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Jersey Shore Brings Best Ratings To MTV In 3 Years!

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Thanks to Jersey Shore, MTV is #1…by far!

MTV had the summer’s #1 television series, with 5.8 million viewers tuning in to watch Snooki and company.

Here are some details about Jersey Shore’s success:

"Summer's #1 series with P12-34 – across all TV. #1 each week it aired.”

"Delivered a series high 5.5 P12-34 rating and a series high 5.8 million viewers on August 26.”

"Top five cable telecasts of the year among P12-34.”

Other MTV shows that helped the network achieve their best ratings in 3 years were Teen Mom as the #3 cable series of the summer, and the docu-series If You Really Knew Me, which had 1.8 million viewers.

Ratings were also up for established MTV series, including The Hills and The Real World: New Orleans.

Keep it up, Jersey Shore! Before we know it, Snooki, J-Woww, and The Situation will be sitting in board meetings, making company-wide decisions with Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone. Definitely an absolutely horrifying inneresting thought.

Do U think Jersey Shore will continue to dominate television?

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Sumner Redstone To Be Sued For Harassment!

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July is NOT his month!

The chief of Viacom, Sumner Redstone, is in hot water after a former employee - from before the company's split with CBS in 2006 - revealed that she is planning to sue him for harassment!

Her attorney, Anne Vladeck, reveals:

"The woman was a senior executive at Viacom Inc. and is now ready to sue for harassment. She has made her complaint to Viacom and CBS. Her complaint is currently being reviewed by lawyers in-house, but the real threat is that papers will be filed with the court if a settlement is not reached, which could be hugely embarrassing for Redstone."

The man is worth $9 billion, so we're sure that they'll just settle out of court, but this guy needs to clean up his act!

How many scandals can you have in one month?

Thoughts??

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$1 Billion Lawsuit Against YouTube Dismissed!

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Score one for YouTube!

Yesterday, Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court of New York dismissed the $1 billion lawsuit from Viacom against Google and its video-sharing site, claiming that it complies with copyright laws upheld in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!

Basically, Viacom wanted to be able to patrol YouTube themselves and tell users to take done video content that they owned, because they didn't think the internet service was doing it properly, and furthermore encouraging its users to continue to violate copyright laws. However, in Stanton's 30-page ruling, he essentially tells Viacom to eff off and asserts that YouTube is within compliance of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!

We're sure there will be an appeal, so YouTube - keep being awesome!

What do U think?? Should Viacom's suit be dismissed??

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Is South Park To Blame For The Car Bomb In Times Square?

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Some people think there may be a connection!

After a car bombing attempt was foiled on Saturday, some are theorizing that it was in retaliation to South Park's interpretation of Prophet Mohammed in an episode last month.

The SUV with the explosives inside was parked next door to the headquarters of Comedy Central's parent company Viacom.

Shady, shady!

We're just glad everyone's okay and that it was only an attempt!

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