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Commentary: VMAs prove to be lackluster


As the MTV Video Music Awards started Thursday night at the Staples Center, the expected parade of beautifully groomed celebrities, the gleam of bright lights and the buzz surrounding the ceremony’s anticipated winners were all present.

Administration responds to controversial web series based on USC


James Franco’s new web series “Undergrads,” which the video says will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on www.jamesfrancotv.com, follows the lives of several USC  students. In an interview with MTV, Dave Franco, James Franco’s brother, said he helped film, direct and produce the web series. “This past semester, I was working more behind the camera, […]

Internet on its way to supplant cable TV


Think of an iconic television series. Shows like Seinfeld, Star Trek and I Love Lucy probably come to mind. Now, think of an iconic YouTube video — like that one where a panda sneezes. For some, it’s hard to see YouTube as a source of quality entertainment. Nevertheless, YouTube has a very different vision for […]

USC trails in mtvU’s first ‘Student Bodies’ episode


In mtvU’s newest season of Student Bodies, a team of two from USC faces a team from UCLA in various fitness-oriented challenges. The winner of the competiton will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to MTV’s Spring Break in Las Vegas, as well as a yearlong bottomless supply of Gatorade G-Series products. This week’s episode, a seven-minute […]

USC v. UCLA fitness competition to air on MTV


USC will go head to head with UCLA in this semester’s edition of mtvU’s “Student Bodies.” The competition will be aired in a series of installments starting Oct. 31 on mtvU and mtvU.com. The winning team of the competition will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to mtvU’s Spring Break 2012, held in Las Vegas. Two participants […]

T.I. released from prison, signs reality TV deal


Clifford Harris Jr., known as T.I. or T.I.P. in the music world, was released from prison Wednesday, a month earlier than scheduled, and will spend the remainder of his sentence in a halfway house in his home state of Georgia. “The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! […]

MTV: Network on the prowl


In what might be the finest instance of audience targeting ever orchestrated, MTV debuted its new supernatural thriller Teen Wolf Sunday night, immediately following the conclusion of the network’s two-hour Movie Awards telecast. After the 120-minute Twilight lovefest ran its course (the stars of Eclipse, the latest installment in the still-unfolding franchise, accepted awards for […]

Recent celebrity behavior is sobering


Oh, the joys of being young and in college: the lifelong friends we meet, the endless opportunities at our feet, the valuable access to knowledge and the places to go for advanced higher learning. And of course, there’s the partying to the wee hours of the morning, reckless nights we can barely remember and the […]