Justin Timberlake sweeps MTV Video Music Awards
Justin Timberlake has told fans he's "not even close" to being done after being honoured at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (25.08.13).
The 32-year-old singer picked up four prizes at the annual event - including a lifetime achievement gong titled the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award - but insisted the triumphant evening only marks the beginning, after he made his return to music earlier this year following a hiatus to focus on his acting career.
In an open letter on his website Justintimberlake.com, he wrote: "The last time I wrote you an open letter, it was in January, and I promised that it would be a 'Big 2013'.
"Since then, from The Grammys to the release of the first part of The 20/20 Experience to the crowd's response at the VMAs, it's been a wild ride.
"I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have ... . This letter is to tell you that we're not done ... . Not even close."
Justin's track Mirrors picked up gongs for Video of the Year and Best Editing, while Suit & Tie - his collaboration with Jay Z - took home the award for Best Direction.
The Cry Me A River hitmaker - who reunited with his former 'NSync bandmates at the event - also said he "can't wait" for fans to hear his upcoming new record.
He continued: "On Sept 30th, the second half of The 20/20 Experience, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, comes out.
"Since all these songs were written together over a year ago, it's been so hard to wait this long to release them. I can't wait for all of you to hear The 20/20 Experience in full."
MTV Video Music Awards 2013 winners:
Video of the Year: Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Justin Timberlake
Best Male Video: Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble
Best Pop Video: Selena Gomez, Come and Get It
Best Hip-Hop Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us
Best Rock Video: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Up in the Air
Song of the Summer: One Direction, Best Song Ever
Artist to Watch: Austin Mahone: What About Love
Best Collaboration: Pink feat. Nate Ruess, Just Give Me a Reason
Best Choreography: Bruno Mars, Treasure
Best Editing: Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
Best Direction: Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, Suit & Tie
Kelly Clarkson blasts performers at VMAs
Kelly Clarkson has blasted performers at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.
The Catch My Breath hitmaker was left less then impressed with "a couple" of the stars at the annual ceremony but refused to specify who had drawn her wrath.
She wrote on her Twitter account: "Just saw a couple performances from the VMA's last night. 2 words.... #pitchystrippers. (sic)"
When a fan said while she approved of the comment, it still "wasn't very nice", Kelly responded by insisting she was actually holding back.
She joked: "@sheybug74 haha that WAS me being nice! (sic)"
Although the 'American Idol' winner didn't name the stars in question, Miley Cyrus shocked viewers when she stripped to a flesh-coloured latex bikini before dancing with Robin Thicke as he sang his hit single Blurred Lines.
Although many criticised the former Hannah Montana star, Selena Gomez has defended her and insisted she loved the the performance.
She told Us Weekly: "Amazing. I thought it was awesome. I like Robin Thicke too, so I like that they [collaborated]. I thought that was good."
LIME Skool Aid, an annual back-to-school fair held at the Jamworld Centre, Portmore, enjoyed a massive turnout for its fourth staging on the weekend.
It was excitement from start to finish as the company spared no expense in creating an amazingly entertaining day for children and adults alike.
The event ran over two days to accommodate the support and interest from the public. The telecoms company invested over $20 million in the charity event, which has seen over 80,000 students getting assistance with back-to-school necessities over the years. Students were given medical and dentals checks as well as immunisations on spot. In addition, the children were treated to a wide array of fun activities, including Storyland, Sports Zone, water slide, reading and art and craft.
According to Carlo Redwood, VP of marketing at LIME, this is our way of giving back and alleviating some of the pressure for parents.
"In this current economic climate, there is no doubt that parents are feeling the pinch and so this is our way of providing some amount of relief from the many expenses they will face in sending their children back to school while also providing wholesome family entertainment," said Redwood.
Parents also flocked to the event to access school supplies, including books and uniforms at discounted prices, scholarships and other essential services. LIME had on offer, phone and Internet specials.
Carla Hollingsworth, brand manager, Pepsi, said that the company was extremely pleased to be a part of the event and wouldn't hesitate to jump on board next year.