Candidate 2012 will follow a single person’s 10-year quest for the presidency. The search is on for an 24- to 29-year-old who will be followed for the next 10 years as he or she seeks the presidency of the United States. Candidate 2012, from American High‘s producer RJ Cutler, Jay Roach (who directed and produced… continue reading
Archives for January 2002
Chadwick and Holly decided against having MTV cover their wedding. On The Real World/Road Rules Battle of the Seasons, the husband and wife alliance of Chadwick and Holly, both former Road Rules cast members, have irked plenty of their fellow cast members with their unbreakable bond. Last summer, Chadwick wrote an essay/letter for Tubescan, in… continue reading
Flickerstick’s original “Coke” lyrics drew Coca-Cola’s attention. Originally, Flickerstick’s latest single, “Coke,” which is on their new album, included the line, “Come on, I’d like to buy the world a Coke and lie here naked with my girl.” Band member Brandin Lea says, however, that Coca-Cola said “they would sue us if we had their… continue reading
Survivor Marquesas will conclude opposite X-Files finale; Amazing Race 2 will debut early, on March 11. To pack as much of the show into May sweeps as possible, Survivor Marquesas will conclude with its two-hour finale and one-hour reunion on Sunday, May 19–directly opposite the series finale of The X-Files. The second-to-last episode will air… continue reading
Survivor experience “opened [the cast’s] eyes” to the problem of AIDS. Being in Kenya “opened [the Survivor Africa cast’s] eyes to a real struggle for survival played out every day in countries throughout the world — the battle against HIV/AIDS,” USA TODAY reports. Jeff Probst says he and Lex “weren’t prepared for what we found”… continue reading
HBO: Project Greenlight “exceeded our expectations in every way.” The “irresistibly watchable” Project Greenlight has “exceeded our expectations in every way,” an HBO exec says. Also, The LA Times’ Patrick Goldstein attributes the show’s popularity in and out of Hollywood to the fact that it’s about “How to Mess Up Your First Movie and Do… continue reading
is the BBC’s The Experiment “cruel and unusual” or “immensely relevant”? The San Francisco Chronicle looks at issues surrounding the resurrection of The Experiment on the BBC. The show’s producers and psychologists tell the paper that “they are drawing from the Stanford study, but they insist they are not simply copying the research” that was… continue reading
Endemol denies next UK Big Brother will feature two houses. Rumors that the next UK Big Brother house will actually be two houses–one nice, one not-so-nice, similar to the German version of the show–have been denied by Endemol.
Real World/Road Rules Challenge debuts tonight. MTV’s latest The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, called Battle of the Seasons, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET, and features two members of every single The Real World and Road Rules cast in single-sex, two-person teams competing for $300,000. All seasons are represented on the teams except for The… continue reading
UK Big Brother’s Josh to prospective cast: “be very, very wary.” Josh Rafter, of last year’s UK Big Brother (not to be confused with this Big Brother Josh) warns potential house guests of the negative side. He says the show “can suck you up and spit you out,” and says, “If you’re young and you… continue reading
gossip from Dallas: the Survivor Africa cast attends a dinner and charity event. The Survivor Africa cast was in Dallas last night for a press event, and later attended a fundraiser for an AIDS charity that was held at the bar where Brandon works. Among the gossipy highlights from the Dallas Morning News’ report: Kelly… continue reading
Jeff Probst says he “could never win” Survivor; changed his film Finder’s Fee’s ending after realizing this. Jeff Probst says that he “had an epiphany on the last Survivor” that he “could never win” the show “[b]ecause a million dollars doesn’t hold enough motive for me to do what you have to do to win.”… continue reading
Kym definitely out of Hear’Say. Rumors that Kym has quit Hear’Say, the UK Popstars-formed group, have been confirmed, and now five people are four. Auditions will be held to find her replacement. + also: Popstars loser group has to change their name.
PBS’ Senior Year’s strength is in the show’s “candid moments.” PBS’s Senior Year, an American High-esque show that followed a group of 15 high school students during the 1999-2000 school year, is a documentary does “an excellent job…letting the students tell their own stories,” the LA Times Scott Sandell says.
Behind the Glass cast stays in after government takes station off the air. Russia’s Behind the Glass 2 cast is still inside their set/home, even though the Russian government decided to take TV6, the country’s “last independent, national station” and the network that broadcast Behind the Glass 2 three times daily, off the air. The… continue reading
who was the blurred and bleeped rock star Cara hooked up with? On The Real World Chicago Tuesday, Cara spent the night with a rock star whose face was blurred and whose identifying details were bleeped. So who was it? Liquid Generation reports on and agrees with Internet speculation that it was the lead singer… continue reading
CBS announces “integrated marketing partners” for Survivor Marquesas. The seven sponsors whose products Jeff Probst will whore on Survivor Marquesas have been announced. Five of the companies that will enjoy product placement on the show are familiar, but two are new. Products and ads will come from Reebok, Visa, Adolph Coors, Sierra Mist/Pepsi, General Motors,… continue reading
Lex’s Luckydog signs with a label. Lex van den Berghe’s appearance on Survivor Africa may have left people thinking he and his gut were a bit whacked out, but it has helped his band, Luckydog, sign a record deal with SpunOut Records. Their debut album will be released next month; Lex tells MTV their music… continue reading
PBS’ new American Family, debuting tonight, is not a reality TV show. At first glance, PBS’ new show American Family, debuting tonight at 8 p.m. ET in most markets, looks like a follow-up to the 1973 An American Family, the first real reality TV show that followed the Loud family. While they share two words… continue reading
Pop Idol album being produced. There may not be a Pop Idol winner yet, but songwriters are already crafting the winner’s first album. Ananova reports that “[i]t is hoped the winning contestant will release a single within three weeks of the ITV show’s final.” + also: Pop Idol judges warned not to fight with each… continue reading