Liveblogging the TRL Finale!!!!!
Hello, my party people!!!!! I’m here liveblogging from inside the MTV Times Square Studios in New York City.
Hope you’re tuning in and watching the madness!
Remember to keep refreshing for more updates as they come in!
7:55 PM – We’re just minutes away and the energy in the studio is crazy!!! I ran into Taylor Swift outside the elevator banks. Of course, she was super sweet. The audience is practicing their applause. Woo woo!!!! Clap clap!!!
7:56 PM – Beyonce‘s dad just filed in…. Hi Mr. Knowles!!!
7:59 PM – Beyonce just took the stage, the crowd goes wild. Looks like she’s opening the show!!! Looks like Beyonce is praying with her eyes closed…
8:00 PM – Beyonce looks so purty… Her voice is amazing live. The smoke machines and fans add to the special effects too. ;) Papa Knowles is doing a bit of headbanging. Cute.
8:05 PM – Singles Ladies!!!!! One of her dancers doesn’t seem up to par….
8:07 PM – Damian Fahey and Carson Daly are walking into the studio. Carson: “Break a leg, everyone!”
8:08 PM – “Crazy in love”!!!!!!! Omg amazing
8:10 PM – Damian and Carson are talking on a little podium… 10 feet away from me.
8:13 PM – Diddy just walked through wearing a motorcycle jacket.
8:22 PM – Miley‘s clip was pre-taped, btw…
8:28 PM – Diddy takes center stage…. Says hello to the crowd outside Times Square.
8:33 PM – Ben Stiller clip coming right up!
8:41 PM – Lyndsey Rodrigues is taking digicam photos with the camera crew… taking in this finale moment…
8:45 PM – This entire Christina Aguilera clip was pre-taped. A little TV magic for ya. Carson is of course wearing the same outfit today as in the pre-recorded clip.
8:54 PM – Fall Out Boy is performing on the ginormous stage out in Times Square. The studio is just watching the performance on the seven TV screens inside the studio.
8:59 PM – Vanessa Minnillo confirms that Pete Wentz is with wife Ashlee Simpson–she is due any minute!!!
9:02 PM – Damian and Susie Castillo are joining the TRL audience in the bleachers to see how the next clip will look on camera.
9:07 PM – Two of the N’sync boys take the stage — Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez. They’ve come a really long way since their frosted tips!
9:17 PM – Kid Rock just lit a cigar and walked in with a cup of beer. It’s smokin’ in here!!!
9:22 PM – News correspondents John Norris, Suchin Pak and Sway just walked in! Oh, the memories…
9:25 PM – Snoop Dogg is laughing it up in the hallway. Diddy and Nelly giving each other man hugs backstage. Ludacris standing nearby.
9:39 PM – Susie Castillo bopping to Nelly‘s “Hot in Herre” and taking digicam pics.
9:40 PM – Vanessa Minnillo clapping and singing along to Snoop Dogg‘s “Drop It Like It’s Hot”.
9:42 PM – Nelly and Snoop Dogg hugging and laughing at Heidi Montag‘s rendition of “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”
9:44 PM – Vanessa Minnillo and Lala holding hands and walking out of the studo.
9:46 PM – HILARY DUFF IS LOOKING GORG IN BLACK! Nice sheer black skirt…
9:53 PM – Hilary hugs one of the audience members, which gets a big “Awww” from the rest of the audience.
9:56 PM – Carson is interviewing Christina again but his lips aren’t moving here in the studio… Yay live TV!
9:57 PM – Justin Timberlake walks back into the studio for his next segment, everyone is screaming his name.
10:00 PM – I wonder if he knows he has cockroaches in his restaurant, Southern Hospitality. (I overheard a conversation on the subway one time about that. Eep!)
10:01 PM – Justin walks super super close to the tv screen, watching and taking in the clip of Halle Berry hugging him. One of the finer moments in his life!
10:05 PM – My back hurts after standing in the same place for over two hours. Just 1/2 hour more of the TRL FINALE!!!!! Sniff, sniff.
10:11 PM – BSB clip is taped, boo-hoo. But that’s not stopping the audience from clapping and singing along!
10:22 PM – Everyone’s in the studio anticipating 50 Cent‘s performance. Stage manager: “Everyone move out of the way!!! Fifty‘s coming through here!!!”
10:26 PM – Quddus texting on his phone, sipping on some beer.
10:28 PM – Beyonce‘s band going crazy, rocking out to 50.
10:30 PM – The kids from the streets just crowded up the entire studio.
10:32 PM – 50 cent and Lloyd Banks give Lala a big hug.
10:38 PM – Production says we’re 20 minutes behind schedule. It was supposed to be over at 10:30 but it’s already 10:34!
10:42 PM – Esmee Denters looks cute–her first time on the last TRL show ever!
10:48 PM – Taylor Swift just walked in… Everyone screaming… “Taylor!!! I love you!!!!”
10:53 PM – Lots of waiters walking in with trays of champagne glasses… Handing them out to audience members. No alcohol here, though… Just sparkling cider. Just about every celeb from the finale is taking the stage for the final finale moment!!!!!!!!!!!
10:55 PM – Kid Rock puffing away at his cigar…. The final final final moments of TRL…. Sob sob
10:57 PM – BYE BYE TRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!