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Surprise 'Bizarre' Guest at VMAs: Johnny Depp

'I needed the work,' he jokes

(Newser) - Almost three months after the conclusion of his defamation trial against Amber Heard, Johnny Depp made a high-profile surprise cameo. At Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, the actor appeared as MTV's iconic moonman (recently renamed moonperson, per TMZ ) in what E! Online called a "bizarre"...

Here Are Your MTV Video Music Award Winners

Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber take top prizes

(Newser) - Lil Nas X won video of the year at Sundays MTV VMAs on a night that Justin Bieber triumphantly returned to the stage as a performer and as winner of the artist of the year, the AP reports. “I do not take this for granted,” Lil Nas X...

10 Best Videos From MTV's First Day

Stereogum marks the 40th anniversary with an interesting list

(Newser) - Exactly 40 years ago—Aug. 1, 1981—a new station called MTV played its very first video, the appropriately titled "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. Stereogum pays tribute to the industry-changing moment by ranking the 40 best videos from MTV's very first day. As it...

MTV Adds New VMAs for the Coronavirus Era

'Best Quarantine Performance' and 'Best Music Video From Home'

(Newser) - The MTV Video Music Awards will have two new categories this year, as fitting for the coronavirus era: "Best Music Video from Home" and "Best Quarantine Performance." Among the nominees for the latter is DJ D-Nice, who, back in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

NYC Mayor on New MTV Show: 'Shameless Ratings Grab'

Staten Island residents aren't happy about 'Made in Staten Island' for its Italian-American 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - If a neighborhood was featured on a new reality show, one would think locals would be pretty excited. But for Staten Island residents, MTV's new series debuting Monday is nothing but a "shameless ratings grab" full of "stereotypes." That's per a recent tweet from NYC...

Michael B. Jordan Burns Roseanne at MTV Awards

'Best hero' winner gave award to a real hero

(Newser) - Michael B. Jordan picked up the "best villain" prize at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, but he joked that it could have gone to someone more villainous than Black Panther bad guy Erik Killmonger: Roseanne Barr. "I'm shocked that I won this award for best villain,...

Catfish Host Nev Schulman Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Production on reality show temporarily suspended

(Newser) - Production of Catfish: The TV Show has been temporarily suspended as MTV probes sexual misconduct allegations against host and executive producer Nev Schulman. "We take these allegations very seriously," an MTV rep says in a statement obtained by the Daily Beast . "We’re working with Critical Content,...

Road Rules Star Dead at 43
Road Rules Star
Dead at 43

Road Rules Star Dead at 43

Brian Lancaster's family believes he died of heart failure

(Newser) - A 43-year-old former Road Rules star was found dead at his Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, home last Thursday, the local coroner's office confirms to Us . Brian Lancaster, who competed on the seventh season of the MTV reality show in 1999—Road Rules: Latin America—had a history of arrhythmia, his family...

Man Who Co-Created an MTV Staple Is Killed by Taxi

Jim Burns helped come up with 'MTV Unplugged,' which debuted in 1989

(Newser) - The co-creator of MTV Unplugged was struck by a taxi while crossing Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and later died. Jim Burns was struck Saturday, the AP reports. The taxi turned onto the avenue and accidentally struck the 65-year-old, who had been walking with his seeing-eye dog near his Upper East...

Former Road Rules Star Dead
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MTV Reality Star Found Dead

Danny Dias appeared on 'Road Rules' in 2004

(Newser) - A former star of MTV's Road Rules reality show has been found dead, the New York Daily News reports. Sources tell TMZ a friend was with Danny Dias at his Brooklyn apartment Saturday when he saw Dias take what he believes was LSD and mushrooms, start "freaking out,...

MTV Star Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin of 'Rob & Big' was 45

(Newser) - Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, star of MTV reality show Rob & Big, died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 45, TMZ reports. “He was a long time and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed," Variety quotes MTV as...

MTV Announces Major Change to Awards Show

Goodbye, gender-specific categories

(Newser) - MTV has scrapped gender-specific categories for its upcoming Movie & TV Awards, dubbed the MTV Movie Awards in previous years, reports the AP . In place of the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, this year's awards will honor a non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in...

MTV Reality Show Chopper Crashes in Reservoir, Kills 2

Was flying to filming location in Argentina for 'The Challenge'

(Newser) - A helicopter working for an MTV reality show crashed in western Argentina on Saturday and both people on board were killed, local authorities said. The Bell 206 helicopter crashed as it flew over the reservoir at Potrerillos de Mendoza dam about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, Gianni Vernier, security...

MTV Names Post-Millennial Generation

Now we've got 'Founders' in the fray with baby boomers, Gen X, and millennials

(Newser) - Baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials looking for a new group to blame the woes of the world on, rest easy: Whether we wanted them to or not, higher-ups at MTV—or, rather, "arrogant marketing dolts at the increasingly irrelevant basic cable channel," as Don Kaplan writes for...

Model, 40, Dies After 7-Hour Police Standoff on Bridge

Sam Sarpong, ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and MTV co-host, dead in Calif. suicide

(Newser) - Police crisis negotiators and family members tried for seven hours Monday to talk a distressed British actor and model off a California bridge, but the incident ended in tragedy, Us Weekly reports. Per Hollywood Life , Sam Sarpong, 40, an ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and former co-host of MTV's Yo Momma...

Extreme Sports Star Killed in Skydive

Erik Roner slammed into tree at Lake Tahoe

(Newser) - The world of extreme sports is mourning yet another star killed doing what he loved best. Erik Roner made his name as a ski BASE jumper, but his final stunt was a skydive at a golf course at the Squaw Valley resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif., reports the Dallas Morning ...

Twitter Tiff With Nicki Minaj Not Taylor's Best Move

It was an uncharacteristic miss for Swift, who jumped on Minaj's VMA tweet

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is a human being who does human things. That's one of the main takeaways, according to Vox , after the singer posted a knee-jerk reaction yesterday to a tweet by fellow artist Nicki Minaj. "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated...

Contestants: 'Pimp My Ride' Was Pretty Fake

They complain about shoddy work and fat-shaming

(Newser) - Ever dream of getting your vehicle souped up on the MTV show Pimp My Ride? Then consider former contestants who say that the program—in which rapper Xzibit oversaw crazy car upgrades—faked quite a bit to entertain viewers, the Huffington Post reports. According to contestants, vehicle add-ons were removed...

Reality TV Star Dies of Cancer at 32

Diem Brown had chronicled her fight against the disease

(Newser) - Reality TV star Diem Brown has died of cancer at age 32, after chronicling her long fight with the disease and becoming an advocate for other patients, reports People . Diem first appeared on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge in 2006, announcing in her debut season that she had just...

Woman: I Added 3rd Breast to Be Unattractive

And also to get an MTV reality show

(Newser) - There are people who have plastic surgery to correct birth defects , those who go under the knife to look more like their favorite celebrities , and then there's a Florida woman who goes by the name Jasmine Tridevil. The 21-year-old massage therapist—who's now being compared to the three-breasted...

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