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MTV 2015 VMA GIFT BAGhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-2015-VMA-GIFT-BAG.aspxMTV 2015 VMA GIFT BAGGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/28/2015 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>MTV UNVEILS THE CONTENTS OF THE "2015 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>CELEBRITY GIFT BAGS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Miley Cyrus Hosts the "2015 MTV Video Music Awards" LIVE on Sunday, August 30 from </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT</strong> </p><p><strong>Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2015) –</strong> <a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> today revealed the exclusive contents included in the custom-designed <strong>"</strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/">2015 MTV Video Music Awards</a><strong>"</strong> gift bag for attending celebrity nominees, presenters and performers. Stars participating in this year's show will be awarded some of Hollywood's most sought after items including Delsey Paris luggage, a luxurious five night stay at the Mulia Resort in Bali and G-Star Raw sunglasses by Marchon Eyewear. This year, MTV is contributing a portion of proceeds from the Video Music Awards gift bags to Lifebeat, one of the nation's premier HIV/AIDS Youth Prevention organizations. </p><p>The 2015 MTV VMAs will feature Miley Cyrus as host. In addition, Kanye West will join the exclusive club of legendary artists bestowed with the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award." Announced performers include Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots. </p><p>Additional highlights of the "2015 MTV Video Music Awards" official gift bag produced by Backstage Creations include: Otis Spunkmeyer treats, a UE ROLL pint-sized mobile speaker by Ultimate Ears, Thera Cane Max Trigger Point Massager and a DenTek Oral Care package.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The full list of the "2015 MTV Video Music Awards" gift bag is below:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Adia Kibur</strong> – Unique, trend inspiring jewelry to 'Make Your Statement'. Designed in Los Angeles by Nadia Lee, a renowned trend forecaster for premier department stores in the United States. </li></ul><p style="text-align:left;">·         <strong>Klotz AIS, Aspri Reverb, & the Xkey from Virgin Musical Instruments brought to you by Artist Relations – </strong>The Aspri provides true analog reverb to any nylon or steel string acoustic guitar. Personalized Klotz cables are the best instrument & microphone cables ever. The Xkey is the most portable easy-to-use MIDI controller with full-size keys & professional features. </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Bibigo Gochujang – </strong>A whole new dimension of Hot & Sweet to add a little kick to any meal - Bibigo Gochujang Sauce is a Korean Hot Sauce that delivers exceptional heat that is sure to add a spicy kick to any of your favorite dishes. Unlike any other traditional Gochujang sauces, Bibigo Gochujang sauce is ready-to-cook sauce with a flavorful modern twist. </li><li><strong>Cassandra's Gourmet Classics. Corp. – Island Treasures Gourmet Rum Cake </strong>-<strong> </strong>A smooth and incredibly moist rum cake in 7 delicious flavors including Cinnamon Pecan Streusel, Raspberry, Chocolate/Chocolate Chip and Vanilla.  Made in the USA. </li><li><strong>CIZE™ - </strong>Beachbody, a leading provider of at-home and gym-based fitness programs, has introduced CIZE (THE END OF EXCERCIZE™) developed in conjunction with celebrity trainer Shaun T, creator of some of the country's most popular fitness programs including Hip Hop Abs, Rockin' Body, INSANITY, FOCUS T25 and, most recently, INSANITY MAX:30. CIZE makes exercise fun by incorporating dance moves that not only provide cardio training, core strengthening and toning, but also by getting participants moving to today's hottest music. </li><li><strong>Dearfoams –</strong> From moccasins to pile boot slippers, Dearfoams' fall 2015 collection includes comfortable, trend-right styles for men and women. </li><li><strong>DefineMe Fragrance</strong> – California, it-girl fragrances with personalities meant to empower! They're wearable reminders of your strengths and fearlessness!  </li><li><strong>DELSEY Paris – </strong>Both ultra-light and resistant, the DELSEY EMBLÈME collection offers superior protection for all your belongings without weighing you down. Available in various bright and fun colors, this bag will for sure add a splash of color to your look, ensuring you travel in style. </li><li><strong>DenTek Oral Care - </strong>Get ready for this year's MTV Video Music Awards and take care of your teeth with DenTek's Sensitive Extra Gentle Floss Picks, Sensitive Extra Gentle Interdental Cleaners, and Orabrush Tongue Cleaner to ensure you have fresh breath and a bright and clean smile that is ready for the red carpet!<strong> </strong></li><li><strong>Empower -</strong> The Empower Cosmopolitan Martini is a new delicious ready to drink cocktail that contains sweet potato vodka, triple sec, white cranberry and lime.  Inspired by a woman for women. </li><li><strong>Girl Code Live - </strong>Never so bluntly discussed until the hit MTV show, this hilarious, ultra-candid book is a deep dive into the issues every single girl faces in this complicated world.