Star Scoop: Miley Cyrus Readies for VMA Stage, Kendrick Lamar vs. Everyone, ‘Girls’ Get Into Season Three

By  August 13, 2013

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Miley Cyrus will be meeting MTV in Brooklyn this summer. The BANGERZ singer joins the 2013 Video Music Awards’ roster of performers, including Robin ThickeLady GagaKaty Perry, and Kanye West. You know what that means… a “We Can’t Stop” twerk is certain to take place center stage. [The Hollywood Reporter]

What is competition? For the critically-acclaimed good kid Kendrick Lamar, it’s an integral part of hip-hop that’s missing due to pared down lyrics. The West Coast rapper expressed his discontent with the current state of the genre on a track recorded for Big Sean‘s sophomore LP Hall of Fame. Though the song didn’t make the album due to licensing restraints, “Control” vaunts a tough Lamar verse where the L.A. native declares himself the king of New York and challenges peers like J. ColeDrake, and Mac Miller to raise the bar. [L.A. Times]

It seems like Girls ended its second season ages ago, making life without Hannah, Marnie, and Shoshanna that much harder to bear. Alas, we rejoice because Lena Dunham was spotted on location with her fellow cast members filming season three, which is expected to return some time at the top of 2014. In case you’re wondering, the wardrobe is just as quirky as ever. [Vulture]

Lady Gaga is over. So says the Haus of Gaga head in a promotional video for “Applause.” The Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin-shot clip features a bare-faced Gaga offering a dose of reverse psychology as phrases like “Ever since Born This Way, she’s a flop” and “Give her no A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E” flash across the screen. Of course, that just makes our inner little monsters want her fall release even more. [YouTube]

The 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s In Utero is anything but a handful of remixes. The package will contain 70 songs including the original LP, a fully-remixed version, and 40 unreleased demos, live performances, and B sides from the Kurt Cobain brigade. [Rolling Stone]

Cee Lo Green helped the Renaissance Hotel open its “Discovery Doors.” The interactive, digital game, which launches today, was introduced in a video starring the Grammy winner as he surprised three guests at the hotel’s New York location. The campaign asks “What will be behind your door?,” and entices patrons of the temporary residence to play for the chance to win exclusive prizes. [GLAM Inbox]