Jennifer Lawrence may be cleaning up this award season, but once upon a time, she was just a young actress trying to make it. Last night, while accepting her statuette at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, she mentioned the gig that earned her a SAG card: a commercial for MTV's My Super Sweet 16. Obviously, we had to see this buried treasure. Check out a young Lawrence in the outrageous promos!
Has watching an episode of My Super Sweet 16 ever left you filled with rage? If so, you're about to get your payoff in the form of MTV's made-for-TV horror/satire of its reality series, My Super Psycho Sweet 16.The trailer promises a plot and deaths that will be delightfully cheesy . . . and somewhat gratifying. Come on, you know you always wanted to see one of those brats get her head lopped off.
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Yes, you read that right. No longer is "My Super Sweet 16" just a guilty-pleasure TV show where spoiled brats get lavish parties for an amount of money that could send them to college instead. It's also a movie — a direct-to-DVD movie, in fact — that will get its first TV airing on MTV today.
The movie, which thankfully is fictional, focuses on teen queens competing to throw the best party. It looks like standard teen-film fare, with plenty of catty comments and multiple scenes with characters typing away on their Sidekicks. And it sounds like MTV has more of this kind of thing up its sleeve: The network is developing three other teen films that would first air on TV, then be released on DVD, and possibly even make it to the big screen if they're well-received.
Those of you who are "My Super Sweet 16" fans: Do you think you can stomach a whole movie of it? To watch the trailer, read more
MTV Mondays are (sadly) becoming must-see TV for me again tonight, with the return of two of my favorite guilty pleasures: "My Super Sweet 16" and "Engaged & Underage." Neither is exactly classy television, but both are weirdly addictive.
I love the spectacle and the excess of the spoiled brats on "Sweet 16," and I both curse their indulgent parents and wonder what it would have been like to have my daddy make me a custom perfume when I turned 16. Besides, the show contributed to one of my favorite news stories of the past year: The father of participant Ariel is being sued in federal court by investors who weren't sure where he'd gone with their money — until he showed up on MTV.
"Engaged & Underage," on the other hand, was actually occasionally sweet in its first season. Sure, a few of the couples seemed wildly unprepared for marriage, but others honestly acted like they were in their relationships for life. And for a pure awkward-moment-per-hour ratio, it can't be beat; anyone else see the episode where the girl asked her future mother-in-law to give her a bikini wax?
Joining those two is the fourth — yes, fourth — season of "Making the Band." This time, Diddy will be at work making an all-male R&B group. Tell me: Will you be checking out any of MTV's Monday shows this summer?
MTV's My Super Sweet 16 is the reality show we all love to hate. Something about spoiled rich girls buying red carpet-worthy dresses and getting Ciara to play at their parties is both repulsive and irresistible.
Even if you just can't stomach the show, you should take this hilarious The Ultimate Party Planner quiz, which takes you through the various elements of a Sweet 16 party and lets you chose options at various price points. Would the attire include sandals and cutoffs with a Solo cup, or diamond cuff links? For centerpieces, would you like framed photos of you — or live trained swans? Answer all 14 questions, and the site will give you a very detailed breakdown of how much your party will cost. (Note to self: It doesn't help to skimp on the goodie bags if you decide to hire Kanye West.)
Between "The Hills" and "My Super Sweet 16," Mondays have become spoiled-rich-kid nights on MTV, and I have to admit I'm loving every minute. Sometimes I find myself watching TiVo-ed episodes of "Sweet 16" at 2 a.m., desperate to see if this week's princess is actually going to get Jay-Z to perform at her party. (Side note: Can you imagine these kids' weddings? I would love to see some of them on "Engaged and Underage").
On tonight's episode, a girl named Stephanie has big plans for a Venetian-themed party. If you're not quite sure what you're getting yourself into, MTV has a handy clip with the rules of throwing a super shindig — chief among them, "turning 16 means having no budget." For all the jaw-dropping action, read more