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MTV has declared the incomparable Lady Gaga its Woman Of The Year for 2010, despite the singer not even releasing a new album in the last 12 months.

The network said Gaga's chart success, advocacy for gay rights and controversial videos (i.e. for "Telephone" and "Alejandro") were why she got the nod.

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MTV is also a network that does not actually play music videos, and whose awards are always 100 percent arbitrary, so why bother with justification?

WOMAN OF THE YEAR: MTV loves it some Lady Gaga.

"Lady Gaga didn't even release a proper album in 2010, and somehow managed to become an even bigger star," the network said in a statement.

Don't forget about her fashion contributions. The meat dress may have something to do with it. She was also the channel's Woman of the Year for 2009.

Lady Gaga will release her second full-length studio album Born This Way in 2011, preceded by an unannounced lead single in February. Can't wait!

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Teen Mom has turned a bunch of ordinary knocked up girls into quasi-stars, but how much do Farrah Abraham and her ilk make to air their troubles on TV?

According to reports, the Teen Moms bring in $60,000-65,000 per season. Not even close to the amount Snooki and The Situation command, but not bad.

As for whether the babies themselves are covered, that's trickier.

Farrah's salary is a nice boost to her modeling income.

There's a chance that the parents have opened trust accounts for the kiddos, but not necessarily. That would entail them being intelligent, not required to by law.

The Coogan Law, named for former child star Jackie Coogan, protects child actors in several states, requiring employers to set aside 15 percent in a trust.

But laws covering actors aren't generally seen as covering reality stars' offspring. So Amber Portwood is free to use her checks on legal fees or trashy tattoos.

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Christinna Renee Robinson is 16 and Pregnant (or was) and her baby daddy's relatives are steamed over their recent portrayal on the show by that name.

Her baby daddy's mom, Kathleen Green, says that she may sue the network, claiming that the producers schemed to make her look reckless and cold.

Reality shows manipulating footage to sell better story lines ... shocking.

Baby Destiny isn't the only one kicking and screaming ...

In a feud Farrah Abraham can sympathize with, Kathleen says MTV "defamed" the family, and that "nothing that aired is what happened" in real life.

They say MTV staged shots and heavily edited footage on the Teen Mom precursor as Christinna and boyfriend Isiah prepped for the birth of Destiny.

Kathleen is very upset with a scene involving a DNA test she bought for Christinna, claiming she came off as a bitch when MTV left out a key detail.

"They didn’t show that [Christinna] had told us she had had sex with some other guy," says Kat, calling it grounds to go after MTV for defamation.

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The third season of Jersey Shore hasn't even aired on MTV yet (it premieres January 6) and the cast is already angling for a fourth - and beyond.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Jenni "JWoww" Farley and their trashy cohorts are already negotiating for a new season.

We know ... you were just thinking they don't get enough exposure.

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MORE SHORE: Can there ever be enough?!

"The cast are all about to start talks for a new season. Producers want to film in Miami again next spring, and want to lock the cast down now," a source said.

The problem is that most, if not ALL of them plan to demand their own spinoff show as part of the deal, "as well as a large raise on their current pay." Wow.

Most likely that doesn't include Angelina Pivarnick. We hope.

MTV has discussed going the spinoff-only route - with Snooki, Pauly D and The Situation and discarding the rest - but we'll see if there's a new season too.

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Viewers love Teen Mom... so why not Teen Wolf?

Such is the thinking of MTV, as that network is actually turning the classic Michael J. Fox movie into a television series. To many, this might be considered sacrilegious, but to others, it's a no-brainer.

Just consider the success of the Twilight Saga, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. MTV has not announced a premiere date for the drama, but the first season will consist of 12 episodes and star Tyler Posey as a recently-bitten high school student. Watch a trailer for Teen Wolf below:

What do you think? Will you give the show a shot?

 

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It was all but confirmed by Whitney Port moving back to L.A., but MTV just made it official by canceling her Hills spinoff, The City, after two lackluster seasons.

"As of right now it doesn't really look like we're doing it anymore," Whitney Port told Ryan Seacrest, noting that it won't be picked up anywhere else either.

Fortunately for Whitney, she has plenty of other things going on.

Whitney Port (center) couldn't make The City the hit MTV hoped for.

According to the fashion designer, she's taking it in stride: "I'm working on some other things, so it's really okay. One door closes and another opens."

Great attitude. With hits like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom raking in the ad dollars, MTV apparently felt the same way in axing The Hills and The City.

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From Laguna Beach to The Hills to ... the boardroom?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Conrad is set to return to MTV in a new reality show chronicling the budding fashion designer's quest to create a new line of evening wear and builds a fashion house from the ground up.

Certainly a departure from clubbing at Les Deux ...

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"I'm so excited to take on this new project that really focuses on my true passion," Conrad confirms. "I'm happy to be partnering with MTV because I have such an amazing relationship with them and love being a part of the network."

Berman Braun will be producing LC's new reality series.

"We are so excited to be working with Lauren again," Tony DiSanto, president of programing at MTV, said yesterday. "She is family, we are very proud of her." 

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She quit The Hills because she was tired of cameras following her, but reports say Lauren Conrad has signed a deal with MTV to star in a new reality show.

The network won the battle to air LC’s venture back into reality TV, after the stylish blonde decided to remain to the network which made her famous.

"MTV has won it," confirmed a source close to the 24-year-old Conrad.

"There is already a production company and a director for the project."

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LC-YOU SOON? Conrad may be back on MTV after all!

While Lauren Conrad has not confirmed the news, the star has said that if and when she returns to the silver screen, her private life would be off limits.

“The only way I’d return to reality TV would be if it allowed me to decide when the cameras stop,” she said. “My professional life is more interesting.”

Maybe, maybe not, but anything LC does would likely be a hit for the network, given the star's strong popularity and the success of other reality shows.

Since leaving The Hills, she's turned into an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and successful designer. That and a bona fide cutie! What's not to love?

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The MTV Video Music Awards just got a lot funnier... and racier.

Comedian Chelsea Handler - who has never met a sex tape joke she didn't embrace - will host the live ceremony on September 12. She takes over for Russell Brand, who handled the festivities each of the last two years.

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"Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop you think of Chelsea Lately," the host joked on her talk show last night. "And that's why I will be hosting them."

The VMAs are always a popular special, but will likely draw higher ratings than ever this year: Kanye West is scheduled to perform, a year after infamously interrupting Taylor Swift's speech on stage at the same event.

Other artists set to take the stage include Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez; while Lady Gaga leads the pack with a record 13 nominations.

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Kanye West will be returning to the scene of the crime, or at least the scene of one of the biggest jackass moves in award show history. Imma let you finish!

A year after infamously interrupting Taylor Swift's speech on stage, Kanye West is set to return to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 12.

It's Kanye!

The Grammy-winning rapper's fifth studio album is expected to drop this fall. He debuted a video "painting" for the first single, "Power," on MTV last week.

A follow-up single is also expected to be released by West in the next couple of weeks, and that's not nearly all from the talented, egomaniac artist.

Kanye Tweeted yesterday: "More music ... I'm bout to drop a bunch of sh!t this yea ... surprise performances ... guest verses ... living in the studio."

You've been warned, award winners.

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