It can be argued that MTV's The Real World started the whole put-strangers-together-in-a-house-and-see-what-happens gimmick of just about every reality show we see today, including Bravo's Top Chef. Now MTV is casting for its own food show, where, wait for it, they'll have strangers living in a hous ... More >>
This past Saturday, award show season officially ended with the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. The 26th installment of the only award show where "kids rule," it was a star-studded night that legitimately out-shined plenty of its contemporaries. You may think we're kidding, but how many awards ... More >>
Most people who grew up in the early '80s were lucky enough to witness MTV's revolutionary images but for many of us, who were just in grade school at the time, the cutting-edge visuals that appeared before us were too conceptual for us to comprehend. It wasn't until the early '90s (when we ... More >>
MTV is officially old -- the company turns 30 (ew) on Monday. For the anniversary of first (and most popular) music television channel in the U.S., we're counting down the Top Five MTV reality shows after the jump.
Nate "Igor" Smith/Village VoiceThe Gregory BrothersThe Auto-Tuned Oscars montage isn't the only proof that Antoine Dodson's 15 minutes are over; the Gregory Brothers ARE ACTUALLY TOURING THE REAL WORLD AND PERFORMING LIVE. Known throughout the Interwebz as the guys behind Auto-Tune the News, they ... More >>
Here's what's flying off the shelves at the quirky-retro-cool Sound Spectrum in Laguna Beach.
Top 10 selling records from last week at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The shop specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. Don't forget to check out the free live performance by Exene Cervenka at Fingerprints Apr ... More >>
As tipped off by our craft blogger/KROQ listener Steph Calvert: This morning, KROQ's Kevin & Bean entertainment report stated that MTV's 24th (seriously! Twenty-four!) season of the Real World will be set in Huntington Beach.Wat.Though we're having some issues tracking anything down to confir ... More >>
It's easy to hate Venus Infers. Out of any yet-unsigned Orange County band, they get the most awards (three trophies at the OC Music Awards earlier this year), the most critical acclaim (just check out all the quotes on their MySpace, and, yes, a plurality of them are written by me), getting the ... More >>
Newport Beach's the Jakes have had all sorts of neat things happen to them so far in their relatively young career--opening up for Kings of Leon, getting on The Real World, airplay on KROQ's Locals Only, making the OC Music Awards "Best Live Band" finals--but they haven't been in a video game. Yet.
Huntington Beach band Honeypie had their song "Never Get Enough" played on last night's episode of the CW's charmingly absurd One Tree Hill. A cool deal for any band, but especially for them, given their relative newness--their second show (ever!) as a band takes place this Saturday at eVocal. I tal ... More >>
Newport Beach's The Jakes have been steadily rising in stature as of late--opening up for Kings of Leon, playing the OC Music Awards live band finals, getting their tunes on The Real World, and even being written up in the OC Weekly (don't hold that against them)--and next month they're hosting a Tu ... More >>
Norman Korpi at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art There are several very good reasons why Norman Korpi's paintings of sunsets should suck. He was one of the cast members of the very first season of MTV's The Real World, and you don't really expect anything worthwhile to come from one of ... More >>
Venus Infers . . . (the white album)
Can American Cannibal, a doc about a man-eats-man reality show, be for real?
'Pot is a bad drug???'
SEVEN-EPISODE REALITY DOCUMENTARY OFFERS INSIDE PEEK INTO THE LIVES OF FIVE REAL-LIFE HOUSEWIVES LIVING IN AN EXCLUSIVE GATED OC COMMUNITY
DVD spotlights that music-channel rarity: the music video
Ninja Academy Fight Song
Cop log confirms it takes a village of idiots
NFL, Laguna Beach, America are shocked by MTV
Today is Earth Day, Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday
The high art of Jackass: The Movie
Fear factor grips Das Experiment
One of the hardest-working bands in the business breaks up because the end is near
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For Dave Eggers, it aint just marketing its an orgy
A salute to The Orange County Register
The yin and yang of the musical of the '90s