It’s the latest case of U.K. television poaching. “Skins” is a British series that’s reached cult status for taking amateur teenage actors and throwing them into controversial plot lines involving sex, drugs, dysfunctional families, and more sex and drugs. Now, MTV is making its own version of the series. Apparently, it’s pretty much a shot-by-shot remake of the original pilot. It doesn’t premiere until January, but here is the trailer. And find a second after the jump. [Hollywood.com] Keep reading »
When I read that our blogger friends at Jezebel.com started a PayPal account for a “college fund” to help Catelynn and Tyler, the teens who gave their daughter up for adoption on “16 and Pregnant,” my heart melted a little bit. “Catelynn and Tyler have won us over, exhibiting strength and maturity in the face of hardship, and they’ve expressed a desire to continue their schooling,” wrote blogger Tracie Egan Morrissey. “So we’ve decided to raise some cash for their college education.” Who doesn’t watch those kids’ awful parents — Tyler’s dad, Butch, who is in and out of prison; Catelynn’s mom, who is nasty to Catelynn for not keeping her baby — without wanting to get them outta there? Anyone whose left their own family drama behind them knows it takes a certain amount of money for a young person to extricate himself or herself from their parents. I don’t know how much they’re paid by MTV to appear on “Teen Mom.” So, hell, if Jezebel wants to help these kids out some more, show me where I can donate.
But my colleague Julie couldn’t disagree more. Julie’s also a “16 & Pregnant”/”Teen Mom” fan and her soft spot for Catelynn and Tyler is just as big as mine. But she questions Jezebel.com’s motives for starting a PayPal college fund in the first place. Not to mention the fact that they’re just doing it for Catelynn and Tyler—not the others on the show.
So Julie and I did what we always do around The Frisky when we disagree: we had a catfight! After the jump, the hair will fly! Keep reading »
, shmeeMAs. The EMAs, the MTV European Music Awards, are where it’s at. Eva Longoria
is hosting, and I’m kind of digging her busting out her rap skills in this promo. What do you think? [People
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Dear Us Weekly, Life & Style, OK!, People and the rest of the tabloid mags out there:
We love that we can solidly rely on you for coverage of Jen Aniston’s sex life, Brangelina’s oversized brood, or anything to do with Kim Kardashian’s butt. But for the love of God, please stop covering the girls of “Teen Mom.” Keep reading »
No, you are not on “Candid Camera.” But it appears that MTV’s “Punk’d” is in fact coming back. Sources say the “classic” series is getting a reboot. And while Ashton Kutcher will be returning as executive producer, he is rumored to be handing the hosting reins to … Justin Bieber. Yes, that was the sound of every tweenage girl on the planet squealing in unison.
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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 »