Mtv Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


13th February 2015

Fact: One of the stars of MTV's reality show 16 & Pregnant has been arrested for prostitution. Valerie Fairman was picked up by police officers in Delaware after they allegedly spotted her walking the streets during a sting operation. She was one of eight women arrested, according to Tmz.com.


19th December 2014

Quote: "I was very panicked. I contemplated not going out at all but I didn't want to let Jessie and Ari down and do that to them and ruin their moment. I wanted to crawl under a freaking rock. But when you're in a situation like that, you think everyone could see the panic on your face, but when I got off the stage they said I handled it well." Nicki Minaj almost didn't take the stage for her performance of Bang Bang with Jessie J and Ariana Grande during the MTV Vmas in August (14) after her dress broke during a costume change.


4th September 2014

Fact: Demi Lovato, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias are among the celebrities who will be featured in an upcoming documentary series for MTV called The Ride. The 10-part show will take a closer look at the musicians' key incidents in their careers and what they regard as their "breakthrough moment". The Ride is set to premiere internationally in October (14).


11th June 2014

Fact: British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran took part in a musical game on Tv by converting iconic hip-hop anthems into country tracks during an appearance on Live From MTV this week (beg09Jun14), picking out rap song titles from a cowboy hat and transforming them into a country style. Sheeran, armed with just his guitar, successfully transformed Jay Z's classic 99 Problems and All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled, as well as R. Kelly's Ignition (Remix).


6th June 2014

Fact: Rockers Linkin Park will headline a new MTV awards show and music festival at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California next month (Jul14). The network will host the inaugural mtvU Fandom Awards and the Mtv Fan Fest on the first day of the annual event in July (14).


18th May 2014

Quote: "I would absolutely not ever do reality Tv again... (But) I am blessed that I did have that show. It allowed people to come into my life, and to know me as a person, and I owe a lot of my support - my fans came from that because people could relate to me." Pop star Jessica Simpson has no regrets about appearing on MTV reality show Newlyweds with her ex-husband Nick Lachey during the early 2000s. The couple divorced in 2006, three years after the programme premiered.


3rd April 2014

Fact: Moviemaker Wes Craven is returning to the Scream franchise he helped create to direct the pilot episode of a new Tv drama based on his films, which will debut on MTV later this year (14).


10th December 2013

Fact: Pop newcomer Lorde has ended 2013 on a high after landing the Woman of the Year honour from officials at MTV's college channel, MtvU. She shares the title with Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis, who has claimed the Man of the Year title.


18th October 2013

Quote: "I think we have to remember people must be able to express themselves. Music is an artform, it's not made to be politically correct, it's made to be (an) expression. I think she's very talented. I don't think that she's hurt anyone. I mean, I saw a 50 year old kiss two girls on that same stage before and no one said anything." Rapper Nelly had no problems with Miley Cyrus' provocative performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (13), pointing out Madonna also shocked audiences in 2003 during her Mtv Vmas set when she locked lips with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.


17th October 2013

Fact: Miley Cyrus is making a return to the MTV stage. The We Can't Stop hitmaker will be joining Katy Perry and The Killers to perform at the Mtv Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 10 November (13).


25th September 2013

Quote: "That was our MTV version. We could have even gone further, but we didn't. I thought that's what the Vmas were all about! It's not the Grammys or the Oscars. You're not supposed to show up in a gown... I wasn't trying to be sexy. If I was trying to be sexy, I could have been sexy. I can dance a lot better than I was dancing. I look like a little creature." Miley Cyrus continues to play down the fuss surrounding her racy, headline-grabbing performance at the Mtv Video Music Awards last month (Aug13).


12th September 2013

Quote: "We went to the studio with Kanye. (The song's) about done. It's about there. It sounds crazy too." Producer Mike WiLL Made It confirms to MTV that Kanye West has recruited Miley Cyrus to appear on the remix of his track Black Skinhead.


26th August 2013

Quote: "It was a matter of time. Everybody would ask us, 'When are you guys going to do something?' First of all, it was the worst kept secret ever, (but) Justin gave me a buzz and he said, 'Hey man, listen, I'm getting this award and they have given me a pile of time to perform and we started our careers at MTV and I think we should get the band back together.'" J.C. Chasez on how the 'N Sync reunion at the Mtv Video Music Awards came together.


26th August 2013

Tweet: "Things I learned watching the #Vmas2013: There's nothing you can do with a foam finger that you can't air on MTV." Actor James Van Der Beek pokes fun at Miley Cyrus' provocative use of a giant foam hand during her performance of Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke at the Mtv Video Music Awards on Sunday night (25Aug13).


9th July 2013

Fact: Former reality Tv star Talan Torriero is engaged. The actor, who was a regular on MTV's Laguna Beach with his pals Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari, is set to marry his longtime girlfriend Danielle Suroski after proposing over the weekend (06Jul13). Torriero was previously engaged to Rod Stewart's daughter, Kimberly, and was also linked to Nicole Scherzinger.


15th April 2013

Tweet: "Happy birthday @emwatson, miss you daily dear, Wish the best of luck, you looked so amazing on @MTV yesterday." Emma Watson's Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe wishes his actress pal a happy 23rd birthday the day after she picked up the Trailblazer Award at the Mtv Movie Awards.


15th April 2013

Quote: "I'm a bit surprised that they asked me to host - and so is MTV. They thought I was Adele." Comedienne Rebel Wilson jokes about her Mtv Movie Awards hosting gig.


