Music award show bows in L.A.
HOLLYWOOD — Host Jimmy Kimmel opened up the American Music Awards on Sunday with an obligatory strike joke: “I’m not allowed to write any jokes tonight so I have to entertain you with a dance.”The comedian then threw on a hoodie and baseball cap and performed a popular hip-hop dance, much to the crowd’s delight. The first awards show at downtown L.A.’s Nokia Theater was a fittingly over-the-top affair, with pyrotechnics, high-tech moving props and lots of star power. Beyonce, Fergie, Rihanna and Alicia Keys all performed, though nobody could hear much over the screams of fans.
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