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During an earnings call, News Corp. COO Chase Carey indicated that "now is the right time" to place MySpace "under a new owner". The news is not a big surprise, as things have been going downhill for the social network. Its owner, News Corp., has attempted to revive the property last Autumn with a site redesign, and while the site is still popular with some niche crowds, there's no question that Facebook took its place long ago. Still, Carey stays positive on the outlook of MySpace, saying “the new MySpace has been very well received by the market and we have some very encouraging metrics, but the plan to allow MySpace to reach its full potential may be best achieved under a new owner.” Of course, it's still unknown whether anyone would be interested in buying it.


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American Idol Snubs MySpace Contestants


American Idol has opened up the Internet as a viable for the first time ever in Season 10 - giving singers who haven’t the means, time or money to travel to one of the audition cities the chance to compete.

Here’s the rub: if they do get accepted for a callback, the MySpace singers have to fly to LA on their own dime. The show that makes millions of dollars just for using the Coca-Cola symbol every chance they get won’t even foot the bill for their own contestants.

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American Idol 10: Online Auditions Available to the Public


The tenth season of American Idol doesn’t premiere until January, but there’s no reason you should have to go without. The , an Idol first which was just implemented this year, are available for public viewing. Why wait to hear all the terrible singing…and, if you’re lucky, that rare moment of brilliance?

Of course, you won’t be hearing any soul-crushing feedback from Simon Cowell…but . View the video above to get just a small taste of what you’ll be hearing when you watch the online auditions.

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Glee Announces MySpace Casting Call

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Music, Prime Time, FOX, Video,


Attention all you Gleeks: It’s time to resurrect those dusty - MySpace? - accounts.

From now until April 26, fans between the ages of 16 and 26 can submit online auditions for a chance to appear on ‘s second season.

Singers can either perform a capella or with the help of only one instrument. Applicants will also be limited to one of ten pre-selected tracks and a single entry. The videos, which will also consist of a 1-minute statement, can be no longer than 5 minutes in total.

For more details on the open casting call, click here.

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TV Talk: Chuck’s Social Media Game, Biggest Loser’s Biggest Contender

Chuck-Want to be seen on an episode of Chuck? Then start talking about it! The more times you reference the NBC series on MySpace, Facebook or Twitter, the better chance you’ll have of appearing in one of Chuck’s flashes.

-Turns out SYTYCD’s Tyce Diorio is partially to blame for that annoying I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter commercial. He choreographed it!

-Hugh Laurie is going to step behind the camera to direct his first episode of House. The actor is also an executive producer of the show.

-The Biggest Loser‘s next round will feature the series’ heaviest contender ever. The 526 lb.-contestant will be seen in the upcoming season premiering Jan. 5th.

-What’s better than speed dating? In ABC’s Conveyor Belt of Love, women can name snap judgments of men passing by quickly on…a conveyor belt.

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Edward Norton Not Big on Social Networking

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Charity,

Edward Norton thinks social networking sites are like “torture.” Unlike many other celebrities, the Leaves of Grass actor has never written an internet blog because he hates the idea of people cyber stalking him.

“I haven’t personally really engaged in a lot of this new kind of social networking stuff like Twitter or Facebook or MySpace,” the 40-year-old star explained. “I mean, the notion of people following what I am doing every day is like torture for me. It’s absolutely the last thing that I’m looking for. It seems to me to be really just about social chatter.”

Despite his web worries, Edward agreed to sign up on Twitter to help raise money for his favorite charity, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

“It’s a good example of a way that you can turn that platform into something where you actually can accomplish something good,” he added to Parade magazine. “It’s my first attempt. We’re putting our running training log on Twitter. You can see can see pictures too on the site there. The trust conserves the wildlife and culture of the Maasai tribe of Kenya, Africa.”

(FYI - You can also follow VIP Breakdown on Twitter.)


Joss Whedon Web Comic Gets One-Shot

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Reviews, Dark Horse Comics,

Sugarshock, on sale nowOriginally published on the MySpace for Dark Horse Presents and later printed in MySpace Dark Horse Presents Vol. 1, Joss Whedon‘s Sugarshock is getting its one-shot, which hits comic book stores today.

With a team like Joss Whedon (even if he does only read one comic) and Fabio Moon, it’s no wonder that the comic received the Eisner Award for Best Web Comic.

For $3.50, not only will you get the complete comic but an additional 14 pages of Moon’s process, with exclusive character designs, page layouts, and promos. What a deal, eh?

The story follows a very unlikely-matched rock band (i.e. the vocalist loathes Vikings, their bass player is a robot) set to participate in an intergalactic battle of the bands—an epic one, at that. Complete with Whedon quirks and quips as well as Moon’s playfully-appropriate artwork, Sugarshock is a must have—get it at your comic book store today!

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Where to Watch the Michael Jackson Memorial Online

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Videos, Breaking News, Obituaries,

Michael Jackson Memorial The Memorial begins today, Tuesday, July 7th at 10:00 AM PDT, live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 17,500 people have won tickets, out of a staggering 1.6 million people who signed up for the priviledge. Of course, you don’t need to be in Los Angeles in order to enjoy this event, as there are multiple destinations online that will be streaming the Michael Jackson Memorial live, including Hulu with Fox News, Facebook with CNN, Ustream with CBS News, among others. Here’s a list, along with details, on each site that will be streaming the Michael Jackson Memorial.

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Motorola Karma QA1 Handset

Karma Q1AThe Motorola Karma QA1 is for those who can’t get enough socializing. The slider has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.5-inch 240x320 display, 3.6Mbps HSDPA, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 support, A-GPS and microSD card slot. Access MySpace, Facebook, email, IM and use its voice memo recording to keep track of it all. AT&T is now selling the Karma for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate,  a $39.99 voice plan and $20.00 messaging or data plan.

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Zack Whedon Pens Dr. Horrible Comic for Dark Horse

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Reviews, Dark Horse Comics,

Penny: Keep Your Head Up

As grueling as it is to wait week after week for Wednesday for come (sometimes longer, depending upon which comics you get), MySpace and Dark Horse teamed up to get you through it. What makes it even better is when writers like Zack Whedon present great Dr. Horrible comics like this month’s Penny: Keep Your Head Up.

Although I thoroughly enjoy anything with a Whedon attached to it, this comic ought to have some sort of warning label for it. Not only does the premise bring a frown to your face (centering around events in Penny’s life prior to her death), but the fact that everything Penny does for others makes you feel as if you have completely failed as a human being.

Despite having nearly gone through a few tissues, the comic is sweet and ends on a very cute note! You can find the comic at MySpace Dark Horse Presents.


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