News Nuggets: MTV Video Music Awards move to Brooklyn for 2013

MTV Video Music Awards will move to Brooklyn for its 30th anniversary show: “MTV’s showcase awards show is traditionally held in Los Angeles or Manhattan. This year the show will be held Aug. 25 at the new Barclays Center, home of the New York Nets and the recent Rolling Stones and 12-12-12 concerts. MTV will celebrate 30 years of the VMAs this year. From Kanye West and Taylor Swift to the MadonnaBritney SpearsChristina Aguilera kiss, the show has become known more for its pop culture moments than the winners of its signature moonman trophies.” Associated Press

Justin Timberlake‘s “The 20/20 Experience” to sell one million copies in its first week? Los Angeles Times

Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton will sleep in a box at New York’s Museum of Modern Art: “A musem spokeswoman says the ‘Moonrise Kingdom‘ star presented her one-person piece called ‘The Maybe’ on Saturday. In ‘The Maybe,’ Swinton lies sleeping in a glass box for the day. The exhibit will move locations within the museum every time Swinton performs. There is no published schedule for the piece, which will occur about a half dozen more times through the end of the year.” Associated Press

Michael Logan gives a sneak peek of Erika Slezak‘s return to revived sudser “One Life to Live.” TV Guide

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Kris Tapley on Will Smith‘s foolish reason for turning down “Django Unchained“: “I still look back at Will Smith passing on Quentin Tarantino‘s ‘Django Unchained’ as a big misstep, especially at this point in his career. No real reason was given at the time and eventually Jamie Foxx took on the role (and nailed it), but in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Smith revealed that it was because the eponymous Django wasn’t central enough to the story. ‘Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, “I need to be the lead,”‘ the star said. ‘The other character was the lead! I was like, “No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!”‘” In Contention

Helen Mirren speaks up for women in film at the Empire Awards after Inspiration Award winner Sam Mendes fails to cite a single woman as a creative influence. The Guardian

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