MTV to Air Global Premiere of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”





MTV to Air Global Premiere of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” on Friday, October 1st at 12PM ET
The video will make its broadcast premiere on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU, across MTV’s worldwide network of channels in nearly 180+ regions and the ViacomCBS Times Square Billboard.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV to air global premiere of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” on Friday, October 1st at 12PM ET

Music video to make exclusive broadcast premiere on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s worldwide network of channels in nearly 180+ regions

September 30, 2021 – MTV will exclusively air the global premiere of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new video “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” on Friday, October 1st at 12PM ET. The video will make its broadcast premiere on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU, across MTV’s worldwide network of channels in nearly 180+ regions and the ViacomCBS Times Square Billboard.

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” is from the duo’s new collaborative album, LOVE FOR SALE, which will also be released on the same day, October 1st, via Columbia Records/Interscope Records. MTV also aired global premieres of the music videos for “I Get A Kick Out Of You” on August 6th and the title track “Love For Sale” on September 17th.



Jeff Davis Reunites with MTV Entertainment Studios for “Teen Wolf” Original Movie





Jeff Davis Reunites with MTV Entertainment Studios for “Teen Wolf” Original Movie Exclusively for Paramount+ as Part of New Overall Deal
Under the partnership, Davis will write and executive produce a “Teen Wolf” movie with talks underway with the original cast, an all-new series “Wolf Pack,” and will serve as showrunner and director for the pilot of the previously-announced live-action reboot “Æon Flux,” for Paramount+.
[via press release from MTV Entertainment Studios]
Jeff Davis reunites with MTV Entertainment Studios for “Teen Wolf” original movie exclusively for Paramount+ as part of new overall deal

Pact also includes new “Wolf Pack” series for Paramount+ based on the acclaimed books by Edo van Belkom with Davis on board as showrunner and writer

Previously announced “Aeon Flux” to be re-imagined as new live action series for the streaming

NEW YORK, NY – September 24, 2021 – On the four-year anniversary of the TEEN WOLF series finale, MTV Entertainment Studios today announced it will once again team up with creator, writer and producer, Jeff Davis, for a new multi-year deal.

Under the partnership, Davis will write and executive produce a TEEN WOLF movie with talks underway with the original cast, an all-new series WOLF PACK, and will serve as showrunner and director for the pilot of the previously-announced live-action reboot ÆON FLUX, for Paramount+, as well as additional titles for the ViacomCBS streaming service. These projects fall under MTVE President and CEO Chris McCarthy, and seek to further maximize IP and successful franchises while also creating new IP that speaks to MTVE’s global audience.

And, beginning in December 2021, the entire 100 episode TEEN WOLF library will be available to stream on Paramount+ in key global markets.

TEEN WOLF MOVIE: A full moon rises in Beacon Hills, and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a Werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an Alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.

WOLF PACK: Based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, WOLF PACK follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature and drives it to attack a highway traffic jam beneath the burning hills. Wounded in the chaos, the boy and girl are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two other teenagers who were adopted sixteen years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them – the bite and blood of a werewolf.

ÆON FLUX: Credited for laying the groundwork as one of the first anime female superheroes, ÆON FLUX returns as a reimagined live-action series. Set in a post-apocalyptic near future where countries no longer exist, reduced to Spartan like city-states locked in perpetual war, where children are turned into lethal soldiers and every citizen carries a gun, one young woman rises up to rebel against her Orwellian government as she becomes the hero known as ÆON FLUX. Gale Anne Hurd serves as Executive Producer for Valhalla Entertainment.

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Davis is repped by WME, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, and Jackoway, Austen, Tyerman.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

About MTV Entertainment Group:

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.



David and Jessica Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Sign Overall Deal with ViacomCBS and MTV





David and Jessica Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Sign Overall Deal with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Studios
“Bass Reeves,” a limited series that will bring the legendary lawman of the wild west to life, is the first in development for the new partnership.
[via press release from MTV Entertainment Studios]
DAVID AND JESSICA OYELOWO’S YORUBA SAXON SIGN OVERALL DEAL WITH VIACOMCBS AND MTV ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS

101 STUDIOS TO SERVE AS PRODUCTION PARTNER

LIMITED SERIES ABOUT BASS REEVES – ONE OF THE FIRST BLACK U.S. MARSHALS – IN DEVELOPMENT WITH DAVID OYELOWO SET TO STAR AND YELLOWSTONE CO-CREATOR TAYLOR SHERIDAN ATTACHED TO PRODUCE

NEW YORK, NY – September 9, 2021 – ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Studios announced today an exclusive overall deal with the Emmy(R) nominated actor David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo for original scripted and unscripted series through their production company Yoruba Saxon. 101 Studios will serve as production partner on all projects.

