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Michael Yarbrough | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Yarbrough

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Dating Violence? Maybe Not But MTV's 16 & Pregnant Does Not Make Me LOL

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marjorie Gilberg

There is nothing funny about dating violence. We need to eliminate the stereotypes about dating abuse and spread the truth -- anyone can be a target, anyone can be a perpetrator.

'Teen Mom' Faces Jail Time For Felony Domestic Violence

hollywoodlife.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Amber Portwood's violent behavior against baby daddy Gary Shirley, 24, is finally baring consequences. Amber, 20, was officially charged with two felo...

MTV VMAs Set Rating Record

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MTV's annual event drew its biggest audience for any telecast on the network since 2002. The VMAs had 11.4 million viewers, up 27% from 2009. In th...

PHOTOS: ART ECONOMY: 10 Inspiring Interviews Of Working Artists

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In this economy, the creative job hunt is even more difficult than in years past. My Modern Met has compiled 10 interviews with artists in an article ...

Privacy and the Trigger Effect: A Swift Kick In...

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The privacy conversation has devolved to a continual return to the idea that people no longer care about it and the new social norm is, I suppose by d...

TRL PART II: MTV Bringing Back Live Daytime Times Square Show

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MTV is reviving the live daytime show with a series targeting celebrities and pop culture. Studio-based countdown show "The Seven" will air weekday...

Why We Really Care About Teen Mom

Stephanie Sylverne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Sylverne

Teenage pregnancy sits squarely in the intersection of our most pathological American obsessions: female sexuality, public aid, race, religion. Teens moms are an easy target, because who is going to defend them?

'Jersey Shore' Ratings, MTV Boosting Viacom Out Of Slump

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — MTV is finally getting its mojo back, thanks to the tanned twenty-somethings of "Jersey Shore." Ever since its December debut, th...

'Teen Mom' Stars' Big Salaries Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The stars of MTV's reality series 'Teen Mom' may complain they are broke, but Life & Style reports they earn big bucks. Not nearly as much as 'The Hil...

Gabi, MTV's First Twitter Jockey is a Curvy Goddess Elected by Generation Y

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Starre Vartan

Gabi wearing a Monif C. dress at the MTV Music Awards. Gabi Gregg is MTV's first-ever Twitter Jockey, a post she has held for a little over 3 months...

Why Every Writer Should Watch 'Jersey Shore'

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

This week, as I started to anticipate Jersey Shore withdrawal, it occurred to me that the show isn't just great TV. It's some pretty great storytelling, and it holds some valuable lessons for literary folks like me.

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

Chelsea Handler Hosting VMAs: 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

MTV News | Mawuse Ziegbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

For one special evening, Chelsea Handler is bringing her late-night raunch to primetime: Handler will be hosting the MTV Video Music Awards. The comed...

Ten Minutes With Andrew Jenks

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

What's it like to be homeless? Or a high-flying poker player? Documentary filmmaker Andrew Jenks wondered the same thing and his show on MTV, World of Jenks, is answering those questions and more.

HuffPost Review: Jackass 3D

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

One of my most amusing memories as a member of the New York Film Critics Circle is the 2002 voting meeting, at which we selected our award-winners - a...

Obama's MTV Town Hall Was a Missed Opportunity

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Haile-Mariam

Rather than provide context, the president regurgitated talking points and laundry lists that seemed to be directed at the pundits rather than at the young people in the room.

Without Young People, Barack Obama Might Still Be a Senator

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Barack Obama has been a tremendous leader and an inspiration to us all. Young people will always have his back, because he have shown them that they are not only our future, but also they are our present.

Springerized America: How Reality & Tabloid TV Corrupts Our Politics & Media

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Reality and tabloid television are a social virus that has infected the American body politic. In the 1980s, "I'm with Stupid" was a put-down. In 20...

Stan Lee Joins With MTV To Create New Comic Series

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — MTV is helping to bring Stan Lee's newest superhero to life. The network is joining forces with Lee's POW Entertainment to create...

Chicagoan Picked To Be MTV's First-Ever Twitter Jockey

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — MTV has named 23-year-old Gabi Gregg its first "Twitter Jockey." Gregg won the position Sunday night after a nationwide vote....

Why MTV Was Right to Show the Disturbing Domestic Violence on Teen Mom

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

At first I felt MTV was irresponsible to air a scene of domestic abuse on Teen Mom, but in the end, it's good that the general public is seeing this actually happening.

United Nations Foundation Launches 'Girl Up' Initiative

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tina Wells

The Girl Up initiative encourages American girls to raise awareness and funds for the 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries.

MTV Helps Combat Bullying With iPhone App

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Bullies may be able hurl insults and throw punches but what happens when their bad behavior goes viral? Just in time for National Bullying Prevent...

Snooki To Star In A Dating Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Snooki will soon get her own MTV spinoff series, In Touch reports. The 'Jersey Shore' star will look for love on a dating reality show. Snooki recen...