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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Grizzwald "Grizz" Chapman of "30 Rock", talks to Larry King about his wait for a new kidney.

Funny or Die's High Five Super Bowl with Kim Kardashian, David Archuleta and more.

"Cop Out" red band trailer starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.

The classic "Crossroads" guitar duel between Steve Vai and Ralph Macchio. Too cool.

Jimmy Kimmel's receptionist makes her Super Bowl pick.

Kim Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson trash talk about the Super Bowl.

Bikini Baristas shop installs web cameras to stream online.


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Video: Ross Matthews at the Super Bowl.

Sarah Silverman get passionate talking about gay marriage.

Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Garner's outragous & fun interview for "Valentine's Day".

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Strip club offers lap dances to benefit Haiti.

Video: Alyssa Milano's great "Family Guy" scene.

The lovely Meghan McCain behind the scenes on "The View".

Ellen Degeneres sends the "Jersey Shore" cast flying.

David Letterman gets attacked by an anteater.

"Grown Ups" cast Adam Sandler, Chris Rock & David Spade interviewed by ESPN.

Kellan Lutz's Hollywood triumph.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Rihanna's fashion raises some eyebrows.

The Who, Carrie Underwood and Queen Latifah make their Super Bowl picks.

Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

Behind the scenes of Super Bowl media day.

Lovely Julie Benz talks about kissing Dana Delaney, while a guest on Chelsea Lately

Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher and Anne Hathaway talk about "Valentine's Day".

Sneak peek of next week's "Lost" episode.

Video: Snooki gets booed at Wing Bowl.

Ashton Kutcher & Them Crooked Vultures SNL promos.



Chaos at Justin Bieber concert

Danica Patrick's Sexy Spa Super Bowl ad.

Judge finds former aide in contempt of court, regarding John Edwards sex tape .

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Zoo animals make their Super Bowl picks.

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Carrie Underwood and Queen Latifah answer "Pants on the Ground" question.

2 great stories of dogs that saved their owner's lives!



The Who give a sneak peek of their Super Bowl halftime performance.

Kristen Stewart to host benefit dinner in Hollywood for Haiti.

The amazing Nick Thune saves a baby with a backflip.

Charles Barkley's Taco Bell - Super Bowl commercial.

Drew Brees talks to Katie Couric about his connection to Peyton Manning.


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Howard Stern to take over for Simon Cowell? I doubt it.


I listen to Howard & I'm a fan of "Idol". Do I think it would be great television for Stern to be a judge on "Idol"? Absolutely. Stern is the master of saying what's on his mind & he is a fan of the show. But please, there is no way in hell that FOX would ever go for this. "Idol" is family friendly and watched by millions of kids. There a heck of a lot of parents out there that would turn the TV off if Stern was involved. Great idea, but let's be real. This isn't going to happen............

NY Post: "American Idol" producers are eager to hire Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as the show's tough-talking judge, sources tell Page Six.
An insider said that producers of the hit Fox show say Stern, America's highest-paid radio personality, is their top choice to take over from Cowell, who leaves at the end of this season. They approached the King of All Media after he repeatedly mentioned on-air that his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal expires next January and he was open to other offers. Cowell was paid $50 million a year.
A source connected to "Idol" said, "It's one of the few shows that could compete with Stern's $100 million-a-year Sirius contract, and 'Idol' bosses think he'd be even nastier than Simon.

"They know he would be great TV and would clash with the other judges such as Ellen DeGeneres and the contestants. 'Idol' will do what it takes to sign him."
But a second source told us Stern hasn't made the "Idol" talks easy, and has been giving out mixed messages about his intentions.
"Despite what he's been saying on-air, Howard isn't ready to leave radio and would like to stay on at Sirius," the source said. "We believe this is a ploy to make Sirius pay up and keep him on his huge contract. But if Sirius can't pay him the money he wants, he may negotiate to film 'Idol' on the side."
Stern is also believed to be reluctant to commit to a show that would require him to tour the US as a judge and spend much of the year in Los Angeles.
He recently said, somewhat cryptically, "I was approached by a major TV network to take over a TV show and leave here and do that next year -- and I did turn it down . . . I'm not even sure if I want to be working. I'm waiting to see what happens."
Calls to Stern's agent and producer were not returned. A rep for FOX declined to comment.

Kelly Clarkson defends "American Idol" in response to Taylor Swift's management.

Jimmy Kimmel's Jitterbug sexting for seniors ad is genius!

Benicio del Toro and Emily Blunt promote their new film, "The Wolfman" in Spain.

Ashley Green's elegant new photo shoot.

David Letterman's Scott Brown Top Ten list.

"Avatar" "bad guy" visits troops in the middle East.

SI models get wet and wild in their bikini photo shoot.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Is Logan Lerman the new Spider-Man?

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Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher talk about "Valentine's Day".

Diddy talks about success and giving back.

Anderson Cooper isn't a Snooki fan.

Latoya Jackson reacts to Dr. Murray's possible manslaughter charge.

Sneak peek at Ellen Degeneres on "American Idol".

