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RIHANNA VIDEO TOUCHES OFF UPROAR

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“Man Down,” a music video by Rihanna in which she appears to advocate that women who are assaulted exact murderous revenge on their attackers, has produced a storm of criticism — directed at Rihanna for performing it and BET for airing it. Industry Ears, an advocacy group co-counded by Paul Porter, a former BET program […]

U.K. REGULATOR DECRIES DAYTIME AIRING OF SEXY MUSIC VIDEOS

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British television regulator OFCOM said today (Tuesday) that it is planning to call together all U.K. cable channels that air music videos to discuss their noncompliance with rules barring sexually explicit material from airing during the pre-“watershed” 9:00 p.m. hour. The regulator acted after ruling that the music channel WTF-TV breached the broadcasting code when […]

U.K. REGULATOR OFCOM SCORES THE DAILY MAIL

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an unprecedented ruling on Wednesday, OFCOM, Britain’s television regulator, reprimanded the Daily Mail, which had spearheaded a drive to censure ITV’s The X Factor for a dance routine presented during last December’s season finale. The newspaper had published photos taken during the performance, which featured Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, stating editorially, “Critics called on […]

BERGERON: DON’T ASK ME TO INTERVIEW CHRIS BROWN

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron is apparently unhappy with the decision by the show’s producers to invite singer Chris Brown to appear on it tonight (Tuesday). Interviewed Monday by Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, Bergeron appeared to refer to Brown’s blow-up last week following his appearance on Good Morning America, when he […]

CHRIS BROWN: “I APOLOGIZE FOR ACTING LIKE THAT”

March 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Singer Chris Brown has apologized for his behavior at ABC’s studios on Tuesday where he allegedly smashed the window of his dressing room with a cooler, ripped off his shirt and then stomped out into a hailstorm of new controversy. Brown’s apology, however, was not made on Good Morning America, where he appeared — and […]

DID ABC REPORTER SEEK APPROVAL FROM CHRIS BROWN FOR QUESTIONS?

March 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Amid all the hullabaloo that followed singer Chris Brown’s angry exodus from ABC on Tuesday after an interview on Good Morning America, an ethical question has gone little noticed over a report that Brown’s interviewer, Robin Roberts, allegedly asked for and received approval from Brown to discuss the aftermath of his conviction for beating his […]