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  • Miley Cyrus gets embarrassingly raunchy at the VMAs [Another Reason To Keep Kids Off MTV]

    08/26/2013 5:09:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 99 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/26/13
    Justin Timberlake may have brought "SexyBack" on MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday night, but it was Miley Cyrus who turned things embarrassingly raunchy. Crotch grabbing? Check. Stripping and gyrations worthy of a strip club? Done. Prancing around in flesh-toned latex bra and panties? No prob. Grabbing and sticking her face in a dancer's rear end? You better believe it. Excessive tongue? As if you had to ask.
  • MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

    04/06/2012 1:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | April 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the "advice" category. They didn't reach for Dr. Drew or God forbid Dr. Ruth or an actual doctor of anything. They turned to filthy sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage. The new show is called "Savage U," and it documents Savage touring college campuses to offer snarky/smutty advice to college students. This is MTV's libertine ideology pitched right at children, and Savage is blunt about how he'll be going around the parents. Savage explained to the Los Angeles Times that, "The idea is we're going...
  • “View” Lefties Can’t See Why Child Porn for Teens on MTV Might Be a Problem

    01/27/2011 9:31:34 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 23 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 27, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    The smug certainty with which leftists insist that they're better people than conservatives has always been an interesting phenomenon. We’re asked to believe that our opponents are more moral, more responsible, more enlightened, and more sensitive than we are one minute…and one of our betters turns around and asks what the big deal is about some outrageous case of moral degeneracy the next. Such is the case of the latest pontifications from The View co-host Joy Behar. In a discussion of Skins, the new MTV show which might have broken child pornography laws by filming actors as young as 15...
  • ABC: Casting Call for Audience of Obama’s MTV Town Hall?

    10/08/2010 7:10:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 8, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall this Thursday, the audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been gathered by a casting call. According to the casting call for the event from talent agency, first reported by National Review Online, the company requests applications for the event, asking what issues the person is “passionate about,” requiring a “short description of your political views,” and also asks for a recent photo.
  • The President and the MTV Crowd (Townhall)

    10/08/2010 6:02:48 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | BRIAN STELTER
    The youth-oriented cable channel MTV and five of its sister channels will simulcast a town-hall-style meeting with President Obama on Thursday, Oct. 14. The gathering, titled "A Conversation with President Obama," appears to be modeled after Mr. Obama's appearance on CNBC last month. That event, wrote Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times, was billed as a conversation about the state of the economy...
  • MTV Networks Drops the Axe (layoffs at MTV, VH1, and LOGO)

    06/25/2009 10:51:47 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies · 946+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 6/23/2009 2:37:49 PM MT | Claire Atkinson
    MTV Networks is axing around 75 staff Tuesday, executives at the company confirmed. The cuts mainly affect mid-level executives in the program development department, digital division and scheduling at the company's music and logo group which houses channels including MTV, VH1 and Logo. A spokeswoman confirmed the news saying the cuts were a result of the recession. "We have been taking a look at our business and how to position ourselves for future growth. It's pretty much the economy," she said, adding that the cuts accounted for less than 1% of MTV Networks' workforce. The executive couldnt discuss how many...
  • Fame is (pouty face) hard, says Britney Spears

    12/02/2008 5:22:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 2, 2008 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
    There are so many things to like about Britney Spears -- she's so darn pretty for one thing, even when she's chewing gum, which is still pretty much all the time. She's got the same sort of mile-wide smile and joyous laugh that made Julia Roberts a big star. She sings pretty well for a pop star, and she moves her butt like no one's business. But even after more than a decade in the business, she seems disturbingly stalled in adolescence. Those tuning into "Britney: For the Record" on MTV Sunday in search of a sadder but wiser Brit...
  • MTV sees more ads with social nets, video metrics - striving to stay relevant in the internet age

    10/09/2008 10:34:37 AM PDT · by weegee · 169+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:35pm EDT | Reporting by Yinka Adegoke, editing by Dave Zimmerman
    MTV Networks will track second-by-second viewing of Web commercials and videos, and link viewer online communities built around its TV programs, the network's digital chief said in an interview focused on the company's new advertising strategy. Viacom Inc's 26-year old cable TV network is striving to remain relevant in a digital age by learning more about fans... through the shows' websites, said Mika Salmi, MTV president of global digital media in an interview with Reuters... "We want the advertisers to know exactly what's happening on our websites and how big we really are in online video, said Salmi. "Internally, we...
  • (MTV) Video Awards Seek Jolt From Crowd and Internet (hoping for anarchy and chaos?)

    08/24/2006 12:17:10 PM PDT · by weegee · 4 replies · 423+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: August 24, 2006 | By BEN SISARIO
    The celebrities will be on risers along the side of the hall, while the main floor, emptied of seats, will be given over to fans, to roam and hoot and jeer as they please. Which raises the question: What if some wild fan abandons his network-designated station and rushes toward the beautiful people? “He should be encouraged at all points to storm the stage and to create a television moment that people will talk about at the water cooler the next day,” said Hamish Hamilton, one of the producers. “Or even better, that people will download and put on...
  • The Hype of March - Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldn’t care

    03/22/2006 5:54:23 AM PST · by weegee · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Houston Press ^ | 2006-03-16 | By John Nova Lomax
    Ah, March, the time of year when the music business heats up, the world's hot bands descend on Texas and the hipsters get their marching orders on which groups to worship for the next few months. By the time you read this, Racket will be in Austin, wallowing in the rock and roll phantasmagoria of South By Southwest – more than 1,100 bands playing on probably twice that many stages amid fields of fajitas, kegs of Lone Star, breakfast tacos by the ton and caramel-colored oceans of Shiner Bock, all at the world epicenter of twitching, frenzied, clench-jawed hype. While...
  • Guilt Free FRONTLINE: "The Way The Music Died"

    05/26/2004 8:28:06 AM PDT · by FilmCutter · 226 replies · 532+ views
    THE WAY THE MUSIC DIED PBS Airdate: Thursday, May 27, at 9 P.M., 60 minutes In the recording studios of Los Angeles and the boardrooms of New York, they say the record business has been hit by a perfect storm: a convergence of industry-wide consolidation, Internet theft, and artistic drought. The effect has been the loss of billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, and that indefinable quality that once characterized American pop music. “It’s a classic example of art and commerce colliding and nobody wins,” says Nic Harcourt, music director at Los Angeles’s KCRW-FM. “It’s just a train wreck.” In...