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  • BET, MTV Townhall Smears Police as Hunters, America as Racist; Urges Defunding All Police

    07/12/2016 6:18:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 11, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On Friday night, BET and MTV convened an hour-long, commercial-free townhall on police-involved shootings of African-Americans with only distant mentions of what transpired the night before in Dallas but focused heavily on denigrating law enforcement as hunters and “a gang” meant to terrorize blacks from America’s founding, the need for white people to recognize privilege, and lobby for the defunding of police nationwide. Aside from a brief discussion with a former New York City detective, the so-called “historic” conversation was anything but in its one-sided, anti-police rhetoric that even went as far as to suggest the media at large weren’t...
  • Newest VH1 Talk Show Host Supports Boycott of Israel, Defends Hamas

    07/05/2016 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/5/16 | Ronn Torossian
    Reports indicate that a supporter of the anti-Israel BDS movement and a self-proclaimed radical who has supported numerous anti-American initiatives has been named the host of a new late night talk show on VH1. Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN commentator, will launch VH1 Live which will begin airing weekly on the Viacom-owned cable network on Sunday, July 17 at 10 PM. Would a supporter of segregation be rewarded with a talk show? How about someone who is fiercely anti-LGBT? It seems that bigotry is only OK if it is directed at Israel. Hill is a staunch opponent of Israel, a...
  • Your MTV Memories (30th Anniversary of MTV on August 1st)

    07/29/2011 4:08:26 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 167 replies ^ | 7/29/11 | MTV Staff
    August 1 marks the 30th Anniversary of MTV. MTV revolutionized the way we looked at music and the VJs were a big part of shaping that vision. We want to know what it meant to you. Do you have fond memories of watching MTV or your favorite VJ? We’ll collect your stories through the month of August and post them here on the site as we get them. We will be accepting form entries starting Saturday, July 30th, 2011. Entries may be edited and become the property of
  • I'm with the band: Rock's most famous groupies tell all for VH1 documentary 'Let’s Spend the Night..

    12/17/2010 2:04:53 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 40 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 15, 2010 | Gerrick D. Kennedy
    ...Adapted from Pamela Des Barres' bestselling book... the doc follows Des Barres... as she travels across the country reconnecting and reminiscing with the women who lived up to their reputations. ...“Rock 'n’ roll is art, but it also means sex, so it’s just the perfect combination -- especially for the young teenage girl. I remember when Mick Jagger lit me up when I was 15, and I thought, 'OK, I want some of that.' [But] our relationship was purely sexual.” Des Barres was motivated to log her experiences, and those of her pals, because she felt the word "groupie" had...
  • Judge wants Edwards sex tape deposition private (Ex-Hussein VP candidate John makes VH1 top ten!)

    11/19/2010 7:43:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Daily Advance ^ | 10/21/10 | MIKE BAKER
    Judge wants Edwards sex tape deposition privateBy MIKE BAKER The Associated Press Thursday, October 21, 2010 HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge in the legal battle over a purported sex tape involving John Edwards demanded Thursday that any deposition of the two-time presidential candidate be kept private. Judge Carl Fox said he didn't want the details of such testimony to be discussed or released publicly, warning attorneys for both sides that there could be repercussions if the material is talked about outside of the case. "I won't hesitate to use the contempt authority of this court," Fox said. "I don't...
  • Thousands Alive Thanks to (TV) Ads

    12/18/2008 9:12:33 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 425+ views
    NCR ^ | December 17, 2008 | Tim Drake
    Roswell, Ga. — For 10 years, the Roswell, Ga.-based nonprofit VirtueMedia has been creating and airing educational pro-life commercials on local radio and television stations nationwide. For the first time, earlier this year, the nonprofit aired crisis-pregnancy commercials on national television — MTV and BET (Black Entertainment Television). The results amazed even the organizers. During a five-week campaign between late September and early November, the commercials generated nearly 22,000 requests for help from abortion-vulnerable women. Organizers estimate that during that time at least 11,000 babies were saved from abortion.“It’s clear that if we want to communicate with abortion-vulnerable women, we...
  • Viacom CEO Downplays Recent Job Cuts(Cable Networks DeathWatch™)

