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Mandi Perkins' Debut, 'Alice In No Man's Land,' Out Aug. 5

7/26/2008 9:44am EDT
Mandi Perkins
Sony BMG recording artist Mandi Perkins is an intensely passionate and charismatic singer/songwriter who creates uncompromising melodic rock. She writes about her life and those around her in a musical form of empathy, which makes listeners, care, think and question.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Mandi began writing and performing when she was very young and her childhood included musical theater, vocal competitions and writing every chance she could. Her ambitions inspired a move to California to pursue both a career in music and to attend UC Berkeley where she graduated w...

The Top 5 Dream Jobs On Television

3/21/2008 2:00pm EDT
American Idol judge Paula Abdul
For us everyday laborers, watching TV can be a soothing escape from a stressful workday. For some of the people we see on TV, however, their awesome jobs are their reward. Let's take a look, in no particular order, at some of the dream jobs we'd like to escape into for a day.

Real World/Road Rules Cast Members Making a Living on Real World/Road Rules Challenges

This award goes to Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, Eric "How You Like These Abs" Nies, Katie "Crazy Eyes" Doyle, Coral "Beat B#*ches Up" Smith, Beth "Will Be Turning 50 and Still Doing This" Stolarczyk, Veronica "Mean Girl" Por...

'Big Brother 9': A Big Bore

3/5/2008 4:56pm EST
Big Brother
Due to a seemingly never-ending writers' strike that left television networks with a dearth of original scripted programming, CBS decided to pull the summer staple "Big Brother" out of the closet for a winter season debut. The reality show revolves around sixteen contestants who must live in a house together and have their every move recorded on camera 24/7. Over the course of three months, contestants are voted out until the winner receives a grand prize of $500,000.

Sound boring? Well, surprisingly it wasn’t. Airing three nights a week for the past eight years, "Big Brother" has been...

Life Imitating Art - Hottest Reality Show on Television: Presidential Election?

3/3/2008 1:44pm EST
Barack Obama
The strike is over. Reality programming rules the airwaves and scripted shows are on the horizon. Tomorrow, millions of Americans will gather in front of their televisions with bated breath, eager to watch: The results of the Texas and Ohio election primaries?

Commenting on this year's Presidential Election, comedian and faux-newsman Jon Stewart mined comedy gold while hosting this year's 80th Annual Academy Awards telecast:

"Democrats do have an historic race going. Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama. Normally, when you see a black man or a woman president, an asteroid is about to ...

Trashy Reality Shows Feature Drunken Escapades, Showmances & More

2/7/2008 10:27am EST
Rock of Love
Reality TV is an obsession. It's not just typical of American culture, either. Many countries delight in humiliating common folks. That, of course, is the allure. It could be any of us. It could be your sister or brother on TV, hooking up with two people while being broadcast in night vision. Or it could be you.

Following are some of the trashiest and most salacious offerings you can currently find on TV. When is the writers' strike over? Oh, that's right. Guess I'll keep watching.

Big Brother

The King of Trash, in my opinion. I love this show, and I am sad to report that I st...

MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III" Premieres Jan. 23

1/11/2008 10:19am EST
The Real World
MTV is back with more fights, drama and extreme challenges as "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III" ( premieres January 23rd at 10:00PM (ET/PT) in a new hour long format.

This season, 32 favorite "Veterans" and "Rookies" from "The Real World" and "Road Rules" will battle it out for $400,000 in cash and prizes, in a winning team takes all competition. Pro BMX dirt jumper, TJ Lavin will be back again as host to lead the teams through the challenges. Players find themselves competing in some of the hardest obstacles yet, both on and off the playing field.


America's Obsession With Reality TV

11/16/2007 4:37pm EST
American Idol
What is it about reality TV that turns America into a society of curious voyeurs and drama queens? With a combination of deception, sexual encounters, drunken ramblings and sudden outbursts it's no wonder that reality TV keeps viewers glued to their televisions week after week.

Instead of people just living their own lives, viewers can now be there first-hand to witness the dissolution of relationships, watch complete strangers getting stranded on an exotic island, follow amateur singers as they vie to be the next "American Idol," and look at the torment of what an "ugly duckling" will...

