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MTV launches indie music-video show Weird Vibes today: Watch it here

Fans of rightthisminute indie rock in general—and the dearly departed New York Noise in particular—just found a new place to get Weird.

Today, Noise maven Shirley Braha returns with Weird Vibes, a half-hour web-only outlet for micro-budge buzz bands (Best Coast, Vivian Girls, Shabazz Palaces, Beach Fossils) and their clips on MTV Hive.

Watch the full premiere episode after the jump: READ FULL STORY

The Drew Barrymore-directed Best Coast video 'Our Deal' extended version: Watch it here

Couldn’t get enough of that Young Hollywood-filled Best Coast video for “Our Deal” last week? Don’t worry. Director Drew Barrymore figured you would be, so she packed a second helping of  the punk-rock Romeo & Juliet-style love story.

The extended version of the clip is now online via MTV, now with seven more minutes—and much more storyline of our central pair’s star-crossed lovers Veronica (Kick-Ass it girl Chloe Moretz) and Lucky (Tyler Posey, the teen wolf from Teen Wolf)

The two hail from rival street gangs in the stylish urban wasteland known as Los Angeles, and their star-crossed love brings ill luck on their friends and themselves. There’s a dance fight, nifty jackets, and a tragic misunderstanding that leads to a tear-jerking end—all accompanied by Best Coast’s dreamy soundtrack. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Drew Barrymore talks directing Supervideo for band Best Coast and chooses her five favorite music videos -- EXCLUSIVE

Drew Barrymore latest project has taken her behind the camera once again. The actress (on screen next in February 2012’s Everybody Loves Whales) and director (2009’s Whip It) has gone behind the camera once again to helm a clip for garage-pop trio Best Coast’s single “Our Deal,” featuring young Hollywood breakouts Chloë Moretz (Let Me In) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) in a dreamy homage to The Warriors and West Side Story. The 10-minute MTV Supervideo, a concept developed by the network and executive producer Kashy Khaledi, also features appearances by Alia Shawkat, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and Shailene Woodley. “I’m so inspired by music,” says Barrymore. “So many performances and emotions and feelings enable an actor on set if you play live music.” We asked the star to pick a few of her all-time favorite clips. READ FULL STORY

Drew Barrymore's cameo-crazy video for Best Coast's 'Our Deal': Watch it here

MTV’s Supervideo series clearly takes it super-osity very seriously: The new video for garage-pop revivalists Best Coast‘s “Our Deal” is directed by Drew Barrymore and stars a calvacade of rising teen and twentysomething actors, including Miranda Cosgrove, Let Me In‘s Chloe Moretz, Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Community‘s Donald Glover, and Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkat in a concept they’re calling “a timeless convergence of inspiration from West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, and Style Wars.”

Or, for a description that fits better on a Post-It, “The Warriors in L.A., with romance and Bumpits.” Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West lead 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Quick: Which clip won the Moonman for Video of the Year at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards?

Having a hard time remembering? That’s because the actual awards are only about the fourth most important aspect of any given VMAs (just behind the performances, the host and whatever Kanye West does).

Still, the nominations do provide an excellent jumping-off point for the show, which will air live from Los Angeles on August 28. This year, Katy Perry leads the way with nine nominations, split between nods for “Firework,” “Teenage Dream,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” Adele is right behind with seven nods for “Rolling in the Deep,” and Kanye West also racked up seven (most of which are for “All of the Lights,” though “Power” did get a pair of noms as well.

The five videos competing for Video of the Year are “Firework,” “Rolling in the Deep,” Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise” and, in a somewhat shocking turn of events (if only because the buzz on his crew has died down so profoundly), Tyler, the Creator’s “Yonkers.”

You can check out the complete list of nominees after the jump. Oh, and the winner of the 2010 Video of the Year was Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” READ FULL STORY

30 Seconds to Mars cover U2 for 'MTV Unplugged': Watch the EXCLUSIVE VIDEO here!

There are a handful of necessary elements that go into any great edition of MTV Unplugged.

