MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga Sweeps; Kanye West, Taylor Swift Spar Again

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Kanye West shot back at his critics at the VMAs.

Other memorable moments of the VMAs' two-hour-long telecast included Rihanna surprising viewers by joining Eminem for a performance of "Love the Way You Lie," the men and women of MTV's hit reality series "Jersey Shore" luring host Handler into an on-stage hot tub, and Handler herself taking shots at multiple members of the audience, from teen pop sensation Justin Bieber ("Just imagine how good his music will be when he sees a vagina") to her jacuzzi cohorts ("If you leave Jersey, you host the VMAs; if you stay in Jersey, you host the herpes").

Chelsea Handler jumped out of a hot tub, fully clothed and fake-pregnant, after soaking with the "Jersey Shore" gang.

Handler, the star of E!'s late-night comedy show "Chelsea Lately," was the first woman in 16 years to helm the VMAs, following Roseanne Barr's turn as ringleader in 1994.

She hammed it up. Handler bounced onto the VMA stage attempting to do the "Bad Romance" dance with an outrageous, Gaga-like headpiece -- a model house.

Chelsea Handler mimicked Lady Gaga in her VMA intro.

She also let Lindsay Lohan make her the butt of a joke. The just-out-of-jail-and-rehab starlet made a cameo at the VMAs in a backstage segment with Handler in which Lohan asked why Handler's alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet went off. Handler's response: she wasn't rocking a SCRAM bracelet, just the waiting-for-a-table buzzer from The Olive Garden.

As always with the VMAs, performances took up a significant amount of airtime. While Bieber and Usher showed off impressive dance routines, the artists who really resonated were those who appeared to be using their real voices, like Drake and Mary J. Blige and Florence And The Machine, rather than lip-synching. Technology is king -- one only needed to count the number of times MTV made mention of VMA-related topics trending on Twitter to realize that. But in music, talent always triumphs.

Justin Bieber at the VMAs.

Below, the full list of winners from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards:

-- Collaboration: Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce, "Telephone"

-- Female video: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

-- Male video: Eminem, "Not Afraid"

-- Hip-hop video: Eminem, "Not Afraid"

Eminem and Rihanna at the VMAs.

-- New artist: Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, "Baby"

-- Pop video: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

-- Rock video: 30 Seconds to Mars, "Kings and Queens"

-- Dance music video: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

-- Art direction: Florence and the Machine, "Dog Days Are Over"

-- Choreography: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

-- Cinematography: Jay Z and Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind"

-- Direction: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

-- Editing: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

-- Special effects: Muse, "Uprising"

-- Breakthrough video: The Black Keys, "Tighten Up"

-- Video of the year: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

Reporting contributed by The Associated Press.

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