I watched the producer actually talk to the lady and tell her exactly how he wanted her to come off on film. I guess they thought that we were all uneducated.Melissa Whitman, a woman who lives down the street from where the cast of “Buckwild” was filmed. “Buckwild,” the newest “authentic comedic series” from MTV, premiered on Jan. 3. It details the lives of nine young adults who live in West Virginia. Umm … it might exaggerate some things.
We have been very willing to get a deal done, but Viacom is pushing DirecTV customers to pay more than a 30 percent increase. Viacom sent us a letter last night that outlined our obligations to remove the channels by midnight or face legal action.DirecTV Executive Vice President of content, strategy and development Derek Chang • Discussing the struggles with Viacom that led the satellite operator to drop networks such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon last night. The fights aren’t new but the stakes have been raised of late. Just last month, for example, Dish Network had to drop AMC Networks in a similar dispute. However (despite declining radings), Viacom’s networks are much bigger and the resulting loss of content will be tough for subscribers to stomach. “It has been inconceivable that any distributor could drop Viacom’s networks, mostly because of Nickelodeon,” analyst Todd Juenger wrote in June. “But ratings are down, often significantly, at networks representing 71 percent of Viacom affiliate fees.” Anyone here a DirecTV subscriber? If so, how annoyed are you?
Isn’t it crazy that we’re both Half-Kenyan dudes from Illinois who went to Harvard, who’ve been on the cover of Rolling Stone, and play basketball, and have resoundingly good looks?Tom Morello, asked today by a reporter: “If you had one minute with Barack Obama, what would you say to him?” (via buzzfeed)
I just figured that the video would be a simple love story. And then Bob leveled me to the floor when he said, ‘Here’s my big pitch. You’re a teacher, and you’re gonna fall in love with a blind girl.’ I admit, I hesitated for a moment. But you don’t hire Picasso and then tell him how to paint.Lionel Richie, describing when the blind-girl-plus-giant-Lionel-head-statue idea was pitched to him for the “Hello” video. Bob Giraldi got his way for a video once seen as groundbreaking and now seen as an absurd laughingstock. It’s all a part of this article on the history of MTV.