Bass Reeves, a limited series that will bring the legendary lawman of the wild west to life, is the first in development for the new partnership. Reeves was known as the greatest frontier hero in American history and is also believed to be the inspiration for The Lone Ranger. Reeves worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded. Oyelowo is attached to star as Reeves in the Taylor Sheridan produced project.

“David and Jessica are incredibly talented artists and we’re excited to develop our Bass Reeves project together with them and our phenomenal partner Taylor Sheridan,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, MTV Entertainment Group. “As the first Black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi River, Reeves’ story is monumental, and this limited series will bring to light one of the greatest frontier heroes in our country’s history.”

“The stories Jess and I want to tell are boundary-busting and full of folks the likes of whom we have seldom seen on screen. The extraordinary story of Bass Reeves exemplifies just that. To collaborate with world-class talent like Taylor Sheridan to tell those stories to the widest audience possible, is our dream, and we believe that can and will be realized through the shared ambitions we have with ViacomCBS and its signature branded platforms, alongside our seasoned and brilliant producing partners at 101 Studios,” said Oyelowo.

“We are thrilled to partner with David, Jessica and the entire team at Yoruba Saxon on this new endeavor and we are especially excited about our first project on Bass Reeves chronicling the legendary life of the west’s most feared lawman. We can’t wait to give audiences an exclusive look into his strength, perseverance and absolutely remarkable story through our joint venture with Yoruba and our friends at ViacomCBS,” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios.

Bass Reeves will be executive produced by Yellowstone co-creator and Academy Award(R) nominee Taylor Sheridan, David Oyelowo, Jessica Oyelowo, David Permut, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari. MTV Entertainment Studios, Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions, Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon, and 101 Studios will produce.

About MTV Entertainment Group:

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

About 101 Studios:

101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. Founded by David C. Glasser, Chief Executive Officer, and David Hutkin, Chief Operating Officer, the studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. On the television side, 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s Emmy nominated series Yellowstone, as well as Sheridan’s upcoming series Mayor of Kingstown and Yellowstone prequel 1883. Additionally, 101 Studios oversees and manages the newly formed Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future. Upcoming projects include Paradise Found based on the true story of high school football coach Rick Prinz; a docuseries about the sexual abuse and cover-up at Ohio State University, co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures; and the docuseries Covers, a behind-the-scenes look at Sports Illustrated’s top cover stories of all time. SI Studios has also exclusively partnered with iHeartMedia to create and distribute original podcasts through the iHeartPodcast network. On the film side, past releases include The Current War: Director’s Cut, the Sundance Audience award winner Burden as well as the family comedy The War with Grandpa.

About Yoruba Saxon:

Yoruba Saxon Productions, founded by David and Jessica Oyelowo, is focused on creating values-based content, across all platforms and for all quadrants, with an aim to shift the culture and color outside the lines. As artists and filmmakers, we are committed to expressing our love of storytelling and passion for people through entertainment for a global audience. Yoruba Saxon has a first-look deal with Walt Disney Pictures for feature length films. Previous and upcoming film and television projects include: Nightingale (HBO), Captive (Paramount), A United Kingdom (Fox Searchlight), Come Away (Relativity Media), Five Nights in Maine (FilmRise), The Water Man (RLJE Films/Netflix), Ferguson Rises (PBS), Solitary (BRON), First Gen (Disney+), and The Return of The Rocketeer (Disney+).



MTV renews Jersey Shore Family Vacation ahead of tonight’s epic season four finale at 8PM ET/PT





MTV renews Jersey Shore Family Vacation ahead of tonight’s epic season four finale at 8PM ET/PT

New season marks the official return of Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi to the cast

NEW YORK, NY (September 2, 2021) – MTV today announced that the pop-culture phenomenon Jersey Shore Family Vacation has been renewed following a successful season-four run. The upcoming fifth season marks the official return of reality TV icon Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi to the cast.

The series continues to be a powerhouse for MTV, owning the #1 spot across key demos in its time period and pacing a whopping +9% on L+3 share from last season, further cementing MTV as the dominant network Thursday nights.

On tonight’s highly anticipated finale episode, Snooki’s left to clean up the mess made by Dren as the trip comes to an end. Meanwhile, Mike plans a second gender reveal even though everyone knows he’s having a boy. But, the real surprise is what happens when Angelina “accidentally” shoots off a gender reveal powder cannon in her husband’s face.

