Posts tagged "mtv"

“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…

Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2010

Your Complete Guide To “Jersey Shore” Knockoff Shows

Why didn’t anyone think of this brilliant idea sooner?! Infiltrate a group of youngsters with similar lineages, ply them with alcohol, and sit back while they exploit the worst stereotypes of their ethnicity/social class/cultural group. Can you blame producers for looking at the success of “Jersey Shore” and seeing dollar signs? (Well, yes, you can.

Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2010

Sike! MTV Didn’t Really Ban Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”

Over the weekend, the rumor began that MTV was banning Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s 10-minute epic collaboration video, “Telephone“—which was amusing, ’cause when does MTV actually play videos anyway? This got me thinking—what was the most offensive part of the video? The near nudity in the beginning? The cigarette sunglasses? The lesbian crotch-grabbing? The ma…

It’s Official: No More “Music” In MTV

Call me grandma, but I fondly remember the days when MTV played actual music. When I was 14, I’d stay up late watching “Alternative Nation” and “120 Minutes,” just praying that they’d play “You Outta Know” or “The Sweater Song”—headphones on, of course, so as not to get busted by the parentals. It’s been year…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 10, 2010

“Jersey Shore” Is Renewed For Season 2, Possibly In The Hamptons

Could this be? The “Jersey Shore” guidos headed to “Gossip Girl” country? Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the fist-pumpers have renewed for a second season, but sources say MTV is scouting locations beyond Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The hoity-toity Hamptons — where celebs like P. Diddy and Christie Brinkley have homes — i…

Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2010

What Does A “Jersey Shore” Bank Account Look Like?

The cast of the “Jersey Shore” might have made minimum wage working at the surf shop this summer, but they’re holding out for big bucks to star in season two. MTV offered Snooki, Pauly D, The Situation, and the rest of the crew a signing bonus of $10K plus $5K per episode, for a 12-episode…

Kate Torgovnick/ / January 25, 2010

Frisky Rant: A “Teen Mom” Needs A Break Too

MTV has aired two episodes of “Teen Mom,” a spinoff of the “16 and Pregnant” series, and Farrah, the only pregnant teen who chose to go it alone, has casually dated two guys in both episodes. She doesn’t want to be a single mother forever, but she’s careful about who she introduces to baby Sophia.

Annika Harris / December 24, 2009

Pauly D’s Blow-Dry Routine Takes Longer Than Ours

Forget everything you ever knew about getting the perfect blow-out. In this video, Pauly D of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” beauty schools you in how to get the perfect guido blow-out—which includes techniques you’d probably never even fathom trying. His routine, which takes almost a half hour, starts off with a jumbo-sized lump of gel,…

Leonora Epstein / December 21, 2009

Show “Jersey Shore” Pride With The Situation Fashions

Maybe dressing like a guidette isn’t your thing (we’re hoping to God), but you can still show your “Jersey Shore” pride with this line of T-shirts and panties. To recap: one character on the MTV reality show, Mike, cockily refers to himself as “The Situation,” which has something to do with his washboard abs. So…

Leonora Epstein / December 11, 2009

“The Real World: D.C.”: Looks Like That Series Has Finally Stopped Sucking

Oh, look, a plot of MTV’s “Real World” that revolves around something other than hot tub threesomes and body shots! Much to the chagrin of their cranky blogger neighbors, “The Real World: D.C.” descended upon our nation’s capitol to emote, drink, talk to small African-American children, and figure out their confusing sexuality. Considering the…

Jessica Wakeman / November 25, 2009

Horror: Italian Group Tries To Cancel MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Show

We knew this was going to happen: an Italian-American organization in New Jersey has complained about MTV’s newest reality show, “Jersey Shore,” because of offensive, stereotypical language it uses to describe Italians. In a promo for “Jersey Shore,” the voiceover promises the beach-going partiers will “keep their hair high, their muscles juiced, and their…

Jessica Wakeman / November 24, 2009

Button Pusher Lady Gaga On “Boiling Point” Back In The Day

Even before she was blond, Lady Gaga was causing a sensation on MTV. Wanna find out what sets her off? Check out this clip from “Boiling Point” that features pre-Gaga lip service articulated with bonus side ponytail!

Simcha / November 17, 2009

MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Reality Show: Unbelievably. Heinous. (Can’t Miss) Television.

Lordy, Lordy, hasn’t New Jersey suffered enough on television lately? First, “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and then MTV’s “True Life: I’m A Jersey Shore Girl.” Is a new MTV reality show called “Jersey Shore” about a bunch of trashy kids who live in a shore house really necessary? I’m totally OD-ing on fake-baking,…

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2009

Chris Brown Says He’ll Never Put His Hands On A Woman Again

Chris Brown sat down with Sway at MTV to discuss his assault of Rihanna on Feb. 8. He tries to portray himself as a changed man who is learning from his actions, even going as far as to say that he knows for certain he’ll never assault another woman and enjoys learning to control…

Annika Harris / November 9, 2009

New MTV Fashion Reality (Again?!) Show “Styl’d” Coming In November

Hold on to your Forever 21 tube tops and Kanye glasses, people—MTV has a new reality drama. Called “Styl’d,” it follows the lives of five fashion assistants at MMA (Who? Yeah, some agency we’ve never heard of either). Half docu-drama, half competition for a contract with the company, the show covers the oh-so difficult life…

Leonora Epstein / October 18, 2009

Shauvon Busts Breast Implant On “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” And Scars Us All For Life

Be afraid … be very afraid. Just in time for Halloween, the scariest thing any woman can imagine has happened. On MTV’s “The Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” contestant Shauvon busted her breast implant after cannon balling into a lake. Aaaarrrrggghhhhhh! I’ll pretend like the splash heard ‘round the world was not an awful idea…

Ami Angelowicz / October 9, 2009

The One Eyeliner Trick You Can’t Live Without

It was eyeliner hysteria last night on the MTV VMAs red carpet—I want to say 98 percent of the starlets that showed up (Cassie, Nicky Hilton, Pink, J.Lo, etc.), had some version of a heavily lined and super defined eye. Tres chic, sure—but only one pretty lady got the look really right: Lauren Conrad. Check…

Nina Carbone / September 14, 2009

Katy Perry And Taylor Swift Do “West Side Story” For MTV Video Music Awards

T-minus 16 days until the MTV Music Video Awards on Sept. 13, and the promo videos for the show are actually way cute. Above, MTV’s version of “Tonight” from “West Side Story” starring Cobra Starship, Leighton Meester, Ne-Yo, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. After the jump, Britney Spears and Russell Brand flirt via telepathy.

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 27, 2009

MTV To Possibly Ruin “Skins,” The Best Show Ever, By Bringing It To The States

Hells yeah! MTV is developing a U.S. version of the popular British show “Skins.” If you’ve never seen “Skins” before, I hereby order you to add it to your Netflix queue. Oft-compared to “Degrassi,” I say “Skins” is the absolute best TV show about teenagers that I’ve ever seen. And not campy good, like “Gossi…

Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2009

Bye Bye Bye: MTV Gets The Heck Out Of Times Square

If you thought it was the end of an era when “Total Request Liveclosed up shop about a year ago, it was only the beginning of the end. Now MTV is saying adios to their monster studio that overlooks Times Square in New York City. The big guns over at Viacom, MTV’s parent company,…

Justine Fields / August 17, 2009
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