The Muppets must have mixed emotions about the way their new year has started. Sure, Adidas decided to launch a T-shirt collection
dedicated to the gang, but poor
Fozzie’s name appeared wrong on his. (The misspelled shirt has since been removed.)
Then there was the fall blockbuster
and worldwide, whirlwind press junket that wasn’t without controversy—such as accusations of brainwashing children
using a hidden liberal agenda. But doing Jim Henson proud, Miss Piggy and the troops are firing back at Fox News over said claims.
But Fox News still has reason to celebrate. The network secured its place as the most-watched cable new network
for the 10th consecutive year, according to Nielsen ratings.
Being a part of the press certainly has its ups and downs—good thing Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says the social network “is not a media company
Speaking of film and social media, a new moviemaking app
developed in collaboration with Definition 6 hopes to warm Facebook users to the idea of its Timeline profile overhaul.
LinkedIn could see an image overhaul. The professional social network has selected Mahoney & Fox
to bolster its brand, opting to part ways from the firm M.Cader PR.
Proctor & Gamble is parting ways with nearly 2,000 employees after realizing that Facebook and Google could help the world’s biggest marketer cut advertising costs—read: people in the marketing department—without hurting efficiency. As a result, the company will reportedly lay off 1,600 people
NBC’s “Fear Factor” reboot decided to lay off airing what would’ve been Monday night’s episode due to a controversial segment
in which contestants were challenged to drink—hold your stomachs—donkey semen.
No word yet on whether Newt Gingrich will yank
his campaign anthem “Eye of the Tiger” after Survivor lead guitarist Frankie Sullivan filed suit
to block the GOP contender from using the group’s song.
Although no charges were filed, authorities in the U.K. arrested five peopl
e this weekend in connection with potential bribery of police—one a police officer, the other four current or former employees of News Corp.’s Sun
New York tabloids and media were quick to pounce on Tom Brady
for what it felt was a disrespectful comment leading up to his Patriots taking on their Giants at Sunday’s Super Bowl. “We're going down there, and we're going down there for one reason,” said Mr. Gisele Bündchen. “We're going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend.” Either we didn’t put in our contacts or else it was a slow news day, because we don’t see the problem.
What we also don’t see—and neither does actor Cleo Berry—is where his leg went in this doctored billboard
from the New York City health department warning of the dangers of obesity.
We easily spot the leg of East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo—it’s what’s attached to the foot he keeps putting in his mouth. Mere days after making a racially insensitive “tacos” remark, the Connecticut official has again drawn fire from the Latino community for his remarks
about selecting a Puerto Rican man for an advisory board position instead of someone of Ecuadorian descent, a prominent ethnicity in the area.