Day: August 20, 2009

UK NEWS: THE LONDON PAPER SET TO CLOSE

Via The Guardian News International said today that it planned to close its afternoon freesheet, the London Paper. The paper will continue publishing for about a month while News International consults with 60 staff members. It is understood that the London Paper’s final day of publication is likely to be Friday 18 September. Today’s announcement signals an end to the London freesheet wars, which began almost exactly three years ago in August 2006, when News International decided to launch an afternoon freesheet []

VIDEO: JAY-Z FT RIHANNA & KANYE WEST – ‘RUN THIS TOWN’

The video to Jay-Z’s new single Run This Town featuring Rhianna and Kanye West premiered on MTV worldwide today. I just watched the video and the amount of hype being generated by Jay’s label and MTV leading up to the premiere was in my humble opinion – UNNECESSARY! Run This Town isn’t particularly spectacular and the warrior/Armageddon theme that runs through the video isn’t exactly original. So why all the fuss, anticipation and countless teasers? Oh stupid question! It’s because it’s a “mighty Hov” production. I am old enough to remember when []