MTV Awards Suffer Big Hit in Ratings

[b]MTV Awards Suffer Big Hit in Ratings[/b] By Anne Becker — Broadcasting & Cable, 9/1/2006 7:26:00 PM The downward spiral of the MTV Video Music Awards’ TV performance continued Thursday night as the ceremony’s audience plunged from last year and VMA fans headed online. The show, once a ratings juggernaut for MTV, pulled in an average of just 5.77 million total viewers over its three hour telecast starting at 8 p.m., down 28% from the 8 million viewers it averaged last year, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Just two years ago, the show brought in nearly double last night’s audience-10.3 million viewers. While still about five times what MTV has averaged in primetime this summer, the show’s TV audience last night is a shadow of the 12 million viewers it once earned. The numbers have to be frustrating for MTV executives who moved the show back to its former home, New York City, after last year’s poor showing in Miami.

Lawyer defends underdogs in trials of known, unknown UPDATE

[b]Lawyer defends underdogs in trials of known, unknown[/b] Sunday, April 16, 2006 ERIC VELASCO News staff writer Reputation vs. reality Mesereau’s reputation as a celebrity lawyer began in 2001 when he helped persuade prosecutors not to charge boxer and convicted rapist Mike Tyson after another rape accusation. Mesereau also defended actor Robert Blake in pretrial hearings in his murder case, pulling off the rare feat of getting bail in a capital case. But it was Jackson’s trial that splashed Mesereau’s face daily all over the international media. Jackson fans chattered on the Web about the lawyer they dubbed “Mez.” One set up a Tom Mesereau Fan Club site, while another offered do-your-own “T-Mez” dolls.

New Album from Bjork due in stores August 31st!

Bjork’s new album, Medulla, is due in stores Tuesday August 31, 2004! Tracklisting: 01_________________________Pleasure Is All Mine 02_________________________Show Me Forgiveness 03_________________________Where Is The Line 04_________________________Vökuró 05_________________________Öll Birtan 06_________________________Who Is It 07_________________________Submarine 08_________________________Desired Constellation 09_________________________Oceania 10_________________________Sonnets / Unrealities XI 11_________________________Ancestors 12_________________________Mouth’s Cradle 13_________________________Miðvikudags 14_________________________Triumph Of A Heart 15_________(japan)_________Komið Learn more about Continue Reading

Peterson DA guilty of misconduct

Grand jury cites DA misconduct By SUSAN HERENDEEN BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: July 3, 2004, 07:11:46 AM PDT Stanislaus County’s top prosecutor committed nine acts of willful misconduct when he made threats against two Bee reporters and intimidated potential whistle-blowers, according to a grand jury report released Friday. But Continue Reading