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So What Do You Do, Lauren Dolgen, EVP of Series Development for MTV?
The creator of Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant answers to critics and gives advice to aspiring TV pros.

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What Works on Facebook for the Interbrand 100 Top Global Brands? - Posted December 16, 2014
The Interbrand 100 top ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Users Love Their MTV - Posted December 10, 2014
Users of Facebook and other social networks want their MTV a... [AllFacebook]

Former VJ Kennedy Says Young People Shouldn't 'Rock the Vote' - Posted October 9, 2014
Anyone remember MTV? No, not the beleaguered reality show network of today...we mean the first music television video network. For you young'uns out in the PRNewserverse, MTV had a gaggle of notable people known as "VJs" or video DJs. Cool, right? People like Kurt Loder, Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, and Alan Hunter... [FishbowlDC]

The @MTV #VMAs on Twitter: 12.6 Million Tweets, 138,792 Tweets Per Minute Peak [STATS] - Posted August 26, 2014
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) aired on Sunday and as the event aired in real time fans took to Twitter to chat about their favourite stars and VMA moments. Indeed, according to @... [AllTwitter]

PSAs Focused on Ferguson Air During MTV Video Music Awards - Posted August 25, 2014
MTV's Look Different campaign aired PSAs last night during the VMAs, clips that MTV president Stephen Friedman says could open the door for conversation about racism and the protests in Ferguson, MO. "Eighty percent of our audience believes that bias is at the root of racism and prejudice... Ironically, part of the... [FishbowlDC]

James Franco Is Hosting A Special To Promote The Interview As Dave Skylark - Posted August 14, 2014
Here's something you hear every day: James Franco has got a new movie coming out! To promote that movie, The Interview, he's going to host a half-hour special on MTV completely in character. Dave Skylark asks hard-hitting que... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Is Hosting A Special To Promote The Interview As Dave Skylark - Posted August 14, 2014
Here's something you hear every day: James Franco has got a new movie coming out! To promote that movie, The Interview, he's going to host a half-hour special on MTV completely in character. Dave Skylark asks hard-hitting que... [FishbowlDC]

MTV makes first big announcement for 2014 VMAs on social media - Posted April 23, 2014
MTV is once again using #RoadToTheVMAs across social media to tease big announcements for their annual tent-pole event. MTV started this trend ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

MTV Press Release Summary: 'Follow Me Plz I'll Follow U Back' - Posted April 22, 2014
So what will the special announcement be?! Has the White House reconsidered its response to the "deport Justin Bieber" petition? Will Pharrell shock the world by confessing that he's not always "Happy?" Will Beyonc admit that she's not a real blonde? ...or will the super-sec... [FishbowlDC]

Apple Promises More Diversity in Its Emoji Department - Posted March 26, 2014
In case you thought MTV had lost its cultural influence, think again. This week Apple's communications department agreed with the youth network and its unofficial spokesperson Miley Cyrus: the emoji family needs to diversify. Inspired by Baby Daddy star Tahj Mowry's... [FishbowlDC]

Mass Relevance Platform makes it easier for networks to create social TV experiences - Posted February 25, 2014
Austin-based Mass Relevance has been the go-to company for networks seeking to create bespoke social TV experiences. HBO uses Mass... [Inside 3D Printing News]

TV's Approach to Firing Up Social Fan Base Applies Across Brands - Posted February 19, 2014
"Give fans recognition and shine; that's not precious to TV, it could apply to any fans out there", said Tom Chirico, VP digital and social engagement for VH1. He appeared on a ... [FishbowlDC]

More Brands Using Instagram Messaging for Promos - Posted January 31, 2014
Back when Instagram's direct messaging feature launched in December, we wondered how brands might use it before GAP swooped in to provide us with the first example. This week Aquafina showed us another way by using DM to message fans and spread awareness of its new "Flavor Splash" product with the help... [FishbowlDC]

'RuPaul's Drag Race' to premiere a week early in Logo TV's new app - Posted January 30, 2014
Logo TV, the Viacom network focused on LGBT content, has today released its first app - available free in the iTunes store. The app will be video-centric, and will contain a library of LGBT-focused films, authentica... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Opening up APIs, Mass Relevance, and football: Facebook continues its social TV push - Posted September 9, 2013
Facebook's push into social TV continues to grow, improve and impact the industry. Here's a roundup of the company's latest moves. APIs ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

MTV Video Music Awards' Social Radar Captures The Event's Social Media Buzz - Posted August 26, 2013
Didn't catch MTV's 2013 VMAs last night? The network's innovative Social Radar hub has be... [10,000 Words]

