Posts tagged "mtv"

Was Anyone Else Deeply Disturbed By The Latest Episode Of “Jersey Shore”?

I know I am late to the "Jersey Shore" bashing party, but I got a little bit behind on my television watching last week. Can we please talk about the latest episode? You know, the one in which Ronnie verbally abused and physically threatened Sammi and, oh, destroyed all of her stuff.

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2011

“Jersey Shore” Cast Is Moving To Italy

Mamma mia! The cast of "Jersey Shore" is moving to Italy to film season four, presumably so Ronnie can see what the inside of an Italian jail looks like, too. Sources tell TMZ that MTV is already scouting locations in Italy and working to get cast members their visas. Apparently, a dinner with Vinny's "authentic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2011

Dan Savage May Be Coming To MTV

My very favorite sex advice columnist and founder of the "It Gets Better Project," Dan Savage, may be a new staple on MTV. Entertainment Weekly reports that he is currently working on a pilot where he goes to college campuses, fields questions about sex, dating, and relationships, and doles out his unique brand of no-nonsense…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 25, 2011

Will MTV’s “Skins” Run Afoul Of Child Porn Laws?

I smell a publicity stunt: MTV is worried future episodes of "Skins," its new show about the hormone-laden escapades of a posse of Baltimore teens, will run afoul of child pornography laws because of too much sexxxy sex. "Skins," which debuted on Monday, is an Americanized version of a popular show in Britain; however, the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2011

Kelly Cutrone Is The New Oprah

Sad about lifestyle guru Oprah going off the air? Well, there's a new dream-maker in town: Kelly Cutrone. Kelly, of MTV's "The City" and Bravo's "Kell on Earth," is now casting for a new show, where she's going to help participants realize their goals. "Do you fantasize about making your dreams a reality? Do you…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 11, 2011

What To Expect From This New Season Of “Jersey Shore”

Crap, another season of "Jersey Shore" is on air already? Weren't they just in Miami last week? (Oh, wait, that was the New Year's Eve "Jersey Shore" marathon that I watched.) For the third season, the gang is back in Seaside Heights, NJ. You have to hand it to these crazy kids that their liver…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011

Is “Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood Going To Star In A Porn Movie?

"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Most recently, she was arrested for domestic abuse, based on footage from the reality TV program that showed the young mother beating the crap out of her boyfriend, Gary Shirley. Now, rumor has it that she's telling folks that Vivid…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 3, 2011

Tonight: MTV To Air An Abortion Special “No Easy Decision”

Tonight at 11:30 EST, MTV will air the special "No Easy Decision," in which teen mom Markai Durham of "16 & Pregnant" has an abortion. As first reported by Crushable, Markai got pregnant by her boyfriend James shortly after giving birth to baby Za’karia and decided to end the pregnancy. Two other young women who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2010

Amber Portwood Arrested For Domestic Abuse

That took long enough: Amber Portwood, the star of MTV's "Teen Mom," was arrested yesterday for a domestic violence assault on her daughter Leah's father, Gary Shirley. As you can see from her mug shots, her skin is 90 percent less orange in the clink.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2010

The Pauly D Show?

It's official—the first "Jersey Shore" cast member has been given their own spin-off show. The pilot for the new series was shot this fall and follows the life of one Pauly Delvecchio. "He's distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed, and dependable guy you can't help but want to hang out with," MTV's head of…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 23, 2010

MTV To Air An Abortion Special, “No Easy Decision,” Starring Markai Durham

It's about time! MTV will air a special called "No Easy Decision" in which Markai Durham, a teen on the latest season of "16 And Pregnant," has an abortion. As first reported by Crushable, Markai got pregnant by her boyfriend James shortly after giving birth to baby Za'karia and decided to end the pregnancy. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2010

The New “Teen Moms” On The Block

While you were busy hating on Amber Portwood, MTV announced its cast for "Teen Moms" season two. They are Janelle, the party girl who clashes with her mom over taking care of her son; Chelsea, the beauty school hopeful who is moving in with her best friend; Kailyn, the girl who…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 16, 2010

Snooki To Ring In The New Year … In A Dropping Hamster Ball

MTV has found its magic ingredient to stay relevant in a post music video world—"Jersey Shore." And thus, the cast of the addictively sleazy show will be front and center at 2010's MTV New Year's Eve Bash. The special has lined up a series of "Shore" stunts to get viewers tuning in. The biggest and…

By: Kelli Bender / December 9, 2010

Nicki Minaj Is A Total Badass

Last Tuesday, the baddest lady rapper in the biz, Nicki Minaj, dropped her new record. And Pink Friday has three of my favorite things: pink, Fridays, and sick rhymes. But behind those fabulous rhinestone accessories beats the heart of the best thing to happen to rap since Jay-Z came out of retirement. Yeah, I said…

By: Simcha / November 29, 2010

Did MTV Steal The Idea For “Jersey Shore”?

"Jersey Shore" may be the hot(tub)est show on television in eons. But one writer is considering legal action against MTV for ripping off his idea. Christopher Gambale submitted a treatment to MTV for a show called "Guidos: A Reality Series." He wrote it and registered it with the Writer's Guild of America back in 2006.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 18, 2010

“Teen Wolf” Remade For The “Twilight” Generation

Some things are sacred territory in my book--and the original "Teen Wolf," starring Michael J. Fox, is one of them. Apparently, MTV doesn't agree, though, because it has remade the classic '80s flick with a bunch of angsty, "Twilight"-y teens. This version looks like it features more overly dramatic acting than super cool car surfing.

By: Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2010

Gay Porn Star Dustin Zito Joins Cast Of “Real World: Back To Las Vegas”

Today in Maybe, Possibly, Supposedly True News: my fave LGBT news blog, Queerty, reports that gay porn star Dustin Zito is in the cast of "Real World: Back To Las Vegas," which MTV is currently filming. Hunky Dustin, 24, is allegedly a Lamar University graduate from Rayne, Louisiana (unrelated: the frog capital of the world),…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2010

GLAAD Chides “Jersey Shore” For Using The Word “Tranny.” But What About “Glee”?

MTV's "Jersey Shore" had a bit of a situation with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for airing what they deemed to be "one of the most blatantly transphobic scenes aired anywhere on television in the last few years." During this season of the show, The Situation was out at a club, chatting…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 3, 2010

MTV’s Newest Reality Show? “I Used To Be Fat”

Drunk off the success of "16 & Pregnant" and "Jersey Shore," MTV is adding another reality TV show to its line-up: "I Used To Be Fat." The show follows overweight teenagers between their senior year of high school and their freshman year of college as they drop the pounds to reveal a "new" self. Each…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2010

Quickies: A “Teen Mom” Makes How Much?! Plus, Could 2 “Avatar” Sequels Be In The Works?

Find out how much the stars of "Teen Mom" get paid by MTV, then create a time machine so you can go back to 1996, get knocked up, and rake in the cash. [Huffington Post] Portia DeGeneres said that the shame she felt for being a lesbian led to her becoming anorexic, but that the…

By: The Frisky / October 28, 2010