Posts Tagged ‘MTV’

SHOCKING NEWS: MTV TO START SHOWING MUSIC VIDEOS AGAIN

March 31, 2009

 

In an interview with the New York Times today, the cable television network MTV announced it is going back to its roots and will start playing music videos again. On the other hand, the “AMTV” block will only run only six hours a day from 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays.

RUSSELL BRAND: THE UNCUT VERSION

September 11, 2008

RUSSELL BRAND

Who’s the “retarded cowboy” now?

MTV has received an enormous amount of criticism for the performance of British comedian Russell Brand at the VMA’s last week. Even CNN did an entire afternoon segment slamming Brand’s controversial performance at the awards show. At those Video Music Awards, Brand called President Bush a “retarded cowboy” who “couldn’t be trusted with a pair of scissors.”

The now corporate MTV seems genuinely shocked over the furor, but they probably should have seen it coming. Brand is a former crack and heroin addict who was fired from British MTV after showing up for work September 12, 2001 dressed as Osama Bin Laden.

What’s amazing is MTV apparently censored Brand for the event so he wouldn’t be so offensive. The network actually cut out at least one of Brand’s routines that criticized vp candidate Sarah Palin. According to the Daily Telegraph, the joke involves Palin’s pregnant young daughter and the electric chair. It goes something like this:

 

Sarah Palin is forcing her teenage daughter to have a baby because she is so anti-abortion. However, since she’s a Republican she’s going to give her the electric chair for “being such a little slut.”