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The 2022 MTV VMAs Was a Nightmare Packed with Johnny Depp, Nicki Minaj, and Bored Apes
Theo Wargo/GettyThe annual nightmare known at the MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone, but the repercussions are still being felt the world over. What we all just endured was darker than any of us could’ve imagined. But fearless, intrepid journalism is all about wading through that darkness to uncover whatever small kernels of light may be shrouded. That’s why The Daily Beast took on the daunting task of watching all fifty—sorry, three—hours of the 2022 VMAs: to hopefully find something wonews.yahoo.com
Actor McConaughey eulogizes Uvalde victims at WH
Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey offered an emotional eulogy to victims of last month's rampage in Uvalde, Texas. and called on Congress to "reach a higher ground" and pass gun control legislation in honor of the shooting victims. (June 7)news.yahoo.com
What the Hell Happened to the MTV Movie Awards?
Jeff Kravitz/GettyTonight, anyone still tuning in to MTV will finally get a break from watching Rob Dyrdek laugh at concussions when the network broadcasts its annual MTV Movie & TV Awards.Like last year, the ceremony will be split into two sections: Scripted and Unscripted (presumably, so the movie stars in attendance don’t have to take selfies with the cast of The Challenge). The first two hours will commemorate 2021’s biggest blockbusters and most-streamed shows. Vanessa Hudgens, who seems tonews.yahoo.com
Reality TV figure facing sex trafficking charge in Las Vegas
A rapper and former reality TV figure is facing a felony sex trafficking charge in Las Vegas in an ongoing criminal investigation alleging that he used his large social media following to recruit women as prostitutes, according to police. Records showed Wednesday that Kevin Lamont Barnes Jr., 37, was arrested Monday and released Tuesday without bail from the Clark County Detention Center pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 10. Barnes, who uses the name Chopper and was featured on the early 2000’s MTV reality series “Making the Band,” was represented in court by a public defender.news.yahoo.com
‘I Think She Still Hates Me for This One’: Marlon Wayans Responds to Macy Gray Performing National Anthem at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game with This Throwback Sketch
Macy Gray’s recent national anthem performance at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game drew mixed reactions Sunday night. As Gray sang, winning team member LeBron James […]news.yahoo.com
Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?
It's betting that consumers are willing to add yet another paid streaming service in an increasingly crowded field. “Paramount+ has a mountain of challenges ahead of it," said Tim Hanlon, CEO of Vertere Group, playing off the Paramount+ tagline, “A mountain of entertainment." CBS All Access, Showtime and BET+ now have nearly 30 million subscribers, some of who will shift to Paramount+. ViacomCBS said some of the studio’s films, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “A Quiet Place Part II,” will go to its fledgling streaming service, Paramount+, after 45 days in theaters. “If they want to act like a second tier streaming service, they're doing a fantastic job."
The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each
In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, The Weeknd performs "Blinding Lights" during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)LOS ANGELES – The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. Many, like the BET Awards, Country Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards, have opted for a mix of live and pre-taped performances. Billie Eilish, an awards favorite since her sweeping wins at the Grammy Awards, scored two nominations, for favorite alternative rock artist and favorite social artist. Dan + Shay earned three nominations, including for favorite country duo or group, where they’re up against Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion.
MTV, Houston Rockets roll out the red carpet for first-ever Vote Early Day in Houston
HOUSTON – The Harris County Clerk’s Office partnered up with the Houston Rockets and MTV for the inaugural Vote Early Day at the Toyota Center on Saturday. Over 800,000 Harris County voters have gone to the polls. We still have a week left of early voting," Turner said. The last day for early voting in Texas is Friday, October 30. Election Day is November 3.
CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for election night
FILE - The ViacomCBS headquarters is shown in New York's Times Square on Aug. 5, 2020. CBS News is rebuilding MTV's old "Total Request Live" studio as its headquarters for election night. The network is installing giant touchscreens and "augmented reality" displays for the big political night and says the studio provides extra roominess to put on a television show in the COVID-19 era. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for election night
CBS News is rebuilding MTV's old "Total Request Live" studio as its headquarters for election night. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK – Watch out for Britney Spears and the Jonas Bros.: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in the Times Square studio where MTV's “Total Request Live” ruled the music world two decades ago. Norah O'Donnell will anchor her first presidential election night, joined on the set by Gayle King, Margaret Brennan, John Dickerson and Ed O'Keefe. Shades will be drawn on the windows for the serious business of election night. On television, CBS will have Major Garrett reporting on voter integrity, Jeff Pegues on misinformation and Nancy Cordes on congressional races.