7th April 2013

Fact: Singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat is selling off her California home in the San Fernando Valley. The property, which featured on an episode of MTV's Cribs, has been placed on the market for $1.4 million (£875,000), reports Tmz.com.


30th January 2013

Quote: "I try to never look back at how I dressed in the first few seasons of Laguna Beach because it was pretty bad... This past summer, MTV replayed every episode and I would always see it and be like, 'Ahh, noo!' I wore these capri denim pants a lot and they were so bad." Reality Tv star Lauren Conrad hates looking back at her fashion disasters.


9th January 2013

Quote: "Emma Stone, who I've worked with before, we get a little goofy around each other. So it was hard for us to be dramatic." Ryan Gosling tells MTV he struggled to keep a straight face as he filmed scenes with the red-headed beauty for their new crime film Gangster Squad. The pair previously teamed up for 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love.


29th November 2012

Fact: The U.S. version of hit British comedy The Inbetweeners has been axed after one season. The 12-episode series, which aired in America on MTV, failed to attract enough viewers.


22nd November 2012

Quote: "That one actually wasn't one of (them) we were supposed to be recording. We went in to record a different one of his... and then (they) played it to us in the session when we were supposed to record something else and we said, 'Alright, we want to record that now.'" Singer Harry Styles reveals to MTV.com that British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran initially had no intention of giving One Direction the ballad Little Things.


2nd November 2012

Fact: Twilight co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reunited on Thursday (01Nov12) to give their first joint Tv interview since the actress admitted to romancing her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in July (12). Stewart has since reconciled with Pattinson, and the couple were joined by co-star Taylor Lautner as they chatted to MTV about the franchise finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.


11th September 2012

Fact: Alicia Keys is to play a one-off free show in Manchester, England later this month (Sep12). The singer will perform at the city's cathedral as part of the MTV Crashes Manchester event on 24 September(12).


7th September 2012

Tweet: "Oh that was The Wanted?!? I didn't even know! They're mad cute!" Rapper Nicki Minaj had no idea who the boyband was when she accepted her MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video from the hitmakers on Thursday (06Sep12).


7th September 2012

Fact: MTV Video Music Awards host Kevin Hart was introduced at the ceremony as "the future president of the United States". The comedian was escorted to the stage by a security team made up of little people. He joked, "I think Mtv made a mistake; I told Mtv I was gonna need a little security and I think they took it literally. They actually got me little security."


7th September 2012

Fact: Cheeky rapper A$Ap Rocky landed himself an unexpected prize at the MTV Video Music Awards when he grabbed Rihanna's butt as they opened the Mtv Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday (06Sep12) with a performance of Cockiness.


7th September 2012

Tweet: "For the record whoever is promoting me at a club in LA for a MTV party could you stop. I'm not having a party tonight! No Party!" Sean Combs urged fans to avoid an unofficial Mtv Video Music Awards bash promising his appearance in Los Angeles on Thursday night (06Sep12).


7th September 2012

Quote: "Congratulations on making what is gonna be the hottest and probably coolest baby ever." KE$HA congratulates her MTV Video Music Awards co-presenter Wiz Khalifa after he and fiancee Amber Rose went public with their baby news at the prizegiving on Thursday (06Sep12).


7th September 2012

Tweet: "Vma dressing room report: exceptional snack selection. Score." Taylor Swift is impressed with the backstage treats at the MTV Video Music Awards.


7th September 2012

Fact: British boy band One Direction have picked up their first MTV Video Music Award. The group's What Makes You Beautiful promo was voted the Most Share-Worthy Video minutes before the prizegiving ceremony began in Los Angeles with a medley performance by Rihanna, who wowed fans when she ran into the audience to sing the opening verse of her We Found Love hit.


7th September 2012

Quote: "I'm doing better. It was a little rough... I've always had a parasite inside my body and this time he decided to dance a little bit more." Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong on the virus that struck him down and forced the band to scrap a show in Italy on Sunday night (02Sep12). The rocker was treated for dehydration in hospital, but bounced back for the group's scheduled performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday (06Sep12).


5th September 2012

Fact: This year's (12) MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will start an hour earlier than usual to avoid the TV broadcast clashing with a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday (06Sep12).


10th June 2012

Quote: "I just kept thinking, 'Thor's got this big magical hammer, forged from the heart of a dying star... and Potter's got a wooden stick...!' Put us in a cave; we should sort that out properly." Chris Hemsworth is a little upset his Thor lost out on the Best Hero Award at the MTV Movie Awards to Daniel Radcliffe's boy wizard.


7th June 2012

Quote: "I am a cryer. I cry very easily. That was one of those moments when the video came on and the second I saw Steve's face at the beginning, I just started weeping. And then Jim Carrey came on and I went absolutely ballistic. Pretty much everyone just made me cry, in succession." Actress Emma Stone was moved to tears by the funny tributes made by friends and former co-stars Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey, Mila Kunis and Octavia Spencer at the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday (03Jun12), when she was presented with the inaugural Trailblazer Award.


4th June 2012

Quote: "When I came onstage, some random heckler in the crowd said something vulgar to Mila. So that's why I got a little upset. I did say somebody was going to get slapped, but I figure it's Sunday, I went to church, I'm feeling forgiving right now." Mark Wahlberg has forgiven the heckler who interrupted Mila Kunis during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (03Jun12).


4th June 2012

Tweet: "Felt great to be there! Awesome to see so many friends... Thank you MTV Movie Awards." Charlie Sheen had a blast presenting a trophy at the Los Angeles prizegiving on Sunday (03Jun12).


