- NBC has announced that former “TRL” VJ Carson Daly has been added as a host at “The Today Show.” He is leaving his current gig as host of “Last Call.” No one asked me, but if any former MTV VJ deserves the “Today” job, it’s Riki Rachtman. [Today]
- Gia Allemand’s mother is blaming the “Bachelor” contestant’s recent suicide on Allemand’s father, saying the two had a falling out a few months prior. [People]
- Dakota Johnson — who just scored the lead role in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie — is dating jewelry designer Jordan Masterson, who is half-brothers with Danny Masterson from “That ’70s Show.” Uh oh. The Mastersons are longtime Scientologists … don’t get sucked in, Dakota! [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
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File this story under “the Internet is awesome.” Just a few days ago, an anonymous soldier posted this video of a military band covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” starring a camo-clad singer with a serious set of pipes. Carson Daly saw the video and was able to track down the mystery woman on Twitter. Her name is Angie Johnson, and she’s a member of a U.S. Air Forces Central Expeditionary Band called “Sidewinder,” currently stationed in the Middle East. She and Daly exchanged a few Twitter messages, and it looks like she might be appearing on a certain singing competition/reality TV show in the near future. Check out a screencap of their convo after the jump… Keep reading »
This November, MTV’s “Total Request Live” is going on “hiatus,” after 10 years of celebrity appearances, musical performances, and screaming fans. Even though I haven’t watched the show in years, I’m strangely sad about the news. This was the show I raced home from school to watch! When I was younger, my mother didn’t like me watching MTV, so I would have to be really sneaky and flip to another channel if she came into the living room.
Since it was live (hence the “L”), a lot of crazy stuff went down at MTV’s Times Square studios. Check out our favorite moments on the music video countdown show — and share yours in the comments!
- In 2001, Mariah Carey showed up to TRL wearing only an over-sized T-shirt that said “Loverboy” and a pair of heels, while pushing an ice cream cart. Then, she stripped off her shirt to reveal gold go-go shorts and a green “Supergirl” halter. “You’re my therapy session right now, Carson,” she declared. “Every now and then somebody need a little therapy, and today is that moment for me.” She didn’t really make much sense, and shortly after the surprise TRL appearance, she actually suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and checked into a hospital. Apparently, “Carson therapy” wasn’t enough.