MTV has stopped production on Catfish while the reality show’s production company investigates sexual harassment and assault claims made by a former cast member.
The season 5 episode of Catfish “Lucas & Many” introduced several firsts for the show, which was about a man, Zac, who catfished more than 400 women.
Mike and Ashley, who were the subjects of a season two episode of MTV’s Catfish, have both died: Mike died in 2013 and Ashley died this past weekend.
Catfish star Nev Schulman’s chest hair is so famous it has several Twitter accounts dedicated to it. Now, you can own a piece–or several pieces–of documentary film and reality television history for just $20,000. That’s the reward for a $20,000 donation to the charity Leave Out Violence. (The “cause marketing” platform on which the chest… continue reading
Catfish star Nev Schulman says he was trying to “raise awareness and support” about domestic violence when he tweeted an image of himself in an “abuse free” elevator, which was criticized in part because he was kicked out of college after punching a woman. Monday, horrific video was released showing Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice… continue reading
A year and a half ago, I wrote about how MTV’s often compelling reality series Catfish actually casts in reverse, and therefore is catfishing viewers, because the liar is known all along. Now an MTV executive has discussed that process in depth, and it’s fascinating insight into how the show is produced. In an interview… continue reading
Michael Fortunato, who appeared on MTV’s Catfish, died Saturday of a pulmonary embolism related to deep vein thrombosis. He was 26. Mike appeared on the Sept. 3 episode, “Ashley and Mike,” which followed Ashley revealing to Mike that she’d been lying about her appearance, and it turned out that he’d been doing the same to… continue reading
I didn’t think it’d be possible to top Adam Levine’s parody of MTV’s Catfish, but that’s exactly what has happened–and the parody comes from Catfish itself. Nev Schulman, Max Joseph, MTV News’ Josh Horowitz, and several celebrities parodied the show in this segment, an edited version of which aired before the MTV Movie Awards. Watch… continue reading
The popular MTV series Catfish, which has become even more prominent since the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax story broke over the last few weeks, actually cast looking for people who were admittedly lying to someone about who they were. The show itself, however, is presented as an investigation into whether or not a person is… continue reading
SNL and host Adam Levine mocked MTV’s Catfish during last night’s show in a brief sketch that managed to quickly capture many of the show’s flaws, particularly the way its host makes it all about himself. As in the documentary film that inspired the show, whether or not you find Nev Schulman to be likable… continue reading