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Daily Archives : Nov 3, 2010

Oh, the Advantages of 500 Million Users: Facebook Knows When Your Relationship With Your Significant Other Will Breakup

Facebook knows when you’ll be dumped, CNN reports. According to the story, a British journalist studied "10,000 Facebook status updates for the phrases ‘breakup’ and ‘broken up.’They found two big spikes on the calendar for breakups. The first was after…

MTV Tells GLAAD It’s Sorry for Scene in ‘Jersey Shore,’ Vows to Cut Scene if Episode is Rebroadcast

MTV has apologized to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for a "Jersey Shore" scene involving Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino calling another club-goer "a tranny," reports the New York Times’ ArtsBeat blog. The alliance considers the term a slur…

Is It Harder to Get Celebrities to Ice Skate Than to Dance? If the Names of the Celebs Chosen to Be on ‘Skating With the Stars’ Are Any Indication, the Answer Is Yes

Judging frrom what Deadline.com is calling a "less buzzworthy cast," it is indeed harder to find celebs who will "Skate With the Stars" than go "Dancing With the Stars." The motley crew that will participate in the "Danciing" spinoff on…

Bill Maher Says That Joint Smoked by Zach Galifianakis on ‘Real Time’ Wasn’t Actually Real

Bill Maher said during a CNN interview that the joint smoked by Zach Galifianakis on "Real Time" on Friday wasn’t actually pot, reports AOL’s popEater.com. To see actual footage of what happened, please click here. ""If it was a real…

New Show From ‘Sex and the City’ Showrunner–Sorta Sounds Like a Sequel to ‘Shampoo’

"Sex and the City" producer and writer Michael Patrick King’s potential new show appears to center on a straight owner of a high-end hair salon who goes through a midlife crisis,reports Joe Adalian in New York Magazine’s Vulture blog. One…

The CW’s ‘Life Unexpected’ Will Likely Have a Short Life as Network Decides Against Back Order

The CW drama "LIfe Unexpected" will likely have a short and final season after the network decided against ordering any episodes beyond the program’s original 13-episode order, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. Although the show has been critically praised, it’s…

iTunes Increases Sample Time of Songs From 30 Seconds to 90 Seconds; Says Move Should Improve Sales

According to CNET, the following note has been sent from Apple to record label executives:

Syndication and Ad Sales Lead Time Warner Profits to Beat Analysts Expectations for Third Quarter

With syndication sales of "Two and a Half Men" offsetting lower box office, and ad sales at both its cable networks and Time Inc., Time Warner was about to beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations for third-quarter profits, Bloomberg reports. According…

The Puzzling Failure of Obama and the Democrats: How We Suffered For Our Sanity. How We Tried To Set Them Free. They Would Not Listen. They Did Not Know How. Perhaps They’ll Listen Now. (But Don’t Count on It)

Now that the entire frickin’ nation has yelled and screamed through their ballot boxes—except for us loons here in California–perhaps Obama will get it, but I’m not optimistic. [Aside: How do I know we’re looney tunes out here? Well, how…

Fox Wins First TV Victory of Fall Season With Broadcast of the World Series

Even though this year’s World Series was the second-least-watched ever, it still lifted Fox to its first weekly win in the fall TV season,reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog. The matchups between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas…