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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TRL Finale Liveblogging Ideas???

Hey guys, Just Jared here. I’ll soon be inside the MTV Times Square studio in New York City to live blog the Total Finale Live FINALE via Blackberry.

Hosted by Carson Daly and Damien Fahey, it’s supposed to be a great show with performances from Beyonce, Fall Out Boy, 50 Cent and Backstreet Boys and appearances by Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, J.C. Chasez, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Hilary Duff, Diddy, and more!

The Total Finale Live FINALE airs TODAY, November 16 @ 8PM ET. Be sure to tune in!!!

Who should I keep an extra eye on backstage??? What should I look out for???

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Michael Phelps: Reality TV Star?

Olympic swimming hero Michael Phelps holds up a TRL-branded speedo at MTV Studios in Times Square on Wednesday in New York City.

In related news, Demi Moore and husband Ashton Kutcher have approached Phelps about doing a reality show.

“It will focus on Michael’s new life and fame,” an insider tells Life & Style. “Demi and Michael were really chummy at the MTV Video Music Awards after-party in September. She and Ashton are amazed by how humble and down-to-earth he is. They think America will fall in love with him.”

One thing is certain: Michael, 23, is already in love with Demi and Ashton. “He loved Ashton’s Punk’d show,” adds the insider. “And he’s had a crush on Demi since he was a kid!”

15+ pictures inside of Michael Phelps @ TRL… More Here! »

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TRL Canceled -- For Real This Time!

Total Request Live, better known as TRL, has been officially canceled after ten years. (This was a rumor back in Feburary, but it’s a done deal now.)

TRL executive producer Dave Sirulnick said that show, which is taped in Times Square, will take its final bow in a two-hour special on a Saturday afternoon in November. He added that show isn’t “ending for good” but needs a “break.”

Originally hosted by Carson Daly, the music video countdown show premiered music videos and helped to launch the careers of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, ‘NSync and other teen pop acts.

Where will artists premiere their music videos now? Online? FNMTV?

R.I.P. T.R.L. (1998 – 2008)

The Jonas Brothers Team Up With Lady GaGa

Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas continue Jonas Brothers Fan Week with dance-pop star Lady GaGa at MTV’s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on Tuesday in New York City. Their new album, A Little Bit Longer, dropped in stores TODAY.

Be sure to check out this NYTimes article about the JoBros‘ Burnin’ Up concert at Madison Square Garden this past weekend. Here’s a snippet: “Now they are among the most culturally important American rock bands of the last decade, reflective of the size and buying power of the children’s market, the mainstreaming of clean Christian values in pop and the evergreen ability of a few handsome kids with reedy voices to captivate all girls within eye- and earshot.”

You can check out the video below of Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift‘s duet to her hit single “Should’ve Said No” from Sunday.


Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift‘s duet to “Should’ve Said No”
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Miley Cyrus Plays TRL Egg Toss

Miley Cyrus plays a friendly game of egg toss while taping a segment for Total Request Live (TRL) in Times Square, New York City on Friday afternoon. The 15-year-old Disney sensation chatted with MTV VJ Damien Fahey during the show.

Miley will be co-hosting TRL on both Wednesday and Thursday! She’ll be sharing all about her new album, Breakout, and what’s up next for Hannah Montana.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Miley’s pink newsboy cap and her double-belt look?

15+ pictures inside of egg-tossing Miley CyrusMore Here! »

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Vanessa Hudgens is in a TRL Tizzy

Vanessa Hudgens (in Ports 1961) rubs shoulders with NFL Football player Chad Johnson during an appearance on MTV’s Total Request Live at MTV Studios on Tuesday in New York City.

The 19-year-old High School Musical star helped promote her new album, Identified, out in stores today. The segments airs today, Thursday, July 3rd at 3PM ET/PT on MTV.

20+ pictures inside of Vanessa Hudgens in a TRL tizzy… More Here! »

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