June 3, 1998 |
When MTV asked Samuel L. Jackson to host the 1998 MTV Movie Awards, to be shown tomorrow night at 9, he thought it would be easy. "I thought it'd just be a matter of putting on some really cool clothes, showing up and reading the monitors," a slightly raspy Jackson said in a telephone interview after last week's rehearsals for the show. Instead, he found that the rehearsals - plus the commercial clips, filmed with John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and their likes, and an appearance in a giant pineapple suit - were "a lot of work.
September 17, 2011 |
* EMMY AWARDS. 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fox. LOS ANGELES - There's more than Hollywood ego on the line at tomorrow's 63rd prime-time Emmys. After disappointing performances by a pair of major trophy fests this year, the TV ceremony could prove an awards season reboot. For producer Mark Burnett, the successful reality TV czar ("Survivor," "The Apprentice") who is tackling his first big awards show, it's a chance to play hero or risk being the goat. He can't take any cues from the double thud that marred the 2011 season.
June 2, 2006 |
What makes great rock music possible? Routine. At least that was the case for Wolfmother, the Australian power trio that is tearing a loud swath through America this summer, including a post-show performance at next week's MTV Movie Awards and this Sunday's show at the Theatre of Living Arts. Roommates Chris Ross and Myles Heskett had jammed together for years with Andrew Stockdale, a friend who lived near them in Sydney. The guys would simply pick up whatever instruments they felt like playing and noodle around.
June 10, 1999 |
1999 MTV Movie Awards, 9 tonight, MTV. Twinkies, Tootsie Rolls and Kudrows? You can't help doing a double-take as you pass a catering table backstage at rehearsals for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards. The cable music channel sure knows how to treat "Friends" star and show host Lisa Kudrow, you think to yourself. They've even had a candy bar named after her. Upon closer inspection, though, the candy turns out to be Kudos. Just the same, MTV knows how to keep the help happy. The annual MTV Movie Awards - consisting of such off-the-wall categories as best kiss, best villain, best fight and best action sequence - are the evil stepchild of the Oscars.
June 7, 2010 |
Big weekend for Sandra Bullock . She appeared, surprise!, Saturday night in L.A., at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards, to accept the "Troops Choice" Award for Entertainer of the Year from presenter Robert Downey Jr. Girl was looking mad stupid good, too, in a tight, leather minidress. Do not try this at home! Especially you men. After a well-deserved standing O, she said: "Did I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this because of the spectacular IED explosion that became my personal life?"
December 23, 2012 |
In a radical, heretofore inconceivable life lesson, Kelly Osbourne tells Cosmopolitan Body mag that her recent 60-pound weight loss has made her look good but did not necessarily make her happy. "People think I lost weight and that's what made me happier. That's not true: I had to learn to love myself first," says Kelly, 28, who also is happy to be with beau Matthew Mosshart . "That was one of the scariest times of my life," Kelly says. "I swear I've never felt more naked, because I had to actually be me and couldn't mask it. " Katie Holmes is fallible Katie Holmes plugged her Broadway play, Dead Accounts , on the Late Show With David Letterman , Thursday night by admitting she forgot her lines during a performance.
March 6, 2015 |
IF YOU WERE planning on heading to Mumbai to catch "Fifty Shades of Grey," Tattle is here to save you money on the trip. The Hollywood Reporter , citing Reuters, says that the country's censor board has refused to clear the nonporn sex film for a theatrical release. Shravan Kumar , the board's top censor, declined to tell Reuters why "Grey" was nixed, but Tattle is guessing that it might have something to do with all the sex and S&M. Kumar said that Indian distributor Universal Pictures could appeal the decision.
June 9, 2007 |
How does America's Got Talent, which is basically a bad copy of The Gong Show, the most monumentally vapid series that ever aired, make such compelling TV? First of all, Talent has upgraded at several skill positions, bringing in Jerry Springer as MC this season and replacing bland female judge Brandy with the fiery Sharon Osbourne. Then it lets its freak flag fly. In the season opener, Osbourne got so mad at fellow jurist Piers Morgan that she stormed off the set. Morgan had just offered some withering criticism to a 9-year-old dancer so tacky she made the kid in Little Miss Sunshine look like Shirley Temple.
March 15, 2000 |
QUOTE "I didn't have a concrete sense of what I wanted, but my mantra was 'No potpourri.' " - Actress Claire Danes, on decorating her Manhattan loft, in Architectural Digest If you're like Tattle, you turned off Monday's "Tonight" show immediately after Elton John told host Jay Leno his joke about the two black lesbians (and no, we're not going to repeat it here). Anyway, we missed all the fun. Leno's next guest was Angie Harmon, who plays hair-tossing prosecutor Abbie Carmichael on "Law & Order.
June 2, 2011
TEEN WOLF. 11 p.m. Sunday, MTV. Moves to 10 p.m. Mondays the following night. THE FIRST SIGN that MTV's newest scripted show is, as programming chief David Janollari puts it, "not your father's 'Teen Wolf' " is probably the brief sight of half a dead girl - the top half - illuminated by what looks to be the flashlight app from an iPhone. Michael J. Fox never even got to text, much less stumble over dismembered bodies in the woods. But compared to MTV's controversial remake of the British adolescent drama "Skins," its new "Teen Wolf," which premieres Sunday after "The 2011 MTV Movie Awards," is practically housebroken.