MTV has released its first promotional picture from The Inbetweeners USA.
The image shows Simon, Will, Neil and Jay’s American counterparts, played by Bubba Lewis, Joey Pollari, Mark L Young and Zack Pearlman, walking down a road.
The presence of a yellow car door and black briefcase suggests that there will be a few nods to the original Channel 4 series, despite the show moving across the pond.
Speaking about his character, Will, Joey Pollari previously told the Hollywood Reporter:
“He’s moving from a private school to a public school and finds out that the only three guys who will hang out with him are these fools.
“They bond together to try and get girls and try to get each other out of the way as soon as a girl gets into the picture.
“It’s a lot like the real high school experience. That’s certainly what I went through.”
The Inbetweeners will debut on MTV in the States on 20 August, while the big screen version of the show will hit US cinemas in September.
Frankie to host Super Sweet 16 special
X Factor reject Frankie Cocozza has landed a job with MTV, presenting a one-off episode of the series, Super Sweet 16.
Frankie, who’s known for his love of partying, drinking and womanising, will front Super Sweet 16 UK vs. US, which has been billed as “the ultimate transatlantic party clash”.
The show follows youngsters as they plan and throw decadent parties for their friends to celebrate their 16th birthdays.
MTV has said that the show will pit “the UK’s privileged princesses against the demanding divas from the US”, describing Cocozza as the ultimate “party pimp”.
Cocozza was thrown off the X Factor last year after breaking one of the show’s ‘golden rules’, however rumours of drug use and suggestions that he was more focussed on partying than being successful on the show, were also reported to be factors in his exit.
Frankie’s episode of Super Sweet 16 UK vs. US airs on MTV on 22 April at 12pm.
Trademark application is said to be pending
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are going to great lengths to ensure their daughter’s name stays sacred, by attempting to trademark it.
According to MTV, the new parents have filed an application – which is still pending – to legally protect the name Blue Ivy Carter.
If it’s approved, 30-year-old Bey and her rapper husband, 40, could use their daughter’s name as a brand or for endorsements, however it is more likely that the couple took the measure to avoid others cashing in on their offspring.
Lawyer Vikki Ziegler told the music channel:
“Seeking the trademark forestalls competitors from using the child’s name and or third parties from attempting to sell the baby’s name back to the couple.
“They are likely trying to protect what they rightfully own or created, shall we say, by trademarking Blue Ivy’s name.”
The Patent Office has already put a stop to two other applications attempting to trademark the name since Blue’s birth on 7 January, citing that the name belonged to a “very famous infant” as the reason for the rejection.