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Poll: More than half of teens, young adults harassed onlineupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:44:00

More than half of all teens and young adults say they have been bullied or harassed online, according to the results of a new poll on Internet behavior.

People.com: Relive PEOPLE.com's VMA Live Blog!updated: Mon Aug 29 2011 09:12:00

See what the editors and readers had to say about the outrageous outfits - and unscripted surprises! - during the MTV award show

MTV VMAs: From Courtney to Kanye, why I know to expect the unexpectedupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 10:10:00

In 1984, during the first ever VMAs, I was a 20-year-old Rutgers student.

Obsessions: Snooki killed the video starupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 10:17:00

MTV has long since moved away from being a "music channel."

CNNMoney: Abercrombie drops 9% after 'Jersey Shore' dissupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 16:17:00

A day after dissing The Situation, the situation for clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch's stock is not pretty.

CNNMoney: Abercrombie to 'Jersey Shore': Ditch our brandupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:41:00

Mike "the Situation" Sorrentino may have to find some new attire for his "gym, tan, laundry" routine.

People.com: Jersey Shore Season 4: Will You Watch?updated: Thu Aug 04 2011 20:50:00

Tell us if you're ready for Snooki, The Situation and their roommates to take their antics abroad

People.com: Jersey Shore Season 4 Trailer Is Releasedupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 11:30:00

Watch Snooki, The Situation and their costars take on Italy - and each other

People.com: Teen Mom's Original Cast Returns for New Seasonupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 08:08:00

Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci are back - and still struggling with their lives as young mothers

MTV honors the moviesupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 07:06:00

MTV honors the best in film at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

Murder charges filed in shotgun slaying of MTV producer in L.A.updated: Fri May 13 2011 22:45:00

A 29-year-old Los Angeles woman was charged with murder Friday and her two accused male accomplices were charged with robbery in a shotgun crime spree that allegedly resulted in the execution-style slaying of an MTV producer, authorities said.

Shotgun robber suspects linked to MTV killing, police sayupdated: Thu May 12 2011 20:24:00

Los Angeles police have linked three people arrested Wednesday to nine shotgun robberies and two murders, including Sunday's fatal shooting of an MTV producer, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.

Rash of shotgun robberies may be connected to MTV killingupdated: Wed May 11 2011 23:01:00

The shooting death of an MTV producer Sunday morning may be related to a rash of robberies that included one other killing in Los Angeles over the past two weeks, police said.

No motive or suspects in killing of MTV employee, police sayupdated: Tue May 10 2011 16:10:00

Los Angeles investigators have no motive or suspect in the shooting death of MTV music coordinator Gabe Ben-Meir, whose body was found on a sidewalk near his apartment Sunday morning, police said.

MTV's 'Teen Mom' glamorizes getting pregnantupdated: Wed May 04 2011 19:06:00

As I stood in the checkout line waiting for the customer in front of me to finish paying for her groceries, I took a moment to glance over the ubiquitous magazines and tabloids that adorn every aisle. The cover of OK! was emblazoned with the headline: "More 'Teen Mom' babies! Who's pregnant with triplets! Who's hoping another baby will save the relationship! PLUS: Amber and Gary reunite!" Pushed to the margin was a picture of Britney Spears.

People.com: New Teen Wolf Much Darker than Originalupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 16:09:00

MTV's upcoming scripted series moves away from the campy comedy of the 1985 cult classic

'My Life as Liz' and the evolution of the MTV nerdupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 09:57:00

Liz Lee is not your typical MTV reality show star. As friend Jake Fogelnest puts it, "While (the "Jersey Shore" cast) is out fist-pumping, Liz is in her dorm room watching Netflix."

People.com: MTV Won't Air Lauren Conrad's New Reality Showupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 13:09:00

"It was a great attempt but it just didn't feel like a perfect fit for us now," MTV says of the fashion-focused show

People.com: The Real World Returns to Las Vegas - and a Hotel Room Gets Trashedupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 07:48:00

Meet the cast and see them hook up, party, fight and trash a suite at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

People.com: Mama Mia! The Jersey Shore Cast Heads to Italyupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 17:31:00

The cast will trade the boardwalk for piazzas and gorillas for Italian stallions in season 4, says MTV

People.com: Meet Skins Star James Newmanupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:58:00

The actor of the controversial MTV show reveals what he'd be doing if acting doesn't work out

African drama raises HIV/AIDS awarenessupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 07:57:00

Meet the cast of MTV's Kenyan drama "Shuga" a three-part series about young people surrounded by the danger of HIV/AIDS.

