Surprise: Almost Everything About Pimp My Ride Was Hilarious Bullshit

In this fraught American media landscape, who can be trusted? Brian Williams is a faker, and Bill O'Reilly is too. The credibility of our most cherished cultural lodestars is crumbling before our eyes, and the mighty haven't stopped falling. That's right: Xzibit is a fraud, and Pimp My Ride was insane bullshit. » 2/26/15 11:32am 2/26/15 11:32am

Before You Watch 'Low Winter Sun,' Watch 'True Life: I'm Saving Detroit'

Here's a reminder that AMC debuts "Low Winter Sun" at 10 p.m. tonight after some other show about a teacher that operates a mobile math lab? To spread the goodness of math, I presume? I don't know what the kids are watching these days. » 8/11/13 2:28pm 8/11/13 2:28pm

MTV's 'True Life: I'm Saving Detroit' Might Make Your Head Explode

Say what you want about MTV, they've given us some golden moments with "Catfish." But just when you thought they were back on the upswing, here comes another Detroit-style documentary. » 4/17/13 11:16am 4/17/13 11:16am

Let's All Feel Sorry For The MTV Blogger Who Almost Had To Be A Reporter

The saga over what Jeremy Clements said is no longer about what he said. That a NASCAR driver blurted out "the n-word" to a reporter is news, although not particularly surprising or interesting news. What is interesting is how much of this story revolves around the timidity of MTV reporter Marty Beckerman and MTV in… » 3/01/13 11:58am 3/01/13 11:58am

Xzibit pimped my $500 Buick and I sold it for $18K

MTV's Pimp My Ride had a simple premise: rapper Xzibit and his band of merry customizers would show up at your house and make your crappy beater awesome. A former "pimped car" recipient explains what happened when MTV left. » 5/20/11 10:30am 5/20/11 10:30am

This Is Why Cadillac Has An Image Problem

Paulie D from MTV's "Jersey Shore" proudly displays the Cadillac of Guido tattoos. It's the final sign of the Cadillac of Apocalypses. But hey, at least he's under 65, right? [MTV] » 1/13/10 12:30pm 1/13/10 12:30pm

MTV's Nitro Circus: Crystal Meth You Can Watch

MTV's newest Sunday night lineup includes Nitro Circus, an all-out stunt show populated by the ballsiest stuntmen America's backwoods has to offer. Don't watch the trailer without a cup on. » 2/10/09 4:00pm 2/10/09 4:00pm

We Want Our Clio MTV

A few years ago, Sweet Peet D. congratulated General Motors for using James Brown's "Sex Machine" in an advertisement. What Mr. DeLorenzo failed to mention is that Renault, apparently, had done it first and done it better. Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you the Renault Clio MTV. » 7/19/07 6:00pm 7/19/07 6:00pm

Custom Floor Mat Company Loses Us At "Pimp"

We came across a press release in our mailbox this morning that intrigued us to the point of actually checking out the site. It's for a company named GGBailey, and they've got a site allowing you to create custom floor mats for your car. Sounds simple enough, and the concept of being able to make our own mat wasn't… » 5/31/07 8:15am 5/31/07 8:15am

Pimp My Caspian Cart: Borat Does MTV

With "Borat" topping US box office charts for the second week, the only people on earth not familiar with Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakhstani characterization may be, ironically, from Kazakhstan, whose major car show is dubbed an awkwardly Borat-like "Cars, Commercial Transport, Automotive Spare Parts, Accessories,… » 11/13/06 2:36pm 11/13/06 2:36pm

Foosical the Musical: GM has Hybrid Tahoe Pimped for MTV

Ain't product placement a bee-otch(TM)? On the media-soaked occasion of the MTV Music Awards, GM yesterday unveiled a promotional hybrid Tahoe created by celeb shops Chip Foose shop and Unique Performance. The "pimped out" (quotation marks GM's) Tahoe, which has a powder-coated billet grille, two-tone paint, Foose… » 8/25/06 8:15am 8/25/06 8:15am

Mike Austin Is Fast, Inc.

What do you get when you put a monkey, an old Mustang, our very own Mike Austin (of I Am Indy and Jalopnik Reviews fame), and Dan Pund, editor of the magazine-formerly-known-as-MPH on MTV's "Fast, Inc?" Simply put — destruction on a relatively epic level. We're actually not quite sure why a monkey is involved [dude,… » 7/13/06 11:06am 7/13/06 11:06am

Television! Television! Television! Television! 'Fast Inc.' Comes to MTV

So what happens when a group of guys who back Mister Jalopy, Gearhead desert racing, musclecars, drifting, sandrails, vintage VeeDubs and have a shop next to Fred Segal on Melrose collide with MTV? We're not sure yet, but the Fast Ashleys crew have endeared themselves to us with their seemingly impeccable taste in… » 6/01/06 5:30pm 6/01/06 5:30pm

Ryan Friedlinghause Only Had a Corona: WCC Goes 909

Founded in Laguna Niguel, CA, West Coast Customs moved to Compton in '98 and then Inglewood in 2000. Apparently tired of ghetto-cred, owner Ryan Friedlinghause is moving the operation to Corona, California, of all places. According to the Fried, "The interest in custom cars and the money to spend on customization is… » 12/29/05 10:48pm 12/29/05 10:48pm

Pimpin' Ain't Easy: West Coast Customs Bows Out of MTV Gig

West Coast Customs, the crew known for pimp-slapping dilapidated heaps with all matter of gewgaws, devices and other various and sundry gadgets has said goodbye to MTV. The Viacom unit says that they'll be working with another custom shop for the show's next season, and WCC owner Ryan Friedlinghause is shopping… » 12/28/05 9:42pm 12/28/05 9:42pm