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Vanessa Hudgens & Michael Shannon: YouTube Music Awards 2013 Performance

Vanessa Hudgens & Michael Shannon: YouTube Music Awards 2013 Performance

Vanessa Hudgens dances alongside Michael Shannon while taking part in a performance at the 2013 YouTube Music Awards on Sunday night (November 3) in New York City.

The 24-year-old actress hit the red carpet earlier in the evening for the first annual YouTube award show.

Vanessa joined Michael on stage while a live music video was shot, which was written by Lena Dunham. They starred as a DJ and a girl who ditched her ex. At one point, a high-strung concert-goer put her in a headlock as “Wake Me Up” revved up in the background.

“YouTube Music Awards. Streaming tonight, 6pm EST. Cc: @lenadunham” Vanessa tweeted earlier in the evening, along with a pic of the script. Check it out below!

Earlier in the evening, Michael hit the red carpet at the show as well.

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  • georgina

    where is the video?

  • david

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  • SHINE

    Vanessa is horrible

  • Ha

    Though I like what she’s wearing here (her red carpet dress was just awful), I can’t stand her. She has no business being here. She’s talentless. She’s like Jessica Alba, only known and liked for her “beauty” UGH

  • Pam

    Sure she is talentless that’s what she always get good reviews on her movies, even of the b.o aren’t good, and that’s why she works with Rosario, michael Caine, Brendan, James Franco and that’s why she was here with michael Shannon in a Lena Dunham short, @Ha: we know u love zef so no worries, no one minds you here

  • http://www.youtube.com/jbceezy JB Clem

    My thoughts on this sham of an awards show which was a slap in the face to Youtube creators.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35mN-9nUlWw

  • IMO

    Vanessa was great. It was a skit for goodness sake , she played her part as it was written, and played it well. She is one gorgeous woman.
    To the haters she could win an Oscar and you will still slam her, jealousy is a curse.

  • Ha

    @Pam: Yeah, keep kissing the ass of someone who doesn’t know (and care for that matter) of your existence =) you must be really young. Can’t blame you for your gullibility. Just because she’s worked with talented people doesn’t mean that she is. Please go play with your dolls. Like she’s a big actress lmao. She’s so not memorable, nobody will remember her in ten years. Oh well, yeah maybe she’ll be remembered as that little girl from Disney’s High school musical turned hoe (leaked pics, hor-ish roles in films), yeah that girl who resorted to make mediocre films to stay in the spotlight. Yeah…. she’s so amazing. PLEASE. She’s not a star and I don’t understand why JJ even bothers to feature her here. Oh and, no, I do not like “Zef” (It actually took me a while to understand who that was). I’m not into teenie bopper stuff, no, I’m into real big talents, you know…. but you don’t know about that I guess.

  • Nightwish

    Wow. Hudgens plays a bystander in a very short video. Maybe this Dunham chick will give vanessa a real part that actually pays money, if she likes her so much lol

  • Nightwish

    Its just a skit lol! Oh come on Hudgens, find a real job for christs sake

  • zacfan

    was the skit about ditching a heroin-addicted ex?

  • Nightwish

    @zacfan: No, its about Hudgens getting put in a headlock for being so attention seeking and irking

  • zacfan

    as you wish night wish haha. what a way to torture you with these vanessa posts.

  • zacfan

    @ha: she’s maybe no more of a hoe than you and your mom combined!

  • kami

    vanessa looks great.

  • zacfan

    @ha: i don’t understand either why you waste your time to post a lengthy essay to such an “insignificant” actress when you can spend more time trolling the “big” talents and taking care of your hoe of a mom?

  • J-ish

    Aww, love this surprise event and with Michael Shannon too!!

  • devon

    Cool girl.

  • Nightwish

    @Ha: Spot on. This hudgens stuff brings out the worst in some. You just have to vent.

  • Nightwish

    @zacfan: I see you’ve upraded poor Zac to a heroin addict now. Whats next, he has hiv? What a sour, cranky loosier you are lol

  • zacfan

    @nightwish: you said it, not me!

  • Effy

    I like Vanessa, but saying she’ll win an Oscar one day is a joke. Leonardo DiCaprio is an amazing actor and he hasn’t won any, so her chances are slim.

  • Irma

    @Effy: She has an equal chance of getting an oscar as winning the nobel prize in mathematics. Or kim jung eun winning the nobel peace prize.

  • tina

    @Irma: She has a better chance than either of you. Jealousy is bad for your health.

  • zacfan

    @tina: right on.

  • Nightwish

    Hi Kasia. Come back, dont let these clowns bother you anymore

  • tina

    @Ha: Won’t wait time on someone who tries to insult someone by calling them a garden tool. Go to a library, read a book, then come back after you’ve learned something.