People.com: It's the VMAs! Check out PEOPLE.com's Live Blogupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 09:08:00

See what editors and readers had to say about the outfits - and the antics! - during the MTV award show

People.com: It's a Teen Mom Reunion!updated: Sat Sep 11 2010 09:49:00

The MTV reality stars get together to talk about their recent challenges, triumphs and future aspirations

People.com: Eminem Ticked Off by Timing of VMAsupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 17:11:00

Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and Katy Perry are also vying for MTV's Moonman

At irreverent awards ceremony, Bullock says she's ready to move onupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 10:50:00

Actress Sandra Bullock didn't shy away from the spotlight at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday -- one of her first public appearances since reports surfaced that her husband Jesse James cheated on her.

People.com: Who's Up for Breakout Star at MTV Movie Awards?updated: Wed May 12 2010 13:52:00

Precious star Gabourey Sidibe and The Hangover's Zach Galifianakas will face off June 6

People.com: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz to Present at MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Tue May 04 2010 13:09:00

Plus: MTV introduces three new categories for this year's show

Who killed the music video star?updated: Tue Mar 16 2010 13:29:00

The music video for Lady Gaga's "Telephone" has easily been the most anticipated, dissected and discussed video in months, and it took two of the biggest pop stars in the world to pull it off.

MTV pulls punch scene on 'Jersey Shore'updated: Fri Dec 18 2009 18:16:00

I wanted to write about something else. Anything else. Last night's episode was filled with the classic "Jersey Shore" hilarity that viewers have come to love.

Chris Brown: 'What was I thinking?'updated: Thu Nov 05 2009 18:03:00

Chris Brown had a change of heart and is now talking about what happened the night he physically assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna, according to an MTV news release issued Thursday.

Rihanna: I'm embarrassedupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 18:03:00

Singer Rihanna says she is embarrassed about her incident and falling in love with Chris Brown.

Michael Jackson tribute planned for MTV awardsupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 21:52:00

Sunday night's "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" will feature a personal tribute from Janet Jackson to her late brother, MTV said.

People.com: VMA Nominations: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Lead with Nine Each!updated: Tue Aug 04 2009 17:57:00

The "Single Ladies" and "Poker Face" singers will face off for video of the year

People.com: Taylor Swift Excited to Perform at VMAsupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 12:49:00

The country star is the first artist confirmed to appear at MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards hosted by Russell Brand

Commentary: Jackson was the Jackie Robinson of MTVupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 04:01:00

I was a high school student in 1983, when the video for "Thriller" was released, getting plenty of air time on MTV. By then, the network's "M" could just as easily have stood for Michael. It was an event.

People.com: Eminem Storms Out of MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 13:53:00

The rapper fumes after Sacha Baron Cohen, as the flamboyant Brüno, lands face-down in his lap

People.com: Cameron Diaz, Vanessa Hudgens to Present at MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Mon May 11 2009 13:47:00

Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Leighton Meester are also set to hand out Golden Popcorn prizes

Fortune: Big media's digital shuffleupdated: Mon May 11 2009 12:04:00

Four years ago or so, a handful of big, lumbering old-media companies, desperate to show investors and the technorati alike that they had a clue when it came to the Internet, created the new position of digital strategist-in-chief.

People.com: Twilight Leads MTV Movie Awards Nominationsupdated: Mon May 04 2009 15:29:00

It faces Slumdog Millionaire for year's best flick and breakthrough performances

People.com: Andy Samberg to Host MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 14:53:00

The Saturday Night Live funnyman says he "grew up watching the show"

People.com: Bar Refaeli to Host MTV House of Style revivalupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 15:09:00

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover model says this year is already the best she's ever had!

Fortune: MTV rediscovers its musical mojoupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 10:20:00

Judy McGrath, the CEO of MTV Networks, remembers the first time she saw one of the plastic fake guitars that are used in the video game "Guitar Hero." "I'm like, are you kidding me?" she recently recalled.

Time.com: MTV VMAs: Britney Steals Showupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 06:00:00

MTV has set a high standard for the unexpected at its Video Music Awards, but on the show's 25th anniversary, the network instead settled for throwing its full support behind Britney Spears' comeback

People.com: Elizabeth Berkley Developing Show for MTVupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 11:15:00

The former Saved by the Bell star now leads girls' self-esteem workshops

People.com: MTV Video Music Awards Shift to Hollywoodupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 14:35:00

September's 25th anniversary ceremony will include viewer nominations

People.com: Taylor Swift Fears a Misplaced Microphoneupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:28:00

While hosting TRL the country star say she "forgets the microphone different places"

People.com: Johnny Depp Takes Two MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 11:46:00

Ellen Page, Will Smith, Zac Efron & Adam Sandler also win golden popcorn honors

People.com: Coldplay, Pussycat Dolls to Perform at MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Wed May 14 2008 14:19:00

The British rockers will perform the first single off their upcoming album at the show

People.com: Mike Myers to Host MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 15:14:00

The Love Guru star will emcee the June 1 festivities from Universal City

MTV Arabiaupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 08:15:00

Marketplace Middle East goes behind the scenes at the new MTV Arabia channel.

