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You Are Hereby Freed From Your 'Guilty' Pleasures

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

These "guilty pleasures" are all-too-often tied to culture items that have been embraced by a mainstream audience and get erroneously filed away as "guilty pleasures" solely for their popularity.

'Catfish' Gets Even Crazier

Posted 06.03.2013 | TV

The Season 2 premiere of "Catfish: The TV Show" is just a few weeks away, and MTV has released a two-minute trailer that reveals the new season will b...

Back For More

Posted 06.03.2013 | TV

"Catfish" isn't going anywhere. MTV has announced an upcoming "Catfish" special as well as a 16-episode Season 2 order, which will kick off in June. ...

Icon of The Day: Saul Bass

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Alona Elkayam

The era of Saul Bass movie branding has yet to be surpassed, with the exception of the 2010 Catfish poster-which I would hang on my wall, unframed. Happy Birthday Saul Bass, without you, I could never be me.

Is It Time To Have 'The Sex Talk' With Your Parent?

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Many years ago your mom or dad probably had 'the talk' with you. Perhaps over your teen and young-adult years your parent(s) initiated many talks about love, dating, sex and the selection of a life partner. Now, as the adult child of an aging parent, you may find the tables have turned,

Identity Paranoia: Dating in a Catfish World

Laurie Davis | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Laurie Davis

While any early adopter will tell you that catfish creepers have been around since the advent of dial up and message boards, it's just recently that the spotlight has been shined on the fascinating relationships between digital posers and the unrequited partners who fell for their scam.

Plenty of Catfish-- The Dating Site That Lets You Find Your Fantasy Match (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.06.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

"Plenty of Catfish" is the new online dating site that brings attractive, imaginary women to lonely, gullible, horny men with large bank accounts -- you know, Manti T'eo style!

Have You Ever Been 'Catfished?'

By Julianne Micoleta, Ellie Papadakis and Elk Grove Julianne Micoleta and Ellie Papadakis are seniors at Elk Grove High School. They are student re...

Is 'Catfish' Fake?

Posted 02.20.2013 | TV

Certain aspects of MTV's "Catfish" are fake, according to Hollywood.com. The show, based on the movie of the same name, is about online relationsh...

The Perils and Joys of Online Dating

Julie Spira | Posted 03.30.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

Online dating. Is it safe to put up a profile? Should you try it? Does the Manti Te'o hoax sound farfetched or real to you? Is it a perilous landscape or can you truly find love on the Internet on one of the many popular online dating sites?

'Catfish' Star Arrested

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2013 | Celebrity

Sunny Cross, who appeared on the first episode of MTV's "Catfish," was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, TMZ report...

Catfish: Why Parents Need To Discuss It With Their Teens

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over the past several years, and they never get easier to hear. Catfishing is an extended branch of online harassment that takes cruelty to a new level.

How a Computer Forensic Examiner Would Investigate the Manti Te'o Case

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Rajewski

I want to share with you how a computer and digital forensic examiner would confirm / dispute Te'o's story. Hiring a competent computer and digital forensic examiner could help uncover unknown evidence which could be used to confirm/dispute an alleged victim's statement.

Manti Te'o Duped By A MAN With A 'Falsetto Voice'?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

The alleged mastermind behind the elaborate Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax reportedly used a "falsetto voice" to impersonate the football player's fake gi...

A Sucker Is Born

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

I hope that Te'o and Notre Dame were simply victims of a hoax. We need figures in this country to believe in and root for.

The Con: Manti Te'o, Notre Dame, Football, Human Nature

Susan D. Blum | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports
Susan D. Blum

This story can be spun in dozens of ways. But one thing clearly emerges for me: Humans are vulnerable; we create our reality indirectly, using words and images, building on dreams. By our nature, our language permits the twinned characteristics of fiction and deception.

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a 'Catfish'

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Jonathan Rajewski

Online impersonation with the intent of engaging in a relationship is becoming more common. Similar to identity theft, catfishing is when someone "assumes" a real person's identity and/or creates a new online persona to engage in an online relationship.

35 People Who Believe Manti Te'o

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o lied repeatedly about Lennay Kakua, the dead longtime girlfriend who never existed — at the very least, in intervie...

If Manti Te'o Is Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If the Notre Dame linebacker at the center of the "girlfriend hoax" story indeed constructed an elaborate cover story for his gay closet, as so many gay men do in worlds that demand they be heterosexual, the emotional jolt of humiliation and embarrassment at being exposed will be overwhelming.

Te'o, Catfish and Believing What We Want to Believe

Sarah Pappalardo | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Sarah Pappalardo

The desire to be a certain way, or for others to be what we hope them to be, may just override a basic expectation of truth from the people around us. As long as the Internet allows, these people will continue to lie, and their highest hope is that they find a soul mate who will believe them.

'Catfish' Directors: Football Player With Fake Girlfriend Was Probably Duped

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In response to a damning Deadspin report Wednesday debunking the existence of his girlfriend who died during the season, Notre Dame senior linebacker ...

WATCH: 'Catfish' Directors React To Football Player's Girlfriend Hoax

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

In the case of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, some insist the football player was the real victim - not the public. Does trolling for truth include tro...

MTV Renews 'Catfish' For Second Season

Posted 12.19.2012 | TV

MTV has renewed its hit reality series "Catfish: The TV Show" for a second season, the network announced Wednesday. The show, based on the 2010 do...

MTV's Catfish: The Digital Pen-Pal Syndrome

Julie Spira | Posted 01.21.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

It doesn't surprise me that singles looking for love online on MTV's Catfish have their hopes at an all-time high, but I wonder, why wait so long to meet in real life if you think you've found your soul mate?

Online Dating Lessons from MTV's 'Catfish'

Laurie Davis | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Laurie Davis

Exposing emotional scammers will make it easier for you to read the virtual signs and more challenging for others to impersonate the love of your life.