That was fast, but the recently-concluded 2014 VMA was another one for pop culture’s books!
The 2013 MTV VMAs has officially ended – but not without some (or rather, several) wtf moments. (We’re still recovering.)
Former boybander Justin Timberlake may not be the “King of Pop” yet, but he’s surely on his way.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 11:31 PM EDT on Mar, 02 2011
Remember the good ole’ days when Rolling Stone Magazine would put actual rock stars on the cover of their magazine? Well come March 17 we will have something much less awe inspiring to look at, a picture of Jersey Shore star Snooki riding a rocket.
As expected, Snooki talks about nothing interesting in the interview, mostly picking up guys, partying and her hair. Barf.
She tells the magazine:
““If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate [watching it]. I just hate it…The only person I’ve had sex with on ‘Jersey Shore’ is my boyfriend,” and “The guys you see me bring home, we’re only cuddling and making out like any other person would do, but we’re on camera and the whole world’s seeing it, and it does look like I’m having sex.”
Snooki also reveals a bit of information about the editing process on the show:
“Obviously, they’re only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I’m seeing is me drunk and falling down. That’s how I am when I party…”
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 5:19 PM EDT on Feb, 04 2011
MTV has pulled the plug on a new reality TV series featuring Hills and Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad.
The show was to follow Conrad’s work as she works on The Lauren Conrad Collection for retailer Kohl’s.
MTV wasn’t in too deep with the show, having only shot one pilot episode for the show in October.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Mischief & Mayhem at 11:31 PM EDT on Jan, 29 2011
Prepare to throw up in your own mouth a little bit. Rumor has it that Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is working to sign a deal to pose nude for Playboy Magazine.
The MTV star who is best known for abusing her baby daddy both verbally and physically is in talks with Playboy to shoot a “sexy but tastful” spread for the magazine.
The shoot would be a “full-frontal nude pictorial” for the cover and pages of Playboy, a move MTV execs are against.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 1:40 AM EDT on Jan, 26 2011
The cast of Jersey Shore will head to the shores of Italy for the 4th season of MTV’s top rated reality TV series.
MTV on Wednesday gave the green light for the new season and the far away filming location.
As you may recall, Italians and Italian-American’s once decried the show for it’s stereotypes of Italian culture, so it will be interesting to see how the cast is received when returning to their ancestors homeland. Oh wait, half the cast, specifically Snooki and J-WOWW aren’t actually Italian.
In a press release MTV said of the new season:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 8:27 PM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
MTV’s new TV series Skins has lost their fourth advertiser. Subway has decided that the new show is too controversial and they have parted ways.
The show has come under fire in the last week from The Parents Television Council (PTC) who claims that the shows use of underage actors and actresses in sexual scenes borders on child pornography and exploitation. The average age of show members is 15 to 19 years old, although no nudity is shown.
An H&R Block ad also ran by accident during an episode of the show which forced H&R Block to express their anger at the network.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 12:15 AM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
First Taco Bell pulled their ads from the MTV show Skins and now Wrigley chewing gum has announced that they have done the same.
A Wrigley rep told Access Hollywood:
“Wrigley has decided to suspend any advertising during MTV’s Skins as it is never our intent to endorse content that could offend our consumers. Any ads that previously aired during the show were part of a broader advertising plan with the network.”
The show has come under fire by the Parents Television Council (PTC) who have called for a government investigation into the shows use of children actors, an action they call child pornography and exploitation.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 3:16 PM EDT on Jan, 21 2011
MTV loves their controversy, first Jersey Shore pissed off the Italian demographic and now their new show Skins has drawn the outrage of the Parents Television Council (PTC) which has asked for a Child Pornography investigation to be opened against the network’s new show.
If you’re unfamiliar with Skins the show portrays teenagers using illegal drugs, drinking and engaging in sexual acts. The nature of the show has led the watchdog group to call for an official investigation into the shows content which features children as young as 15 years-old engaging in illegal activity.
According to the watchdog group the show uses:
“foul language illegal drug use, illegal activity as well as thoroughly pervasive sexual content.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 8:10 PM EDT on Jan, 11 2011
Angelina Pivarnick sounded pretty confident about her decision to leave Jersey Shore but with her hopes riding on a yet to be realized TNA Wrestling contract and a failed hip hop career it looks like she’s opening up about her regrets of leaving the show.
Pivarnick told RumorFix.com:
“I would be a liar if I told you I didn’t miss it, because I actually do. I miss the fact that I was part of such a big TV show.”
Angelina had walked about the show twice before ending her contract with MTV last year. She said at the time that the show had spiraled her into depression. Specifically Pivarnick says her cast mates brought on her depression through their constant torment.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 4:22 PM EDT on Dec, 23 2010
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, one of the stars of the hit MTV series “Jersey Shore” will be the first cast member to get his own spinoff reality TV show.
