This is it! It’s here! The 2011 VMAs have taken over MTV! (And Los Angeles! And Twitter! And the entire Internet!) The votes have all been counted (except for Best New Artist — you can STILL vote for that, people!), the black carpet’s prepped and ready for VMA pre-show host Selena Gomez, and celebrities all over L.A. are perfecting their makeup/ red carpet poses/ surprised faces/ acceptance speeches. You are READY for the Britney Spears tribute! You are MORE than ready for Lady Gaga to open the VMAs before a night full of live performances — Young The Giant, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Adele, Bruno Mars, Ne-Yo and Pitbull, Chris Brown, and VMA house artist Jessie J. We’ve taken you behind-the-scenes at rehearsals for the 2011 MTV VMAs. And tonight Tamar Anitai, Mary H.K. Choi, Matt Elias, Jocelyn Vena, Gil Kaufman, Kara Warner, Rob Markman and James Montgomery will be live blogging the MTV Video Music Awards and bringing you behind-the-scenes coverage from the VMAs. Did Britney run into Gaga in the bathroom? Is Kreayshawn hanging out with Beyonce? Did Adele and Bruno Mars fist pump Snooki? If it happens, you’ll hear about it. Our Blackberries are charged and ready, we’ve memorized the Nokia Theater seat charts, and we’ve promised not to leap into Britney’s lap and hug her when we see her. (Okay, we might break that promise.) So stay here all night for non-stop MTV Video Music Awards live blogging and reports on the 2011 VMA live blog!
And for top-down coverage of celebrity fashion from the 2011 VMAs, our best-dressed best friends at MTV Style will be bringing you red carpet fashion reports, so follow their VMA red carpet live blog.
+ CATCH UP WITH US INSIDE THE VMAS AS WE LIVE BLOG THE SHOW!
9:00 p.m. ET — Did Beyonce really just announce she’s PREGNANT?????
8:56 p.m. ET — KATY PERRY AND THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF BRITNEY SPEARS!!!!
8:51 p.m. ET — Man, who do I have to stab to be that lucky dude who gets to hold the back of Beyonce’s regal scarlet gown? #majesty#truth
8:49 p.m. ET — Foo Fighters’ grown man swag is as devastating as always. *call me*
8:43 p.m. ET — Sorry for the terrible pic quality. I was shaking PROBABLY BECAUSE BEYONCE JUST BRUSHED PAST ME AND STOPPED TO KISS BIEBER!!!!!!!!!! shhjdfgfskvgjsdjhhjjdfjhhdhj
8:43 p.m. ET — Um, hi? Tyler? Please dont kill me for taking your picture, kay? I just work here!
8:38 p.m. ET — Russell Brand. My hair is jealous of your hair. Katy Perry, I am jealous of your husband. Oh yeah, it’s not about me. Anyway, Katy Perry’s posing coyly with an olde-tymey parasol, and she’s got full-on pink hair. Not that I’m ragingly jealous of her entire existence or whatver. Because I’m really not.
8:34 p.m. ET — MILEY! IS!! HERE!!!! #yeaaaaaaaaaaaahhitsapartyatthevmas
8:32 p.m. ET — Paul Rudd just fist pumped a fan in the crowd. I mean that literally. (Just clarifying because sometimes fist pumping sounds dirty, you know?)
8:32 p.m. ET — Wiz Khalifa. And Amber. Together. Talking about their marriage plans. WUTTTT.
8:30 p.m. ET — LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8:25 p.m. ET — OMG! Gleeks!!!! Kevin McHale!!!!!!!!! Gleeking out!
8:24 p.m. ET — Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Odd Future, Tony Bennett, Rick Ross, Joe Jonas are all within a 10-foot radius of where I’m standing. Like, really just sit and think about that and try to process it for a second or two or however long it takes.
8:19 p.m. ET — Cobra Starship and Sabi are killinum. Also why aren’t I having I married Gabe Saporta yet? That’s not cool.
8:18 p.m. ET — LQQK WHAT LMFAO BROUGHT TO THE VMAS! I don’t know WTF it is but I bet it answers to the name Party Rock. And I want one.
8:13 p.m. ET — Is that picturesque tableau over there a DaVinci painting? Oh wait. That’s the cast of the Jersey Shore! Also, Deena managed to find the only dress ever to feature EVERY SINGLE COLOR EVER INVENTED. Give her a Moonman!
8:07 p.m. ET –Ruhroh. Rick Ross is getting dangerously close to Kreayshawn’s red carpet report platform. Squash all beef, y’all!!
8:04 p.m ET — Cops are here. Kreayshawn’s taking it well. Rick Ross is yelly. Also, wearing sunglasses.
