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Taylor Swift takes early lead at MTV awards
Pop superstar Taylor Swift took an early lead at the MTV Video Music Awards, winning the first two of her whopping 10 nominations and burying the hatchet with rapper Nicki Minaj. Swift won Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for her hit "Blank Space," beating Beyonce in both categories and former foe Minaj in the second. Swift strode out in a skimpy red dress for the set -- topped with a quick hug -- that appeared to end their Twitter row.
Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift set for MTV VMAs
The M in MTV will stand for Miley on Sunday night.
Comedian Colbert to host NY anti-poverty concert
Leading US comedian and talk-show presenter Stephen Colbert was announced Thursday as a host of the Global Citizens Festival in New York, which aims to fight extreme poverty. The Central Park show on September 26 -- which is free for fans who take action to support development -- already announced headlining musical acts who include Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. Colbert, who takes over September 8 as the host of CBS television's "Late Show" after gaining acclaim as an acerbic satirist, will be among co-hosts along with Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek and Australian actor Hugh Jackman.