4th June 2012

Quote: "The last time I did an MTV Awards show I did end up marrying someone that was there. So tonight I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for my next wife." Mtv Movie Awards host Russell Brand makes light of the way he met his soon-to-be ex-wife Katy Perry. The couple wed a year after meeting at the 2009 Mtv Video Music Awards, but the funnyman filed for divorce in December (11).


4th June 2012

Tweet: "I'm gonna make cookie dough and sneak it into the MTV Movie Awards tonight. Go Hunger Games!" Actress Elizabeth Banks will be snacking throughout the Mtv extravaganza on Sunday (03Jun12), where her blockbuster is nominated for eight trophies.


1st June 2012

Fact: Johnny Depp will be honoured with the Generation Award at Sunday's (03Jun12) MTV Movie Awards.


10th May 2012

Fact: Russell Brand is to host this year's (12) MTV Movie Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on 3 June. The British funnyman has hosted the Mtv Video Music Awards twice before.


7th March 2012

Tweet: "Wow... I'm reading all of your tweets and I'm beyond speechless at all the amazing and positive feedback... Wow. So grateful!!!! Thank you!!" Demi Lovato thanks her fans for watching her MTV documentary, Stay Strong, which aired in the U.S. on Tuesday (06Mar12).


1st February 2012

Fact: Emerging singer Conor Maynard has fought off competition from stars including Lana Del Rey to be named the winner of MTV's Brand New: For 2012 competition. Maynard landed 50 per cent of the votes to find the act tipped for stardom this year (12).


18th January 2012

Quote: "If it wasn't for cocaine I don't think the band would have played every state in the United States nine times in seven years. There was no MTV back then... Peruvian marching powder (cocaine); it was like, 'Iowa, three in a row? Gimme that...' It's what we did." Steven Tyler on how hard drugs helped Aerosmith develop a reputation for being a hard-working band.


16th December 2011

Fact: Katy Perry has been crowned MTV's first ever Artist of the Year. The singer beat Adele, whose Rolling in the Deep was chosen as the top song of 2011.


13th December 2011

Quote: "You'd call MTV and you'd say, 'Hey, you know that Sting video... where the girl's dancing, the blonde one, yeah... What's her phone number?' And they'd give it to you... I was watching the Iran-Contra hearings and I saw Oliver North's secretary and I thought she looked good in the pearls... It was harder to get through to the Pentagon... but I was not to be denied. Eventually I found the target." Actor Rob Lowe on the days he used to date women he spotted on TV.


21st November 2011

Fact: Actress Rose McGowan won a $100,000 (£62,500) bet after showing up to the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998 with then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson in a completely sheer dress. A pal bet the Scream star wouldn't have the guts to wear the frock, which showed off her breasts and bare backside, but she proved the friend wrong by donning the skimpy outfit.


8th November 2011

Tweet: "i think i am sick:( Belfast was 2 cold 4 my Israeli blood.....! staying in bed tonight." Supermodel Bar Refaeli is suffering after attending the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (06Nov11).


7th November 2011

Tweet: "@justinbieber just gave me a High5!!! Why am I not 14???!" Supermodel Bar Refaeli was excited to have met Justin Bieber at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sunday (06Nov11).


19th October 2011

Fact: Rockers Queen will receive the Global Icon award at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). The British band will also perform at the ceremony in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 6 November (11).


23rd September 2011

Fact: Singer Chris Brown lived up to his promise to reward the fan who turned in his lost watch at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (11) by inviting her to his concert in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brown gave the woman two tickets and invited her to hang out with him backstage before the show.


19th September 2011

Quote: "It was really difficult to conceal, but now it's out, it's been great." Pregnant superstar Beyonce is enjoying flaunting her baby bump after revealing her big news at the MTV Video Music Awards last month (Aug11).


12th September 2011

Quote: "The first time I saw that footage it was incredibly emotional. I think just because he's smiling and you just think, 'If he just could've pulled through.'" Eddie Vedder on watching footage of him dancing backstage with tragic Kurt Cobain at the MTV Video Music Awards in Cameron Crowe's new Pearl Jam 20th anniversary documentary.


8th September 2011

Quote: "I was super stoked that she was there because had she not been there, I would have been the oldest person at the VMAs." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl was thrilled to see veteran actress Cloris Leachman at the MTV Video Music Awards.


8th September 2011

Fact: Reality TV star-turned-designer Lauren Conrad is selling the Hollywood home featured on her MTV show The Hills. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom pad also features a detached guest house, and is on the market for $2.25 million (£1.4 million), reports Tmz.com.


6th September 2011

Quote: "I did not know that she was going to announce it, so I was sitting at a lunch with someone and they said, 'Oh, Beyonce's pregnant?' and I was like, 'No she's not, where did you here that?' And they were like, 'No, she she said it.' When she needs me, I'm there, 100 per cent... She's very happy." Gwyneth Paltrow on learning that pal Beyonce had announced her baby news at the MTV Video Music Awards.


1st September 2011

Tweet: "Watching the Vma tribute again... truly love it. Still stunned to have received the Video Vanguard Award and Best Pop Video." Britney Spears thoroughly enjoyed the most-watched MTV Video Music Awards ever. The singer picked up the Best Pop Video prize and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honour at the event on Sunday (28Aug11).


