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MTV Expanding Revived 'Trl' to Daily Late Night, Morning Shows

MTV is expanding the revived version of Total Request Live (Trl) with daily late-night and morning shows this summer, an MTV spokesperson confirmed to Rolling Stone. The music video series – which re-launched in October after a nine-year absence – will return from hiatus on April 9th.

"Trl has delivered incredible growth on linear, and we've experienced two to three times the growth in our video streams, and Trl is big piece of it — and that's why we're expanding it," MTV network president Chris McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter. McCarthy confirmed the
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MTV Plans Post-Hiatus Expansion for ‘Trl’

MTV is expanding its recently revived “Total Request Live” franchise.

The studio talk show, which is going on what a network spokesperson characterizes as a planned hiatus, is set to return to afternoons on MTV April 9. The Viacom-owned cable channel is also plotting a linear expansion for the franchise, with morning a version in the works to co-exist with the flagship afternoon edition and a recent iteration, “Trl Late Night.”

A source close to the show told Variety that production staffers, most of whom are freelance, have been placed on hiatus along with the show and are unclear if
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‘Trl’ To Add Daily Morning Show As Part Of Franchise Expansion On MTV

MTV is expanding its revival of Total Request Live. The network made the announcement in response to a report claiming that it had been canceled. "Trl has been a huge success for us and we're expanding the franchise with daily late night and morning shows this summer," said an MTV spokesperson. The afternoon Trl show, currently on a planned hiatus, will return on the air on April 9 as scheduled. The half-hour late-night edition of Trl, which launched last month, will…
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"TRL" Not Canceled, MTV to Add Late-Night, Early-Morning Editions

  • The Wrap
MTV’s “Total Request Live” reboot has not been canceled, and will in fact expand to three times a day, TheWrap has confirmed.

"TRL" was the subject of a TMZ report on Wednesday saying the rebooted music and live performance show had been canceled after less than six months on the air. However, a network spokesperson has now denied the report, saying the show will return in April as planned. “‘Trl’ has been a huge success for us and we’re expanding the franchise with daily late night and morning shows this summer,” the network said. Also Read: All Viacom Networks to Go Dark...
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MTV's 'Trl' Getting Facelift Again

  • TMZ
3:30 Pm Pt -- MTV says the email we obtained doesn't tell the full story, which is that 'Trl' will be moving time slots, but it's also expanding. A spokesperson says the show will be back in new "daily late night and morning shows this summer." The rep adds the show's been a huge success since its return. MTV is pulling the plug on its revived version of "Total Request Live" ... TMZ has learned. We
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Carson Daly Candidly Opens up About His Anxiety Battle: "I've Been Nervous My Whole Life"

You're so brave, Carson Daly. The Today Show star got candid about his anxiety battle during the talk show on Friday, March 9. He specifically revealed he suffers panic attacks — and sometimes they hit him while he's on-air. He shared that it all started when he was a young boy. "I was a worrywart kid. I was always worrying," The Voice host confessed. "My father died when I was five. I had an ulcer when I was in high school. I’ve been nervous my whole life." Anxiety then followed Carson into his adult life. "I’ve had heightened anxiety and mild panic attacks at the playground with my own children and wife there," he explained. "The feeling was so gripping and so terrifying that I literally had to leave and excuse myself." That said, Carson notes being in the spotlight isn't the reason for his anxiety. "People think, ‘Oh, he has anxiety.
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Naya Rivera Makes First Public Appearance Following Death of Ex and Glee Costar Mark Salling

Naya Rivera Makes First Public Appearance Following Death of Ex and Glee Costar Mark Salling
Naya Rivera stepped out for the first time following the news of her ex-boyfriend and Glee costar Mark Salling‘s death.

The actress, 31, was in New York City on Wednesday for her appearance on Total Request Live where she promoted her upcoming YouTube Red Originals series, Step Up: High Water. During the show, Rivera was not asked about Salling’s death or their previous relationship.

Salling was found dead on Tuesday in an apparent suicide just a month before he was to be sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography.

Rivera and Salling starred on Glee together from 2009 to
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Watch: Pitbull and Fifth Harmony’s Hot New Music Video “Por Favor”

Watch: Pitbull and Fifth Harmony’s Hot New Music Video “Por Favor”
At the Latin AMAs in October, Pitbull memorably performed bilingual single “Por Favor” with Fifth Harmony. Now, the Cuban American rapper and the popular girl band released a sneak peak of the song’s new video on MTV’s Trl. In the video, a seductive Asian woman in a red sequined gown beckons Mr. Worldwide to follow her.

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The song is a dialogue between loves, where one promises that she’ll do anything for her beloved if she says “por favor.
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Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Are All Smiles as They Grab a Post-Thanksgiving Coffee in L.A.

