Last week, we told you that the Westboro Baptist Church, a merry band of noxious trolls with questionable ties to Jesus, is returning to New York to picket the New York Times, Facebook, the Huffington Post, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It appears that the WBC has realized that picketing media outle ... More >>
Who doesn't love a little Bone Thugs-n-Harmony? A favorite group of rap fans young and old, they've given the hip-hop nation such timeless classics as "Tha Crossroads" and "1st of the Month," both of which will certainly be heard at the show this this Sunday at BB King Blues Club and Grill. Even wi ... More >>
On last night's Daily Show, Lewis Black decimated Texas Governor Rick Perry's series of radio ads, which are aimed at luring companies away from all those shitty, freedom-hating states and down to Texas.
When news broke that the Flaming Lips were going to play eight separate shows in 24 hours in an attempt to eclipse a Guinness World Record set by Jay-Z, the collective response was something along the lines of, "Well, of course they are." The Lips have done so much bonkers shit up to this point in ... More >>
Chad GriffithBridge & Tunnel's star sisters: Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli In this week's Village Voice cover story, we introduce you to Gabriella and Brianna DeBartoli, the would-be Staten Island stars of Bridge & Tunnel, a 12-episode reality show that MTV spent millions shooting, but inexplicab ... More >>
For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of conspiring...to get shitface drunk. Behold:
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
Yesterday, upon the arrest of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, we got a lesson on Twitter reporting, as TMZ scoured feeds for beachfront witnesses of "America's beloved pint-sized troublemaker." Wait, who called her "beloved," you might be wondering. That's the New York Post in today's cover story, a ... More >>
Viacom CEO Sumner "Get Off My Lawn" Redstone.So, have you heard about that time Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone left a voicemail for Daily Beast reporter Peter Lauria, attempting to bribe Lauria into giving up sources? It was pretty classic. Even better, it ended with another reporter telling Laur ... More >>
On Saturday, we showed you what media giant Viacom's employee guidelines regarding the press -- and social media presences -- were as per their employee handbook: pretty draconian, especially considering that Viacom doesn't pay for many of the email's recipients' health insurance. Jeremy Zwei ... More >>
"Viacom is a special company," opens a letter to all of the corporation's directors and employees, received Friday evening and obtained by Runnin' Scared, detailing a new "Business Practices Statement." Special, secretive and very strict, apparently.
Today's New York Times features a fascinating look into big-money New York and the constant reach-arounds given by local government to the corporations that make this city what it is, for better or worse. "Companies We Keep, and Pay For" describes the subsidization process, in the form of gia ... More >>
The NYPD continues to investigate the failed car bomb found in Times Square on Saturday evening. They have released surveillance video of a "person of interest," a white man in his 40s seen near the bomb scene removing his shirt.
Somehow it doesn't seem that likely that the MTV Movie Awards planning committee just happened to drop an in-character Sasha Baron Cohen (Bruno, coming soon!) balls-first onto an album-promoting, famously gay-hating Eminem, who, among other things, has only been one of the two or three most valuab ... More >>
We already met the Real World Brooklyn cast members (twice, [cough] three times.) Here's what happened in the first hour-long episode. LtR: Devyn, JD, Sarah, Katelynn, Scott, Baya, Chet, Ryan The new season of that inebriated, emotional, disease-bag-sharing The Real World-ok, fine, the reality s ... More >>
Tonight, Mr. Lif headlines the Knitting Factory Main Space, 74 Leonard Street, 212-219-3006. "I'll be looking to move to a different planet." Proof that Mr. Lif can bring the funny. In 2006, Mr. Lif dropped choice darts for the President, the former President, and women who need to scrub harder. ... More >>
Does a black television network have a responsibility to do better?
(From CBS News) Don Hewitt has an idea for a show. That's right, the 84-year-old creator of 60 Minutes, who was put out to a spacious and Emmy-filled version of pasture three years ago directly beneath the CBS offices where he once routinely made television history, is plotting his next news maga ... More >>
And other shocking revelations from this year's Video Music Awards
Midtown bar ideal for sucking corporate teat dry
A billion-dollar city deal looms, and the French are leading the pack
CBS parent's stock fell while duo raked in dough for on-the-job training
The corporations murdered hiphop and all I got was this lousy G-Unit throwback jersey
Hustle and crow: Big deals, bigger boasts dominate festival
Prankster Danes and Memphis musicians shine amid dispiriting indie-cinema trends
Whatcha celebratin' for?
From Hollywood to the Ballet, the Year In Sex Gets Mixed Reviews
The angstiest wigga alive exercises privilege, bears cross, rallies flock, begs forgiveness
Weird name and all, Ogg Vorbis files are a great way to share music
The Newest NBA Owner Often Chooses Green Over Black
Tens of Thousands Rally in New York and Other Cities to Say No to War With Iraq
Touring the Media Industrial Complex
How Michael Powell Rose From GOP Obscurity to a Shot at Becoming the First Black President
MTV Used to Be Madonnas Playground. Why Did It Have to End?
Blood on CEOs Profits
Time Warner Goes to China and Gets Shanghaied by Its Hosts
Rapping About the Future of Online Music Media
VJs, Video Awards, and Li'l Kim's Boob