MTV Comes Up with its Own Name for the Post-Millennial Generation: ‘The Founders’

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MTV comes up with its own name for the post-millennial generation: “The Founders”

Millennials, a word coined in 1987 to describe the generation born starting in 1982, doesn’t fit with today’s kids, who were born two decades later. So MTV took it upon itself to come up with a name for the generation following the millennials — those born starting in 2001. On Wednesday, MTV will announce the new generation’s name: “The Founders.” According to Time magazine, “MTV surveyed 1,000 kids born after December 2000 on what they should be called, “generating 544 names including the Navigators, the Regenerators, the Builders, the Bridge Generation, and the winner, the Founders.”

Stephen King: “The current episode of FARGO may be the best thing on TV in the last three years”

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Oprah Winfrey is expected to earn 8 figures to write her memoir

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50 Cent is set to play a version of himself on Fox’s My Friend 50

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John Oliver gets his own “action figure”

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Rick and Morty meets Carl’s Jr. in a new ad

Check out the new burger ad Dan Harmon and his team created for Carl’s Jr.

Watch the first trailer for Outlander Season 2

Featuring a pregnant Claire.

David Letterman compares his flowing beard to that of Charles Darwin

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Billy Eichner got Julianne Moore to display her Oscar-winning acting skills on the street

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Portlandia stars film an Old Navy ad

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Timothy Olyphant stars in The Grinder: New Orleans

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The Sopranos
actor John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia dies at 75

Ciarcia appeared in 13 episodes of the HBO drama as Albie Cianfalone, Phil Leotardo’s consigliere. Ciarcia was also good friends with Tony Danza and served as best man when Danny DeVito married Rhea Perlman.