MTV's VMAs are reinventing how social is used to produce TV - Posted August 21, 2013
In 2010 MTV made headlines by bringing Twitter to live TV for the Video Music Awards (VMAs). A year later they set a social TV record when Beyonce ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Social Strategy Failures: Learn What Not To Do On Twitter From The People Who Did It - Posted July 26, 2013
For every wildly popular social media success, there is an equally fantastic social media failure somewhere on the web - probably more, actually. Most social media failures don't make the news (they're failures after all, and by design are quickly forgotten), but those that DO are the true gems. They show us... [AllFacebook]

Roll Call: MTV and Global Strategy Group - Posted July 26, 2013
Jason Rzepka has taken on a larger role at MTV as senior vice president, brand communications and public affairs. In this expanded new position, Rzepka will oversee all corporate communications functions for MTV, including setting external and internal communications strategies for the brand, its various screens and businesses. He will also... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Social TV Group Hints At New Products - Posted July 26, 2013
Facebook is launching a new content group to work with the film and ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Top Brands On Facebook Using Hashtags, But They're Not Increasing Engagement - Posted July 23, 2013
The good news about hashtags on Facebook, ... [AllFacebook]

MTV To Announce Video Music Awards Nominees Via Video On Instagram, Vine - Posted July 16, 2013
MTV will reveal nominations for its upcoming ... [AllFacebook]

How Musicians Are Using Video On Instagram - Posted July 1, 2013
Video killed the radio star when MTV debuted on the scene in 1981, but what effect will recently launched ... [AllFacebook]

Brands See Opportunity In Gay Marriage Ruling - Posted June 26, 2013
We can all agree on one thing: today's Supreme Court decision invalidating the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was, is, and will continue to be a big deal. It's not that the justices' conclusions were a big surprise as most observers did not expect them to uphold existing gay marriage bans... [FishbowlDC]

MTV's OMA's generates more than 500,000 live streams - Posted June 25, 2013
MTV completed the fourth version of it's OMAs, their awards platform targeted towards honoring digital and the web. Last year we participated in the 24-hour ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Lauren Dolgen, Creator of MTV's Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant: 'Bring on the Criticism' - Posted June 13, 2013
Lauren Dolgen, EVP of MTV series development and creator of Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant, is no stranger to dealing with negative press. Critics have deemed these shows as "glamorizing" te... [FishbowlLA]

Recap of the Lost Remote Show keynote with MTV President Stephen Friedman - Posted June 1, 2013
In Late April Lost Remote hosted its first ever NYC event. The day begin with a fireside chat I led with our main keynote speaker, MTV President Stephen Friedman. Fri... [Inside 3D Printing News]

STUDY: More Top Brands Flock To Instagram - Posted May 13, 2013
Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site's photo-sharing network, ... [AllFacebook]

MTV Movie Awards To Feature Facebook Integration - Posted April 10, 2013
The MTV Movie Awards April 14 will feature the social network ... [AllFacebook]

Affect's 'New York Job Project' Turns the Application Process Social - Posted March 12, 2013
Current PR students and recent college grads: are you stressed about turning your great internships into a full-time entry-level gig? Do you embody the phrase "shameless self-promotion"? Are you an expert in all things social media? (Come on, you know you are.) If you answered "yes" to any of those three... [GalleyCat]

Affect's 'New York Job Project' Turns the Application Process Social - Posted March 12, 2013
Current PR students and recent college grads: are you stressed about turning your great internships into a full-time entry-level gig? Do you embody the phrase "shameless self-promotion"? Are you an expert in all things social media? (Come on, you know you are.) If you answered "yes" to any of those three... [FishbowlDC]

How Brands Use Games to Develop Better Products and PR Campaigns - Posted February 28, 2013
Gamification: it's a relatively new buzzword, but you've probably been hearing a lot about it lately. Why? Because it's now clear that digital games go well beyond your XBox and Farmville accounts. All kinds of brands can use games to promote their products: here, for example, Edelman PR's Robert Phillips d... [FishbowlDC]

Stupidest Idea Ever: MTV And BET Fake Twitter Hacks - Posted February 19, 2013
So you heard about Burger King getting hacked yesterday - and it was pretty funny, right? The hackers said BK was purchased by McDonalds and posted a bunch of hip hop videos and... [AllTwitter]

