PC #58: They Shoot Big Birds, Don’t They?

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in pop culture, celebrity gossip, TV and movie headlines.

Is the feud between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey for real? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to get rid of Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Saturday Night Live lampoons President Barack Obama’s debate performance. Big offers are coming in for the Hulk Hogan sex tape. The Houston family wants to restrict Bobbi Kristina’s access to her inheritance from Whitney Houston.

TLC’s T-Boz is getting a reality show on the TLC channel. 666 Park Avenue premieres to soft ratings. What did the Pop Confidential gang think of Revenge, Once Upon a Time and The Good Wife’s season premieres? Grey’s Anatomy goes back in time. Find out which PC co-host doesn’t care about the Quinn mystery on Scandal.  Addison learns Mark Sloan has died on Private Practice.

Taken 2 tops the box office. Adele’s James Bond theme song for the upcoming Skyfall premieres. Jamey is in love with Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.



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    I’m still listening to the podcast. The issue with Whitney Houston is, to me, the heart of the whole debate about who is really getting screwed when someone downloads music for free. The labels try to make it seem like the artist is losing out, when really…the label is the one losing money.

    The label sign a contract and may give the artist an advance (making it seem that they are taking the risk)…but they make a video, arrange publicity tours…then charge the artist for all costs (studio time, transportation, etc.). Some times it may come from the advance. When the CD comes out, if you are simply an artist, you get the least amount of money from CD sales. The rest is divided between the label, producers, and writers. That is where the money really is.

    That is why artists like New Edition (for example) are continuously broke, or are always on tour. They make the most money off of tour venues. It is a shame that a powerhouse like Whitney doesn’t have as much as we thought, but she wasn’t a writer. I don’t even know how much money was made from her movies…if she has residuals. When Whitney died and everyone was playing “I will always love you”, and when everyone was buying it again…my first thought was that Dolly Parton and her team are raking in the dough.


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