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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.

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Unfortunately for Brooklyn, MTV Brings VMAs to Barclays Center

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.

Bloomberg:

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.

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Kevin Hart to Host 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

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.

2012 MTV VMAs Headed to Staples Center

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 following a record 12.4 million viewers in 2011.

“STAPLES Center is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards,” Lee Zeidman, senior vice president and general manager of Staples Center said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with our partners at MTV and hosting this one of kind music event here at L.A. LIVE.”

MTV Sets Dates for 2012 Award Shows

MTV announced the dates for their two biggest award shows of the year — the MTV Movie Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will air on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from Los Angeles and the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

No location was announced for next year’s VMAs, but the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live has hosted the show the last two years.

With the 30th anniversary set for next year, my guess is Los Angeles will get the award show in 2012 before returning home to New York in 2013.