MTV is apparently already getting the party started inside Staples Center.
Calvin Harris, the MTV Music Video Awards' house DJ who is also nominated for best electronic dance video for "Feel So Close" and video of the year with Rihanna for "We Found Love," is performing before the show inside a spikey DJ booth for a head-bopping, fist-pumping crowd on the floor of the arena that the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings call home.
"No, this is not 'The Grind,'" said MTV News correspondent Jim Cantiello, referencing the long-done 1990s dance series. "MTV has not green-lit a remake of 'The Grind.'"
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