PR Fail: MTV/BET Twitter 'Hack' Was a Promo Stunt - Posted February 19, 2013
Twitter hacking is the big thing this week! After hackers turned Burger King into McDonald's yesterday (and did their best to promote rappers T-Shyne and Chief Keef), the same team hijacked Jeep... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: How Are Top Brands Using Instagram? - Posted February 19, 2013
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarte... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For Every Phone Was The Top Page In 2012 - Posted January 10, 2013
Celebrities had a great year on Facebook in 2012. Rihanna rose up the page charts to be the most popular human-based page on the social network, and se... [AllFacebook]

E! Entertainment Executive Steps Down - Posted January 4, 2013
Lisa Berger, president of entertainment programming at E!, resigned from the network after nine years, according to ... [FishbowlLA]

Will the Public Go Wild for MTV's 'Buckwild'? - Posted December 10, 2012
Oh boy--here we go again. Just as 'Jersey Shore' winds down, MTV plans to fill its time slot with 12 episodes of 'Buckwild' beginning in January. If you haven't heard, this latest version of so-called reality TV will take place in the small town of Sissonville, West Virginia--and it will follow... [FishbowlDC]

Can a New Programming Chief Save MTV? - Posted November 16, 2012
We told you earlier this week why music videos are no longer MTV's cup of tea (reality shows are king, iTunes and Pandora rule the music world, you're old, etc.), but now it seems ... [FishbowlDC]

Lessons from the No Doubt Video Scandal? - Posted November 14, 2012
You may have heard that late-90's "ska" kings No Doubt recently jumped on the comeback train. You may have also heard that the band immediately ran into controvers... [FishbowlDC]

Why Doesn't MTV Play Videos Anymore? Because You're Old. - Posted November 13, 2012
Why did MTV replace our beloved music videos with trashy reality shows? It's a pretty common complaint among people in their twenties and thirties--but is it really the music videos we miss, or is it our collective youth? Is this our way to behave like crotchety old people, waving our fingers... [FishbowlDC]

Will Instagram Profiles Change the Visual Branding Game? - Posted November 8, 2012
You may not have noticed, but Instagram (undisputed king of online "food porn") made ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama To MTV: No Facebook Profile For Malia - Posted October 29, 2012
President ... [AllFacebook]

Obama Wants His MTV, Voter Questions Via Facebook; Romney Appeals To Specific Voters - Posted October 24, 2012
In the waning days of the 2012 presidential campaign, the content President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt R... [AllFacebook]

Dwight from 'The Office': Make Election Day a National Holiday - Posted October 11, 2012
News of celebrities making entertaining, attention-grabbing pleas to the public (especially the younger demographic) to get out and vote is nothing new. Wh0 could forget previous star-backed campaigns like MTV's Rock the Vote, P. Diddy's mildly threatening Vote or Die or Leonardo DiCaprio's "whatever, man" ... [FishbowlDC]

Unlock Secret Concert Locations And Win Tickets, With Tweets - Posted September 13, 2012
MTV is teaming with Intel to bring you four secret shows in four cities and by four different artists. It's called the Music Experiment and the next show happens in ten days! According to ... [10,000 Words]

Unlock Secret Concert Locations And Win Tickets, With Tweets - Posted September 13, 2012
MTV is teaming with Intel to bring you four secret shows in four cities and by four different artists. It's called the Music Experiment and the next show happens in ten days! According to ... [AllTwitter]

Politics, Speeches Top Facebook Mentions - Posted September 11, 2012
Presidential politics dominated the buzz on Facebook over two weeks that featured political conventions, a major hurricane, the st... [AllFacebook]

Is MTV Still Relevant? - Posted September 7, 2012
Throughout its more than three-decade history, MTV has gone from showcasing the latest and greatest meetings of pop music and short film to being a platform in which the stars of reality... [FishbowlDC]

MTV Using Viddy For Video Music Awards - Posted September 4, 2012
Will you be watching MTV's Video Music Awards this year? If so, plan to pay close attention or else you might miss some of the interviews! According to the Huffington Post, "MTV is having scores of its ... [AllFacebook]

Beyonc Brings the World to Attention for Humanitarian Day - Posted August 30, 2012
How do you get 1.13 billion people to "do something good, somewhere, for someone else"? Why, you show them a Beyonc video, of course! Throw in some impressive CGI and inspiring imagery from around the globe and you're golden, baby! For this year's World Humanitarian Day, which took place on August... [FishbowlDC]

