When I first heard that a show was premiering on MTV called “World of Jenks,” I assumed that it would A) be about a group of guys who like to punch each other in the nads à la “Jackass” or B) star a stuffed monkey à la “Warren the Ape.” Luckily, neither is the case. Instead, “World of Jenks” is the type of show that MTV, despite its usual flash and pop, is actually amazing at creating: documentary television.
So who is this Jenks? Keep reading »
Last night was the biggest night of the year for MTV—the 2010 Video Music Awards. And rather than bombard us with girl-on-girl kisses or butts in faces, MTV decided to keep things classy and make the show the night of the duet. From Eminem and Rihanna to Drake and Mary J. Blige, which pairing was best? Our take after the jump. Keep reading »
Imma let you finish reading other posts, but I just wanted to say the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards show is this Sunday. Join The Frisky for a liveblog of every blood-splattered Lady Gaga costume and Hennessy-fueled Kanye West meltdown, starting with the red carpet at 8 p.m. (EST) and sticking around for when the show begins at 9 p.m. Curl up with your computer and join us here on TheFrisky.com (liveblog after the jump!), on our Facebook page, or on our Twitter feed. See y’all then! In the meantime, let’s revisit the craziest moment from last year’s show: Kanye’s infamous divebombing of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. [MTV 2010 VMAs]
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Sucky people have not actually sucked on MTV for over a decade now, but there was a time when the channel didn’t send us diving underneath the bathroom sink for something toxic. Alas, a cartoon like “Daria” would never exist today and that’s why we “Daria” super-nerds need to get our hands on “Daria: The Complete Animated Series” DVD, which was released this spring. In honor of this momentous occasion, the blog Can I Get A Man With That? called up Tracy Grandstaff, the actress who voiced Lawndale High’s #1 social outcast, Daria Morgendorffer, for five seasons. Keep reading »
Last night, the amazing Chelsea Handler announced that she will be hosting this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, coming at you live from Los Angeles on September 12th. Why is she the perfect person for the gig? “This has been a huge year for hip-hop and rap, and it is well-known that I have the closest ties with these communities—musically and sexually,” Chelsea joked. “I am to rap and hippity-hop what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex.” [EW]
We are insanely giddy over this news because we love Chelsea. After the jump, 10 reasons we’re thrilled MTV made this pick. Keep reading »