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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 11:29 AM
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Hot competitor for MTV [Murdoch+pornographers+gangsta rap shills]
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 11:30 AM by johnfunk
Universal Music Group, the world's largest music empire, is in talks to launch 1 AM, a music channel that would air uncut videos from its own roster of artists which include 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Ja Rule, sources said.

And its partner is one of the leaders of the adult entertainment business - Vivid Entertainment.

The music network is the brainchild of aggressive power broker Jimmy Iovine, who runs Universal's Interscope division, and Ari Emanuel, a top honcho at L.A.-based talent agency Endeavor.

They're counting on Vivid to play an important role in the network's securing distribution on DirecTV, the satellite TV giant recently taken over by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, sources said.


But... but... but... what will all those nice, conservative, moralizing FOX News Channel commentators have to say about their capo di tutti capi Rupert Murdoch cutting deals with gangsta rap entrepreneurs and smutmongers?

Dirty, dirty details here


Note: corrected for spelling.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 11:32 AM
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1. This will never work:
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 11:33 AM by brainshrub
Popular music and sex don't mix well. </kidding>
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 11:50 AM
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2. Wasn't this the premise for a canceled Fox series?
From a promo piece for SKIN which premiered on Fox this past fall...

"As Chairman and CEO of Golden Intl., LARRY GOLDMAN (Ron Silver) is the most successful producer of adult entertainment in the world. His morally ambiguous, yet legitimate, business endeavors have afforded his family every material possession they could want or need, but his wife BARBARA (Pamela Gidley) still strives to obtain the social acceptance their family lacks."

So, just replace Goldman/Silver with Murdoch.

Love the phrase "morally ambiguous, yet legitimate" -- Fox's spin-meisters prepping for this new Murdoch satellite show perhaps?
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priller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:41 PM
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6. I actually liked that show
It was basically "Romeo & Juliet" -- except the feuding families in this case were the porn producer and big-city DA.
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magatte Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:20 PM
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3. Hmmmm, ever heard of Page 3 of "The Sun"...
Murdoch more or less damn created the concept of popular smut.....
His whole strategy (and a very succesful one) with his first big magazine was to put a naked lady on page 3. "The nSun" is still the top selling newspaper in Britain.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:25 PM
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4. Hey, great formatting!
What's the code? (use the "Check here if you want to format..." feature)
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 02:46 PM
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7. My little formatting secret
Use square brackets where (sqbr) appears:

(sqbr-)font color="#009900"(-sqbr)(sqbr-)i(-sqbr)Text here(sq br-)/i(-sq br)(sq br-)/font(-sq br).
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priller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:39 PM
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5. One conservative "value" overrides them all:
If it makes you money, it's okay!
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