Following an eight-year retirement, the influential cult classic, [insert favorable adjective here] alternative music video series "120 Minutes" will be back on MTV2 on July 30. Rejoice.
This time around, the show will be called "120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield." For our younger friends, Pinfield is the bald guy above; he was "120 Minutes" most beloved host and worked part-time as a walking music encyclopedia. Although "120 Minutes" was reincarnated as "Subterranean" shortly after the original closed shop in 2003, this iteration returns with Pinfield's insight and interviews "to provide music fans with an unfiltered look at today's hottest alternative and indie artists, as well as emerging artists spanning multiple genres, including hip-hop and rock, through exclusive interviews and music videos."
As the show's rebirth approaches, enjoy 12.0 bits of information about the show that you probably didn't know or may have forgot. The items come from the gigantic 120 Minutes Archive as well as from Matt Pinfield himself.
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There's no better excuse than summer to have a 64-babe, single-elimination bikini bracket. We'll be rolling out the matchups for the entire month of July.
Greetings, earthlings and beachgoers. Voting has begun on each of the eight Sexy 16 contests and will continue until this Sunday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET. Click here to pull up the Sexy 16 matchups to vote on any you may have missed or simply to review your selections. After the jump there's current scores for each of the contests.
Another week, another serving of scantily clad, sexy dancers. Hat tip to "So You Think You Can Dance" producers for getting the show "Hot Dancers Dancing Well" on air with the more family-friendly name. Signed, your show's biggest fans.
The highlights this week range from booty-dropping (who reads headlines?), a freaky Italian number and a couple of sexy solo dances. Hit play and have a look. Assuming you like that sort of thing.
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Can we finally agree that getting turned on by sexy comic book characters is no longer creepy? Before Maxim and the internet, serials filled with scantily clad female superheroes and villainesses were the closest thing to porn you could get your hands on (heh).
But these days, geek's explosion into pop culture has made it so that comic books are no longer regarded as a fanboy's dirty little secret, wedged under a mattress. Some people have even gone so far as to ink their fap material into their flesh. We found 11 examples of this. Many, but not all, happen to be on men. Our guess: These guys don't make it out of the house much. Read More...
Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian went to take a dive Scrooge-McDuck-style into her pool of money, gold coins and diamonds. Unfortunately, the money level was too shallow and she hit her head on the bottom. Needing to refill the pit to its proper 10-foot depth, Kardashian decided to sue Old Navy for using a woman in their commercials that looks like her. In our entirely subjective opinion, the girl does bear a resemblance to the Armenian princess, but that's not scientific or anything. So, FOR SCIENCE, we ran the Old Navy girl's face through the most advanced (free) celebrity look-alike generator online, Picadilo.com, and this is what we got...
It turns out Ethan Hawke has a better case against Old Navy than Kim Kardashian. He should totally get in on that lawsuit. When was the last time he worked?
So, following that same logic to help in-need celebrities who need free money, we ran five of the most popular commercial spokespeople through the look-alike generator: Precocious Toyota Highlander Kid, Attractive T-Mobile Lady, Funny Old Spice Guy (aka Isaiah Mustafa for horny ladies), The Heineken "Entrance" Guy and The PC from Mac Ads (aka John Hodgman for hipsters). It turns out these celebrities all have a more legit claim to corporate advertising lawsuits than Kardashian. Read More...
LADIES Saint is into warm blankets, warm tubs and Swedish fish [Suicide Girls]
She's no sinner.
BANGERS Jay-Z & Kanye West "Otis" [XXL Mag]
Off Watch the Throne with some love for Otis Redding.
OCTAGON Five NBA players who could cross over during the NBA lockout [Cage Potato]
Big Baby would probably be wise to leave the nickname in the NBA.
DISGUISED The 25 best and worst costumes from superhero movies [Complex]
Some dressed the part, some dressed for S&M parties.
BELOW THE BELT MMA: All nut-shot edition [CollegeHumor]
Pushing testicles to the limit.
REVISED Fixed that for you: tweaked TV titles (pictures) [Fork Party]
Just one letter can turn a show from PG to porn.
NO MA'AM Video: The Guy Code, as explained by a creepy shirtless nerd [Guyism]
Sponsored by handlebar mustaches.
UNIMPRESSED How every security guard is about to feel at Comic-Con [BuzzFeed]
Either that or he's pissed that they took his costume idea.
Photo: Suicide Girls
Skateboarding and great tunes go together like baseball and crappy tunes. (Can we stop it with "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," already?) Watching clips of extreme sports without a thrashing punk or throbbing hip-hop soundtrack just ain't right. Maybe that's because action sports and music come from the same rebellious place. Musicians and extreme athletes are kindred spirits, so it's no wonder they bro down together at the skate park and in the studio, and dabble in each other's worlds.
In honor of the 2011 Video Music Awards nominees announced last night, we're counting down MTV's most extreme Moonman winners ever. Take a gander at which of your favorite musicians love to shred and don't forget to vote for your favorite VMA nominees. Maybe Tyler, the Creator or Justin Bieber will make this list next year. Read More...
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, Spin recently released Newermind, a tribute with one band covering each song from the game-changing grunge record. Tribute albums are always a risky undertaking, especially when you've got the ghost of Kurt Cobain and the mammoth shadow of the band that changed a generation hanging over you. So how does it hold up? We've decided to break down Newermind track by track.
For each song, we awarded a score of one to five sticks of Teen Spirit (one being the equivalent of Britney Spears' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" travesty, five being as close as you can get to making Cobain proud). It's science.
Before we officially begin, let's talk about that title. Really, Spin? Newermind? Was Neverevermind taken?
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Like any good "Martin" fan, we love us some Sheneneh. We can still sing her theme song ("Forever Sheneneh") and will be the first in line to see the Sheneneh/Wanda crossover movie that Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence were taunting us with a while back. But if you've watched as much "Martin" as we have, you know that Sheneneh isn't the only character Martin Lawrence played during the show's five-year run. Join us as we take a look back at some other wacky "Martin" characters who spouted memorable lines, broke out into random dance numbers and creepily flirted with Pam. Read More...