8:03 p.m. ET — ADELE!!!!! I’m in the presence of greatness. Seriously. Unbiasedly. Genius.
8:02 p.m. ET — RICKAY ROZAY rolling deep with DJ Khaled. #likeaboss Also, I’m happy to report that the beard’s in check.
7:58 p.m. ET — I am standing 4 inches from JOHNNY WRIGHT!!!! #livinglegend #truth
7:56 p.m. ET — Zoe Saldana is so beautiful that I feel like she was divinely ordained to live amongst mere mortals as her own superior species.
7:51 p.m. ET — KELLY ROWLAND!!!! So perfectly perfect. God mustve spent a little more time on you, lady.
7:51 p.m. ET — Vic. Toria. Justice. That DRESSSSSSS! And with that, my life is complete!
7:47 p.m. ET — Brohmaigod! Jessie J’s in a sequined corset and briefs with a sequined walking cast. I NEED to see about applying to be her full-time bestie.
7:37 p.m. ET — Young The Giant. About to get even more giant after their performance tonight.
7:33 p.m. ET — The Black Keys! Sometimes I feel like Patrick Carney is like my own personal Elvis.
7:31 p.m. ET — Young The Giant! Such perfect leather jackets. So much exceptional facial hair. So much room in my bed. #justsaying #realtalk
7:25 p.m. ET — Laurieanne Gibson’s got her paws up, Monsters! Haus of Gaga is officially IN DA HOUSE TONIGHT!!!!!
7:20 p.m. ET — Mindless Behavior and Pete Wentz crossing paths in a cluster of people which includes Cobra Starship. VMAs: bringing random people together since 1984!
7:20 p.m. ET — Pete Wentz. So clean cut. So sharp. So wish I was his VMA date.
7:19 p.m. ET — JC CHASEZ!!! Run and tell that!
7:17 p.m. ET — Trying to mentally process the fact that JC Chasez is standing 2 feet in front of me. If I pass out, please have me CPR a gurl.
7:17 p.m. ET — Cobra Starship just arrived all Mad Men dappered up! Can I PLEASE be your sixth member??? (I know how to play the whistle.)
7:14 p.m. ET — ZOMG selena gomez and tyler posey cradled arms and then my brain broke and a kitten head on a baby chick’s body came out. Also, rainbows.
7:11 p.m. ET — Selena Gomez is the 2011 Recipient of Most Screeching At The VMA Pre-Show Award! Well deserved.
7:11 p.m. ET — TYLER!!!!! I AM SO READY TO CREATE BABIES WITH YOU!!!!!
7:09 p.m. ET
— IT’S REBECCA BLACK!!!! THANK YOU for owning Friday! And the Internet!!! Thank you based God, too! She’s rocking the teeniest black satin suit with hot pants. Absurd how even-toned and symmetrical her knees are! Hawtness.
7:03 p.m. ET — Kreayshawn, living the dream — SHARING AIR WITH JOJO!!!
7:00 p.m. ET — Boo… MTV’s own Liz Lee had a wardrobe sadfunction. Her dress tore in the back.
6:57 p.m. ET — JOJO is IN THE HOUSE! She is twerkin the red carpet in all black everything. She doesn’t age! She must sleep on an angel’s bed of fluffy diamonds. That’s goddess beast mode!! JOJO4LYF!
6:57 p.m. ET — TYLER HOECHLIN!!!!!!! ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME! Clearly you’re not even human because NO HUMAN BEING should look that good. It just doesn’t make sense… I.. I’m… I’m at a loss.
6:51 p.m. ET — No, those aren’t a bunch of buff, fugly women. That’s the cast of the BURIED LIFE dressed in drag! One of them forgot to shave his legs. Note: Gaga did it better. So did Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Still love you guys though (call me/ DM me, whatevs!)
6:45p.m. ET — BLACK VEIL BRIDES came full-fledged dressed as KISS!!! Because someone had to. Noted: I am SO finding their afterparty.
6:44 p.m. ET — The 2011 vma red carpet is officially OPEN for business. The VMA Pre-Show has barely started and it’s already a party. #blindingstrobelights
Watch the 2011 VMA All-Access Live Stream starting at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT and all throughout the show to see backstage and behind-the-scenes footage of the VMA audience, the lobby, dressing room hallways, stage door and more VMA moments you won’t see on TV. And don’t miss the 2011 VMA Pre-Show hosted by Selena Gomez with a live performance by Cobra Starship live on MTV at 8pm ET/ 8pm PT. And OF COURSE, watch the 2011 MTV VMAs LIVE from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. at 9pm ET/ 9pm PT.