30th August 2011

Tweet: "Dear @justinbieber, please consider Snakes on a Plane 3D. Me, you & your tiny snake. Got the idea when you brought it to the Vma's. #iloveit" Glee star Dianna Agron pokes fun at the teen superstar after he joked about his "snake" named "Johnson" while on the 'black' carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (28Aug11).


30th August 2011

Fact: Beyonce's pregnancy news at the MTV Video Music Awards became a hot topic on Twitter.com. The superstar's big reveal prompted a record-breaking 8,868 tweets-per-second on the social networking website after the singer announced she was expecting her first child with rapper husband Jay Z.


30th August 2011

Fact: The MTV Video Music Awards telecast was a big hit for the cable music network - 12.4 million people tuned in, making the ceremony the biggest show in the network's history. The previous record was set by the 2002 Mtv VMAs.


29th August 2011

Quote: "I think she'll be an incredible mother, because she's always been motherly. I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it's going to be so natural for her. Its natural for her now!" Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland on pal Beyonce's pregnancy. The pop star revealed the baby news during her performance at the MTV Vma's on Sunday (28Aug11).


29th August 2011

Fact: Nicki Minaj arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a colourful surgical mask, a mirrored, spiky basque and a pink and yellow candyfloss-inspired hairdo.


29th August 2011

Fact: Katy Perry was the first artist to be nominated for four different videos in the same year at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (28Aug11).


29th August 2011

Tweet: "I couldn't watch the Amy tribute at the VMAs. I hope it was done in good taste." Late singer Amy Winehouse's father Mitch avoided coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (28Aug11), during which stars including Russell Brand, Bruno Mars and Tony Bennett pay tribute to his daughter, who died last month (Jul11).


29th August 2011

Fact: Rockers Black Veil Brides turned up at the MTV Video Music Awards dressed as Kiss.


29th August 2011

Quote: "Now this is the time where you wanna interrupt me, Kanye. How you doin' boo?" Katy Perry pokes fun at the rapper as the odd couple collected the Best Collaboration honour at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (28Aug11). West infamously ruined Taylor Swift's big night at the event in 2009 when he took to the stage to protest her Best Female Video win.


29th August 2011

Fact: Britney Spears' video alter-egos hit the stage together at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (28Aug11) as part of a dance tribute to the pop superstar.


29th August 2011

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dedicated his band's first MTV Video Music Award to the cable TV network's former Ceo Judy MCGrath, who resigned from her post earlier this year (11). The group won Best Rock Video for Walk at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night (28Aug11).


29th August 2011

Quote: "I'm trying to crush everybody. No disrespect, (I want to) crush them and do what I do." Rapper Wiz Khalifa is determined to land the Best New Artist prize at Sunday's (28Aug11) MTV Video Music Awards.


29th August 2011

Tweet: "Too many dress options! #vmagirlproblems!!!" Katy Perry is facing a fashion dilemma ahead of Sunday night's (28Aug11) MTV Video Music Awards.


28th August 2011

Tweet: "The Vma's. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand. f**k you Vma's." Maroon 5 star Adam Levine will not be attending Sunday's (28Aug11) Mtv Video Music Awards.


20th August 2011

Quote: "In my free time I prefer to do nothing and sit on the couch and watch TV. I have to confess that my guilty pleasure is Jersey Shore." Beyonce can't get enough of the hit MTV reality show.


19th August 2011

Fact: Lady GaGa stripped down her performance for a promotional advert for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards later this month (Aug11) - the star takes off her bra while playing the piano.


5th August 2011

Fact: Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds raised a laugh on U.S. TV's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (04Aug11) when he donned a cropped blonde wig and bared a toothless smile to take part in the comedian's mini-sketch series Pearls of Wisdom with Goat Leg Greg and Gilvin of the Tree. The funny skit pokes fun at the stars of MTV reality show Jersey Shore.


3rd August 2011

Fact: R&B superstar Usher had the honour of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday (01Aug11) to mark cable network MTV's 30th anniversary.


30th July 2011

Fact: Fashion-forward Lady GaGa unveiled a mock baby-wear range during an appearance on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's U.S. chat show on Thursday (28Jul11). She posed for a photoshoot with babies wearing garments including a mini take on the famous meat dress she wore to last year's (10) MTV Video Music Awards, a bubble dress similar to one she donned on her 2009 The Fame Ball Tour, and a sparkly green leotard.


22nd July 2011

Fact: Katy Perry has ditched her dark locks and returned to her blonde roots. The pop star debuted her new lighter hairstyle during an appearance on America's MTV News on Thursday (21Jul11).


21st July 2011

Tweet: "Omg (Oh my God)! I just got word that I'm nominated for 9 MTV Video Music Awards!!! I'm kinda speechless/nervous/turned on! Now it's up to you to vote!" Katy Perry is delighted with her impressive haul of nods at next month's (Aug11) Mtv Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.


1st July 2011

Quote: "I met him at the MTV Movie Awards... He's got this presence like Buddha, he's like the young prince... I went up to say hi and the security guard's like, 'Woah, woah...' He's ready to take me down and Bieber just does this two-finger wave, like, 'He's OK'... He's like a 16-year-old (Frank) Sinatra." Shia LaBeouf on meeting Justin Bieber.


8th June 2011

Quote: "I went online and saw that they were making evening gowns, and I was pleasantly surprised. A lot of them looked like they could accommodate a pregnancy, and I'm pregnant." Bryce Dallas Howard on the J.Crew bargain gown she wore to the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (05Jun11).


