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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. But it’s always a night for over-the-top performances, and where stars can wear their most insane ensembles, no questions asked.
After the jump, the moments from the show that got us cheering and jeering. Keep reading »
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 play 34 minutes of flag football per epiosde while wearing itty-bitty boy shorts and bra tops. The show’s tagline? “This is truly fantasy football.”
I’m just not sure what to make of this. Keep reading »
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” or “Biggest Loser”), and comes up against a lot of not-so-kind criticism in the industry. Add to that a quirky, extroverted roommate (think “Real World”-style dramz) and you’ve potentially got the makings of a hit show. Keep reading »
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 dress. To make it up to MTV, Gaga still sat down with Sway at the anointed time to talk about the video. Because the song has that umlaut in the name, I had wondered if it was a reference to Lüc Carl. And that sure appears to be the case, though perhaps they are broken up after all? “I wrote the song about this guy that I used to date … Sometimes in love, you can’t make it work,” said Gaga. “No matter what you do, there’s this giant boundary between you and someone else. So that’s what it’s about, perceiving in your imagination that there’s something magical inside of you that you can make it work.” Whoa. That’s kinda very true. Keep reading »