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Product Placements Face Reality (Shows)

Reality check, via Media Dynamics: The top 10 primetime shows for product placement activity on broadcast TV networks were all in the reality genre, according to Nielsen. Measuring 11 months in 2011, Nielsen found that Fox’s American Idol led the list with 577 … Continue reading

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The Bristol Stomp

From our Palindrome desk: Official Campaign Outsider Survey®: Is Bristol Palin Being Propped Up On ‘Dancing with the Stars’ By Tea Partiers Or What? Bristol – and Mama Sarah – say, sort of, no. From an Associated Press piece in Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Another Scott Brownnabe

All across this great land of ours, longshot political candidates are finding inspiration in Massachusetts junior senator Scott Brown’s improbable win this past January. (See – actually, hear – this Here & Now piece from last month.) These candidates believe … Continue reading

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“Idol” Hands?

From a Thursday Wall Street Journal piece about the quest to replace departed Brutish judge Simon Cowell: News Corp.‘s Fox Broadcasting is close to naming actress and singer Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith musician Steven Tyler as judges for “American Idol,” … Continue reading

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Simon Sighs

Plaintive TV Guide cover headline: Who Will Replace Simon? The feature story about American Idol’s orderly transition of power mentions plenty of candidates, but here’s the money graf: Everyone from Martha Stewart to Howard Stern has been mentioned as a … Continue reading

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