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Lady Gaga's alter-ego, Jo Calderone, wades through smoke and delivers a performance of 'Yoü And I' that is cigarette-burned into the minds of viewers at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Lady Gaga's alter-ego, Jo Calderone, wades through smoke and delivers a performance of 'Yoü And I' that is cigarette-burned into the minds of viewers at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Before the 'Yoü and I' piano-banging begins, Jo Calderone airs his grievances about Lady Gaga's high-heeled shower habits at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Jo Calderone is just a simple farm boy who fell in love with a girl from the big city. Lady Gaga tries her hand as a he at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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With a blazer as a final touch, Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone is ready to wow crowds with some 'Yoü and I' gender-bending at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj reassures a thinner Jonah Hill he's still a funny fat guy at heart at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj hands off the Best Pop Video award to fellow airwave-dominator and pop princess Britney Spears at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Britney Spears is teary-eyed while thanking fans for yet another Moonman at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Jonah Hill hands off a Moonman to Britney Spears for 'Till The World Ends' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Seth Rogen are a solid beta Beastie Boys at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Jack Black hits the floor alongside Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kevin Hart laments his position as presenter-not-host at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kevin Hart turns to scrap paper to keep the crowd belly laughing at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl thanks fans for the Best Rock Video Moonman for 'Walk' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Miley Cyrus and Shaun White contribute to one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Miley Cyrus and Shaun White contribute to one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Demi Lovato and Chord Overstreet hand over the trophy for Best Collaboration to Katy Perry and Kanye West for 'E.T.' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Two hip-hop heavy-hitters, Kanye West and Jay-Z, join forces to perform 'Otis' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kanye West steps out front to lay down a verse of 'Otis' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kanye West and Soon-to-be-father Jay-Z rip into 'Otis' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Half of Watch The Throne, Jay-Z, gives his best 'Otis' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Jay-Z contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Justin Bieber is calm and collected while accepting the Best Male Video Moonman for 'U Smile' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Justin Bieber thanks God for his good fortune at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Katy Perry comes down from space and walks toward the stage to accept the Moonman for Best Collaboration for 'E.T.' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Katy Perry and Kanye West contribute to one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kanye West watches a pink-haired Katy Perry accept the pair's Moonman for 'E.T.' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kanye West leans in to give his thanks as Katy Perry holds up the duo's trophy for the Best Collaboration at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Katy Perry introduces fellow Video of the Year nominee Adele for a performance of 'Someone Like You' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Lady Gaga seals Britney Spears' acceptance of the Video Vanguard Award with a kiss on the cheek at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Britney Spears and Jo Calderone/Lady Gaga have a lip-lock standoff at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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'Till The World Ends' singer Britney Spears gets nervous as an overzealous Lady Gaga shrouded in Jo Calderone's clothes tries to lean in for a smooch at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Britney Spears decides she'd rather be friends with Jo Calderone/Lady Gaga and backs off before accepting the Video Vanguard Award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Britney Spears sports the smile of a newcomer after accepting the Video Vanguard Award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj clutches a collection of stuffed animals and wears a bunch of others as she accepts her first Moonman for Best Hip-Hop video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Adele hits a high with a chill-inducing performance of 'Someone Like You' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown one, two steps his way through a mix of 'Yeah 3X' and 'Beautiful People' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown gets high during a performance of 'Yeah 3X' and 'Beautiful People' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Beyoncé and a brand-new baby bump light up a purple and sparkly 'Love On Top' performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Beyoncé bounces around a zygote and powers through 'Love on Top' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Beyoncé contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Beyoncé gives her best Tina Turner scream during a 'Love On Top' performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Shrouded in lights and with a pair of tuxedos on either side, Beyoncé slays 'Love On Top' during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Beyoncé performs 'Love On Top' with a motherly glow (and none of the morning sickness) at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Wearer of ass-accentuating apparel, reality star Kim Kardashian introduces performer Justin Bieber at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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The Girls of 'Jersey Shore' join foul-mouthed comedy legend Cloris Leachman to present the Moonman for Best Female Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Cloris Leachman preaches to the 'Jersey Shore' gals that if you receive a booty call from Pauly D, you don't deny it at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Cloris Leachman and Lady Gaga contribute to one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Fresh from a few sips of beer and a striking performance of 'Yoü and I' earlier in the show, Jo Calderone accepts the award for Best Female Video on Lady Gaga's behalf at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Lady Gaga grabs a man's crotch (Jo Calderone's) and graciously thanks a crowd for awarding her with the Best Female Video Moonman at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Former bf/gf Taylor Lautner and Selena Gomez put their differences aside to present Tyler, The Creator with the Moonman for Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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A werewolf and a wizard, Taylor Lautner and Selena Gomez, call Tyler, The Creator up to the stage to present him with the trophy for Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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30 Seconds To Mars front man Jared Leto and actress Zoe Saldana invite newcomers Young The Giant to perform 'My Body' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Jared Leto and Zoe Saldana present Young The Giant to wow the crowd with 'My Body' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Bruno Mars honors the late, great Amy Winehouse with a beautiful rendition of fan favorite 'Valerie' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Bruno Mars doo-wops his way through an Amy Winehouse tribute at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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With a Technicolor Amy Winehouse watching down from above, Bruno Mars gives a soulful rendition of 'Valerie' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Bruno Mars channels the charm of Tony Bennett during a performance of 'Valerie' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Katy Perry, her big skirt and blockhead accept the coveted Video of the Year Moonman for 'Firework' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Katy Perry remembers to thank funnyman Russell Brand, the pop star's husband, as she accepts the award for Video of the Year at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Katy Perry's win was a highlight of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Teenage dance phenoms tear through a tribute to the one-and-only Britney Spears at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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'Toxic,' 'Baby, One More Time' and 'Till The World Ends' are highlights of the adolescent adaptation of Britney Spears's greatest performances at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Ne-Yo surrounded by sexy suitors during a performance of 'Give Me Everything' at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj and Tyler, The Creator contribute to one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tyler, The Creator tells kids "You can do this sh**" after winning the Moonman for Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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A wide-eyed Tyler, The Creator gives a grateful/obscenity-laden acceptance speech after being awarded the Moonman for Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tyler, The Creator contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tyler, The Creator contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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In its third decade as a group, Best Rock Video winners Foo Fighters assure the crowd that rock is out there, you just have to look a little bit harder at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Young the Giant contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Russell Brand contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tony Bennett contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Lil Wayne contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Lil Wayne contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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