  • PEOPLE.com
Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Are All Smiles as They Grab a Post-Thanksgiving Coffee in L.A.
Ben Affleck spent his post-Thanksgiving Saturday with girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.

The 45-year-old actor was spotted grabbing coffee with Shookus, 37, in Los Angeles. Shookus was on the West Coast during a break from Saturday Night Live, where she works as a producer.

Affleck was back in town after a whirlwind press tour for his latest film, Justice League, which hit theaters on Nov. 17. During his many press appearances, Affleck addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct that are sweeping Hollywood — including a claim from former Trl host Hilarie Burton that he had groped her during an appearance in 2003.

While Affleck apologized for
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Carson Daly Pays Tribute to His Late Mom By Making Thanksgiving Dinner Using Her Recipes

Carson Daly Pays Tribute to His Late Mom By Making Thanksgiving Dinner Using Her Recipes
It’s a bittersweet Thanksgiving for Carson Daly.

The Voice and Today host shared a glimpse of a Thanksgiving meal he was preparing for his family in an Instagram photo Thursday, revealing he was cooking with the help of his late mother’s recipes.

“Deeply missing the smell of mom’s Jimmy Dean sausage as I woke up this am,” Daly, 44, wrote in the caption. “Luckily, she left the family recipes for us. #Happy Thanksgiving #TomTurkey.”

His wife, Siri Daly, also commemorated her mother-in-law, Pattie Daly Caruso, on Instagram with a photo of her recipes and Jimmy Dean sausages.

“Every year,
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Jennifer Garner 'Not Interested in Dating' After Split: 'I Would Not Have Chosen This Life'

Jennifer Garner 'Not Interested in Dating' After Split: 'I Would Not Have Chosen This Life'
Nearly two and a half years after she and Ben Affleck announced their split, Jennifer Garner says she still isn’t interested in getting back in the dating game.

Garner, who was married to the Justice League star for 10 years before they separated in June 2015, told reporters that since their split, she hasn’t “been on a date” and is “not interested in dating,” according to News.com.au.

She added, “People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’ ”

The actress, 45, who has three kids with Affleck — Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5 — said of her life after the separation,
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Armie Hammer Calls Out Oscars for Casey Affleck's Win Despite Sexual Harassment Allegations

Armie Hammer Calls Out Oscars for Casey Affleck's Win Despite Sexual Harassment Allegations
Correction: This article previously mischaracterized the nature of the claims against Affleck. The headline has been updated to reflect Affleck was accused of sexual harassment, not sexual assault.

Armie Hammer believes there's a double standard at play when it comes to how Hollywood deals with its alleged abusers.

The Call Me by Your Name star covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, where he candidly opens up about what he sees as a disparity in how the Academy treated Nate Parker, whose Oscar campaign for 2016's Birth of a Nation went south when a past rape case surfaced, and Casey Affleck, who was awarded Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea at the 2017 Academy Awards, despite several allegations of sexual harassment in his past.

“Nate had the stuff in his past, which is heinous and tough to get beyond. I get that,” the 31-year-old actor concedes. “But that was when he was 18 and now he’s in director
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Armie Hammer Calls Out Oscars for Casey Affleck's Win Despite Sexual Assault Allegations

Armie Hammer Calls Out Oscars for Casey Affleck's Win Despite Sexual Assault Allegations
Armie Hammer believes there's a double standard at play when it comes to how Hollywood deals with its alleged abusers.

The Call Me by Your Name star covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, where he candidly opens up about what he sees as a disparity in how the Academy treated Nate Parker, whose Oscar campaign for 2016's Birth of a Nation went south when a past rape case surfaced, and Casey Affleck, who was awarded Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea at the 2017 Academy Awards, despite several allegations of sexual assault in his past.

“Nate had the stuff in his past, which is heinous and tough to get beyond. I get that,” the 31-year-old actor concedes. “But that was when he was 18 and now he’s in director jail."

"At the same time, the guy who went and won an Academy Award has three cases of sexual assault against him," Hammer claimed, confirming that the actor he was speaking of was Affleck.
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Inside Ben Affleck's Battle with Addiction — and How Jennifer Garner Has Helped Him

Inside Ben Affleck's Battle with Addiction — and How Jennifer Garner Has Helped Him
Ben Affleck hasn’t been afraid to ask for help in keeping his life and sobriety on track.

The Justice League star, who has been open about his struggle with alcohol abuse, leaned on others, including his ex Jennifer Garner, after suffering a relapse in September, sources tell People in the magazine’s new issue.

“He asked for help,” a family source says, adding, “He wants to be sober.”

