‘Broad City’ Heads to Cannes for MIPTV 2014

Jennifer Needham by Jennifer Needham, VIMN UK

Of course it wouldn’t be MIPTV without a few big names to create a stir:  50 Cent was likely ‘passing the Patron’ during his market debut, and Kim Cattrall added a touch of sex to the city for her Monday keynote, but courtesy of Comedy Central, word on La Croissete was there were three other broads in town… Read More

MTV Launches ‘Teen Wolf’ Memorial Online

Daina Amorosano by Daina Amorosano, Viacom
Teen Wolf Memorial

The hotly anticipated “Teen Wolf” finale airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Immediately following the heroic but shocking death of fan favorite “Teen Wolf” character Allison Argent (played by Crystal Reed), MTV gave the show’s legion of faithful fans a place to collectively mourn with TeenWolfMemorial.com. A first-of-its-kind move for a TV network, the endeavor is an extension of MTV’s position as a leader and innovator in fan engagement, and the site has been met with personal condolences, messages of shock, anger and despair, as well as words of encouragement for the grieving community from countless fans. Read More

Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic meet at the CROSSROADS

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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.

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Before ’12 Years A Slave,’ Academy Award Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Starred in ‘Shuga’

Chanel J Cathey 1 by Chanel Cathey, Viacom

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

Mayor de Blasio, Jon Stewart Chat Over Pizza, Big Gulps

Daina Amorosano by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

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.”

Keep Calm and ‘Party Down South’ with CMT

ChadMeholic (2) by Chad Meholic, CMT

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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

Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’ Truck To Help Millennials Stay Functional

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Broad City Truck

Look out for this truck Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Feb. 5 in the New York area.

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