MTV's 28th annual Video Music Awards get underway at 9 p.m. ET.
This year's show, which will feature appearances by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and “The Jersey Shore” gang, will take place at the Nokia Theater in L.A. for the VMAs. Tony Bennett will pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse at the event, which will feature a black, rather than a red carpet.
And last, some vintage water-cooler moments from the VMAs in a handy dandy slideshow.
The awards show also airs at 9 p.m. PT.