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Billboard Music Awards Stomp Good Wife, Amazing Race Finales Award show averaged 10.5 million total viewers

The week got off to a good start for ABC. The network's Sunday broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards won out handily over season finales of The Good Wife and…

May 20, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

How the Perfume Business Lost Its Class Ivanka Trump is no Audrey Hepburn

In the old days, celebrity perfumes were plush, rarified things—scent couture, if you will. The lucky fan might get a whiff of the magic scent, but the juice wasn’t for…

March 27, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

A Hard Day’s Night: Bieber Special Flops NBC’s two-part tour doc draws just 3 million viewers

In a moment of hubris documented in his NBC special, Justin Bieber compared himself to the Beatles. And while the Canadian pop phenom certainly draws his share of screaming teenage…

June 22, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

CBS Scores Second Biggest Grammy Audience of All Time 39 million viewers tune in as industry honors Whitney, Adele

Whitney Houston may have cast a long shadow over the 54th Grammy Awards, but the music community’s response to the singer’s death helped generate huge ratings for CBS. According to preliminary…

February 13, 2012, 1:59 PM EST

Rebranding Duke John Wayne's son promises a corral's worth of new themed merchandise

Prior to his death in 1979, John Wayne appeared in 150 films in which he played everything from a gun-slinging cowboy to a gun-slinging Marine storming Iwo Jima. And if…

June 10, 2011, 6:40 AM EDT

For sale: Michael Jackson's burnt Pepsi hair

Just last night I said to the wife, "You know what I'd really like? Some of Michael Jackson's hair. In fact, I want the toasted tresses from the 1984 Pepsi…

January 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

Jewelry being made from MJ's charred hair

It's come to this: Greedy vultures at some outfit called LifeGem claim to be making jewelry out of the charred hair from Michael Jackson's ill-fated 1984 Pepsi commercial shoot.…

July 27, 2009, 10:53 AM EDT

Help the Gloved One Moonwalk Into Eternity

This week in Michael Jackson tributes, a serious contender for the hearts and minds of fans has emerged in Studio Brussels’ Eternal Moonwalk. Head over to the site to watch…

July 20, 2009, 6:09 PM EDT

Jackson hair-on-fire footage finally unveiled

Video footage of one of advertising's seminal moments has finally been leaked 25 years later—that of Michael Jackson's hair catching on fire, due to mistimed pyrotechnics, at a 1984…

July 16, 2009, 10:18 AM EDT

R.I.P. Michael Jackson, adland's king of pop

It seems fitting, ironic and ultimately tragic that Michael Jackson's best-known ad moment involved a freak accident. In 1984, at the height of his mega-fame in the wake of Thriller,…

June 25, 2009, 7:32 PM EDT