12 items from 2015
Rachel Roderman worked with CollegeHumor in La before moving to NY and working with Ucb’s digital team Brinkman, as well as working on several sketches for the new partnership between Ucb Comedy and Fusion. Fusion’s new digital studio F-Comedy is working in partnership with Ucb to make comedy videos and series for their YouTube channel and other social platforms. Ucb’s Roderman recently cast her first project for the partnership, the stand-alone sketch “Cribs.” The sketch is an “MTV Cribs” parody. Although most of the roles were cast through the Ucb team, the role of the teenager in the sketch required a wider search, so Roderman turned to Backstage. “We had so many submissions that came in for the role within mere hours of posting it. It didn't matter if it was a girl or boy, just that they had the young tween look we were going for. »
Susan Levison is exiting VH1, after over two years with the Viacom company, Variety has confirmed. Levison’s departure is one of many recent exec changes at Viacom.
Current VH1 programming execs Jill Holmes and Nina Diaz will “step up” and assume her duties, though Levison is not being directly replaced. Holmes and Diaz will report to VH1 general manager Chris McCarthy, who sent an internal memo to the network’s staff today.
Levison joined VH1 in 2013 as exec vice president of original programming and production, coming from Fishbowl Worldwide Media, replacing Jeff Olde who is now at E! Prior, she was a longtime Fox exec.
At Fox, Levison, whose exit was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, was senior vice president of comedy development, overseeing series including “Bob’s Burgers.” She also worked in drama development at the network, working on the launches of “House,” “Prison Break” and “Bones, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Zoolander starring Ben Stiller is coming to Blu-ray on December 1st so you'll have it in plenty of time for the February 2016 sequel. If you want it not even Santa can deliver it as the Zoolander Blu-ray is exclusive to Walmart stores and Walmart.com.
Paramount is releasing Zoolander on Blu-ray in a limited edition Blue SteelBook package that you can see pictured above and below. Inside this package is a collectible Zoolander headband and Movie Money worth up to $8 towards a ticket to see Zoolander No. 2.
There are new bonus features produced specifically for Zoolander's Blu-ray debut including a sneak peek at the sequel. Here's the complete list of extensive extras:
A Really, Really, Really Cool Teaser for Zoolander No. 2
Breakdance Fight Rehearsal - New!
Alternate Brainwashing Sequence Storyboards - New!
Walkoff Rehearsal Footage with Ben Stiller commentary »
If you need any help figuring out what to ask Santa for this holiday season, consider Susan Walker's yellow dream home. Of course, we're talking about Mara Wilson and her iconic digs from the 1994 Miracle on 34th Street remake. For a few million big ones, $3.4 million to be exact, Hooked On Houses says the crazy crib can be yours. The Lake Forest, Ill., home has five bedrooms and now features a pool and man cave. Do they have a guest house in which we can reside? A garage? The laundry room, perhaps? We'll take it. Somebody call up MTV Cribs because this gem deserves its own episode. I mean, come on, we're willing to bet our studio apartment is as »
The answer, as the credits, IMDb and the photocall will tell you, is former wrestler Dave Bautista.
So for a little bit more background on one of Bond's most intimidating foes, here's Digital Spy's newcomer's guide to the human embodiment of "Big Dave".
His wrestling career
A 46-year-old, 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 278 lb (126 kg) man mountain of Filipino and Greek descent, Bautista has gone by many other names over the course of his wrestling career, including Batista (note spelling), Dave Batista, Deacon Batista, Khan and Leviathan.
As a wrestler, Bautista has claimed so many titles it's almost ridiculous. He is a six-time world champion, winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. »
In the first half-hour of The Mindy Project‘s fourth season, Dr. Lahiri found herself married to a reality TV producer (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), wearing a diamond ring visible from outer space and living in a house that you might expect to see on MTV Cribs.
And yet, none of those fantasies-come-true could compare to Mindy’s real-life circumstances: She’s not only pregnant with Danny’s baby but engaged to him by the end of the season premiere.
That’s right: After traveling to India to pay Mindy’s parents a visit (and sabotage their efforts to set »
Longtime MTV executive Dave Sirulnick has joined RadicalMedia as a partner and executive producer for the New York-based production company.
