Monday, December 7, 2009

Perez Hilton

After doing research on Perez Hilton for my project, here are some things I learned:

  • Got him name from “friend” Paris Hilton
  • formerly known as
  • Known as being the “Queen of the Media”
  • He posted naked picture of Jennifer Aniston
  • Defamed against DJ Samantha Ronso
  • 7 million page views a day
  • 1 million unique visitors a day
  • 1,000 emails a day
  • 1,652,695 followers on Twitter
  • $54,000 to run short term ad packages

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is coming to theaters this December and I am so excited to see it. It is based on the book by Alice Sebold, about a girl who was murdered and is telling her story from heaven. The movie is directed by Peter Jackson and looks fantastic! Check out the trailer!

Contact Users Beware

Contact Users Beware! It started with a scratched cornea, it was healed, but the pain continued. Fellow contact users will sympathize with my story because they understand the annoyance of not being able to see like a regular person. It has been almost a month now and I can still not wear my contacts and have to wear my so not stylish glasses everyday. I have seen 4 doctors and taken 3 different eye drops and my eye is still killing me!

I'm sorry if this is not a blog but a vent but I am getting annoyed that this Friday when I can finally relax on the Florida beaches that I will have to wear my glasses under my sunglasses.

So contact users beware - clean your contacts, don't scratch your eye! Because this could happen to you and it is not fun and certainly not pretty.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Donny Osmond Wins DWS

I'm not sure if anyone actually watches Dancing With The Stars (besides my mom) for everyone else the results are in and Donny Osmond is taking the crown.

I watched a few episodes with my mom and I have to say I was not impressed. I am a fan of So You Think You Can Dance which presents such incredible dancers talents. After watching DWS I was extremely bored and expected a lot more from the dancing show. I was impressed with Kelly Osborne who looks great and unlike Mya and Osmond has no real entertaining experience. Kelly made it to top 3, along with Mya, and was obviously not the best dancer but had the most life and fun in her dancing.

I don't think I would actually watch this show religiously but for people who have not discovered Rogers on Demand or watching TV on the internet...again like my mom, I can see why she likes it. This is their winning dance, enjoy!

Adam Lambert: Boy on Boy

If anyone has not seen or heard about Adam Lambert at the AMAs then you are not watching enough TV or keeping up with your Perez.

Here's the scoop: Lambert performed at the AMAs and it was quite a performance, not because of his musical talent but because he stimulated oral sex with a male dancer and then made out with one of the band members. Getting a bit of Madonna/Britney deja vu?

And according to ABC, over 1,500 people have called to complain about the performance which really isn't much. Probably because we are getting used to celebs doing ridiculous stunts at award shows to get attention. I think people are making way too big of a deal of this and it was completely unfair for Good Morning America to cancel his performance. Want to know what Lambert has to say, watch this video:

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What do you think: fair or justified?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Moon Results

The results are in: New Moon has shattered all competition and earned $140.7 million from 4024 theaters over the weekend, earning the #1 spot at the box office.

Weekend US Box Office:

  1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon – $140 million
  2. The Blind Side – $34.5 million
  3. 2012 – $26.5 million
  4. Planet 51 – $12.6 million
  5. Disney’s a Christmas Carol - $12.2 million
  6. Precious – $11 million
  7. The Men Who Stare at Goats – $2.7 million
  8. Couples Retreat – $1.9 million
  9. The Fourth Kind – $1.7 million
  10. Law Abiding Citizen – $1.6 million

My Only Friend, the End

CBC Newsworld, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi has reported on 3 important questions to the media world: Is this the end of TV? Is this the end of radio? Is this the end of print? Recent trends prove that the internet seems to be re-shaping the way we watch TV and listen to music and how we get our news. These three videos dig deep into the question that scares many media conglomerates: Is this the END?

The End of Radio

Before we answer the question of the end of radio we must figure out where most viewers actually listen to the radio, the answer being THE CAR. Why would anyone want to listen to the radio outside the car when there are ihomes available? Even the audience who still listens to the radio in the car seems to be deceasing. This is because we have options! Today’s consumer driven market is all about choices. There are so many competitors in the music industry audiences don’t have to listen to music they don’t like or boring commercials when they can plug in their ipod or satellite radio and have all these options at their disposal. I am true hater of the radio and this is mostly because I had listening to radio ads. Why would I torture myself with the radio when I can pop in a CD that I burnt on itunes or even play my ipod in my car? Though I do learn about new songs and can listen to the news I still feel there are other ways that I can discover new music without the annoying ads.

The End of TV

Here is another example of how consumers like choices. We want the show we want to watch, when we want to watch it and where we want to watch it. Sitting and watching TV used to be a family event, but now who needs a family when you have wireless internet – just kidding... But seriously watching TV on TiVo or the internet is almost a way of our generation to fight the media conglomerates by saying you are going to need to find a new way to attracting us to the television. Media conglomerates make a ridiculous amount of money by using the audience as a commodity and selling us to advertisers. Now we are able to fast-forward these commercials or watch shows online. According to the video, “8 Billion dollars have been lost in advertising revenue as a result of PVR.” We can finally laugh at Disney instead of having them laugh at us...well maybe not to that extent but we can smile! We are still faced with advertising online but we can easily block out those ads instead of sitting for 5 minutes waiting for the commercials to end.

The End of Print

Do people actually still read newspapers anymore or are they just in it for the Sudoku on the back page? Maybe I’m bias but I have never been one to read a newspaper because I find the way the present news to be too sensationalised. I would only look to a newspaper to view the headlines and if the interest me I would search for the information on my favourite blog or on Google.

So is this really the end? I guess we will see.

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