    12/09/2008 8:18:46 AM PST · by Kevin J waldroup · 3 replies · 312+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 12/8/2008 | By Marisa Guthrie
    Viacom, Inc. will weather the economic downturn by focusing on “organic growth” instead of any “significant acquisitions,” according to president and CEO Philippe Dauman. Speaking at the annual UBS Media and Communications Conference in New York, Dauman downplayed the company’s announcement least week that it would cut 850 jobs, or 7% of its workforce, and instead focused on the company’s positioning as a content provider with multiple revenue sources across each of its television, movie and digital divisions. Dauman was bullish on Nickelodeon, VH1, MTV and BET, which recently underwent a shift in programming leadership. He conceded that MTV has...
  • Alice In Chains Singer's Life Could Become Movie

    11/03/2006 7:26:31 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 32 replies · 2,427+ views
    Rock Radio Online ^ | October 6, 2006 | Staff
    A biography of late Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley might be turned into a movie, reports A press release from Arts Publications indicated that Argentinean journalist Adriana Rubio has been contacted by Philadelphia-based filmmaker Eric Moyer about making a film version of her book, Layne Staley: Get Born Again. Moyer said in a statement, "I am determined to make this film about Layne Staley, not only to celebrate his life and talent, but to warn others through his compelling story that heroin will kill matter who you are." Staley died in April of 2002 after struggling with...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • High school's dances grind to a halt

    09/21/2006 3:09:52 PM PDT · by NCjim · 108 replies · 3,137+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | September 21. 2006 | MELANIE ASMAR
    A furor over what Concord High School administrators call an "overtly sexual" style of dancing at school dances has split the school community: There are those who defend the students'right to dance however they want and those who believe the moves are just plain inappropriate. Principal Gene Connolly is with the latter group. He said the school will cancel all remaining dances, including the upcoming homecoming dance, unless students step forward to help halt the "grinding." "This style of dancing is wrong," Connolly told parents at a Parent-Teacher-Student Organization meeting Tuesday night. "If you were to see it, you would...
  • freep this VH1 top 20

    08/20/2006 7:01:36 AM PDT · by strange1 · 5 replies · 769+ views
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  • Boy, 8, accused of playground sex assault

    08/04/2006 4:05:47 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 50 replies · 1,795+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | August 4 2006 | DOUG BELDEN
    An 8-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting a second-grade classmate last week at a St. Paul elementary school now faces expulsion. The incident happened on the playground at Four Seasons A+ Elementary, which holds classes year round, as students waited for buses just before the end of the day July 24. The boy is believed to have approached an 8-year-old girl on a slide, forced her to kiss his private parts and then simulated sex on her, according to school district officials and members of the girl's family. The slide was enclosed by a tube, making it impossible for the...
  • Rock Star: Supernova bursts into lawsuit over band name

    07/13/2006 6:55:19 AM PDT · by weegee · 335+ views
    AP Via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2006, 8:43AM | By SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES — What happens when two Supernovas collide? Lawsuit. A Southern California rock band called Supernova has filed a complaint against Mark Burnett's CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova, saying it had the name first. The complaint, filed June 27 in U.S. District Court, claiming unfair competition and trademark infringement, seeks to bar the show and its participants from using the Supernova name. It is also asks for compensatory and punitive damages. "Our clients believe they have the superior right on the mark Supernova," the band's attorney, John Mizhir, told the Associated Press Tuesday, adding that the band "has...
  • The Hype of March - Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldn’t care

    03/22/2006 5:54:23 AM PST · by weegee · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Houston Press ^ | 2006-03-16 | By John Nova Lomax
    Ah, March, the time of year when the music business heats up, the world's hot bands descend on Texas and the hipsters get their marching orders on which groups to worship for the next few months. By the time you read this, Racket will be in Austin, wallowing in the rock and roll phantasmagoria of South By Southwest – more than 1,100 bands playing on probably twice that many stages amid fields of fajitas, kegs of Lone Star, breakfast tacos by the ton and caramel-colored oceans of Shiner Bock, all at the world epicenter of twitching, frenzied, clench-jawed hype. While...
  • It's All Shiny And New

