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 in the anti-Wall Street movement who is interested to contact them.
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 Elvis Macchio, “taught us all how to be fearless.”
Thank you, Britney Spears, for showing us the way. If not for your bravery, we would’ve missed out on another manufactured personality embraced by fame-hungry whores and gullible homosexuals.
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.
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 most in the expanding acronym community remain unmoved.
The Petty Queer Establishment may not be directly involved in the production of such images, but they routinely commend them.
“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 (July 2010).
MTV — home to many a gay caricature in its years on the air — and Logo are owned by Viacom, also responsible for spreading more vapid consumerism than should be legally permissable. Either the PQE doesn’t realize the damage caused by such shallow stereotypes, or they’ve completely sold out. Bet on the latter.
Why else would they celebrate the achievements of the chief propaganidst of the anti-gay movement?
Don’t waste your time being offended because some asshole actor you’ve never heard of called some other actor you’ve never heard of a fag. Get mad about this shit and ask why organizations that are supposed to champion equality so often undermine the cause.
And if, by chance, you recognize any of the “characters” from “The A-List,” find some new friends. Or see a therapist. Probably both.
“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 accurate representation” of the community, we’re in worse trouble than I feared.
Even if it sucks, Mike Judge’s involvement guarantees it’ll easily be the only thing watchable on TV’s most godforsaken network.
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, and that it was not giving permission for the episode to run on the studio’s Web site.
Among the bleeps: any reference to the “Prophet Mohammed.”
I shouldn’t be surprised. This is the company that owns MTV, responsible for the most nihilistic programming in the history of broadcasting. If only Mohammed was a product — they’d never censor a money-making opportunity.
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 lives, and society in general.”
No one does insight and commentary quite like the Evil Empire.
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) to accept her mother for who she is. They go shopping on Melrose before a final, awkward hug. They’re a strained mix of pastels and darks — giggles and groans — but both represent influential demographic groups that spend a lot of money.
If I’m to understand MTV’s consumer morality play, tolerance should extend to poor role models with deep emotional problems.
Coming up, idiot parents pay Zac Efron $1 million to strip at their obnoxious brat’s 16th brithday party.
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 when Katie Holmes sweetly wished him “good luck”before he made his way to the big stage. One of our favorite moments surely came when we saw Tom backstage with Sarah Jessica Parker. She practically looked like she was meeting royalty.
Now the host of the upcoming Video Music Awards says he’s been advised not to badmouth Cruise’s cult.
“I’ve been warned when I’m presenting there are two things I am never allowed to say. One – cunt. And two – Scientology. There is one sentence that could join both of those words but I’m going to try and not say it.”