P Diddy will form all-male group, “a mix between New Edition and N’Sync,” for Making the Band 4

Having formed an all-female group during Making the Band 3, P Diddy will form an all-male group for a fourth season of the show.

MTV says Diddy is “looking to put together an all-male group of superstars who are ready and willing to skyrocket to the top of the charts,” while a casting notice posted on a MySpace page dedicated to the fourth season says the new group will be “a mix between New Edition and N’Sync.”

On a promotional trailer for the new show, Diddy himself says “you gotta be able to sing; I’m not looking for rappers.” Diddy also says that those who can’t attend open casting calls “can also upload a video” to MTV.com, but naturally, MTV’s colossally shitty new web site says nothing about this, nor is there a way to do that yet.

As to the open calls, casting starts Jan. 17 in Los Angeles, and continues Jan. 20 in Houston, Jan. 23 in Orlando, Jan. 27 in Atlanta, Jan. 30 in Chicago, Feb. 3 in Detroit, and Feb. 6 in New York.

Making the Band 4 [MTV]
GET READY TO MAKE THE BAND ALL INFO HERE! and New Promo Trailer For MTB4! [MySpace]

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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