Missy Elliott Project contestants will perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall.

Missy Elliott Project contestants will perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall.
Missy Elliott talks to MTV about her upcoming UPN series The Missy Elliott Project, and she says that “The first time [contestants] perform will be at Carnegie Hall, singing, rapping, tap dancing, head spinning, whatever.” She says she’s looking for people who can “be great at one thing and be able to at least do a little of everything else. … And the artists have to have personality, creativity, originality, all of that combined. They don’t necessarily have to be no great dancer, but be able to catch a groove.” And the artists have to have personality, creativity, originality, all of that combined. They don’t necessarily have to be no great dancer, but be able to catch a groove.” Auditions continue in New York on Friday.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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