Jerzdays continue this fall with the highly-anticipated return of Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny and MTV Floribama Shore kicking off September 16th at 8PM ET/PT with back-to-back premieres.

Jersey Shore, which first premiered in 2009 and returned in 2018 to record ratings, is an MTV worldwide phenomenon that features such hits as MTV Floribama Shore, Geordie Shore (UK), Gandia Shore (Spain), Warsaw Shore (Poland), and Acapulco Shore (Mexico).

For more information and exclusive content, follow @JerseyShore on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Use #JSFamilyVacation to join the conversation.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation is produced by SallyAnn Salsano and Frank Miccolis for 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French serves as Executive Producer for MTV.

MTV Entertainment Group
MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linearplatforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

495 Productions:
SallyAnn Salsano is the Founder, CEO, Executive Producer and creative force behind the Daytime and Primetime Emmy nominated 495 Productions team. Boasting the highest-rated shows for both MTV and CMT with “Jersey Shore” and “Party Down South,” multiple seasons of record-breaking “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” on VH1, and the showrunner of Fox’s reboot of “Paradise Hotel,” and “Peace of Mind with Taraji” (Facebook Watch) 495 Productions has cemented their place in pop-culture history. As one of the most recognized and successful leaders in the entertainment industry, Salsano has been honored for her exemplary work by The Hollywood Reporter, who featured her on their “Reality TV: Most Powerful” list for three years in a row, and included her in their “Women in Entertainment Power 100” list, as well. Variety Magazine also included Salsano on their “Reality Impact Report” for the last 5 consecutive years. Additionally, Ms. Salsano was one of the first woman inducted into Realscreen’s Hall of Fame in 2019. Some additional shows from 495 Productions versatile roster include: “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” (MTV), “Floribama Shore” (MTV), “Bachelorette Weekend” (CMT),”The Untitled Action Bronson Show” (Viceland), “The Real” daytime talk show (syndicated), “Blue Collar Millionaires” (CNBC), “Winter Break: Hunter Mountain” (MTV), “Invitation Only” (Bravo), “Nashville Star” (NBC), “More To Love” (FOX), “Tattoo Nightmares” (Spike), “Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition” (Lifetime), “Snooki & JWOWW” (MTV), “Disaster Date” (MTV), “Tattoos After Dark” (Oxygen), “Repo Games” (Spike), “Wedding Wars” (VH1), “Taboo USA” (National Geographic Channel), several seasons of HGTV’s #1 rated show “Design Star,” Oxygen’s #1 rated show “Dance Your Ass Off,” “A Shot At Love” (MTV), “Tool Academy” (VH1), and many others.



2021 MTV “VMAs” Adds Normani To Sunday’s Lineup





2021 MTV “VMAs” Adds Normani To Sunday’s Lineup

Multi-platinum selling and chart topping recording artist Normani has been announced as the latest performer to hit the stage at the 2021 MTV “VMAs.” Hosted by entertainment megastar Doja Cat, the show airs LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on MTV.
The superstar songstress and entertainer returns to the “VMAs” stage with a show-stopping TV debut performance of her hit single “Wild Side”.
Normani last shut down the “VMAs” in 2019 with a hard-hitting performance of “Motivation” which set the internet ablaze. That same year also saw Normani take home her first Moonperson for “Best R&B” for her smash hit single “Waves” ft. 6lack

BIO:

Normani continues to make her mark in the industry. She joined Ariana Grande on her Sweetner World Tour, performed at festivals such as Lollapalooza, and performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Billboard Music Award with 6lack and Khalid respectively. She’s graced multiple magazine covers including Rolling Stone, Billboard, FADER, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Wonderland, Women’s Health Magazine, ALLURE and more. Normani’s scope has no bounds; she emerged into the beauty/fashion world being named Urban Decay’s Global Citizen and a Brand Ambassador for Savage X Fenty, where she was also featured in their exclusive fashion show on Amazon Prime. Normani is signed to Keep Cool/RCA Records and is managed by Brandon Silverstein (S10 Entertainment, Management Division). Her recent hit track “Wild Side” follows Normani’s show stopping single “Motivation,” which she performed on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs),and her two top 40 #1 smash hit collaborations “Love Lies” with Khalid and “Dancing with a Stranger” with Sam Smith. Both collaborations consecutively won her iHeartRadio Music Award’s “Titanium Award.” Her single “Waves” featuring 6lack earned Normani her first solo win at the MTV VMAs for “Best R&B Video.” She’s also garnered numerous nominations throughout the years from award shows such as Billboard Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, People’s Choice Awards and more. Normani’s star power continues to rise and she shows no signs of stopping. Stay tuned for more music from Normani coming soon.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED “VMAs” NEWS:

The 2021 “VMAs,” hosted by entertainment megastar Doja Cat, will air LIVE on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on MTV.
PERFORMERS: The following artists have been previously announced as part of this year’s must-see lineup: Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots. Additional performers recently announced include: Jack Harlow, The Kid LAROI, Ozuna and Tainy.

