Haute Party Preview: MTV Video Music Awards

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It’s that time of the year again—when the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood moon walk their way into Staples Center to bask in a night of alter egos, interrupted speeches and other surprises that define the MTV Video Music Awards.

Hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, who warns those in attendance that “nobody is safe,” expect marquee appearances from “Call Me Maybe” mega-hit Carly Rae Jepsen, the fab five winning U.S. Olympics gymnastics team, hunky teen idols and Rihanna, who’ll kick off the show with A$AP.

While much will be said about what goes on during the show, there will surely be water cooler moments once it wraps. Here’s a roundup of the hottest VMAs after parties:

InTouch Weekly’s Icons and Idols

Chateau Marmont

This annual party pits celebrity gossip reporters with young Hollywood stars in what Bauer Entertainment Group vice president Charlie McNiff says is a signature event for the weekly entertainment publication. Past guests include Kid Rock, David Spade, Leona Lewis and the “Jersey Shore” clan.


SBE’S Remix VMA After Party

Greystone Manor

“Jersey Shore’s” Pauly D will DJ and headline a two-hour set at this La Cienega hotspot with a hosted bar from 10-11 p.m. provided by DJ Pauly D’s Remix Cocktails. Those willing to pay $80 can buy tickets at greystonemanor.sbetickets.com

XBOX VMA Lounge and After Party Benefiting VH1 Save the Music Foundation

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live

Before and after Hollywood elites walk onto the Staples Center stage, they’ll be able to experience the Kinect for Xbox 360 video game, NBA Baller Beats, and be treated to an exclusive gifting suite featuring Le Posh Salon, Refine Mixers and Junk Food Clothing set to the beats of Karmin with Demetrius and Ian Desdune.

House of Hype and Esquire Magazine Power Players Dinner and Party

Beverly Hills Hotel

A who’s-who of industry power players, this high-profile party includes guests like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Kaskade.

Beats by Dre & Lil Wayne

Playhouse Hollywood

Expect hip-hop royalty to make up the crowd at this late night post-show soiree where Dr. Dre will welcome rapper “Mountain Dew” to the headphone family.

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