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Just Who Is George Clooney’s Lady Love Elisabetta Canalis?

24 December 2009 11:59 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Here’s what you need to know about the Italian beauty who’s scooped up one of Hollywood’s hottest bachelors!

She’s tall, gorgeous and extremely lucky. Meet Elisabetta Canalis, the 30-year-old Italian MTV VJ whose almost six-month courtship with George Clooney already has some guessing they’ll walk down the aisle.

But George hasn’t been Elisabetta’s first high-profile relationship. She’s been linked to former soccer star Christian ‘Bobo’ Vieri, Reginaldo and other players in the European football league, according to some reports.

If Eli, as her friends call her, doesn’t look familiar to you, it’s because she’s hasn’t been in the states too long. Before meeting George, she made the rounds in the TV biz, working on a daily news show, sports show and a few small series before landing her current gig as co-host of the Italian version of Total Request Live. »

- Eunice Oh

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Brittany Murphy: The Music Career That Might Have Been

21 December 2009 7:04 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

On a Paul Oakenfold collaboration and as singing penguin in 'Happy Feet,' actress showed off powerful pipes.

By Larry Carroll

Brittany Murphy

Photo: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

Brittany Murphy may have been known primarily as the star of such movies as "Sin City," "Clueless" and "Just Married," but when the 32-year-old actress died suddenly Sunday morning, she also left behind a great appreciation for music. From mysterious appearances on hip-hop albums to covers of Carly Simon songs, from flirting with Janis Joplin to providing the pipes for a penguin, Murphy showed she had a potential for a music career that, unfortunately, was never fulfilled.

If fans want a real glimpse at where Murphy's career could have been headed, the best place to see it is "Faster Kill Pussycat," a 2006 trance-rock track that had her singing over some Paul Oakenfold beats. The accompanying video featured a scantily clad Murphy »

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It's Off With Alexa Chung

11 December 2009 10:10 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

After two seasons, MTV has failed to create a worthy Trl successor in It's On With Alexa Chung, a live talk show hosted by the British personality and former model. MTV is pulling the series from the air after its second-season finale December 17. MTV programming chief Tony Disanto explained that the network is still searching for the right live, talk show formula -- hopefully one without hybrid musical chairs-interview segments. [THR] »

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Adam Lambert's Ama Performance And Other Shocking Musical TV Moments

23 November 2009 2:00 PM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

From the first gyration of Elvis Presley's hips on "The Milton Berle Show" (way back in the summer of 1955) to the last grab of the crotch during Adam Lambert's Sunday (November 22) night performance at the American Music Awards, musicians and live television have shared a rather contentious relationship.

Throughout the years, in attempts to shock audiences, promote albums or share their political views (or, you know, just because they were inebriated), artists have given censors fits with performances that pushed the boundaries of good taste — everything from bare butts to obscenity and potshots at the Pope. Things like that are the reason they invented the seven-second delay, after all.

So now, with Lambert already feeling the heat following his racy Ama performance, we decided it was a good time to re-visit some of the most shocking musical moments from in TV history — the ones that earned public condemnations and half-hearted apologies. »

- MTV News

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Blink-182 Drop Their Break-Up Album: Wake-Up Video

18 November 2009 6:00 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

When they first scored a breakout hit in 1997 with "Dammit," it seemed like Blink-182 would simply be another pop-punk band who had ridden the coattails of Green Day to another anonymous radio smash. But there was something about the potty-mouthed trio that kept people coming back, and the group with the nonsense name ended up becoming one of the more influential rock groups at the turn of the millennium. It helped that they continued to deliver great songs ("All the Small Things," "What's My Age Again?" and "The Rock Show" among them) along with excellent videos (the boy band-skewering "All the Small Things" was a notorious "Trl" staple for a large portion of 2000).

As time progressed, the group became more and more adventurous on record, adding a healthy dose of early adult melancholy and a handful of sonic experiments. Despite it's pun-tastic title and a series of big hooks, 2001's »

- Kyle Anderson

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Team Edward or Jacob? Zac Efron, Kim Kardashian & Others Weigh In

17 November 2009 5:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When New Moon hits theaters on Friday, you can bet that plenty of stars will be in line for the flick along with other members of the public. Since Twilight mania began taking hold last year, everyone from Zac Efron to Kelly Clarkson to Joe Jonas have raved about the franchise. Even President Obama admitted that he and daughter Malia have read the popular series. Some, like Kim Kardashian, have announced their fandom in less verbal ways: Recently, the reality star toted around a Twilight water bottle emblazoned with Taylor Lautner's face. Count her on Team Jacob! While en route to her L. »

- Brian Orloff

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Precious Star Reveals 'N Sync Obsession

15 November 2009 5:36 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Precious star Gabby Sibide has opened up about a teenage obsession with Justin Timberlake's former boy band 'N Sync.

The actress, who plays an abused, overweight teen in the acclaimed new movie, admits she once toured America trying to get close to her pop idols.