6th June 2011

Fact: Justin Bieber showed off his new piercings at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (05Jun11). The teenage pop star, who has been adding to his tattoo collection in recent weeks, now has both ears pierced and is sporting decorative studs.


6th June 2011

Quote: "Thank you soo much to everyone who voted for me at the MTV Movie Awards... I love my fans sooo much and can't thank you all enough!" Chloe Moretz is grateful to fans following her double triumph at the Mtv Movie Awards on Sunday (05un11). She won Best Breakout Star and Biggest Bada** Star for her role is Kick-ass.


6th June 2011

Quote: "It's cool to be bad but it's also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed and, like, if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cellphone you hide your face, people... It's possible to be a good girl, I'm gonna try to make it cool." Reese Witherspoon accepting her MTV Generation Award at the 2011 Mtv Movie Awards on Sunday night (05Jun11).


6th June 2011

Quote: "I ripped your head off, but now you're pregnant." Robert Pattinson has an awkward moment while accepting the Best Fight prize at the MTV Movie Awards with pregnant The Twilight Saga: Eclipse co-star Bryce Dallas Howard.


6th June 2011

Fact: Jim Carrey took to the MTV Movie Awards stage in Los Angeles on Sunday (05Jun11) to present the Foo Fighters wearing a 'green-screen' suit that flashed up images of two dogs making love.


6th June 2011

Quote: "My first nomination ever was for Best Villain for Fear, which I f**king lost... Jim Carrey for The Cable Guy? I mean come on!" Mark Wahlberg looks back on his MTV Movie Awards history ahead of Sunday night's (05Jun11) prizegiving.


6th June 2011

Quote: "Sweetie, you've been lip-locked with that Bieber kid for, like, a month straight... she's already swallowed three of his baby teeth... I don't want her to choke." MTV Movie Awards host Jason Sudeikis pokes fun at Selena Gomez.


6th June 2011

Quote: "This is very cool. This will look very nice in my downstairs toilet." Harry Potter star Tom Felton already has plans for his Best Villain prize, which he won at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (05Jun11).


6th June 2011

Fact: Oddball actor Gary Busey presented the Best Movie prize at Sunday's (05Jun11) MTV Movie Awards from inside a clear, giant hamster ball.


4th June 2011

Fact: The two stars of MTV's new Teen Wolf series, Tyler Posey and Tyler Hoechlin, played Jennifer Lopez and Tom Hanks' kids in Maid in Manhattan and The Road to Perdition, respectively.


25th January 2011

Fact: Controversial new MTV drama Skins has lost its fourth major sponsor - sandwich chain Subway have pulled out of a deal to advertise during the show's commercial breaks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Network chiefs have come under fire by critics for the explicit content of the programme, which features a group of teenagers and their drug and sex-fuelled adventures.


23rd January 2011

Quote: "It's pretty hypocritical of MTV; they kicked (Andrew) DICe-Clay off for life because he dropped one F-bomb, and if you think about it, what's going on here is doing a lot more damage than that. And certainly we got criticised in our day for doing some stuff that was racy... but it seems it's more exploitative than informative, a lot of the television that's on today." BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star Luke Perry isn't a fan of risque modern TV.


9th January 2011

Fact: The season three premiere of MTV reality show Jersey Shore was a big hit with viewers across America on Thursday (06Jan11). More than eight million people tuned in, making it the highest-rated series episode in the network's history.


17th December 2010

Fact: Lady GaGa has been named MTV's Woman of the Year for the second year running, while Kanye West took the 2010 male title.


11th December 2010

Fact: Usher's chart smash OMG has topped an MTV poll as the number one song of 2010. The R&B star beat a double attack by Kanye West - Runaway and Power came in at second and third place, respectively, in the MTV News Top 25 Songs of 2010 countdown.


7th October 2010

Fact: A handwritten letter Kurt Cobain wrote - but never sent - slamming the bosses of MTV is up for auction via Julienslive.com. Bidding has already reached $2,500 (£1,660) - $500 (£333) more than the expected finishing price.


13th September 2010

Fact: Cher stunned the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (12Sep10) when she stepped onstage to present the Best Video award to multiple winner Lady Gaga - wearing the revealing costume she donned for her If I Could Turn Back Time promo. She joked, "So far I'm the oldest chick with the biggest hair and the littlest costume. Back in the day I used to get thrown off MTV for wearing things like that, which seems so tame now and that was when Lady Gaga was Baby Gaga and Marshall Mathers (aka Eminem), I guess his biggest thing was whether he should buy peanut or plain M&Ms. Actually I have shoes older than most of these nominees."


13th August 2010

Tweet: "Just met with MTV and it's about to go down! VMA's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...brainstorming the performance now." Kanye West confirms reports he will take to the stage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, a year after he invaded the stage and ruined Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.


5th August 2010

Quote: "Whenever I went to a friend's house, I would immediately turn on MTV. The other kids would say, 'Why are you watching this? Let's do something else', and I would be like, 'No. I have to watch.' It was all about Gwen Stefani's Don't Speak and Just a Girl, Alanis Morissette and Shirley Manson for me." Katy Perry was determined to catch up on pop hits whenever she was around a TV as a kid - the singer was banned from watching the cable channel by her religious parents when she was a child.


3rd August 2010

Quote: "Apparently MTV doesn't care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMAs. F me, right?!?! I mean, I'll be there but don't expect me to be nice about it." Eminem isn't happy about the timing of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on 12 September (10). The rapper - who secured eight nominations this year (10), including the Best Male and Best Hip Hop Video categories - is due to perform with Jay-Z in New York on 13 and 14 September (10).


