Same-sex liplocks, celebrity danceoffs, and a cascade of swears dominated MTV’s 19th Annual Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Censors clocked over 100 profane words used during the broadcast — some planned, most not — which has prompted MTV to issue a statement apologizing to viewers for the weekend raunchfest.
An avalanche of f-bombs, a Sandra-ScarJo liplock, and Tom Cruise bustin’ a move as Les Grossman couldn’t stop the MTV Movie Awards from suffering a 13 percent drop in viewership, according to Nielson data issued on Monday.
Sunday’s two-hour ceremony — hosted by Parks & Recreation star Aziz Ansari live from the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles — averaged 4.6 million viewers, down from 5.3 million for last year’s Movie Awards, which was the show’s biggest audience since 2004.
New Moon — the winter blockbuster and second feature in the wildly-successful Twilight Saga — was the big winner at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, picking up four honors, including the coveted title of Best Movie.
Christina Aguilera comeback seems almost destined to be ill-fated, particularly since chatter that the “Reflection” singer swagger-jacked a new identity from Pop “It Girl of the Hour” Lady Gaga is still prominent on the blogosphere. Of course watercooler naysayers didn’t stop the lipstick-lovin’ powerhouse from stomping even further away from her balladeer background in a futuristic, multi-media extravaganza medley of “Bionic,” “Not Myself Tonight” and “Woohoo” from her upcoming album, Bionic, during last weekend’s 2010 MTV Movie Awards.
Tom Cruise delievered side-splitting laughs during this weekend’s 19th Annual MTV Movie Awards by appearing in character as his Tropic Thunder alter ego, Les Grossman. Dressed as a cloud, The Hangover’s Ed Helms sang his famous “Stu’s Song” while a tiger-leotard-clad Ken Jeong performed a hilarious ballet solo. Les spoiled the recital by booting both of them off the stage. But hilarity ensued when the profanity-spewing Hollywood producer burned up the stage dancing alongside singer/actress Jennifer Lopez to Ludacris’ “Get Back!”