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Howard Kurtz’s Fox News Show Media Buzz to Challenge CNN Head-On (The Washington Post / Erik Wemple)
For those who formerly tuned in on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. to watch Howard Kurtz discuss the media on CNN, there’s good news: He’ll be doing essentially the same thing at the same hour in his new post at Fox News. The head-to-head scheduling is a tough break for those 17 Americans who have an appetite for two hours of media-crit-related cable talk-show fare. TVNewser Fox News says it is scheduling the show in that timeslot for logistical purposes, rather than for competitive ones. Kurtz wants to do the show live and from Washington, D.C. The show it’s replacing, Fox News Watch, tapes on Friday and airs on Saturday. The one-hour show will also feature Lauren Ashburn — a regular on Kurtz’s Reliable Sources. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The show will also feature “Bing Pulse, provided by Bing technology, which will display real-time reactions to the different segments throughout the show,” according to the release. Variety Since Kurtz’s departure, CNN has used a series of fill-in hosts on Reliable Sources, including New York Times reporter Brian Stelter, former Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman and Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans.
Posts Tagged ‘MTV’
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” teen pregnancies, but Dolgen says the buzz surrounding the shows is a good thing for exposing the plight of teen mothers.
“I think if you watch the show you realize there’s nothing glamorous about being a teen parent,” she told Mediabistro for its latest So What Do You Do? interview. “And the truth is that when I do see the girls in the tabloids or [hear] people asking about the glamorization, I really do say, ‘At least people are having the discussion now.’ I mean, they were not talking about teen pregnancy at all when we first created the show. So, I say bring on the criticism, because we are actually dealing with it in a very real way, and at least it’s being talked about and discussed now.”
Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Lauren Dolgen, VP of MTV’s Series Development?
– Sherry Yuan
On Sunday, August 25, MTV will be broadcasting its Video Music Awards from the Barclays Center, so if you live anywhere near the arena, you might want to just leave town that weekend.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s happening. In fact, here’s a couple terrible statements from Michael Bloomberg and Marty Markowitz to prove it. We honestly cannot decide which is more annoying, but the early edge goes to Markowitz.
Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay claim to the MTV Video Music Awards.
Likening the status of the Brooklyn Bridge to the VMAs has got to be illegal somehow.
Berger was the mastermind behind Chelsea Lately, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Girls Next Door.
Prior to her arrival at E!, Berger was an executive vice president at Fox TV Studios and helped developed Road Rules at MTV.
“After nine wonderful years at E!, I have made the difficult decision to leave my post as President, Entertainment Programming,” Berger said in a statement. “My time at E! has been an amazing experience both professionally and personally, and it is hard to sum up nearly a decade of show launches, milestone moments and incredible friendships.”
No announcement has been made about Berger’s replacement.
It was a rare Wednesday night in the NFL. The season opener was switched to accommodate a national audience for President Obama’s Democratic National Convention acceptance speech.
The Giants began defense of their latest Super Bowl triumph, hosting the Cowboys. Although the G-Men fell short, 24-17, the NBC kickoff special was the week’s winner. The matchup had an estimated 2.1 million fans and a 10.6 rating, according to Nielsen. Gearing up for the game, the pre-game also registered big second place numbers with 1.9 million people tuned in and a 9.6 rating. The 30-minutes prior to kickoff landed in seventh place (922,000/4.7).
NBC also had a strong Sunday night start, as announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, went from Metlife Stadium to Invesco Field for Peyton Manning’s Denver debut. It came in third (1.4 million/7.5). The final portion of Sunday’s pre-game show was eighth for the week (887,000/4.5).
Fox also did well for Week One for its NFL coverage. The late-game spill over pulled in a number four (1.4 million/7.1), while the entire second half of the Fox double-header was sixth (1.1 million/5.7). More game cut-ins on Fox managed a number nine (682,000/3.5).
The week was not about football. The rain-delayed women’s final at the U.S. Open Sunday was tenth (649,000/3.3).
60 Minutes rounded out the Top 10 at number 5 (1.1 million/5.9).
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 sources say … Thursday night, just before midnight, Joey went to a woman’s house in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, told her he’d been doing cocaine … and asked her to drive him to a location where he could score more coke. The woman, Stacey Achterhof, rebuffed his request, and asked him to stay at her place.
We’re told Joey, who was also fueled up on alcohol, took “some Viagra” and messed around with Stacey … but they did not have sex. At some point Stacey fell asleep, and when she awakened early Friday morning she found Joey bleeding from the nose and ears.
Kovar, 29, was on The Real World: Hollywood season in 2008, where the world first learned of his substance abuse issues. He entered rehab while on the show and was also a patient on Dr. Drew‘s Celebrity Rehab in 2010. The Chicago native is the third Real World star to pass away (Pedro Zamora and Frankie Abernathy).
MTV has launched a new venture, called Artists.MTV, which it hopes will one day become the number one spot for finding everything you want to know about your favorite musicians.
It’s in beta right now, so there will be some changes, but the overall look is pretty good. Once you click on an artist’s profile page, you’ll be greeted with videos, music, news and even social media updates. There is also a spot for users to purchase music.
On Frank Ocean’s page, the top is a mix of his official music and videos, like the one for “Novacane.” It’s clean and easy to navigate. Below are some Twitter updates from Ocean. One reads “Three much goin on,” so, well… Some things are out of MTV’s control.
As Billboard.biz reports, this could be a great opportunity for MTV. Myspace tried to recreate itself as a musician’s paradise, but failed miserably. The door is wide open for something to take its place. Artists.MTV just might be it.
Comedian Kevin Hart has been tapped as the host of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, the music network announced on Wednesday.
Even thought there was no “host” of the 2011 VMA’s, Hart made several appearances throughout last year’s award show.
Hart also hosted the 2011 BET Awards last June, making him an unofficial member of the Viacom family at this point.
The 2012 VMA’s are on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8:00 p.m. from Staples Center.
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 confirmed the report over the weekend with Georgia Film, TV and Film, Music & Digital Entertainment office spokeswoman Stefanie Paupeck:
California offers tax credits, like Georgia, but limits them to a certain dollar amount. Since there is far more demand than supply, the state holds a lottery.
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 following a five-year hiatus.
The two Hollywood celebrities that Kutcher will punk haven’t been announced yet.
Regardless of the celebs involved, nothing will top his ongoing punk of Demi Moore.
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