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VH1 Divas: Miley Calls Kanye Disrespectful, True Blood's Sam Takes on Twilight's Jacob, and Paula Channels Ellen!

The star-studded VH1 Divas kicked off last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and new diva-inductees like Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Clarkson walked the red carpet in their glamorous gowns. Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port looked gorgeous and sparkly, and we'll have more on LC's possible LA Candy movie deal later. Miley weighed in on the Taylor/Kanye incident, calling him out as disrespectful. Kelly also had some things to say about it as well as the Paula/Ellen change on American Idol. Sam Trammell, who plays Sam Merlotte on True Blood, also told us he thinks his shape-shifter character could take on Taylor Lautner's Jacob — check out the interviews below!

Paula Abdul opened the night with a surprise performance and jokingly introduced the live show saying "I'm Paula Abdul and this is NOT American Idol." Later in the night she came out dressed as Ellen DeGeneres, dancing across the stage before saying "All kidding aside — [I have] nothing but love for Ellen, and I wish you the best of luck and congratulations on your new gig." There were many performances and duets to enjoy, like Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder, as well as solos by all the divas like Jordin Sparks. Check out our interviews with Miley, Kelly, and Sam after the jump, and stay tuned for more from PopSugar Rush on the night's events!

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  • Miley on Taylor/Kanye VMA incident: "I think it's just disrespectful so I think the best thing is — I probably would have done what [Taylor] did and just walk away from it because she looks better than he does."
  • Sam on Sam Merlotte vs. Jacob Black: "Is he tall? I think he's really tall . . . Oh is that just in the movie? I could probably take him because I could just turn into some huge animal and just take him. Yeah, I could just turn into a big bull and take him."
  • Kelly on whether she has words of encouragement for Taylor Swift: "I don't think she needs any. She handled it really well and she's just a really sweet girl. I love Taylor and she knows I do. I keep asking her to write me some songs, I love her writing. The whole situation in general was the straw that broke the camel's back. Not only that situation. Unfortunately Kanye was the straw that broke the camel's back. But there's a lot of crappy things that go on in the industry and it's just not right. This is supposed to be fun. We're not scientists, we're not doing anything mind-blowing. We should all be having fun and complimenting each other and lifting each other up. I don't get it."
  • Kelly on taking stage with Paula, and Paula leaving Idol: "I'm used to that! We've been doing off and on for seven years; we all end up at the same shows. So I'm so used to seeing her everywhere. I don't even know enough about [Paula leaving Idol] but I think she's probably ready. I mean they've done like nine seasons. It's pretty cool she's going off and doing something on her own and right after it she's hosting VH1 Divas. Oh my God, she's performing and I saw rehearsals and it's insane. I'm like a 12-year-old again and singing 'Straight Up.' We're all dying backstage."

Images include: Cyndi Lauper, Leona Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Paula Abdul, Jordin Sparks, Martina McBride, Kelly Clarkson, Melissa Etheridge, Adele, India.Arie, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Griffin, Corbin Bleu, Adele, Toni Braxton, Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad, Kherington Payne, Asher Book, Ryan Kwanten, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Sherri Shepherd, Kim Zolciak, Bethenny Frankel, Sam Trammell

Image Sources: WireImage and Getty
Comments
tarahprincess
tarahprincess
yeah miley your right about Taylor she did the right thing.
Emma-G
Emma-G
"We should all be having fun and complimenting each other and lifting each other up" because let's face it, celebrities need MORE yes men and compliments in their lives, the poor dears have it SO HARD! Put it into perspective Kelly, it's the VMA'S, no one gives a rats bum, it is meaningless and I'm sure Taylors millions of dollars, amazing looks, loving family and adoring fans - plus her HUGE album sales, will make her feel better. Americas reaction to this situation is ridiculous, as is this inane comment by Kelly Clarkson. Oh, and Kanye was 100% correct! What a load of garbage her win was! Team Kanye!
sabrina27
sabrina27
It was a great show
spicyaroma
spicyaroma
Why do reality people turn up to stuff like this?? :oy: I love Adele, she needs more recognition on this post!
Frida83
Frida83
Ugh, Miley looks horrible, that dress is not for her and especially not with fishnets. Oh, and I agree with everyone else, half of these people aren't diva worthy at all.
Briandiesel
Briandiesel
thanks care0531, I am pretty much brilliant :P Yah I was impressed with the majority of performances, but I wouldn't have been bummed if I hadn't seen it..
redchick152
redchick152
ok, i like miley's dress...only on someone OLDER. the dress is totally wearing her, instead of the other way around. i think a REAL DIVA good work that dress, not a 16 yr old. i have no idea why whit and lc are on here, but is it me or has LC looked the same at every event for the last month?? UGH. i think whit looks fab though....for once!
care0531
care0531
Briandiesel- you are right! I never thought of that. When you think of a Diva you think of people who have been around doing this for a while and have had a lot of #1's! I would have liked to see them each sing 2 songs and then do a collaboration, but it was good. I loved Adelle and Kelly Clarkson.
travelsugarfairy
Miley's dress would work for someone older. Why is she in fishnet stockings??
mar
mar
Also, my friend works at a South Beach hotel that Jordin Sparks stayed at once, she said she was BEYOND rude and stuck up to all everyone and everyone was talking about it.
mar
mar
this is a joke. First of all Miley looks like a 40 year old hooker. Second, these girls all have many more years in the business before they can be grouped with Whitney and Mariah. It is a shame how marketing and profit are tied together to create ridiculous events like this.
Briandiesel
Briandiesel
My only thing was that besides Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks, all of these girls have only put out 1 album. Hardly long time-standing careers. While they are talented, the old Diva show was big names with big careers.
Juicylemon
Juicylemon
I remember when this show had people of the caliber of Whitney, Celine, Mariah and Aretha... Time has changed and I'm notsure if its for the better.
Asche
Asche
I 100% understand Adele, Jennifer Hudson, and Leona Lewis being there. But the others? I mean, come on...Jordan Sparks?! Has she ever recorded an album?
missyd
missyd
Miley looks like a two bit hooker. not surprising. She doesn't just look like a slut, I'm betting she is one. She can only do these disgusting things for so long before people start to believe it. If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, looks like a duck...then.... ? The next lindsay lohan in training
Molly
Molly
Hi — whoa, so not our morning on this, so sorry! The red carpet photos are being added now (with LC and Whitney and more) and the True Blood character's name has been fixed. Thanks! Molly
kissmestupid
kissmestupid
It's tough to make the big bucks in music like it once was. So you gotta grab every opportunity to push yourself. But just because you're a female and you sing, doesn't make you a diva. Couple of knock 'em dead women here. But Miley? It was probably her money financing this, that's the only reason I can think of her being included.
bronzebeauty719
bronzebeauty719
why doesnt the slideshow include pics of whitney and lauren? they are tagged so im confused.
justanerd1975
justanerd1975
Miley was not 12 when straight up was popular, she was four.lol.
Asche
Asche
What's with the photo of Miley grabbing her crotch and looking like she's blowing the mic? Also, why is Fran Drescher singing with Jordin Sparks?
Briandiesel
Briandiesel
Yah the Dsquared dress Miley wore is just hot! Wish it was on like Leona or someone, but oh well. Paula's opening was so terrible. She almost fell off the stage and lip-synched SO terribly. The microphone wasnt even at her face and she was swinging it around, it was lame. And disappointing. Melissa Etheridge and Kelly KILLED that ending though.
BlondeSugar
BlondeSugar
What makes these girls "Divas"? Weren't the original Divas Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, etc? This just seems like an odd group to me.
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