Want To Be A Twitterspondent At MTV's Video Music Awards? - Posted August 28, 2012
Do you plan to watch MTV's Video Music Awards on September 6? Well, wouldn't it be more fun attending the event in person? If you know your way around a #hashtag and can come up with the best entry, you could win a spot at the... [10,000 Words]

Want To Be A Twitterspondent At MTV's Video Music Awards? - Posted August 28, 2012
Do you plan to watch MTV's Video Music Awards on September 6? Well, wouldn't it be more fun attending the event in person? If you know your way around a #hashtag and can come up with the best entry, you could win a spot at the... [AllTwitter]

Snooki: The Next Generation (and Its PR Implications) - Posted August 27, 2012
As we celebrate the Sunday evening birth of little Lorenzo Domenic LaValle, we'd like to take a moment to ponder the implications of our entertainment choices... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: PepsiCo, MXM, News Corp, and More - Posted August 22, 2012
PepsiCo, Inc. announced that Jon Banner has been named senior vice president, global strategy and planning. Banner will be a senior member of PepsiCo's global communications team responsible for synchronizing, coordinating and planning the company's communications efforts worldwide and partnering with PepsiCo's business units to support ... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-Real World Star Dead at 29 - Posted August 18, 2012
Former Real World and Celebrity Rehab star Joey Kovar was found dead on Friday after reportedly overdosing on a combination of alcohol, cocaine and Viagra, according to TMZ.com: Our sour... [FishbowlLA]

Optim.al Analyzes Facebook Pages Of MTV 'Video Music Awards' Nominees - Posted August 16, 2012
Facebook audience data provider Optim.al analyzed the... [AllFacebook]

Music PR News: Radio Still Rules the Roost - Posted August 16, 2012
Some recent Nielsen findings will be relevant to anyone with more than a passing interest in playing and/or promoting music. In short: The more things change, the more they stay the same. A newly released study ... [FishbowlDC]

Music PR News: Radio Still Rules the Roost - Posted August 16, 2012
Some recent Nielsen findings will be relevant to anyone with more than a passing interest in playing and/or promoting music. In short: The more things change, the more they stay the same. A newly released study ... [GalleyCat]

Kevin Hart to Host 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Posted August 8, 2012
Get More: ... [FishbowlLA]

MTV's Teen Wolf Moving to Los Angeles - Posted July 3, 2012
If MTV's teen drama Teen Wolf is renewed for a third season, the show will make the move from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... [FishbowlLA]

Facebook To Receive GLAAD Special Recognition Award - Posted May 31, 2012
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) will present a Special Recognition Award to Facebook at its ... [AllFacebook]

Ashton Kutcher Returning to Punk'd - Posted May 17, 2012
The original punk master is back at it again. Actor Ashton Kutcher will make his return to Punk'D as part of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards pre-show on June 3 at 8 p.m. The show returned this season follo... [FishbowlLA]

2012 MTV VMAs Headed to Staples Center - Posted May 15, 2012
After two years at the Nokia Theatre, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are headed across the street to Staples Center on Sept. 6. The VMAs originating from arenas is nothing new as the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami hosted the show in 2004 and 2005. It's hard to argue with the move... [FishbowlLA]

Millennials: No Collar Workers - Posted March 19, 2012
Millennials will transform workplaces according to a new study by MTV entitled, "No Collar Workers," that took an in-depth look at the career perspectives of this often misunderstood generation. The study was conducted online in January 2012 and polled 509 Millennials. Nick Shore, senior vice president of strategic insights and research at... [MediaJobsDaily]

Yoko Ono to Introduce MTV's Steve Jobs Tribute - Posted October 29, 2011
MTV has tapped artist Yoko Ono to introduce their music tribute to Apple co-founder ... [AllTwitter]

MTV Sets Dates for 2012 Award Shows - Posted October 20, 2011
MTV announced the dates for their two biggest award shows of the year -- the MTV Movie Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. The 2... [FishbowlLA]

IBM, MTV Use Tech to Share Events With a Global Audience - Posted October 5, 2011
In-person attendees are clearly not the only ones experiencing live events th... [FishbowlDC]

MTV Wants the Guinness World Record for Longest Dance Party - Posted October 5, 2011
Break out your dancing shoes because MTV is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the longest dance party starting on Oct. 29 at the Roxy Theater. It's all part of the second annual O Music Awards, which celebrat... [FishbowlLA]

Perennial Ratings Winner, Yankees and Red Sox Do it Again for YES - Posted September 8, 2011
Once again, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox head into the final month of the season jockeying for position atop the AL East. And once again, their games rocket high in the ratings. The mid-week series at Fenway Park grabbed the top two prime time slots, according to the Nielsen. The... [FishbowlLA]