Garner and Affleck’s brother Casey helped Affleck, 45, go back into inpatient treatment for a few days. Since then, he’s been going to outpatient treatment in L.A., and has
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Hilarie Burton Details Sexual Assault Allegations Against One Tree Hill Showrunner Mark Schwahn

Hilarie Burton Details Sexual Assault Allegations Against One Tree Hill Showrunner Mark Schwahn
In an interview with Variety published on Friday, actress Hilarie Burton detailed her sexual assault allegations against One Tree Hill showrunner Mark Schwahn saying that after she worked with him for six years she “never wanted to be the lead female on any show ever, ever, ever again.”

Burton told Variety that initially Schwahn had acted like a mentor to her, giving her character more attention and allowing the actress to sit in on production meetings. “I now realize that I was being groomed as bait,” Burton said, adding that during the first two seasons, she struggled against his attempts to sexualize her character.
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Ben Affleck Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘I Don't Remember It, I Don’t Think She’s Lying'

Ben Affleck Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘I Don't Remember It, I Don’t Think She’s Lying'
Ben Affleck got grilled by Stephen Colbert on Thursday's Late Show.

The Justice League star showed up on the late-night program to plug his new superhero movie, but ended up having to address the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Good Will Hunting producer Harvey Weinstein as well as sexual misconduct claims made against him by actress Hilarie Burton.

“This is a comedy show, correct?” the Oscar winner quipped, before agreeing with Colbert that the Weinstein scandal has launched a national conversation about sexual harassment and assault.

Exclusive: Ben Affleck Talks Flying Solo at the 'Justice League' Premiere

“For me, it was awful to see the extent of these terrible crimes, and it was hideous,” Affleck said. “I haven’t worked for Harvey for more than 15 years, but nonetheless I felt this attachment. I did movies like Good Will Hunting and Shakespeare in Love and Chasing Amy and some of the early movies that I really
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Stephen Colbert Puts Ben Affleck in the Hot Seat, Asks About Groping Accusation — Watch

Stephen Colbert Puts Ben Affleck in the Hot Seat, Asks About Groping Accusation — Watch
Ben Affleck has been making the press rounds promoting his second turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Warner Bros. superhero tentpole “Justice League,” and he was put in the hot seat during his interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Colbert asked the actor about Harvey Weinstein and his own sexual harassment accusation from “Trl” host and “One Tree Hill” actress Hilarie Burton, to which affleck responded, “This is a comedy show, correct?”

Read More:Ben Affleck Jokes About Sexual Harassment in Hollywood During ‘Justice League’ Interview — Watch

Affleck noted that he hadn’t worked with Weinstein in nearly 15 years when the harassment and abuse allegations against the former studio head started being made. The actor reiterated that he was not aware of Weinstein’s alleged abuse and expressed remorse over the fact that he was making movies with Weinstein while women were suffering because of the executive’s behavior.
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Ben Affleck Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Calls Harvey Weinstein Scandal ‘Hideous’

  • ET Canada
Ben Affleck spoke about the groping allegations made against him as he appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday. Affleck, 45, was accused of groping Hilarie Burton’s breast during an appearance on MTV’s “Total Request Live” years ago, and has since issued a statement to apologize. Colbert, 53, brought up the allegations […]
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Ben Affleck Addresses Claim He Groped Trl Host and Calls for Men to Take Accountability Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Ben Affleck Addresses Claim He Groped Trl Host and Calls for Men to Take Accountability Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims
Ben Affleck is hoping the onslaught of sexual harassment and assault allegations coming out against people like movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, director Brett Ratner, actor Kevin Spacey and even himself make men more accountable for their actions and more aware of the obstacles women have to face.

The 45-year-old Justice League star spoke out about the sexual misconduct scandals that have been making headlines in recent weeks during an appearance on Thursday’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, admitting that they have opened his eyes.

“I thought I had a sense of the scope of the problem and I
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Ben Affleck Cracked a Sexual Harassment Joke and No One's Happy

Ben Affleck Cracked a Sexual Harassment Joke and No One's Happy
Ben Affleck is in hot water once again. The Justice League star was subject to fallout in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, accused of groping actress Hilarie Burton's breasts on Trl back in 2003. He apologized for his behavior, but considering how many sexual harassment allegations have been surfacing lately, it's a touchy subject. Especially when someone whose behavior has been called into question. That's why so many people are mad at Affleck right now, as he recently made a sexual harassment joke that quite a few consider to be in poor taste.

The cast of Justice League were being interviewed by MTV. At one point, the cast was asked who they'd like to see join the team. Ben Affleck calls out Black Canary, saying they could use more women on the team. Then Katana's name is brought up. Henry Cavill says Supergirl. The interviewer then asked what
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