I hope someone covers this casting call to remind us who should be avoided. MTV is also apparently looking to Occupy Wall Street for their cast of the Real World. In what seems to be a casting call posted on Craigslist, MTV said it is looking for people between 20- and 24 years old and asking anyone taking part […]Read more "Ostracize them forever"
D-List drag queen Lady Gaga, looking suspiciously like Terry (“dresses like Elvis Costello, looks like the Karate Kid”) from the 1985 gender-bending classic “Just One of the Guys,” was the big winner of the MTV Awards last night. The prep school graduate also took time out to honor an legend, an “icon” who, according to […]Read more "The chick from ‘Just One of the Guys’ salutes lip-syncing Disney product"
And worst example of entertainment media puffery: With a three-minute booty-shakin’ performance, the actor himself officially ended the era of Tom Cruise bashing. Oprah’s couch? Scientology? The eyepatch in ‘Valkyrie’? Fuhgeddaboudit! Cruise became definitively cool again with his live appearance, complete with swaggerific undone bow-tie and J-Lo as his dance partner. No thanks.Read more "Pointless year in review presents … 2010’s most unwelcome rehabilitation"
I finally endured about 15 minutes of “The A-List,” a truly wretched new reality show about callow gay Mahattanites. Stepin Fetchit eating a watermelon outside a fried chicken shack would only be a tad less offensive. If I lived in Kansas and popular entertainment provided my only exposure to gays, I’d hate us, too. Yet […]Read more "Next, on ‘The Real JAP’s of Hymietown’ …"
“It is with great pride that GLAAD honors MTV with our highest mark of excellence in recognition of the network’s commitment to fair and accurate representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,” said GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios in a statement. If the token gay guy from whatever season’s “The Real World” is “an […]Read more "The Petty Queer Establishment strikes again"
Even if it sucks, Mike Judge’s involvement guarantees it’ll easily be the only thing watchable on TV’s most godforsaken network.Read more "‘Beavis & Butthead’ returning to MTV"
America’s media conglomerates have zero balls (and fewer principles). None is more soulless than Viacom, which has once again bowed to the threats of extremist gasbags. On Thursday morning, a spokesman for Comedy Central confirmed that the network had added more bleeps to the episode than were in the cut delivered by South Park Studios, […]Read more "The Evil Empire caves to fundamentalist thugs"
Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love in Trouble airs tonight at 6 ET/PT. MTV News is promoting the program by noting it has “gathered journalists, industry professionals and other experts — as well as an in-studio audience of young fans — to provide insight and commentary about what the incident means for both artists’ careers and […]Read more "from the network responsible for “my super sweet 16″"
Sullen emo (goth with less mascara and more fluid sexuality) girl and her Barbie doll mother don’t get along. Fake-tittied mom can’t understand; she’s just trying to look young so she can hang with her daughter. Besides, doesn’t she give her little princess everything she wants? After much manufactured angst, emo chick learns (is manipulated) […]Read more "mtv is evil, cont’d"
Earlier this summer, the network attempted to rehabilitate Tom Cruise’s career on the MTV movie awards: Is it just us or did Tom Cruise come across as massively sane, funny, and um almost cool tonight? Maybe it was the moment when we saw Tom chatting up “Tropic Thunder” buddy Ben Stiller. Or maybe it was […]Read more "mtv has scientology’s back"