MTV Adds Social Activism to VMAs Mix - Posted August 9, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25562" align="alignleft" width="238" caption="Katy Perry and a Moonman in 2010. She's among the nominees for this year's 'Best Video with a Message' award. Photo: PA"][/caption] MTV's annual Video Music Awards... [FishbowlDC]

The SportsNewser Interview: Holley Mangold - Posted June 30, 2011
Holley Mangold went from an Internet sensation to a legitimate contender for the 2012 Olympic weightlifting team. Mangold, the younger sister of New York Jets center Nic... [TVNewser]

The SportsNewser Interview: Holley Mangold - Posted June 30, 2011
Holley Mangold went from an Internet sensation to a legitimate contender for the 2012 Olympic weightlifting team. Mangold, the younger sister of New York Jets center Nic... [SportsNewser]

Lady Gaga Shares the PR Love - Posted May 27, 2011
... [FishbowlDC]

Kids Get Schooled and a Visit from Nicki Minaj - Posted May 20, 2011
Nicki Minaj and MTV host ... [GalleyCat]

If Media Logos Were a Bit More Blunt - Posted April 18, 2011
Re-imagined logos for Facebook, YouTube, and MTV, from a series called Honest Logos by Swedish designer Viktor Hertz... [FishbowlLA]

2011 MTV Movie Awards: Cast Your Votes - Posted March 22, 2011
Voting for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards began Tuesday and will run through Tuesday, April 5, with fans able to vote in 13 categ... [PRNewser]

2011 MTV Movie Awards: Cast Your Votes - Posted March 22, 2011
Voting for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards began Tuesday and will run through Tuesday, April 5, with fans able to vote in 13 categ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

The First-Ever MTV O___ Music Awards (OMAs) Set for April 28 - Posted February 24, 2011
MTV announced an addition to its stable of awards shows: the O___ Music Awards (OMAs), recognizing creativity and technolog... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Russell Simmons on Producing (and Starring in) Reality Television - Posted February 2, 2011
Under his Simmons-Lathan Media Group, Russell Simmons has produced Def Comedy Jam, Def Poetry Jam, The Nutty Professor, and several hit reality shows starring his own family: brother Rev. Run (of Run-DMC) and his family on MTV's Run's House and Daddy's Girls, and Russell himself on Oxygen's Running Russell Simmons. Meanwhil... [FishbowlLA]

Badges Are Here! foursquare, MTV Awarding Jersey Shore GTL Badges - Posted January 6, 2011
Jersey Shore returns to MTV with its third-season premiere Thursday night, and ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Jersey Shore Alumnus Angelina Pivarnick to Guest-Blog for Appitalism - Posted December 16, 2010
Angelina Pivarnick may have felt unwelcome at two different houses on MTV reality hit ... [UnBeige]

Jersey Shore Alumnus Angelina Pivarnick to Guest-Blog for Appitalism - Posted December 16, 2010
Angelina Pivarnick may have felt unwelcome at two different houses on MTV reality hit ... [AgencySpy]

MTV Style Seeks Web-Savvy Senior Editor - Posted December 6, 2010
... [MediaJobsDaily]

Want Your MTV? Become Its New Director of Music Programming - Posted November 16, 2010
... [MediaJobsDaily]

MTV to America's Youth: Draw Your Line - Posted October 26, 2010
MTV and Blue Shield of California Foundation have a message for America's younge... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Nerd Alert: MTV Geek Seeks New Editor - Posted October 21, 2010
Call... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Experian Hitwise: MTV's Teen Mom Rules the Household in a Week with Few Changes - Posted October 21, 2010
The rankings of television Web sites from Experian Hitwise for the week ending Oct. 16 showed few changes from the previous week, with the most noise being made by MTV... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MTV iPhone App Answers the Question: Was that Over the Line? - Posted October 4, 2010
Was that behavior Over the Line? Check the new iPad app from MTV... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Web Surfers Want Their MTV - Posted September 27, 2010
MTV announced that its MTV Music Group sites drew more than 53 million unique visitors in August, according to comScore Media Metrix, making it th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hitwise: Late-Night Talk Shows Added to Rankings, Won by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Posted September 24, 2010
WebNewser received the weekly television-related Web-site reports from Hitwise for the first time in three weeks, but the results for the week ending Sept. 18 came with a surprise: Late-night ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'Sesame Street' Cuts Katy Perry Video Over Low-Cut Dress - Posted September 23, 2010
Katy Perry's latest video was meant to air on Sesame Street rather than MTV. But after overwhel... [FishbowlDC]

