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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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‘The Bold Type’ Announces Final Season Premiere Date

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Mandatory meeting in the fashion closet. 

The Bold Type previously announced that its fifth season will be its last, and now, we have a premiere date!

Freeform announced the series will return on Wednesday, May 26! 

Per the synopsis, Kat, Jane, and Sutton are “on the brink of defining who they really are and how best to leave their mark on the world.”

Season 4 ended prematurely on July 16, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As a refresher, the season ended with Sutton and Richard splitting, Kat hooking up with Eva despite the two sharing significantly different political views and then calling things off, and Jane challenging Jacqueline on a controversial story that involved her husband while also possibly crushing on one of her writers. 

The upcoming final season will be miniature in size as it will only feature six episodes. 


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Younger Season 7 Trailer: Does Liza Have a New Man in Her Life?

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Younger Season 7 Trailer: Does Liza Have a New Man in Her Life?

Younger is ready to turn the final page!

Ahead of the seventh and final season, Paramount+ released a lengthy two-minute trailer that gives fans a glimpse of how it all ends. 

The clip opens with a flashback to Charles (Peter Hermann) asking Liza (Sutton Foster) to marry him during the season 6 finale

But, of course, it’s unclear if Liza accepted the proposal as the next scene finds her ex, Josh (Nico Tortorella), and her friend, Lauren (Molly Kate Bernard), wondering if she said yes. 

News of the possible engagement spreads fast as Liza’s bestie, Kelsey (Hilary Duff), informs her that she “just heard the news,” while her other bestie, Maggie (Debi Mazar), laments that she’s “impressed” with Charles.

However, Liza doesn’t seem to think the proposal was all that romantic, which leads me to believe that maybe the couple isn’t headed down the aisle anytime soon. 

Especially because the rest of the trailer seems to show trouble in paradise!

And this time, it may not be Josh’s fault… though, one scene does show him asking Liza: “if I would have said something sooner, would it have made a difference?”

Liza’s always struggled to choose between Charles and Josh, however, there may be a new man taking up residence in Liza’s life: surf legend Kai Manning, who is shopping a book at Empirical/Millennial. 

And while there’s a scene of Liza and Charles kissing underneath the fireworks, there’s also some tension as he informs her that he “had to bend a lot” to be with her. 

Tension also builds as it looks like Quinn is moving in on Liza’s man and Charles may be entertaining the idea!

New relationships seem to be on the horizon as Josh is spotted with a new woman by his side as his baby momma, Claire, returns. 

Maggie is also smitten with a woman named Camila.

And elsewhere, Kelsey contemplates her future asking Lauren if she should “go back to Millennial,” before informing Quinn of her decision, which the billionaire calls “running home to daddy.”

But at the end of the day, the show hones in on the fact that it’s about female friendship and empowerment.
 
“We’re women, we’re fighters, this is our moment, Liza,” Kelsey informs her. 
 
And if the original premise got muddled somewhere in all the love triangles, the trailer reminds you that the series was born to defy ageism in the workplace and in life in general.
 
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that age is irrelevant,” Liza tells Kelsey.
 
That’s been the lesson since day one! 
 
From the looks of it, the 12-episode final season is going to be one wild ride as it wraps up all the storylines once and for all. 
 
 
Younger will air all episodes on Paramount+ before dropping them on TV Land at a later date. 
 
The final season will premiere the first four episodes on April 15.
 


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‘Younger’ Announces Final Season Premiere Date, Loses Two Series Regulars

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It’s the beginning of the end for Liza, Kelsey, and Empirical! 

Paramount Plus announced that the seventh and final season of Younger will premiere on Thursday, April 15!

The first four episodes will be available for streaming on that day. 

The final eight episodes will be released on a weekly basis every Thursday. 

Those who don’t have access to Paramount Plus will be able to see the full season later in the year on TV Land. 

It was also announced that Miriam Shor (the impeccable Diana Trout) and Charles Michael Davis (Zane Anders) will no longer be series regulars. 

Per TV Line, the duo will be back in a recurring capacity.

“Due to scheduling and Covid related matters, Miriam Shor and Charles Michael Davis were unable to be season seven cast regulars,” series creator Darren Star said in a statement to the news outlet. 

“However, they will always be a much loved and integral part of the Younger family and have added so much heart and soul to the series.”

Production for the final season was delayed significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, we know these two will go the extra mile with whatever screentime they do have! 
 
Per the release, the final season of Younger finds “Liza’s (Sutton Foster) personal life is on shaky ground as she tries to stay true to herself. After a setback at work, Kelsey (Hilary Duff) doubts her career decisions and discovers a new creative outlet. Meanwhile, Maggie (Debi Mazar) gets canceled.”

Check out the sneak peek HERE

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