Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
Former MTV VJ Kennedy, now a Los Angeles radio DJ, still has fond memories of her 1992-1997 stint at the cable channel. That's why she subtitled her new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles (out Tuesday), The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses. "The MTV studio was where you wanted to be," she says.
But one of her most vivid memories is of simulating oral sex with a microphone while standing next to NYC's then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 1994 Video Music Awards. Kennedy says she did it in order to win over a hostile audience — and it almost worked.
Britney Spears and Madonna
It's almost a year away, but MTV has just announced the dates for next year's MTV Movie and Video Music Awards.
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
Our top moments of the week:
12. Worst Kiss: Bachelor Pad wouldn't be complete (and by "complete" we mean "characteristically disgusting and bad for humanity") without a kissing contest. Holly and Blake release some sexual tension when they make out (for a while actually) during the blindfolded competition. But as if making out in front of your housemates isn't bad enough, Holly's ex-fiancé Michael has to watch the whole thing. Awk-ward!
11. Worst Scare: Talk about heated competition!
Demi Lovato flaunted her bod in a figure-hugging dress at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, but not everyone had nice things to say about her new curves.
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After critics taunted her weight gain on Twitter, the 19-year-old quickly fired back to the haters. "I've gained weight. Get over it," she tweeted. "That's what happens when you ...
Power? We don't need no stinking power... we have you!
True story: About halfway into last night's VMAs — thanks to a certain city's top-notch post-Hurricane Irene repair work — Watercooler Central actually lost power. One minute, Adele is reminding us what singing sounds like without autotune, the next minute, total darkness. If only we'd been blessed with the absence of cable during Lady Gaga's drag-king opening performance. That pompadoured greaser mess looked like something out of RuPaul's The Outsiders.
If you were worried that Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were going to be a Jersey Shore-free situation, rest assured that the cast left for Los Angeles on Saturday morning...
Lady Gaga, Cher
Lady Gaga and Cher's long-gestating duet "The Greatest Thing" will see the light of day in September, according to a tweet from Cher (via Entertainment Weekly)...
In this era of nonstop TV, where the seasons blur together with nary a break, finales cluttered this week's TV landscape while we count the days for the official fall TV season to begin. So as our lead topic, some fond and not-so-fond farewells.
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Starting with TNT's Emmy-winning The Closer, a humdinger of a showdown between Brenda and a sarin gas-bomb-toting psychopath (Matthew Glave, well played), taking revenge on the police and fire squads who'd rejected him. His manifesto ...
For Lady Gaga, 13 could be a lucky number. The chameleonic artist is nominated for a baker's dozen of Moonman trophies at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, including two — for "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" — in the coveted Video of the Year category. In fact, her tally is the most single-year nominations for any artist in VMA history. "Gaga had some of the best videos of the year," says the VMAs' executive producer, Jesse Ignjatovic. "She will be extremely present in the show — and we'll see how many wardrobe changes there are!"
Stand Up To Cancer (Friday, 8/7c, all major networks)
In one of the more collaborative fund-raising TV events of the year, network anchors Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer host an hourlong telethon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, with appearances by notable philanthropic celebs like George Clooney and performances including Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Leona Lewis, Lady Antebellum, The Edge and — fitting for an occasion that calls for an open pocketbook and heart — Heart sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson...