Posts tagged "mtv"

RIP, “The City”

The Hills” got a hugely-hyped series finale episode, complete with a trick ending. It’s cousin show, “The City,” however has gone out with a whimper. The season two finale showed Roxy Olin moving out and Whitney Port duking it out with Kelly Cutrone after going to hear what a competing PR firm had to say.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 27, 2010

Your First Look At MTV’s “Skins”

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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 22, 2010

Catfight: Jezebel Creates A College Fund For “16 & Pregnant”‘s Tyler And Catelynn — Rad Or Wrong?

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

Eva Longoria Can Rap

VMAs, 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]…

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

An Open Letter To The Tabloids About “Teen Mom”

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 6, 2010

Justin Bieber To Host Reboot Of “Punk’d”

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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 5, 2010

Fall TV Guide: We Want To Live In The “World Of Jenks”

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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 13, 2010

The MTV VMAs: The Night Of The Duet

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 wa…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 13, 2010

Join Our Liveblog Of The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards On Sunday Night!

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2010

Long Live “Daria”: Tracy Grandstaff, The Voice Behind Our ’90’s Misfit Teen Idol, Speaks

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 o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2010

Lauryn Hill Is Really Vague About New Album And Today’s Artists

MTV Shows

Lauryn Hill sat down with MTV after performing during last weekend’s Rock the Bells concert in NYC. L-Boogie says she’s “getting closer” to releasing a new album. Just how “close” she is we won’t really know until the Tuesday when the album is actually released. Well, that’s the impression I got from…

By: Annika Harris / September 1, 2010

10 Reasons We’re Thrilled That Chelsea Handler Is Hosting The VMAs

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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 19, 2010

What Ever Happened To That English Chick On “The City”?

Hey “City” fans. Remember Louise Roe, Olivia Palermo’s Elle rival? (Seriously, that girl has one too many nemeses.) We know that “The City” was so scripted, but we were nevertheless fascinated by the introduction of the English TV personality … probably because her role in the show seemed the most contrived of all. C’mon, don’t…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 11, 2010

Lady Gaga And Eminem Top The VMA Nominations Tally

Yesterday, MTV announced the nominees for the 2010 Video Music Awards. And good thing Lady Gaga didn’t let anyone steal her creativity out of her vagina, because her over-the-top videos this year brought her a record 13 nominations. (Seriously, the people who’ve come closest are Missy Elliot in 2001 for “Get Ur Freak On” and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 4, 2010

“Jersey Shore” Season Two Trailer: Miami, Catfights Galore And Vinny Gets Some!

Why do I keep watching this show about these terrible people? The “Jersey Shore” gang is back and this time, it’s in Miami! Ronnie is still a juiced up d-bag, JWoww still has the temper of an enraged rhino, and it looks like Vinny finally gets laid by Snooki and Angelina. It all look…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010

Rumor Alert: Has MTV Canceled “The City”?

Oh noes, Whitney Port and Olivia Palermo might have lost their fake jobs! Fashionista.com is reporting that MTV is canceling “The City” after this season. Rumor has it, MTV is booting Palermo off the network because she was cutting into Snooki’s pickle budget. Just kidding! We don’t know why “The City” would be canceled or…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2010

“Downtown Girls” Premiere Recap: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Your Exes

MTV‘s newest reality show “Downtown Girls” debuted last night and finally we got to see for ourselves whether Glamour.com writer Shallon Lester and her pals are more or less annoying than “The Hills.”

What’s the verdict on “Downtown Girls”? It’s “Sex and the City“-tinged fluff full of model pretty women &#8212…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Shallon Lester, Star Of MTV’s “Downtown Girls”

I was not prepared to like Shallon Lester, the star of MTV‘s newest reality show, “Downtown Girls.” I mean, she’s on an MTV reality show, right?! These are the people who foisted Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt upon our unsuspecting souls. I prepared myself for MTV’s latest skinny blonde offering to the couch potato god…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2010

Woman Sues MTV For $5 Million, Says She Was Too Drunk To Give Consent To Appear On “The Real World”

A woman who appeared on “The Real World: D.C.” as a friend/possible sexual conquest of the housemates has filed a lawsuit against MTV claiming she was too drunk to give consent to be filmed. Golzar Amirmotazedi’s $5 million lawsuit claims she had 8 to 10 alcoholic beverages when she signed a waiver to appear o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2010

“Downtown Girls” = “The Hills,” “The City” And “Sex & The City” In A Blender

Did you watch this video of Shallon Lester, former New York Daily News gossip columnist, telling men she judges them by their jeans? Well, there’s more where that came from! On June 1, MTV is debuting “Downtown Girls,” a reality TV show about — wait for it — rich, beautiful 20- and 30-something…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2010