Monday 7 January 2013

Gaydar radio

THE GUARDIAN:  Gaydar Radio owner QSoft quits radio, blaming cost of digital investment

LONDON – Gaydar Radio owner QSoft Consulting is quitting the radio business, blaming the cost of investing in digital for holding back its other business interests.  QSoft’s two digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio licences will be transferred to Manchester-based broadcaster Gaydio on Monday, 7 January, marking the end of the 11-year-old Gaydar Radio brand.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Kevin Hart creates the ‘fakest reality show’ with BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’

HOLLYWOOD – Reality television has been derided as staged and contrived. But comedian Kevin Hart’s upcoming BET series the “fakest reality show ever,” he says. “We’re mocking what everybody is doing.”

THE DRUM: Reader’s Digest begins insolvency proceedings as it axes direct marketing division

UK – Less than three years after Jo Moulton’s Better Capital private equity firm rescued the monthly magazine from administration, it has cut 90 of Reader’s Digest UK’s 120 staff as it axed the magazine’s direct marketing division. The private equity firm also began insolvency proceedings of the magazine’s CD, DVD and bookselling arm.

THE WIRE (BUSINESS INSIDER): Jenny Craig doesn’t want Kim Kardashian as a baby weight loss spokeswoman because she’s not ‘real’

USA – Kim Kardashian isn’t actively looking for a weightloss deal to help her shed her future baby weight, but a spokesperson from Jenny Craig is already saying they will not even consider the reality TV star as a spokeswoman.  Jessica Simpson famously got a reported $4 million (Aus$3.81 million) on Weight Watchers deal to publicly lose her baby weight, as did Mariah Carey with Jenny Craig, but apparently Kardashian isn’t “real” enough for the gig.


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