Live from the MTV VMA white carpet

Sep 13, 2010 at 2:16 p.m. ET

Music's biggest stars hit the white carpet before the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12 and SheKnows was there! We got white hot shots of Katy Perry, Ciara, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Jane Lynch!

Katy Perry kisses SheKnows

"This is music personified," Ne-Yo told SheKnows. "This is the music industry's night and everybody's here. I'm just happy to be in the house. I'm a fan of everybody nominated."

It was indeed an impressive lineup, but sadly, SheKnows didn't get to chat up too many stars. The 2010 VMAs white carpet opened several hours before the show and then, as is often the case, the stars all arrived just before show time.

That meant music's A-listers made a B-line for the Nokia Theater, where the action was about to start. Even though they were on the move, however, most gave a wave, a wink or a nod as they rushed in.

Katy Perry even stopped to give a big wet kiss, but Lady Gaga was moving so fast that we only got her from the back -- and what a back it was to her Renaissance painting dress!

SheKnows didn't spot the night's other big winner, Eminem, and with all the hype about their VMA reunion, Kanye West and Taylor Swift also avoided the press.

SheKnows did, however, manage to get white hot photos of VMA Best Rock Video winner Jared Leto and his 30 Seconds to Mars bandmates, VMA performers Paramore, Ciara and rap legend Ice Cube!

There were also a few actors and reality stars on the carpet. We got shots of Glee's Jane Lynch, Jersey Shore's The Situation, Modern Family's Sofia Vergara, Justin Timberlake and big screen star Rosario Dawson.

Check out SheKnows' MTV VMA white carpet photos and see who you can spot:

Sofia Vergara va-va-vooms

Sofia Vergera rocks the red carpet

Up next...SheKnows encounters a Situation and Lady Gaga regally walks by!

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