Based on what we saw of Vinny's mother and his Uncle Nino on "Jersey Shore," we were anticipating some memorable one-liners during tonight's "The Show with Vinny" premiere, but we definitely underestimated just how funny/weird/adorable/inappropriate their comments would get. Led by Paola's need to feed and Nino's surprise visit, here are the best quotes from the episode:
"Who's Little Wayne?" - Paola
Parents not knowing the names of your favorite celebrities isn't anything new, but something about the way Paola, who was born in Sicily, was so genuinely curious about Vinny's first guest's background made us giggle with glee.
Two of the many faces of Mac Miller.
According to "Girl Code" expert Carly Aquilino, a lady typically alters her look following traumatic events to symbolize the change she's gone through. But due to the recent actions of a certain "Most Dope" star, we're left to wonder whether that theory applies to men, too. Recently, Mac Miller completely shaved off his signature scruff, leaving a thin strip of hair above his lip. So, we mustache Mac a question: Is everything okay?!
The rapper used to rock a beard that'd have Ke$ha reeling (it suited his "I'm a multi-millionaire entrepreneur and I'm too busy to shave" look perfectly), and while that low maintenance approach seemed to work for a while, in the past few days, the 21-year-old decided to opt for a more Ron Burgundy-esque alternative. However...though there's no photographic evidence yet, the 70s theme didn't last long either, because earlier today he tweeted, "I'm really f**kin pissed right now. why did i shave off my mustache before i went to sleep. F**K!" Mac, fear not, hair does this magical thing: It grows back.
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Photos: Mac Miller's Instagram account
Nowadays, all it takes to get famous is a webcam and a little luck. A big ass helps. American culture is totally dominated by celebrity worship, and while we're perfectly content to have our names printed in small type above a 200-word blog post (we sometimes even use pseudonyms for rush jobs), Zach Stone desperately wants his name plastered on billboards, hummed around water coolers and referenced in Eminem lyrics -- even if he's being called out as a putz. Pride does not play a factor in the plight to become a tabloid fixture, and though we doubt you need proof of that fact, it was still fun to gather this list of people who became the talk of the town for no good reason at all. Check it:
Name in Lights: Speidi
Claim to Fame: Reality TV villains
Yes, yes, we are 100 percent to blame for Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's rise to stardom as one of the most hated couples in the history of Hollywood. But really, shouldn't you be thanking us? Between their "Hills" plots to take down the innocent and their short-lived stint on "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here" (in which they refused to eat the same food as the rest of the cast), these two once provided us with a constant source of entertainment, and in this neck of the woods, they are greatly missed.
Name In Lights: Tila Tequila
Claim to Fame: Re-naming herself after alcohol and then giving both men and women a "Shot at Love"
This one you can't actually blame us for -- we simply capitalized on the little lady's rapidly growing My Space audience, and snatched her up for a few seasons of a dating competition catering to her bi-sexuality. That's just good business. Since the series ended, Tequila's cache has cleared...but we'll always have the pig vagina-eating contest.
There's never any shortage of celebrity news, or blogs that cover celebrity news, but the one thing Remote Control can offer that no other website can is an anchor who still lives at home with his mother (if she was our mother, we'd never move out, either). Every Thursday before "The Show with Vinny" airs at 10/9, its host will be delivering the biggest headlines of the week, generously topped with some comedic sprinkles. How's that for one-stop shopping?
We've got a wide array of topics on the docket tonight-- from Michael Jordan's record-breaking wedding tent to Amanda Bynes' Twitter follies. Watch Vin break down the stories that stood out most, and make sure to check out the series premiere of "The Show" at 10/9c to hear him, as well as his priceless mom, Paola, and borderline insane Uncle Nino, chat with guests Lil Wayne and Jenna Marbles!
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After a far too long hiatus, Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out" returns July 9 to MTV2! As we await the highly anticipated sketch show comeback, each Throwback Thursday we'll be getting nostalgic about some of the most memorable moments and cast members from the series' first four seasons. We can't think of a better way to utilize the #TBT hash tag!
#TBT: Affion Crockett impersonates Chris Rock.
Chris Rock recently joined the MTV2 family when his sitcom, "Everybody Hates Chris," began airing on the network, but did you know that the legendary comedian also appeared on Nick Cannon's improv show, "Wild 'N Out," way back in the mid-2000s? Well, sort of. Affion Crockett had audiences doing a double-take when he stepped on the stage in Chris Rock's likeness. His spot-on impressions, like Jay-Z's signature "eh heh" ad-libs, made us all LOL, so we're not surprised the funnyman landed his own show on FOX! Just you wait, Affion's well on his way to being the next big thing.