11th June 2010

Fact: MTV censors missed 12 of 62 curse words uttered during the MTV Movie Awards live telecast on Sunday night (06Jun10).


28th April 2010

Quote: "I was really into MTV's JERSEY SHORE. Oh my God. I got really obsessed. I would count down until the next episode - literally, like, 'OK, four more days...' I was into it. I'm from the East Coast and I knew guys like that growing up, so it was fascinating. I could relate to it in some strange way." Ryan Phillippe is a big fan of the hit reality show.


26th November 2009

Quote: "It was me and 17 white people!" Rapper Talib Kweli felt like the odd one out when he joined celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and comedian Jimmy Fallon on a charity trip to Africa in 2004 and 2005, which was filmed for the MTV show Trippin'.


25th August 2009

Fact: British drama Skins is set for an American makeover - bosses at U.S. network MTV have purchased the rights to recreate the teen show. The new version will take place in Maryland, with producers promising to include the graphic scenes of sex and drug use that made the original a U.K. hit.


11th August 2009

Fact: MTV is abandoning its famed studio in New York's Times Square - executives at the TV station's parent company Viacom have chosen not to renew their contract after the lease agreement expires at the end of the year (09). The studio, located in the heart of the Big Apple, was the home of their music video chart show TRL: Total Request Live, which went off air last year (08).


7th August 2009

Fact: Beyonce Knowles is challenging dance crews to perform a series of her hit songs in a U.S. TV competition for a $100,000 (£66,670) prize. The Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) singer will appear in taped personal messages to dancers on a 16 August (09) episode of MTV's [Randy Jackson'S AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW], revealing instructions for dance challenges as they fight for the winning spot.


24th April 2009

Fact: The upcoming season of MTV's U.S. TV survival contest I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! will feature soon-to-be newlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER and former model Janice Dickinson. The series will air three times a week throughout the summer (09), beginning on 1 June (09).


17th February 2009

Fact: Paris Hilton shows off her freestyle rap skills in a forthcoming episode of Snoop Dogg's new MTV variety show DOGG AFTER DARK.


12th February 2009

Fact: Leonardo Dicaprio's supermodel girlfriend Bar Refaeli has landed the job of hosting MTV's revival of HOUSE OF STYLE. Previous hosts of the popular 1990s fashion show include Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn and MOLLY SIMMS.


8th December 2008

Fact: Pop star-turned-TV personality Paula Abdul is filming a U.S. cheerleading competition show for MTV. PAULA ABDUL RAH CHEERLEADING BOWL is scheduled to tumble onto the airwaves in January (09).


25th November 2008

Quote: "I want to learn more about American cultural holidays. I'm going to have the best Thanksgiving ever. I also want to make sure (forthcoming movie GET HIM TO THE GREEK) is a triumph and that any further work I do with MTV is a success. And then perhaps a Christmas song with the Jonas Brothers." British funnyman Russell Brand on his plans for the future.


18th November 2008

Quote: "TRL was such a huge thing. it was a staple... You knew you made it when you got there." Christina Aguilera bids farewell to MTV's TOTAL REQUEST LIVE on Sunday (16Nov08), as the show ended its 10 year run on the air.


29th October 2008

Quote: "One of the contestants aspired to be a rap artist, and he wrote his name on his shirt every day. I thought that was a smart idea. He wanted the $100,000 (GBP62,317) to invest in himself." Rap mogul 50 Cent refused to shun potential proteges while searching for the next big business boss on his forthcoming MTV reality show THE MONEY AND THE POWER.


29th October 2008

Fact: MTV will reportedly host the largest collection of music videos ever to be assembled in one place when it launches more than 22,000 films - nearly every clip the network has ever played in its 27 years - on new website mtvmusic.com, currently in its testing stages.


18th September 2008

Quote: "I'm going to miss TRL. Where else will I be able to start feuds, defend my honour vigorously and act like an angry teenager on national TV? Oh wait...the VMAs!" Rapper Eminem reacts to the news MTV is cancelling the chart show and jokes about the MTV Video Music Awards.


8th September 2008

Quote: "What I did was deeply regrettable. I mean no disrespect to the thousands who lost their lives in that terrible tragedy. It was a very, very stupid thing to have done." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand is still ashamed of his decision to dress up as terrorist Osama Bin Laden for an MTV show on 12 September, 2001 - the day after the 9/11 tragedy in New York.


29th August 2008

Fact: Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara and Scarlett Johansson are among the celebrity presenters at this year's (08) MTV VMA awards. The stars will hand out gongs to award winners at the event on 7 September (08).


21st August 2008

Fact: Chart-toppers Rihanna, Pink, Paramore and T.I. are set to storm the MTV stage next month (Sep08), after joining the line-up of performers at the network's upcoming Video Music Awards (VMAs).


7th August 2008

Fact: Pop superstar Michael Jackson is to release a new greatest hits album later this month (Aug08) - and he's giving his British fans the chance to choose their favourites for inclusion on the LP. KING OF POP is scheduled to hit U.K. shops on 25 August (08). Online voting is set to close on Sunday (10Aug08), reports MTV.co.uk.


7th August 2008

Fact: Pop superstar Michael Jackson is to release a new greatest hits album later this month (Aug08) - and he's giving his British fans the chance to choose their favourites for inclusion on the LP. KING OF POP is scheduled to hit U.K. shops on 25 August (08). Online voting is set to close on Sunday (10Aug08), reports MTV.co.uk.


