2009 MTV Video Music Awards Live Blog

September 13, 2009

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— Trailer of Michael Jackson’s This Is It concert movie

Jay Z and Alicia Keys perform the closing performance

— Video of the Year: BeyonceSingle Ladies” .. Beyonce in a very classy move lets Taylor Swift finish her acceptance speech

Pink performs with some faux nudity and 50 feet in the air.. i think this is Pink’s audition tape for ringling brothers..

— Best Rap Video: EminemWe Made You

Muse plays live from the Walter Kerr Theater in NYC

— Best Male Video: TI “Whatever You Like”.. Diddy accepts on his behalf

Diddy’s suit looks painted on

Beyonce on stage for some booty shaking.. strap in those seatbelts

— extended New Moon Trailer being shown.. I can’t wait for the reaction vids to hit youtube tomorrow

— ugh.. Pitbull not a good live performer at all

Green Day perform and bring up fans on stage.. this can’t end well

— Best Pop Video: Britney Spears Womanizer

Lady Gaga performs a medley of Poker Face and Papparazzi

— Taylor Swift performing in a subway car.. its certainly not live but cool to watch.. let’s hope she used purrell before hand

— Best Rock Video: Green Day21 Guns

— WOW!! Kanye West just comes on stage, takes the mind out of Taylor Swift’s hand and says Beyonce had the best video of the year. People are stunned and the camera quickly cut away to a promo.

— Best Female Video goes to Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”

Wale is the house band for tonights show

— yaaaawwwwnn.. wake me up when Russell gets off the stage.

Russell Brand takes the stage for the official monologue.. celebrities are bracing themselves

Katy Perry singing Queen – “We Will Rock You” with Joe Perry from Aerosmith on guitar

Janet Jackson appears, crowd goes wild

— i think we’ve found ourselves in the midst of Michael Jackson dance off

— and we’re off.. Madonna has taken the stage and a MJ tribute is about to start off the show


2009 Fall TV Preview

September 12, 2009

As the leaves begin to change color and the temperature starts to chill, we have one important question on our minds… what new fall shows to watch? Well never fear, the fine folks here at CPT have compiled a list of the hottest new shows this season as well as some strong series’ you may have been sleeping on, its our 2009 Fall TV Preview!

Monday’s:

The Jay Leno Show (Premieres September 14 @ 10 pm NBC)

Maybe the most talked about new show to debut this fall, Jay Leno moves to primetime 5 days a week for an hour long show that will include comedy, politics, interviews, and the wacky bits we’ve grown accustomed to on the Tonight Show. It’s really 50/50 on if this show is going to survive past its first year or so, but NBC has a LOT riding on it.

The Big Bang Theory (Premiere September 21 @ 9:30 pm CBS)

With the new time change I am praying that the Big Bang Theory doesn’t see a ratings dip. It’s hands down my favorite show/comedy on TV as the last 2 year’s have been solid and it’s hard to find a show with such an endearing cast. I urge you to check this one out if you haven’t already done so, the most witty well written show on television.

House (Premieres September 21 @ 8 pm on FOX)

House is a staple for Fox and one of its few successful drama’s. Hugh Laurie embodies the character of Greg House and the supporting cast is very well rounded. Although I do miss Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar) being with the show.

Tuesday:

Sons of Anarchy (Premieres September 8 at 10 on FX)

One of the hottest new shows on cable. Chronicling the adventures of a biker gang, Sons of Anarchy is one of the manliest shows on TV, something our readers will certainly relate to.

So You Think You Can Dance (September September 29 at 9 pm on FOX)

The hot dance show was such a hit this summer that Fox is quickly turning it around for another season in the fall.

The Biggest Loser (September 15 at 8 pm on NBC)

Watching fat people lose weight for 2 hours has never been so fun. This weight loss challenge show has historically done well on NBC and this will most likely be another season of success.

Wednesday:

Glee (September 9 at 9 pm on FOX)

If strong numbers (10 million), good reviews and early fan coalitions have anything to say about it, “Glee” might be next season’s first hit. FOX debuted the pilot last May after American Idol and the reception has been hot for this show based on a High School Glee Club in a suburban American town.

