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Where’s the Music? MTV at 30

For those of us old enough to remember the first broadcast, it’s hard to believe MTV turned 30 years old today.

The channel is like a kid in a comic strip: it never ages, and as one gets older, its appeal fades. Most people from Generation X say they cannot not even sit though a whole episode of it’s number one runaway hit “Jersey Shore.” It doesn’t matter. Like the artist it made famous, Madonna, it is a cultural chameleon, changing itself all the time to attract that top demographic of 18- to 34-year-olds. Mashable says the channel ushered in an a new vehicle for spreading the word about new music.

“Almost overnight, the music video became one of the most important promotional and marketing vehicles for the music industry,” the site says. Others say it has not lost its edge or its brand, by continuing to offend older folks (Jackass, for example).

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‘Frowning Flower Girl’ Saves the Day

For those more interested in pints of Boddingtons than royal-nuptial pomp, little Grace van Cutsem came to the rescue.

It’s no wonder Prince William’s cranky three-year-old goddaughter – and great-great-great-granddaughter of William Waldorf Astor — became an instant Internet sensation: As Aaron Morrisey at DCist.com noted, with a single pose, the blogger-dubbed “frowning flower girl” summed up how “most of us feel about the whirlwind, nonstop royal wedding coverage that has filled the airwaves over the past few days, weeks and months.”

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But Did He Friend Her?

Towering over most of them in platform heels, ubiquitous pop star Katy Perry made a strange and awkward visit to Facebook‘s Palo Alto headquarters this week to announce her 2011 North American tour dates and pretend Mark Zuckerberg is cool.

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‘Sesame Street’ Cuts Katy Perry Video Over Low-Cut Dress

Katy Perry‘s latest video was meant to air on Sesame Street rather than MTV. But after overwhelming parent complaints about Perry’s cleavage, the segment’s been cut.

In the video (which you can watch after the jump), Perry is singing a kiddie version of her song “Hot N Cold” with Sesame Street star Elmo. In the video, she’s wearing a yellow dress that, according to The Daily Beast, is designed with a mesh fabric covering most of her chest. Parents thought the dress too revealing.

A portion of the statement from the children’s program states, “In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video, which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers.”

[Image of Katy Perry on the Today show via KatyPerry.com]

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Katy Perry Signs Endorsement Deal With Proactiv

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Pop singer Katy Perry is joining a group that includes Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore.

What do they have in common? They’ve all endorsed Proactiv acne products.

Perry will “appear in television spots and online marketing campaigns sharing her personal experience fighting acne,” according to the official announcement.

Direct marketing company Guthy-Renker has been shooting the Proactiv campaigns for almost 15 years and will continue to do so with Perry.

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