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Catfish Subject Michael Fortunato Dies at 26

Michael Fortunato, who was a subject on the MTV series Catfish, died Saturday in Hartford, Conn., from a pulmonary embolism, MTV News reports. He was 26 years old.

A spokesperson for the Farmington, Conn., chief medical examiner's office told the site that Fortunato died at...  Read Full Article

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Season 1, Episode 1
'Catfish: The TV Show' premieres Monday, November 12 at 11/10c on MTV!

Free | MTV Aired: 11/12/2012

Season 1, Episode 1
Catfish: The TV Show premieres Monday, November 12 at 11/10c on MTV!

Free | MTV Aired: 11/12/2012

Season 1, Episode 1
'Catfish: The TV Show' premieres Monday, November 12 at 11/10c on MTV!

Free | MTV Posted: 4/3/2014

Season 3, Episode 15
'Catfish: The TV Show' dives deep into a world where anything is possible and no one is who they seem. Season 3 premieres Wednesday, May 7 at 10/9c.

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Catfish Subject Michael Fortunato Dies at 26

Michael Fortunato, who was a subject on the MTV series Catfish, died Saturday in Hartford, Conn., from a pulmonary embolism, MTV News reports. He was 26 years old.

A spokesperson for the Farmington, Conn., chief medical examiner's office told the site that Fortunato died at... read more

Why Reality TV is Good for Us

People love to demonize reality TV as evidence of decay in Western society, but have these people actually seen a reality show lately? They aren't all vehicles of Schadenfreude and exploitation. And even so, what's wrong with that? Even Jersey Shore has its purpose.

Contrary to popular belief, reality TV serves a variety of useful and important functions and I, for one, am a better person because of it. Here's why:

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VIDEO: An Engaged Couple Who've Never Met? Watch the Trailer for Catfish Season 2

Would you agree to marry someone you met online — but never in person? That's one of the many odd story lines to be featured on Catfish's second season.

Inspired by the documentary of the same name, the show, created by Nev Schulman and his best friend Max Joseph, help those who found love online meet in person. But as Schulman discovered in the movie, people are not always who they say they are online.

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Top Videos: Celebrity Catfish, Jimmy Kimmel's Lie Detector for Kids and a Girls Spoof

Parodies abound in this week's roundup of our favorite online videos. MTV offered a celebrity edition of Catfish, Funny or Die took some lighthearted jabs at House of Cards, and Girls became Bros. In Cute News, Jimmy Kimmel administered a "lie detector test" to a 6-year-old at his elementary school in Brooklyn, and a cat discovered the magic of mirrors. Check out those clips and more in Top Videos:

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VIDEO: How Did Adam Levine Do as Host of SNL?

Maroon 5 singer and Voice judge Adam Levine brought his charm, dance moves and abs to Saturday Night Live this week, acting as host for the first time.

In addition to one sketch that featured a dance-off between Levine, Pat Monahan from Train, Jason Mraz and John Mayer (all portrayed by SNL cast members), the episode also managed to poke fun at The Carrie Diaries, Catfish and Vice President Joe Biden. Oh, and there was a new digital short courtesy of Andy Samberg. Check out some of the highlights below.

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Premiered: November 12, 2012, on MTV
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Premise: A reality series examining the relationships of couples who met online and have never seen each other face-to-face.

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