Now a star herself, Sibide says, "I was 16. It was a different world when I was 16."

Sibide, who boasts about seeing 'N Sync 23 times in concert, reveals she was among the superfans who shut down Times Square in New York when the band appeared on MTV's Trl show.

She recalls, "I was holding a sign... Justin's birthday is January 31st and Joey's (Fatone) birthday is the 28th and we were holding this sign: 'Please let us up to say happy birthday to Joey and Justin'. That's how fanatical I was." »

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Jamie Kennedy Is Full of Crap

30 October 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

They say sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince. Well, to hear a self-deprecating Jamie Kennedy tell it, sometimes it's just the opposite. While appearing on the Halloween edition of the Bonnie Hunt Show Friday, Jamie jokingly recalled how his eventual relationship with Jennifer Love Hewitt didn't seem to have a ghost of a chance. "The first time I met her I was at a party with Jerry O'Connell and I asked him, 'Who's that girl?' He said, 'That's J. Love,' and I said, 'She's really hot,' and he said, 'She's 16,' and I was like, ah crap. "Then, a couple years later, I went to Trl to promote a movie »

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Photos: The 'Fantastic' Mr. Clooney

14 October 2009 3:35 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

A dapper George Clooney attends the world premiere of his new film "Fantastic Mr. Fox" -- with his gorgeous girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis on his arm. Check out pix of the red-hot red carpet couple!

20 Things about Elisabetta Canalis1. Background

Elisabetta was born in Sassari, Italy on September 14, 1978.

2. Fresh Start

Elisabetta’s debut was on the Italian TV program “Striscia la notizia.”

3. Got Height?

She’s 5’7.

4. Hobbies

Elisabetta’s hobbies include swimming, dancing, horseback riding and kickboxing. »

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George Clooney in Venice with Italian Gf

8 September 2009 7:57 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Ciao, amore! George Clooney boated around Venice with his new love, TV personality Elisabetta Canalis, during the 2009 Venice Film Festival. The two were snapped taking a water taxi into Venice with friends, where Clooney will premiere his new flick "Men Who Stare at Goats."

Clooney and Canalis were first spotted together earlier this summer. Elisabetta, known as "Eli," is the host of Italian MTV's "Total Request Live."

20 Things about Elisabetta Canalis1. BackgroundElisabetta was born in Sassari, »

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Jay-z Blazes A Trail On 'Trl'

4 September 2009 11:40 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

By Gigi Abrantes

Since he first dropped his debut album in 1996, Jay-z became an instant classic on the hip-hop scene. Now that he is about to drop his 11th album The Blueprint 3, MTV News takes a look back at the history of one of the greatest artists in rap history with The J to Z of Jay-z.

In the heyday of MTV's "Total Request Live," there was always tension in the studio surrounding just whose video would top the daily chart. Backstreet Boys or 'Nsync? Britney or Xtina? Sometimes "Trl" got turned upside down when Eminem, Blink-182 or Tom Green crashed the countdown with send-ups of the biggest stars of the day, but most weeks came down to a solid pop music rivalry.

But Jay-z leveled the playing field for hip-hop on the show. Any music video from any genre had a chance of making it to the top »

- MTV News

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Happy Birthday, Fred Durst: Wake-Up Video

20 August 2009 6:00 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the more controversial performers of the last two decades. Fred Durst, the red-hatted frontman of Limp Bizkit, turns 39 years old today. Back in 1997, Durst's band stormed onto the rock scene with a bristling mix of metal, hardcore, hip-hop and Red Hot Chili Peppers-esque sex funk. The group first gained attention with their extra-loud cover of George Michael's "Faith," but they made the crossover into superstardom with 1999's Significant Other (which featured the hits "Nookie" and "Break Stuff"). Durst became a staple on "Trl" and — along with his friends in Korn — built a tiny nation of disaffected suburban youth.

His career has not been without controversy. In addition to being accused of inciting riots at Woodstock '99, Durst has had public altercations with stars like Creed's Scott Stapp and Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, while he's claimed in public »

- Kyle Anderson

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George Clooney's Hot New Gf: Elisabetta Canalis

29 July 2009 6:04 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

George Clooney has given up dating barmaids – at least for the moment – and is reportedly romancing an Italian actress. Clooney, 48, has a villa in Italy, and has gone on several dates with 30-year-old Elisabetta Canalis, who hosts the Italian version of MTV show “Total Request Live.” She is virtually unknown in the United States, but in Italy, she is a sex kitten who has posed nude in magazines. It’s no big deal in Italy, which is much more casual about nudity in the media, but would put her on the same level as a Playboy Playmate over here. »

- kgirard@theimproper.com (Keith Girard)

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George Clooney's Italian romance

29 July 2009 2:00 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

George Clooney is romancing an Italian actress. The 48-year-old actor has enjoyed several dates with 30-year-old Elisabetta Canalis, who hosts the Italian version of MTV show 'Total Request Live'. On July 22, the couple were seen on a double date at the Hotel Majestic Rome. They were also seen in the romantic Italian city on July 26, when they spent time snuggling up to each other and whispering in each other's ears. Elisabetta is believed to live in a villa on Lake Como, where George also owns a property. The 'Burn After Reading' actor is due to start shooting new movie 'A Very Private Gentleman' in Italy in August, prompting speculation his new romance could become more serious. »

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Stephenie Saturday: Stephenie's Playlists - 'I'm Not Okay (I Promise)'

4 July 2009 10:04 AM, PDT | twilightersanonymous.com | See recent TwilightersAnonymous news »

Were back with your weekly edition of Stephenie Saturday and this week marks the second installment of our new feature Stephenies Playlists. For this weeks playlist highlight Ta Staffers Valerie and Rebecca bring us a video for the song Im Not Okay I Promise by My Chemical Romance discuss the band their music and how they fit into the Twilight universe. As per usual with Stephenie Saturday weve also added some questions for consideration for you to think about and respond to.Im Not Okay I Promise My Chemical RomanceQuestions Do you like this song? Do you think it fits Twilight? Why do you think Stephenie included Im Not Okay I Promise to her playlist? What did you think of this live performance of the song on the Late Show with David Letterman? Are you a fan of My Chemical Romance? If so were you a fan before Stephenie included »

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Brian Graden leaving MTV Networks

15 June 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

MTV mastermind Brian Graden will depart the cable network at year's end when his contract expires.

Graden, who took over programming at MTV 12 years ago, has served as president of entertainment at the MTV Networks Music Channels and president of Logo since 2004.

The over-reaching creative position will not be filled, with the individual heads of programming -- MTV's Tony Disanto, VH1's Jeff Olde, Cmt's Bob Kusbit and Logo's Dave Mace -- managing each channel's development efforts, according to MTV Networks Music and Logo Group president Van Toffler, to whom Graden has reported.

Graden, who is in talks to stay in the Viacom fold with a producing deal, is credited with guiding MTV from the era of music videos to the world of reality programming, supervising the creation and launch of such series as "Trl," "The Osbournes," "The Hills," "Jackass" and "Laguna Beach." He also was instrumental in getting »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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X's Exene Cervenka Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

3 June 2009 10:00 AM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Exene Cervenka, frontwoman of legendary punk foursome X, announced her recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis on Tuesday. Although Cervenka is currently on the road with X on their "Total Request Live" tour and working towards a solo album slated for a fall release, she says the diagnosis will not affect her commitment to either of these projects. "Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it," she said via Bloodshot Records' website. »

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Spencer And Heidi Steal The Show On ‘I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!’

2 June 2009 9:15 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

It’s official. I have a new summer obsession: “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!”

Last night’s two-hour premiere was a marathon of train wrecks, egos and schadenfreude … and I loved every second of it. Who knew that watching Stephen Baldwin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sanjaya and Janice Dickinson chow down on raw tripe and cow-intestine milkshakes would bring me such immense joy?

In a weird way, I was proud of my home-team players, Spencer and Heidi Pratt. Those two MTV superstars stole the show with their delusional expectations, spontaneous prayer sessions and cartoonish scheming.

Here are my five fave Speidi moments from the premiere of “I’m a Celeb …”:

5) The 9th contestant on the show? Heidi’s hair-care products. During the final live moments (where the celebs were put in positions resembling waterboarding — except instead of liquid, they were covered with creepy crawlies), Heidi sat »

- Jim Cantiello

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Music: Review: Mandy Moore

1 June 2009 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

“Merrimack River,” the opening song on Mandy Moore’s sixth album, Amanda Leigh, offers a sly look at her former life as a teen confection—back when her first hit, 1999’s “Candy,” was in daily rotation on Total Request Live, and long before she showed up on Entourage, posed for a Cosmo cover, and married Ryan Adams. “Candy-coated promise, just out of reach when you want it,” she sings, over an elegiac string arrangement of the sort employed by Alison Krauss. It’s pretty—and pretty boring. Every subsequent song on Amanda Leigh, no matter the tempo or mood »

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Lady Gaga talks about Spears, underwear and QVC

18 March 2009 7:14 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Lady Gaga is obsessed with Britney Spears. .I used to go to Trl with my girlfriends after school sometimes just to see Britney.s fingernail in the window.. Plus, she reveals when she is middle-aged, its the Joan Rivers retirement plan for her. Gaga says, ..When I turn 55, I want to become a QVC girl.. With her number one single, Just Dance, and her off-beat sense of style, Lady Gaga has officially made her entrance onto the music scene. As she prepares to kick off The Fame Ball Tour, Extra spoke with the pop star to get to know the woman behind the name . From her Britney Spears obsession to her secret desire to sell vacuums on »

- April MacIntyre

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