FROM BUZZWORTHY: If someone offered you $500 to possibly kill (or at least blind) yourself and permanently damage your internal organs, would you do it?
What about if you were really bored, and that someone was Pete Wentz?
Well, I know my answer: yes. This is because, yesterday, while we were taking a break from shooting the special VMA-edition of FNMTV (airing this Friday! 8 p.m.! Special appearances by Tokio Hotel and T.I.! WOOOO!), Wentz bet me $500 to eat a gigantic, gumball-sized ball of wasabi — then wash it down with 32 fluid ounces of really nasty Kombucha, a fermented drink that tasted a whole lot like malted vinegar. And I took him up on his wager.
What happened to James? Did Pete Wentz make good on his bet? Read more on MTV's Buzzworthy blog.
As our summer love with "FNMTV" comes to an end, we did something really special to celebrate: Check out Tim Kash's look behind the scenes at the show that really put the "M" into MTV!
So by now you've probably seen my terrifying run-in with Diddy on "FNMTV." Watching it back, it's even more amazing now — especially since, when it happened, it was such a blur.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, basically, on this week's "FN," Diddy showed up with his newest protégé a smooth R&B crooner by the name of Donnie Klang. Diddy and Donnie then premiered their new video, "Take You There," which is full of models and bottles of vodka, which means it is a lot like other Bad Boy videos released over the past year. Two Bad Boy videos — from Day26 and Danity Kane — had premiered on previous episodes of the show, and I had been rather harsh to both of them.
Apparently, Diddy watches the show.
We're doing "FNMTV" live tomorrow, which means today is load-in day, which usually means I sit around and drink coffee and have script meetings and stuff. And while all that is still certainly happening today (and none of it is particularly interesting), I had to send in this photo of Miley Cyrus' amps.
In case you didn't know, Miley is on this week's show (I can hear the "eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!" already), and her set is currently being loaded onto the "FN" stage. These amps are part of that set, and, as such, I am not particularly sure they're even real amps. They look like something Pikachu would take on an arena tour. But they certainly are, um, colorful, and they're baking in the SoCal sun as I type this.
I'm gonna go try to plug in and wail on "7 Things" now.
Joe Jonas is lying to you.
Before you clobber me with comments, let me explain!
Last week on "FNMTV," we aired a piece called "Three Things You Don't Know About the Jonas Brothers." One of the tidbits we uncovered was that back in '06, Joe Jonas brought a Care Bears pillow on tour. After the segment aired, he defiantly insisted to Pete Wentz that said pillow belonged to his little brother Frankie.
Initially, I shrugged off Joe's attempt to save face in front of his adoring fans. If I was in his (stylish and probably very, very expensive) shoes, I would have most likely done the same thing — "The dog farted" excuse, if you will. But then I started to see some disparaging comments on JoBro message boards about my "hack job." "That was Frankie's pillow! Joe said it himself!" "Why is MTV spreading rumors?" "Why doesn't MTV play more music videos?" (Granted, that last comment always pops up on any message board about anything MTV-related — and I'm fairly certain that my uncle is usually the culprit.)
But now it's time to stop the haterade, Jonas fans. Below you'll find the raw footage from 2006, filmed by my colleague Matt Paco while he produced their "You Hear It First" segment.
So, say what you will about the "FNMTV" segment I produced. I know the Tara Reid bit isn't really about the Jonas Brothers. And I agree that it's not entirely fair to dust off two-plus-year-old footage and pretend like it's the gospel according to Jonas. But you can't deny that Joe Jonas was all about Bedtime Bear back in the day.
By Christopher "CJ" Smith
Since the FNMTV premiere of "Eraser," the lo-fi, high-concept video from Los Angeles skate-punk duo No Age, the comments have been pouring in at MTV.com. Some hate on the gritty lo-fi sound and arguably indecipherable lyrics, while others are reveling in the distortion and walls of noise.
But No Age aren't the only ones these days playing with the lo-fi sound; there's a whole slew of bands revolving around the simple DIY aesthetic, crafting music in their basements, garages and bedrooms across America (we even made a mixtape in order to give you guys a sampling).
So for those who don't quite get the sound — and those who are loving every overblown into-the-red second — take a look at our larger video piece on the scene. It'll tell you everything you need to know about why they did it and where they're coming from. Just be sure to play it loud!
... Primarily so I don't screw up royally. This is a serious-looking pic of Tim and me at the morning read-through, which is an industry term for "the time where everyone fumbles through and causes the show producers to worry."
I don't know how much I'm allowed to give away about this week's show, but suffice it to say, Pete's lined up a doozy, including a performance by a guy who may or may not have just sold a million records in one week ...
You gotta tune in because, otherwise, what the heck are we rehearsing for?
OK, so we now know Britney Spears' cameo didn't make the cut for the Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up" video. But we're even more interested in what the girls are actually saying in the song -- or more specifically, what you think they're saying. You'll be able to check out the video when it premieres on MTV's new music show, "FNMTV," Friday night, but for reference, check out the girls' performance of the song at the MTV Movie Awards right here.
Now, what is it they want after driving "nice cars"? Rubies? Groupies? Doobies? Scoobies? Droogies? Let us know -- your comment may be featured on a forthcoming MTV News segment!