</li><li><strong>HalloweenCostumes.com - 2015 Marty McFly Hat– </strong>Marty McFly may have blended in at Café 80s, but his color-shifting cap was a wardrobe standout in Back to the Future Part II. You, II, can top off your 2015 style with our officially licensed Back to the Future Marty McFly hat. </li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Iniala Beach House – </strong>Iniala Beach House has brought a new level of luxury hospitality to the Phuket region with three beautifully appointed villas (each with three suites) and one spectacular penthouse suite. The residence is a masterpiece of design fusing traditional Thai architecture with organic, contemporary forms featuring the work of world-renowned designers, and each villa comes with its own spa and personal therapist, while three star Michelin Chef Eneko Atxa from Spain oversees the on-property restaurant Aziamendi. </li></ul><p style="text-align:left;">·         <strong>Invitation Consultants- </strong>Invitation Consultants personalized note cards are the perfect way to express your style! </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Levears Earring Lifts –</strong> Levears are a revolutionary patented new earring back that lifts earrings and prevents them from sagging, pulling down, flopping forward and stretching the ear piercing.  They work on all post earrings to keep earrings upright, comfortable and secure. </li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Lodis Sophia Dot Quinn Frame Clutch - </strong>The Quinn is the classic Lodis framed wallet, slim and sleek and crafted from beautiful shimmering Italian Leather.  Slip it into your bag as a super- organized wallet during the day or carry it as a clutch after dark; the chic styling will always get you noticed. </li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Logitech 2015 Play Collection –</strong> Logitech Play Collection wireless mice are a fun, whimsical, and functional limited edition of popular mobile mice. </li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Marchon Eyewear - </strong>G-Star Raw Sunglasses by Marchon Eyewear. </li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Never Have I Ever® – The Game of Poor Life Decisions™ - </strong>Never Have I Ever® - The Game of Poor Life Decisions™ takes the popular party game to the next level by introducing a competitive element and providing hundreds of hilarious prompts designed to relive life's funny, embarrassing, and awkward moments.</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>NutriFit, LLC</strong> - NutriFit invites you to experience the convenience of deliciously healthy, fresh meal delivery.  Serving all of Southern California & shipping nationally since 1987. </li></ul><p style="text-align:left;">·         <strong>Otis Spunkmeyer - </strong>Otis Spunkmeyer, a beloved brand since the 1970's is re-launching in a big way with a new line of loaf cakes, snack cakes, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, Danish, cinnamon rolls, brownies and donuts, being offered for the first time in retail. The new line will be distributed in grocery, club and convenience stores across the country beginning in early 2016! </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Phantom Glass</strong><strong>™ - </strong>Phantom Glass is the last screen protector you will ever need. It is a tempered glass screen protector that is easy to apply, boasts 100% clarity and will resist most impacts and scratches, and ensure that your device is protected. </li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Swiss Legend from WorldofWatches.com – </strong>For over a quarter of a century the watchmakers of Swiss Legend have created their own legends with loyal customers by crafting quality timepieces expressive of timeless traditions, cutting edge design, and versatility. Gifted to the Celebrities are the Swiss Legend Men's Commander, Swiss Legend Men's Challenger, Swiss Legend Women's Neptune and Swiss Legend Ladies Bella Mother of Pearl.</li><li><strong>The BuzzBug - </strong>The BuzzBug is your go-to website that gathers celebrity social media posts in one spot. It's the easiest way to keep up to date with all your favorite celebs' Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and more.</li><li><strong style="text-align:justify;">The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas- Nusa Dua, Bali – </strong><span style="text-align:justify;">A five-night stay at the Mulia Resort, a stunning beachfront resort and villa along Nusa Dua's Bay in Bali.</span><br></li></ul><p style="text-align:left;">·         <strong>Thera Cane MAX Trigger Point Massager – </strong>Treat yourself to deep relief from painful, knotted, spasmed muscles. This amazingly simple yet effective self-massager makes it easy to apply pain-relieving deep compression directly to hard, knotted "trigger points" anywhere they occur - breaking up tension even in the hardest-to-reach muscles between your shoulder blades! </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong style="text-align:justify;">UE ROLL by Ultimate Ears – </strong><span style="text-align:justify;">UE ROLL is a powerful, pint-sized mobile speaker that pla</span><span style="text-align:justify;">ys 360° sound. It's waterproof with a 9-hour battery life, a 65-foot wireless range and bungee cord – it's ready for whatever, wherever, whenever.</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong style="text-align:justify;">Yubico – </strong><span style="text-align:justify;">With Yubico's YubiKey, you can defend your online privacy from hackers with just the touch of a button. YubiKey's protect all your passwords, personal information on Google, Gmail and Google Photos, videos in your YouTube account, pictures and images on Dropbox, and much more.</span><br></li><li><strong>611 – </strong>611 is a men's clothing and accessories brand inspired by Philadelphia's iconic record store and label, 611 Records.  Founder and designer, DJ Nigel Richards is heavily influenced by international style through his worldly travels as a techno DJ which inspired this collection of fashion forward tees and hats. </li></ul><p>The "2015 MTV Video Music Awards" official gift bag is produced by Suz-Anna Vardakas for MTV and Backstage Creations.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." Van Toffler, Stephen Friedman, Amy Doyle and Garrett English are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About Den of Thieves:</strong></span><strong>                    </strong><br>Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager to create, develop and produce original television, Den of Thieves has emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, their credits cover a vast array of formats and include VH1's "The T.O. Show," Comedy Central's "Russell Brand in New York City", Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," as well as the CMT Country Awards.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About Lifebeat:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV/AIDS, is the leading national nonprofit focused on educating America's youth (13-29) about HIV/AIDS and STD prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the Music Industry 's resources to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and STDs at live music events, and via broadcast, digital, social, and print platforms. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families</p><p style="text-align:center;">#  #  #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTV Press Contacts:</strong></span></p><p>Mariana Agathoklis                                         Tamika Young </p><p>P: 212-846-5755                                              P: 212-846-7625</p><p><a href="mailto:Mariana.Agathoklis@mtvstaff.com">Mariana.Agathoklis@mtvstaff.com</a>             <a href="mailto:Tamika.young@mtvstaff.com">Tamika.young@mtvstaff.com</a> </p>
MTV’s “LOOK DIFFERENT” RECOGNIZES WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY WITH LAUNCH OF ALL-NEW GENDER BIAS INITIATIVEhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV’s-“LOOK-DIFFERENT”-RECOGNIZES-WOMEN’S-EQUALITY-DAY-WITH-LAUNCH-OF-ALL-NEW-GENDER-BIAS-INITIATIVE.aspxMTV’s “LOOK DIFFERENT” RECOGNIZES WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY WITH LAUNCH OF ALL-NEW GENDER BIAS INITIATIVEGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/26/2015 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">MTV's "LOOK DIFFERENT" RECOGNIZES WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">WITH LAUNCH OF ALL-NEW GENDER BIAS INITIATIVE</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>New "Look Different" Study Finds That Only 24 Percent of Millennials Know </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Where to Turn When Dealing with Gender Bias</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY, August 26, 2015 – </strong>In celebration of Women's Equality Day, commemorating the certification of the 19th Amendment which granted U.S. women the right to vote, MTV unveiled a major expansion of "Look Different," its multi-year, Emmy Award-winning anti-bias campaign, with new research and the first in a series of new initiatives focused on gender bias.  MTV launched "Look Different" in April 2014 to illuminate race, gender, and anti-LGBT bias.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">A new national gender bias study of 1,000 respondents ages 14 to 24 found that 74 percent of young people feel that a more open, constructive discussion about gender equality will help people become less biased.  However, only 24 percent of Millennials know where to turn when dealing with gender bias.  Furthermore, more than half (54 percent) of respondents "wish they knew how to tackle gender bias in today's society." "Look Different" will release additional research in mid-September.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The majority of Millennials are aware of gender bias throughout society," said Ronnie Cho, head of MTV Public Affairs. "But many do not recognize how pervasive and insidious it truly is and need support in identifying ways to tackle it. In its first year, 'Look Different' has leveraged every MTV platform from the VMAs to our 'White People' documentary to confront racial bias, and we're now widening our aperture and applying our creative firepower to fight gender bias, as well."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In response to these trends, MTV is inviting the audience to look differently at gender biases ranging from the unintended consequences of common "micro-aggressions," street harassment and slut-shaming, to rape culture, workplace inequality, masculinity, feminism, gender norms and more. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Beginning today, the campaign will launch a series of gender-focused, thought-provoking PSAs (to view the PSAs click <a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/videos/117-it-adds-up-gender-1">here</a> and <a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/videos/118-it-adds-up-gender-2">here</a>) as well as an expansion of its digital tools at LookDifferent.org: </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><ul><li><strong>Implicit Bias Quiz:</strong>  In collaboration with Project Implicit, a non-profit hosted at Harvard, MTV unveiled a second custom Implicit Association Test, a simple but powerful quiz designed to unearth unconscious biases.  