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POP CULTURE: August 1, 1981 - Happy 40th. Birthday MTV!

POP CULTURE: August 1, 1981 – Happy 40th. Birthday MTV!

The music channel that changed pop culture forever. MTV is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Aug. 1 at 12:01 am.

I remember when we first started doing MTV News, nobody thought it would work,” he tells ET’s Kevin Frazier. “They thought it was stupid. They thought we were stupid.”

The premise was simple: Be television’s version of radio. In the early days, the network played music videos round-the-clock hosted by video jockeys (VJs).

“At the time, I don’t think anybody in mainstream media — I can’t believe I used that phrase — had much respect for the youth audience,” he adds. “What do they need the news for? Didn’t even have brains. So, the idea of getting kids interested in politics was new, I mean, was just not something that was going on at the time.”

As MTV marks 40 years, let’s look back at the iconic music videos we remember watching.

And remember: ‘I WANT MY MTV!”

Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber: Miley Cyrus is SATAN!

Fat Matt Barber Liberty Counsel

“We have arrived. Shame on you, America. Our children – our adults – are depraved. They are ‘occupied’ by envy. They attack innocent people, beating and killing them for sport. They murder one another in the streets without love or mercy. They disobey, gossip, slander and hate God. They are insolent, arrogant, boastful ‘little monsters.’ They invent ways of doing evil. Hannah Montana is what America once was. MTV Miley is America today. She ‘evolved’ because we ‘evolved.’ You saw it on display. It’s ugly. It’s Satanic.” – Failed boxer, failed insurance agent, and current hate  group leader Matt Barber, writing for World Net Daily.

Matt, let’s not put the cart before the hos. You’re just upset because you know that you should have been turned on, but instead you were wishing it was YOUR fat ass was twerking against Robin Thicke.


Macklemore Wins MTVVA for “Same Love” Proclaims “Gay Rights Are Human Rights.” – Video

Macklemore MTV VMA Same Love

Gaga gaga-ed, Miley twerked,  Robin Thicke humped the air, Kevin Hart bombed, and NSYNC reunited sans walkers last night at the MYV Music Video Awards.  But one of the best moments of of the night was when gay friendly rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis top winners last night, accepted their awards for best hip-hop video and best cinematography for “Can’t Hold Us,” and best video with a social message for “Same Love.” which they performed with Mary Lambert and Jennifer Hudson in a show-stopping moment.

Macklemore gave an impassioned speech about equality when he accepted the award for “Same Love”:

“I’ll be honest, I really wanted to win the Best Rap Video, but this Moonman right here stands for a lot more. I’ve been writing songs, since I was like 15 years old and out of every single song I have ever written, this is the most important record out of all of them. To watch this song, in the last year, spread across the world is a testament to what is happening right now in America on the forefront of equality. Gay rights are human rights, there is no separation.”

Watch the video below. (Sorry about the quality)

SDCC – Watch the FULL Teen Wollf Panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2013 – AROoooOOOOoo -Video

SDCC Teen Wolf Panel

At the Teen Wolf panel at Comic Con 2013 in San Diego,  executive producer Jeff Davis joined stars Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed, Daniel Sharman, Tyler Houechlin and Charlie and Max Carver on the panel. Of the show’s strong season three premiere, he admitted, “We definitely wanted to premiere in a big way. It was nice to see the ratings go up. It was nice to introduce the Alphas, our twins (the Carvers) here, but also bring back characters you love, like Scott and Lydia.

The topic of gay characters came up, specifically Ethan and Danny’s relationship. “I love that these characters exist in the same world,” Charlie Carver explained. “Like, I like my guy and I’m going to protect him, and Jeff’s treated that very well.


MTV To Air All-New IT GETS BETTER Special Tonight @ 11pm EST

MTV (and Logo) will be showing  an all new, 60-minute IT GETS BETTER Special special tonight, October 9th  at 11 p.m. ET/PT, just two days ahead of National Coming Out Day.

In the less than two years, since the It Gets Better Project started it has turned into a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of “Glee”, Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen Degeneres, Suze Orman, the staffs of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, the Broadway community, and many more.

The awesome and out spoken Dan Savage, columnist, gay activist, and co-creator of the It Gets Better Project, will once again anchor the special, which will share stories and experiences of young people who are growing up LGBT.

