Need To Know: Miley Banned From Performing In Dominican Republic For Being Miley

Plus, VMA behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos!

With additional reporting by Janelle Myers

No Show For Miley
Miley Cyrus has been banned from taking the stage in the Dominican Republic, because she “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law,”a government agency said. Those acts would be twerking and crotch-grabbing. Her VMA performance from last year definitely would not fly there.

Thanks Iggy And Rita For This VMA Tease
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora are getting me pumped for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday with these behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos. I’m counting down the days until they perform “Black Widow.” Oh, look, Jessie J shared a picture from her rehearsal with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj too.

What Am I Supposed To Do Until The VMAs?
While you wait until Sunday night, take a look at Britney and Justin attending the MTV Video Music Awards together years ago, the most memorable VMA outfits, and the best boy band moments.

It’s About Time
Bill Murray is definitely getting what he deserves: his own holiday. The Toronto International Film Festival declared September 5 Bill Murray Day and will also host the world premiere of his latest film “St. Vincent.”

Congrats To These Two Dads
ICYMI, Pete Wentz and Carson Daly welcomed new bundles of joy separately on Wednesday. Wentz is now the proud father of his second son, Saint Lazslo. The former “TRL” VJ is now cradling his third child and second daughter, London Rose.

Say It Ain’t So
“Wild N’ Out” host Nick Cannon said that he and his wife Mariah Carey have been having marital problems and confirmed that they have been living apart in different houses in New York City for a few months.

Must-See Video Of The Day
Nick Offerman shares some of Reddit’s profound shower thoughts in this video for Mashable. “Technically, we are all half-centaur.” Mind blown.

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