    VH1 proves that you are never too old to love toys with its latest countdown of the 100 most famous toys from your childhood. From board games to dolls to video games and those gadgets you couldn't live without, VH1 will count down the top 100 toys of all time with "I Love Toys," premiering Monday-Friday, starting March 6 at 10PM.* From Lego to Mr. Potato Head to Barbie and Candy Land, the offbeat nostalgia show will bring viewers an in depth look at the wonderful world of toys that defined pop culture during their youth.
  • Van Halen To Try For Singer # 4 On CBS Rockstar Show

    02/12/2006 4:28:03 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 83 replies · 3,423+ views
    TMZ ^ | 2-12-2006
    Van Halen: The Next 'Rock Star'? February 12, 2006 Sources tell TMZ Van Halen is in the market for a new lead singer, and the marketplace will be the upcoming reality show 'Rock Star: The Series.' Last October, Van Halen reps vehemently denied the band would use 'Rock Star' in a talent search for a new lead singer. The reps are now singing a different tune. Van Halen publicist Larry Solters told TMZ: "I'm not denying it. I'm not going to answer any questions about it." Last year, the band INXS used 'Rock Star' to find a new lead singer....
  • Citywide Effort Needed To Curb Gang Violence (San Francisco)

    02/01/2006 7:42:27 AM PST · by walkerk · 35 replies · 638+ views
    BeyondChron ^ | Jan. 31‚ 2006 | Rita Mandelenis
    In order to curb youth violence, the city of San Francisco has teamed up with UCSF to develop a violence prevention strategy. Dr. Howard Pinderhughes will be spearheading the project to create both short term and long-term goals. During the Committee on Ending Gun and Gang Violence special meeting on Monday January 30, Dr. Pinderhughes estimated that in six to eight months a plan would be in place. The plan should encompass strategies for different areas of the city. They will map risk factors for each neighborhood. Dr. Pinderhughes will also lead an evaluation of various city agencies to see...
  • CMT, MTV and VH1 Launch Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign

    09/04/2005 2:10:29 PM PDT · by Issaquahking · 14 replies · 754+ views ^ | Wed. August 31.2005 7:20 PM EDT
    CMT, MTV and VH1 Launch Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign Wilson and Mellencamp Among Performers Scheduled for Sept. 10 TV Special   CMT, MTV and VH1 have announced the first stage of an ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief campaign -- a multi-artist, multi-genre, multi-platform live performance special set to air across all three networks on Sept. 10. Gretchen Wilson and John Mellencamp are among the artists scheduled to perform from locations in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Nashville. The special will seek to raise much-needed funds for the American Red Cross and similar organizations as they continue their relief efforts. The...
  • How good is your Gaydar? -- New sexuality game show coming on VH-1

    07/03/2005 7:58:25 PM PDT · by summer · 21 replies · 490+ views
    Pie Town Productions ^ | current | Pie Town Productions Press Release Online
    Gaydar - Show Info How good is your “gaydar?" With today’s lipstick lesbians, Hip Hop straight girls, primping hetero guys and pumped up queens, it’s hard to guess what team anyone plays on anymore. So, what if you had magic pixie dust for those “need to know” times? Welcome to Gaydar, the new half-hour, in-studio game show for VH1 where two players try to determine the sexual orientation of three challengers based purely on pop culture quizzing. Think every guy who knows all the words to “Grease” is suspect? Guess again on Gaydar!
  • Hip-Hop Video Gives Voice to Pro-Life Movement

    06/10/2005 6:33:23 AM PDT · by iwannaknow07 · 82 replies · 3,596+ views ^ | May 19, 2005 | Melanie Hunter
    Hip-hop music usually gets a bad rap for its misogynistic overtones and violence, but amid the criticism comes a refreshingly courageous song with a message to which parents can proudly expose their children, particularly teens. "Can I Live?" which debuted recently on Black Entertainment Television's "106th & Park" video music show, stars former Nickelodeon television star, turned rapper and movie star Nick Cannon, as the yet-to-be son of a teenage mother. The video, set in the 1970s, takes place at an abortion clinic where a teenage mother, played by actress Tatiana Ali, formerly of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," arrives...