The first “It Gets Special” special premiered on MTV and Logo on Feb. 21, 2012 and can still be viewed on MTV.com.

Paul Iacono, Star Of MTV’s “The Hard Life of RJ Berger” Comes Out: “I’m gay, it’s cool.”

Paul Iacono the star of MTV’s The Hard Life of RJ Berger (Whose season cliffhanger just happened to feature a storyline in which RJ’s arch nemesis Max, a popular jock and bully was discovered to be a closet case by RJ) has this week come out of the closet himself.

Said Iacono:

“I think at the moment, we need to have gay pride, because there are so many people who don’t feel as comfortable as I do. “it’s taken me a very long time to get to be comfortable about it, but it’s our duty to the community to step forward and be vocal. I’m gay, it’s cool.”

It is Paul. Cool, very cool indeed!

MTV Airs "Pray The Gay Away" TRUE LIFE Episode Disregarding The Abuses and Dangers

Last night MTV, which by the way somehow has an EXCELLENT rating from GLAAD on  gay-friendly programming (I wonder how much they donated?) aired an episode of TRUE LIFE  which told the  stories of Kevin and Melanie, two young adults who changed their sexual identities because of the pressure they felt from their families via “Pray The Gay Away” therapy called TRUE LIFE: I Want To Be Straight

MTV ignored the numerous problems and facts of brainwashing, abuses, and the further horrible complications and dangers of this therapy and focused only on the change within the two people involved and even followed up with one of shows “patients” on the shows MTV blog  again only positively showcasing his “change” without any disclaimer of the horrible ramifications that this type of “therapy” can have.

MTV should be called to task immediately for airing this erroneous and dangerous misinformation as legitimate and be forced to edit it with a full disclaimer of the dangers of “Pray Away The Gay” therapy.

This program will air again tonight, Friday 7/15 at 7:00 PM ET/PT on MTV

Video – MTV’s "The Hard Times Of R.J. Berger" – Bully Max Hits The Showers With Another Dude

Only MTV could pull this off….

Well them and of course “GLEE”

The Hard Times of RJ Berger is an MTV comedy series created by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith   The show’s central character is RJ Berger (Paul Iacono) an unpopular sophomore at the fictional Pinkerton High School in Ohio who has an enormous penis. R.J. has two best friends,  Miles Jenner , and goth girl Lily Miran who has been lusting after R.J. for several years. But R.J.’s REAL  love interest is Jenny Swanson  a “girl next door” who was once involved with Max Owens (Jayson Blair), a popular jock and  and uber-bully who has been making R.J.’s life a living hell.

In the the second season episode “Steamy Surprise”, RJ discovers that Max is secretly gay when he sees him making out with Guillermo in the high school locker room showers.

I sure wish closted gay bullies were en vouge when I was in high school.  Mine were just assholes.

If they were I would have spent more time in the shower room

Dan Savage Responds To Attack By NOM’s Maggie Gallagher. It’s Cow Tipping Time!

Dan Savage responds to Maggie “Moo-gie” Gallagher’s NOM blog post in which the cow attacked Dan’s moral standings and credibility in having a college student sex talk show on MTV.

“I do not intend to ‘educate your college students,’ Maggie. Your college students—the offspring of NOM supporters—are being ‘educated’ at Brigham Young, Liberty University, Bob Jones, Seattle Pacific University, and other Christianist madrassas. My college tours typically take me to secular institutions of higher learning where the kids were hooking up and having sex long before my visit to campus.

I know what women are like. I may not know what women taste like—I’ve never gone down on one—but I do know what women are like. My mother was a woman, my sister is a woman, my aunts are women, my favorite bartender is a woman, lots of my friends, neighbors, and coworkers are women. And as someone who sleeps with men and is a long-term relationship with a man, I know what (straight) women have to put up with. I’m not the first gay man that women have turned to for advice about love and sex, Maggie, and I won’t be the last. And aren’t you a practicing Catholic? Not knowing what women are like (or taste like) has never stopped the Pope from offering his unsolicited advice to women—no birth control, no abortions, no oral, no anal, no handjobs—and it’s hypocritical of you to suggest that I’m not qualified to advise women, since I won’t fuck ’em, without first telling that old fag in Rome to STFU already.”


I loves me some Dan Savage!

You can read Dan’s entire response by clicking HERE.