GLOBAL ICON AWARD: The legendary Foo Fighters will receive the first-ever MTV “VMAs” Global Icon Award at this year’s show. The band will also perform at this year’s show, marking their return to the “VMAs” stage for the first time since 2007 (more info).
NOMINATIONS: Justin Bieber (9) Megan Thee Stallion, BTS and Giveon (7 each) lead this year’s nominations, closely followed by Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and Cardi B (6 each), Drake and Dua Lipa (5 each). Full nominee list here.

PRESENTERS: MTV has unveiled the star-studded list of presenters for the 2021 MTV “VMAs”. The lineup includes: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, AJ McLean, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, Conor McGregor, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Joe, Hailey Bieber, Halle Bailey, Ja Rule, Lance Bass, Megan Fox, Nick Lachey, Rita Ora, Simone Biles, and Travis Barker.

PRE-SHOW: Kim Petras, Swedish House Mafia and Polo G are set to perform during the 2021 “VMAs” Pre-Show 2021 airing LIVE on Sunday, September 12 at 6:30PM ET/PT on MTV. Hosted by Nessa Diab and Jamila Mustafa, the 90-minute event will feature coverage from music superstar TINASHE who is stepping in as the special, celebrity correspondent.

SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2021 MTV VMAs include: Burger King®, Clearblue® Pregnancy Tests, Coors Light, Dolby, Doritos®, EXTRA® Gum, Facebook and Toyota Motor North America.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2021 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.

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About MTV Entertainment Group:
MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

About BSE Global:

BSE Global manages and operates Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, its NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, and its NBA 2K League affiliate, NetsGC. The company also includes the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Through programming, marketing, sales, and operations, BSE delivers dynamic content and experiences for audiences.



BACKSTAGE CREATIONS UNVEILS THE CONTENTS OF THE 2021 MTV “VMAs” CELEBRITY GIFT BAG





BACKSTAGE CREATIONS UNVEILS THE CONTENTS OF THE 2021 MTV “VMAs” CELEBRITY GIFT BAG

2021 “VMAs” WILL AIR LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY

ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 8PM ET/PT

Los Angeles, CA (September 7, 2021) – Backstage Creations today revealed the exclusive contents included in the 2021 MTV “VMAs” gift box for attending celebrity nominees, presenters and performers. Produced by Backstage Creations and Suz-Anna Vardakas, this year’s gift collection is headlined by a special “VMAS” keepsake– the most wanted “VMAs” memorabilia outside of the coveted Moon Person trophy. MTV, Backstage Creations and Crosley collaborated to customize Crosley’s iconic suitcase style record player with a “VMAs” wrap to create an ultra-exclusive, limited-edition gift for this year’s show. Other gift highlights include must-haves from ALO Yoga, an eco-aware, studio to street fashion brand already beloved by celebs and British M Kombucha Haircare for red carpet ready locks. The whole family can enjoy the fun with Blipblox, an easy-to-use synthesizer built for all ages and celeb favorite game Bananagrams. Also included is a Mental Health is Health t-shirt promoting MTV Entertainment Group’s initiative to normalize conversation, create a connection to resources and inspire action on mental health. Custom stationery and confetti were created for the gifts courtesy of Wraptures by JN, a small woman-owned business.

The 2021 MTV “VMAs” will air globally from the New York City on Sunday, September 12, at 8PM ET/PT. The show will air across MTV’s global footprint of linear and digital platforms in 180 countries and territories, reaching nearly 400 million households in nearly 30 different languages.

