Weekend Update: Errything VMAs + The Mindy Project Gets Its Own Costume Exhibit

Katy Perry performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 27
Katy Perry performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 27

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Check out all the LA weekend news, including everything re: the 2017 VMAs and also take a peek inside The Mindy Project’s costume exhibit.


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Last night at the 2017 MTV “Video Music Awards,” stars took the stage with dazzling performances, including host Katy Perry, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award winner P!nk, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Alessia Cara, Kendrick Lamar, Shawn Mendes and more. Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” video came out on top with six Moon People, including “Video of the Year.” Performances included a four-song medley from P!nk and the world premiere of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” WINNERS VIDEO OF THE YEAR Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ed Sheeran MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD P!nk BEST NEW ARTIST Presented by Taco Bell® Khalid BEST COLLABORATION Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” BEST POP Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” BEST HIP HOP Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” BEST DANCE Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” BEST ROCK Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” Big Sean – “Light” Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” John Legend – “Surefire” SONG OF SUMMER Presented by Verizon Lil Uzi Vert — “XO Tour Llif3” PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” Cinematographer: Scott Cunningham BEST DIRECTION Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” Director: Dave Meyers & the little homies BEST ART DIRECTION Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” Production Designer: Spencer Graves BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” VFX Editor: Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Kanye West – “Fade” Choreographers: Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Matthew Pasterisa, Jae Blaze & Derek Watkins BEST EDITING Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” Editor: Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini PERFORMANCES KATY PERRY FT. NICKI MINAJ – “Swish Swish” P!nk “Get The Party Started” “Raise Your Glass” “So What” “Just” KENDRICK LAMAR – “DNA” + “HUMBLE.” SIR ROD STEWART FT. DNCE – “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” ED SHEERAN & LIL UZI VERT– “Shape Of You” + “XO Tour Lilf3” MILEY CYRUS – “Younger Now” LOGIC FT. KHALID – “1-800-273-8255” DEMI LOVATO – “Sorry Not Sorry” THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – “Walk On Water” FIFTH HARMONY FT. GUCCI MANE – “Angel” + “Down” SHAWN MENDES – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” LORDE – “Homemade Dynamite” KYLE – “iSpy” ALESSIA CARA – “Scares To Your Beautiful” JULIA MICHAELS – “Issues”




In celebration of the upcoming sixth and final season of The Mindy Project, The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is showcasing the bold color palette and trendsetting style of the critically acclaimed Hulu original comedy series, in an immersive and first-of-its-kind exhibit curated by the series’ Emmy-nominated Costume Designer and President of the Costume Designers Guild, Salvador Perez, that launched on Saturday and will run exclusively at the Paley Center through Oct. 1. “The Mindy Project”: Six Seasons of Style Curated by Costume Designer Salvador Perez will explore the unique relationship that costumes have played in bringing the series to life, featuring costumes worn by the cast from seasons past and yet to be seen during the final sixth season. The interactive exhibit will also feature life-size episodic photography, costume sketches, and behind-the-scenes video segments that will take visitors inside Mindy Lahiri’s fun, fabulous and oh-so-stylish world. Whether bedecked in dazzling sequined saris, to-die-for coats, or au courant gold unitards, Mindy Lahiri (played by Mindy Kaling) is one of television’s most fashion-forward characters and her iconic style has added a unique and popular facet to the beloved, award-winning series.


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French master chef Ludo Lefebvre is bringing some equally famous friends to his Highland Avenue eatery this fall when his 2 Chefs: A Dialogue With Food dinner series returns. Each dinner is slated to cost $150 a head; tickets went on sale Friday. The series (thus far) includes:


Hugo Ortega, Houston (Caracol, Xochi)— September 16 John Shields, Chicago (Smyth & The Loyalist) — October 8 Gavin Kaysen, Minneapolis (Spoon & Stable, Bellecour) —October 28 Jamie Bissonnette, Ken Oringer, Boston (Toro, Coppa, Little Donkey) — December 5/6 Enrique Olvera, Mexico City (Pujol, Cosme) — December 7





Cocktails in the City, a premiere cocktail festival that has seen tremendous success in the United Kingdom, is making its way stateside this fall and will be launching in the City of Angeles come September. The one-night-only event will take place September 23rd at the Majestic Downtown and will bring together the city’s leading cocktail bars under one roof. Under the leadership of CEO Steve Kelly, who launched the award-winning West Hollywood Now Boarding in 2013, Cocktails in the City celebrates the unique bar culture of Los Angeles, where consumers and industry professionals alike can experience all of the city’s leading cocktail bars, bartenders and craft liquors under one roof. Guests can get shoulder-to-shoulder with the city’s finest bartenders, enjoy live demonstrations and appreciate the finest drinks the West Coast has to offer—a bona fide cocktail lover’s paradise.