Two Grammy-nominated artists took the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Nashville, Tenn., for an unforgettable night of musical convergence. Popular band OneRepublic teamed up with country star Dierks Bentley to put a creative spin on each other’s hit singles, with Bentley and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder sharing vocals.
Lupita Nyong’o is a Hollywood sensation, gripping audiences with her Oscar-nominated performance in 12 Years a Slave and stunning style watchers with her signature red carpet style. Before her acclaimed film debut in the Steve McQueen film, Lupita co-starred in the MTV Staying Alive Foundation’s Kenyan television drama, Shuga which aired on MTV Base. In its first season, Lupita played Ayira, a beautiful and ambitious college student that explores relationships while navigating urban Nairobi. Read More
Stephen Colbert thanked President Obama for a “magical evening” at the White House State Dinner on last night’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” showing off the menu and his table place card with the White House Seal. Read More
Over pizza and Big Gulps, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio chatted with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” last night. In addition to discussing the Che Guevara posters hanging in Mayor de Blasio’s office and brainstorming how to bring down the city’s affluent Upper East Side, Stewart brought up the hot-button issue now known as “Forkgate.”
“Bloomberg, as you know, used to have his food chewed and put back into his mouth, like a baby bird — but this is unacceptable,” Stewart said of the Mayor caught on camera using utensils to eat pizza. Stewart then whipped out a sausage-and-mushroom pie and encouraged him to forklessly eat a slice.
You can watch the video above for more of the interview, and check out the NY Times’ recap “De Blasio Takes a Comedic Break.”
Whether you were ready to “party down south” or not, CMT was blowing up the web on the premiere night of “Party Down South,” which shares production credits with MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” With takeovers on the day of the premiere on Perez Hilton, US Weekly, Buzzfeed, Urban Dictionary and YouTube, we knew people would be talking about the show. Read More
Starting today, the “Broad City” truck will be active for three weeks through Feb. 5, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. To celebrate the launch of the new series, “Broad City” we are unleashing a prize truck in New York that will distribute free stuff that millennials like Abbi & Ilana just can’t live without. To snag a prize, participants just need find the truck as it roams around the NYC area, post a photo of the truck using #BROADCITY, and then show their post to a brand ambassador on site to receive a mystery prize bag. Prizes include everything from laptops, cameras, tablets, and video game consoles to condoms, TP, and subway passes! Read More
At Viacom, promoting diversity and inclusion through our creative endeavors as well as in our workplace is an everyday priority. So, it’s a great honor to see so many Viacom networks and programs represented on the roster of nominees for the NAACP’s 45th Image Awards. Congrats to BET — in the lead with 19 nominations in the TV categories; TV Land’s “The Soul Man,” in the running for three awards; Nickelodeon for three between “Dora The Explorer” and “2013 HALO Awards”; VH1 for “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”; and Comedy Central for “Key & Peele.” And of course congrats to the many people and teams that make these awards a possibility.
Here’s the full list of noms in the TV categories: Read More
In its end of the year feature “The Disrupters,” the New York Times chronicles the cultural upheaval of 2013, from streaming TV to immersive theater. Making it into the chronicle were Comedy Central’s “sketch kings” — Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, as well as “pop provocateur” Miley Cyrus, who entered the cultural zeitgeist in an entirely new and newly provocative way at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Read More
In a BET News special tribute to “Freedom’s Father,” the network remembers Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
We’re at it again! Gearing up for the premiere of a new CMT series has never looked so fun. Everything from a life-size Paul Sr. cutout to show-related cupcakes filled the room as our team anxiously awaited the premiere of ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPPERS. One key phrase echoed throughout the night: “The choppers are back!” Read More