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Chopper Down: Does Journalistic Integrity Exists In Today’s Media?

5 Feb

Recently, Brian Williams an anchor for NBC News, apologized on air for lying about being in a helicopter that was forced down after being shot at in Iraq during a 2003 assignment.

I came across an appearance that Brian made on David Lettermen in 2014.  He talks about Chris Christie, the bridge shutting down, perjury and Bridget Ann Kelly.

Viewing this appearance, how does this affect Brian’s situation and what are some positive ways that all media personnel can proceed to make journalistic integrity trustworthy again?

LIH Editorial: A Tribute to Hollywood Alumni

16 Feb

This last week has been a sad one for Hollywood. While it geared up for the BAFTA’s, the last of the major award ceremonies before the Oscars, three of their alumni passed away. Here we’ll take a brief look at their work.

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LIH: 2013 in Review!

3 Jan

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Scent of Hollywood

17 Sep

You could say the designer fragrance industry and Hollywood go hand in hand, due to their long history of using actors for inspiration to promote a campaign. Now, they have relied on musicians, models and athletes too, but what seems to be the most successful pairing (for selling designer fragrances) are actors.[1] Today, there are over 500 celebrity perfumes released a year and prestigious brands are falling over themselves to sign high- profile talent.[2] When did fashion houses begin using actors to sell fragrances?

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(Un) constituting “the United States of Tara”

12 Sep

4th article in our series on Hollywood & Mental Health

Finished after it’s third season for episodic television, Diablo Cody’s and Showtime’s “The United States of Tara” (or UST) had it’s charms if one could tolerate the fair amount of predictability necessary to sustain the central premise of this comedic drama.  Was that show a formulaic comedy? No, it was not.  Yet Cody, at the end of the first season, informs us how the series dramatic challenges will derive, how the series dramatic challenges will be stated and how the series dramatic challenges would be resolved at the end of each episode.  This may not hinder many fans especially if they are committed the consuming the exploits of the central cast.  Despite an intriguing run the numbers weren’t there at cancellation.    Continue reading