Face it: at MTV's Video Music Awards, we don’t really remember who wins. This show is all about water-cooler moments, not acceptance speeches – it's about Andrew Dice Clay drawing a lifetime ban for being crude in '89, or Diana Ross grabbing Lil Kim's boob onstage 10 years later. So here are a few quintessential VMA moments.
From Pee-wee to Gaga: the VMA's Water-Cooler Moments (Slideshow)
The Odds is an informed, bemused, skeptical and authoritative look at all aspects of the Academy Awards race. Steve Pond, author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Big Show, has been covering this particular circus for more than two decades, much of that time as the only reporter with full backstage and rehearsal access to the Oscar show.