The gender-bias quiz will feature some of the biggest names in pop culture, like Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling and more, and will help reveal the automatic gender biases many of us have relating to fields like science and humanities. To take the quiz, click <a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/what-can-i-do/implicit-association-test">here</a>.     </li><li><strong>Gender Bias Cleanse: </strong>The second installment of its seven day de-biasing regimen delivers scientifically-grounded, daily exercises to help people unlearn biases that have built up over years. Developed in partnership with the <a href="http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/">Kirwan Institute</a>, the gender bias cleanse will include activities like setting a counter-stereotypical image as the background on your phone, identifying the gender norms you were raised with and consuming media that helps build empathy and understanding for situations uniquely faced by women. To participate in the cleanse, click <a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/what-can-i-do/bias-cleanse">here</a>. </li></ul><p> </p><p>In addition, MTV will air a special episode of its hit-series, "Girl Code," with "<a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/girls-rights">The Girl Code to Girls' Rights</a>" today at 11 a.m. ET/PT. The episode will tackle controversial topics like slut-shaming, sexual pressure, equal pay, feminism and more. To watch the episode, click <a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/videos/116-the-girl-code-to-girls-rights">here</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past year and a half, MTV's "Look Different" has connected deeply with young people to help drive a meaningful conversation and inspire audiences to take a stand. From undoing their own hidden biases to learning how to challenge bias when they see it, to date nearly 1.5 million actions have been taken by young people. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Since the campaign launched, "Look Different" has developed a wide range of original content, including the provocative and praised "White People," a groundbreaking documentary that examined race in modern day America from the viewpoint of white Millennials, and the Emmy Award-winning "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," which took viewers inside the lives of seven transgender youth, exploring the intersection of transgender identities and race. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Additionally the campaign launched "White Squad," a satirical infomercial highlighting systemic racial inequality, and #TheTalk, where for the first time in the network's history, MTV aired all programming in black and white for 12 hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015 in an effort to encourage audiences to have "color brave" conversations on race.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV has convened a world-class coalition of expert partners to help steer the "Look Different" campaign, including the Anti-Defamation League, Asian American Justice Center, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Council on Contemporary Families, Define American, GLAAD, GLSEN, Girls Who Code, Hollaback!, Kirwan Institute, LOVE, Love is Respect, Man Up, NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, National Partnership for Women and Families, Project Implicit, RAINN, The Ally Coalition, Southern Poverty Law Center and The Trevor Project.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a> is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">www.mtvpress.com</a>.​</p>
2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” Video Vanguard Award Kanye Westhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/2015-“MTV-Video-Music-Awards”-Video-Vanguard-Award-Kanye-West.aspx2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” Video Vanguard Award Kanye WestGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/25/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;">​​<strong>Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong></strong> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Kanye West Vanguard.png" src="/sites/mtvpress/PublishingImages/Pages/2015-“MTV-Video-Music-Awards”-Video-Vanguard-Award-Kanye-West/Kanye%20West%20Vanguard.png" style="margin:5px;width:548px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Click </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1736898&vid=1233874"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HERE</strong></span></a><strong> to View New #VMA #HereComesKanye Promo (embed code below).</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Click </strong><a href="http://we.tl/3hRCiPz0GH"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HERE</strong></span></a><strong> to download image above.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong></strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA – August 25, 2015 –</strong> MTV is set to award Kanye West with the VMA's highest honor, the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award," for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture. The award will be presented during the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" that will air live on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout his career, West has blended musical and visual artistry to powerful effect. From his trilogy of videos for "Jesus Walks," to the mind-bending animation of "Heartless," to the arresting imagery of "Bound 2," he's pushed boundaries and delivered something new with every successive video.