In addition to looking a whole lot like Cobra Starship's Ryland Blackinton and Alex Suarez, world-renowned journalists Dick Bagwell and Vincent Twice are also the go-to guys for hot scoops and slightly unnerving personal revelations. So it makes sense that they'd be in Los Angeles this week: After all, it's the location of the 2011 Video Music Awards. After a few hours spent marinating in the SoCal sun, boy, do the revelations get personal.
Earlier this week, as Cobra Starship were rehearsing for their VMA Pre-Show performance, MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with the dynamic duo to get their take on the field of nominees for the big show. Much like our previous encounters, Bagwell and Twice had an awful lot to say.
For example, both are beyond excited to see what Lady Gaga will do in her VMA-opening number ("If I could put my money on it, I'm gonna bet she's gonna be walking out in somebody else's skin!" Twice enthused), and both can't wait to see who takes home the Moonman for Best Male Video (Bagwell is partial to Cee Lo Green's "F--- You," since "[It's] how my ex-wife Teresa says good morning to me!").
And while they seemed mystified by most of the VMA noms -- in response to Nicki Minaj's Best Female Video nod for "Super Bass," Bagwell let it be known that he's "more of a tilapia fan," and Twice was convinced that not only were the Foo Fighters Asian, but their Best Rock Video-nominated "Walk" clip was actually spelled "Wok" — they both agreed on a favorite in the night's biggest category, Video of the Year.
"I'm going to have to go with [Tyler, the Creator's] 'Yonkers,' " Bagwell enthused. "I once dated a gal who lived up there whose [censored for your protection]. I miss you, Cheyenne. Give me a buzz sometime."
You know what? Perhaps it's best if you just watch it all for yourself. Check out the video above for Bagwell and Twice on the 2011 Video Music Awards. View at your own peril.
The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the Selena Gomez-hosted pre-show at 8. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for Best New Artist by visiting VMA.MTV.com.