2010 MTV Video Music Awards a Social Experience for MTV, Fans - Posted September 10, 2010
MTV is getting ready to rock 'n' roll for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air live on the cable network from Nokia Theater L... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Ratemyprofessors.com: MTV shows us what Web 2.0 is all about - ZDNet (blog) - Posted September 3, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

MTV Wants to Bring Success of 'Paranormal Activity' to 'Savage County' - Posted August 31, 2010
MTV, hoping to re-create the viral success of the horror flick Paranormal Activity, has launched a dig... [FishbowlDC]

Contra Costa Times Wants To Know: Can MTV Make Newspapers "Cool" Again? - Posted May 5, 2008
In a word: No. But thanks for asking. ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted January 28, 2008
Tina Fey A Fan of The Envelope: We've always had a soft-spot for Tina Fey, but it grew 10 times softer when we got to the end of this interview and heard her explain how The Envelope fuels her paranoia during the ... [FishbowlLA]

Watch the Box: Good News/Bad News - Posted January 3, 2008
Now! In Skank-O-Vision! MTV renewed A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila for a second season. E! returns on January 7th with a second season of Chelsea Lately, starring Chelsea Handler. When's the Theme Park Opening? Dick Wolf and NBC Universal are talking abo... [FishbowlLA]

MTV and AP Get Street Team To Cover Elections - Posted December 21, 2007
MTV and AP will use "citizen journalists", which is an idea whose time has come and gone, to cover the elections. How does this d... [FishbowlLA]

Forget the Shows--Let's Watch Ads! Firebrand Launches - Posted November 27, 2007
Firebrand.com is "an online destination to view the best TV commercials", should anyone feel sad and lonely enough to do so. It's the MTV of ads! Firebrand even has CJ's (comme... [FishbowlLA]

Watch the Box: It's So Real - Posted November 20, 2007
Hard to believe, but Celebrity Apprentice was greenlit before the WGA strike. And the "celebrities"? Trace Adkins, Carol Alt, Stephen Baldwin, Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Lennox Lewis, Piers Morgan, Omarosa, Tito Ortiz, Vincent Pastore and Gene Simmons. Omarosa to win ... [FishbowlLA]

Watch the Box: Queens with Comb-Over, Home Do-Over, Mind Reading, Mind Blowing - Posted September 27, 2007
MTV offers a new reality series--Pageant Place--Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA will room together for a year in an NYC apartment. Donald Trump will stop by, hoping to catch the girls in their underwear. HGTV has The Fixer, with contractor Peter Marr in charge, will help homeowne... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 10, 2007
Hey, You Try Lip-Synching With A Stretched Out Uterus: We hate sentences like these: "An out-of-shape, out-of-touch Britney Spears delivered what was destined to be the most talked about performance of the MTV Video Music Awards -- but f... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset: Words to the Wise - Posted September 7, 2007
Jeffrey Wells needs to keep it in his pants. Cat Vasko needs to get ... [FishbowlLA]

Is iTunes In Trouble? - Posted August 31, 2007
First Vivendi shifted its weight away from Mr. Jobs, and now NBC is following suit. Rivals from MTV and Amazon.com, EMI and Wal-Mart are also nipping at the digital music titan's heels. Per ... [FishbowlLA]

(Geek) News You Don't Want To Miss: Thursday Roundup - Posted July 26, 2007
People: Rosario Dawson is a hot geek. The Book Standard: Geeks are tastemakers according to a Hollywood insider. Oh wait ... that insider is Ma... [FishbowlLA]

Ben Lyons Digs On Movies ... And Might Be Interested In Our Sister, Too - Posted March 13, 2007
E! Online has launched a few new columns meant to appeal to men -- you've heard of men, right? Those creatures with pendulous parts that wouldn't be caught dead reading a celeb site? Well, those ... [FishbowlLA]

MTV At 25: Still Relevant? - Posted February 21, 2007
The International Herald Tribune has an analysis of what could arguably be called the original new media station. The fact that MTV doesn't show videos much anymore is one of the oldest jokes in the cable TV industry. But as media columnist David Carr points out, they've also built quite a... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted February 13, 2007
I Want My Severance Check: MTV to slash 250 jobs in order to focus on music videos. Ha, just kidding. They're cutting jobs so they can throw a bunch of money online like everyone else. Remember when MTV was the leader in innovative pr... [FishbowlLA]

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