SI.com: John Rolfe: Dynasties can crumble quicklyupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 15:09:00

These are halcyon days indeed if you're a Boston fan. The Patriots are a bona fide dynasty, the Red Sox are fixin' to become one, and even the downtrodden Celtics and Bruins are making some noise. Meanwhile, other cities remain mired in prozac daze -- a death march of futility that has followed a time when it seemed that the winning would never end.

CNNMoney: Changing the channel on cable costsupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 12:31:00

You bucked up for cable so you wouldn't miss Monday night football on ESPN, but why must you also pay for SOAPnet?

People.com: Kanye West: Britney Spears Is 'Not Important in Music'updated: Sat Sep 15 2007 16:23:00

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Fortune: Viacom's plan to be cool againupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 04:33:00

Will Sumner Redstone ever get over being bested by Rupert Murdoch in the bidding for MySpace two years ago? Maybe.

People.com: MTV Extends an Olive Branch to Angry Kanye Westupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 12:34:00

Accentuating the positive, MTV responded to Kanye West's blistering criticism about his treatment at the Video Music Awards by lavishing him with praise and extending an invitation to work together again.

People.com: Kanye West: MTV Exploited Britney & Meupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 15:24:00

Kanye West, never known for holding his tongue, is railing against MTV after leaving empty-handed from Sunday's Video Music Awards, charging that the network misled him - and also exploited Britney Spears.

Britney Bombsupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 11:10:00

Us Weekly's Bradley Jacobs discusses Britney Spears' appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards.

Who are young Americans' heroes? Mom, Dadupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 01:59:00

When it comes to those they most admire, young people do not look chiefly to the worlds of music, today's wars or history. Instead, they turn to their own families.

Time.com: MTV's Desperate Video Music Awardsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 16:00:00

Beyonce and Justin Timberlake lead this year's nominations, but will anyone tune in to see who wins?

Fortune: Bringing gay media out of the closetupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 16:55:00

When MTV Networks launched Logo, a cable TV channel for gay and lesbian viewers, in 2005, people expected a backlash.

Fortune: The women of Viacomupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 06:51:00

Viacom's revolving door - goodbye, Toms Freston and Cruise! - places the media giant's large cast of powerful women in a particular spotlight: as stalwart survivors who keep the businesses going am...

Fortune: Anna Deavere Smith on creating creativity at Viacomupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 12:47:00

In the early part of this decade, I spent a couple of years in and around MTV Networks, as its artist-in-residence, where my focus was the company's diversity initiative. Having spent my career backstage or onstage, I was new to the corporate world. I was struck by the MTV staff's enthusiasm for sharing ideas and hearing new ones. I also noticed that there was no archetype for success here; the wellsprings of creativity and management clearly had many different sources.

Li: Narrowing the cultural divideupdated: Sun Jun 25 2006 19:52:00

Trends in popular music have always served to highlight the gap between generations. While teenagers rush to download the latest Rihanna or Nickelback single, their parents are content to dust off their Eagles or Bon Jovi CDs.

EW review: 'Idol' CD defines mediocreupdated: Tue May 30 2006 15:03:00

To be honest, I don't even remember Melissa McGhee, but her take on Heart's "What About Love" is a perfectly generic cover that kicks off an entire album's worth of expertly crafted mediocrity.

Fortune: Mr. MTV Grows Upupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 11:58:00

Say something in Farsi, Tom. "Dasterast is 'to the right,'" replies Tom Freston, the new chief executive of Viacom. "And dastechap is 'to the left.' Ruberu is 'straight ahead,'" he goes on.

Fortune: Mr. MTV grows upupdated: Mon Apr 10 2006 11:49:00

Say something in Farsi, Tom. "Dasterast is 'to the right,'" replies Tom Freston, the new chief executive of Viacom. "And dastechap is 'to the left.' Ruberu is 'straight ahead,'" he goes on.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 14:53:00

After nine consecutive weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to the Disney cable TV movie "High School Musical" returned to the top of the U.S. pop album chart Wednesday.

Business 2.0: They Want Their Fuse TVupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

For a cable channel that launched just two years ago, Fuse boasts numbers that are, like, totally awesome. Nielsen Media Research says Fuse has the highest concentration of 12- to 34-year-old viewe...

showbuzzupdated: Fri Jan 28 2005 13:46:00

While training for the boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby," Hilary Swank was nearly TKO'd -- by a foot infection.

