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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kim's Mom Gets Emotional Over Divorce

Kris Jenner responds to Kims divorce

Wale Surprises Students Who Earned Good Grades

Washington, DC rapper Wale surprised high school students yesterday (November 1) in Prince Georges County, Maryland.

The rapper’s appearance at Central High School was meant to encourage and inspire over 400 students, who were rewarded for their positive behavior, good grades and perfect attendance.

According to local station WTOP, the students had gathered at an assembly, where they thought they were simply going to receive awards for their accomplishments at school.

As the students watched their peers in a fashion show, the lights dimmed and Wale suddenly took to the stage.

After the surprise performance, Wale talked to the students at length about their potential, their future and making wise decisions.

He also explained that he was amazed at how far he has come since he graduated from high school.

“When you leave high school, you kind of realize that you haven’t really put your all into anything,” Wale said. “You have to live enough of your life to know what it’s like to put your all into everything, and this is the first thing that I’ve ever put my all into.”

Wale’s second album Ambition hit stores yesterday (November 1) on Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group.

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Kathy Hughes don't play that.

TV One is accusing BET Network and MTV of hijacking its exclusive rights to the Essence Music Festival, featuring performances by Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and others. The ambush is alleged to have happened this summer, and now TV One is taking its competitors to federal court for airing an unauthorized “rogue” broadcast of its show.

In claims made on Friday, TV One details the great expense it allegedly made to secure rights to the Essence Music Festival, an annual event focused on African American music and culture that attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year.

For television rights, TV One says it spent $500,000 in 2010 and $750,000 in 2011. In addition, the network says it spent up to $1.5 million to produce the show.

In late June, just a week before TV One was scheduled to air the 2011 Essence Music Festival, BET televised performances from the previous year. The airing is said to not only have interfered with promoting its coming telecast, but also to have constituted an infringement of its broadcast from the previous year.

BET is claimed to have taken TV One’s 2010 show nearly verbatim except replacing its competitor’s logo with its own. Nevertheless, the BET broadcast contained credits listing the TV One mark and several of its employees, indicating its origin.

TV One says under its contract, it held exclusive rights to exhibit and broadcast the 2010 show until August 29, 2014. In addition, the agreement is said to have barred Essence Productions, the licensor, from allowing other networks targeting African American audiences to exhibit its show.

Despite the contractual restrictions, co-defendant Music World Music, an entertainment company that has partnered with Essence and represents such artists as Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, allegedly provided the 2010 TV One program to another company, which then provided it to BET, MTV, and BET’s Centric Network.

A number of cease-and-desist letters were sent in late June, but TV One says the infringement of its exclusive rights caused irreparable harm, devaluing its programs, undercutting its agreements, damaging relationships with advertisers, endangering its relationship with the public, and unjustly enriching the defendants.

TV One is now asking for injunctive relief and damages for copyright infringement, tortious interference, and further violations of California business code. The network, partly owned by Comcast, is being represented by Thaddeus Stauber at Nixon Peabody.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Only After 7 years!

A U.S. appeals court upheld its earlier decision throwing out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. (CBS) for the split-second exposure of singer Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled in 2008 that the fine should be voided because the U.S. government’s policy on indecency in broadcasting was arbitrary. The U.S. Supreme Court asked the panel to review its opinion after a ruling in a case involving News Corp. (NWSA)’s Fox Television revived the issue.

“While we are disappointed by the court of appeal’s decision, we note that the court overturned the FCC’s 2006 forfeiture order on narrow procedural grounds,” Neil Grace, a spokesman for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, said in an e-mailed statement.

The FCC fined New York-based CBS after viewers got a glimpse of Jackson’s breast for 9/16 of a second during the show. Her singing partner, Justin Timberlake, called the incident a “wardrobe malfunction.”

The appeals court in Philadelphia ruled in July 2008 that the FCC’s policy on determining indecency was “arbitrary and capricious” and tossed the agency’s $550,000 fine. The dispute reopened in 2009 after the Supreme Court ruled in the Fox Television case that the “coarsening of public entertainment” justified the commission’s more stringent regulation of broadcast program.

The FCC failed to acknowledge that its order against CBS reflected a policy change and improperly imposed a penalty on the network for violating a previously unannounced policy, the appeals panel said in its ruling today.

The case is CBS Corp. v. FCC, 08-04474, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Philadelphia).

Source: Bloomberg

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Last night, Cookie and Magic Johnson, Lalah Hathaway,Bobby Brown, Eric Benet and a tons of celebs attended the Artists for Peace which honored Stevie Wonder.

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50 Goes Political on facebook

“How f**ked up that we have evidence that the big Banks have been corrupt, yet our governments aren’t punishing those that have stolen from the pension funds. Our Politicians are puppets for whoever pays them into office. That’s how f**ked our system is. Their broken promises for change cant (sic) happen especially when the system is corrupt.”

“And children who need a meal go without because our politicians won’t stop thinking of themselves long enough or how to win the next election, too (sic) look around them and see how bad it is. You aren’t helping Mr. politician… Im f**kn (sic) angry that Children are dying everyday…

“Problem is those with the power – government and big business, want this system to keep going. Its (sic) suits them. I don’t want to do business with these f**kers anymore. Do you? if a company isn’t giving back, stop buying from them…

“We are more powerful than the big business and politicians realize… we have the power to stop buying their products, banking with them. Your dollar, that you worked hard for, does have power. together we can say – WAKE UP A-HOLES! The game is over.”

50 Seems To Be Fed Up With The Government!

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