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Top Gear app - or spitting image? | Media Monkey

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Christmas has come early for iPad-owning motorheads. Top Gear magazine is going all (jingle) bells and whistles with a new iPad app that will, among other things, allow fans to get full high-definition video of Jeremy Clarkson and friends. iPad owners will "drool over" them, according to Top Gear magazine...
Top Gear app - or spitting image? | Media Monkey

Tulisa's Twitter appeal has whiff of disaster | Media Monkey

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The X Factor judge Tulisa may have thought she was harnessing the power of social media when she asked her 3 million Twitter followers to suggest names for her new perfume. "So my new perfume is comming [sic] out very soon and im stuck for a name," she tweeted. "You...
Tulisa's Twitter appeal has whiff of disaster | Media Monkey

Andrew Marr and all that jazz | Media Monkey

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The BBC has had no shortage of controversies of late, mostly courtesy of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. But is the presenter of another Sunday show, Andrew Marr, about to join the hall of infamy? Marr incurred the wrath of a viewer after he suggested on his BBC1 Sunday morning...
Andrew Marr and all that jazz | Media Monkey

A-moos-ing excuses for lost phones | Media Monkey

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Typically the need to replace a mobile phone is because it has been lost or stolen. But research into insurance claims shows that there are some rather bizarre incidents out there. The Daily Telegraph reports that one farmer claims to have damaged his iPhone by using it as a torch...
A-moos-ing excuses for lost phones | Media Monkey

Media Monkey's Diary: BBC royal visit, Channel 4 and Rupert Murdoch

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✒Eyes right at New Broadcasting House. The Queen is visiting the building this week to officially open it following its £1bn redevelopment. Monkey hears she will be visiting the state-of the art newsroom, where staff are not allowed to wear bright colours as they are potentially visible to viewers at...
Media Monkey's Diary: BBC royal visit, Channel 4 and Rupert Murdoch

The Titanic: Andrew Marr goes overboard | Media Monkey

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His BBC colleagues John Humphrys, Jeremy Vine and Len Goodman may have been fronting shows over the weekend commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, but Andrew Marr charted his own course, reports the Mail. "We are treating it as a national celebration. Are we going to...
The Titanic: Andrew Marr goes overboard | Media Monkey

Lord Sugar ponders how to capitalise on BBC reject Young Apprentice | Media Monkey

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It has been a few months since the BBC announced there would be no more series of Apprentice spin-off, Young Apprentice, which never gained the traction of its older sibling show. But it still rankles with Lord Sugar, who was asked about the show on Twitter on Thursday night. So...
Lord Sugar ponders how to capitalise on BBC reject Young Apprentice | Media Monkey

Upstairs Downstairs takes a tumble | Media Monkey

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Thwack! That was the sound of ITV's announcement about Shirley MacLaine joining Downton Abbey hitting the launch of the second series of BBC1's Upstairs Downstairs for six on Monday. The Downton story knocked the BBC1 period drama down most papers' news lists. So was it somewhat cynical timing by ITV?...
Upstairs Downstairs takes a tumble | Media Monkey

Harlem Shake: E4 video helps make Gangnam Style history | Media Monkey

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Fuddy duddy old Monkey has been shockingly slow on the uptake with the Harlem Shake, this month's answer to Gangnam Style in the viral video meme stakes. Thank goodness for those groovy young things at E4, eh?E4Channel 4Television industryDigital mediaInternetUnited StatesMonkeyguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its...
Harlem Shake: E4 video helps make Gangnam Style history | Media Monkey

Rupert Murdoch has another Twitter #fail | Media Monkey

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Rupert Murdoch has apologised on Twitter after criticising the "Jewish-owned press" for their coverage of Israel. The News Corp chairman and chief executive said he had been "sternly criticised" for the post and offered his unreserved apologies. "Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?" tweeted...
Rupert Murdoch has another Twitter #fail | Media Monkey

Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey

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Cheryl Cole is a big fan of a Saturday night talent show that is gripping the nation. The Daily Star reports that not entirely surprisingly, perhaps – given her unfortunate exit from the US version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor – it is not Cowell's other ITV1 show, Britain's...
Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey

Mystery of BBC web editor's crystal ball | Media Monkey

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The front page of the BBC's internal website, Gateway, on Monday seems to have been extraordinarily prescient about the vacancies at the top of the corporation. Given the propensity for senior BBC executives to resign or step aside at the moment, Monkey suggests you look at the advert in the...
Mystery of BBC web editor's crystal ball | Media Monkey

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

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How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

Facebook and Google founders: don't spend it all at once | Media Monkey

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Silicon Valley's wealthiest entrepreneurs including Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin have at least one website they can turn to if things ever go pear-shaped. California has more than £4bn in unclaimed cheques, property and other assets from state residents that can be searched for an online database provided by the...
Facebook and Google founders: don't spend it all at once | Media Monkey

Mr Bean likes his 20m Facebook fans | Media Monkey

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Status update: looking generally confused. Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean has celebrated the not insignificant milestone of more than 20 million fans on Facebook. AKA twice as many as Top Gear. And to think, they only ever made 14 half-hour episodes. And two films. And a packet of biscuits (in a...
Mr Bean likes his 20m Facebook fans | Media Monkey

Nokia ad promotes peace in our time | Media Monkey

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Always nice to see a bit of self-aware advertising. This entertaining number has a fight breaking out at a wedding between smartphone owners over the relative merits of the Samsung Galaxy, iPhone et al. That said, in the end it's still promoting the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows phone. SmartphonesNokiaSamsungiPhoneMobile phonesAppleTelecomsMonkeyguardian.co.uk...
Nokia ad promotes peace in our time | Media Monkey

