More on those MTV job cuts:
It would appear even BFFs are not safe: “An insider tells us that at the top is Salli Frattini, senior vice president of production and — more notably — best friend to MTV prez Judy McGrath. It’s Sally who was behind big events like the VMAs and Movie Awards. She’s also been there since Day One, a tattler tells us. And now she’s gone, as is everyone under her. So too is Kathy Flynn, the SVP for production events, and her staff. Elsewhere, in a shock to even the most cynical staffers, we hear executive VP of programming Paul DeBenedittis is also out the door. No matter that he’s best friends with MTV programming president Brian Graden.”
Gawker on the global guillotine: “MTV World — which includes Chinese-American themed MTV Chi, South Asian-themed MTV Desi and Korean American themed MTV K — has completely folded.”
VH1 Classics? That too.
UPDATE, DEVELOPING: We hear that MTV’s Total Request Live may be, ahem, dead.