It’s gratifying to see how intelligently MTV handled the misconduct allegations against Catfish host Nev Schulman. They put Catfish production on hold and HIRED AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATOR to scrutinize the charges made by a woman who appeared on the show. She alleged that Schulman pressured her to have sex with him. Schulman denied the allegations and pointed out that coworkers present at that time would back him up. Investigators found the charges to be without merit, and Catfush resumed production. We’re happy to see that no one was instantly fired nor were shows abruptly canceled until charges were thoroughly examined. It’s a shame that some ex-girlfriends, wannabe girlfriends or just bad dates drop bombshell charges without merit against guys for some kind of revenge. The #MeToo movement is way too important for this kind of frivolity.
Two of the most memorable MTV Real World alumni, inventor/artist Norman Korpi (Real World New York) and Puck (David Rainey the bike messenger– Real World San Francisco ) turned up on Capitol Hill to support their buddy, Wisconsin congressman Sean Duffy (Real World Boston.) Imagine that – a Real World star is now in politics! Duffy launched the Ovarian Cancer Caucus in honor of their MTV costar Diem Brown who died from the disease last year. Duffy gathered his MTV friends to help promote the cause. Naturally the talkative Puck had a lot to say- he mentioned that he now makes a living selling his sperm to lesbians in Los Angeles, and claims to have 7 children so far! Oh, and he was so impressed with Washington DC that he wants to run for office!
MTV Jackass star Johnny Knoxville still has repercussions from injuries he got doing those crazy stunts on the show. But he doesn’t take any chances with his kids Rocko, 4, and Arlo, 3. Since his film Bad Grandpa was successful, he has a lucrative deal with Paramount and doesn’t have to indulge in physically dangerous activities any more. – unless he wants to.
Attention seeking David Hasselhoff, 62, turned up at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow inexplicably wearing an authentic Scottish kilt outfit from head to toe. He and his younger girlfriend Hayley Roberts, 34, are still together after two years. David rather ungallantly says he “picked up Hayley (who worked in a factory) in a hotel bar” in Wales and they’ve been together ever since.
OK, just one more look back at Halloween. We think Katy Perry’s costume is really inspired. Keep in mind, most celebrities rent the sexiest costumes they can find, with little thought to originality. Katy went to a party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with her pal, actress Shannon Woodward, and they dressed as MTV’s memorable animated characters from the high school parody Daria. Katy was perfectly turned out as Daria’s wannabe hipster best friend Jane Lane, and Shannon was an accurate Daria. The one dimensional clothes are especially creative.
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Our all-out favorite pair at the MTV Video Music Awards was Harry Potter actress Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, who knocked us out as the malevolent Kevin in “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” They play step brother and sister in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – a coming of age movie we’re looking forward to seeing. Ezra is wearing what appears to be a Mariachi suit and we wonder where he found one in his size. Ezra looks like a genuine eccentric and we love Emma’s colorful and off-beat dress.
It looks like MTV is ready to follow Jersey Shore’sSnooki through more years of her life, whether she gives up partying or not. Her show “Snooki & JWoww” premiers tonight and just as the roommates sign their lease on their Jersey City apartment, Snooki announces she’s pregnant. So the “Laverne & Shirley “ of 2012 will not go as planned, but it will go. Followed by this summer’s “Jersey Shore” season. MTV will probably film the birth of Snooki’s baby, followed by her marriage to Jionni LaValle. Rumors are circulating that Snooks and Jionni will be living in his parents BASEMENT after that! That can ONLY mean that MTV wants a newlywed series because Snooki has plenty of money for a fancy home. Her fans identify with her as an average girl so she can’t appear to be TOO wealthy.
Frankly, we are STAGGERED by the pay raises the Jersey Shore cast got for season 4. After considerable negotiation, all contracts have been renewed and, according to Eonline, the Jerseyites are getting a hundred thousand dollars each per episode! (Last season they took home $30,000 apiece.) Notoriously frugal MTV is forking over THAT much for their darlings to party and socialize in Florence, Italy. How lucky can you get? Of course, they do have to put up with Sammi and Ronnie’s inane bickering….
Even Elle Macpherson cannot escape the Snooki influence! Certainly the Jersey Shore star must be flattered that a supermodel is stealing her poof look. Can the fake tan be far behind? Coincidentally or not, the show’s third season premier was the highest rated telecast in MTV history – 8.5 million viewers.
MTV’s glamorization of defiantly ignorant pregnant teens on “16 and Pregnant” has been grating on our nerves ever since we heard teens were TRYING to get pregnant in hopes of becoming reality TV stars. Finally they’re trying to level the playing field by presenting a teen abortion. The episode features a pregnant teen who already has a year old baby, and her decision to abort. MTV is very nervous about offending pro-lifers (although they’ve been repulsing everybody else all along) so they scheduled the show called “No Easy Decision” to air at 11:30 at night. We’d rather see this series glorifying ingnorant fame whores aborted – off the air.