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December 4, 2008 Pt.2

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There goes our future...

There goes our future...

Mash-Ups: We are loving the mash-ups of rap songs and children’s programs.  Some combinations: Spongebob and Eminem, Family Guy and Akon, Barney and Soulja Boy, etc. Pretty hysterical.

Kanye West: Forget music.  Kanye is switching gears (or industries) and looking for an internship in the fashion world.  Something tells us he won’t like getting coffee for the higher-ups, but we’ll let him figure that out all on his own.

Viacom: Laid off a whopping 850 people today at MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Comedy Central and other subsidiaries.  Not a good day.

MTV: Holy crap!  Long-time correspondent John Norris is supposedly one of the fired employees!  What is the world coming to?!

NBC: And the ax continues to fall.  500 employees cut.

Eliot Spitzer: Don’t count the former gov down and out.  He’s been hired by Slate to write a column on goverment regulation.  To all wondering, this does not include prostitution.

The Daily Beast: Great piece on why Gwyneth Paltrow’s new site (which goes by the oh-so-attractive name GOOP) is a big mistake.

Bratz: Victory for Barbie collections everywhere!  A judge has ordered production on Bratz dolls to cease immediately (and for stores to send back their stock!) since the (ugly) dolls were conceived by a dude who worked for Mattel at the time.  Ah, sweet revenge!

Sundance: No less than 3 journalism/media films in the mix.  We’re dying to see The September Issue, which follows Anna Wintour and the production of Vogue’s September issue.

Chicago Magazine: Has a really interesting article on Amy Jacobson, the news reporter fired for “misconduct” when she tried to interview Craig Steib, whose wife remains missing.

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November 6, 2008 Pt. 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2008 by sizzlemaker
Our dream gift!!!

Our dream gift!!!

SATC: There WILL be a Sex and the City sequel!  The always dishy Kim Cattrall has confirmed rumors that have been buzzing for months.  Upon hearing this news, we couldn’t help but wonder: what’s left to tell?

Britney: We’ve been waiting for this day!  Brit Brit and Justin are getting back together!  Sort of.  Madonna has recruited the former couple to do a number on stage during her current tour.  Will sparks fly?  WE CAN ONLY HOPE!

Eliot Spitzer: Won’t face charges in the prostitution scandal that forced him to resign as governor of New York.  The state found no evidence of him using government funds, but isn’t just the fact that he even used a prostitute enough?  Isn’t that illegal?

Disney: Think Disney products are just for kids?  Think again.  Mickey and company provide a wide range of goods including…a $3,000 wedding gown and cashmere sweaters?  Yes and yes.

Melissa Etheridge: The singer is putting a new spin on ‘no taxation without representation.’  She says since Proposition 8 has banned marriage for gay people, “I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes, because I am not a full citizen.”  A little bit of a stretch, no?

Samantha Ronson: Added her two cents the Prop 8 debate and she actually gave a pretty good analogy.  She pointed out the craziness in passing an animal-rights proposal but banning gay marriage: “yes, i am glad that the chickens will have more room and better conditions as they wait to die,” she wrote on her MySpace, “but i just think it’s frightening that people show more compassion for tomorrow’s dinner than for the chef.”

90210: Mattel will release 90210-inspired dolls next September similar to the ones made during the series’ original run.  We are very perplexed: a) the new 90210 sucks and is far from a hit and soooo not kid-friendly–why make dolls based on it? and b) what makes anyone think the new 90210 will still be around next September?  Did we mention it sucks?  And lastly, if anyone has the original dolls, we’re still looking for a complete set!

Thriller: Is the Michael Jackson song/video coming to Broadway?  Could be. Could also be a major disaster.