MuchMusic And More

When it comes to Canada’s equivalent of the MTV Video Music Awards, there’s a lot in common, including a lack of media interest in the actual awards.

The MuchMusic Video Awards took place in Toronto June 18th, with plenty of performances and a big winner in rapper Kardinal Offishall, who walked away with awards for best video and best director.

But that didn’t seem to be as important to the press as a supposed catfight between Tori Spelling and former Canadian television celebrity Mary Jo Eustace. The awards show also marked the official one-hundred-and-umteenth sighting of Paris Hilton this year.

Other winners include Massari for best pop video, Nickelback for best rock video, Classified for best rap video and Metric for best indie video. Michael BublĂ© won the MuchMoreMusic Award for “Save The Last Dance For Me.”

But the awards were “overshadowed” by the celebrity spectacle, according to the Canadian Press. Eustace recently lost her husband, actor Dean McDermott, to billionaire heiress Spelling about a year ago. Eustace said she was told to leave the MuchMusic building for the awards portion of the party at the behest of Spelling.

“I was asked to leave the building because Tori Spelling was going to be presenting an award and I guess felt uncomfortable with me here,” Eustace said. “The excuse was there was a restraining order against me, which is of course completely false and untrue.”

Spelling denied even knowing Eustace was at the party.

The band Hedley made a grand entrance by showing the red carpet gawkers their new tattoos, all of which were on their butts and read “Hedley.”