Q: What is better than a talk show?
A: A talk show marathon!
Q: What is better than a talk show marathon?
Hugo doing a marathon of his talk show “Alo Presidente”!!! From Rueters…
Venezuela’s garrulous President Hugo Chavez on Thursday began a marathon four-day edition of his trademark television show to mark 10 years since the influential and widely watched program first hit the airwaves.
Chavez is a tireless talker who uses frequent television appearances to make policy announcements, berate opponents and even sing during rambling speeches often delivered in the florid vernacular of working class Venezuelans.
Well, it’s like they say…if you don’t like what’s on, change the channel to another pro-Chavez, propaganda program on another network controlled by the Venezuelan Government.
Nickelodeon will ask kids to unplug their games and gadgets for a minute on Earth Day to symbolize a commitment to helping the environment.
The unplugged minute will come at nine o’clock in the evening on April 22, when many of Nick’s viewers should arguably be in bed. It doesn’t extend to television sets.
Hmmm…maybe Nick should let me write a press release…
Even though we are part of a huge multi-national media conglomerate that leaves one giant-assed carbon footprint and, our primary mission is to poison impressionable young minds by the use of colorful, flashy yet, vapid animated characters to promote our greed driven agenda and further develop the culture of consumerism, we at Nickelodeon wish to posture ourselves as being “eco-friendly”. So, this Earth Day we are urging all children to shut down any games and gadgets that compete with our merchandising market share of their parent’s disposable income.
Billboard magazine is entering into the “reality” T.V. game.
Billboard magazine has teamed with music-services company Fluid Music to develop a reality competition series, marking the trade publication’s first venture into reality television.
“Billboard Next” will combine a televised music competition and Web site specifically created to discover emerging artists across a range of music genres.
Aspiring artists will submit performance footage via the “Billboard Next” Web site to be judged and voted on by the public; those with the most votes will compete live on television. Details of the prize are being kept under wraps.
Let the fans choose the winner, what a novel idea!
Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, upon winning his 4th straight C.M.A. Entertainer of the year award…
…criticized the idea of letting the fans choose the winner.
This year marked the first that the academy let fans choose the top entertainer award — reflecting the “American Idol” era of entertainment — and Chesney took issue with that move.
“I don’t think it’s right that they picked the one award that means the most, that all artists sacrificed the most for, and turned it into … a sweepstakes, to seeing who can push people’s buttons the hardest on the Internet,” Chesney said.
“It’s a complete disrespect of the artists. I think because of that it really diminishes the integrity of the work.”
Live by the trend die by the trend. Everything is geared for audience participation and the audience feels entitled. It’s to the point that if you don’t let the audience “interact” and have some control over the flow of the show, they aren’t going to pay attention. Kenny Chesney shouldn’t bitch, he is the lowest common denominator in country music and therefore, wins the top prize.