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- Twitter stepped up its investment in TV by scooping Google's head of media and entertainment ad sales
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- 08/20/13--07:15: Elmore Leonard's Tips For Writing Show The Beauty Of Simplicity
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After one of Gaga's nearly 40 million Twitter followers alerted her that the celebrity gossip blogger was inside her NYC apartment building, the singer blasted Hilton on Twitter.
The tweets have since been removed, but read:
"STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!"
"DO I NEED TO BE SHOT IT IN THE HEAD FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HARASSES ME HAS GONE TOO FAR? IM A HUMAN BEING."
She did keep this one in her feed:
Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair w the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me. Day of my accident— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 16, 2013
But Hilton vehemently denies the stalker accusations, and devoted an entire post on his website to addressing "Lady GaGa's Lies."
He explained that his move to NYC had been in the works for a long time — and that his visit to Gaga's apartment building was pure coincidence while apartment hunting.
"I love New York and that is where me and my growing family want to call home right now. Sunday, my realtor showed us a list of possible apartments to rent. I learned only after the fact that Lady GaGa lives in one of the buildings we looked at, and she was across the country in Los Angeles when I viewed that building. After a day of innocent house-hunting, I am devastated and my heart hurts that my former very good friend, a person I used to call my 'wifey' and traveled the world with, is making very public and very untrue allegations about me on Twitter," he wrote.
"While it is still too painful for me to go into detail about why I chose to no longer make her a part of my life, I will say that I am a critic and not a 'stalker'. Any allegation that I am stalking her, based on a day of house hunting with my baby boy and my mother, is utterly false, defamatory and now appears to be putting me and my family in danger. I will continue to be a critic - in a way that is not mean or involves name-calling, and I will continue to have an opinion and talk about music and songs, like GaGa's 'Applause'."
"Notwithstanding my feelings about our personal relationship, I do wish Lady GaGa happiness and continued success and I assure you my family house hunting has nothing to do with her," he concluded.
Hilton also tweeted at Gaga directly during a vicious back and forth on Twitter over the weekend while she has been out promoting "ARTPOP."
"Maybe one day I'll talk about the hurt you caused me and many others. I'm still healing, removing your knife from my heart," he claimed. "Not only were you #cruel to people who worked for you, friends of mine, but you also purposefully tried to sabotage other artists. The REAL Lady GaGa is very VERY different from the one you pretend to be publicly. And that's the truth, on my dead dad's grave!!!"
Read the unabridged account of Lady Gaga’s Twitter tirade against Perez Hilton here »
Jennifer Prince started Monday as Twitter's director of entertainment industry sales, making her the first person at the micro-blogging giant charged with targeting ad sales to a specific industry.
Prince's hiring is the latest in a series of decisions the company has made in hopes of capitalizing on the droves of television fans who flock to Twitter discuss what they're watching in real time.
"All entertainment brands are working with Twitter, but they’re just scratching the surface,” Prince told Variety, adding that she will pitch Twitter as a "social soundtrack" brands can use to improve their marketing campaigns.
This past spring, Twitter introduced a pair of advertising products aimed at scooping up TV ad dollars. One product allows advertisers to pair TV ads with real-time sponsored tweets for users who are watching a given show, and another lets media companies post targeted videos alongside short advertisements.
The social media service's heavy investment in the TV game was validated by a Nielsen study earlier this month that found that a spike in tweets about a television show can lead to increased viewership.
Prior to coming to Google in 2011, Prince worked for YouTube as a sales team manager and at Demand Media as head of branded ad sales.
Reddit user julestheteacher recently posted this question to the AskReddit community: "Hello, what 'lies' do you see on TV shows that annoy you the most?"
Redditers unleashed their fury.
Here are the best answers:
1. Extracting people's identities from security camera footage is easy
"Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Magnify by 800%.
That's not how photographs work." —andalucian_cat
Crime writer Elmore Leonard has died.
The author of such novels as Get Shorty and Rum Punch passed away at 7:15 this morning, per an announcement on the author's Facebook page.
The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read. Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family.
Earlier this month, he was admitted to a hospital for a stroke.
Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today:
Pepsi's partnership with singing sensation Katy Perry is extending to the Twitterverse. Fans can decide which of two unreleased songs from her new album, "Prism," will be released for them to download when they pre-order the album on iTunes. Fans can vote using the hashtag #KatyNow, and the results will be announced live on MTV right before Perry's performance at the Video Music Awards this Sunday.
Digiday spoke with Cronut creator Dominique Ansel about how his hit pastry went viral.
