"It Sucks Being Pretty," Explains Reality TV's Samantha Brick

Dana, a 21-year-old from Illinois, was profiled on MTV's True Life: I'm Too Beautiful over the weekend. Of course, by participating in this show, she set herself up for a chorus of, "Nuh-uhs." Though the aspiring profesional wrestler does what she can to optimize her beauty (she figures the breast implants that she… » 6/03/13 10:13am 6/03/13 10:13am

10 Things You May Have Missed on TV This Week

In this week's pop culture round-up, Jimmy Fallon gives Tim Tebow some Ziggy flavor, Leslie Knope's campaign for City Council is off to a rough start and The Daily Show gets a new correspondent. » 1/13/12 7:00pm 1/13/12 7:00pm

Do you want to lobsterate your meal? New Senior Political Analyst Jessica Williams doesn't even get to unpack…

True Life Really Outdoes Itself With MILF Episode

Last night's True Life: I Have A Hot Mom began with a somber statement from a fifteen-year-old girl: "My name is Tori, and for pretty obvious reasons I'm always being overshadowed by my Mom." Camera zooms in on Tori's mother's humongous breasts. » 10/26/11 1:45pm 10/26/11 1:45pm

Can These People Really Pray The Gay Away?

Last night's episode of MTV's documentary series True Life focused on young adults who had once identified with being gay but are now determined to be straight. Kevin had lived as an open gay man for a few years and had been in a long-term relationship, but decided that the pain associated with not being close to… » 7/15/11 4:16pm 7/15/11 4:16pm

Rape Survivor Gabrielle Union Can Really Relate To Rihanna's Murderous…

Actress Gabrielle Union — whom you may have seen in movies like Bring It On, Bad Boys II, and Daddy's Little Girls — has openly spoken about about being raped when she was 19, and is now an advocate for victims of sexual assault. Union recently Tweeted her support of Rihanna's "Man Down" video, and revealed that she… » 6/09/11 2:50pm 6/09/11 2:50pm

The Grossest Earring-Removal Story You'll Hear This Week

One day — maybe when I turned 30? — my mother gave me diamond studs. "I don't want them anymore," she said. "But don't lose them." I tighten the screw-backed earrings often, out of anxiety. But something went wrong. » 10/01/10 6:23pm 10/01/10 6:23pm

When The Nose Job Doesn't Fix The Problem

As I write this, I'm having a little bit of trouble breathing. It's like I have a perpetual cold. But it wasn't always like this — the reason it's like this now is that I feel bad about my face. » 5/25/10 7:00pm 5/25/10 7:00pm

"I Hate My Face": Looking At Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Last night, MTV's True Life focused on BDD, a psychological condition that affects how sufferers perceive their physical features. One woman—Pamela, 26—says her hatred for her face kept from her finishing high school, or ever getting a job. » 4/20/10 2:20pm 4/20/10 2:20pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Sarah Palin can't quite grasp that the word is not "nucular," an Easter bunny gets attacked, and Liam Neeson gives Justin Bieber the finger on live TV. » 4/09/10 5:00pm 4/09/10 5:00pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Dolly Parton admits she's afraid of the rides at Dollywood, Facebook and texting are said to be ruining couples' relationships, and two words: Janice Dickinson. » 3/26/10 4:00pm 3/26/10 4:00pm

True Life: I'm Addicted to Video Games "Takes The Tampon Out"

Last night's True Life featured two videogame addicts. One, Barry, fit the normal gamer profile of white male techophile between the ages of fifteen and thirty. And then there was Charisse. » 1/26/10 4:00pm 1/26/10 4:00pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Martha Stewart's hatred of Sarah Palin, Spencer Pratt's spelling errors, and drunk idiots on MTV. » 11/20/09 5:00pm 11/20/09 5:00pm

True Life: When Women Stay With Asshole Boyfriends

Last night's True Life: I Can't Leave My Boyfriend followed young women who are obviously involved with men who treat them horribly and have no respect for them. It's not exactly an uncommon situation, but it's certainly a frustrating one. » 11/17/09 7:00pm 11/17/09 7:00pm

Recession Horror Stories Featured On MTV

Last night's True Life: I Can No Longer Afford My Lifestyle followed three twentysomethings who never bothered to save money for a rainy day, and have since lost their highly-paid corporate jobs. Now, they're scrambling to make ends meet. » 10/20/09 2:20pm 10/20/09 2:20pm

True Life Producer: "By Far, The Worst Was Being In The Projects"

To mark the 200th episode of True Life, MTV aired True Adventures of True Life last night, in which producers discussed the 11-year history of the show, one of whom, Leigh Steiglitz, revealed how challenging the job can be. » 9/24/09 3:40pm 9/24/09 3:40pm

Think Before You Ink: The Painful Process Of Tattoo Removal

Last night's installment of MTV's True Life: I Hate My Tattoos profiled people who regret the ink they have. Over 70% of Jason's body is tattooed, which is proving to be a very painful mistake to correct with laser removal. » 9/08/09 3:40pm 9/08/09 3:40pm

Woman Goes Waiting To Exhale On Her Soon-To-Be Ex-Husband

MTV's latest installment of its documentary series True Life was called "I'm Ending My Marriage." Mostly, the episode was just sad, but this clip—featuring divorcing couple Tryce and Wendel—was a Judge Judy episode waiting to happen. » 9/01/09 3:00pm 9/01/09 3:00pm

What Constitutes A Porn "Addiction"?

On the documentary True Life: I'm Addicted to Porn, Adam, a father of four, is separated from his wife over his porn "addiction." She will not reconcile until he stops watching porn, and stops masturbating. » 3/30/09 1:00pm 3/30/09 1:00pm

MTV's True Life Investigates Severe Acne Sufferers

Over the weekend, MTV aired True Life: I Have Acne » 9/15/08 2:20pm 9/15/08 2:20pm a documentary featuring young adults with severe cystic acne, and the steps they are taking to treat it. Take Lily. She's a 21-year-old aspiring model/actress, but her skin has been holding her back from moving forward with her career. She's been grappling with the…