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11/16 BONUS POST

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AFTER 10 YEARS AND A 3-HOUR FINALE, TOTAL REQUEST LIVE IS OFFICIALLY OFF THE AIR.

The last TRL, renamed Total Finale Live for this special event, was a jam-packed celebration of the show that defined our childhood afternoons.

SOME THOUGHTS

Carson Daly returned to emcee the event with current host Damien Fahey.

The show actually started with a performance by Beyonce.

Weird that it was held on a Sunday night, and not a weekday, like the normal TRL.

Appearances from celebs ran the gamut from Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Jonathan Davis, Snoop Dogg and…Samuel L. Jackson?!

First on-air (and live!) interview with Travis Barker post-plane crash.  Very subdued, not that we blame him.

Diddy pretended to (or perhaps really??) choke up when he was honored for making the most appearances on TRL.

Awkward moment: Carson referring to ex Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Co-hosted by all the former VJs, including three of our faves: Hilarie Burton (yay One Tree Hill!), Dave Holmes and Jesse Camp, from the very first I Wanna Be a VJ contest.

Fall Out Boy performed…minus Pete Wentz.  He later called into the show and said he was in California prepping for imminent fatherhood.  Will it really be that soon?!

Soundbyte: “I bought Twilight on bootleg and watched it like 72 times”–Pete Wentz.  Setting a great example, as always.

Did Hilary Duff run into ex Joel Madden?

Kid Rock insisted on smoking a cigar on stage.  And here we thought it was illegal to smoke in New York venues…

Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez represented NSYNC but it would’ve been cool if the whole band returned AND performed.

X-Tina, Chris Brown, Ben Stiller and others spoke via satellite.

Disappointing moment: Eminem, on the phone, refuses to give any details about his upcoming album, Relapse.

Quintessential window references and segments with the Times Square crowd.

KoRn was hailed as the first rock band of TRL; brought back memories of the KoRn (number 3) spot.

A short segment looked back at the top MTV News moments, giving due respect to 9/11.  Wish they also mentioned Aaliyah.

Many shameless plugs: Bolt, Diddy’s new cologne (who was made fun of for hyping the most stuff over the years), Last Call, FNMTV and more.

East Coast and West Coast rap/hip-hop came together in medley featuring Nelly, Snoop and Ludacris.

Unnecessary moment: knocking LFO.

Soundbyte: “One of the finer moments of my life”–JT recalling when Halle Berry surprised him on a TRL ep.

Backstreet Boys given lots of praise, though we wish former member Kevin returned for the performance.

Soundbyte: “They outlived all the other boy bands and they outlived TRL“–Carson on BSB.

Noticeably absent: 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Destiny’s Child, Mandy Moore, Jay-Z, Avril, Sum-41, Linkin Park and others.

Are all the TRL employees without jobs now?  After all, MTV (and parent Viacom) are doing lay-offs…

Soundbyte: Britney is “the queen of TRL“–Carson on Brit Brit who “couldn’t be here.”

Loved that some of our favorite moments were re-aired: the debut party for BSB’s Millenium album, Mariah and her ice cream truck, countless others.

Speaking of counting, the TRL finale wouldn’t be complete without a final countdown. The Top 10 videos from TRL history, as decided by the producers: Hey-Ya (Outkast), What’s My Age Again (Blink-182), Yeah (Ludacris, Usher, et. al.), Crazy in Love (Beyonce), Bawitdaba (Kid Rock), Dirrty (Christina Aguilera), Bye Bye Bye (NSYNC), I Want It That Way (BSB), The Real Slim Shady (Eminem), and, at number one, Baby One More Time (Britney).

Soundbyte: “Goodnight from New York and goodnight TRL“–Carson.

TEAR!

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November 13, 2008 Pt. 2

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Linsday, didn't you know there's a price to pay for bad ratings?  Get it--Price?!

Linsday, didn't you know there's a price to pay for bad ratings? Get it--Price?!

Britney: New York music station KTU has six tracks of Brit’s upcoming album.  Not gonna lie, we’re hoping for a full-fledged Britney comeback.

90210: People are already talking about next week’s ep.  The preview clip shows Brenda admitting to frenemy Kelly that she slept with Ryan, Kel’s current flame.  Hold up!  Didn’t Shannen Doherty say she didn’t want to do high school love triangle stuff again?  We call for a rewrite.

Lipstick Jungle: And now that this show is canceled, will Lindsay Price make an appearance on 90210?  If she does, Ian better be with her!

Mad TV: It’s a mad, mad world when this show is also canceled!  Or is it?

Pushing Daisies: Might be next on the chopping block.  And if it happens, creator Bryan Fuller says you can expect the series to be wrapped up in a comic book.  Oddly fitting for an odd show.

Monopoly: Coming to a theater near you.  How exactly, we’re really not sure.

Anthony Kiedis: Can a rock star’s childhood make for a red hot TV series?  That’s what this Chili Pepper thinks.  And HBO, too, apparently.  They’ve greenlit his life story as an hourlong drama.

Foo Fighters: Who knew Dave Grohl was such a foodie?  He and his bandmates will be guest judges on Top Chef.

Daniel Craig: Being James Bond is painful?  And here we thought the loads of money made up for that.

Ben Stiller: There could be a third film in the Meet the Parents series, Stiller says.  We wouldn’t object but we’re not sure who’s left to meet.

Facebook: One of EW’s entertainers of the year?  Really?  (Top honors go to Robert Downey Jr.)

Thomas Beatie: The pregnant man is pregnant again!

November 11, 2008

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I'm addicted to gossip blogs!

I'm man enough to admit this: I'm addicted to gossip blogs!

The CW: We guess they’re going for a guest star bonanza: last night, Cyndi Lauper popped up on Gossip Girl and tonight’s Privileged promises an appearance from Perez  Hilton.

Speidi: How I Met Your Mother officially jumped the shark.  Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are guest-starring.  Like these two need any more television exposure!

Lost: Can a very complicated show become simpler thanks to musical recaps?  You decide.

50 Cent: Namedrops…blogs?  Yep.  Perez, Gawker and more.  At least he has fairly decent taste.

Keith Olbermann: Can you cover an election and not actually vote?  Yes, says Mr. MSNBC.

PEOPLE: The staff cuts have begun.  There goes our future. We feel like crying.

SIZZLED OUT: Ben Still and Chris Rock

STILL SIZZLING: The set of this investigative series went ablaze last week.  No injuries, thankfully, and maybe they’ll get a new plotline out of it!