BMW announced the launch of a lifestyle and shopping Facebook app, which will allow customers to peruse performance parts and other accessories and make purchases without leaving the social media site.
L'Oreal is reviewing its digital media account, currently help by Publicis Groupe's Moxie.
Digiday takes a look at CNET's new advertising product, which allows brands to pay for the website to repost a positive review.
This summer's breakout four-legged advertising star? Boston terriers, says Adweek.
Volvo introduced a video ad in support of the Australian rugby team in advance of its big tussle with rival New Zealand. Arnold Worldwide's Melbourne office produced the spot, which includes three Australian rugby stars.
Previously on Business Insider Advertising:
DreamWorks Pictures has released the first official poster for its WikiLeaks' movie "The Fifth Estate."
The film will follow the news-leaking website from its creation with Benedict Cumberbatch playing founder founder Julian Assange.
The resemblance between the two is striking.
"The Fifth Estate" is in theaters October 18.
WikiLeaks wasn't happy when the first trailer for the film debuted in July.
"The Fifth Estate" trailer has just been released. Don't be fooled. It implies we gave Iran nukes and killed 2,000 http://t.co/9xs1f0T8il— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 17, 2013
According to Cumberbatch, Assange has also expressed his displeasure with the actor playing him in the film.
Watch the trailer here.
The sad news this morning is that crime writer Elmore Leonard died this morning. He was 87 years old.
Leonard first began writing Westerns, but slowly moved into crime writing, frequently focusing on his adopted home of Detroit. He became iconic for this style, and if you don't know his books you almost certainly know some of the films that are based on them — 26 of his novels have been adapted, resulting in "Jackie Brown" and "Get Shorty." The TV show "Justified" is also based on his work.
In 2001, Leonard wrote an article for the New York Times that explained his rules for writing. It's interesting reading them as a journalist. Some, such as number one ("Never open a book with weather") aren't that applicable, but others make total sense. Here's points three and four:
3. Never use a verb other than ''said'' to carry dialogue.
The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in. But said is far less intrusive than grumbled, gasped, cautioned, lied. I once noticed Mary McCarthy ending a line of dialogue with ''she asseverated,'' and had to stop reading to get the dictionary.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb ''said'' . . .
. . . he admonished gravely. To use an adverb this way (or almost any way) is a mortal sin. The writer is now exposing himself in earnest, using a word that distracts and can interrupt the rhythm of the exchange. I have a character in one of my books tell how she used to write historical romances ''full of rape and adverbs.''
Perhaps the best point of them all is the final one, and in an age where most people do their reading (and writing) online, it's never been more important:
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.
A rule that came to mind in 1983. Think of what you skip reading a novel: thick paragraphs of prose you can see have too many words in them. What the writer is doing, he's writing, perpetrating hooptedoodle, perhaps taking another shot at the weather, or has gone into the character's head, and the reader either knows what the guy's thinking or doesn't care. I'll bet you don't skip dialogue.
Leonard goes on to say explain how far he'll go to make writing interesting. "[If] proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go," he wrote. "I can't allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative."
This entire style seems to be an effort to appear effortless. "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it," he wrote in the Times. This allowed the realism of his dialogue and plot to shine through — his writing style became "invisible."
A lot of writers try to do this and almost all fail. Leonard achieved it.
Prince just recently joined Twitter, but he's already making the best of it.
On Friday, The Purple One tweeted an image of comedian Dave Chappelle dressed as him on the cover of his latest single, "Breakfast Can Wait."
Chappelle, who starred in Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show," impersonated Prince in 2004. And it appears Prince liked it.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery, as they say.
Take a quick listen to a bit of the single below:
Now watch Chappelle impersonate Prince on his Comedy Central show:
Here's Chappelle's initial impersonation of Prince in 2004. Pretty spot-on!
News of Lee Thompson Young's shocking suicide rocked Hollywood on Monday, sending many celebrities to Twitter to remember the former Disney child actor.
Young found fame in the titular role of "The Famous Jett Jackson," between 1998 and 2001. He held smaller recurring roles on "Scrubs," "FlashForward," and "Smallville."
Most recently, Young played Detective Frost on TNT's "Rizzoli and Isles." The show announced it would halt production in the wake of the actor's death, tweeting:
We're devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him.— Rizzoli and Isles (@RizzoliIslesTNT) August 19, 2013
Celebrities spoke of Young's spirit and talent.