Jay Leno asks Jimmy Fallon who he would save, if David Letterman and he were drowning.

Jessica Biel eats chocolate & makes hearts melt on Jay Leno's show.

Carrie Underwood lands fim role.

Coroner reveals details on Brittany Murphy's death.

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Ellen Degeneres gets "mean" on "American Idol".

Jimmy Kimmel mocks "American Idol".

Paris Hilton does the David Letterman Top Ten list.

Rihanna's sound check for her Super Bowl Fan Jam.

Michelle Rodriguez and the cast of "Avatar" talk about working for James Cameron on Larry King.

Jon Stewart calls FOX News the "Shadow Government", while a guest on Bill O'Reilly.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sarah Silverman says "I peed on stage".

Joe Jonas heads to ABC.

"Shutter Island" Super Bowl ad with Leonardo DiCaprio.

New golf balls feature the faces of Tiger Woods' lovers.


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Andrew Young tells "The View" why he is keeping the John Edwards sex tape.

Meet Ellen Pompeo's baby girl.

Megan Mullally examines the origins of "That's what she said".

Kellan Lutz's underwear ads have mouths dropping.

Brett Favre's Hyundai Super Bowl ad is pure genius.

Ben Stiller takes the stage at Tenacious D benefit concert.

Channing Tatum is interviewed about "Dear John" on "Today".

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Pet snake picks up smoking.

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Hugh Jackman supports pal John Travolta at "From Paris with Love" premiere.

Katie Couric interviews Ellen Degenres about "American Idol", Portia & more.


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Beyonce's new perfume ad is sexy, sexy and oh ya....sexy.

Mackenzie Phillips tells Joy Behar that sex with her father was not consensual.

Super cute dog can smile and wink! EEEEEE!!!

Man gets caught looking at hot Miranda Kerr pics during TV business report.

"American Idol" presents.....Bikini Boy.

Jimmy Kimmel appears on "Lost".

David Letterman's Academy Awards Top Ten list.

Geno's journey with Ad.ly and Sponsored Tweets. A love story and a horror movie.

You’ve no doubt seen the stories. Kim Kardashian makes $10,000 a tweet! Reactions have been mixed. Outrage, awe and “Hey how do I do that?” among them. Companies such as Sponsored Tweets and Ad.ly have popped up getting Kardashian and other stars to tweet “ads” for interested companies. One concern many have had is that stars would hypothetically tweet things like “I can’t wait to go see the Dear John movie this Friday!”. Were they really a Channing Tatum fan or were they getting paid to get interest in the flick? It seems that those fears don’t have merit as the words (ad) or (Sponsored) appear after sponsored tweets. What about the anger at stars getting paid huge sums of money for tweets? Ad.ly gives the option of donating all your tweet income to charity. The celebrities that do so are clearly marked on their site. Some celebrities have been getting paid to appear at events, wear a certain clothing line, and drive a certain car for years. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest if they get paid to tweet about a product as long as it’s clear that it is an ad.

So after reading about all this tweeting for money business, I had thoughts that many of you probably have had……Hey, what about me? Can I do that? Do I want to do that? How much money can I make? Will my followers think that I’m a disgusting whore if I tweet for cash? What will my dog think? So I gave it a try with mixed and interesting results.
I signed up with ad.ly and found it easy to do so. They give you a suggested price per tweet which you can accept or change. You are also given the option of receiving your payment through PayPal or a check. Before you receive any payment, you must fill out a tax form online & submit it to the company. Uncle Sam wants his cut too! :) I set everything up and I was ready to go!.....I realized after a week of not hearing anything that Geno’s World may be overshadowed by the huge names that ad.ly has. If you were Nestle and you had to pick between Dr. Drew and Geno to push your product, who would you choose? Of course, Dr. Drew. But hey Geno’s World has over 26,000 followers & my charges certainly don’t come close to Dr. Drew’s fees. So what do I do? I contacted ad.ly and introduced myself. I explained my background, my loyal followers and I thought I could be a good candidate for interested companies. I admit that I was a bit of a nag & e-mailed several times. But it did pay off as a wonderful woman from ad.ly got back to me and started to work with me.

In the past month I’ve had two tweet campaigns with ad.ly. One directed my followers to a Nestle video with Olympians. ("Checkout http://bit.ly/7KSXpA Gymnast Shawn Johnson backflips over a moving bobsled! What do you think? (Ad)") It was clearly marked as an ad & I didn’t feel dirty tweeting it. As with all their campaigns, I received an e-mail explaining what the tweet would say, how much I would receive and when the tweet would go out. The next campaign involved promoting ad.ly itself and offering twitter uses who clicked on the link a chance to win a flip phone. ("RT this and sign up here http://bit.ly/7QTPn9 to win a Flip Video Camera. Every 100th sign up wins a Flip until they’re gone (ad)") Again, I felt o.k. about tweeting it. It was clearly marked & I wasn’t screaming “DENTISTS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW THE TEETH WHITENING TRICK!! CLICK HERE NOW TO LEARN!!! WOW!! O.k., so how much did I make? $10,000? Uh….no. And nor should I. I received $70 per tweet. (I received the payment by PayPal recently) My experience with ad.ly has been a pleasant one. Am I rich? Nope. Do my followers think I’m scum? Ummmmm, I think most don’t! Can I recommend ad.ly? Absolutely. They seem to have their act together, work with great companies, great charities, they pay well and you receive your payment promptly. And no….they aren’t paying me to say that!