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">West is also known for some of the most visually stunning VMA performances to date including, 2013's "Blood on the Leaves," "Otis" with JAY Z in 2011, the innovative, theatrical staging and visuals of "Runaway" in 2010, his performance debut with auto-tune on "Love Lockdown" in 2008, the hugely-influential, Daft Punk-sampling "Stronger" and "Good Life" with T-Pain in 2007; the mega-hit "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx in 2005, and his VMA debut performance with a medley of "Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through The Wire" featuring Chaka Khan in 2004. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With this honor, West joins the prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and BEYONCÉ. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2015 MTV VMAs will feature Miley Cyrus as host. In addition, The Weeknd is confirmed to debut the first-ever televised performance of his hit single "Can't Feel My Face." Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In addition, MTV has teamed up with world-renowned fashion designer Jeremy Scott to redesign the MTV Moonman for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." As homage to Jeremy and his creative talent, the 2015 VMA Moonman encapsulates the true iconic essence of both the fashion designer and the network. From the distinct color of the TV color bars, to the peace sign necklace, to Jeremy's signature sneakers, the redesign of statue is part of MTV's long-standing history of bridging the gap between the world of fashion and music.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Artists who win a 2015 "Video Music Award" will take home a special-edition Jeremy Scott Moonman, which was created exclusively for this year's show. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" will air across MTV's global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." Van Toffler, Stephen Friedman, Amy Doyle and Garrett English are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards include: CLEAN & CLEAR®, COVERGIRL®, Orbit® Gum, PEPSI®, Samsung Galaxy, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, and truth®.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>New #VMA #HereComesKanye Promo Embed:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:1233874/cp~id%3D1736898%26vid%3D1233874%26instance%3Dmtv%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A1233874" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0"></iframe><p style="text-align:left;background-color:#FFFFFF;padding:4px;margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">Get More: </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma" style="color:#439CD8;" target="_blank">2015 Video Music Awards</a>, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/kanye-west/" style="color:#439CD8;" target="_blank">Kanye West</a></p></div></div></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub <a href="http://mtv.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MTV.com</span></a> is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.mtvpress.com</span></a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> # # #</p>
PHARRELL, DEMI LOVATO, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, TORI KELLY, A$AP ROCKY AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS JOIN 2015 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” PERFORMER LINE-UPhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/VMA-2015-Performer-Announcement-8-25.aspxPHARRELL, DEMI LOVATO, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, TORI KELLY, A$AP ROCKY AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS JOIN 2015 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” PERFORMER LINE-UPGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/25/2015 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>PHARRELL, DEMI LOVATO, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, TORI KELLY, </strong><br><strong> A$AP ROCKY AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS </strong><br><strong> JOIN 2015 "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" PERFORMER LINE-UP</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT ON MTV</strong></p><p>The performer line-up for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" just got MAJOR. Joining previously announced performers Kanye West and The Weeknd, MTV today unveiled that Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots will perform on the LIVE telecast airing this Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.</p><p> The 2015 MTV VMAs will feature Miley Cyrus as host. In addition, Kanye West will make VMA history with an extended performance set that will serve as the ultimate precursor to his joining the exclusive club of legendary artists bestowed with the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award." With this performance, West surpasses Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances ever. The Weeknd is also confirmed to debut the first-ever televised performance of his hit single "Can't Feel My Face." Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> In addition, MTV has teamed up with world-renowned fashion designer Jeremy Scott to redesign the MTV Moonman for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." As homage to Jeremy and his creative talent, the 2015 VMA Moonman encapsulates the true iconic essence of both the fashion designer and the network. From the distinct color of the TV color bars, to the peace sign necklace, to Jeremy's signature sneakers, the redesign of statue is part of MTV's long-standing history of bridging the gap between the world of fashion and music.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Artists who win a 2015 "Video Music Award" will take home a special-edition Jeremy Scott Moonman, which was created exclusively for this year's show.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> The 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" will air across MTV's global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." Van Toffler, Stephen Friedman, Amy Doyle and Garrett English are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Official sponsors of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards include: CLEAN & CLEAR®, COVERGIRL®, Orbit® Gum, PEPSI®, Samsung Galaxy, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, and truth®.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> To participate in MTV's #VMA promo campaign, go to <a href="http://www.mtvvma.net/">www.mtvvma.net</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a> is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.​</p>
