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The 2012 VMA’s

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Music meets television. Thats what MTV stands for. Yet MTV probably only plays music once a year; during the MTV Video Music Awards. After tuning in for just a couple of minutes, the tone of the show was automatically understood; bland with a side of dull.

Year after year, the VMA’s do little to astonish and much to disappoint.  From horrible performances, terrible hosts with mediocre jokes, and far to many commercials, the VMA’s do not live up to their hype anymore.  What happened to the good old times of memorable performances and shocking moments? What happened to Britney performing “I’m a slave for you” with a snake wrapped around her body? Or Madonna kissing Britney and pretending that she never kissed Christina after? What happened to Beyonce encouraging all the single ladies to put a ring on it? For the love of god, where is the real slim shady? The minute even Lady Gaga disappears from the scene with her meat dress is when you know things are going terribly wrong in Hollywood. Really, not even the Biebs? Truthfully, where did all the artists go?? Besides for Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne, the rest of “Hollywood” was simply m.i.a.

To those of you that are old enough to remember the good VMA days, its safe to say that the opening act is suppose to leave a last impression. Rihanna’s performance of her new single, “Persuasion” and “We Found Love” did nothing but rehash every other performance she’s ever had. It was boring and it was predictable. Not even Calvin Harris could save this one. That seems to be the tone of this years awards show; predictable. There was nothing to really justify the two hours of my life that I had just wasted. Even Pink’s performance was a let down. Aside from her amazing vocals, I believe I’ve seen that performance once before. Maybe the last time you did acrobatics at the VMA’s??

Yes Kevin Hart, we all make mistakes. MTV’s biggest mistake was taking you on as a host.  After watching Kevin host, I’m debating picking up the phone and calling Russell Brand back to host next years show. MTV tried to tie in the presidential election as a way to get teens involved in voting, whcih was a good move, but when the whole idea of “my president is black” comes about, I start to question why everything comes down to race? I’m not one to get involved into racial topics, but it’s the elephant in the room. No one wants to sound “racist”but MTV blatantly emphasizes it and plays the racial card. It just isn’t necessary. In addition, none of the jokes were funny,  well maybe except the one about Kristen Stewart. That was kind of funny, but she really deserved it. Especially when she was one of the few cast mates not at the VMA’s promoting part 2 of “Breaking Dawn.” Yep, it just got funnier.

Amongst all the bad, it seems hard to find a silver lining. Aside from giving mad props to One Direction’s manager for scoring them two VMA’s and a performance (take that The Wanted), and wiping away our tears as Frank Ocean touched the depths of our souls,  this night was all about girl domination. Girl power, if you must. Alicia Keys previewed her new single, “Girl is on fire” proving that real music does still exist.  I’ll even give it Nicki Minaj, who actually embraced her rap side and strayed from her barbie doll persona for a minute to lay down some authentic rhymes. All of that was nicely topped off by Olympic gymnast Gaby, who strutted her stuff and proved that she is the reason for America’s success in the Olympics. Taylor Swift concluded the show with her very first finale performance. “We are never ever getting back together” was full on T.Swift in her natural habitat. Fun, girly, flirty and innocent. That’s really whats most charming about her,  no matter how much music changes, she is who she is. After all that, I still believe that there is just a smidgen of hope left for the VMA’s. Till next year!

 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Trailer – How is Liz Ortecho Going to Explain Max’s Death and Rosa’s Return?

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Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Extended Trailer

It’s been almost a year since Max sacrificed himself to bring Rosa back to the land of the living in a moment fueled purely by his love for Liz Ortecho.

Yes, we’re talking a full year (give or take a few weeks) since the heartbreaking and jaw-dropping finale of Roswell, New Mexico season 1 aired.

In that time, you’ve probably spent your days pondering how it was possible that Rose was resurrected, if Max was really dead, how people in town would react to Rosa’s return, if people would question where Max went, and if Liz would resent her sister for inadvertently killing her boyfriend.

All fair questions that the Roswell, New Mexico season 2 trailer is here to address… at least, in some capacity.

The extended trailer kicks off with Liz mourning the loss of Max by, quite literally, crying over his dead body.

Rosa comes out of nowhere and questions what happened, “I don’t understand, you look different,” she says to Liz who promises to “explain everything” just as soon as she wipes those tears away and accepts her new reality.

