Sideshow: Beyoncé gets eight MTV Music Video Awards noms

Posted: July 19, 2014

Beyoncé gets everything, OK? The multiplatform chanteuse got eight nominations, leading the human world of human beings, for the MTV Music Video Awards, announced Thursday. Best video? Check. Best choreography? Well, yeah. Best female artist? Again??? Yep.

Imposing as Bey may be, she's only one nom up on veteran rap guy Eminem and controversial Aussie street-talker Iggy Azalea: Each had seven noms. Pharrell Williams got a few for the gladdening, ubiquitous ditty "Happy." He's got two for best vid, for "Happy" and that "Sing" vid with Ed Sheeran. Folks such as Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Lorde, the Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons, and Linkin Park also got nommed.

The actual awards bash is Aug. 24. You remember last year's notorious show, when Miley Cyrus twerked Robin Thicke? Well, Miley's not scheduled to sing this year - Grande, Usher, and 5 Seconds of Summer are - but she's nommed, so she may have something, you know, so Miley planned.

This, that, them . . .

Life & Style mag says Kendra Wilkinson was forced - forced, do you hear!? - to go public on her show Kendra on Top about husband Hank Baskett's alleged affair with transsexual model Ava London. Why forced? She's got money problems and needs to cash in! (Translation: She's got a reality-TV show and needs material.) . . .   Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper, on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday, decided to play the I Can Make You Turn Red With an Inappropriate Question Game. Kelly won. The South Jersey girl went first and asked poor A-Coop: "Are you circumcised?" Game over!

Britney Spears had lunch at a Cheesecake Factory in Thousand Oaks, Calif. - and left without paying. My bad, Brit says: She paid the tab later and tipped the waitress $100. . . . On Sunday's Oprah's Master Class, former briefly-Miss-America Vanessa Williams says she was molested at 10 by an older girl during a vacation. Williams links the encounter, which she hid from her family, with some later sexual promiscuity. . . . Nia Sanchez, Miss USA, competed as Miss Nevada even though she lived in California. That may be why she couldn't name the capital of Nevada. (Answer: Carson City.) She visited the town on Wednesday to get a nice plaque and make everything all right again.

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