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‘On the precipice of being a real business’: NBCU’s Oxygen wants to make money from podcasts

NBCUniversal’s Oxygen Media has been in the podcasting business for two years, but this is the year that the cable network hopes that business becomes a real source of revenue.

Since its debut in January 2017, episodes of Oxygen’s flagship podcast, “Martinis Murder” — a weekly talk show focused on true crime stories — have been downloaded more than 8 million times, according to Lisa Hsia, evp of digital for Bravo, Oxygen and Universal Kids Media. However, with the exception of one-off series tied to its TV programming, “Martinis Murder” remains Oxygen’s sole regular podcast show because the company is still waiting to see whether podcasting can generate meaningful revenue before it looks to add more shows and enter the podcast network business, Hsia said.

Read more at: https://digiday.com/media/nbcus-oxygen-boosts-podcast-promotion-hopes-turning-real-business/

iHeartRadio Show Gives Money Making Insight to Divided Americans

Dr. D. Ivan Young (TEDx Talk Speaker on iHeartRadio)

When we heard Trump’s promise of Making America Great Again, it sounded hopeful to many, but at what cost?

Since 2016, Americans have faced with a red-blue political standoff with a lingering debate over

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iHeartRadio Show Gives Money Making Insight to Divided Americans

Dr. D. Ivan Young (TEDx Talk Speaker on iHeartRadio)

When we heard Trump’s promise of Making America Great Again, it sounded hopeful to many, but at what cost?

Since 2016, Americans have faced with a red-blue political standoff with a lingering debate over

Read more at: https://www.prweb.com/releases/iheartradio_show_gives_money_making_insight_to_divided_americans/prweb15787438.htm

Man Who Raised $14K For Dying Puppy Allegedly Abused It To Get Money

A New Jersey man who raised more than $14,000 on GoFundMe for his German Shepherd puppy’s vet bills fatally beat the dog and lied about the pet’s condition for money, police said.

Reid M. Herjo, of Medford, has been charged with third-degree animal cruelty and third-degree theft. The investigation into Herjo began in late January after police pulled him over for speeding, according to the Medford Township Police. In the car was Herjo’s injured 14-week-old puppy Atlas. Herjo told police he was speeding because he was rushing Atlas to the vet after the puppy got struck by an ATV while they were out on a walk. A few days later police received information suggesting that the ATV story was false, and officers started working with state police to find the truth.

Altas suffered fractures and hemorrhaging. Herjo told his vet that the puppy was hurt on two other occasions. He claimed

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Reid-herjo-abuse-puppy-raise-money-gofundme

Mom Allegedly Stabbed Sons To Death In Voodoo Ritual To Get GoFundMe Money

A Massachusetts mother is accused of fatally stabbing her young sons dozens of times in what she called a voodoo ritual, with the apparent aim of getting strangers to send her fan mail and sympathy money.

Latarsha Sanders, 43, was arraigned on Tuesday for the murders, The Enterprise in Brockport reported. Prosecutors said Sanders admitted to murdering her sons Edson “Marlon” Brito, 8, and Lason Brito, 5, in early February.

Edson’s body had been stabbed 76 times in his neck, chest and body, and he had more than 20 cuts and scratches on him, police said. Medical examiners found a candle in his throat.

Lason was stabbed 23 times in the back, chest and torso. He also had 80 superficial wounds.

Plymouth County District Attorney Jessica Kenny said in court that Sanders wrote in a journal before the murders about setting up a GoFundMe for her family members, with the money going to whoever

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Latarsha-Sanders-allegedly-stabbed-sons-voodoo-ritual-gofundme

Mom Allegedly Sold Sex At Home For Heroin Money While Kids Were There

The neighbors noticed something strange about the apartment on the second floor. Suspicious men were coming and going at all times of the day. 

Police now say the mother in the Pennsylvania apartment was selling sex for heroin money — while children were there. And a father of one child might have even helped.