Cougar Town (Premieres September 23 at 10 pm on ABC)

Courtney Cox Arquette has generally done a good job of choosing shows since Friends. Unfortunately they never seem to last very long and she’s on to the next one. Maybe Cougar Town will break this cycle as everybody loves a good milf story.

Thursday:

FlashForward (Premieres Thursday September 24 on ABC)

This show is maybe my most anticipated for the season. The show follows what happens to a group of characters after the entire world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, and everyone presumably gets a glimpse at what their lives look like in six months’ time. It’s natural disaster theme will be sure to please action fans and drama fans alike.

Community (Thursday September 17 on NBC)

The new show featuring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase about a lawyer who goes to teach at a community college. Part of NBC’s Thursday comedy night.

Also premiering September 17 on NBC is The Office, Parks and Recreation, and SNL Weekend Update

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Premieres September 17 at 10 pm on FX)

This show has been an underground hit for 4 seasons. Starting its 5th on FX next week, It’s Always Sunny has a vibe of a younger Curb Your Enthusiasm to it.

Friday:

Southland (September 25 at 9 pm on NBC)

NBC’s cop drama enters its second season. The reviews were very good on the short season last year and it should hopefully develop into a stronger show with a full season of episode’s behind it.

Dollhouse (September 25 at 9 pm on FOX)

Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse is also entering its second season. As a mid season replacement last year the critics were quite skeptical on how this show would fare. Eliza Dushku holds it together well with Whedon’s writing. The friday timeslot is usually a death sentence, but this should prob stick around for the full year.


Sony introducing 3D TV’s in 2010

September 2, 2009

video of Sony’s 3D tv prototype from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year

This is going to be an absolute game changer. We’ve seen a ton of new movies being filmed in 3D and it seems that every corner movie theater has an imax screen, but introducing the technology into your living room is going to change the way television is seen as a medium. Sony is the first to introduce this tech, but I expect every other major manufacturer to be quickly in tow. Here’s the full report from IGN:

In January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sony gave the tech industry a glimpse of the future of their Bravia series HDTVs with a number of prototype 3D-displays. At the time, Sony was reluctant to offer any information about the technology at work or even an estimate of release range, but now it seems the company is ready to start talking seriously about consumer model 3D displays. Presenting at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin this week, Sony announced their plans to bring the first series of 3D-capable Bravia displays by year-end 2010. As we’ve seen with the NVIDIA 3D Vision system, the HDTVs will require users to wear active shutter glasses. According to Sony, the PlayStation 3 will be spearheading the company’s 3D technology directive and will integrate seamlessly with the new displays. Other supported products are expected to include the company’s Vaio series computers and future Blu-ray players.

MCV reports that Sony’s Howard Stringer told audiences at IFA that 3DTVs will be in every home by the end of 2010. Additionally, sources have told MCV that Sony has overseen internal production of specialized 3D games for the PlayStation 3 expected to release as the technology gains more widespread implementation.

Unfortunately, tech specifics have not been revealed at this time, however, it seems our original assessment from CES still holds; the new 3D displays are likely to incorporate stereoscopic drivers that are capable of creating a 3D image from any 1080p source connected via HDMI. As for pricing, it seems safe to assume that Sony’s new 3D displays will cost upwards of $2,000 or $3,000 initially.


Cast your vote for the Ultimate Spike Girl

August 18, 2009

SpikeTV_0Spike TV is looking for the Ultimate Spike Girl, a girl who can hang with the boys but looks like a model. We’re the ultimate men’s website, so who better to team up with than the ultimate channel for men, Spike TV!

You can cast your vote at http://www.spike.com/girls-of-spike

This girl plays WoW: http://www.spike.com/spike-girl/501187

This one plays Mortal Kombat: http://www.spike.com/spike-girl/500962

and this one has a backside I could eat breakfast off of: http://www.spike.com/spike-girl/501183

The final 10 will compete in a television special on Spike TV called “The Ultimate Spike Girl Finale” to determine the winner. The lucky girl that comes out on top will be awarded a Spike.com talent contract to represent Spike.com at events around the globe. Tune into Spike.com August 17th and make sure that your voice is heard!


