[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.
[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.
Posted by Rhonda Lamon [b]Legendary Soul Singer Willie Hutch Dies[/b] Sep 20, 2005, 08:47 AM Memphis, TN– Millions of R&B and Motown fans are mourning the loss of Willie Hutch. The soul singer and songwriter died last night at his home in Dallas, Texas. The cause of death has not Continue Reading
[b]Gordon, LaToya’s ex-husband, Bobbitt’s manager, dies at 66[/b] By Mary Manning LAS VEGAS SUN Entrepreneur Jack Gordon, John Wayne Bobbitt’s former manager and LaToya Jackson’s ex-husband, died Tuesday in an Arizona hospital. The 66-year-old Gordon, who was married to Jackson for six years, lived in Las Vegas for more than Continue Reading
[b]Eminem Loses One-Third of His Audience[/b] Wednesday, November 17, 2004 By Roger Friedman Eminem must be wondering where all his fans have gone. The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, will have the No. 1 album this week when all the counting is completed. But those numbers are quite Continue Reading
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[b]Prosecutors drop case — ABC NEWS[/b] Motion to Dismiss Prosecution to Ask Judge to Drop Charge Against Kobe Bryant By Ellen Davis and Bill Redeker E A G L E, Colo., Sept. 1, 2004 Prosecutors will file a motion this afternoon to dismiss the sexual assault charge against Kobe Continue Reading
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
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
Its my birthday today (Oct 23) and I got this altered pic from one of the members at MJEOL (DarkChild): [img]http://www.uploadit.org/files/231003-bdaycake.jpg[/img] I just HAD to share this! :crackingup