23rd July 2008

Fact: STEP BROTHERS co-stars Will Ferrell and JOHN C. REILLY performed a karaoke version of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' hit ISLANDS IN THE STREAM during an appearance on MTV show TRL on Tuesday (22Jul08).


24th June 2008

Fact: MTV's Video Music Awards will make a move from their post in city of sin Las Vegas and return to Los Angeles for the upcoming broadcast for the first time in ten years. The outlandish awards show is set to air on 7 September (08) at Paramount Pictures Studios.


23rd June 2008

Quote: "I'm a huge fan of Lindsay's work, I think she's a wonderful actress. I've only met her a couple of times but she was so lovely." THE EDGE OF LOVE star Keira Knightley likes the work of actress Lindsay Lohan, reports MTV.com


18th June 2008

Fact: The winner of MTV's reality TV show LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: THE SEARCH FOR ELLE WOODS will replace Tony-winning actress Laura Bell Bundy just three days after Bundy takes her final bow from the Broadway stage next month (20Jul08). Actress Reese Witherspoon first made the role famous in the original 2001 film.


13th June 2008

Fact: U.S. pop sensation Katy Perry can belch the alphabet - she performed the odd party trick during an appearance on MTV's TRL on Thursday (12Jun08).


13th March 2008

Quote: "I kinda like that it's separate. It's not something that I really want to be part of a reality television show. It's a career I want beyond my 15 minutes." THE HILLS star Lauren Conrad on why her first fashion show won't feature on her hit MTV reality show.


28th December 2007

Fact: When singer Lily Allen appeared on MTV show TRL in America for the first time earlier this year (07) she wore a $9,000 (GBP4,500) Prada dress.


8th October 2007

Quote: "All I know is I was the first rocker to get Pam." Pamela Anderson's one-time boyfriend BRET MICHAELS comments on her ex-husbands Kid Rock and Tommy Lee's fight at the MTV VMAs last month (Sep07).


14th September 2007

Quote: "Let's talk about all these f**king shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality... My kids can't watch this s**t. If that's not f**king up America, I don't know what is." Rapper Ja Rule insists homosexuality on TV is a bigger problem in America than the words in hip-hop hits.


12th September 2007

Quote: "MTV doesn't need him... I don't think he can (boycott MTV)." 50 Cent fears rap rival Kanye West's threat to boycott MTV is a mistake.


12th September 2007

Quote: "I caught BRITNEY's performance on the VMAs (Video Music Awards). It was disgraceful. I think it was sad and I hope she can pull it together. Britney has to shape up and she's gotta shape up fast." Tycoon-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump has harsh words for Britney Spears after her critically panned MTV performance on Sunday night (09Sep07).


6th September 2007

Fact: MTV bosses have struck a deal with the producers of stage musical Legally Blonde to film an entire performance for an upcoming special, which will air in October (07).


7th August 2007

Quote: "You couldn't get MTV in my town... It was banned because it wasn't Christian, and our whole county was ruled by this Christian college nearby." THE Gossip star Beth Ditto recalls her bleak childhood in Arkansas.


17th July 2007

Fact: Funnyman Adam Sandler had to identify I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK + LARRY co-stars Kevin James and Jessica Biel from their armpit odour for a hilarious MTV TOTAL REQUEST LIVE competition on Monday (16Jul07). The actor revealed Biel smelled of "butterscotch," but picked James' scent because it turned him on more.


13th July 2007

Fact: Celebrated movie composer Hans Zimmer appeared in the first video shown on MTV - he was the keyboard player in THE BUGGLES' promo for VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR.


8th May 2007

Fact: Eddie Murphy's TV executive girlfriend TRACEY EDMONDS is the brains behind Naomi Campbell's upcoming MTV reality show, in which the demanding supermodel will search for a new assistant.


26th April 2007

Fact: Beyonce Knowles' singer sister SOLANGE is moving into television - she will guest host an upcoming episode of MTV show Total Request Live.


29th March 2007

Fact: Pop star/actress Hilary Duff got her skates on while co-hosting MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE yesterday (28MAR07) when the New York studio was turned into an ice rink in honour of guests Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, the stars of movie comedy BLADES OF GLORY.


28th March 2007

Quote: "It was a little strange at first... It was the first time we'd seen each other and it was so, like, nerve-racking, but I knew that he was going to be there and he knew. It is what it is." Hilary Duff on running into ex-boyfriend Joel Madden while co-hosting MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE on Monday (26MAR07).


27th March 2007

Fact: Hilary Duff had an awkward start to her week as a guest presenter of MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE yesterday (26MAR07) - she came face to face with her ex-boyfriend Joel Madden, who appeared on the show with his band Good Charlotte.


15th March 2007

Fact: Funnyman Chris Rock added TV presenter to his impressive resume yesterday (14MAR07) when he hosted MTV countdown show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE. The show featured the premiere of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers video, HUMP DE BUMP, which was directed by Rock.


31st October 2006

Fact: LATEST: US rockers All-American Rejects kept their clothes on during an appearance on MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE yesterday (30OCT06) after promising fans they'd bare all if their IT ENDS TONIGHT video topped the show's video chart countdown. The promo only managed to make it to number five.


26th October 2006

Fact: Rapper Bow Wow has added animator to his impressive resume - he's the executive producer of new MTV cartoon series HOMEBOYS


20th September 2006

Quote: "There's always a lot of booze. Everyone comes to my place and in 45 minutes we get three ideas." Jackass creator Johnny Knoxville reveals the secret ingredient behind the ideas for the hit MTV show.


