It looks like Eminem has been selected to open the curtains at this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards. The choice was confirmed by MTV general manager Stephen Friedman recently.
Eminem, who is nominated for eight trophies – will open Sunday's ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in LA, which has been transformed with a sprawling white set. MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said: "We thought that there's no better way to kick off the show than a performance from Eminem." (The Press Association)
Details on the shows design and set were also talked about in the article…
The enveloping stage design includes a giant rotating billboard, curvy catwalk, circular performance space and two massive video screens that will serve as curtains. VMA executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic said the undulating space, created by German designer Florian Wieder, required about 2,000 orchestra seats to be removed from the Nokia Theatre. "Every year, we try to have a theme and purpose beyond just giving awards away," said Ignjatovic. "This year, being back in Los Angeles, we really gravitated toward mid-century modern architecture and the pop culture of the '50s, like the youth-oriented rebellion films 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'Wild Ones.' It's a very L.A. kind of a set." (The Associated Press)
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