According to a press release distributed by Blue Flame, the marketing division of Bad Boy, StarMaker is set to premiere on August 16 at 10 PM ET, following "America's Best Dance Crew." This comes after numerous push backs
. The season will be 10 episodes long and will feature a team of "industry tastemakers and poker players hand-selected by Diddy to teach, test, coach, and ultimately create the world's next global music superstar."
As previously reported, that team will feature super-producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
and singer/actress Kimberly Caldwell
It will also include former Billboard Executive Editor Tamara Conniff, accomplished choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson and artist manager Johnny Wright. See the full press release below.
On his Twitter, Bad Boy producer Amadeus
told Bad Boy Blog that he would be a judge on the upcoming Diddy helmed MTV reality show, Making His Band. (Previously: Diddy: Pre-Production Begins on "Making His Band"
). He'll also work as a musical director for the show. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
According to MTV's TV schedule
, StarMaker will not premier on May 28, as previously reported
Originally, the show was slated for January
and was given a January 26 premiere date
. It was then pushed back to February
. Finally, the May 28 date was announced.
It is unclear what the status of the program is at this point, but I'll report back with any updates.
mediabistro.com's FishbowlNY has a report
from Saturday's "I Want to Work for Diddy 2" auditions in New York. Check out the video below.
VH1 and Bad Boy Films' "I Want to Work for Diddy" was honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), during their 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards, according to a press release
on their site.
It tied with "Transamerican Love Story" in the "Outstanding Reality Program" category and the award was accepted by show contestant Laverne Cox.
Via The Boston Globe
The audition dates for the second season of VH1's "I Want to Work for DIddy" have been posted online
. New York is tomorrow, Chicago is Sunday and Washington DC, Irvine, CA, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta follow.
that "I Want to Work for Diddy 2," a second season of Diddy's VH1 reality show, has been green lighted by the network. Casting is now open at workforpdiddy.com
It is set to tape this summer with a fall 2009 premiere. This season should be heavily "Last Train to Paris"
flavored, as that will no doubt be a priority for Diddy this summer.
On tonight's finale of the second part of season three of Making the Band 4, Aubrey O'Day, Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and D. Woods all appeared together, on stage. Aundrea was not present and no reason was given for her absence.
It went pretty much as one might expect.
Shannon explained that she left the group due to personal reasons. D. Woods was asked, by Sway, why the group broke up and she gave sort of a long winded explanation that amounted to it being different factors. Though, it felt as though she was placing most of the blame with people on the business end, saying that the problem began on the day they were put together because certain professional things were not in place and then because those things were not in place, the personal issues arose.
Aubrey sounded pretty similar to how she sounded on last year's season three, part one finale
. She said that Making the Band 4 taught them how to fight, Puff is a great man, you have to fight for happiness and that includes forgiveness and she forgives Que. After a commercial break, though, the girls started to fight some.
Sway asked about the group breaking up and saying that he felt that no one was taking accountability. Dawn agreed, but D. Woods said that the group as the "dream team," but said that they didn't have a coach. Why mess it up, Sway asks. We didn't, D. Woods says. Dawn says that they had different agendas and D. Woods says that everyone had a part. Shannon said that if they had an answer, they would have answer it and fixed it.
According to Diddy's Twitter
, P. Twitty TV
will be live streaming from the Making the Band 4 season finale, starting at 8 PM ET. And I'll be tweeting about it @badboyblog
From the press release
MTV GIVES CLOSURE TO FANS WITH ‘MAKING THE BAND 4: THE FINAL CHAPTER’
A two-part SEASON FINALE EVENT BEGINS THURSDAY, APRIL 16th AT 9PM ET/PT AND CONTINUES APRIL 23rd 9PM ET/PT
Special Appearances By Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Day26, Donnie Klang and Danity Kane Share the Same Stage for the First Time Since Their Break-Up
New York – April 14, 2009 – MTV will air a two-part season finale of hit series "Making the Band 4" beginning Thursday, April 16th at 9pm ET/PT and ending with special event "Making the Band 4: The Final Chapter" to air Thursday, April 23rd at 9pm ET/PT. In part one, viewers will watch as Dawn and Andrea find out if they will continue their career as Bad Boy artists, when Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs reveals the fate of Danity Kane. Day26 is faced with the dilemma of moving forward even if it means that they will do so without their band mate Q. The drama culminates on April 23rd as MTV Correspondent Sway Calloway hosts part two: a special finale event. Day26 will also perform songs from their sophomore album.
The finale event will event will give viewers a chance to reflect on the most talked about moments from this season -- from the separation of Danity Kane to tumultuous road taken by Day26 to complete their new album. Viewers will also watch as the members of Danity Kane come together for the first time since their separation to speak directly to their fans. Donnie Klang will update fans with details about the next stage of his career.