Sirulnick will focus on expanding RadicalMedia’s portfolio of entertainment and documentary productions as well as live events and branded initiatives. During his 28-year tenure with MTV, Sirulnick was a driving force behind many of the cabler’s news and documentary initiatives and its annual Vma kudocast.
Sirulnick left MTV in March amid a broad shakeup at Viacom cablers. The move to RadicalMedia was a natural step as Sirulnick had worked with the company on many projects over the years. At RadicalMedia, he’ll work with entertainment chief Justin Wilkes and VP/exec producer Dave O’Connor on programming and with Radical Impresario Joe Killian and exec producer Jon Doran on events and brand-focused projects.
“Dave is one of the most sought-after creative forces in the entertainment and music industries »
- Cynthia Littleton
Forget Kim Kardashian's arse, this little Bb-8 droid toy almost broke the internet when unveiled recently. Now we've had a play, we can see why.
Bringing what is fast becoming a favourite character of the yet to be released Star Wars: The Force Awakens film to life, the smartphone-controlled Bb-8 droid can whizz around your living room, office or Tatooine homestead performing tricks, spreading messages, pestering pets, saving the galaxy and simply looking downright awesome.
Sphero Bb-8 Droid Features: This isn't your average droid
Essentially a standard Sphero - a remote control ball filled with some clever robotics that propel it around - with a new paint job and a snazzy hat, this toy is very much a case of evolution over innovation.
That doesn't mean its Bb-8 inspired looks and charm aren't a winner, though. Yes, it would be nice if the droid echoed its movie-bound counterpart's dusty, »
Now, this is a closet. Mariah Carey took to Instagram to share a photo of her shoe closet on Sunday -- and wow, most calling it massive might just be an understatement. The songstress treated her fans to an inside look at the rows and rows of gold shoes, which are stacked along white shelves. "Always my favorite room in the house... #shoes #shoes #moreshoes," she captioned the awe-inspiring snapshot. It looks the bottom row is filled with the 45-year-old fashionista's selection of boots, while the upper shelves are dedicated to gold stilettos and other heeled sandals. The last time fans got a look at Carey’s enviable closet was in 2002 when she gave MTV’s "Cribs" a tour of her New York City penthouse. Check out the memorable clip below, and click through the gallery above to see more stars' shoe closets! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
We sincerely hope that you guys remember or at least heard of MTV's classic show MTV Cribs where celebrities and "celebrities" would take viewers on a tour of their giant mansions. If you have never seen an episode, go on YouTube and we'll see you in about a week. New dad Bryan Cantella clearly was a fan of the iconic series because he has posted a video of his own MTV Cribs-esque show, except this time there is an actual crib involved. He's giving the cameras a tour of his baby girl's nursery, and it has everything you could ever want from a Cribs episode: that vague, kind of hip soundtrack that sort of sounds like a Diddy song, the sped-up visual effect and the over-explaining of basic household »
MTV has released the first 8 minutes of their new "Scream" TV series (embedded below), and here's the bottom line: it is exactly what you would expect, except even worse. If my expectations were low before, they're in the core of the earth now. Here are the 8 worst things about it: 1. Bella Thorne's character is boring and one-dimensional I get that they're doing a variation on Drew Barrymore's iconic opening from the original movie here, but Thorne's character, a red-haired Photoshop job named Nina, is mean and shallow and literally nothing else ("It's a time-honored enforcement of the food chain. The weak are outed and then eaten."??) Barrymore's character felt real and sympathetic, and we cared that she died. We should care. 2. The dialogue is truly awful Kevin Williamson's clever script was the reason the original movie worked as well as it did. Here? All due respect to whoever wrote this, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Don't be fooled by that time she put her feet up while hawking bedazzled jewelry on live television for the Home Shopping Network. Mariah Carey has no chill. She does not relax. She can't. When you love winning this much, chill and relax are not in your vocabulary. Those words won’t help you add to your legion of devoted fans, five Grammys, 18 No. 1 singles, and 19 World Music Awards. They won’t help you during your upcoming residency on the Vegas strip or sell copies of your fourth iteration of a greatest-hits album. Chilling is for losers.America's first encounter with Mariah Carey's lack of chill is probably best remembered by her legendary MTV Cribs episode, during which she showed off her massive shoe collection, her glazed walls, and her shower with “too many knobs” for her to bother. So she took a bath. It was later revealed that »
- Lauretta Charlton
12 items from 2015
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