April 10, 2013 |
A week after the death of "Buckwild"reality-TV star Shain Gandee, MTV has decided to cancel the series. Production on the show's second season was suspended after news broke last week that the 21-year-old had been found dead in his truck, along with his uncle and a friend, after going "mudding" (off-roading), near Sissonville, W.Va. The network ultimately decided not to move forward with the series, and episodes that had already been shot will not be aired. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments The network issued the following statement: "After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of "BUCKWILD" in West Virginia.
April 2, 2013 |
Shain Gandee, one of the stars of MTV's reality show, "Buckwild" may have been found dead on Monday morning and production of the show's second season may be suspended, but his Twitter account continues. Gandee, 21, was discovered in a truck on Monday near Sissonville, W.Va., on Monday, along with the bodies of his uncle David Gandee, 48, and friend David Robert Myers, 27. The vehicle was discovered partially submerged in a mud pit. Though no official cause of death has been released, authorities told the Associated Press that no foul play was suspected.
April 1, 2013 |
Reality star Shain Gandee, who was one of the group of West Virginia friends highlighted in the MTV series "Buckwild" has been found dead in a truck near Sissonville, W.Va. According to local TV station WCHS, Gandee, 21, was found in a vehicle along with the body of his uncle, David Gandee, 48, and another man, who has not been identified. Gandee and his uncle had been reported missing for 31 hours before their bodies were discovered Monday morning. The two men had reportedly planned to go four-wheeling in their SUV and were last seen at a Sissonville bar at 3 a.m. on Sunday.
March 25, 2013 |
MTV's Video Music Awards is packing up from Los Angeles and headed to the East Coast. The always irreverant video fete is returning to New York City for the first time since 2009 for the ceremony that turns 30 this year (yes, you are as old as you think you are), the network announced Monday. Brooklyn's Barclays Center will host the spectacle, which airs live Aug. 25. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners “From a vibrant musical scene for up and coming artists to epic concerts by today's biggest stars and the triumphant return of pro sports to the borough after nearly 60 years, Brooklyn has re-emerged as a cultural capitol where music, sports and entertainment history is made every day,” Stephen Friedman, president of MTV, said in a statement. MTV teased the new location with a batch of cute photos of the show's Moonman statue traveling from L.A. to New York.
February 28, 2013 |
Will Ferrell may be lacking in Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes, but he's about to kick off a tradition on the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. The actor is getting the first-ever Comedic Genius Award on the telecast April 14. Is 45 too young to be given a lifetime achievement award? Maybe so, but MTV's key demo is teenagers, so middle-age might as well be the end of life as far as they're concerned. In a statement, MTV President Stephen Friedman said, "Over the course of his extraordinary, 17-plus-year career, he has entertained audiences across the globe with an impressive array of laugh-out-loud performances on air, online and in films.
February 19, 2013 |
In an apparent move to gain Twitter followers, sister networks MTV and BET pretended hackers took over their accounts. Tuesday's publicity stunt came after Burger King and Jeep had their Twitter accounts hijacked by hackers who switched their profiles to show information for their respective rivals McDonald's and Cadillac. MTV and BET, which are owned by Viacom, pretended the same kind of hacking was happening to their accounts by switching profile photos and logos. MTV became BET, and vice versa.
January 5, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Put out the good china, because "Downton Abbey" is back for a third season on "Masterpiece Classic. " But first, the special "Secrets of Highclere Castle" explores the edifice that serves as the setting for the British-made period drama. (KOCE, 7 and 9 p.m.) What a way to go! A barbeque-centric service complete with a smoker-shaped casket is among the unusual send-offs featured in the special "Best Funeral Ever.
December 21, 2012 |
From the department of really fantastic decision-making: MTV has tapped actress Rebel Wilson to host their annual movie awards. The "Bridesmaids" breakout announced her new gig - set to air live on April 14 from Los Angeles - with a promo clip that has Rebel all chained up. Held hostage by friend and fellow funnyman Matt Lucas in the clip, which you can watch below, Wilson is chained and beaten for information, presumably pertaining to the...
December 12, 2012 |
The director watches a monitor as an actor rushes down a staircase into a basement wine cellar, searching among the racks of bottles for his childhood crush. The wine cellar is actually a plywood set on the ground floor of a converted Northridge warehouse, one of several newly constructed sets where the MTV series "Teen Wolf" recently began filming its third season after moving from Georgia. "Teen Wolf" is a rarity - a show that relocated to Los Angeles from elsewhere to take advantage of California's film and TV tax credit program since it took effect in 2009.