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards gift bag includes:

Crosley- The one, the only, the original, Crosley Cruiser is lightweight in its charming suitcase-style shell, easy to use and a delight to hear. With pitch control, built-in speakers and a Bluetooth receiver, the Cruiser is ready to jam vinyl or your digital music. This custom designed record player was made exclusively for the VMAs. crosleyradio.com
ALO Yoga—Alo Moves Annual Membership: Find what moves you with an Alo Moves Annual Membership, your on-demand yoga, fitness, and mindfulness platform for at home and on the go. Alo Accolade Hoodie: The Accolade Hoodie is a wear-right-now, love-forever superstar thanks to fresh, chrome Alo logo and tipped drawstrings that instantly elevate this classic, oversized look. com
Bananagrams- A celebrity favorite game for on the go, Bananagrams is addictively simple, and simply addictive- BANANAGRAMS(R) is the fast and fun word tile game enjoyed by millions. bananagrams.com
Blipblox– The Blipblox is a fully functional synthesizer that has been simplified so anyone, even kids as young as 3 years old, can create music just like a real producer. com
British M Kombucha Haircare –Kombucha Shampoo is a new luxury natural “TeaTox” for hair and scalp wellness that leaves hair resilient, nourished, shiny, smooth and in healthy harmony – also removing environmental build-up and helping to prevent shedding hair. britishm.us
MTV– ”Mental Health Is Health” t-shirt promoting MTV Entertainment Group’s initiative to normalize conversation, create a connection to resources and inspire action on mental health. mentalhealthishealth.us/

About MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

About BACKSTAGE CREATIONS

Created in 2000 by Karen Wood, formerly a talent coordinator on over 50 award shows, to give major corporations as well as up-and-coming designers the exclusive opportunity to personally introduce their products and services to celebrities. BACKSTAGE CREATIONS originated the gifting suite concept and has created Celebrity Retreats™ at various industry honors including the Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild® Awards, ESPYS, Writers Guild Awards, People’s Choice Awards, BET Awards, Teen Choice and Billboard Music Awards. BACKSTAGE CREATIONS puts an emphasis on charitable donations at each of our Retreats giving our celebrity attendees the opportunity to both give and receive through unique partnerships at our events. Backstage Creations Retreats™ and gift bags have been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, E! and Good Morning America; and have appeared in OK Magazine, People.com, Us Weekly, HollywoodLife.com, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and many other print and online publications.



2021 MTV “VMAs” Announces Star-Studded Presenters & New Performer





2021 MTV “VMAs” Announces Star-Studded Presenters & New Performer

MTV today unveiled the star-studded list of presenters for the 2021 MTV “VMAs” hosted by entertainment megastar Doja Cat, LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on MTV. The lineup includes:
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
AJ McLean
Ashanti
Avril Lavigne
Billie Eilish
Billy Porter
Conor McGregor
Cyndi Lauper
Fat Joe
Hailey Bieber
Halle Bailey
Ja Rule
Lance Bass
Megan Fox
Nick Lachey
Rita Ora
Simone Biles
Travis Barker
In addition to presenting, Travis Barker will also take the iconic “VMAs” stage, joining Machine Gun Kelly for the world premiere performance of their new single “papercuts”.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED “VMAs” NEWS:

The 2021 “VMAs,” hosted by entertainment megastar Doja Cat, will air LIVE on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on MTV.
PERFORMERS: The following artists have been previously announced as part of this year’s must-see lineup: Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots. Additional performers to be announced soon.

GLOBAL ICON AWARD: The legendary Foo Fighters will receive the first-ever MTV “VMAs” Global Icon Award at this year’s show. The band will also perform at this year’s show, marking their return to the “VMAs” stage for the first time since 2007 (more info).
NOMINATIONS: Justin Bieber (7) and Megan Thee Stallion (6) lead this year’s nominations, closely followed by Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo (5 each); full nominee list here.

VOTING: Fans can vote for their favorites across 14 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com through Friday, September 3, 2021 – thanks to Burger King®, the presenter of this year’s award voting. Voting for “Best New Artist,” Presented by Facebook, will remain active into the show on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Nominations for social categories including “Group Of The Year” and “Song of Summer” will be announced at a later date.
SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2021 MTV VMAs include: Burger King®, Clearblue® Pregnancy Tests, Coors Light, Dolby, Doritos®, EXTRA® Gum, Facebook and Toyota Motor North America.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2021 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.



2021 MTV “VMAs” Announces Even More Star-Powered Performers





2021 MTV “VMAs” Announces Even More Star-Powered Performers

Jack Harlow, The Kid LAROI, Ozuna and Tainy join the star-packed lineup of performers for the 2021 MTV “VMAs.”’ Hosted by entertainment megastar Doja Cat, the show airs LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on MTV.

Jack Harlow
Making his main stage debut, Jack Harlow will join forces with Lil Nas X on the iconic “VMAs” stage for their first-ever LIVE performance together of mega-hit “INDUSTRY BABY.”

