concert http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4434/all en 'Hannah Montana Scandal': CBS Whines about Ticket Cost http://www.mrc.org/articles/hannah-montana-scandal-cbs-whines-about-ticket-cost <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The “Hannah Montana Scandal” – sounds like something you might see in a supermarket tabloid, right? No, it’s just that CBS “Early Show” co-host Hannah Storm isn’t able to get cheap tickets for her daughters to a Hannah Montana concert.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Despite having a successful career spanning nearly 20 years as a TV journalist, Storm gave her best shot at making an emotional plea for Hannah Montana concert tickets because the $200 price tag the free market dictates for the tickets is just too high. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hannah-montana-scandal-cbs-whines-about-ticket-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government brokers cbs concert Hannah Montana Hannah Storm MediaBias scalper Stub Hub tickets Tue, 27 Nov 2007 15:28:46 +0000 admin 25225 at http://www.mrc.org Too Busy Admiring Greens to Notice What They're Really About http://www.mrc.org/articles/too-busy-admiring-greens-notice-what-theyre-really-about <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Environmentalism is hip, green celebrities are “very sexy” and saving the planet is “simple,” according to the media. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The deluge of celebrity books, films and even rock concerts is making green look good – because journalists leave out the cost to individuals, businesses and the economy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/too-busy-admiring-greens-notice-what-theyre-really-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Environment Al Gore change climate concert earth environmental Global Warming green House Leonardo DiCaprio Live Earth recycle rock sustainable Weather Wed, 20 Jun 2007 18:21:33 +0000 admin 25478 at http://www.mrc.org Rapper Not a "Perfect Gentleman" http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/rapper-not-perfect-gentleman <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> As Britney Spears went bald and crazy and Christina Aguilera aggressively transformed from teen princess to smut queen, the Betty Boop-voiced pop singer Gwen Stefani has become the next pop phenomenon, especially among young girls. But for this summer's concert series, she's sharing the stage with a rapper named Akon - a man who is earning the reputation for being decidedly unfriendly with young girls. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/rapper-not-perfect-gentleman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division concert facetimes fontppfont sizefontppfont verizon Thu, 24 May 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4476 at http://www.mrc.org Times Aching for Singer Akon, Dropped by Verizon for Simulated Sex With Teen http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-aching-singer-akon-dropped-verizon-simulated-sex-teen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times defends an R&amp;B singer who simulated sex onstage with a 14-year-old girl: &quot;Yet others say...Verizon acted unfairly, and perhaps without considering whether Akon could have known his onstage dance partner was under age.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Thursday's lead Arts story, Jeff Leeds wondered why the communications company Verizon is so uptight about R&B singer Akon simulating sex with a 14-year-old on stage at a concert in Trinidad - "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/arts/music/10akon.html " target="_self">Verizon </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/arts/music/10akon.html ">Drops Pop Singer From Ads</a>." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-aching-singer-akon-dropped-verizon-simulated-sex-teen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Akon concert GwenStefani JeffLeed JeffLeeds music NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 11 May 2007 17:09:00 +0000 admin 5578 at http://www.mrc.org Media Operate in Concert with Gore's Music Plans http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-operate-concert-gores-music-plans <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Whoever said you can lead a horse to water but can’t make him drink never met the America media. Since Al Gore’s announcement of worldwide concerts to combat climate change, journalists have been swallowing Gore’s claims that it’s purely a “message of urgency and hope.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-operate-concert-gores-music-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy airplane AlGore band car CarbonDioxide ClimateChange concert flying gas GlobalWarming LiveEarth music Pollution pop rock Fri, 16 Feb 2007 16:54:03 +0000 admin 25619 at http://www.mrc.org Crazy 8s http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/crazy-8s <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/Crazy_s_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary<br /></a><br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/crazy-8s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2005 abc activists added administration Africa african africas ago agreed Allen amanpour america american analysis anchor assistance audience awareness bate billion billions bob broadcast Budget bush business cbs celebrity claim climate clinton CNN cnns Comment concert concerts conference continent Corruption countries country coverage critical criticized day debt development didnt dollars dont economic effort ethiopia event events explain explained explaining fair film foreign found free fund funding gave geldof global good government governments high humanitarian included increase increased institute issue Journalists july june justice Kyoto leaders live lot made major make million millions money morning MTV nation nations NBC network networks news number numbers people percent point Poverty president Press problems raise raising release relief repeated report reporter Reporters reports rich save show showed similar simple site star states stop stories story talking Today tonight total trade treaty tupy united viewers warming wasnt werent work world year years Thu, 14 Jul 2005 00:29:00 +0000 admin 30547 at http://www.mrc.org