This November, MTV’s “Total Request Live” is going on “hiatus,” after 10 years of celebrity appearances, musical performances, and screaming fans. Even though I haven’t watched the show in years, I’m strangely sad about the news. This was the show I raced home from school to watch! When I was younger, my mother didn’t like me watching MTV, so I would have to be really sneaky and flip to another channel if she came into the living room.
Since it was live (hence the “L”), a lot of crazy stuff went down at MTV’s Times Square studios. Check out our favorite moments on the music video countdown show — and share yours in the comments!
- In 2001, Mariah Carey showed up to TRL wearing only an over-sized T-shirt that said “Loverboy” and a pair of heels, while pushing an ice cream cart. Then, she stripped off her shirt to reveal gold go-go shorts and a green “Supergirl” halter. “You’re my therapy session right now, Carson,” she declared. “Every now and then somebody need a little therapy, and today is that moment for me.” She didn’t really make much sense, and shortly after the surprise TRL appearance, she actually suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and checked into a hospital. Apparently, “Carson therapy” wasn’t enough.
These days, fashion companies are always trying to outdo each other with innovative new ways to present their clothing lines and their “visions” for their collections. Last spring, Prada released “Trembled Blossoms,” a four-minute animated short with music by CocoRosie. This season, they’re continuing this artsy-fartsy way of presenting clothes for their lace-based Fall 2008 collection. Created and directed by James Lima, “Fallen Shadows” debuted last week and features a new song by Antony and the Johnsons that won’t be featured on any upcoming album. The short doesn’t really have a plot, per se, but virtual women in black lace visit a church, wander past an aquarium, and dance with an enormous, um, protractor. The animation reminds me of that computer game Myst. It’s pretty cool. Download the high-res version of the film on Prada’s website. Keep reading »
Personally, I think the most annoying thing a person can do on the first date is talk about money. I also think that’s the most annoying thing a person can do on the 59th date, but that’s just me. We asked tons of peeps on the street for the most annoying thing they’ve encountered on a date and DANG am I glad I haven’t dated any of the people they’ve come across. Keep reading »
Did you catch Tina Fey portraying her long-lost-twin, Sarah Palin, on Saturday Night Live last night? How do you think she did? Personally, I thought her vocal inflections and mannerisms were dead on — I wonder how much it would cost them to have her play the role for at least the rest of the election? Keep reading »
Does this seem like a couple that should have ever NOT had the same right to get married as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, Larry King and his bazillion wives, or any other couple in the universe for that matter? Keep reading »
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the new 90210 is going to rip off certain aspects of story lines from the old Beverly Hills, 90210. On last night’s episode there were two such instances that were straight up nods to the old Nine-Oh. Read on… Keep reading »