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Viacom Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    How Can Anyone Think MTV's 24-Hour Online "Music Festival" Is a Good Idea?

    In recent years, it seems like music festivals have begun to pop up left and right. While it was once something you had to travel for, it's now hard to live in a major city without encountering at least one local music festival each year And now, music festivals have become so cool that even MTV is ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013

    The Screwball Economics of Major League Baseball

    As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future - and you're picking up the tab.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Skits: This Week In Music-Biz WTFery -- Katy Perry, B.o.B., Etc.

    The music business fuckery continues. A game so destructive it only benefits the top dogs (and even so, temporarily), while the actual players continue to eat sand out of peanuts. Who's winning? Who's losing? Dig in for this week's music-bidness shenanigans.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost Takes A Break, South Park Takes A Dive

    ​The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. This was the week in TV Land: • So, this is dumb: South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Is Avatar Doomed?

    ​Catch James Cameron talking about Avatar on 60 Minutes last night? I thought it was awfully sporting of Viacom to throw some publicity at a movie it doesn't appear to have any stake in for once. Cameron, as usual, exuded confidence about the project. He explained his desire to make the film sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Our WTF Crime Story Of The Day: Paris Hilton & Child Porn

    Photo courtesy MTV​Anyone who likes child porn has obviously got mental problems, but usually they're not completely idiotic -- after all, they have to find a way to indulge their sickness without being caught by the feds.And then there's 22-year-old Josiah Samuel Stevens on Conroe.He just got fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    How Quantum of Solace Stacks Up

    As you may have noticed, a new James Bond movie opened last weekend. Sony executives are celebrating Quantum of Solace's $70 million opening - the biggest for any Bond movie - by snorting gold-plated cocaine atop a palanquin borne by castrated former Viacom employees, but we at Hair Balls are quietl ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    No Pressure. It's Just Texas High School Football.

    Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Rap-a-Lot’s J. Prince Sues Apple, BET

    We would just like to make one thing clear upfront: To the best of our knowledge, Rap-A-Lot Records owner J. Prince is neither a murderer nor a member of a Chicago gang called The Gangster Disciples. Now then: J. Prince has filed suit against Apple, Black Entertainment Television and parent company ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Raise Your Hand

    Wild man Ron Paul was on The Colbert Report last night. Here's the YouTube. Be sure to watch it quick, before Viacom brings out the lawyers. -- Keith Plocek

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Texas Nominees for the Blues Music Awards

    Nominee Marcia Ball Ten Texans snagged nominations for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards. They are: Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Marcia Ball Instrumentalist-Horn Calvin Owens Instrumentalist-Other Sonny Rhodes - Steel Guitar Sou ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Chingo Bling: They Can't Deport Us All

    Vandalism, gunshots and hate mail mark a local entertainers transformation from comedian/rapper to rapper/activist

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Where's the LOL, Yaar?

    That Banned Show is a good idea -- but it better be funny

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Damming the Streams

    The major labels want the Internet to be as arid as the airwaves

  • Culture

    February 28, 2002

    Small Screen, Big Step

    DEJ Productions tries to give "direct-to-video" a good name

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    A KIKK in the Pants

    The new "Houston's Country Alternative" has got 'em waiting, worried at KPFT

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    [S]hit

    Behind current blaxploitation pulp literature is - surprise! - the music biz

  • Music

    August 26, 1999
  • News

    January 7, 1999
  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998
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