Very very sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young. He was always very kind, and such a light.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) August 19, 2013
This breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young.— Donald Faison (@donald_faison) August 19, 2013
My heart goes out to Lee Thompson Young RIP.. These child stars are leaving us too soon! My heart is aching...— Tia Mowry (@TiaMowry) August 19, 2013
I have no words to say. I honestly am speechless to the recent passing of my old friend Lee Thompson Young.— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 19, 2013
All I can do is pray for his spirit, I pray that it finds the peace he was looking for. God bless his family.— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 19, 2013
My sympathy to the family of Lee Thompson Young and to all who knew and loved him. (con't)— Wes Craven (@wescraven) August 19, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with him in 2007 on Hills Have Eyes 2. (con't)— Wes Craven (@wescraven) August 19, 2013
He was a pro, gifted and warm. The tragedy of this kind of loss is particularly bewildering and painful.— Wes Craven (@wescraven) August 19, 2013
The cast of "Glee," who recently lost its star actor Cory Monteith, also took to Twitter to mourn.
Everything that glitters isn’t gold. You just never know, that just tore me up a little. Man…— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) August 19, 2013
Feeling incredibly sad about Lee Thompson Young. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #gonetoosoon— Harry Shum Jr (@iharryshum) August 19, 2013
My deepest thoughts and love to the friends and family who knew Lee Thompson Young— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) August 19, 2013
In "the most important interview" he's ever done, Kid President — aka the adorable 9-year-old Robby — sat down with Beyoncé to talk about World Humanitarian Day during one of her recent concert stops.
The pint-sized president says he was "so excited I could die" leading up to the big moment.
After Beyoncé tells Kid President "The world needs more strong, empowered men and women," she asked for a smooch and a fist pump from the incredible kid.
And his dance moves aren't bad, either.
"Are we BFFs?" Kid Prez asks the superstar after the interview. Judge for yourselves below.
Normally, right before a movie comes out in theaters, we see a bunch of trailers containing quotes from critics highlighting how awesome their movie will be.
They're so ubiquitous that we've become desensitized to them promising us how "great" any old movie will be.
So when a trailer for "The World's End" came on the other night in my house starting in the same fashion, I tuned it out until I heard the words, "Robert Downey Jr. proclaims 'It's the best movie I've seen all summer ... besides mine of course!'"
That was hilarious.
Whether or not Downey Jr. actually loved the film, it felt more genuine than press in other trailers telling me a flick was "the best they've ever seen."
Having missed the rest of the trailer, I eagerly waited for it to play again.
When I next saw it again, I was happy to see more commentary from directors Peter Jackson ("Lord of the Rings" series) and Joss Whedon ("Avengers").
Focus Features — who's distributing this movie — really nailed it with this trailer.
It was just a totally different, refreshing approach for marketers.
I didn't need to even know anything else about the film to want to see it. (For those who are wondering, it's a science fiction flick starring Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman who discover an alien invasion in their hometown.)
I'm not saying more trailers should do this. If everyone starts adding in "quotes" from famous actors and directors than those too will become overkill.
Rather, the message for marketers to take away from this is to be more unique to capture a viewer's attention. It's a must-watch.
But don't count Barney Frank, the former U.S. Rep. from Massachusetts, among its fans. In an opinion piece in the Portland Press Herald Sunday, Frank went step-by-step through the "fictional misrepresentation of political reality" that is Kevin Spacey's portrayal of a Majority Whip denied a promised Secretary of State nomination and seeking revenge.
Frank insists that he's not interested in a dramatic criticism of the show — which he concedes is well acted — but rather a serial misrepresentation of government that might give Americans the wrong idea about what their elected officials are up to.
Spacey plays a South Carolina Congressman and House Majority Whip. For Frank, the problems start there and don't stop. The character is too "perfect," but also "wholly amoral," a caricatured combination Frank insists he's never found in an actual politician.
The problems with the plot are numerous and significant, Frank writes: Spacey wields way too much power for a majority whip. D.C. officials are unrealistically eager to help out corrupt national politicians. And "amoral superhero" Spacey's capacity for manipulation of anyone and everyone in politics is constantly exaggerated.
But aren't TV representations of real-world institutions always unrealistic? Maybe, but not every show is as preposterously unbelievable as "House of Cards," Frank writes. He cites "The West Wing," with a line-up of humanly imperfect politicians who sometimes make mistakes and doubt themselves, as a more accurate representation of government.
Even though he's only watched three episodes and admits that the dramatic inaccuracies could be cleared up later in the season, Frank worries that the damage has been done.
"What troubles me," he writes, "is that people will watch this, think that this is the way government functions and be further disillusioned from trying to influence it."
