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Is it coincidence that Lance Armstrong gave his first interview to the network owned by a former sponsor?

»Posted by on Jan 18 2013

I love Oprah just like the next person. She does a great interview. But in some respects it's mind-boggling as to why Lance Armstrong would choose Oprah and her fledging network, OWN, to launch a blockbuster media spin campaign. So it made me wonder, why Oprah Winfrey? OWN is a joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Networks. Guess who was one of Lance Armstrong's biggest sponsors as he competed in the Tour de France? You guessed it: Discovery Channel. He was a member of ...

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‘Clueless’ star Stacy Dash, Twitter and the often toxic mix of politics, entertainment and social media

»Posted by on Oct 11 2012

'Clueless' star Stacey Dash jumped into the political waters and sent a Tweet about her personal decision to vote for Mitt Romney, the Repubican candidate. The Stacey Dash Tweet was well under 140 characters, but boy did 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash cause an uproar. 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash appeared on CNN's 'Piers Morgan' and said she was "shocked and saddened" by the response from her Tweet. Here's what happened. On Sunday 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash Tweeted: "Vote for Romney. T...

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PR crisis: Chick-fil-A president should know better than to comment on gay marriage

»Posted by on Jul 20 2012

You know how you don't talk politics at Thanksgiving, especially in an election year? You know how all those smart wives remind their husbands that the house they're going to dinner are staunch democrats and not to comment about President Obama? When it comes to a divisive topic like gay marriage, Chick-fil-A's president should know better than to chime in with his opinion. Where was his filter? Did he lack one internally? Did his people ever advise him not to make a boneheaded move...

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Justin Bieber gets traction from politician who complained about his speeding

»Posted by on Jul 18 2012

Now Justin Bieber is in the news again not because of a new album. But because a Los Angeles city councilman saw Bieber driving faster than 100 miles per hour on a city street last Friday and believes the teen pop star should be arrested and not just ticketed. "As I watched, I was anticipating a crash," Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, a former veteran police officer told ABC News. "It was chaos. Total willful disregard for people on the roadway." When police caught up with him, Bi...

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NBC’s TODAY faces a PR crisis with Ann Curry exit: Viewers, employees impacted

»Posted by on Jun 28 2012

After years of being the reigning champs, NBC's TODAY show is undergoing a cataclysmic change. The network's most profitable program is no longer dominating in the ratings. And this morning, new co-anchor Ann Curry took the fall for it and Ann Curry said goodbye. Is it entirely her fault? Who really knows. But that is not for me to say. In situations when lots of money is on the line people look out for themselves. That means the highest level of executives at NBC News were forced to do...

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JCPenney takes more risks in new Father’s Day ad that features gay dads

»Posted by on Jun 15 2012

Boy oh boy JCPenney knows how to get attention. Let's hope the saying there's no such thing as bad publicity is really a true statement. Because JCPenney is certainly getting a boatload of publicity--good and bad--with a new ad that features gay dads hawking merchandise. Anti-gay groups immediately slammed the clothing retailer JCPenney for featuring a same-sex couple. The Father's Day ad shows Todd Koch and Cooper Smith horsing around with their kids with the following text: “First Pal...

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