The Kid LAROI
The Kid LAROI continues to take the music world by storm, setting his “VMAs” debut alongside Justin Bieber for a must-see performance of their chart topping hit “Stay.” The first-time nominee will also look to take home his first Moonperson, as he’s nominated for “Best New Artist” and “PUSH Performance Of The Year.”

Ozuna
Returning to the “VMAs” for the first time since his fiery debut performance with Rosalía in 2019, Puerto Rican heartthrob Ozuna is set to ignite this year’s stage with a can’t-miss performance of “La Funka.”

Tainy
Multi award winning artist/producer and two-time “VMAs” nominee Tainy will make his show debut, joining Shawn Mendes for an all-new performance of their latest hit single, “Summer Of Love.”

BIOS:
Jack Harlow – Hailed by The FADER as a “maverick rapper destined for legendary status,” 23-year-old, Louisville, KY native Jack Harlow has quickly become one of music’s biggest stars with over 3 billion career streams to date. The Generation Now/Atlantic Records rapper has released a project a year, for the last 5 years, the most recent being his RIAA Gold-Certified, critically acclaimed debut album THATS WHAT THEY ALL SAY. The album features the 7x-Platinum single “WHATS POPPIN,” which earned Harlow his first Grammy nomination, among countless other accolades including nominations at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, 2021 BET Awards, 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards & 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. Harlow has been widely featured in high profile publications ranging from Rolling Stone, Billboard and Complex to GQ, TIME, Interview and Forbes, graced the covers of XXL’s coveted Freshman Class issue, SPIN and Footwear News and brought his captivating live show to the masses with national television performances on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more. For more information on Jack Harlow, please visit: www.jackharlow.us.
The Kid LAROI – The newly eighteen year old rapper/singer born Charlton Howard is proving that for an incoming generation filled with promising talent, yesterday’s borders aren’t today’s barriers. Born and raised in Sydney (aside from a short stint in the countryside) to a mother of Aboriginal descent and a French father, LAROI was raised by his mother and his uncle in a gritty environment. When they weren’t at The Fact Tree, a local youth center where they played video games and pool, LAROI and his friends were on the streets. LAROI grew up consuming one of America’s most adored exports, listening to hip-hop and R&B icons like Tupac, Erykah Badu, The Fugees, Lil Wayne and Kanye West. He’s wanted to make music since he can remember, hoping to claim a spot in music royalty. In 2016, after competing in a Triple J competition, LAROI earned the respect of a few industry execs whose support led him to performances on stages alongside the late JuiceWRLD, whom he considered a close friend and mentor. “It’s really what I’ve always imagined… I always knew it was bigger than that,” LAROI says about his crossover success and finding an audience outside of Australia. “I love everything I make. I take music super seriously, and I look at it as art,” says the teenage phenomenon. With an undeniable belief in his potential and the fast-paced track record to prove it, LAROI, unexpected as his story is, is making it increasingly easy for the rest of the world to believe in him too.
Ozuna – The multi-award winning Puerto Rican singer and songwriter OZUNA is one of Latin music’s most iconic and listened-to artists around the world. Since launching his career in 2015, Ozuna has won countless accolades, including making Time Magazine’s Most Influential People list (2019), and winning BMI’s Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year (2019, 2021) and Contemporary Latin Song of the Year “Taki Taki” (2020). He won his first two Latin GRAMMYs® in November 2020, for his collaboration “Yo x Ti, Tú x Mí,” with ROSALÍA. He also took home the Extraordinary Evolution Award at the 2021 Latin American Music Awards. In the Dominican Republic, Ozuna recently received the Soberano Solidario award at the 2021 edition of Premios Soberano for his humanitarian work. In addition, he holds four Guinness World Records™.

Tainy – Leading a new wave of Latin music and culture for over a decade, famed producer and artist Tainy, is the mastermind behind some of music’s most iconic hits. A three-time GRAMMY© nominee, three-time Latin GRAMMY©,multiple BMI Award Winner, Tainy has been churning out career-defining hits for artists as well as his own, including Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalia, Lauren Jauregui, Zion & Lennox, Anuel, Ozuna, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, Kali Uchis, Rauw Alejandro, Jhay Cortez and more. In 2019, Tainy made his artist debut reaching the top charts with hit singles: “I Can’t Get Enough,” ”Adicto,” ”Callaita,” #1 Latin Pop and Airplay single “Agua” and GRAMMY® nominated “Un Dia(One Day).” In 2021, Tainy continued pushing the culture forward on a global scale executing producing, Selena Gomez’ first full Spanish language body of work “Revelacion,” “Sunbathe” alongside Miguel, and Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’ “Dakiti,” which went No. 1 globally. In addition, Tainy continues to break records as the only producer to sit at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for a record 95 weeks. In his latest release, Tainy joined superstar Shawn Mendes for the hit single “Summer Of Love”.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED “VMAs” NEWS:

The 2021 “VMAs,” hosted by entertainment megastar Doja Cat, will air LIVE on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on MTV.
PERFORMERS: The following artists have been previously announced as part of this year’s must-see lineup: Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots. Additional performers to be announced soon.