Nikki Deloach and Nolan Funk have no idea Brett Davern's creepin' on their photo op.
While Monsieur Jake Rosati is living the good life as part of a package deal on "Awkward" (he's one half of Palos Hills' most PDA couple), the actor who plays him, Brett Davern, is flyin' solo on set...in the
creepiest way possible! Davern has been spotted photo-bombing the hell out of his co-stars' selfies, and we can't decide if he's trying to make the rounds and catch 'em all, Pokemon style, or if he just needs a hug.
Perhaps new kid Nolan Funk has something to do with Brett's creeper status. He's the common thread in the first of (hopefully) many Instabombs. In the above pic, Brett looks almost stunned (scared?) as he stands behind Nikki Deloach and Nolan, and in the one below, he seems pretty peeved the newbie is getting cozy with his pal, Jessica Lu. We get it. Brett's been around for three seasons, and all of a sudden this rando guy rolls up and nabs the ladies! Hey, we'll always be Team Jake.
Though Kailyn made some positive strides in communicating with her ex, Jo, as Season 4 of "Teen Mom 2" progressed, this sneak peek of Monday's reunion special shows that there are clearly a few unresolved issues regarding one major point of contention: Jo's girlfriend, Vee. In the clip, Dr. Drew notes his perceived double standard in how the young mother treats Javi's relationship with Isaac versus Vee's, and it doesn't exactly go over well.
When Dr. Drew asks Kail why Javi and Vee can't have the same type of contact with her son, she provides a pretty solid example of something Vee did that Javi -- who is super clean cut -- never would. "She decided to smoke weed out of a gas mask, and pictures leaked all over the Internet," Kail tells Drew. When the host tries to turn the tables on Kail by calling out the fact that she also smoked pot prior to her pregnancy, she gets extremely peeved that he'd even consider her past experiences in the same class as Vee's, and her responses become more curt as the doc's probing continues. She attempts to finally shut him down for good, firmly stating that "There's no justifying posting pictures of yourself drinking and smoking online," but we have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg...
Check out the clip, and don't miss Part 1 of the "Teen Mom 2" Reunion, Monday night at 10/9c.
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Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari are picture perfect!
Kristin Cavallari spent the better part of her TV life combating allegations that she's beyond a beyotch, but these days, it seems she's more interested in channeling her inner-Stepford Wife than starting fights. The former "Laguna Beach" and "Hills" baddie has cleaned up her act in recent years, settling down with football pro Jay Cutler, giving birth to Baby Camden and even (almost) burying the hatchet with ex-sparring partner Lauren Conrad.
Though motherhood has the power to soften up the most conniving individuals, we're still shocked by K-Cav's complete 180. The blonde beauty's even traded in her chic style for...t-shirts and jeans?! We may need to get our eyes checked, but she's definitely rocking a casual look in the professional photo she commissioned shown above. Now that's one for the mantel!
The biggest fail of the night landed poor Matty in the ER.
As silly as the "Nitro Circus Live" pros are known to act, the tricks they perform on tour are no joke. Their goofy behavior often makes it easy for us to forget how risky their jobs really are, but make no mistake: These brave athletes stare into the face of danger every night as they take on death-defying stunts. Stunts that sometimes result in an ER visit.
Despite how superhuman these guys appear to be, they bruise and bleed just like the rest of us -- particularly on the most recent episode. Let's recap the moments that made us go, "Now that haaad to hurt," and celebrate the fact that at least one pro managed to stick it without being wounded. Every victory counts, people.
Check out Tuesday night's biggest fails, now in GIF format!
Lyn-Z Pastrana leaps across the ramps and lands on her knee pads. Safety first!
Tonight's "True Life" explored the stories of two young people who were struggling with severe social anxiety. We had an opportunity to check in with them to find out how their lives have changed since filming wrapped -- take a look at the follow-up Q&As below.
Did participating in the show make you more aware that you had a diagnosable disorder?
I still don't feel that my disorder has been properly diagnosed, and the anxiety caused by social situations is only part of something deeper.
Do you think you're now more aware of how much social anxiety holds you back?
Being on the show definitely opened my eyes to the limitations my anxiety creates for me. It wasn't until actually telling my story out loud that I became aware of how unfulfilled my life has been.
Was the trade-off in stopping Paxil worth it?
There is no better or worse when I have Paxil operating in my system. My decision to stop taking the drug was not met with a consequence, I only reverted to my former self. Both states of being were unbearable, I just chose the one with which I am most familiar.
Where do you think you will be in five years?
I have to start from scratch, so I imagine in five years I will be living on my own and finishing school.