There should be acoustic instruments, of course, but there should also be an almost uncomfortable level of intimacy between the artist and the audience (who always seem to be sitting extremely close to the action). And for it to become truly memorable, there should be at least one cover song thrown into the mix (or, if you’re Nirvana, covers should make up half of your set list).

For their Unplugged debut, 30 Seconds to Mars delivered all of the above, including a pretty stellar run through U2′s “Where the Streets Have No Name” (for which they also invited a gospel choir). You can check out Jared Leto and friends’ exclusive performance of that U2 classic after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj wants to act with Will Smith, get directed by Tim Burton

As noted yesterday, Nicki Minaj walks away with Kanye West’s just-released “Monster” video just like she does the song; in playing two different versions of herself, she manages to hit on a dozen or so different aspects of her personality.

If you ask Minaj herself, nobody should be surprised that her acting chops are top-notch: “I went to school to be an actress. I never expected to be a rapper. It just fell in my lap,” she told Entertainment Weekly at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. “So I would like to get an acting gig. I hope that when I am done with the tour I can go back and do some acting. That is my long-term goal.”

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Lady Gaga's first album was Green Day's 'Dookie' -- what was yours?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that Lady Gaga has a new album, out today.

Born This Way finally arrived in stores physical and digital this morning—and is practically free on Amazon.com—and tonight, you can get inside Gaga’s elaborately-coiffed head via the special Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside, a documentary special airing on MTV this Thursday at 9 p.m.

The hour-long show goes inside Gaga’s home life, her experiences growing up, and her early brushes with fame. In the exclusive preview clip below, Gaga reveals her early musical inspirations—including the first album she ever bought with her own money. Follow the jump to find her video confession, and to tell us about your own first-album experience:

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Kanye West, 30 Seconds to Mars among new nominees for MTV OMAs -- EXCLUSIVE

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MTV already has the VMAs and its own movie awards, and now they’re going for the trifecta with the OMAs.

The O Music Awards (the “O” stands for … whatever you’d like it to stand for) celebrate the best in the digital music world and contain some delightfully off-kilter categories like Best NSFW Video and Favorite F— Yeah Tumblr.

Most of the nominations were announced last week (Lady Gaga and Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator lead all artists with three nominations each), but in the spirit of democracy, MTV left the door open for a handful of fan-voted nominations in several categories.

Kanye West has guaranteed himself an OMA, as his greatness on Twitter has necessitated the invention of an entirely new category honoring Best Tweet. Each of the five nominations belongs to West, including “I have decided to become the best rapper of all time! I put it on my things to do in this lifetime list!” and “Dating models I had to learn to like small dogs and cigarettes.”

West also picked up fan-voted nominations for Best Fan Forum (for kanyetothe.com) and for Best Animated GIF (for “Kanye Smile, Then Angry”).

Other benefactors of the fan nomination process include Trey Songz (Favorite F— Yeah Tumblr and Fan Army FTW), 30 Seconds to Mars (Best NSFW Video for “Hurricane”) and Adam Lambert (Must Follow Artist on Twitter). The awards will be handed out online on April 28.

Follow the jump for the complete list of nominees, with the new fan-approved additions in italics.

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Lykke Li performing 'Possibility' for the first time ever, on' Unplugged': Watch it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Fresh off her excellent second album Wounded Rhymes, Swedish songstress Lykke Li will be the guest of honor this Thursday on Unplugged.

Amongst her seven-song set will be Wounded tracks “Sadness Is a Blessing,” “I Know Places,” and “Jerome,” along with Youth Novel’s  “Dance Dance Dance,” and a cover of Big Pink’s “Velvet”—and a song she’s never performed live before, “Possibility,” from the New Moon soundtrack.

The show premiers in full on April 7 at 9 p.m. ET, but you can see “Possiblity” here exclusively first: READ FULL STORY

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