MTV Live

MTV in Canada hosts talk about black history month, drinking, and weight loss on the station’s flagship interactive series MTV Live, with featured appearances by Simple Plan, J.B. and Arkells.

MTV Live airs Mondays through Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.

Tuesday, February 19
Daryn Jones and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani discuss Black History Month and delve into the subject of Afrocentric schools, following the Ontario government’s recent decision to allow one of the schools in Toronto. Logikal Ethix and Unknown Mizery, founders of Stolen From Africa, a Toronto based cultural and historical movement, stop by to talk about their new documentary Stolen From Africville. Later, Canadian hip-hop artist J.B., chosen by viewers as their favourite MySpace band, chats with the hosts and performs a song off his latest album.

Wednesday, February 20
Daryn Jones and Dan Levy talk to Simple Plan about their current tour. MTV Live puts on the beer goggles and dives head-first into the world of booze. Daryn and Dan chat with the audience about shots, drinking games and when enough is enough. Later, the hosts reveal their Oscar® predictions.

Thursday, February 21
Daryn Jones and Jessi Cruickshank wrap MTV Live’s The Largest Loser, with final weigh-ins, a retrospective of the competition, and the long-awaited punishment for those who didn’t meet their target weight. Hamilton’s home-town pride Arkells, another viewer MySpace choice, spill on their current tour dates across Ontario and perform one of their soulful rock songs.

All MTV Live interviews are available on mtv.ca the day after the program airs.

Get Tickets to MTV Live:
For FREE tickets to be in the MTV Live audience call (416) 355-3979, toll free 1-888-491-6888 or send an e-mail to liveaudience@mtv.ca. Audience members must be at The Masonic Temple at 888 Yonge Street (corner of Yonge and Davenport) at the Yonge Street entrance at 5 p.m. Audience members need to be at least 16 years of age with proper identification to attend tapings.

MTV in Canada hosts talk about fashion, video games, and vacations on the station’s flagship interactive series MTV Live, with featured appearances by Grand PM and The Gauntlet’s Evan Starkman.

Monday, February 11
Daryn Jones and Dan Levy discuss spring’s upcoming fashion trends. La Senza models work the MTV Live runway to show-off sexy Valentine’s Day lingerie. Dan’s back from his trip to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and he reveals what it takes to be fashion forward this upcoming season.

Tuesday, February 12
Daryn Jones and Nicole Holness chat with the audience about what’s up in the world of video games. Gaming guru Tommy Tallarico drops by via webcam to weigh in with the latest news from THE ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND and Video Games Live. Grand PM drop by to talk about their latest album Party in Your Basement and perform a track off of it.

Wednesday, February 13
Daryn Jones and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani chat with the audience about the most desirable vacation spots. Evan Starkman, the sole Canadian competitor on The Gauntlet 3, co-hosts MTV Live and dishes on what to expect this season. Later, Justin Lukach and Scott Wilson, stars of the new OLN adventure-travel series Departures, give the low-down on some of their most exciting experiences.

MTV Live airs Mondays through Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.

Jason Collett – Feb. 4 / 6 p.m. ET, and repeats at 11 p.m. ET
OneRepublic – Tuesday Feb. 5 / 6 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET
Hawksley Workman – Wednesday Feb. 6 / 6 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET

MTV in Canada hosts talk about confessions, bad dates, and tattoos on the station’s flagship interactive series MTV Live, with featured guests Jason Collett, OneRepublic and Hawksley Workman.

On a special 30-minute MTV Live, Daryn Jones and Jessi Cruickshank lead a revealing chat about confessions. The hosts have fun anonymously divulging personal secrets about themselves while the audience tries to match each host to their own confession. Later, Toronto singer-songwriter Jason Collett stops by to talk about his new studio effort Here’s To Being Here with a special
performance. It all unfolds Monday, February 4 at 6 p.m. ET, and repeats at 11 p.m. ET.

Single people everywhere…beware of bad dates! Hosts Daryn Jones and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani chat with the audience on Tuesday, February 5 about their worst dates ever and how to avoid awkward situations. Gaming guru Tommy Tallarico drops by via webcam to chat about his hosting duties on THE ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND and Video Games Live. OneRepublic rounds out the show at 6 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET, as they talk about their current world tour and perform their smash hit Apologize.

