The Real Boys and Girls of Occupy Wall Street
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Is Occupy Wall Street ready to start being real? Bunim/Murray Productions, the agency casting for MTV’s Real World 27, appears to think the show Real World needs some real world drama: an ad appeared on Craigslist yesterday seeking members of the Occupy Wall Street movement to audition for the proto-reality show. Maybe the agency saw the Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street Tumblr?
New Jersey governor Chris Christie loudly proclaims his commitment to eliminating government waste. Now he’s backing it up with a grave fiscal reform: he has cut government incentives for the production of Jersey Shore.
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Without opening the whole can of worms of whether or not last year’s Sundance darling Catfish was like, a real-real documentary or a pseudo-documentary or a fake documentary that fooled nobody and that was the point, one thing can be said for the film: It did for Internet dating what Fatal Attraction did for having affairs with really high-strung women with bad perms. Without giving too much away–though if you still are worried about Catfish spoilers maybe you should just go Netflix Catfish already?–the documenting of Nev Schulman’s Facebook relationship with long-distance girlfriend Megan made us all want to go home and unsubscribe from every dating site and social network we’ve ever been a part of. Then that feeling passed, and we were back on JDate within 24 hours.
Which is all to say good luck to Nev on his latest endevour, an MTV “docu-series” where he help couples find love over the Internet. And just to avoid any confusion, this show will also be called Catfish.
If you’ve been indulging too much in the world of Manhattan clubs, that never-never land on a perpetual Thursday night as someone once called it, perhaps there’s something in store for you besides a vicious hangover. Instead of waking up with an empty bank account, you could parlay your partying into small-screen stardom!
Later this Read More
Kelly Cutrone, the fashion publicist turned reality-TV personality (The Hills, The City and Kell on Earth), self-help author and Dr. Phil protégé, is still diversifying. She recently announced plans to start her own fashion line, Electric Love Army, backed by Christopher Burch, which will launch with three stores in New York next year. And now Read More
Too much Chianti?
I hate to break it to you like this, but teenagers sometimes have sex. And do drugs. And behave like hedonistic, narcissist jerks. OMFG, right? In a world in which reality TV stars defecate on camera and sex tapes are traded for stardom, horny high-schoolers shouldn’t be headline news. But Skins, MTV’s hyper-hyped, oversexed remake Read More
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