LOVE RULES AS MTV’S HIT MATCHMAKING SERIES "ARE YOU THE ONE?" RETURNS ON SPECIAL PREMIERE NIGHThttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/LOVE-RULES-AS-MTV’S-HIT-MATCHMAKING-SERIES-ARE-YOU-THE-ONE-RETURNS-ON-SPECIAL-PREMIERE-NIGHT.aspxLOVE RULES AS MTV’S HIT MATCHMAKING SERIES "ARE YOU THE ONE?" RETURNS ON SPECIAL PREMIERE NIGHTGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/20/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Meet the Cast Now on MTV's Snapchat</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Third Season to Feature Game-Changing Twist That Could Cost Them All<br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY (August 20, 2015)</strong> — MTV's<strong> </strong>hit matchmaking experiment, "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/are_you_the_one/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Are You The One?</strong></span></a><strong>,</strong>" returns to tackle the question, "If your #perfectmatch was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?" Mirroring the franchise's successful formula, the show will follow a group of 10 single women and 10 single men, who are self-admittedly horrible at relationships, as they jet off to Hawaii in the hopes they'll leave their bad relationship habits behind and find their #perfectmatch. Hurry and meet the cast now on MTV's Snapchat (@MTV)! "Are You The One?" will premiere on MTV on <strong>Thursday, September 24 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT</strong> before moving to its regular time slot on <strong>Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT</strong> beginning Wednesday, September 30.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to arrival, the singles will undergo a rigorous matchmaking process involving in-depth interviews and compatibility testing, using a team of professional matchmakers and psychologists, as well as the contestants' family, friends and exes. An ideal match for each person will be selected – the catch is that the results are not revealed to any of them. The singles will begin their quest to find their #perfectmatch in the house. If the entire group succeeds in finding their matches during the season, they'll walk away not only with love, but their share of one million dollars. All 10 couples must match, or they'll all go home without the cash!<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Adding to the drama this season is a twist that will leave the love birds speechless. If at any point during the weekly matchup ceremonies the singles fail to make at least one true match (known in the game as a "blackout"), the group will be penalized with the loss of $250,000 – so in this game, four blackouts means, no jackpot. The couples will be forced to rule with their hearts and not with their heads if they hope to succeed in love and money.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This season's relationship seekers revealed on MTV's Snapchat today include:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>THE GIRLS</strong></p><p><strong>Amanda, 22 – </strong>Westminster, CO, Twitter: @MTV_AMANDAG</p><p><strong>Britni, 24 – </strong>Augusta, GA, Twitter: @BritniNicol</p><p><strong>Chelsey, 23 – </strong>Orlando, FL, Twitter: @BombshellChels</p><p><strong>Hannah, 22 – </strong>Syracuse, NY, Twitter: @_hannahrathbun</p><p><strong>Kayla, 22 – </strong>Sandy Hook, CT, Twitter: @Kayyjaybee</p><p><strong>Kirsten, 22 – </strong>Ashburn, VA, Twitter: @KikiMTV</p><p><strong>Kristyn, 22 – </strong>Los Angeles, CA, Twitter: @cheynotshy</p><p><strong>Melanie, 23 – </strong>Franklin Square, NY, Twitter: @schmelllanie</p><p><strong>Rashida, 23 – </strong>Columbia, SC, Twitter: @rashidazakiya</p><p><strong>Stacey, 24 – </strong>Staten Island, NY, Twitter: @staceygurnevich</p><p> </p><p><strong>THE GUYS</strong></p><p><strong>Alec, 22 – </strong>Philadelphia, PA, Twitter: @agonzalez12</p><p><strong>Austin, 22 – </strong>Addison, TX, Twitter: @in_my_SHEETS</p><p><strong>Chuck, 26 – </strong>Maui, HI, Twitter: @MTV_Chuckalodon</p><p><strong>Connor, 25 – </strong>Tinley Park, IL, Twitter: @tweetconnor180</p><p><strong>Devin, 26 – </strong>Northampton, MA, Twitter: @MTVbigD</p><p><strong>Hunter, 22 – </strong>Perry, FL, Twitter: @hbarfield13</p><p><strong>Mike, 24 – </strong>Stony Brook, NY, Twitter: @mikecrescenz0</p><p><strong>Nelson, 26 – </strong>San Marcos, TX, Twitter: @NellyT2013</p><p><strong>Tyler, 25 – </strong>Indianapolis, IN, Twitter: @tee_boogie_</p><p><strong>Zak, 26 – </strong>Toronto, CN, Twitter: @ZAKLONGO</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/are_you_the_one/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MTV.com</span></a> is the only destination to watch full episodes, check out cast photos, bios, sneak peeks and more!