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Celebrity photos of the week: Much ado about Miley

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First stop: Amsterdam, where energetic pop tartlet Miley Cyrus wowed fans on the red carpet at the MTV Europe Music Awards with her funky T-shirt dress featuring the faces of dead rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls

Joel Ryan/AP

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You see? That’s Biggie on the left


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The EMAs were once again hosted by American pop export Katy Perry, who slyly attempted to curry favour with Allied forces by wearing a Rosie the Riveter-era dress.


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Will Ferrell showed up at the EMAs in character as his ‘Anchorman’ movie persona Ron Burgundy, which was a joke seemingly lost on the European crowd unaccustomed to news anchors with moustaches


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Also making the EMAs scene was supermodel Louise Roe, who wore a dress that will give you a blinding headache if you stare at it for too long


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And here we have the American rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, who graced the EMAs red carpet wearing their respective purchases from the 1976 Aerosmith World Tour garage sale. When did cowl neck sweaters make a comeback?


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Also in the house was Chinese pop singer Chris Lee, winner of the EMA International Act award, and seemingly a big fan of the movie ‘Goodbye Mr. Chips’


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But people watch an MTV awards show for the performances, right? Here, Katy Perry finalizes her divorce from Russell Brand by hovering over the audience in a sparkly onesie


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American popster Bruno Mars was there to reassert that he is not trying to become the next Michael Jackson. Uh-uh, no way


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The LMFAO frontman known as Redfoo even broke out his metallic Speedo for the occasion


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But the big draw was Miz Miley, naturally, who began her EMA stage turn by having a little person play her buttocks like a bongo drum, the same way her daddy Billy Ray used to start his performances

Peter Dejong/AP

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Later in the show, Miley shocked the crowd, and apparently the world, by firing up what appeared to be a joint onstage. The moment has already been incorporated into the promotional reel for the Amsterdam Tourist Board


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Next stop: The Rome International Film Festival, where Italian actor Filippo Timi shamelessly pleaded with the press corps to take notice of his film ‘I corpi estranei’

Andrew Medichini/AP

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Mr. Timi really, really wants people to see his movie

Andrew Medichini/AP

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For some reason, the British actor Damian Lewis saw fit to perform the Lindy Hop while promoting his new version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Andrew Medichini/AP

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Not to be outdone, American actor Jason Schwartzman busted out his own moves on the Rome red carpet, albeit in a different direction


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When in Rome, right? Here we have director Eli Roth dipping actress Lorenza Izzo on the red carpet in Rome

Gregorio Borgia/AP

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Far less graceful was the dance routine attempted by Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Dude, you need the right shoes to do the tango


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Over in London, actress Elizabeth Banks was resplendent in a canary-yellow gown for the world premiere of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’


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Jennifer Lawrence couldn’t make the London premiere, so the producers subbed in her wax effigy from Madame Tussaud’s

Jon Furniss/AP

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Two days later, the same Jennifer dummy was pressed into service for the ‘Catching Fire’ premiere in Berlin. She looks so real!


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And for our parting shot, here we have ‘Catching Fire’ star Josh Hutcherson, wearing his nifty suit from the Jack Fraser Young Executive collection.


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