Early Wrap: MTV VMA nods announced, Jason Biggs fails at humor, Elaine Stritch dies

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

It was a busy day for fans of MTV’s Video Music Awards. Beyonce lead the pack, with a stellar eight nominations this year. Other stars to get a nod include Eminem, Rihanna, and Iggy Azalea, who was nominated for Best Female Video, Art Direction, and Pop Video. The VMAs are taking place this year at The Forum on Aug. 24.

Actor Jason Biggs made light of the Malysian Airlines tragedy. The celebrity, known for his work in American Pie, was quite light-hearted on his Twitter page, asking if anyone would like to buy his Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles. That wasn't funny, since a passenger plane went down over the Ukraine yesterday, near the Russian border. Malaysian Airlines has been having a difficult year, as a flight disappeared back in March.

It was announced that David Fincher’s Gone Girl with Ben Affleck will be premiering at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 27. Fincher also opened The Social Network at the New York Film Festival. The director is known for the edgy film, Fight Club. This one is also a “nasty” film, according to the film’s composer, Trent Reznor.

Elaine Stritch died at age 89. The Tony Award nominated actress was known for starring in the Broadway musicals and her raspy voice wowed audiences in the musical, Company when she sang “The Ladies Who Lunch.” Her one woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty won an Emmy.

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