Florence and the Machine Breaks Through at the VMAs

The ceremony itself was a snooze, the performances were mostly uninspired, and Chelsea Handler was a flat, laugh-free bust as the host. (Her failure only reinforced my opinion that Russell Brand should host every year.

Florence and the Machine Previews VMA Performance

Florence and the Machine‘s four MTV VMA nominations were a pleasant surprise last month, and we were even more pleased to learn that she’d be performing her eccentric single, “Dog Days Are Over,” on …