If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are between losing yourself in the music and catching yourself in the commercials you heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated ... More >>
An Infamous MTV VJ tells all
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Hit man Harry Fraud dropped his new Adrift project yesterday, which the hip-hop producer has teased on Twitter to be a mix of "stuff you may have heard and stuff ... More >>
No, not Snooki. Paul Iacono was the young star of MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, in which he was a sophomore with a large penis. He played young Patrick opposite Christine Ebersole in Mame and was in a version of Sail Away starring Elaine Stritch.
We're about to close up shop here until 2012, and what better way to send out the year that birthed trollgaze than to run down the 11 posts on Sound of the City that generated the most pageviews over the course of the past 52 weeks? Enjoy this look back on the psyche of our readers, and have a happy ... More >>
Justin Bieber and Ludacris: Congratulations. A lot of people watched your video.On August 28, MTV will throw the 2011 installment of its Video Music Awards, honoring achievements in the art form that used to make up the majority of its programming. While it's all too tempting to note the iron ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, out now: Michael Tedder speaks to rock evangelist Matt Pinfield (left) as 120 Minutes returns to MTV; Dan Weiss looks back on the recently revitalized Archers of Loaf; and Ray Cummings talks to the high-concept act Cave Bears.
Spend your lunch break with Michael Showalter and Jenny Slate
This week's New York magazine features a short article entitled "Why MTV Is Bringing Back Music Videos," which it isn't exactly. What MTV is doing is using its sizable funds to pair working directors with musicians and possibly even famous actors for a music video series entitled Supervideo. The fir ... More >>
LCD Soundsystem, whose song "Pow Pow" features the immortal line "Eat it, Michael Musto/You're no Bruce Vilanch," has just come up with a video for the song, starring Oscar nominated actress Anna Kendrick. That's exactly who I'd pictured to play me!
So that Katy Perry show tonight? The one we gave away tickets for on Friday with the trivia question that nearly crashed our servers? Well, we have good news all you kids who bombarded the Sound of the City mail room. We've just been informed that they've released a limited number of walk-up ticke ... More >>
Jason KottkeA week after telling the Daily News that the dress Lady Gaga wore to the MTV Video Awards was fashioned out of cheap cuts of cow, Ottomanelli & Sons is apparently offering sartorial services to the plebes, to be accessorized with PETA's undying hatred. [Kottke.org via the Daily Wh ... More >>
We told you about MTV's Twitter Jockey competition at the beginning of the summer -- it's a little like being a blogger, except you only have 140 characters and you make enough money to take cabs to work whenever you want. Last night, MTV hired Gabi Gregg as the company's first-ever TJ, givin ... More >>
On the day of the 2010 Gay Pride Parade in New York City, it seems worth checking in with our unwitting Queer Issue cover stars, the boys of Jersey Shore -- Vinny Gaudagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- who had no idea they were posing for anything other than ano ... More >>
"Good looking out man, word up"--always nice to thank your hosts. No surprise the Roots and Raekwon are a winning combination, especially on "Catalina," and even more especially with Black Thought guesting. I dunno, what's left to say? Best year for rap on television that's not BET or MTV ever? So ... More >>
Girls not having much fun. Pic by Connar Walik, more below.Once a year, mtvU hosts the Woodies, an event that's a lot like the Teen Choice Awards, except that it caters to college kids and music-industry people who can say stuff like, "I started listening to that band, like, two years ago." T ... More >>
--Trent Reznor spoke out against former protege Marilyn Manson, saying, "He is a malicious guy and will step on anybody's face to succeed and cross any line of decency. Seeing him now, drugs and alcohol now rule his life and he's become a dopey clown." The Nine Inch Nails mastermind doesn't hold bac ... More >>
Last week's prediction: Kiss My Ass. Five guys with stage-names chasing the wobbly dream of '80s hard rock superstardom, Last Vegas bear the all important 2009 Mötley Crüe cosign, which will surely come in handy when soliciting Guitar Center endorsements. World historical developments have conspi ... More >>
No, no, no -- you're supposed to get arrested for soliciting after you're famous, and announce the winners during the award ceremony. The Smoking Gun reveals that James Nevan Donahue, who plays a friend or something of "social" Olivia in the MTV car-wreck "The City," was arrested in 2007 for approa ... More >>
Aziz Ansari performs at Comix on January 9 and 10. Tickets are still available here. Comedian Aziz Ansari studied marketing at NYU and came up through the city's underground comedy scene before earning his break as co-creator and co-star of MTV sketch show Human Giant. He's now departed for L.A., ... More >>
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First it was the revelation that MTV's traveling petri dish, The Real World, was settling in Red Hook. Then came word that Bravo's slightly more sophisticated but no less dramalicious reality hit Top Chef was heading to Williamsburg. Now, we may know just where the young chefs of the latter show wi ... More >>
And other shocking revelations from this year's Video Music Awards
MTV News star Gideon Yago incites young voters
The Lawless and Ever Expanding World of Hidden-Camera TV
Grown Up All Wrong
There Is No Such Thing as Nü Metal, and It Has an X-Tremely Funny Face
Musto Mans the Velvet Rope at Eugene and Spa
MTV Used to Be Madonnas Playground. Why Did It Have to End?
MTV Names the Only 10 Songs That Matter
Rapping About the Future of Online Music Media
MTV Rides a Downtown Train
I'm With the Brand