The 20th season of The Real World premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV. Yawn. This time, they’re living in an environmentally friendly home in Hollywood that looks like the set for a kids’ TV show. The place features a salt-water pool, a computer that runs on a battery that’s charged by riding a bike for two hours, bamboo soy candles (the wax is edible!), and dual-flushing toilets that also wash and dry your rear or front — no toilet paper necessary. This could make for an interesting season. [Think.MTV.com] Keep reading »
You can laugh at this statement, but there’s a lot to be learned from The Hills about dating and family etiquette. For example:
Heidi and Lauren stopped being friends because Lauren hated Heidi’s boyfriend, an all-too-familiar incident in many women’s real lives. Question posed: Should you stick by a friend whose boyfriend hates your guts and vice versa?
Heidi and Audrina stopped being friends when Audrina had to choose sides. Question posed: Do you have to choose sides in a girl fight?
Spencer and Brody’s long friendship broke up because Brody remained pals with Lauren. Question posed: Are guys as immature as girls when it comes to the whole “your enemy is my enemy” nonsense?
Spencer’s sister Stephanie initially hated Lauren because of her brother’s war with Lauren. Question posed: Does blood loyalty mean you have to get involved in petty disputes?
Stephanie is now friends with both Heidi and Lauren, much to Heidi and Spencer’s chagrin. Question posed: Are you a traitor if you don’t think blood is thicker than water in the shallow pools of Hollywood?
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Heavy’s “Over The Hills” series is hysterical, mostly because it features the actual dialogue from the real MTV show. Check out this clip of a crotchety old Lauren running into retirees Heidi and Spencer at a club. Why does Heidi have a Southern accent? She’s from Crested Butte, Colorado! [Heavy] Keep reading »
Mariah Carey is so back, y’all. In addition to performing on The Hills live finale party last night, she appeared on SNL a few weeks ago in support of her new record E=MC2 — who knew Mariah was such a math nerd? Anyway, she is behind some of The Frisky‘s favorite cheesy ballads and slow jams from the ’90s and her new single, “Touch My Body” is effing “Butterfly”-awesome. Check out the new video for the song, featuring Kenneth from 30 Rock. [MTV] Keep reading »
Whoa, The Hills in all its scripted glory, was awesome. It should always be an hour! The show, back for a mini-interim season, started off with Lauren and Whitney headed to Paris to help out Teen Vogue at the Crillon Ball, a fancy-schmancy debutante event for rich socialite kids. Within, like, seconds of landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Whitney and Lauren immediately start to slack off on their, you know, jobs by opting to pick up their ball gowns instead of running Teen Vogue errands, while Lauren finds out Brody has managed to find a girlfriend since she left L.A. Seriously, time moves fast in LC’s world. Back in L.A., Spencer is shedding a tear into his beer because Heidi has headed back to the homey, unpretentious Colorado town that managed to spit out her trashtastic, gossip-chasing self, in order to get some breathing room from their sad little relationship. Keep reading »
Our favorite craptastic TV show is back tonight and we’re so excited. However, just in case you haven’t been keeping as close of tabs as we have on Lauren, Heidi, Spencer, Brody, Audrina, and Whitney, here are some things you’ve might have missed:
According to The New York Times‘ Ginia Bellafonte, Heidi Montag is a “feminist hero” this season, because she maneuvers “her way to a bigger position at the event-planning company where she orchestrates Nascar parties, and refusing to acquiesce to the demands of her fiancÃ©, Spencer, that she get herself home on time.” Mmm, kay. Clearly Miss Bellafonte just caught her first episode of the show. [NY Times]
Lauren, Whitney, and Heidi all have clothing lines. Lauren showed her collection at LA Fashion Week. We think it’s expensive Forever 21. Whitney we expect better from. Heidi’s…well, would you take fashion lessons from a woman wearing this?
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You know, Ashton Kutcher is definitely kind of a dweeb and while it goes without saying that he is smokin’ hot, we haven’t always been convinced that he’s the sharpest knife in the drawer, due in no small part to his convincing portrayal of mega-dummy Kelso on That ’70s Show. But the first few seasons of Punk’d on MTV were brilliantly funny (remember the one where they convinced Justin Timberlake that his possession were being seized and the dude almost cried?) and it seems the Kutch may have more tricks up his sleeve. Ashton has been hard at word on a new project, Pop Fiction, which targets the paparazzi and various tabloid media outlets with outrageous and totally fake news stories — like Paris Hilton’s dalliance with a “shaman” and perhaps even the outbreak of Hepatitis at Ashton’s birthday party, two stories covered seriously by the tabs. Ashton, we should have never underestimated that your talent for pranks wouldn’t match you good looks. Keep reading »
Paris Hilton, 27, recently lamented to In Touch, “I never got to go to college.” Aw, poor Paris. Couldnâ€™t get student loans or Swarovski just couldn’t rhinestone all those books? But, like an heiress, sheâ€™s found a lucrative and public way to duplicate this rite of passage on a new reality show in which she’ll try to find a new BFF. Paris plans on making up for lost time by filling a mansion with girls so she can have the college experience. â€œThis will be my chance to be in a sorority,â€ she said eagerly. As anyone with a degree knows, â€œsororityâ€ is code for â€œgay until graduation.â€ Maybe she wasn’t just testing the lesbian waters with Elisha Cuthbert back in January. â€œIâ€™m really excited about this concept â€” Iâ€™m going to meet a lot of great girlfriends,â€ said Paris, who will capture all the panty raids on tape for MTV. [In Touch]
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I’m one of of the half dozen people who watched A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila on MTV and boy, oh boy, was I disappointed with the finale. The premise of the show had a group of men and women vying for the heart of Tila, the big ol’ MySpace hoochie. I didn’t want to believe the rumors that this alleged bisexual is actually straight as an arrow. Why? Because I think she’s cute and I have a girl crush on her. I should have seen the signs that, in the end, Tila was going to pick the meathead, Bobby, over the hot, vaguely androgynous, Dani. Michael K over at D-Listed spoke the truth, saying, “Fake bi-chicks will always choose dick before snatch.” And I do not have girl crushes on fake bi-chicks, so Tila, it’s OVER. [MTV] Keep reading »