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The boroughs were buzzing with celebrities as the much anticipated MTV Video Music Awards took over the Barclays Center last night. Following the infamous award show, an A, B and C-list of stars migrated from Brooklyn to Bowery to party the night away at In Touch’s sixth-annual Icons & Idols VMA after party, at downtown hotspot FINALE.


A red carpet welcomed a bevy of celebrity guests including Cuba Gooding Jr., Taryn Manning, new “The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy, Sarah Hyland, Jason Derulo, Jonathan Cheban, Zoey Deuth, Nick Cannon and John Norris.

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Also in attendance were several reality stars from a variety of hit shows including; Sammi Giancola and Ronnie-Ortiz-Magro (who strolled the event hand-in-hand), Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick of the “Jersey Shore”, Melissa and Joe Gorga of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”, Renee Graziano and Angela “Big Ang” Riola of “Mob Wives”, Farrah Abraham of “Teen Mom”, among many more.

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FINALE’s neighbor, The General, also opened its doors allowing the party to take over both EMM-owned venues. Artists, actors, musicians, models, industry and fashionistas mingled and discussed the events of the evening (namely Miley Cyrus’s “unique” performance) while sipping on specialty cocktails by Malibu Red and Diet Coke, and danced into the morning while DJ’s Nick Cannon and Travie McCoy spun in the main room. Guests also enjoyed free swag from Covergirl, Herbal Essences, EOS, blu Electronic Cigarettes and Donuts from The General’s Bakery.

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Another fun, fabulous and successful Icons & Idols party from In Touch! Congratulations to this years VMA winners and nominees!

Love to all,


Photos via Daily Mail, In Touch, and by Socially Superlative