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|Volume 68, Issue 4, Thursday,
August 29, 2002
Arts & Entertainment
Stars come out for MTV's moon man
By Daniel Huron
They may not be as refined or glamorous as the Oscars, but MTV's Video Music Awards are just as star-studded and more fun.
The 18th annual VMAs, hosted by Saturday Night Live's Jimmy Fallon and
airing today at 7 p.m., will feature performances by Eminem, Bruce
Linkin Parks' Chester Bennington (left), Brad Delson, Phoenix, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda and Rob Bourdon will take their "In the End" to MTV's
VMAs with hopes of nabbing the Best Video award.
And, of course, there are the awards.
Eminem's "Without Me," 'N Sync's "Gone," Linkin Park's "In the End,"
P.O.D.'s "Alive," The White Stripe's "Fell In Love With a Girl" and Nas'
The White Stripe's use of Lego animation should help them walk off with
the night's most coveted moon man, but don't be surprised if Nas or
It would be nice to see Elton John's stylish clip for "This Train Don't
Stop Here Anymore" pick up the award for Best Male Video, but the more
Also up for the award are Craig David, Usher and Nelly.
Ashanti's "Foolish" should beat out Britney Spears, Pink, Shakira and
Michelle Branch for Best Female Video. Expect Ashanti to walk off with
Her contribution to Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" should help the video win
for Best Hip-hop Video. She's also a lock to win for Best New Artist in
In the best r&b category, Ashanti faces stiff competition from Aaliyah. The late singer/actress should win for her last video "Rock the Boat."
As 'N Sync and No Doubt fight it out for the year's Best Group Video,
Blink 182's campy "First Date" clip might just sneak up and win. Linkin
In the competitive Best Rock category, System of a Down's chaotic interpretation
of "Chop Suey!" should hold off Korn, Linkin Park, Creed, P.O.D.
Nas' powerful "One Mic" clip puts it in the lead for the Best Rap Video
award, but DMX's own groundbreaking and socially-conscience video for
Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Pink, Dirty Vegas and Shakira will battle
it out for the Best Dance Video award. DMX, The Crystal Method, Cake,
The MTV2 Award, which is a best new artist award for those bands that
debuted on the channel, will feature The Strokes, The Hives, Dashboard
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