Reno 911 Cancelled

August 14, 2009

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Comedy Central fans will be quite upset about this news:

After six seasons and a feature film, Reno 911! has come to an end. Co-creator and star Thomas Lennon (Jim Dangle) broke the news on Twitter, writing, “Reno 911! was cancelled at 1:30 pm today. Won’t be wearing the shorts again.”

While I loved the show originally, I kind of fell off the last couple of years. Mainly because I never knew when it was on. I am certainly sad to see it go though and hope Comedy Central isn’t going to load up more of its cheaply produced michael and michael or Tosh shows to fill the gap.


Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove on Family Guy

August 13, 2009

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In the wake of producing an abortion-themed episode FOX has decided not to air, Family Guy is going to take a trip over to the conservative side for another upcoming installment. The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd reveals that some big Republican names — including talk show host Rush Limbaugh and Bush administration key player Karl Rove — will be guest starring on the animated series.

The episode involves the liberal Brian becoming bored and frustrated with Barack Obama in office, feeling he has nothing to complain about. His solution? Become a Republican and begin taking advice from the likes of Limbaugh.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane tells the Reporter, “Family Guy tends to be very liberal because its written by liberals. So we thought lets give the other side some face time. So we put it out there to a lot of Republicans — ‘we’re doing this show, who wants in?’– and we got some bites. I’m sure the reaction from some will be ‘you monsters, how could you have Karl Rove on your show?'”


MTV Announces New Line Up

August 12, 2009

MTV has greenlighted a slate of scripted and reality series and has renewed three freshman shows.

The network said Tuesday that it has ordered to series “Downtown Girls,” “Megadrive,” the Ashton Kutcher-produced “American Idiots,” the scripted comedy “Hard Times” and an untitled comedy/variety project starring Rob Hoffman.

On the renewal front, the freshmen “She Really Going Out With Him?” — inspired by the site Hot Chicks With Douchebags — and “Silent Library,” based on a Japanese game show, have each been picked up for 20 episodes. “Teen Cribs,” an offshoot of the network’s venerable series “MTV Cribs,” has been picked up for 40 episodes.

“Hard Times,” which has received a 12-episode order, marks the first single-camera comedy series for MTV and the first scripted series order under the current revamping of the MTV brand. It follows the recent announcement of the channel’s development slate that includes other scripted projects, including an animated comedy from Seth Meyers and a sketch comedy from Jamie Foxx.

“We’re really serious about giving our viewers new and diversified MTV,” president of programming Tony DiSanto said.

He called “Hard Times” ” ‘Superbad’ for MTV” and “the right one to relaunch scripted programming for the channel.”

— “Hard Times,” which hails from director David Katzenberg and writer Seth Grahame-Smith, stars Paul Iacono as a late-blooming loser struggling to navigate the minefield of being 15.

— The untitled Rob Hoffman show, described as “In Living Color” for the digital age, featuring multihyphenate Hoffman (“Step Up 2: The Streets”) tackling reality, comedy, sketch and variety. Hoffman is exec producing with Michael Baum of Impression Entertainment.

— “American Idiots,” described as an extreme reality series featuring a cast of ‘Idiots’ who re-enact popular viral videos for cash prizes. Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, Rod Aissa and Karey Burke of Katalyst are executive producing.

— “Downtown Girls,” a reality sitcom chronicling the real-life exploits of five twentysomethings in New York: a whip-smart vlogger/blogger, an aspiring lawyer, a chic boutique owner, a hip music executive and a bride-to-be. Rico Martinez, Dan Lindau, Brooke Posch and Conan Smith of Crossroads TV are executive producing.

— “Megadrive,” a reality comedy that follows thrill-seeking host Johnny Pemberton across the country as he tries to master the most extreme rides on land, sea and air. Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn of Lion TV are executive producing. The ‘new and diversified’ MTVNet beefs up slate, sets first single-camera comedy seriesBy Nellie Andreeva

Source: THR