Trishelle Talks About New Show 'Dr. Steve-O,' Wearing A Bee-Kini & Why She's A Badass

10/1/2007 12:37pm EDT
Dr. Steve-O
The doctor is in, and he has a degree from Jackass University. Mondays at 11 p.m. on the USA Network, join Dr. Steve-O as he helps a group of man-boys overcome their phobias and enter the real world by administering a dosage of high-octane stunts and squeamishly laugh-out-loud dares.

But when the good doctor can't quite break though to his patients, he reaches for the assistance of head nurse Trishelle Cannatella. Starpulse sat down with the Real-World alum to learn all about a typical day at the doctor's office.

What sort of people did you work with on the show?

They were p...

MTV Takes Viewers Down Under With 7 Americans For 'The Real World: Sydney,' Premiering Aug. 8

7/28/2007 8:00am EDT
The Real World
MTV is traveling halfway around the world to take viewers "down under" with "The Real World: Sydney," premiering Wednesday, August 8 at 10:00 pm (ET/PT) on MTV.

Traveling as many as 20 hours, seven people from different areas and backgrounds in the United States gather together in Australia to be a part of "The Real World: Sydney." During the course of the season, jealousy creates intense conflict, tension blossoms into romance and unresolved issues from a cast member's past explodes, leaving tender relationships in tatters. In a first for the series, a cast member is challenged by th...

'The Real World' Online Casting Contest Enters Fifth And Final Round

7/12/2007 12:31pm EDT
The Real World
The final round of casting for The Real World Season 20 has begun! Round 5 is special, because during Round 4 MTV executives decided on the top 10 that you are now responsible for voting on. Your votes alone will decide who the 7th housemate will be on the next Real World!

There's only one week to vote for your favorite from the top 10 – starting now until July 18 @ 12AM (ET). You Can Vote Here.

Since this is the final round all voting will be blind-- you won't be able to see who's in the lead - because we don't want to spoil the surprise of announcing the winner!

Here ar...

Help Choose The Final Castmate For The Real World: Season 20

7/3/2007 9:00pm EDT
The Real World
MTV is searching for the final castmate to live in the house for The Real World Season 20 by hosting an online contest at

Round three has officially begun, however if you didn't sign up in time you still have a chance. Even if you're not interested in becoming that final castmate on The Real World Season 20 you can still have a say in who does make it onto the show by heading over and voting for your favorites. Everyone can be a voter and make sure your faves make it to round 4; or you can join in the "Late But Worth The Wait" category, which is your final ...

Steve-O To 'De-Wussify' Men This Fall On USA Show

6/21/2007 2:06pm EDT
USA Network announced today that it has ordered seven episodes of "Dr. Steve-O," a reality program starring Jackass alum Steve-O that is set to debut Monday, October 1 at 11 p.m./10c. "Dr. Steve-O" will follow WWE Monday Night RAW.

Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions ("Real World,"The Simple Life"), "Dr. Steve-O" will follow the adventures of one-of-a-kind personality Steve-O, a member of a dying breed of live-life-to-the-max daredevils who is disgusted with the alarming number of "wussified" men in America. He travels around the country on a mission to "de-wussify" wimps, nerds and c...

MTV's 'Reunited: The Real World Vegas' Premieres Wednesday, May 30

5/16/2007 11:00pm EDT
The Real World
Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2007) – It's moving day at MTV as one Real World cast moves out, and another moves back in! On the heels of the current season's wrap of "The Real World: Denver," MTV premieres it's first-ever reunion series, "Reunited: The Real World Vegas." On Wednesday, May 30th at 10pm ET/PT, we will welcome back the original cast of "The Real World: Las Vegas" as they move back into The Palms Casino Resort and see exactly how much life has changed.

In celebration of "The Real World" both new and old, MTV will also roll out a collection of "Real World" programming acros...

Miguel Migs Releases 'Those Things'

3/23/2007 10:00pm EDT
Miguel Migs
Five things you don't know about Miguel Migs:

1) He's one of the most popular Electronic DJ's on the Globe.

2) His 1st Artist album -- Those Things -- features Miguel as songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards).

3) Those Things features guests such as Sadat X from Brand Nubian, Fred Ross from Sly and the Family Stone and Black Uhuru's Junior Reid.

4) Miguel has remixed Macy Gray, Lionel Richie and Britney Spears.

5) His music has been featured on Six Feet Under, Sex And The City and MTV's The Real World.

