Reality star Diem Brown, 32, has died after her decade-long battle with cancer. Famous for appearing on MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” Diem was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer ten years ago, and became very vocal about her fight to live. In 2012, Diem was diagnosed again, this time the cancer was found in her stomach and colon and had spread to her lymph nodes and liver.
“I know I will be fine,” she tweeted at the time. “I beat Cancer once & I’m gonna do it again! I know God has a reason for every speed bump in life & I’m ready.” Keep reading »
Yaaassss! Laverne Cox has an MTV documentary premiering October 17, titled “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.” The documentary will feature profiles of seven transgender people ranging in age from 12 to 24. Cox will act as host of the documentary, discussing aspects of being transgender like coming out and how race and trans identities interact.
Is Laverne Cox unstoppable? I’m pretty sure she is. In the last two years, she’s played Sophia on “Orange Is The New Black,” was featured in V and Essence, and made the cover of TIME, was awarded for her advocacy by GLAAD and Out, appeared in a John Legend video, and she’s worked with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Werk. [MTV]
In a summer of repeats on television, it’s a relief to stumble across something interesting like MTV’s unconventional, coming-of-age family drama, “Finding Carter.” The series tells the tale of Carter (Kathryn Prescott) a teenager who has the perfect life until the night she is arrested at a high school party, is fingerprinted and learns she was kidnapped as a child. And while that may sound like a cross between a daytime soap opera and an actual news story, the well-written show has already captured 1.25 million viewers and has ben renewed for a second season. Read on to find out why “Finding Carter” is the best show you haven’t been watching — luckily it isn’t too late to start. Keep reading »
A short poem in honor of tonight’s Video Music Awards:
It ain’t hard to remember last year’s VMAs
So many “oh shit” moments happened up on that stage.
The Smith family watched slack-jawed and couldn’t not watch
When Miley stuck her ass all up in Robin Thicke’s crotch.
TSwift told Harry Styles to “Shut the fuck up”
And N’SYNC reunited as uncoordinated grownups.
Gaga danced in a thong and Macklemore was legit,
And we somehow made it through the night without seeing one tit.
But the best part of all was The Frisky’s live tweets
So we’re doing it again and you better be there, bitches.
… I didn’t feel like rhyming anymore. Keep reading »
Millennials have optimistic views about eradicating racial bias, according to a new survey conducted this year. MTV Strategic Insights and David Binder Research sought the views of thousands of young people aged 14 to 24 through interviews, focus groups, online panels and surveys.
The survey portrayed detailed and fascinating picture of how young people approach racism in 2014. Even though the results reveal that we have serious work left to do in creating a society with minimal racial bias, they’re largely optimistic because the young people surveyed are actively concerned and aware of the issues they’re facing. Millennials want something better in the future and are seemingly committed to working toward it. Keep reading »