Saturday , October 24 2020

Tag Archives: Video

Next Up: Country “Idol”

Followed by: Polka Idol. I lied, maybe. The USA Network wants to do for country music what Fox television’s “American Idol” did for pop. The cable network announced on Friday a nationwide search for the next great country music artist, with open auditions for “Nashville Star” kicking off in Nashville …

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Jackass Victim Sues

Insurance companies may be our salvation from reality shows, especially massively retarded dangerous shows: A woman has sued cable TV network MTV, its parent company Viacom Inc., and a cast member of its daredevil show “Jackass,” claiming she suffered injuries in a stunt performed while taping a program. In the …

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Music By Rapists

Cindy Chaffin is not the only person miffed about VH1’s Music Behind Bars, an immensely tasteless concept that ignores the feelings of crime victims and their families, adding insult to injury: Families of Pennsylvania crime victims are in an uproar over a new VH1 documentary series that spotlights prison music …

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Judges Return for Idol 2

The crew is back and talent auditions begin Monday: Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will return for the second edition of Fox’s “American Idol,” joining fellow judge Simon Cowell, who had already reupped with the hit talent show. Fox also confirmed Thursday that the next version of “American Idol” will …

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Online Video-On-Demand Site Shuts Down

Intertainer goes dark: Intertainer, an online video-on-demand site, will shut down and lay off most of its remaining staff while pursuing a lawsuit against the major movie studios, its chief executive said on Thursday. The Culver City, California-based company plans to close its movie-selling service on Oct. 23 and lay …

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Wallace and Gromit Online

Wallace and Grommit are back with Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions — a series of ten new films featuring Aardman’s Oscar-winning pals and their dubious inventions, available from AtomFilms. The first of the series, “The Soccamatic,” is available for free viewing now. Creator Nick Park won Oscars for two Wallace …

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Lucas/Ain’t It Cool Imbroglio

Do not mess with George Lucas, or he will fry your ass: A 30-year-old former employee of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ northern California facility has been arrested for allegedly stealing images, storyboards and video files from “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones,” including, according to the …

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Sex, Death and Videotape

The sordid, bifurcated life of Bob Crane comes to the big screen. I loved Hogan’s Heroes as a kid: I didn’t much care that a comedy about prisoners of war in WWll was in preposterous bad taste. The fantasy that the prisoners were actually empowered by their situation was the …

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Dell Dumping Dude?

You know you’ve reached a certain level of cultural penetraton when you are parodied on SNL. I vaguely remember a sketch from last Saturday’s show taking on Dell’s “Steven” character, their relentlessly cheerful and insistent pitchman. Well now the dude may be getting dumped: Dell Computer Corp.’s sales of personal …

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