On Wednesday, February 6 at 6 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET, MTV Live takes a hard look at tattoos. Hosts Daryn Jones and Nicole Holness talk to the audience about the latest trends in body art and major tattoo regrets. Then Hawksley Workman dishes on his new album Between The Beautifuls (in stores now) and performs a select track off of it.

More at MTV.ca:
All MTV Live interviews are available on MTV.ca the day after the program airs.

Get Tickets to MTV Live:
For FREE tickets to be in the MTV Live audience call (416) 355-3979, toll free 1-888-491-6888 or send an e-mail to liveaudience@mtv.ca. Audience members must be at The Masonic Temple at 888 Yonge Street (corner of Yonge and Davenport) at the Yonge Street entrance at 5 p.m. Audience members need to be at least 16 years of age with proper identification to attend tapings.

MTV Live Next Week:

Hot Hot Heat – Jan. 21
The Mars Volta – Jan. 22
Protest The Hero – Jan. 23
Adamo Ruggiero from CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation – Jan.23

Toronto, ON (January 18, 2008) MTV in Canada delivers hot discussion topics and three distinct flavours of rock on its flagship interactive series, MTV Live. Adam Ruggiero, The Mars Volta, Hot Hot Heat and Protest The Hero all have guest turns next week.

It’s all about coming out of the closet when Adamo Ruggiero of CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation joins hosts Daryn Jones and Nicole Holness to chat about whether or not gay rights in Canada have changed. Adamo talks about his own sexuality and what it has been like coming to terms with it. Rounding out the show on Wednesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. ET is Protest The Hero. The hardcore performers are currently touring Canada with Silverstein and they stop by to dish on their new studio effort Fortress. Then the band rocks the audience with their unique brand of fairy-tale metal.

Hosts Daryn Jones and Jessi Cruickshank talk about the popularity of game shows, which are making a huge comeback in the wake of the ongoing writers’ strike. Afterward, Hot Hot Heat spills on their latest album Happiness LTD before hitting the stage to perform their latest single Harmonicas & Tambourines on Monday, January 21 at 6 p.m. ET.

In their first Canadian television performance, The Mars Volta drops by on Tuesday, January 22 at 6 p.m. ET to chat with hosts Daryn Jones and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani. The band rocks the pod with a wild, high-energy performance from their brand new album The Bedlam In Goliath, which hits stores on January 29. They also sit down with Daryn and Aliya-Jasmine to spill on their current tour. The hosts also chat about mainstream versus underground – everything from the music and the comedy scene to fight clubs and gambling rings. Fans who want to add their two cents to the conversation can join the discussion via webcam.

Get Tickets to MTV Live:
For FREE tickets to be in the MTV Live audience call (416) 355-3979, toll free 1-888-491-6888 or send an e-mail to liveaudience@mtv.ca. Audience members must be at The Masonic Temple at 888 Yonge Street (corner of Yonge and Davenport) at the Yonge Street entrance at 5 p.m. Audience members need to be at least 16 years of age with proper identification to attend tapings.

More at wwww.MTV.ca:

All MTV Live interviews are available on wwww.MTV.ca the day after the program airs.

About MTV Live:
The all-Canadian flagship program for MTV, MTV Live is an innovative, interactive television experience with interviews, debates, surprise guests and roving reporters at home and from far-flung places around the world. From relationships, fashion and celebrity to politics, the environment, technology, entertainment, sex and important social issues, MTV Live covers the conversational gamut. Hosted by Jessi Cruickshank, Nicole Holness, Daryn Jones, Dan Levy, Gilson Lubin, Diane Salema and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, the original MTV series invites Canadians from across the country and around the globe to speak their minds – in person, on the phone and by e-mail and live online via webcams and instant messaging. MTV Live also benefits from a dedicated MTV Live blog on wwww.MTV.ca.

“MTV Live” Highlights (Nov. 12 – Nov. 15)

Ellen Page, Colbie Caillat, Chris Jericho, Raine Maida, Social Code and more.

Monday, November 12

Today on “MTV Live” Daryn Jones and Nicole Holness will be joined by guests actress Ellen Page (“Hard Candy”, “X-Men: The Last Stand) and “it-girl” screen writer Diablo Cody who’ll be here to talk about their new movie “JUNO.” The film, which hits theatres this holiday season, has been getting rave reviews at various film festivals around the world. Then, fresh from her appearance on “The View” Colbie Caillat, who’s currently in the midst of her sold-out U.S. tour, will take over the stage to perform from her debut album COCO which is in stores now.

