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Party Pooper

It’s the Pepsi de-generation, or is it?

Lest you missed the flap (which ended with Pepsi pulling its spot featuring rapper Luda cris), here’s what happened: Two weeks ago, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly needed a hot-button topic to wrap his jaws around on a quiet news night. The upcoming MTV Video Music Awards would provide great fodder—those cwazy kids! These days, of course, the music business is in a slump, but also so mixed up and schizophrenic that Ozzy Os bourne is our new Ward Cleaver and the chirpsters on American Idol enthralled the country with a Burt Bacharach med...



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