Twitter co-founder issues health warning | Media Monkey

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The Daily Mail has compared it to Gerald Ratner's famous comment that destroyed his cut-price jewellery empire. That might be over-stating it a bit, but Christopher "Biz" Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, has told the 500 million users of the micro-blogging site it is "unhealthy" to tweet too much. He...
Twitter co-founder issues health warning | Media Monkey

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin on HBO? You betcha! | Media Monkey

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Step aside, Tina Fey, there's a new Sarah Palin impressionist in town! HBO has put out a trailer for its upcoming TV movie, Game Change, about the failed 2008 McCain/Palin tilt at the White House. Julianne Moore is the mama grizzly going rogue; Ed Harris plays presidential running mate John...
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin on HBO? You betcha! | Media Monkey

Media Monkey's Diary: John Witherow, Petronella Wyatt's undies and Twitter

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✒It is nearly six months since Peter Rippon stepped aside as editor of Newsnight at the height of the Savile saga on 22 October. Less than two months later, with the publication of the Pollard report on 19 December, it was announced he would not be returning to the BBC2...
Media Monkey's Diary: John Witherow, Petronella Wyatt's undies and Twitter

Rupert Murdoch thunders onto Tumblr | Media Monkey

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"Murdoch here" must two of the most chilling words any News Corporation journalist is likely to hear, given the Rupster's penchant for transatlantic telephonic bollockings. So props to Rupert Murdoch's chief of staff, Natalie Ravitz, for reclaiming the phrase as the title for a Tumblr blog that recasts the one-time...
Rupert Murdoch thunders onto Tumblr | Media Monkey

Phillip Schofield roasted on Twitter for devouring small furry rodent | Media Monkey

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Phillip Schofield has got into an uncharacteristic Twitter storm branding his fans "food Nazis" after they rounded on him for eating a guinea pig. Not a pet pig, just something that was served up when he was in Peru. The Sun reports that the This Morning presenter told his 1.95...
Phillip Schofield roasted on Twitter for devouring small furry rodent | Media Monkey

New BBC DJ gets sweet with a tweet | Media Monkey

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Former presenter of Channel 4's 11 O'Clock Show Iain Lee has a new gig - he will begin presenting the breakfast show on BBC local radio station, Three Counties Radio, next month. Lee is no stranger to the people of Beds, Herts and Bucks, having guested on the station in...
New BBC DJ gets sweet with a tweet | Media Monkey

Rupert Murdoch's DIY PR | Media Monkey

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Has Rupert Murdoch hit upon a new cost-cutting wheeze? Monkey only asks after KRM took to Twitter to personally rebut an FT story (behind paywall) suggesting the arrest of four current and former senior Sun journalists at the weekend had put the kibosh on News International's plans to launch the...
Rupert Murdoch's DIY PR | Media Monkey

What is Google's Eric Schmidt doing in North Korea? | Media Monkey

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Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has touched down in North Korea despite criticism. John McCain, the former US presidential candidate has called Schmidt and his co-visitors, the former US governor Bill Richardson and Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, "useful idiots", according to the Wall Street Journal. So...
What is Google's Eric Schmidt doing in North Korea? | Media Monkey

Sky Go app slips up for the cup | Media Monkey

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It was described as "one of the biggest upsets in football history", a conquest more akin to David and Goliath than Aston Villa v Bradford City. But many Sky customers missed Bradford's shock passage into the Capital One Cup final after a faulty update brought down the Sky Go app...
Sky Go app slips up for the cup | Media Monkey

China says no to 3D boobs | Media Monkey

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Over to China, where anxious cinemagoers have flocked to their local theatre to watch the much-publicised 3D release of Titanic. But some Chinese viewers have apparently been left disappointed after authorities censored a crucial scene in the remake: the life drawing of a naked Rose, played by Kate Winslet. The...
China says no to 3D boobs | Media Monkey

The rise of the iPaddy | Media Monkey

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It's time to add yet another phrase to the ever-burgeoning technology lexicon, according to the Daily Mail: an iPaddy. With children now becoming increasingly fixated on the array of gadgets that parents are now wont to shower on their offspring, taking away iPads, smartphones and games consoles is a popular...
The rise of the iPaddy | Media Monkey

Alec Baldwin goes gangster on Daily Mail reporter over Twitter article | Media Monkey

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As far as Twitter meltdowns go, it has to be right up there. Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has threatened to "fuck up" the Daily Mail's LA-based showbiz reporter, and then promptly deleted his Twitter account, after being outraged by a story claiming his wife tweeted during the funeral of actor...
Alec Baldwin goes gangster on Daily Mail reporter over Twitter article | Media Monkey

Gif us a break! Stoker movie ad is a first | Media Monkey

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It was bound to happen: a TV ad composed entirely of Gifs. Here we have a promo for Fox Searchlight movie Stoker, from Old Boy director Park Chan-wook (hat tip: Mashable). AdvertisingInternetDigital mediaMonkeyguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of...
Gif us a break! Stoker movie ad is a first | Media Monkey

Media Monkey: Rev modesty, Murdoch tweets and pasty panic

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✒ Friday's Broadcasting Press Guild awards swiftly turned into a I'm-more-fraudulent-than-you contest for the winners. Gareth Malone, collecting the best factual entertainment gong for The Choir: Military Wives (accompanied by "some of my wives"), affected puzzlement because in his shows everyone knows what's going to happen: "Nobody sings. Everyone laughs...
Media Monkey: Rev modesty, Murdoch tweets and pasty panic
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