Kerry, Bush daughters booed on MTVupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 09:48:00

Reaching out to young Americans at MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday night, the daughters of President Bush and his Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry were met by loud cheers and jeers.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Aug 20 2004 14:41:00

Gov. Mike Easley proclaimed Saturday as Fantasia Barrino Day in North Carolina to mark her first major singing appearance in her home state since winning the "American Idol" title in May.

Fortune: MTV's Passage To India The country's vast middle class is a tantalizing market. Here's what one company has learned.updated: Mon Aug 09 2004 00:01:00

Seen from afar--say, from the executive suites atop Viacom's building in Times Square or NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters or Disney's base camp in Burbank--India looks like a great place to b...

CNNMoney: MTV to launch gay network in 2005updated: Tue May 25 2004 14:40:00

MTV Networks said Tuesday it will launch a new cable network that carries programs primarily aimed at gay and lesbian viewers.

Fortune: Watch Out, MTV--Here Comes...Fuse?updated: Mon Mar 22 2004 00:01:00

MTV helped place Berkeley on the rock map of the 1990s by airing videos by the Counting Crows and Green Day. Now it's Fuse TV that wants to raid the California college town. At the end of February ...

CNNMoney: MTV not a bust for Viacomupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 10:55:00

MTV has been denounced for its halftime show at this year's Super Bowl by everyone from the Federal Communications Commission chairman to the NFL commissioner to various groups against obscenity and sexual violence.

CNNMoney: FCC to probe Super Bowl halftimeupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 12:01:00

FCC Chairman Michael Powell ordered an investigation Monday into the Super Bowl halftime show, during which singer Janet Jackson's breast was exposed by Justin Timberlake.

Jackson apologizes for Super Bowl exposureupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 04:50:00

Singer Janet Jackson apologized Monday to anyone who was offended when her right breast was exposed during the halftime show Sunday at the Super Bowl.

Fortune: MTV Films: It's A Sleeperupdated: Mon Apr 29 2002 00:01:00

This summer Hollywood is all about bigness: Big stars, big budgets, big sequels, big effects, and big marketing plans. Sony has Spider-Man and Men in Black 2, New Line has the third Austin Powers f...

Fortune: The Music Men Are Out Of Tune The big record companies say they want to sell songs online. So why are their services designed toupdated: Mon Jun 11 2001 00:01:00

Back in the early '80s, a shoestring operation called MTV came up with the idea of a cable network that would play rock music videos 24 hours a day. Advertisers yawned. Cable system owners scoffed....

Fortune: CBS Is Touched by an Angel--Viacomupdated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

The cable television business, until recently, has brought nothing but headaches to CBS. Twice CBS launched cable networks that flopped: CBS Cable, a high-culture network created by William S. Pale...

Fortune: Real World Creator: Some Reality Bitesupdated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

Who's to blame for all this reality-based TV? It would be easy to single out the network heads. But as much as we would like to vote them off our island nation, the real culprit is Mary-Ellis Bunim...

Fortune: Viacom: Redstone's Remarkable Ride to the Top Sumner Redstone led a revival at Blockbuster video, silenced his updated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

Why is it, exactly, that people have always underestimated Sumner Redstone? Could it be that he spent most of his life away from the media glare, running a not-very-glamorous chain of movie theater...

Fortune: Ranking The 50 Most Powerful Women FORTUNE'S FIRST ANNUAL LOOK AT THE WOMEN WHO MOST INFLUENCE CORPORATE AMERICA.updated: Mon Oct 12 1998 00:01:00

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Fortune: Interactive TV Has Arrivedupdated: Mon Feb 02 1998 00:01:00

Get this, TV-aholics. This spring, those of you who get cable and live in certain cities across the U.S.--Chicago, Los Angeles, and St. Louis among them--will see a small revolution onscreen. If yo...

Fortune: WHAT POP CULTURE IS TELLING US Don't have a cow, Mom and Dad! Beneath its sometimes scary veneer, it's basically signaling tranqupdated: Mon Jun 17 1991 00:01:00

MADONNA. Guns n' Roses. Vanilla Ice. M.C. Hammer. 2 Live Crew. Let's face it: You don't really know anything about any of this stuff. You're probably too old or too harried or too stuck on your own...

Fortune: Viacom buys MTVupdated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

$ Viacom International consolidated its position in the fast-shifting tangle of cable television by buying the half of Showtime/The Movie Channel it didn't already own and all of MTV Networks, prod...

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