Miguel Migs stands a...

MTV's New Thursday Block To Premiere April 5

3/22/2007 6:00pm EDT
Nick Cannon
-Sketch Comedy Goes Haywire As MTV & Nick Cannon Team Up On Dynamic New Series "Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz"

MTV has again teamed up with comedic mastermind Nick Cannon for a new project, Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz. The series, created, executive produced and starring Nick Cannon himself offers a fresh new blend of sketch comedy that skewers pop culture with a hip-hop edge. With the help of some of the hottest comedy players, viewers will enjoy topical sketches, dead-on impersonations of beloved celebrities, notables and laugh-out-loud hi-jinx as only Nick and M...

Shannon Moore's 'Evaporate' Is 10 Spot Label's Debut Release

3/19/2007 5:30pm EDT
Shannon Moore
While i-Tunes set the standard by offering tracks for just $.99 each, the 10 Spot label has been launched with the digital download customer in mind. Believing in the mantra "10 Tracks, 10 Bucks, Every Time" 10 Spot stands firm with their new price point.

"10 Spot gives the consumer ten good reasons to buy physical product. Offering ten tracks for ten dollars while getting the benefit of the CD package, the look, the feel, liner notes, artwork and artist information, it's like a free gift with purchase!" states Brad Pressman, President of The Water Music Records Group of labels.


Audiences Offered New Way To Buy Products They See On TV & Film With Launch Of 'Starstyle'

12/26/2006 9:00am EST
The Real World
Want to dress like your favorite American Idol? Love that couch you see on "The Real World?" Forging partnerships with major Hollywood studios, networks and production companies, as well as prominent costume and set designers, New York-based Entertainment Media Works LLC today announced the launch of StarStyle (, a groundbreaking "supersite" allowing viewers to identify and purchase the apparel, furnishings, gadgets and music featured in their favorite TV shows and films.

The privately capitalized venture, which is building the premier destination website to sell pr...

'Real World: Denver' Debuts Tonight

11/22/2006 8:00am EST
The Real Word
MTV premieres The Real World: Denver tonight at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). This season viewers will see the cast go from nightlife in trendy Mile High City to wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. While experiencing all the excitement that Denver has to offer, the roommates will also work with kids who were affected by Hurricane Katrina for their job at Outward Bound Wilderness.

Working with Outward Bound Wilderness, a non-profit educational organization, will take the cast to new heights as they learn to scale mountains and live without the comforts of home. The roommates breakaway during the se...

MTV's 'Real World: Denver' Kicks Off Nov. 22

11/16/2006 6:00pm EST
Real World: Denver
MTV premieres the 18th season of the hit reality series, The Real World on a new night, Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT), with 28 episodes from reality powerhouse Bunim-Murray. A sneak peek of the season premiere with extra casting footage is also available on

This season viewers will see the cast go from nightlife in trendy Mile High City to wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. While experiencing all the excitement that Denver has to offer, the roommates will also work with kids who were affected by Hurricane Katrina for their job at Outward Bound Wilderness. Working w...

It's Every Man And Woman For Themselves Tonight As MTV's "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel" Moves To It's New Night

10/12/2006 3:00pm EDT
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
MTV: Music Television announced today the launch of the new season of "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel" on a new night Thursday, October 12 at 10:00PM (ET/PT). The new season is set on the majestic beaches of Buzios, Brazil and promises to keep faithful followers on their toes. Along with bringing back some of the most notorious cast members, a brand new game has been designed that is sure to generate plenty of drama, and to guarantee the scheming, backstabbing and all out war that everyone has come to expect from the challenges. This season, 20 cast members will live toget...

Upcoming Guests on 'The View'

12/29/2005 9:00am EST
Felicity Huffman
During the week of Jan. 2-6, ABC’s "The View" will feature appearances by Pierce Brosnan (The Matador), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica and Desperate Housewives), Don Cheadle (Crash), former MTV Real World star Chris Beckman (author, "Clean"), Seth Green ("Four Kings") and actress Peri Gilpin.

Additional segments include cutting-edge beauty of 2006, the best places to live and lose weight, Lindsay Moran (author, "Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy") and 10 habits that mess up a woman's diet.

Scheduled segments for the week of JAN. 2-6 are as follows (subject to change):