Commercialism

Bachelorette Crosses Line, Exploits Eric Hill's Death for Ratings (video) 2

Bachelorette Crosses Line, Exploits Eric Hill’s Death for Ratings (video)

“Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman was eager for her first “one-on-one” date with contender Eric Hill, but in the back of every viewer’s mind had to be emotional thoughts about Hill’s tragic death. Is that what producers were counting on? Hill died April 23 from injuries he sustained in a paragliding accident. By then, he’d finished filming his segment of the show. Chris Harrison went through some hand-wringing about the decision, but there was never a question whether he would remain in the show. ...
Beyonce Game Changer: Get Ready to Pay for Music Videos 6

Beyonce Game Changer: Get Ready to Pay for Music Videos

Beyonce is being hailed as a “game changer” with the surprise release of her new album, but the change has less to do with art and more to do with crass commercialism. Get ready to start paying for music videos. Her album is selling on iTunes for the premium price of $16 because the download includes not only 14 new tracks, but 17 music videos as well....