Posts tagged "mtv"

MTV’s New Documentary Asks White People About Being White

It’s the brainchild of Jose Antonio Vargas, who is thankfully not white, just FYI.

By: Megan Reynolds / July 8, 2015

Shocker: “Pimp My Ride” Was Actually Really, Really Fake

You watch reality television, knowing full well that it’s a carefully constructed house of cards, built of lies, Post-its and contestant tears. This is the agreement you make when you turn on the TV and watch your fifth straight episode of “America’s Next Top Model” or “Rehab Addict.” But, it’s still always thrilling to peel…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 26, 2015

People Are Freaking The Hell Out Over The “Unfriended” Trailer

When I woke up this morning and turned on the Twitter, I immediately noticed that one of the things trending was “Unfriended.”

“HUH.” Says I. Perhaps a lot of people are feeling unpopular right now? Being curious, I clicked on it, and it turns out that “Unfriended” is a movie produced by MTV…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 15, 2015

Reality Star Diem Brown, 32, Loses Her Battle With Cancer

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…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 14, 2014

Laverne Cox Has An MTV Documentary Airing In October

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 identitie…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 19, 2014

4 Reasons Why “Finding Carter” Is The Best Show You Haven’t Been Watching

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 wa…

By: Susan L. Hornik / September 7, 2014

Join Us Tonight: The Frisky Is Live-Tweeting The MTV VMAs!

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.

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 24, 2014

MTV Surveyed Millennials On Racism & The Results Are Actually Pretty Optimistic

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…

By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

Laverne Cox Teams Up With MTV And Logo To Air Transgender Teen Documentary

“Orange Is The New Black” star and activist Laverne Cox has teamed with Logo and MTV to produce a documentary called “Trans Teen: A Documentary” about transgender teens from diverse backgrounds. The hour-long program will air this fall. [Advocate]
“Saturday Night Live” writer Leslie Jones cracked some jokes about slavery on “Weekend Update”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2014

16 Things I Would Like To Say To Jenelle Evans Of “Teen Mom”

For better or for worse, I’m more than a little obsessed with “Teen Mom 2.” After years of watching the series, I feel like I know (and root for!) these young women personally. Watching Kailyn, Leah, and Chelsea adjust to being parents and make questionable choices is always interesting and occasionally infuriating. But nobody ha…

By: Claire Hannum / April 22, 2014

“Teen Mom” Cautionary Tale Amber Portwood Is Out Of Prison

“Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood got out of prison today and is now subjected to random drug screening. The mom of four-year-old Leah is currently on parole after 16 months in jail for violating probation for drug possession. Here’s wishing her and her kiddo the best for her recovery! [US Weekly]
Eddie Cibrian called…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

The 25 Best Photos From The “TRL” Photobooth

If you spent any time near a television in the late-’90s and early 2000s, then you are familiar with TRL. If this is the case, you are also surely familiar with the TRL photobooth, the last pit stop Britney, or Christina, or Da Brat would make before grabbing the mic and standing next to Carso…

By: Megan Reynolds / August 30, 2013

Watch! Our Picks For Best & Worst Dressed At The 2013 MTV VMAs!

The MTV VMAs have come and gone, but our memories of the terrible outfits and criminally bad hair live on. We sat down with our friends over at Celebuzz and Vibe Vixen to dish on the best and worst looks of the night, and what exactly was up with Miley Cyrus’s hair. Take a look,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

All The Red Carpet Action From The VMAs

We’re covering all the action at the MTV Video Music Awards tonight, and it all starts with the stars on the red carpet in front of the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Stick with us tonight on Twitter — @TheFrisky — for all the latest. And check back here often for more amazing red carpet looks.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2013

The Frisky’s MTV Video Music Awards Drinking Game

Another year, another MTV Video Music Awards show. Oh, the irony. When was, after all, the last time you saw an actual music video played on that channel? Even MTV’s more or less dropped the ruse, no longer referring to themselves as “Music Television.” But still, the VMAs persist. And we love it!

By: Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2013

This Alternate “Hills” Ending Makes Lauren Conrad Look Kind Of Evil

“The Hills” is long gone, but the faux reality memories live on. In this newly released alternate ending, we get a different “choose your own adventure” conclusion. This time, Brody says goodbye to Kristen and hello to Lauren. And Lauren? She smiles and laughs in a kind of evil way. It’s possible that this wa…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 9, 2013

MTV Orders Up Reality Show About Virgins

There’ve been teen moms. There’ve been “guidos.”  There’ve been rednecks. The next cultural subgroup to get the MTV reality show treatment are a little more, well, innocent: virgins. The hour-long “docu-soap” will follow a group of 18- to 25-year-olds who are remaining abstinent. Some will undoubtedly be tempted and struggling with their abstinence, while I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2013

MTV Announces Masculinity-Policing New Series Called “Guy Court”

Just in case you weren’t clear why we still need feminism to break down the sexism of culturally-prescribed gender roles: MTV announced yesterday it greenlit a new reality TV show called “Guy Court” which will straight-up judge bros on their bro-itude. Explains Yahoo:
In the half-hour comedic courtroom series “Guy Court,” which will premiere…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2013

The End Of Brooklyn: Reality Show Producers Casting For A “Real-Life ‘Girls'”

Attempting to wrest their laurels on the “Girls” juggernaut, a bunch of reality TV producers have come up with the hideous/genius idea of casting a “real-life” version of the hit HBO show. Reads the producer’s Craigslist pitch:
Ever feel like life in the big frantic city is just too much? Are you a twenty-something…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

Irony: MTV Airs “Mean Girls,” Bleeps “Vagina” But Not “Whore”

Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched “Mean Girls” for the first time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with… well, nearly every single line in the movie from having read the internet, although I got a good laugh out of “Four for you Glen Coco,…

By: The Mary Sue / December 13, 2012
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