</p><p>Join in the social conversation on <a href="https://twitter.com/AREUTHE1"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Twitter</span></a> with the official hashtag #AYTO and visit the "Are You The One?" <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AREUTHE1"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Facebook</span></a> page.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Are You the One?" concept by Executive Producers Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler of Lighthearted Entertainment.  Scott Jeffress Executive Producer for Lighthearted Entertainment.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.mtvpress.com</span></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About Lighthearted Entertainment:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Lighthearted Entertainment was established in 1992, by the late Howard Schultz, as an independently-owned television production company specializing in all forms of non-scripted programming.  Co-Owners and Executive Vice Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler are fiercely committed to translating their creativity, energy and ideas into shows that tap into the zeitgeist of current culture.  The company has produced thousands of hours of television across cable, syndication and broadcast networks including breakout hits, "Dating Naked" and "Twinning" for VH1, as well as TLC's new pop-up game show, "Labor Games."  Additionally, Lighthearted Entertainment has produced iconic staples including FOX's "The Moment of Truth," ABC's "Extreme Makeover" and MTV's "Next" which have enjoyed worldwide appeal.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>MTV COMMUNICATIONS CONTACTS:</strong></p><p>Jason Shumaker </p><p>Phone: 212-846-7325</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</span></a></p><p>Twitter: @MTVPress</p><p> </p><p>Stephanie Perez</p><p>Phone: 212-846-6924</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com</span></a></p><p>Twitter: @MTVPress </p><p> </p>
SONG OF SUMMER PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2 TO REVEAL WINNER AT 2015 MTV VMA PRE-SHOWhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/SONG-OF-SUMMER-PRESENTED-BY-SAMSUNG-GALAXY-TAB-S2-TO-REVEAL-WINNER-AT-2015-MTV-VMA-PRE-SHOW.aspxSONG OF SUMMER PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2 TO REVEAL WINNER AT 2015 MTV VMA PRE-SHOWGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/18/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY, August 18, 2015 </strong>— <a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> announced today the nominations for the socially-voted category, <strong>Best Song of the Summer</strong>,<strong> </strong>presented by Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The winner will be revealed live as part of the "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/">2015 MTV Video Music Awards</a>" Pre-Show, airing at 8 PM ET/PT with Kelly Osbourne, Nick Jonas, Walk the Moon, and more. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Beginning today, fans have the opportunity to choose the winner by voting on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags indicated below.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>See below for a full list of nominees.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>SONG OF SUMMER</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fifth Harmony— "Worth It" </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Major Lazer— "Lean On"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">OMI— "Cheerleader"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Taylor Swift— "Bad Blood"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">David Guetta f/Nicki Minaj— "Hey Mama"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fetty Wap— "My Way"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Skrillex/Diplo/Bieber— "Where Are U Now"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">5SOS— "She's Kinda Hot"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Silento— "Watch Me"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Demi Lovato— "Cool For the Summer"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Weeknd— "I Can't Feel My Face"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Selena Gomez f/ASAP— "Good For You" </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> ​​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">List of voting hashtags below: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">#WorthItVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#LeanOnVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#CheerleaderVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#BadBloodVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#HeyMamaVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#MyWayVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#WhereAreUNowVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#ShesKindaHotVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#WatchMeVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#CoolForTheSummerVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#CantFeelMyFaceVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">#GoodForYouVMA</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" will air across MTV's global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." Van Toffler, Stephen Friedman, Amy Doyle and Garrett English are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">To participate in MTV's #VMA promo campaign, go to <a href="http://www.mtvvma.net/">www.mtvvma.net</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #​​</p>

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