My experience with Sponsored Tweets was quite different. Signing up on their website was also easy. I signed up & was ready to go within minutes. One feature that they had was offering banners to put on my site for potential advertisers to click on to advertise specifically with Geno’s World. Very cool! Sponsored Tweets has Featured users displayed prominently on their site. Two categories are featured, Celebrities and Web Celebrities. You have the option to apply to be categorized as either. Celebrity? Me? Nope. Web Celebrity? Sure, why not? I checked out the web celebs on their site. I felt that I was maybe on par with them. I applied and got a reply quickly back saying that I didn’t qualify. O.k., no problem. My ego isn’t that big! So I e-mailed back and asked why. I was curious as to what I could do to change my status. I received a response that was both polite and quite biting. I was told that I wasn’t Perez Hilton or one of the top 5 celebrity bloggers in the world.

The woman implied that my site had no web traffic and no user comments. But I got a lot of thanks and exclamation points. Ouch. No, I’m not Perez, but my site does get a nice amount of web traffic, I get tremendous feedback through Twitter….and hey that’s where I’d be “working” for the company. I use feedjit on my site which shows the “live hits” that I receive as they come in. I forwarded a link to the woman & encouraged her to take a look at the hits that I receive on a daily basis. When some of my tweets “got hot” and my traffic spiked, I provided her with links……and got told that she didn’t know what the point of my e-mails were. She had run Geno’s World through the system that they use & that was it. Yikes…….Needless to say, I haven’t received any offers from the company. I did have some celebs that were interested in the company. When I asked the woman if I could have them contact her or someone in the company, she told me to have them submit a form through the website. EEK. She also told me that all celebrity imposters would be reported to Twitter. Imposters? I told her that Twitter’s verified service clearly shows which celebrities are legit. And hey, the celebs that I was referring to her were verified. She had none of that. Geno’s World and my supposed “Imposter” friends weren’t welcomed inside their doors. Sooooooooo, to sum up if you are lucky enough to be Kim Kardashian or Perez Hilton, Sponsored Tweets will welcome you with open arms. If you are just a moderately successful blogger or an average twitter user…….you may be out of luck at Sponsored Tweets. Of course, your experience may be different. I’ve read on sites that users have had success through the site by lowering their asking price per tweet to low levels.

So that’s it! That’s just one guy’s experience with the world of “advertising” on Twitter. I hope it helped some of you that were curious about the subject. :)
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Teenage girl gets a tattoo of DJ's face to meet Justin Bieber...as her Mom watches. UGH.

Joy Behar gives Elizbeth Hasselbeck credit for knowing John Edwards was a creep long ago.

Jessica Simpson goes looking for a hot doctor.

Jon Stewart hammers Fox News.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Mel Gibson calls WGN reporter an a--hole after disliking his tough questions.

 

The lovely Julie Benz talks about her new "Uncorked" movie!

Kate Moss strips down.

"Precious" director says he feels like he has already won, after his Oscar nomination.

Michael Jackson's doctor to surrender to authorities.

Justin Bieber talks about his Pussycat Girls crush at "We are the World" recording.

Listen to Simon Cowell's Haiti song with Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Miley Cyrus & more!

The amazing Orianthi signs autographs and talks about "We are the World".

Gabourey Sidibe & Jeremy Renner react to their Oscar nominations.

John Travolta opens up about returning to work after his son's death.

Video: Ann Curry tweets while trapped in elevator.

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GoDaddy's rejected Super Bowl ad.

Eva Longoria says she's spending Valentine's Day with a bunch of big, sweaty guys.

Jessica Alba talks to Jay Leno about Twitter and "Valentine's Day".

Reindeer gets new leg.

Amanda Seyfried is interviewed about "Dear John" and being a heartbreaker.

Victoria Beckham gets domestic for "Glamour".

John Travolta talks about his hot new film and his work in Haiti on GMA.

Gisele Bundchen is loving motherhood.

Sandra Bullock is excited, (but still sleepy!) over her Oscar nomination.

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Mo'Nique says she is "floating" over her Oscar nomination.

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Bruce Willis' underpants explode on David Letterman's show.

Police officers strip for a sled ride to raise money for the Special Olympics

Video: Anne Hathaway announces nominations for the Academy Awards.

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor kiss as they receive a film award.

"Harry Potter" Super Bowl ad.

Cameron Diaz is smoking hot in a teeny bikini.

Video: Prince Harry falls of his horse.


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Preview of Simpsons Super Bowl ad.


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Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts talk about "Valentine's Day".

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Jennifer Hudson, Vince Vaughn, Justin Bieber & more at "We are the World" taping.

"Nine Lives" starring Elijah Wood & Christian Slater. NSFW

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