MTV refuses to allow 'Buckwild' to change networks

HOLLYWOOD, April 20 (UPI) -- Top executives at MTV have refused to allow its canceled rural West Virginia-set reality series "Buckwild" to move to another network, the show's producer said.

MTV's 'Punk'd' to return with new hosts

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- MTV says its hidden-camera prank U.S. reality series "Punk'd" will return for a ninth season featuring new celebrity hosts.
11.4M tune in for VMAs

11.4M tune in for VMAs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Sunday's Video Music Awards show in Los Angeles attracted an average 11.4 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched telecasts in MTV's history.
Viacom, NBCU announce layoffs

Viacom, NBCU announce layoffs

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Viacom is laying off 850 staff members, including about 500 MTV Networks employees, the U.S. entertainment industry trade newspaper Variety said.
Britney Spears to open VMA show

Britney Spears to open VMA show

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Pop singer Britney Spears says she will open the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, but didn't reveal what she would be doing.
Sandler to be honored at MTV Movie Awards

Sandler to be honored at MTV Movie Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- Comic actor Adam Sandler is to be honored with the "MTV Generation Award" at the upcoming "2008 MTV Movie Awards" show in California, MTV said Wednesday.
Myers named host of MTV Movie Awards

Myers named host of MTV Movie Awards

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actor Mike Myers has been named as host for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, MTV announced Wednesday.

MTV to debut music download service URGE

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Taking on music store giant Apple's iTunes, MTV Network's new digital music service is set to open shop come Wednesday, May 17.

MTV and Microsoft announce Urge

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- MTV Networks and Microsoft Corp. have announced Urge, a new online service including radio stations, music loads and video streaming.

MTV, VH1 in Live 8 'do-over'

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- MTV is conceding that it didn't do its best coverage of the Live 8 concerts last Saturday, and will take another crack at it.

MTV may retool, reshow Live 8 concerts

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- MTV executives, stunned by harsh criticism and soft ratings of last weekend's Live 8 concerts, say they may retool the program and show it again.

'2004 MTV Video Music Awards' in Miami

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- Van Toffler, president of MTV & MTV2, has announced the "2004 MTV Video Music Awards" will be broadcast live from Miami.

Osbournes sign with MTV for 20 new shows

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- "The Osbournes" will return to MTV for 20 new episodes in early winter 2004.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The New York Post reports the Dixie Chicks are upset by hate mail and threats from right-wingers who are agitated by Natalie Maines' observations about the invasion of Iraq. Page Six reports the group members believe they're in danger of bodily harm.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International


The latest effort by lovebirds Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez continues to put audiences to sleep, despite a $5 million redo of the ending.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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