Frank isn't the first politician to weigh in on "House of Cards," both for accuracy and entertainment value. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called it "highly entertaining" but "not very realistic," while Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) said the Spacey-portrayed power-hungry Congressman really isn't all that different from the real residents of Capitol Hill.
A new trailer for Ridley Scott's next movie "The Counselor" has just been released.
The 20th Century Fox film is Scott's first project since last year's "Prometheus" which earned $403 million worldwide.
The film is full of a lot of big talent from Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, and John Leguizamo.
Fassbender's character, the counselor, plays a lawyer who gets mixed up with drug trafficking.
And, yes, that is "Breaking Bad" star Dean Norris (Hank) in quick scene.
"The Counselor" is in theaters October 25.
If you're wondering why the trailer is spelled "Counsellor," it's because its an international trailer.
"The Spectacular Now" actress actress Shailene Woodley had beautiful hair.
It looked good under a hat.
It earned her a Golden Globe nomination after co-starring alongside George Clooney in 2011's "The Descendants."
It looked chic in a fishtail braid at the MTV Movie Awards.
And check out that glorious ponytail.
But as any good actress would do, Shailene is chopping off her long, lustrous locks for her latest film role as Hazel Grace Lancaster in "The Fault In Our Stars."
Her character Hazel has short hair and as Shailene explains on her Tumblr blog:
"i will be cutting my hair off this coming weekend in order to help morph my physical body into that of the incredible Hazel Grace Lancaster—-and i couldn’t be more amped. not only do i have the opportunity to externally shift my current establishment of self, but i have the blessed gift of donating my long locks to a wonderful organization who will then create a wig for someone in need. WHAT AN HONOR."
This haircut is a big deal for Shailene.
"for the past ﬁve years i’ve been on an i-want-to-grow-my-hair-as-long-as-possible kick. before cutting it for a project last december, it was almost down to my bum ... hair, for me, was a symbol of strength. it was a symbol of commitment to my power. of connection to my ancestry. of recognizing my natural beauty."
Her hair gave her a lot of feelings.
"allowing my genetics to take control and produce long, luscious locks was my way of paying homage to my kindred spirit. i felt powerful, in control, strong. i felt connected to my womanhood, connected to my ancestors…"
But Shailene doesn't want to just cut her hair. She wants you to cut yours, too.
"...this could be a beautiful opportunity to rally the troops of mankind and ask for some warriors to help contribute to the cause. any of you have 8 inches of hair to spare? or maybe know a friend or family member that does? if so, consider JOINING THE #hairforhazel TEAM!"
Shailene documented her haircut on Twitter over the weekend:
If you want to join Shailene's #HairForHazel team, click here for more info.
Gisele Bündchen was just named the highest-paid supermodel by Forbes.
Bündchen, known in the industry as simply "Gisele," has held the title for the past seven years.
She earned a stunning $42 million last year. That's way ahead of second highest-paid model Miranda Kerr, who raked in $7.2 million.
But before she was a one-woman empire, Gisele was an awkward teenager in Brazil with modest aspirations.
We chronicled how she broke into the scene and became a legend.
Gisele was born in Brazil, but her parents are of German descent. Here she's pictured (center) with her fraternal twin, Patricia, and another sister, Gabi.
Gisele was discovered by a modeling scout in Brazil while eating a Big Mac. Her childhood nickname was "Olive Oyl," a reference to cartoon Popeye's gangly wife. She won a contest and was sent to Sao Paulo. Here she's pictured in a 1995 interview telling the station about how she hoped to break into the business.
At age 16, she appeared on the cover of a Brazilian teen magazine with the headline "Gisele Bundchen, 16 years old, has gone to the top."
See the rest of the story at Business Insider
Calvin Harris is on top of the electronic cash kings heap, according to Forbes' list of the World's Highest-Paid DJs. The Scottish DJ earned a whopping $46 million in the last year.
"The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years," Harris told Forbes. "I happened to be in the right place at the right time."
New to the list is Diplo, who spun his way to $13 million in 2013 and tied with DJ Pauly D for 12th place. The DJ-producer had a strong tour this year, and mixed tracks for Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, and Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dog.
Here's the full list of the World's Highest Paid DJs:
1. Calvin Harris — $46 million
2. Tiësto — $32 million
3. David Guetta — $30 million
4. Swedish House Mafia — $25 million
5. Deadmau5 — $21 million
6. Avicii — $20 million
7. Afrojack — $18 million
8. Armin van Buuren — $17 million
10. Steve Aoki — $14 million
America's biggest brands are dying to get their hands on some "Breaking Bad" advertising time.
