TV Watch List: Thursday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 25


Metro’s breakdown of your weekend TV.

‘MTV Video Music Awards’
AWARDS SHOW. OK, so we know that the VMAs aren’t exactly an important, illustrious awards show along the lines of, say, the Oscars. But, truth be told, we think they’re a lot more fun. One would never see Borat grinding his junk in Eminem’s sulky face at the Academy Awards. So we’ll be tuning in just for the antics (and the outfits) when the 30th annual VMAs broadcast — for the first time — from Brooklyn instead of L.A.
Sunday, 9 p.m., MTV

‘2013 VMA Pre-Show’
RED CARPET. Sometimes we enjoy an award show pre-show more than the actual ceremony. And the VMA red carpet is always a particular brand of awesome, with half the celeb guests looking hot as hell and the other half looking batsh—t crazy.
Sunday, 8 p.m, MTV

‘Pregnant Behind Bars’
REALITY. It seems there is no end to the different shows about wackadoo preggo women that the reality TV machine can churn out. And — from knocked-up teens to grown-ass women who somehow didn’t realize they were knocked up until the baby was practically crowning — we watch them all. So it seems safe to say that we’ll be checking out the premiere of this new show about women who are knocked up in prison.
Series Premiere,Thursday, 10 p.m., DFH

‘Attack of the Celebrity Bikinis’
SPECIAL. We’re hoping that this is a report on skimpy bathing suits that have somehow developed cognitive abilities and turned on their celeb owners. We’re guessing, however, it’s just yet another fawning look at celebrity beach bods. Ah, well.
Thursday, 10 p.m., E!


Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies…

An Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer has died.


VIDEO: Cop reassigned as NYPD investigates alleged head…

An officer alleged to have stomped on a Brooklyn man's head last week had his gun taken away and placed on modified duty.


New York Times calls for legalization of pot

The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea.


Two injured after cable snaps on Ohio amusement…

(Reuters) - A cable on a large swing ride at an Ohio amusement park snapped and struck two riders as the swing was in motion,…


Newport Folk Festival: Photo gallery of 35 moments…

As has been the tradition since Bob Dylan plugged in a bajillion years ago, the Newport Folk Festival embraces more musical genres than its name implies.


MKTO: Behind the bromance

MKTO's Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller talk about the American Dream tour, Demi Lovato and getting turned down by girls.


James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne head to…

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy…


Box office: Scarlett Johansson wins battle of brains…

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" handily dispatched with Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend.


Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.


Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…


Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks down art of…

The action frequently accelerates as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, as it will on Thursday.

Auto racing

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400


This Week In Health: Friends share similar DNA,…

Friends share similar DNA, study finds Location: U.S. Study subjects: Nearly 2,000 people Results: When it comes to our social networks, it seems that birds of…


Are liberal arts colleges turning away from the…

Bryn Mawr College, a small women's college located just outside of Philadelphia, announced last week that it would be making standardized tests like the SAT…


Recent grads discover school superintendent plagiarized parts of…

  Two recent high school graduates made a surprising discovery about the commencement speech their school superintendent delivered at their graduation: portions of it was copied…


Feeling stuck? Get out of the entry-level job…

Television and movies may be littered with 20-something characters who seem directionless when it comes to their careers, but author Mary Traina says she finds…