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Visiting the country of your ancestral origin is a formative experience. You come to understand yourself. Your tastes and interests gain new contexts. You get to have a nice long plane ride.
But do you get to have a “sure-to-be mini-bottle laden plane ride?” This is how MTV describes the voyage the cast of “Jersey Read More
MTV’s comedy series “Skins” premiered Monday, and one of New York’s startups had a cameo role.
Fast Society, which offers free group text messaging and conference calls, partnered with MTV to promote the show.
“A new SKINS mobile app from Fast Society lets you get your group on and have all your friends talking at once. Read More
Noted public intellectual Paul Delvecchio will soon have his own television program, reports the New York Post. MTV head of production and vice president of programming Chris Linn said, of Mr. Delvecchio:
“He’s distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed and dependable guy you can’t help but want to hang out with.”
It’s been a long time since MTV was known primarily for music.
“The day that you play me/ It’ll be the same day MTV played videos/ That was a little joke/ Voilà!” raps Kanye West on his latest album.
But today the venerable arbiter of pop culture launched a new site that hopes to help Read More
In the first episode of MTV’s “The Vice Guide To Everything,” the downtown magazine’s new TV program that had its premiere last night at the Lower East Side’s Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Vice founder Shane Smith takes acclaimed director, skate video god, and all around hero Spike Jonze to Yemen. They went to find Al-Qaeda, naturally. Read More
David Janollari and Chris Linn are officially taking control of the programming and production teams at MTV.
The pair of promotions was announced on Tuesday by Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, and MTV’s general manager, Stephen Friedman.
“They are the perfect team to continue our momentum and help take MTV Read More
“Jersey Shore” starlet Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will be taking her Garden State experiences and turning them into a memoir, Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books announced today.
It will be called “A Shore Thing,” and its mission is to reinforce the foul-mouthed and aggressive (but charming) man-seeking personality she has cultivated on the MTV reality show. A Read More
Choire Sicha has an excellent piece on The Daily Beast today that offers a refreshingly candid look at the business side of The Jersey Shore. Amid all these contract negotiations, Tonight Show appearances and, probably, cologne endorsements, it’s difficult to tell just how bankable these kids actually are.
Short answer: not very. Read More
Earlier today, we dicussed Daria, the animated character from the 90s TV show that has become a fashion icon for young women like 14-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson. Now comes news that MTV has launched a style blog. What’s on it so far? Jersey Shore‘s The Situation designing a line Read More
Ben Silverman’s newfangled “next generation studio” Electus announced today that it is teaming up with MTV, America Ferrera, and Procter & Gamble to create a interactive telenovella, titled Pedro & Maria. According to the release, Ms. Ferrera will executive-produce the series.
From today’s release:
The show is a bilingual, modern day Romeo & Juliet that Read More