Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West Earn Top Nominations at MTV VMAs

Beyonce and Adele are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West’s controversial “Famous” for video of the year.

“Famous,” Beyonce’s “Formation” and Adele’s “Hello” will battle Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” for the top prize when the VMAs air live Aug. 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden.

West’s infamous “Famous” features what appears to be naked images of the rapper and other celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Bill Cosby. The song is at the center of his current war with Swift.

Beyonce, though, is the overall VMA leader with 11 nominations, marking a career best for the pop diva. Adele is up for eight awards.

Voting starts Tuesday. (AP)

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Sundance moves screenings, events out of Ogden, Utah

Ogden, Utah, will no longer host events for the Sundance Film Festival.

The Standard-Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/29GJHSu ) that the Sundance Institute has announced that there will no longer be January Sundance Film Festival events at Peery’s Egyptian Theater.

Sundance Managing Director Sarah Pearce says they will be transitioning the Ogden extension of the Park City-based festival to a more community-based program. There will now be local screenings in Ogden during the summer and fall.

Pearce says she understand there will be disappointment due to the change but that she hopes Ogden residents will attend or volunteer at festival events in Park City and Salt Lake City.

The Sundance Film Festival was founded by actor Robert Redford.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net  (AP)