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Fraternity in Hot Water Over 'Dora the Explorer' Backpacks

University of Wisconsin-Madison suspends frat over hazing

(Newser) - A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was on Friday suspended for hazing, but the particulars of the offense aren't as harrowing as hazing stories often are. Citing a school press release, the Journal-Sentinel reports Alpha Sigma Phi's hazing of pledges during the fall semester included running the...

Amazon Scores Big Win Over Netflix

Viacom brings content to online retailer

(Newser) - Last month, with the two companies at odds over renewal terms, Viacom's licensing deal with Netflix ended. Now, Viacom is bringing its shows, from the likes of Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central, over to Amazon in a multiyear streaming deal , the Wall Street Journal reports. (You can see them...

Bristol Palin Criticizes Obama's ... Parenting

Slams president for listening to daughters on gay marriage

(Newser) - Bristol Palin thinks President Obama's views on gay marriage were unduly influenced by his daughters—not to mention Glee. "While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads," she writes in a blog post...

Mom: Our Dora Video Turned Out to Be Porn

Store sells hardcore DVD in a very wrong package

(Newser) - A New York mom is lawyering up after a Toys R Us store sold her a video that promised kid-friendly fun featuring a character from Dora the Explorer—and turned out to be hardcore porn. Candice Connor tells the Daily News that one of her sons put in what was...

Dora the Explorer Sues Nickelodeon

Caitlin Sanchez says she was cheated out of millions

(Newser) - Did Nickelodeon cheat Dora the Explorer? Caitlin Sanchez, the 14-year-old who voiced the Nickelodeon cartoon character, says it did. She's suing the network for exploiting her by way of a “bizarre, impenetrable, unconscionable” contract and for failing to adequately compensate her to the tune of millions, the New York ...

Dora the Explorer: Illegal Immigrant?

Nickelodeon star had better avoid Arizona, to be safe

(Newser) - In her police mug shot, the doe-eyed cartoon heroine with the bowl haircut has a black eye, battered lip, and bloody nose. Dora the Explorer's alleged crime? "Illegal Border Crossing Resisting Arrest." It's just one of the doctored images of the Nickelodeon star floating around online, questioning her...

Rielle Hunter: GQ Photos 'Repulsive'

Edwards mistress tells Barbara Walters she 'went with the flow'

(Newser) - Elizabeth Edwards probably isn't too thrilled with Rielle Hunter's GQ spread —but neither is Hunter. Barbara Walters said on The View today Hunter told her that when she saw the pictures, she found them "repulsive." When Walters asked her why she posed the way she did, Hunter...

Relax, Parents: Tween Dora Still 'Wholesome'

New doll of beloved character had sparked short-skirt concerns

(Newser) - Dora the Explorer is getting a tween update in a new doll, which trades her baby fat for a more girly, urban look, Hispanic Business reports. After concerns were sparked by a silhouette preview of the doll sporting a very short dress, parents can breathe a sigh of relief: the...

RIP: Obits for Our Culture
 RIP: Obits for Our Culture 

RIP: Obits for Our Culture

(Newser) - Dying is a bit of a buzzkill, but all things must come to an end. AJ Jacobs of Esquire  writes obituaries for music, his manhood, and various other cultural remnants:
  • Romantic Comedy, age 81: On life support long ago—finally dead after someone pitched Kate Hudson a film about a

Time Warner, Viacom Reach Zero-Hour Deal

Cable provider keeps grip on Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV

(Newser) - The countdown to the New Year was a frantic one for Viacom and Time Warner. The companies had set a midnight deadline in their tense negotiations to keep Viacom’s networks—which include MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon—on the massive cable provider. As the ball dropped, Viacom granted a...

Sobbing SpongeBob Joins Viacom Fee Dispute

Ads aimed at winning support in Time Warner feud feature a sobbing Spongebob

(Newser) - Viacom is enlisting some of its best-known kid cartoon characters in a contract renewal battle with Time Warner, the Wall Street Journal reports. Viacom wants higher fees from the cable carrier for its channels, which could disappear from Time Warner's service at midnight tonight if no new deal is reached....

Don't Expect Dora at Your Kid's Party

Copyright holders crack down on use of TV character costumes

(Newser) - Want to book Elmo for your kid’s birthday party? Better expect “Big Red Tickle Monster” instead, the Wall Street Journal reports. Corporations that control the use of children’s entertainment characters are targeting costume-rental services that offer unauthorized versions of their cash cows, resulting in lawsuits, grotesque lookalikes,...

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