Taylor Swift leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations
Taylor Swift’s star-studded “Bad Blood” music video is paying off: She’s the top nominee at next month’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift is nominated for nine moonmen, including video of the year for “Bad Blood,” starring Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham and more of the pop star’s famous friends.
Lamar, who is featured on “Bad Blood,” is nominated for video of the year thanks to his own hit, “Alright.” Other nominees for the top prize include Beyonce’s “7/11,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking out Loud” and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson.
The 2015 VMAs, hosted by Miley Cyrus, will air live Aug. 30 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Sheeran has six nominations, while Beyonce, Lamar and Ronson have five each.
Swift’s “Blank Space” will compete for best female video and pop video, while “Bad Blood” is up for best collaboration, direction, editing, visual effects, art direction and cinematography.
Fans could begin voting Tuesday.
Beyonce, Sia, Nicki Minaj and Ellie Goulding will battle Swift for best female video, while Sheeran, Lamar, Ronson, the Weeknd and Nick Jonas will compete for best male video.
Diplo, FKA twigs, Skrillex and Minaj earned three nominations each, while the Weeknd, Ariana Grande and Fetty Wap are double nominees.
Cyrus, who won video of the year last year for “Wrecking Ball,” dominated the 2013 VMAs when she grinded on Robin Thicke during a performance that trended heavily on social media. Cyrus wrote in an Instagram post Monday that “MTV won’t let me perform ... so I’m hosting this year’s VMAs.”
Josh Duggar, the eldest son featured on TLC’s recently cancelled “19 Kids and Counting” reality show, has announced the birth of his and his wife’s fourth child.
Duggar tweeted Sunday that his wife, Anna, gave birth to another daughter, Meredith Grace. The announcement was confirmed by a spokeswoman for the Duggars’ show, which featured the 19 children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
TLC cancelled the show last week, following revelations that Josh Duggar molested some of his sisters and a babysitter when he was a teenager in 2002 and 2003. No charges have been filed.
TLC has said it’s now producing a documentary to raise awareness of child sexual abuse, and some of the Duggars will take part.
In this July 10 file photo, Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour. Swift is nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards The 2015 VMAs will air live on Aug. 30 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.