Somewhere between an embarrassment of riches and a straight-up embarrassment for all parties involved (including voracious viewers like myself) is the fact that three new MTV True Life episodes have aired this week. The most... eccentric of these offerings was Wednesday night’s True Life: I’m an Adult Baby, which…
On May 26, a shooting at a T.I. concert at New York’s Irving Plaza left one dead (bodyguard Ronald McPhatter) and three others injured. One of the victims, 26-year-old Jersey City resident Maggie Carrie Heckstall, told her story about the shooting and the resulting trauma she lives with on last night’s True Life: I’ve…
It’s been 18 years since the Emmy-winning documentary series True Life premiered on MTV, and in that time they’ve given their audience of teens and young adults a pathos-filled look into scores of lives and experiences they might not otherwise have been exposed to. Some stories are bleak (the show’s premiere episode…
MTV featured a regular Romeo in its latest installment of True Life, which was all about "chubby chasers." Tee said:
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.