Miley Cyrus was the big winner at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, but it wasn't receiving the top honor or giving an outrageous performance that had people talking. Instead, Cyrus didn't even take the stage -- she had a young homeless man accept the trophy on her behalf, while she watched through tears from her seat.
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After Jimmy Fallon announced that Cyrus won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," the 21-year-old hugged a young man who then walked on stage, speech in hand. "My name is Jessie," he said. "I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now ... Though I may have been invisible to you on the streets, I have the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight." After sharing staggering statistics about homelessness, particularly in Los Angeles, Jessie pointed the audience to Cyrus' Facebook page, adding, "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. But a dream we dream together is reality."
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This week, members of the Orange Is the New Black cast took over Conan for an episode, and it was glorious. Also, a farmer serenaded a team of cows with a trombone rendition of Lorde's "Royals," and the Internet found a new celebrity in "Apparently Boy." Taylor Swift made us sniffle when she visited a 7-year-old cancer patient, and Nina Dobrev and Jimmy Fallon entertained us with a game of Giant Beer Pong. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Beyonce continues to run the world — at least as far as the MTV Video Music Awards are concerned.
The singer leads the 2014 VMA nominees with eight nods, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Collaboration (for "Drunk in Love" with her husband Jay Z). She's also set to perform a medley of her hits during Sunday's broadcast, and is the recipient of this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
This week, "Weird Al" Yankovic is celebrating the release of his new album by releasing a video a day for eight days straight. The first clips include parodies of Pharrell's "Happy," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Lorde's "Royals" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." In sports news, baseball fans and players alike paid their respects to Derek Jeter during the MLB All-Star game, and Nike debuted an ad honoring the retiring New York Yankees shortstop. Also, Dana Carvey resurrected his classic "Choppin' Broccoli" song onThe Tonight Show, and Disney characters got a taste of prison life in the mash-up video Frozen Is the New Black. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Justin Timberlake topped the Billboard Music Awards, both with his seven wins and his awesome acceptance speech.
Timberlake took home trophies for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top R&B Artist. His album "The 20/20 Experience" also won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album.
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