Missy Elliott to receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2019 VMAs

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
3:21 | 08/13/19

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this lady, Missy Elliott. She tells us to work it in one of her classic songs. There it is. I mean, that is a classic. Yeah. It seems that Nicki will be the one working it on stage at the upcoming mtvma awards. She's been chosen to receive the Michael Jackson video van guard nomination. This makes her the fourth rap artist to receive the honor following in the footsteps of ll cool J, beastie boys, Kanye west, but she's the only female rapper ever chosen. Work it. Elliott just announced she'll also perform at the show. It will be her first time on the VMA stage in 16 years. Over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Congratulations. Good for you. Also popping this morning, Liam Hemsworth now speaking out about his surprise breakup with Miley Cyrus. The actor -- oh wow, that was spontaneous. I know, it was sad, wasn't it? Well, look at this sunset he posted. It's a sad picture too. It's beautiful but he wrote on Instagram something very nice. He said, quote, wishing Miley nothing but health and happiness going forward. Stop, end. That's it, keeping it classy. Alongside a photo of a beach at this comes 24 hours after Miley shared a picture of herself. She's back in the recording studio as you can see, signaling new music could be on the way. Still no word on what caused the couple to break up after just nine months of marriage. They were together so much longer. So much longer. Ten years. Wishing them the very best. I love this audience. You should have seen them. I thought it was going to be a group sing-a-long. You guys are the best. Are you ready for princess Diana the musical? Ooh. Yes, it's happening. Reports this morning say a show about the life of princess DI is said to open on Broadway next it's called, shockingly, Diana. It will follow the life of the princess from meeting the future king to her every move and of course the events that led up to her tragic passing. The show is written by the writer of "Memphis." This is a very strong team. They've been testing the show, really strong reviews. Diana said to open on Broadway in March. Here's a little something though about that. The team that wrote it, one of the people -- one of the members of that team is David Brian. Yes. Who is a keyboard player for bon jovi. He wrote "Memphis" as well. David wrote "Diana". The reviews have been great, a mix of classical, '80s, pop, all about the genre. Sounds great, everybody check it had out. Finally, in the news this morning some wise guy owls. They didn't like the fact they were being watched. These rare owls living in the U.K., one owl spots the surveillance camera. He doesn't give a hoot.

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