Los Angeles police were called to Miley Cyrus‘s home in Studio City, California early Saturday where they confronted an allegedly scissor-wielding man who claimed he was married to the singer.
Police told the Associated Press that “employees” in the residence made the call. When the authorities arrived, the man met them at the door.
Officers didn’t believe the man, identified in one report as Jason Luis Rivera, when he claimed he was intimate enough with the 19-year-old singer to hang out in her house at 4 a.m., carrying scissors–that’d be strange even if couple really was married. So, inevitably, things got weird:
Entertainment Weekly reports that CBS has ordered a comedy pilot about young gents starting their careers at Groupon. This is all well and good–we’d watch it, if we got a particularly witty email. But we think it’s time for MORE tech companies to get television pilots–and we have a few loglines for networks we think could use them!
A Social Network
“I don’t touch Facebook,” declared Michael Romanowicz, 29, a freelance web designer who nixed his profile and more than 300 friends on the social network last year after he decided it was making him unproductive. (Worse, it was showing him too many pictures of his ex-girlfriend.) “I’m a digital professional and I fundamentally disagree with the philosophy of how Facebook has structured their product.”
It’s not that he and the social network didn’t have some great times. “What was really cool was that one of my friends was one of the first few hundred Facebook users, and for some reason he had a super admin access,” he said. They used the account to snoop through strangers’ photos.
But Facebook became “annoying” and “inundating” as it grew, and at some point, it stopped being fun.
Big Fuel Communications, the braintrust behind MySpace’s marketing campaign, are massively growing their Manhattan headquarters.
The social media marketing and branded content agency has taken 40,000 square feet at 40 West 23rd Street, which also houses Home Depot’s Chelsea store. We should clarify they did some work for MySpace and Fox a few years ago, and Read More
MySpace, the troubled social network with a giant “For Sale” sign planted on its front lawn, has a buyout offer from mobile community company MocoSpace. See how the names are similar, with the “Space” at the end? It’s a start!
“MySpace was a pioneer in the social revolution and we think their business could Read More
blips of news
The tech pundits got this one right. A round of pats on the back is in order for anyone who’s been speculating about News Corp.’s eventual spinoff of MySpace, which it bought for $580 million back in 2005. paidContent reports:
“With a new structure in place, now is the right time to consider strategic options for this Read More
means of production
Earlier today, we were tickled to come across a cheeky online petition aiming to rally MySpace users and purchase the ailing social network from News Corp. We reached out to the site’s shadowy executive committee, and just got a response from “Adam,” who linked us to the Twitter profile of 140adam, which purports Read More
means of production
Citizens of a highly unresponsive community governed by a widely maligned tyrant are rallying behind the banner of revolution in hopes of reclaiming what once was theirs. An open letter to News Corp. CEO and MySpace owner Rupert Murdoch at buymyspace.org outlines a plan whereby users of deteriorating social network MySpace will plot a Read More
Mike Jones, CEO of News Corp’s digital division, is considering a possible spinoff or sale of MySpace a day after the social network slashed its staff in half, Bloomberg reports.
That’ll be a tough sale. Who wants to buy a social network that’s losing tons of money, just flopped its big redesign and Read More
The Social Network
You can smell the schadenfraude in the blogosphere today as Myspace announces heavy layoffs.
For a while the social network was flying high, even as traditional media was coming undone.
Now it seems that the “network effect” will lead to a world of almost complete Facebook domination.
But Myspace recently unveiled a major redesign, and Read More