14th September 2006

Quote: "I don't date, I f**k!" Former MTV star STEVE-O has no time for romance.


1st September 2006

Quote: "This show's been laying farts for the last 20 years and I'm gonna light the match." MTV VMA host Jack Black on 'saving' the annual awards ceremony.


1st September 2006

Quote: "A song like HIPS DON'T LIE has so many sounds from the Caribbean, from Haiti, from Colombia... so we thought that it would be a cool idea to bring other flavours - like the classical Indian dance and the Bollywood concept." Shakira on why she and Wyclef Jean turned their MTV VMAs performance into a Bollywood-style spectacular at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night (31AUG06).


1st September 2006

Fact: Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz hit the red carpet at the MTV VMAs last night (31AUG06) with a simian accessory - a pet monkey called SIMI.


1st September 2006

Quote: "This show's been laying farts for the last 20 years and I'm gonna light the match." MTV VMA host Jack Black on 'saving' the annual awards ceremony.


1st September 2006

Quote: "A song like HIPS DON'T LIE has so many sounds from the Caribbean, from Haiti, from Colombia... so we thought that it would be a cool idea to bring other flavours - like the classical Indian dance and the Bollywood concept." Shakira on why she and Wyclef Jean turned their MTV VMAs performance into a Bollywood-style spectacular at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night (31AUG06).


1st September 2006

Fact: Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz hit the red carpet at the MTV VMAs last night (31AUG06) with a simian accessory - a pet monkey called SIMI.


1st September 2006

Quote: "I actually was not planning on being here tonight but then MTV explained to me that Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back, so here I am." Former US Vice President Al Gore on his unexpected appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (31AUG06).


1st September 2006

Quote: "I actually was not planning on being here tonight but then MTV explained to me that Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back, so here I am." Former US Vice President Al Gore on his unexpected appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (31AUG06).


27th July 2006

Fact: Music channel MTV is set to announce a new interactive station today (27JUL06). The channel, called Flux, will let viewers vote on what to watch, send in their own video clips and chat to each other on live TV.


21st July 2006

Quote: "We've become an MTV society, designed for people whose attention needs to be gained every seven minutes. The arts, like photography which I have enormous enthusiasm for, pull people back into themselves." Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers believes in the power of the arts.


17th July 2006

Quote: "Madonna Television has been very important to my career. I'm not sure why they shortened their name." MADONNA gets confused about what MTV stands for.


21st June 2006

Fact: Brad Pitt called MTV to order all of the DVD episodes of RUN'S HOUSE, the reality series which stars RUN-DMC rapper REVEREND RUN and his wife, and features them raising their five children.


19th April 2006

Quote: "We filmed the show in a normal neighbourhood, so people know where I live now and they drive by really slowly. A lot of people knock on my door. I think I might have to move." Former O-TOWN star Ashley Parker Angel on his MTV reality TV show THERE + BACK.


13th April 2006

Fact: Mariah Carey celebrated the first anniversary of her mega-hit comeback album The Emancipation Of Mimi by appearing on MTV's TOTAL REQUEST LIVE yesterday (12APR06). To mark the occasion, TRL bosses presented the singer with a huge anniversary card, signed by the entire studio audience.


29th March 2006

Fact: Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is opening another branch of Club Paris in Jacksonville, Florida at the Jacksonville Landing. The socialite has agreed to appear at the venue twice a month and will be present at the opening on 1 July (06), according to MTV.com.


14th March 2006

Quote: "They turned it very suddenly from being a musical experience to being a theatrical experience and, therefore, it became far more important what you looked like... That's what puts Britney Spears, who's about as deep as a birdbath, in front of Joni Mitchell." David Crosby complains about MTV on Rosanna Arquette's new documentary ALL WE ARE SAYING.


27th January 2006

Fact: <p>Singer Kelly Osbourne won a Pomeranian puppy at the Sundance Film Festival after a fierce bidding war with Jason Wahler, the star of MTV reality show LAGUNA BEACH. The new puppy joins her other two dogs - puggle Jazzy (a pug and beagle cross) and Piglet, a bulldog. </p>


30th December 2005

Quote: <p>"MTV was interested in doing one about me having a baby but I'm not sure I'd want to gain weight on TV." Carmen Electra on the reality TV projects that come her way. </p>


13th December 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper Kanye West will end an amazing year by teaming up with Shakira and MAROON 5's Adam Levine for MTV's 14th annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Common, All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy and Young Jeezy are also scheduled to perform. </p>


24th October 2005

Quote: <p>"It's a hateful, hateful programme. It's the perfect thing to poke fun at." Gorillaz co-creator JAMES HEWLETT offers his opinion on MTV's CRIBS. </p>


10th September 2005

Fact: <p>Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay have been added to tonight's (10SEP05) MTV telethon, ReACT. The stars will perform during a four-hour benefit show that will air on all MTV and related networks. </p>


27th August 2005

Fact: <p>Sporty sisters VENUS + Serena Williams proved they're not always terrific tennis players on US TV yesterday (26AUG05) - they were beaten 3-0 in a quick game of ping pong by MTV presenter QUDDUS (corr) and pop star Jesse Mccartney on TOTAL REQUEST LIVE. </p>


23rd August 2005

Fact: <p>Kanye West and Melissa Etheridge are among the stars who have signed up to appear on a new show on MTV's college-only cable network uMTV, in which they'll make impromptu appearances at colleges to teach classes. </p>


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