Monday, October 26, 2020

CELEBRITY REHAB DOCTOR ACCUSED OF ACCEPTING PAYOLA FROM DRUG FIRM

July 6, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Dr. Drew Pinsky, best known as “Dr. Drew,” host of VH1’s controversial Celebrity Rehab reality series from 2008-2011, has been accused of taking at least $275,000 in bribes from the pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline to promote the company’s products. On Thursday GSK was fined $3 billion after admitting that it lavished gifts, kickbacks, resort travel, tickets […]

GOLDEN GLOBES GROUP SUES FORMER PUBLICIST

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais may have made similar allegations against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the Golden Globes ceremony last month with impunity, but the HFPA is not going to take charges of wrongdoing from its former publicist lying down. On Monday it filed suit against Michael Russell and partner Stephen LoCascio for comments made by […]

EX-PUBLICIST CALLS GOLDEN GLOBES A FRAUD

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Throughout its existence, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which stages the annual Golden Globes awards ceremony has been dogged by allegations that members sell their votes to studios, accept lavish gifts from them and engage in other unethical conduct. For the past 17 years, questions about those allegations have been fielded by the organization’s chief […]

UNIVISION TO PAY $1 MILLION IN PAYOLA CASE

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-speaking television network, has agreed to pay $1 million in penalties to authorities for the payola practices of its now-defunct record company, Univision Music Group. It also agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The Justice Department had accused the Univision music company of bribing […]