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Worthington natives sell television pilot to MTV

February 18, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Worthington natives Cy Amundson and Joel Hoekstra recently sold a TV pilot to MTV. Continue Reading

Fifth season of ‘Jersey Shore’ premieres Thursday

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Back at the shore for season 5, “Jersey Shore” returns Thursday to MTV with all the usual suspects: Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Nicole Cortese and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. Continue Reading

Reality star JWOWW says TSA singled her out at Fargo airport

November 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Reality television star JWOWW says on her official Twitter account that she was “treated like a criminal” when airport security officers singled her out for a pat down in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Poll: Online slurs OK when just joking, young people believe

September 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Jaded by the Internet free-for-all, teens and 20-somethings shrug off offensive words and name-calling that would probably appall their parents, teachers and future bosses. Seventy-one percent say people are more likely to use slurs online or in text messages than in person, and only about half say they are likely to ask someone using such language online to stop. Continue Reading

Beyonce-Jay-Z baby upstages Katy Perry’s MTV Video Music Awards win

August 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In an instant, Beyonce and her soon-to-be child managed to overshadow the night’s events. Continue Reading

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Winehouse Tribute to Highlight VMA Awards

August 28, 2011 in WDAZ

(AP) – Amy Winehouse never appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards during her short but celebrated career. Still, Sunday’s show will take a break from its planned circus atmosphere to pay tribute to the British singer, who died a month ago after years of substance abuse. Continue Reading

Coroner’s report: ‘Jackass’ star died from Pa. crash’s impact, fire

June 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“Jackass” daredevil Ryan Dunn and his passenger died from the impact of the violent car crash and the resulting fire, according to a coroner’s report Tuesday. Continue Reading

‘Jersey Shore’ network banks on sweet Christian girl from Minnesota

May 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lenay Dunn just finished her first year with MTV’s “10 on Top,” a weekly recap of pop-culture highlights that was supposed to be co-hosted by Justin Bieber. When “the fever” broke out, Dunn was left doing a solo act. Not that she needs any help. Continue Reading

Snooki’s ball drop to ring in 2011 from New Jersey

December 31, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

MTV’s plan to put “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi inside a ball to drop from the network’s Times Square headquarters has been dropped after an objection by the group that oversees the world-famous celebration. But Snooki will still drop in as part of “The MTV New Year’s Bash.” Her stunt has been relocated to Seaside Heights, N.J. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift, Kanye West confirm the hype at the VMAs

September 13, 2010 in West Central Tribune

He derided himself as a jerk; she told him he wasn’t as bad as his misdeeds. He gave a sarcastic ode to his boorish behavior; she sang of an opportunity to grow from a very public stumble.
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