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Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown denounces internet bullying in MTV Movie & TV Awards speech
Brown couldn't make Saturday's ceremony because of a knee injury, so she used her pre-recorded speech to address her decision to quit Twitter after becoming a homophobic meme. "Since I know there are many young people watching this—and even for the adults—they could probably use the reminder that I was taught. If you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it," she said. There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
- Chadwick Boseman brought Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. on stage to honor him at MTV Movie & TV Awards
- Michael B. Jordan shaded Roseanne Barr in his Best Villain award speech
- Tiffany Haddish was a terrific host, especially with her "thirsting" after Kylo Ren video
- Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza sat together, sparking more Parks and Rec reunion talks
# TOPICS: MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, Aubrey Plaza, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Michael B. Jordan, Millie Bobby Brown, Roseanne Barr, Tiffany Haddish, Award Shows
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
MTV Movie & TV Awards was moved to mid-June to take advantage of Emmy season, when celebrities are easily available
“We came up with the pre-nomination Emmy window,” said MTV general manager Amy Doyle, executive producer of tonight's Tiffany Haddish-hosted awards show, which was pre-taped on Saturday. “We’re sort of assuming that celebrities will want to be seen during that time. They’ll want to be high-profile and top of mind as well as the TV production companies and movie studios.”
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is in a leg brace and crutches
Days after leaving Twitter after becoming a homophobic meme, the 14-year-old went on Instagram to announce she won't attend Sunday's MTV Movie & TV Awards after splitting her kneecap. The Netflix series is up for seven awards. Brown received two nominations, including one for Best Kiss.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Former MTV Teen Mom: OG star Farrah Abraham arrested for battery
Abraham allegedly got into a fight with a hotel employee last night at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
MTV plans to reboot Aeon Flux as a live-action series
The avant-garde science fiction animated TV series that first aired on MTV in 1991 as part of Liquid Television is being developed as a live-action TV series. Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis will write the script and executive produce the drama along with The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd, who produced the 2005 live-action film Aeon Flux starring Charlize Theron. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the live-action series is set in a future dystopian state and revolves around a young assassin who teams with a group of biohacking rebels to save humanity as she becomes the hero known as Aeon Flux." The original Aeon Flux was created by animator Peter Chung.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
Real World may be revived and shopped to a streaming service
Bunim-Murray decided to hit pause on its long-running reality show after its 32nd season finished in January 2017. A year and a half later, there is talk of a revival following the success of the Queer Eye and Jersey Shore reboots. Bunim-Murray and MTV, which aired Real World from 1992 to 2017, are eyeing a streaming platform for the future of the reality series.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was filmed nearly getting in a fight while filming Jersey Shore Family Vacation
The MTV reality star had to be held back by security on the second day of shooting the second season in Las Vegas.
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 6:44PM EDT
MTV may relaunch The Hills
Us Weekly reports MTV is considering a Hills reboot after seeing the success of the Jersey Show revival. "But there’s a catch: A reunion would come sans Lauren Conrad," reports Us Weekly.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Nev Schuman's Catfish sexual misconduct accuser has filed a police report
Ayissha Morgan says she filed two police reports with the Houston Police on May 25 “for what happened during my participation on the show.” “I have provided them with my statement and detailed accounts of what I went through,” she tells The Blast, adding: “I ask that you please respect my privacy moving forward and allow those who are handling the investigation do so without interference.”
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 9:13PM EDT
U.S. Senator slams Buckwild follow-up West Virginia Wilder in letter to Viacom -- even though MTV has nothing to do with the series
Sen. Joe Manchin, who represents West Virginia, accused the proposed reality show West Virginia Wilder of playing "into vicious stereotypes" in a letter set to Viacom's CEO. But Viacom and its cable network MTV have nothing to do with West Virginia Wilder, which is being independently produced by the makers of MTV's long-canceled Buckwild. Meanwhile, the show's producers slammed Manchin, accusing him of "just looking for attention."
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
MTV teases Floribama Shore's return
The Jersey Shore offshoot kicks off its second season on June 19.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 1:08PM EDT
Lena Waithe to be honored with the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards
The Emmy-winning writer for Master of None and The Chi creator "is shaking up Hollywood and breaking cultural boundaries through her innovative and authentic storytelling,” said Amy Doyle, general manager of MTV, VH1 and Logo, in a statement. “Her unwavering passion for equality and inclusion make her the perfect recipient for this year’s Trailblazer Award.”
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 6:17PM EDT
A West Virginia reality TV follow-up to MTV's Buckwild is in the works
The producers behind the 2013 rural West Virginia Jackass-style reality show, which was renewed for a second season but canceled after star Shain Gandee died of carbon monoxide poisoning, are working on another show titled West Virginia Wilder. The new show, about a "group of hard-working and fearless teens and twenty-somethings," is being shopped to cable networks with the goal of premiering this summer.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Nev Schulman's Catfish sexual harassment accuser went public in two YouTube videos
Ayissha Morgan, who was the subject of a Catfish episode in 2015, posted videos on Saturday and Monday alleging, via pseudonyms, that Schulman kept making advances towards her while also accusing a producer of assaulting her. In a statement to The Blast, Schulman said, "the behavior described in this video did not happen and I’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth.” He also says, “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions – but these claims are false.”
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
MTV halts Catfish production to investigate sexual misconduct allegations against host Nev Schulman
The allegations against Schulman weren't made public, but The Daily Beast reports MTV has temporarily suspended production on Catfish: The TV Show. “We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.” Schulman issued his own statement to The Daily Beast, saying: "I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions—but these claims are false." Schulman has previously faced misconduct allegations against women. As The Cut notes, Schulman was expelled from Sarah Lawrence College for repeatedly punching a woman in the head. Schulman wrote in his book that he acted in self defense.