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LAT In 90 Seconds

32071359.jpgFunny Or Offensive? Online critics praise and skewer BET’s “Read a F@&%ing Book” campaign. Greg Braxton does a nice job of pointing out that the campaign’s coarse langauge is “bleeped out when it is broadcast on BET, which is part of Viacom, the owner of CBS, which earlier this year fired shock jock Don Imus for using what he called hip-hop-flavored humor in his comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.”

32074363.jpgSuper Simple Life: In a Richard Winton two-fer we learn that pregnant pothead Nicole Richie is out of jail after 82 minutes and that Lindsay Lohan bargained her way into serving just one day on cocaine and DUI charges. Suck on that, Paris.

mur.jpegHello? Rupert Here. How Are You? New WSJ owner/feared madman Rupert Murdoch called three reporters who were thinking about ditching the Journal and asked them, pretty please, to stay. Tara Parker-Pope, Kate Kelly and Henny Sender received the calls. Parker-Pope was apparently unimpressed and will be heading to the NYT, while Kelly “told others she had already decided to stay. Sender hasn’t decided.” Nice “hands-off management,” Rupert.

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BET’s Summer Series Baldwin Hills, SOBs and Dates from Hell

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BET, just in time for summer in the city, launches some hot series.

Hell Date–reality with singles who think they’re meeting their soulmates, only to be trapped with the date from hell.

Baldwin Hills–docu-drama follows 11 African American teens from the privileged world of the Black Beverly Hills and some who aren’t.

Socially Offensive Behavior (S.O.B.)– uses hidden camera and a cast of comics to take a look into what people are really think.

Hot Ghetto Mess–host Charlie Murphy takes a look at vernacular culture.

BET’s gotten a lot edgier.