To Ace the SAT, It Pays to Know 'The Situation'

Has your kid studied up on Snookie for the SATs? Credit: Kevin Mazur, Here's another one to add to the parent guilt trip files: You strict types who ban your teens from the voyeurism of reality TV may be stifling your kid'...SAT studying could mean adding reality TV to your kids' homework.

Is MTV's 'Skins' Straddling Child Pornography Laws?

James Newman portrays Tony, right, and Sofia Black-D'Elia portrays Tea, in a scene from the adolescent drama "Skins," on MTV. Credit: AP Photo/MTV Although the British seem to do it better, we copy it just as well -- and in this case, ...The show has been labeled by some as a flagrant display of child pornography.

MTV to Air 'No Easy Decision' Special on Teen Abortion

"No Easy Decision," an MTV documentary, follows three teens who chose to have abortions. Credit: Getty MTV's "Teen Mom" and "16 and Pregnant" series may have helped bring teenage parents into the media spotlight, but the struggles of p...MTV documentary will focus on teens who chose to have abortions.

MTV's 'Teen Mom': Pro-Life or Pro-Sex?

After giving birth to my sixth child, I spent two days in the hospital alone -- bonding, nursing ... and totally addicted to a marathon of MTV's "16 and Pregnant." Watching episode after episode, I was riveted by the brutally honest portrayal of...Clearly the teens on the show had sex, but there's a level of comfort that the kids have in each other's homes that I suspect was there before the double lines appeared on the EPT test.

Diddy Gives Son $360K Maybach for His 16th Birthday

Sean "Diddy" Combs and son Justin Dior Combs attend Justin's 16th birthday party on January 23, 2010 in New York City. Credit: Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images
Getting a car for your 16th birthday is pretty exciting for most teens. But when your dad i...

Preschool Version of 'Jersey Shore' May Top Original

"Jersey Shore," MTV's latest foray into the reality-TV genre, has spawned plenty of opinion -- from upset New Jersey tourism executives to viewers who swear the show is an accurate portrayal of the lives of Italian-American young adults. But our fa...

Adrienne Bailon, Cheetah Girl on Her Own

Adrienne Bailon is an actress, singer, songwriter and dancer who became famous during her days with The Cheetah Girls, a popular girl group. Born October 24, 1983, in New York City, Bailon's first taste of stardom came in 1999 when she sang at Mad...

16 and Pregnant: The Reality Show

On June 11, 2009, MTV debuted a reality show, "16 and Pregnant," which examines the lives of expecting teen mothers and the issues they face including gossip, marriage, adoption and financial problems. Each episode focuses on one girl, who is in h...

Rachel Campos-Duffy Wants Moms Who Stay Home to Stay Happy, Too

Rachel Campos-Duffy shares her advice on motherhood. Credit:
ParentDish columnist and author Rachel Campos-Duffy says she is blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to her five kids, and she wants other women who choose hearth and home ov...

MTV Exploiting Pregnant Teens?

Pregnant teens are new reality show stars. Image:
Back in December, an MTV executive promised viewers a kinder, gentler MTV. The network responsible for such gems as the vapid pseudo-reality show "The Hills" and the nauseating "My Super Sw...

Kelly Osbourne to write memoirs

Twenty-three-year-old celebrity kid Kelly Osbourne is set to write her memoirs. The "Papa Don't Preach" cover singer, who is famous basically for having a famous dad, will publish an autobiography of what it's like to grow up as the child of met...

Engaged and underage

As you may be aware, MTV has a show on the air called Engaged and Underage. Now in its second season, the show follows young couples headed down the aisle--couples family and friends think are too young to be doing so. Last year's season introduce...

Jenny McCarthy takes on panelists on Larry King Live

I grow to respect Jenny McCarthy more every day. It's hard to believe the woman I continually see in the media fighting for autism got her start on MTV's Singled Out (and Playboy). Call her crazy, call her whatever you want, but this woman is fight...

Rock star's kids get a shot at fame

For every celebrity who would happily allow cameras into their homes to document their personal lives, there are many more who wouldn't. These famous people kept their private lives private and their children grew up relatively anonymous. But just be...

Poll shows kids just happy to spend time with family

For many of us with teen age or young adult children, we often fear that our growing children would rather do anything than spend time with us. I have talked to some parents who believe their teens prefer video games or movies to time spent with the ...


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