Kamala Harris lookalike in the works, Houston-based plastic surgeon says
HOUSTON – A Houston woman plans to go under the knife to look like Democratic vice-presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, according to Houston-based plastic surgeon and MTV “I Want a Famous Face” star Dr. Franklin Rose. A woman identified as Cynthia Anne wants to look like Sen. Kamala Harris. A woman identified as Cynthia Anne wants to look like Sen. Kamala Harris. A woman identified as Cynthia Anne wants to look like Sen. Kamala Harris. A woman identified as Cynthia Anne wants to look like Sen. Kamala Harris.
Murphy criticizes YouTube stars for 'Jersey Shore' gathering
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2012, file photo, the unoccupied house made famous by the cast of MTV is shown in Jersey Seaside Heights, N.J. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that the YouTube stars who rented out the "Jersey Shore" house on Sept. 14, should "be taken to task" after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, many flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that YouTube stars who rented out the “Jersey Shore” house Monday should “be taken to task” after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, many flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules. Murphy estimated the crowd numbered about 1,000 people and said it took seven or eight police departments to break up. The orignal “Jersey Shore” series ran on MTV from 2009 to 2012, following the adventures of a group of 20-somethings as they spent summers in the beach town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman: His impact lives forever
In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, host Keke Palmer talks about late actor Chadwick Boseman during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)NEW YORK Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, whose death from colon cancer shocked fans, was honored at the MTV Video Music Awards as a hero in real life, not just on the big screen. Boseman had previously been honored by the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2018 for his role as the Marvel Comics superhero. Palmer said Boseman was a true hero, not just on screen but in everything he did. On screen, Boseman played Black icons like Jackie Robinson, James Brown and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. ABC planned to air Black Panther commercial-free Sunday as a prime-time tribute to Chadwick Boseman, followed by an ABC News Special, Chadwick Bosmeman: A Tribute for a King.
MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets
NEW YORK MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyns Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow the guidance of state and local officials to move them outside. New York City was one of the first U.S. cities hit hard by the virus, but cases have leveled off and some restrictions are being loosened. The ceremony bestows new awards focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the pandemic. BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin are among the performances announced so far by MTV.
Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn
NEW YORK – The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. An MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement during a briefing Monday, explaining that “the event will follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience.”The announcement comes a day after BET successfully aired its virtual awards show on Sunday, which featured a number of highly produced pre-taped performances from DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker and more artists.
'Are You the One?' Stars Clinton Moxam and Uche Nwosu Announce They're Engaged
Congratulations are in order for Clinton Moxam and Uche Nwosu! stars -- who appeared on season 6 of the MTV show -- announced on their Instagrams on Thursday that they got engaged. Nwosu shared a slideshow of the two and showed off her engagement ring, alongside a sweet note for her fianc. Im the most me, my BEST self - when Im with you," she captioned her post, adding that "no one loves me better." While on Are You the One?, Moxam was secretly paired with Geles Rodriguez, while Nwosu was with Joe Torgerson.
'Siesta Key' Star Alex Kompothecras Fired After Alleged Racist Social Media Post Resurfaced
Siesta Keystar Alex Kompothecras has been fired from the MTV show after alleged racist comments posted on social media resurfaced. In a statement given to ET on Tuesday, an MTV spokesperson confirmed that they had cut ties with Kompothecras. "Weve made the decision to cut ties with Alex and are editing the current season to minimize his presence. He will not be in future seasons of Siesta Key," the spokesperson said. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were also fired after racist tweets they posted came to light.
MTV Fires 'Teen Mom OG' Star Taylor Selfridge Following Racist Tweets, Cancels Baby Special
Cory is the ex-boyfriend of Cheyenne Floyd, who is also a main star on Teen Mom OG. Cheyenne Floyd, Cory Warton and Taylor Selfridge on 'Teen Mom OG.' 'Teen Mom OG'Taylor added, "I'm not [racist] but it's hard to say that I'm not to anybody because of things that they've seen." This isn't the first time MTV has fired a Teen Mom star for their past tweets. In 2018, the network ousted Jenelle Evans' now-husband, David Eason, from Teen Mom 2 due to his homophobic tweets.
MTV Severs Ties With 'The Challenge' Star Dee Nguyen After 'Offensive' Black Lives Matter Tweet
Dee Nguyen's apology was not enough to keep her working relationship with MTV. "As a result of Dee Nguyens offensive comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, we have severed ties with her," read the statement. As a result of Dee Nguyens offensive comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, we have severed ties with her. challengemtv (@ChallengeMTV) June 9, 2020Nguyen's ousting from MTV comes after the 27-year-old reality star posted a message in an attempt to defend her support for Black Lives Matter. MTV is among a slew of companies and networks that have spoken out against police brutality and systemic racism.