Tuesday, November 13

What would you buy if you had the cash? $40,000 handbags, desserts that cost $25,000 and cars that go for $125,000. Think BIG because today on “MTV Live” hosts Daryn Jones and Dan Levy are talking all about luxury. Also Rides Again, comprised of Ontario natives and brothers Nathan and Chad Peyton along with drummer Mike McElroy, will perform from their debut album Into Existence.

Wednesday, November 14

Poles, bad music and questionable dance moves. Today on “MTV Live” hosts Daryn Jones and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani delve into the oldest occupation in the world and looks at the clothes-less world of stripping. Then, wrestling legend Chris Jericho drops by to talk about his new book “A Lion’s Tale.” Finally, we’ll have a performance from Raine Maida former lead singer and songwriter for iconic Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace. Maida will perform from his first solo album The Hunter’s Lullaby available in stores on November 13.

Thursday, November 15

Today on “MTV Live” we’re talking about dance – specifically the ups and downs of a being a professional dancer in L.A. where most professional dancers head to make it big. MTV hosts Daryn Jones and Jessi Cruickshank will talk via webcam with dancer Michael Riccio about his move to L.A. and the ups and downs of being a new dancer on the scene. We’ll also drop Nicole and Dan’s new music video that showcases their dance skills while the always entertaining Paul “the Intern” will put on leotards in an attempt to become a classical Ballerina. Director Adam Shankman and actor Elijah Kelley of this year’s break out hit “Hairspray” will also drop by to talk about the success of the movie which comes out on DVD November 20th. Finally, Canadian alternative/rock band Social Code will be here to end the show with an amazing performance from their self-titled album which is in stores now.

It’s pretty depressing to think that a bunch of the countries who signed-on to the Kyoto Accord have actually seen their emissions levels increase; and cars are definitely one of the culprits.

Sure, hybrids are starting to dot the streets, but many think they’re just a too-little-too late band-aid… and it’s a harsh truth that they still hit pedestrians, crowd bikers and just generally clog up cities.

“MTV Live” hosts Daryn Jones and Nicole Holness ask “is it time to kill the car?” And finally, hip-hop group Point Blank will drop by to perform for the live studio audience; the band is in town to promote their self-titled debut album which hits stores in February 2008.

It’s getting cold outside and today Sarah Casselman from FASHION Magazine will join “MTV Live” hosts Daryn Jones and Dan Levy on the pod to show off the latest trends in Winter Fashion.

We’re talking all about coats, boots, gloves, hats and beauty items that will help combat the upcoming winter months.

Whether it’s a friend who has stabbed you in the back or some jerk who just always really pissed you off at school we’ve all had rivalries and helped put the “us” in “versus”.

Hosts Daryn Jones and Jessi Cruickshank will look at some epic rivalries, and pour a ton of gasoline on “MTV Live’s” own most enduring grudge between Daryn Jones and Paul The Intern.

Our in-studio guests will be Kenny and Spenny who’ll join us to talk about the new season of their show “Kenny vs. Spenny,” a hilarious series in which the two best friends compete against each other in utterly ridiculous, immature and intense challenges.

And then, southeast London quartet Athlete will be here to perform from their third album Beyond The Neighbourhood.

Hosts Daryn Jones and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani want to find out what grosses you out? Are there any dating deal-killers of the gross variety? And what’s the grossest thing you’ve ever seen…or better yet, the grossest thing you’ve ever done?

We’ll also count-down the Top 5 grossest moments from “MTV Live”…and we’ve done some really gross S#%T. Renowned for their stellar live shows, Cuff The Duke will also be in the studio to perform from their newly released album Sidelines of the City.

Thursday, November 1 on MTV Live

It’s all about the “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007”.

While we’re airing “MTV Live” in Canada, the “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007” are celebrating show-stopping performances from Avril Lavigne, Foo Fighters, Mika, My Chemical Romance, Nicole Scherzinger and will.i.am in Munich. Daryn Jones and Dan Levy will check in with the EMA broadcast throughout the show to find out who’s winning big, who’s going home empty-handed and who’s a sore loser.

Joining Dan and Daryn in studio is Mel B (aka Scary Spice) to talk about “Dancing with the Stars” and the new Spice Girls’ album that launches on November 13th.