Posts tagged "mtv"

Just A Bunch Of Friends Hanging Out

Oh, you know, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl and Frances Bean, just chilling with RuPaul. Right? The '90s were a weird time. [Another Magazine]…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2011

The 2011 MTV VMAs: The Best And Worst Moments

Last night, as the East Coast was coming out of our hurricane cocoons, the music-eratti descended on Los Angeles for the 26th annual MTV Video Music Awards. Now, this awards show is always confusing, mainly because MTV hardly plays music videos anymore, so it seems strange to have an awards show for them.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

Unamused Cat Performs Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”

This feisty feline, who looks suspiciously like my cat Cleo, sure out-meows Madonna. In a truly awesome set of videos, MTV has commissioned cats and dogs to recreate iconic moments from the VMAs over the years. This one is, of course, Madonna's performance of "Like a Virgin" from the very first VMAs in 1984. After…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 25, 2011

Is MTV2’s “Lingerie Football League” Totally Disgusting?

This is not a suitable "Friday Night Lights" replacement. On Friday night, MTV2 will premiere its second season of "Lingerie Football League: Friday Night Football." The concept is fairly obvious from the title. The LFL consists of 12 teams of female players, with names like the Philadelphia Passion and the Los Angeles Temptation, who…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 24, 2011

“Chelsea Settles”: MTV Hits A Trifecta With New Reality TV Show

MTV's new reality show, "Chelsea Settles," is all about a girl who moves from a small town to chase her dreams of a career in fashion. So far, so much like "The Hills," right? But, TWIST! Chelsea also happens to technically be "morbidly obese," weighing in at an unhealthy 324 pounds (think "Celebrity Fit Club"…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2011

Lady Gaga’s Video For “Yoü and I” Is Intentionally As Confusing As Love

Yesterday, Lady Gaga's video for "Yoü and I" was supposed to premiere on MTV at exactly 7:49p.m. However, after it leaked earlier in the week, Gaga jumped the gun on unveiling the video, which features her as mermaid Yuyi and as dude Jo Calderone, as well as rocking her mother's actual wedding…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 19, 2011

Today’s Lady News: MTV’s New iCondom App Helps You Find Places To Buy Condoms

MTV's Staying Alive HIV prevention campaign partnered up with iCondom for a new iPhone app that allows users to search via GPS for places to buy condoms. While I commend MTV commitment to promoting safe sex, I also think it's stupid to make it seem to adolescents that condoms are hard to find. You ca…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2011

What’s Inside An MTV “Real World” Cast Member Contract: Humiliation, STDs And Possible Crazy People

Would you sign an employment contract that warned you of humiliation, exposure to STDs, physical violence, or death? Me neither. But that's all in a day's work for cast members of MTV's "The Real World." The Village Voice got its hands on a 30-page, unsigned contract for the lovable drunks on "The Real…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2011

Watch MTV Explain The Internet In 1995

There may be nothing quite as wonderful as listening to Kurt Loder reporting about the burgeoning cyber revolution in 1995. Loder, who remains MTV's lone staunch cynical dad figure, discusses in-depth the "world wide computer network" and its many "special interest truck stops" called websites. Enjoy taking a peak at awesomely antiquated Geocities sites and…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 29, 2011

Evening Quickies: “Bridge & Tunnel” Was MTV’s “Jersey Shore” That Never Happened

  Back in 2009, MTV filmed, but never aired, 12 episodes of a reality show called "Bridge & Tunnel" about Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli, two party girls from Staten Island. I'm sorry, it's not Staten Island — it's DRAMA ISLAND! MTV aired "Jersey Shore" instead, which, let's be honest, was the better $$$ decision. But…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Do Not Want: The Return Of “Beavis And Butthead” And “120 Minutes”

Now in most ways, I am thrilled to see the '90s come back. I loved that, last year, both The Pixies and Pavement were on tour. I'm excited about rewatching both "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Hey Dude." I watch the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" on SoapNet most afternoons, and get secretly…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 22, 2011

The “Jersey Shore” Season 4 Trailer Is Disgustingly Delicious

You guys, the "Jersey Shore" season four trailer is so gross. Does this mean I'm not going to watch it? No. In fact, I'm already planning a "Jersey Shore" season premiere viewing party with soppressata and limoncello shots. You're only allowed to come if you've got a fake tan and something with an Ed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2011

Beyoncé Thinks She Was A Mermaid In A Past Life

I remember being thoroughly fascinated by MTV's documentary special on Britney Spears, "Britney: For The Record." And now the network had apparently done the same for Beyoncé. Here is the opening segment of "Year of 4," which premiered last night. It begins with black and white footage of Beyoncé on the beach. "I'm…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 1, 2011

Today’s Lady News: MTV & VH1 Won’t Air Kanye’s “Monster” Video

Both MTV and VH1 agreed not to air Kanye West's music video for "Monster," which grotesquely eroticizes dead women, despite a new disclaimer about how it isn't meant to be "misogynist." I am sure he will find a way to write a song about how he's been victimized by this. [Adios Barbie]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2011

Quickies: Kate Moss’ Wedding Registry Is Crazy & Peter Falk Passes Away

Kate Moss' bridal registry for her July 2 wedding to Jamie Hince is only slightly less redonkulous than Kim Kardashian's. Moss asks for a silk rug, Cristal champagne, and 14 different ashtrays. [The Sun UK] Peter Falk, best known for starring on "Columbo" and playing the grandfather in "The Princess Bride," died…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2011

MTV Considers A New Series Called “Married Young.” We Say: I Do!

Confession: I am 31, and sometimes I feel like I'm not ready to get married yet—that it'll still be a few years before I'm ready to sit down in a roller coaster car with someone, lower our safety bar, and ride the ups and downs of life together. (Yeah, that's not my best analogy…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 26, 2011

The Situation Is Getting His Own Show On MTV

Lord, what have we done? Am I not tithing enough? Am I too mean to my mother? Is this because I kicked my parents' dog when he was begging under the table during Easter dinner? Why, oh why, has The Situation been given his own TV show? Mike Sorrentino has signed a series development…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2011

Oh No, There’s A British “Jersey Shore” — It’s Called “Geordie Shore”

American culture is spreading throughout the world ... spreading like herpes. Behold, a British version of "Jersey Shore" on MTV UK: "Geordie Shore" stars thickly accented lads and lasses Jay, Vicky, Gary, Charlotte-Letitia, James, Sophie, Greg and Holly — who says she is "fierce, flirty and I've got double Fs!" — in the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2011

Lauren Conrad Gets Animated In Credits For Her Show That Will Never Be

Lauren Conrad has had cameras following her every move and cutesy glance from ages 18 to 22. It sure looked like she would be continuing the trend when she announced in December that she would be shooting a new reality series for MTV, this time focusing on her fashion moguling. But apparently, MTV…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 24, 2011

The Ladies Of “Skins” Show Some Skin In Elle

Considering that those PG photos of the Gleeks in GQ caused such a ruckus, I'm wondering if these images of the ladies of MTV's "Skins" in the new issue of Elle will get any backlash. Sure, they're reasonably covered—part of a spread on incorporating underwear into outerwear—but the actresses seen here are…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 16, 2011
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