GLOBAL ICON AWARD: The legendary Foo Fighters will receive the first-ever MTV “VMAs” Global Icon Award at this year’s show. The band will also perform at this year’s show, marking their return to the “VMAs” stage for the first time since 2007 (more info).
NOMINATIONS: Justin Bieber (7) and Megan Thee Stallion (6) lead this year’s nominations, closely followed by Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo (5 each); full nominee list here.

VOTING: Fans can vote for their favorites across 14 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com through Friday, September 3, 2021 – thanks to Burger King®, the presenter of this year’s award voting. Voting for “Best New Artist,” Presented by Facebook, will remain active into the show on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

PRE-SHOW: Kim Petras, Swedish House Mafia and Polo G are set to perform during the 2021 “VMAs” Pre-Show 2021 airing LIVE on Sunday, September 12 at 6:30PM ET/PT on MTV. Hosted by Nessa Diab and Jamila Mustafa, the 90-minute event will feature coverage from music superstar TINASHE who is stepping in as the special, celebrity correspondent.

SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2021 MTV VMAs include: Burger King®, Clearblue® Pregnancy Tests, Coors Light, Dolby, Doritos®, EXTRA® Gum, Facebook and Toyota Motor North America.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2021 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.

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About MTV Entertainment Group:
MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

About BSE Global:

BSE Global manages and operates Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, its NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, and its NBA 2K League affiliate, NetsGC. The company also includes the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Through programming, marketing, sales, and operations, BSE delivers dynamic content and experiences for audiences.



MTV Renews “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” Ahead of Tonight’s Epic Season Four Finale





MTV Renews “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” Ahead of Tonight’s Epic Season Four Finale at 8PM ET/PT
The upcoming fifth season marks the official return of reality TV icon Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to the cast.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV renews Jersey Shore Family Vacation ahead of tonight’s epic season four finale at 8PM ET/PT

New season marks the official return of Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi to the cast

NEW YORK, NY (September 2, 2021) – MTV today announced that the pop-culture phenomenon Jersey Shore Family Vacation has been renewed following a successful season-four run. The upcoming fifth season marks the official return of reality TV icon Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi to the cast.

The series continues to be a powerhouse for MTV, owning the #1 spot across key demos in its time period and pacing a whopping +9% on L+3 share from last season, further cementing MTV as the dominant network Thursday nights.

On tonight’s highly anticipated finale episode, Snooki’s left to clean up the mess made by Dren as the trip comes to an end. Meanwhile, Mike plans a second gender reveal even though everyone knows he’s having a boy. But, the real surprise is what happens when Angelina “accidentally” shoots off a gender reveal powder cannon in her husband’s face.

Jerzdays continue this fall with the highly-anticipated return of Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny and MTV Floribama Shore kicking off September 16th at 8PM ET/PT with back-to-back premieres.

Jersey Shore, which first premiered in 2009 and returned in 2018 to record ratings, is an MTV worldwide phenomenon that features such hits as MTV Floribama Shore, Geordie Shore (UK), Gandia Shore (Spain), Warsaw Shore (Poland), and Acapulco Shore (Mexico).

For more information and exclusive content, follow @JerseyShore on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Use #JSFamilyVacation to join the conversation.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation is produced by SallyAnn Salsano and Frank Miccolis for 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French serves as Executive Producer for MTV.

MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linearplatforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

495 Productions:

SallyAnn Salsano is the Founder, CEO, Executive Producer and creative force behind the Daytime and Primetime Emmy nominated 495 Productions team. Boasting the highest-rated shows for both MTV and CMT with “Jersey Shore” and “Party Down South,” multiple seasons of record-breaking “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” on VH1, and the showrunner of Fox’s reboot of “Paradise Hotel,” and “Peace of Mind with Taraji” (Facebook Watch) 495 Productions has cemented their place in pop-culture history. As one of the most recognized and successful leaders in the entertainment industry, Salsano has been honored for her exemplary work by The Hollywood Reporter, who featured her on their “Reality TV: Most Powerful” list for three years in a row, and included her in their “Women in Entertainment Power 100” list, as well. Variety Magazine also included Salsano on their “Reality Impact Report” for the last 5 consecutive years. Additionally, Ms. Salsano was one of the first woman inducted into Realscreen’s Hall of Fame in 2019. Some additional shows from 495 Productions versatile roster include: “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” (MTV), “Floribama Shore” (MTV), “Bachelorette Weekend” (CMT),”The Untitled Action Bronson Show” (Viceland), “The Real” daytime talk show (syndicated), “Blue Collar Millionaires” (CNBC), “Winter Break: Hunter Mountain” (MTV), “Invitation Only” (Bravo), “Nashville Star” (NBC), “More To Love” (FOX), “Tattoo Nightmares” (Spike), “Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition” (Lifetime), “Snooki & JWOWW” (MTV), “Disaster Date” (MTV), “Tattoos After Dark” (Oxygen), “Repo Games” (Spike), “Wedding Wars” (VH1), “Taboo USA” (National Geographic Channel), several seasons of HGTV’s #1 rated show “Design Star,” Oxygen’s #1 rated show “Dance Your Ass Off,” “A Shot At Love” (MTV), “Tool Academy” (VH1), and many others.

Source: Nielsen; P18-34 data; time period ranks exclude news/sports, based on LSD 000s, ad supported cable nets; SoS increase based on coverage share.



Justin Bieber set to make epic return to 2021 MTV “VMAs” stage





Justin Bieber set to make epic return to 2021 MTV “VMAs” stage

Global superstar Justin Bieber will perform at the 2021 MTV “VMAs,” hosted by Doja Cat, LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on MTV.
Bieber leads this year’s “VMAs” nominations with seven nods, including two of the night’s biggest awards, “Video of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.” No stranger to MTV or the iconic stage, Bieber returns to the “VMAs” for the first time in six years after delivering a moving performance of “What Do You Mean?” In 2015.

Continuing to dominate 2021, Bieber brings the biggest collaborations across all genres – most recently, “Essence” Remix with WizKid & Tems and “Don’t Go” with Skrillex and Don Toliver.

PERFORMER BIO:
Justin Bieber – Global superstar Justin Bieber reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time in eight months with his smash collaboration with The Kid Laroi, “Stay.” Justin’s eighth career #1 single, “Stay” has made history as Bieber becomes the youngest solo artist ever to reach 100 hits on the chart. His certified-platinum smash hit “Peaches” debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 and hit #1 on both the Top 40 and Rhythmic Airplay charts. “Peaches” – with over 1.5 billion streams worldwide – is the latest single from Justin’s global #1 album Justice, his eighth album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. Bieber made history as the first male solo artist to debut at #1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Justice opened at #1 streaming in 117 countries worldwide and has accumulated over 6 billion streams to date. With over 75 billion career streams and over 70 million albums sold worldwide, Justin reigns as one of the biggest artists in the world. Bieber is the #1 artist on YouTube with over 60 million subscribers worldwide and is the #1 artist on Spotify global with over 75 million monthly listeners. Tickets for Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour 2022 are on sale now via justinbiebermusic.com and ticketmaster.com.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED “VMAs” NEWS:

PERFORMERS: Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots have all been announced as part of this year’s must-see lineup. Additional performers to be announced (more info).
GLOBAL ICON AWARD: The legendary Foo Fighters will receive the first-ever MTV “VMAs” Global Icon Award at this year’s show. The band will also perform at this year’s show, marking their return to the “VMAs” stage for the first time since 2007 (more info).
NOMINATIONS: Justin Bieber (7) and Megan Thee Stallion (6) lead this year’s nominations, closely followed by Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo (5 each); full nominee list here.
VOTING: Fans can vote for their favorites across 14 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com through Friday, September 3, 2021 – thanks to Burger King®, the presenter of this year’s award voting. Voting for “Best New Artist,” Presented by Facebook, will remain active into the show on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Nominations for social categories including “Best Group” and “Song of Summer” will be announced at a later date.
SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2021 MTV VMAs include: Burger King®, Clearblue® Pregnancy Tests, Coors Light, Doritos®, EXTRA® Gum, Facebook, Toyota Motor North America and Dolby.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2021 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.
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About MTV Entertainment Group:
MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

About BSE Global:

BSE Global manages and operates Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, its NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, and its NBA 2K League affiliate, NetsGC. The company also includes the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Through programming, marketing, sales, and operations, BSE delivers dynamic content and experiences for audiences.