MTV Video Music Award

On Feb. 28, 2013, Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham poses for a photograph with unidentified fan during a media event, in a sports store, on the Champs Elysees Avenue, in Paris.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

‘Selfie,’ ‘twerk’ top school’s annoying word list

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking should take note. Since 1975, Lake Superior State University has announced […]

12/31/2013

Visitors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange use their smartphones and tablet devices to photograph the opening bell ceremonies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing. […]

12/26/2013

Actor Kevin Hart donates 500 computers to Philly

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actor and comedian Kevin Hart donated 500 computers to schools and recreation centers in his hometown of Philadelphia, a move that he hopes will inspire others to follow his lead. “I […]

11/01/2013

Robin Thicke, left, and Miley Cyrus perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

Why twerking is already over: A countdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The day after the MTV Video Music Awards came with a few more people Googling the phrase: “What is twerking?” It’s been a popular search all summer, ever since Miley Cyrus, […]

08/26/2013

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Parents TV council urges action against MTV for Cyrus performance

If Miley Cyrus’ anctics on the MTV Video Music Awards show outraged you as a parent, the Parents Televsion Council (a watchdog group) says you need to complain and hold MTV accountable. Here’s Paul Porter, […]

08/26/2013

Robin Thicke, left, and Miley Cyrus perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

PHOTOS: Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake own the MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — It may not be a good thing for her, but Miley Cyrus had the most memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards. The provocative pop singer was the hot topic […]

08/26/2013

Tuesday's debate a hit on social media

NEW YORK (AP) – Tuesday’s presidential debate was a big hit on social media. The 90-minute nationally televised exchange between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney generated 12.24 million comments on Twitter and Facebook […]

10/17/2012

Where did all of MTV's viewers go?

NEW YORK (AP) – What a difference a year makes for MTV’s “Video Music Awards” – and not in a good way. MTV’s annual big event was seen by 6.1 million viewers last week. Nielsen, […]

09/11/2012

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