Monthly Archives: February 2017

True Crime Steals Viewers for Advertisers

CRIME PAYS when it comes to networks and advertisers looking to reach female viewers.

ID: Investigation Discovery, with true-crime focused programming including Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, Is O.J. Innocent: The Missing Evidence, Murder Calls and Evil Lives Here, was the No. 1 cable network for women 25-54 in January.

Primetime ratings were up 9% among women 25-54 and 13% among women 18-49.

ID’s growth since its launch nine years ago has made it increasingly attractive to advertisers. With the upfront market — a time when cable networks sell more than half of their commercial inventory — approaching, ID is also drawing new competition, notably from Comcast’s NBCUniversal, which said in February that its Oxygen network will become a crime destination network for women, featuring new programming from Law Order creator Dick Wolf.

“I think they’ve seen the success we’ve had from both a ratings and an [advertiser] demand perspective,” Scott Kohn, senior

Read more at: http://www.multichannel.com/true-crime-steals-viewers-advertisers/411141

Remy Ma Dissed Nicki Minaj In A 7-Minute Track & Everybody Is Shook

Nicki Minaj has been sitting pretty comfy atop her throne as the uncontested Queen of Rap for a while now but a new challenger approachesRemy Ma dropped a savage diss track over the week, instigating a fight that’s long been brewing.

Remy’s verbal assault goes after everything from Nicki’s sexual history to her ghostwriters — and Remy’s not subtle about her target. Calling Nicki out by name, the nearly-seven-minute track is absolutely devastating. 

Those who have been following the subtleties of rap beef will know the long history between Minaj and Ma. Most recently, it was assumed that Nicki had been taking jabs at Rem in her verse on Gucci Mane’s new track “Make Love,” although no names were dropped in those shots fired. 

Ma appeared on Hot97 shortly after that song came out, claiming that when she had an issue with someone she’d make it known. And a

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/very-real/remy-ma-dissed-nicki-minaj-in-a-7-minute-track-everybody-is-shook

Merrillville businessman’s murder focus of TV show

Snapped
From left are Judy Parker, Daniel Lee Hicks and Christina Hicks.

The 2003 murder of Merrillville businessman John Parker Jr., planned by his wife, Judy Parker, and aided by his two stepchildren, will be the focus of a television show airing Sunday.

“Snapped,” an American true crime television series, will air at 8 p.m. in an episode titled “Judy Parker.” It’s on the Oxygen Network.

Judy Parker was 40 years old when she was sentenced in 2009 to 33 years for her role in the slaying of her husband.

She plotted and was assisted in the murder by her two children, Daniel Lee Hicks and Christina Hicks, according to court documents.

Daniel Hicks was 15 at the time of the murder and Christina Hicks, 17.

Both were convicted and received jail sentences.

Christina Hicks-Grabski, who had married during the crime investigation, died in 2013 at the age of 27.

“Snapped,” which made

Read more at: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/merrillville-businessman-s-murder-focus-of-tv-show/article_b19a1a93-a934-5fed-ad3b-ce49d3c93f03.html

Caitlyn Jenner Got Dragged To Hell For Acting Surprised That Trump Attacked The Trans Community

Rich people will almost always prioritize being rich over any other concern, and Caitlyn Jenner is a textbook case from the presidential election. Jenner was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, and seemed to think that she could be the voice of reason in his ear on trans issues. Keep her money and protect the rights of LGBTQ people at the same time! Turns out you actually can’t deal with the Devil and Donald Trump cannot hear voice of reason.

This week, Donald Trump personally pressured Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos into rescinding protections for trans students. Much like a child, Trump is still obsessed with where other people go pee-pee. Unfortunately, where people go to the bathroom is a serious matter. Using public facilities that align with your gender identity is a basic right, it’s something that transgender people have been doing

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/very-real/caitlyn-jenner-got-dragged-to-hell-for-acting-surprised-that-trump-attacked-the-trans

Hurt Bae’s Cheating Ex Speaks Out: "I Made That Bitch Famous" (Video)

The world fell in love with #HurtBae, whose real name is Kourtney Jorge, after a video of her confronting her cheating ex-boyfriend went viral. The short video features the former couple sitting face-to-face and coming clean about all the problems in their relationship, one of the biggest being that Hurt Bae’s ex, whose real name is Leonard Long III, cheated on her so many times that he lost count.

“I did everything. I had sex with other girls,” he says at one point. And while the world — or, at least the internet — has fallen in love with Jorge, Long hasn’t been quite so lucky. He’s been dealt a ton of criticism online regarding everything from his horrendous actions towards Jorge when they were together as well as the way he acted during the video, but now he’s finally giving his side of the story.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/very-real/hurt-baes-cheating-ex-speaks-out-i-made-that-bitch-famous-video

Amber Rose Just Bought Her Own Strip Club And Is Ready To Change The Game

Amber Rose can now add “strip club owner” to her ever-growing resume.

According to The New York Daily News, Rose, who used to be a stripper herself, recently purchased the Ace of Diamonds strip club in Los Angeles. The talk show host announced her newest business venture while accepting the Vanguard Award at the All Def Movie Awards ceremony yesterday.

“I was a dancer, I was an exotic dancer, I was stripper for a very long time. Best time of my life, by the way. I had the time of my life,” she said. “But do y’all know Ace of Diamonds? Well, I bought it. So this is to every girl out there, every stripper: Y’all can one day be on stage with Russell Simmons, receiving an award.”


Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/very-real/amber-rose-just-bought-her-own-strip-club

White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

by: SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press
Updated: Feb 23, 2017 – 8:53 PM




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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana,

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Oxygen Getting a Crime-Themed Rebrand

Already known for its long weekend blocks of crime shows, women-focused Oxygen soon will be a full-time destination for intrigue, murder and more. The network, owned by NBCUniversal, recently announced a rebrand to focus on crime shows such as Three Days to Live, The Jury Speaks and Cold Justice. It also announced a new podcast, Martinis Murder. Follow Oxygen on Twitter.

Read more at: http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/02/23/oxygen-getting-a-crime-themed-rebrand/

Oxygen Getting a Crime-Themed Rebrand

Already known for its long weekend blocks of crime shows, women-focused Oxygen soon will be a full-time destination for intrigue, murder and more. The network, owned by NBCUniversal, recently announced a rebrand to focus on crime shows such as Three Days to Live, The Jury Speaks and Cold Justice. It also announced a new podcast, Martinis Murder. Follow Oxygen on Twitter.

 

Read more at: http://www.satprnews.com/2017/02/23/oxygen-getting-a-crime-themed-rebrand/

Soulja Boy Says This Is Why He Got The Last Laugh In The Chris Brown Feud

Soulja Boy and Chris Brown have been going after each other for months, planning to culminate their stupid feud in a terrible fight. I know it would have been terrible because neither one of them are trained fighters. Everybody had this fantasy that they’d be kick-flipping and parkouring off the wall to deliver death blows in the ring, but the reality is that they would have been slapping and clawing at each other and out of breath in five minutes. Lucky for them, Chris Brown canceled it, saying that too many middle-men got in the way and the fight is off.

Soulja Boy is never going to let him forget it.

In a response video on Instagram, Soulja Boy reminds us all that the whole feud was instigated over Brown’s ex, Karrueche Tran. Just days ago, Tran filed a restraining order

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/very-real/soulja-boy-says-this-is-why-he-got-the-last-laugh-in-the-chris-brown-feud