As Rosa suggests they call an ambulance, Liz assures her it’s too late because “he brought you back to life.”

Kyle, Liz’s ex-squeeze, is the first to see Rosa alive and he cannot believe his eyes.

His reaction is, and I quote, “whoa,” as a dumbfounded look spreads across his face.

Whoa, indeed. Rosa is alive, y’all.

Related: Catch up on Roswell, New Mexico Season One

Elsewhere, Isobel is not doing so hot following her husband’s death (remember – he was revealed to be the man responsible for killing Rosa), and all that anger starts blowing fuses in her house. Or is she being haunted by his ghost? Both are valid and possible.

She’s also using that anger to charge her powers to “protect herself.”

Liz gets questioned by the Sheriff about deputy Evans’ disappearance as she slides over a picture of the late (and definitely not great) Noah, who died the night of the lightning storm.

Also, Liz has a full-on breakdown in the shower showing us that she’s the queen of showcasing a full range of emotions in a trailer that clocks in at under 1:15.

And if that wasn’t enough to keep your head spinnin’ like a UFO, Alex Manes as his ex-lover Michael Guerin if there’s a possibility his girlfriend Maria DeLuca might have been abducted.

Guerin, who doesn’t want to hear it at first, is heard saying that “there might be an alien connection.” Well, when isn’t there one, Michael?

In the end, Liz explains she intends to repay Max for the ultimate sacrifice: “Max gave me back the only thing that mattered to me. Now, it’s my turn.”

Watch the trailer below:

And for those of you who don’t believe that Max is really dead, Nathan Parsons’ told Entertainment Weekly “I am fully dead.”

But don’t worry, being dead on The CW never limits anyone’s screentime and he assures us that the series found a creative way to use him so that he’s still very much part of the story.

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NBC Gives Three Season Renewal to One Chicago Shows ‘Chicago PD,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ and ‘Chicago Med’

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Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire renewed for three seasons

And that’s what we call a triple sweep!

Your favorite ER docs, firefighters, and detectives aren’t going anywhere anytime soon because NBC just gave the #OneChicago universe a massive pick-up.

All three series in Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise will be returning for an additional three more seasons.

That brings Chicago Fire through season 11, Chicago PD through season 10, and Chicago Med through season 8.

According to Deadline, the renewals are part of a new deal between Wolf and Universal Studios.

“Dick Wolf has proven time and time again that he makes shows audiences love,” said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We are delighted, excited and proud that as part of this epic deal with Wolf Entertainment, NBC’s loyal audience will know that their favorite shows have a certain future for the next three years.”

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His other highly-rated and highly-performing drama, Law & Order SVU, also snagged three more seasons.

While nabbing three seasons at one time is surely a feat to be proud of, it isn’t unheard of at NBC, a network that loves to reward shows that simultaneously perform well live, in DVR viewing, and can also be syndicated. And if they have large, dedicated followings — which all 4 Wolf shows do — it only works in their favor.

The shows join the previously renewed medical drama New Amsterdam and the emotional family drama This Is Us, which was scored a three-season renewal.

Following the exciting news, the shows will have to renegotiate contracts with talent. Since three-years is a pretty massive chunk of time, it’s possible that not all of your favorites will stick around for the full-term.

Wolf has found success in both keeping his lead around for the entire duration of a series like Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVU or swapping out the full cast entirely to offer a different perspective and reinvent the wheel. Either way,  it’s bound to be successful and lucrative.

Are you excited about the renewals?

Which show is your favorite?

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Best and Wackiest Tweets About the Season Finale of ‘Love is Blind’

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Best Tweets from the Love is Blind Season finale

Netflix dropped the season finale of Love is Blind, it’s highly-addictive new reality series, early Thursday morning.

And you better believe fans stayed up (or went to sleep early to wake up early) to watch the conclusion and see which couples successfully walked down the aisle to swap “I do’s” and which ones hit their partners with “I don’t.”

Based on the reaction on Twitter, the series finale was well worth the wait.

Check out the best and wackiest tweets about the finale below!

It was almost like the royal wedding…

Pretending to be shocked like…

Believing in true love got us like…

So many cringe-worthy moments with those two.

YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER!

Amber living her best life, don’t @ her.

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