The New York Times reports that AMC hit will seek up to $300,000 for a 30-second advertisement on the final seven episodes of its smash hit, a price one executive told the Times that cable networks have rarely commanded before.
That number is more than what the broadcast networks charge for time on the vast majority of their primetime programming — ad space for ABC's "Revenge" costs $155,051. But it does come shy of the staggering $375,000 AMC asked late buyers for 30-second spots on Walking Dead last year. Prices could go up as the season progresses.
Here's the reason for "Breaking Bad's" success with advertisers: In addition to a sizeable audience that reached 5.9 million viewers for its season premier, the show has crushed it with young men, a demographic advertisers find difficult to reach. Sixty percent of the "Breaking Bad" viewership is male, and the season premier reached a whopping 3.6 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, a figure that bested ABC, CBS, and NBC's Sunday night offerings combined.
With another strong episode in the books this past Sunday, and a hotly anticipated September 29 season finale on the horizon, it will be very interesting to see the extent to which advertisers are willing to break the bank for "Breaking Bad."
Last summer, ABC aired short-lived reality series "The Glass House."
The show revolved around a group of housemates living under one roof voting each other out until one guest remained to win a monetary prize.
CBS was quick to sue ABC for allegedly ripping off its popular reality series "Big Brother," claiming it heavily borrowed from its show after ABC hired former "Big Brother" staff members to work on the show.
Though CBS later dropped the suit last August, the network continued its claim outside the courts.
After more than a year of debate over whether ABC did or did not make a near replica of CBS' hit reality series "Big Brother" a settlement was finally reached in the case and CBS announced they will receive financial compensation.
According to the settlement, "Glass House" producers admitted they used "Big Brother" materials while making the show.
From the settlement via TheWrap:
"We have reached a settlement in arbitration with the parties in “The Glass House” legal dispute. CBS will receive financial compensation as part of the settlement. The producers have admitted that one of them used confidential “Big Brother” manuals in the production of “The Glass House,” and they have expressed regret for using this material. In addition, those involved have pledged not to misappropriate CBS trade secrets in the future."
CBS heavily rallied against audiences viewing "The Glass House" last summer.
The Viacom network attempted to get a temporary restraining order to prevent the show from airing.
When that didn't work, CBS put out a fake press for a show mocking ABC's popular "Dancing with the Stars" called "Dancing ON the Stars."
"Big Brother" is currently in its 15th season.
Now Rybolovlev's soon-to-be ex-wife Elena Rybolovleva is suing him over the property, claiming that the fertilizer billionaire bought it to protect money that she could potentially win in the pair's ongoing Swiss divorce case, according to The Daily News.
This is not Rybolovleva's first lawsuit against her husband. She has also sued Rybolovlev over an $88 million NYC penthouse he bought, purportedly for his daughter, as well as Donald Trump's $95 million Palm Beach mansion, also purchased with their daughters' trust.
The Daily News reports that the trust in question has also bought a $300 million Monaco penthouse, players for Rybolovlev's Monaco soccer team, and two Greek islands for $156 million.
Dmitry Rybolovlev and his lawyers insist the purchases are legal since his children's trust was set up prior to the 2008 divorce filing. He defends the subsequent purchases, arguing that they were to secure the future of his two daughters, Ekaterina and Anna.
Rybolovleva's lawyer, David Newman of Day Pitney, told the New York Daily News that Rybolovlev "has been spending money like a drunken sailor." Newman says the real estate purchases violate the Swiss Supreme Court order that froze Rybolovlev's assets in an attempt to keep him from spending the billions he made during the marriage.
Currently worth $9.1 billion and number 119 on Forbes' list of billionaires, the Russian tycoon is no stranger to controversy. In 1996 he was accused (and later acquitted) of plotting to kill a business partner, and spent 11 months in jail.
He sold his stake Uralkali, a fertilizer company he started in 1990, in 2010 for $6.5 billion.
Rybolovlev and his wife have been battling in Swiss courts since 2008 — both show no sign of slowing down.
The singer made the order under her name "Beyoncé K," as in her maiden name Knowles.
In case you're wondering, here's what B and her crew dined on: 58 wing platters, 48 whole chickens, 12 veggie burgers and 24 coleslaw orders.
This isn't the first time Beyoncé has hit up the popular U.K. chain for some post-show fuel. In May, she and her crew racked up a $1,144 tab at a Nando's in Dublin.
One Nando's employee tweeted the below photo of THE ACTUAL CHICKEN Beyoncé possibly ate:
The receipt alone has gone viral on Twitter. And it shows she paid in cash.