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March 10, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Mark Wahlberg once produced a show for a top-tier cable network that was inspired by his own experiences in Hollywood. Now another top-tier cable network will tip its hat to Wahlberg and his experiences in Hollywood--just as he promotes a movie based on that show. That entertainment-world ouroboros will raise its head for the "Entourage" producer at next month's MTV Movie Awards, where Wahlberg, 42, will accept its “Generation” prize, the show's version of a lifetime achievement award.
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March 6, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the year nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The male and female performance categories also echo the academy's choices as Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Stre et ")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Conan O'Brien will host the youthful, pop-oriented MTV Movie Awards for the first time on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre, the late-night host announced on "Conan" on Tuesday. At 50, he is the oldest performer ever to host the show, which tends to favor twenty- and thirty-something comedians for its podium gigs. O'Brien is a seasoned awards show emcee, having hosted the Emmys in 2002, 2003 (as a co-host) and 2006. He could lend a bit of legitimacy to an MTV event that previous hosts such as Rebel Wilson (2013)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
With a strong push from MTV, spoken-word poetry went mainstream in the mid-1990s, and Maggie Estep was its leading lady. Dressed in black, often backed by a rock band, Estep was a sassy, slightly twisted New Yorker who wrote and performed humorous, biting pieces that merged poetry with stand-up comedy. A regular at Manhattan's Nuyorican Poets Café, the center of the poetry slam movement, she was a crowd favorite for pieces with titles like "Hey Baby" and "The Stupid Jerk I'm Obsessed With.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
For close to eight months now -- since she released the music video for her song “We Can't Stop” -- Miley Cyrus has had a look in her eyes that's proved nearly as transfixing as the other body parts she's put on public view. It's a mixture of determination and desperation, a raw visual expression of how brazenly the former Disney Channel star has remade herself in a hip-hop image but also, it seems, of a creeping fear that her license to appropriate may be revoked at any moment.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013 | Meredith Blake
Hey, remember when "The Real World" was an earnest show about diverse but well-meaning people from different walks of life sharing a house for a few months, a series that forced millions of teen and twentysomething viewers to think about issues of race, religion and sexuality? Well, MTV is doing its best to make us forget all that. For the upcoming 29th season of the long-running reality series, premiering Jan. 15, the network has cast the usual assortment of young and attractive people.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to give 'Nashville' another chance. The Skinny: It feels like Thursday but it's only Wednesday. Normally this would bug me, but I have so much work I'm trying to get done before next week that I'm actually kind of glad this week is dragging. Wednesday's roundup includes the end of Rupert Murdoch's marriage, a look at CNN chief Jeff Zucker's track record and MTV tones down a reality show about nurses. Daily Dose: The heavy spending Netflix has committed for original and acquired content has made some watchers of the company nervous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Michael Miller
MTV has agreed to make changes to its controversial new reality series “Scrubbing In” after several nonprofit nursing organizations protested how the show depicts the profession. The remaining episodes will be edited to include more scenes that highlight nursing skills and the show was also been moved from 10 p.m. to midnight, where viewership will be decreased, Variety reported. MTV will also consult with the nonprofit The Truth About Nurses regarding any future nurse-related programming and promote a Web feature called “Day in the Life of a Nurse.” The show, which debuted Oct. 24, follows nine nurses from different parts of the country as they immerse themselves in Orange County life.
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November 11, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The Parents Television Council is thanking MTV for saving viewers from Miley Cyrus and her marijuana paraphernalia. The outrage-courting pop star appeared over the weekend at the European Music Awards in Amsterdam, where she opened her handbag onstage and lighted up a hand-rolled cigarette that looked a lot like a joint. At another point, she seemed to brandish a bong. But MTV spread weed-killer all over its U.S. broadcast of the event, making sure viewers didn't see any sign of the former "Hannah Montana" star seemingly taking a big toke.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The World Series MVP is now producing for MTV. Fresh off a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, along with Pittsburgh Pirates' centerfielder Andrew McCutchen , will executive-produce a weekly, 30-episode series for MTV2 to highlight baseball's stars off the field. This effort to bring baseball to MTV comes as the sport has had trouble pulling in viewers from the younger generation, who are often more inclined to tweet about twerking than triple-plays.
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