  • tina

    Sb “waste time”

  • Thepomafame

    Their performance was weird, didn’t like it i expected to see the real Avicci, and the show was pretty disorganised, i thought cause it was something urban, but american always want everything well done

  • QueenHudgens

    To all the haters..she’s better than u all..oh and thank u for being soo jealous of her… She’s the best

  • maria

    For those who think she’s resorted to skits or is talentless, think again, doing live performances is extremely difficult; not only has she done this “skit” that was written for her to do by Lena, but she has also performed at the Oscars, singing and dancing beautifully. How about singing live at Lincoln Center for the president? Or in front of thousands at the Hollywood Bowl? And don’t forget her tours for HSM and for her solo album. Hate to break it to ya, but you don’t get to do those things with no talent. She may not be your taste, but she has talent, all right.

    So for the “loosiers”, maybe someday Stewart will be able to perform live at the Oscars or Efron will get over his live performance anxiety. In the meantime, I will enjoy Vanessa’s varied talents!!

  • maria

    “Vanessa Hudgens, Aviici and Lena Dunham teamed up for one of the most memorable live performance from the first ever YouTube music awards. Vanessa, along with a small cast of actors, gave a live performance of a short film written by Girls star Lena Dunham, titled “Choose You,” as the music of Avicci played in the background. This portion of the show was innovative for multiple reasons, one of which the fact that the ending of the story was chosen by the YTMA in-studio audience. The story, which was a love triangle with a tragic turn, when after a girl vs. girl catfight, two fo the actors jumped to their own deaths (for the record, this was all acting so not to worry).”

  • zacfan

    @maria: you’re right. and i don’t get it when people like “ha” calling someone a hoe when their mom is the bigger hoe.

  • maria

    @zacfan: I don’t get calling anyone that unless they sleep around or dress provocatively. Vanessa does neither. But I’ll not talk trash about someone’s mom!

  • pika

    interesting… shes a weird one ya know. super beautiful but a little too wacky for me personally. didnt watch the skit so i cant say if it was good or bad but the youtube awards sounds ..eh. and to be honest, does she know what she wants? i read that shes being featured in some song with a …*ahem* sexual title and i was like “gurl really? ur WAYYYY better than that” because she is a good actress with a lot of potential. her fans could say im a hater and what not but ur not gonna agree with Everything she does in regards to her career right? its not right. such a waste of talent.

  • zacfan

    @maria: my point exactly! when she calls someone’s daughter a hoe she drags in her own mother to the fore. you would expect that because she only spends time on “big and important things” she would know this simple rationale.

  • jolie

    didnt get that skit at all :S. and im a vanessa fan and vanessas part was good but the whole thing confused me. was it supposed to be funny? when i found out lena dunham made it made more sense cuz she is so unfunny to me. nessa was still gorg

  • Unknown

    @pika: That whole Vanessa being featured on a new song thing turned out to be FALSE. The guy who tweeted that said he hasn’t even contacted her. I think he was just using her name to get attention which is exactly what he got.

  • Nightwish

    @jolie: Be careful. That kind of honest Hudgens fandom will get you run off these posts.

  • Nightwish

    @zacfan: Say that again? Yo mamma was moaning too loud LOL

  • kelly martineau

    hello

  • kelly martineau

    Who invited her there. V should sale her house in la and move to N.Y, with big lips. V doesn’t have nonthing going on in her career out fooling around everyhwere. Not even trying to go a movie roll. And when was the last time she actually had a important meeting.

  • kelly martineau

    Bip lips should marry V and get her pregant right away. Was big lips with her that nigh? Nonthing going anywhere for her.

  • kylie

    If you want to see the skit it is on Perez H’s site. I thought Vanessa was very believable and she obviously looked good..girl is beautiful. I wasn’t confused at all but I knew the backstory of what the skit was supposed to be about. Vanessa has left her boyfriend of four years to be with the DJ played by Michael Shannon. Anyway, it was all in fun and written by Lena Dunham. The audience chose the ending which was kind of funny.

  • tina

    @Unknown: Best way to get some free publicity because there are so many idiots willing to believe anything negative about her and spread it. Right pika?

  • kylie

    @kylie: Okay, maybe the ending of the skit wasn’t exactly funny, but the audience chose it.

  • maria

    @jolie: I didn’t get it either, but Vanessa had nothing to do with that. The girl can perform live though, and she looked gorgeous. No big deal for her. Just something fun.

  • babyv

    @tina: ”Best way to get some free publicity” seriously? Are all the famous people in the world dead? It has more to do with her reputation due to the scandal pics! ; ( LOL

  • Nightwish

    @maria: Its totally lame pumping that performance. She needs real acting jobs that pay money and movies that are seen in theaters, not skits for exposure. She is not new in the industry but thats how you guys talk about her

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