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VMAs Get Underway at 9 p.m. on MTV

Lady Gaga, Beyonce and the ”Jersey Shore“ gang will make appearances at this year’s show in Los Angeles

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.

Also read: Lady Gaga at VMAs: 7 Ways She Can Still Shock Us

Here's a look at the ways Gaga, who turned heads last year with her meat dress, could shock us this year, as well as her most outrageous moments to date.

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.