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VIDEO OF JUDGE WHO BEAT DAUGHTER FOR ONLINE PIRACY GOES VIRAL

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A video of a Texas judge who meted out punishment to his daughter by beating her with a belt when he discovered that she had been illegally downloading copyrighted material from the web has gone viral on YouTube. The video, taken in 2006, was uploaded by Hillary Adams, whose father, Aransas County Judge William Adams, […]

NOTHING HORRIBLE ABOUT AMERICAN HORROR STORY’S RATINGS

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

American Horror Story debuted strongly on the Fox-owned FX channel on Wednesday, attracting 3.2 million viewers to its first showing at 10:00 p.m. and another 2 million viewers to its second at midnight. In a statement, John Landgraf, president and general manager of the channel, said that Twitter and Facebook users had helped make the […]

FACEBOOK AND NETFLIX FORM AN ALLIANCE — BUT NOT IN U.S.

September 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Reed Hastings joined Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook’s f8 conference on Thursday, where the two announced a joint arrangement that would allow Canadian users to connect their Facebook and Netflix accounts to see what their friends are watching and quickly order up a movie or TV show for streaming via the Facebook […]

NBC’S DATELINE USES ITS FACEBOOK FANS AS FOCUS GROUP

September 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a move that will no doubt rile many traditional journalists who often see their job as providing information that their readers or viewers need to know about, producers of NBC’s news magazine Dateline are seeking to determine what they want to know about. As reported by Advertising Age, Dateline personnel have been studying the […]

NEW MOVIE-RENTAL SITE: FACEBOOK

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Facebook may not be the go-to place for renting movies online – but it would clearly like to be. To that end, the social network announced on Monday that it has signed a deal with Miramax to bring 20 of the studio’s movies to the site for streaming. Among the films are Pulp Fiction, Kill […]

O’DONNELL WALKOUT BOOSTS MORGAN’S RATINGS

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan is likely to have concluded that Christine O’Donnell’s decision to walk out on him during an interview Wednesday night was, as the English would say, “brilliant.” O’Donnell’s appearance on the show boosted his ratings 7 percent on Wednesday and created an avalanche of publicity. CNN posted a video of the walkout on its […]

JERSEY SHORE MUSCLES IN ON TV RATINGS

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Thursday is supposed to be broadcast television’s biggest night. It’s the night that most networks showcase popular scripted shows and slickly produced reality series — and charge their highest rates of the week for commercials. But last Thursday all of broadcast television’s offerings were beaten by the season premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore. The controversial […]

SORKIN CANCELS HIS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The writer of The Social Network, the movie about Facebook, has closed his Facebook account. Appearing at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Aaron Sorkin acknowledged that his views about social media in general may make him sound like a Luddite or “like a grumpy old man sitting on the porch yelling at kids.” […]

JACKASS STAR KILLED IN ACCIDENT; EBERT SCORED FOR COMMENT

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ryan Dunn, who appeared on the Jackass TV series on MTV and in the three theatrical movies based on the series, was killed in a car crash when his car hit a tree and burst into flames in West Goshen Township, PA on Monday. Dunn was incinerated and was identified by his tattoos. A passenger […]

OPRAH: BIG ON TV, BIGGER ONLINE

May 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Of all the regular TV shows broadcast this year, none was more talked about on the Internet than Oprah Winfrey’s final telecast last week. According to Long Island-based research firm General Sentiment, the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show generated more online discussion even than the finale of American Idol earlier in the week. […]

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