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Rolling Stone and its publisher Jann Wenner have long been criticized for their inability to grasp this whole Internet thing. For instance, instead of say…I don’t know…viral marketing to the billions of people on the Internet, they apparently decided sending people annoying advertisements via text message was an awesome idea. Well, not surprisingly, since receiving texts costs people money, Wenner Media is being sued for its ridiculous text messaging strategy.
THR, Esq. has the story:
According to the complaint, filed on Tuesday in Illinois District Court, Wenner Media and Consumer Benefit Services have been sending text messages to cell phones of consumers offering vouchers for magazine subscriptions.
In person, Britney is shockingly beautiful–clear skin, ruby lips, a perfectly proportioned twenty-six-year-old porcelain doll with a nasty weave.
Moves into weirdness pretty quickly:
“Fuck you, fuck people, fuck, fuck, fuck,” she keeps screaming, her face splotchy and red as she crosses the interminable mall floor, the crowd behind her growing larger and larger.
And then excerpt ends, leaving us hot and bothered, but not enough to get up, drive to the newsstand and give Jann Wenner any money. Big photo gallery, here.
According to Stacey McCain in the Washington Times, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour discredit everything Thompson wrote after leaving Rolling Stone. Considering the source, well, duh. What does she expect from Wenner? She sounds annoying as hell. So many rock widows do.
Rolling Stone founder Jann S. Wenner and writer Corey Seymour– who held Thompson’s hand as a Rolling Stone assistant editor in the ’90s–trace the slow spiral into infirmity and depression ending in Thompson’s suicide on Feb. 20, 2005.What “Gonzo” makes abundantly clear is that he circled the drain for a long time.
Mrs. Thompson wrote Wenner a tell-off letter last May, but assures fans that Johnny Depp, who wrote the forward, is a-okay:
for those of you worried about Johnny Depp, although I haven’t spoken to him in a long time, I can assure you that he probably did not have a chance to read the manuscript before agreeing to let Jann republish his rolling stone article as the “forward.”
While the Rolling Stone/MTV reality show is sure to be engrossing, if you like that sort of thing, it’s not the first TV venture for the mag. In 1977, Jann Wenner launched a 10th Anniversary Special. Directed by Steve Binder, written by Steve Martin and Mason Williams, Donny Osmond was in the lineup, along with Ted Neeley (the guy who played Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar), Patti Labelle, Yvonne Elliman and Garfunkel, minus Simon. Check out the dancing strawberries in the Beatles tribute, minus the Beatles.
Wenner wanted a prime-time special despite CBS exec’s pleas to do a late night show. He’d alienated so many major stars, according to those who were around back then, that the network had to drag in some non-music talent, namely Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek.