Posts Tagged ‘MTV’

Yes, it’s true. Snooks is an author. Formally known as Nicole Polizzi, star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” has translated her guidette lifestyle into a book. The GTL glamorous lifestyle has actually turned into a New York Times bestseller. What are the odds?

Gia and her cousin, Bella, each find a ripped, yummy juicehead to hook up with, but with rivals, frenemies and grenades in the mix, can the two cousins stay close or will the trivialities of the GTL lifestyle tear them apart?

“A Shore Thing” tells the story of two girls looking for summer fun Jersey style: guidos, clubbing and glowing tans. The main character, Giovanna “Gia” Spumanti, is physically indistinguishable from the real-life Snooki, and her best friend Isabella “Bella,” “Bells” or “Hell’s Bells” Rizzoli sounds just like JWoww, another “Jersey Shore” star.  

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MTV announced last week that Rob Dyrdek’s new TV venture, “Ridiculousness,” has been renewed for a second season. Surprisingly, the show inspired by “Tosh.0”  averages 1.9 million viewers. For those of you have not tuned into MTV to see the show, Rob finds crazy viral videos and basically rips on them with his panel. His panel includes co-hosts Sterling “Steelo” Brim and Chanel West Coast (“Fantasy Factory” receptionist). There are also guest hosts like Big Black and Johnny Knoxville to add to the show’s craziness.

“Ridiculousness” is shot in front of a live studio audience, which really allows Rob to go crazy. He brings the same spunk and humor that he did to “Rob and Big” and to “Fantasy Factory.” As a result, the series has actually become MTV’s second highest rated show right behind “Jersey Shore.”

I give credit to the show because it doesn’t replay the same viral videos you have seen everywhere, but rather finds new and different ones that are hysterical. I am happy with MTV’s decision and hope Rob’s creativity continues into next season.

-Becca Spector

Pussycat Dolls’ leading lady, Nicole Scherzinger, is slated to host the U.S. version of X-Factor (if producer Simon Cowell gets his way).  X-Factor nicks the ridiculous auditions of American Idol and plants more focus on making a pop star.  Cowell, who recently announced a departure from tired American Idol after 9 seasons, is on the prowl for Nicole.  He recently told MTV, “We’ve got to get the deal done and find someone she has chemistry with. But I absolutely adore her. She was fantastic on the UK X Factor and I’m hopeful it will happen. She’s gorgeous and ruthlessly ambitious and doesn’t arrive with a massive entourage. Everyone adores her.”  Oh, doesn’t she sound like the cat’s meow!?  I digress.

Cowell is also searching for a co-host for Scherzinger and has yet to reveal his choices for the remaining X-Factor judges.  Taking the judges seat alongside Cowell and record executive/producer, L.A. Reid, is rumored to be U.K. singer and sweetheart, Cheryl Cole.  Cowell is expected to make announcements about the final judges and hosts within a week’s time.  Scherzinger’s debut album, Killer Love, which was only released in Europe, dropped in the U.K. on March 21st to lukewarm reception.   Girl just can’t seem to sink her claws in to the American music scene.  Watch the video for her latest single, “Don’t Hold Your Breath,” here.

-Jake Hebert

Forgive me for being a child of the 90s, but I really don’t remember a time when MTV actually played music. I didn’t start watching the station until the age of TRL and shitty reality shows. Even now, I agree that both of those have gone downhill in the last decade. I’m still in disbelief that anyone would want to watch You’re Cut Off, a show about a gaggle of squawking rich brats, famous in their own minds for absolutely no reason. MTV, however, has had a few successes for which I willingly offer praise. The Buried Life is one of these rare instances. During the two seasons of the show, four endearing, genuine guys traveled across the country in a purple bus named Penelope and attempted to accomplish items from their 100-item bucket list. Every time they cross something off that list, they help a random stranger reach one of their lifelong dreams.

Sometimes hysterical and always meaningful, The Buried Life offered a message of compassion and reciprocity absent from many other reality shows. I would marry any one of the guys. Lucky for me and all other hopelessly delusional collegiate females, the boys from The Buried Life have decided to bring their talents to various universities across the country on a speaking tour. Their Facebook lists the specific dates, but unfortunately, my future husbands neglected to give Syracuse a spot. Other New York universities did, however, make the list. Anyone down for a roadtrip?

– Christina Sterbenz

Finally, it looks like MTV will air a show that might actually be good. The Hard Times of RJ Berger (starting this June) is essentially about a high school nerd who has a huge… er… member. Schlong. Pork sword. Whatever you want to call it, he’s got a gigantic one, and he’s going to use it to his advantage.

While The Hard Times of RJ Berger looks a tad formulaic (read: fat sidekick), it’s got potential. Here’s to hoping they live up to their promise that it’s more than one giant dick joke.

Dear Bristol Palin,

Celebrating my 20th birthday meant a few things: one more year until I’m legal, Syracuse beat Villanova in a historical NCAA basketball match-up, and I dodged the possibility of falling victim to teenage pregnancy.

There has been a surge of teenage pregnancy in popular culture throughout the past few years, like Ellen Page’s famous breakout role in Juno, MTV’s reality show “16 and Pregnant,” and ABC Family’s hit series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” While pop culture has a strong hold on this subject matter, I’ve been aware of your baby situation due to all of your media appearances.

Of all the appearances and publicity stints, this new Candies commercial really takes the cake. (more…)

The Bachelor is the new Real World

Posted: March 4, 2010 by pomsie in Uncategorized
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Once upon a time, MTV’s the Real World was a societal and pop culture icon.  Then it turned into a sloppy, drunk, orgy for any bottom feeder trying to snatch their 15-minutes of fame.

IMDB.com tells me the show is now in it’s 23rd season in our nation’s capital.  How this has happened, baffles me to no end.  The last good season I can remember was Season 9: New Orleans and that’s partly because I was in love with Danny.  Nevertheless, the show has continued and apparently has an audience with nothing better to do with their time.

This brings me to the Bachelor on ABC.  Another show that might have been good once with slightly desperate women bidding for the attention of the re-incarnation of Ken Barbie.  Now we have slutty, pathetic and flat out insulting represenatations of women throwing themselves at a guy they won’t end up marrying anyways.

So to Jake the Pilot and ABC: bleep off.  You’re no American Hero.

~Anne Pomeroy