromise.com and clicking on the ‘Other Ways to Watch’ tab.”

Several customers said they would switch to Dish Network because of the issue. Dish Network recently shut off AMC, home of the Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad over a contractual dispute.

Look Direct TV and Viacom…you better find a way to fix this before we find our way to the bootleg man! We knew we had to keep his number on deck for when y’all started to act up! That next bill better have a fat discount too!

Drake Gets Punk’d By Ashton Kutcher

Way to get Punk’D sucka!