Police say Brittany Patrick, 26, posted multiple ads on a website called Escort Babylon. The posts said Patrick wanted to meet “older, generous gentlemen … no game players, I don’t play games.”

Police conducted traffic stops on the men leaving her building in Ingram. The drivers couldn’t name a person they were visiting or give police a “reasonably believable purpose” for their visits, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Believing that drugs or prostitution might be involved, police found the multiple ads on the website with Patrick exposing herself.

An undercover officer answered an ad and went to Patrick’s apartment. When he got

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/brittany-patrick-sold-sex-heroin-money-kids-home

Stormy Daniels Offers To Return Hush Money, Trump May Sue To Stop Her From Speaking

The ongoing legal battle between adult entertainer Stormy Daniels and President Trump continues: Daniels is now offering to return the $130,000 hush payment she was offered in exchange for her freedom to discuss the affair she alleges having had with the married real estate mogul-turned-politician, according to the New York Times.

In a letter sent to Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, Daniels has offered to wire the money to an account of Trump’s choosing. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has given the deal a deadline of March 13 at noon. Daniels is hoping that her mandated silence will be deemed “null and void” if she returns the payment.

More specifically, the letter asks for Daniels to be able to “(a) speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the President and the attempts to silence her and (b) use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/stormy-daniels-offers-to-return-hush-money-trump-may-sue-to-stop-her-from-speaking

Mark Salling’s Ex Vying For Money From Estate She’s Owed For Sex Without A Condom

A former lover of Mark Salling is seeking millions from the late “Glee” actor’s estate. Roxanne Gorzela says that she’s owed money in papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on the grounds that “I have a civil judgment in Los Angeles County … in the amount of $2,710,155.28,” as reported by San Francisco Gate.

“Assets of the estate are currently undetermined,” according to court papers obtained by San Francisco Gate. “Petitioner requests that any assets be placed in a blocked account when marshalled.”

Salling, 35, committed suicide in January. His death came just weeks before he was scheduled to be sentenced in court for child porn possession.

Gorzela’s settlement comes from a fight over a sexual encounter in 2011, reported TMZ. The former “Playboy” model sued for sexual battery, saying that she consented to having sex with the actor but he did not want to wear a condom. She alleges that he forced unprotected sex onto

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/mark-sallings-ex-vying-money-estate-shes-owed-sex-without-condom

Woman Caught On Video Stealing Money From Uber Driver’s Tip Jar

A video of a teen stealing money from an Uber driver’s tip jar in August went viral this week. In the footage, 18-year-old Gabrielle Canales appears to be caught with her hand in the driver’s tip jar, just as she and two friends are finishing their ride and about to exit the car. When she is about to allegedly steal, she appears to look directly into the dash cam, which is located next to the car’s rearview mirror.

The driver, Mohammed H. Bhuiyan, told the New York Post, “If I saw her again, I’d tell her to be honest. To stop stealing, and be nice.”

He said he complained to Uber, who told him to contact the authorities.

“I told them that the young lady took my money from my tip jar and they said she advised them that she didn’t. They wanted me to go to the police station, but you

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/woman-caught-on-video-stealing-money-from-uber-drivers-tip-jar

Man Fakes Terminal Cancer, Spends $23000 Donation Money On Video Games, Weed And Debt

A man from Faribault, Minnesota allegedly lied about having terminal cancer to collect donation money for “medical care.” Instead, he bought marijuana and the video game “Clash of Clans.” Investigators also claim he spent some of the $23,000 he received to pay down his credit card debt.

Last week, Jeremiah Jon Smith, 37, was charged with theft by swindle, according to CBS Minnesota. He pretended to have stage four cancer, with only months left to live, Fox59 reports.

“It is surprising,” said Rice County Attorney John Fossum. “I guess you don’t expect to see people pretend to have a disease to try and make money off of it.” The investigation into Smith’s theft began in May 2016 after police were tipped off about Smith’s fundraisers. He had several, including a GoFundMe page and a fundraiser held in a ballroom.

“I’m fairly confident that Mr. Smith was the only one that was

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