MTV’s Executive Vice-President of Programming and Head of Production Chris Linn announced the networks choice for the spinoff on Wednesday.
Linn said in a statement:
“At the heart of Jersey Shore is the unique and genuine cast and Pauly D. truly embodies both qualities.”
Pauly D shot a pilot for the show in September and network execs were pleased with the results, stating:
“He’s distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed and dependable guy you can’t help but want to hang out with.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 1:54 AM EDT on Nov, 19 2010
Uber-Bitch Amber Portwood of ‘Teen Mom‘ semi-fame has officially been charged with domestic violence and battery after allegedly beating the hell out of her baby daddy.
Charges were confirmed by Indiana officials who said the 20-year-old was charged with two felony counts and a single misdemeanor. According to reports Gary Shirley was attacked by his former girlfriend 3 times from August 2009 to July 2010.
At first no charges were filed, however officials saw an airing of the MTV show including several spot s in the show when Shirley was smacked rather hard by Amber, which led to an investigation and eventual charges.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 1:27 AM EDT on Nov, 03 2010
It’s finally official, Teen Mom couple Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley of MTV fame have called it quits. The news of the couples split comes from the gossip king of the group, Amber’s dad Shawn Portwood.
Shawn told RadarOnline.com Tuesday that the couple couldn’t resolve their differences in couple’s therapy and have decided to go their separate ways:
“They don’t belong together. They just don’t mix. There’s not enough there,” Shawn said, while adding “They separated and she’s moving on.”
It’s probably for the best on Gary’s part, Amber is known for her explosive personality that has led to various bouts of verbal and physical abuse against her child’s father. Amber’s tantrums have been so out of control that local police and child protective services have been involved.
The worst attack to date was caught on TV when Amber began clawing at Gary while kicking and punching him just feet away from their daughter Leah.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 10:08 PM EDT on Oct, 17 2010
Lavin crashed his bike when attempting a jump during the Sin City “Dew Tour” event, a tour sponsored by Mountain Dew.
TJ, 33, was rushed to University Medical Center where he was immediately put into a medically induced coma in the hopes of allowing his body to repair itself and to avoid the extreme pain his injuries would have provided him.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 8:58 PM EDT on Oct, 05 2010
Punk’d played through the earlier 2000’s for five seasons and centered around playing pranks on various celebrities, the show helped launch Ashton Kutcher’s career into the stratosphere and the show’s main prankster Dax Shepard has went onto a successful career, mostly recently with his turn as a father on the uber-popular show Parenthood.
Deadline.com has revealed that the tween favorite will host the revival of the show, while Kutcher’s Katalyst Production Company will develop the show.
The show will begin in 2011, however filming will begin soon. So much for the element of surprise!
If the power house of Bieber and Kutcher has one thing going for them it’s their combined 11.3+ million followers on Twitter.
What do you think about the role of Bieber as the new host of Punk’d?
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 10:45 AM EDT on Sep, 29 2010
MTV has announced a new sitcom, the British hit “Inbetweeners” the TV network also announced that they have commissioned Brad Copeland, writer of Arrested Development to convert the show into an Americanized version.
The popular Channel 4 comedy is not guaranteed, as the network has only ordered a pilot (standard practice), but if Copeland can give his magic touch to the show, it might just be a hit.
The Inbetweeners is centered around a group of friends who aren’t quite the popular click in school, but they also aren’t the schools nerds, leaving them somewhere inbetween.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 2:08 PM EDT on Sep, 24 2010
Lauren Conrad may have been off-air since her show The Hills was canceled by MTV, but she has been busy with various other successful projects (writing and designing) and has just announced on KIIS-FM’s On Air With Ryan Seacrest that a new show is on the way.
Conrad told Ryan Seacrest that she has inked a deal with MTV for a new reality show and that the project is not-yet-titled and will follow her career rather than her personal life.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:18 AM EDT on Sep, 18 2010
The men of Jersey Shore each carry their own signature style, heck Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has even turned that style into a fashion business, but when GQ Magazine came calling they convinced the boys to give up their styles for a day with a front cover and photo spread makeover.
The issue featured Pauly with a new hairstyle and offers some “words of advice” from the guys…barf. Here’s some of that “advice.”
Vinny: “I used to be a trainer, and 90 percent of the people who use trainers are women and old people. But it can be good—I used to train other trainers.”
DJ Pauly D: “It was my birthday this weekend, and these girls put cake on my body and ate it off. One girl said, “You have the nicest chest I ever ate cake off.” I got pictures to prove it. I’ll send ‘em to you.”
Here’s the GQ makeover spread: