2016 American Music Awards Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Gigi Hadid Defends Melania Trump Joke with Handwritten Statement

Gigi Hadid Defends Melania Trump Joke with Handwritten Statement

Gigi Hadid faced backlash from supporters of Donald Trump after she impersonated his wife Melania during her opening monologue at the 2016 American Music Awards and now she is defending the joke.

The 21-year-old model did an impression of the future First Lady and poked fun at the public perception of her in the process. After she was slammed by some fans, she apologized to anyone she offended in a handwritten letter posted to her Twitter account on Monday evening (November 21).

“I was honored to host the AMAs last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business. I removed or changed anything in the script that I felt took the joke too far, and whether or not you choose to see it, what remained was done in good humor and with no bad internet,” Gigi wrote. “I too have been the center of a nationally televised comedy skit that poked fun at my actions, and was able to find the humor in it.”

“I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run. I apologized to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country,” she concluded the letter.

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VIDEO: Niall Horan Shakes Hands with Zayn Malik at AMAs 2016

VIDEO: Niall Horan Shakes Hands with Zayn Malik at AMAs 2016

Ex One Direction bandmates Zayn Malik and Niall Horan were both at the 2016 American Music Awards and they were caught on camera having a little bit of an awkward interaction!

While walking by Zayn, Niall reached his hand out to shake hands, but didn’t stop to speak and kept walking. Twitter user @EverglowAnn recorded the moment and posted it to Twitter, which you can check out below.

That same evening, Zayn threw a bit of shade at 1D during his New Artist of the Year award acceptance speech.

Watch the handshake below…

Sofia Carson Says Zayn Malik's AMA Win Was 'So Deserved'

Sofia Carson Says Zayn Malik's AMA Win Was 'So Deserved'

Sofia Carson seems to be just as big of a Zayn Malik fan as we are!

The 23-year-old Descendants star took to social media after he won Best New Artist at the 2016 American Music Awards.

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“Huge Congratulations @zaynmalik !!! So deserved #AMAs #BestNewArtist,” Sofia tweeted.

In case you missed it, Zayn threw a little shade at One Direction during his speech.

Pictured: Sofia keeps it simple but stylish in black while attending day two of Westwood One Backstage at the L.A. Live Event Deck on Saturday (November 19) in Los Angeles.

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Selena Gomez Gets Love from Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, & More After AMAs Speech!

Selena Gomez Gets Love from Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, & More After AMAs Speech!

Selena Gomez had the most touching moment of the night at the 2016 American Music Awards and her celeb friends like Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello showed their love on social media!

The 24-year-old entertainer won the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and she gave an emotional speech while thanking her fans for their support throughout her break.

Taylor took to her Instagram Stories to share a video of her watching the awards from home and cheering on Selena when she was announced as the winner. Watch the clip below!

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VIDEO: Shawn Mendes Invites Niall Horan Backstage At AMAs For 'Mercy' Duet!

VIDEO: Shawn Mendes Invites Niall Horan Backstage At AMAs For 'Mercy' Duet!

Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan have teamed up for a special duet!

The 18-year-old singer invited Niall, 23, backstage at the 2016 American Music Awards to perform a special duet rendition of his hit song “Mercy,” which he performed on stage along with “Treat You Better” that same evening.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shawn Mendes

“@niallhoran is a lad,” Shawn captioned with the Instagram post. Niall also hit the stage during the award ceremony to perform his debut solo single “This Town.”

“Amazing night at the @AMAs,” Niall tweeted. “Thank you for having me as per usual. Appreciate it. Now let’s have a drink.”


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Gigi Hadid Brings Her Style A-Game to AMAs 2016!

Gigi Hadid Brings Her Style A-Game to AMAs 2016!

Gigi Hadid looked so stylish while hosting the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles!

The 21-year-old model took the stage in five different chic looks throughout the evening – she also walked the red carpet before the show in a Robert Cavalli look that you must see!

If you missed it, be sure to check out Gigi‘s hilarious impression of the future First Lady Melania Trump!

FYI: Gigi‘s red dress is Atelier Versace. Gigi‘s black dress is Nicolas Jebran. Gigi‘s white blazer and shorts is Julien Macdonald. Gigi‘s long tan dress is Julien Macdonald. Gigi’s jumpsuit is Atelier Versace. More Here! »

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Ariana Grande Wins AMAs' Top Prize - Complete Winners List!

Ariana Grande Wins AMAs' Top Prize - Complete Winners List!

It was a HUGE night for Ariana Grande at the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday (November 20) – she took home the award for Artist of the Year!

The 23-year-old entertainer received a whole lot of love from her fans, who had all the power in the category and voted for her to win.

There were a bunch of amazing winners at this year’s show, including Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik, Justin Bieber, and many more.

Make sure to check out our full coverage of the show to see the best fashion from the red carpet, buzzworthy moments from the evening, great performances, and more.

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AMAs 2016: Watch Selena Gomez's Speech After Returning from Break

AMAs 2016: Watch Selena Gomez's Speech After Returning from Break

Selena Gomez returned from her break at the 2016 American Music Awards and she moved us to tears when she gave an acceptance speech during the show!

The 24-year-old entertainer won the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and she thanked her fans for supporting her throughout her battle with lupus and a break to deal with depression and anxiety.

“I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together, enough to where I never let you down. But I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram, I want to see what it’s here,” Selena said while tapping her heart.

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