TV Features

This Haunts Me: Mariah Carey Taking a Bath on MTV's "Cribs"

It was 2002, and Mariah Carey wanted a bath. Now we'll never be clean.

Before TikTok, before Snapchat, and before YouTube, there was MTV in the early aughts: a lawless land of velour tracksuits and diamond grillz, tiny dogs and spray tans.

And then there was Mariah Carey, who had barely survived 2001 after channeling her lifeforce into the beloved film disaster Glitter, along with the critically panned soundtrack of the same name. And yet, Carey persisted–and took a bath in front of millions of viewers on MTV's Cribs.

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TV News

MTV's "See Us Unite for Change" for AAPI Heritage Month Expands Its Roster, Ken Jeong to Host

The celebration has added Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Osaka, Lisa Yang and more to their roster

Ken Jeong

With Ken Jeong set to host, MTV's AAPI Heritage Month celebration just announced an expansion of their roster before the event takes place on May 21.

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Interviews

Interview: Chanel West Coast Demands to Be Taken Seriously

The Ridiculousness co-host has fought tooth and nail over the years to make a name for herself in the rap game, and she's finally being given her due diligence.

Chanel West Coast

Despite being a versatile talent, Chanel West Coast has admittedly been pigeonholed over the years.

Best known as the sole female face of Ridiculousness, it's true that MTV's comedy clip show has served as Chanel's home this past decade. But she is often quick to remind everyone (this journalist included) that her hardened launch into music these past few years isn't so much a career pivot, but rather an extension of an already seasoned musical hustle.

"I've never just "dabbled" in music," Chanel said.

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WWE

Last night at WWE's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, The Miz cashed in his Money in The Bank contract on Drew McIntyre and became the new WWE Champion.

Miz's championship victory took place after the main event match, wherein Drew McIntyre successfully defended his title. Afterwards, former United States Champion Bobby Lashley brutally assaulted McIntyre, and Miz took the opportunity to finish the job. Now The MIz is a two-time WWE Champion.

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Culture Feature

Jay-Z's 7 Best Albums

On his 51st birthday, we take a look at Jay-Z's best albums.

Shawn Carter, AKA Jay-Z, was born December 4, 1969.

He was raised in Marcy Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn, NY. He discovered a passion for music at a young age but became heavily involved in the streets as a crack cocaine dealer.

Jay's involvement with the drug trade would end after a near-fatal brush with death. This encounter motivated him to go legit and pursue music.

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These days, kids don't remember that MTV used to be home to some of the most distinctive animation on television.

While the channel has since become a reality TV-soaked abyss, MTV used to cater to outlandish adult animation that was far more brazen than anything seen on Comedy Central.

MTV would often champion shows that didn't have a chance in hell of surviving the mainstream channels. Some efforts would die out quickly, such as the animated sketch show Popzilla, which featured poorly characterized celebrities doing nothing of importance (in one segment, Criss Angel watches Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in a crowded movie theater and obnoxiously comments on how he could actually perform the spells.)

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