‘SideShow’: Touching moments, radical chic at Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night was a feast of celebrities, emotions and various degrees of clothing.

The most touching moment came moments before Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, received an award on behalf of her late mother, who died in February. Just before the presentation, Brown began crying as singer Jordin Sparks sang the Houston megahit “I Will Always Love You.”

In less poignant news, Katy Perry wore a shimmering lilac gown by Blumarine while Miley Cyrus’ white, low-cut blazer and mini-mini skirt by designer Jean Paul Gaultier fell considerably above her knees. Obviously, her zebra-striped high heels are made for walking far, far away from her ex-employer, the Disney Channel.

In actual music news, Adele scored big, with awards for top artist, top hot 100 song, and top Billboard 200 album.