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September 24, 2004

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Tom - Daai Tou Laam

Hmmm... very British. Not a mention of the sale of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees for example.

Chris

Very British, and also heavily biased towards things that happened in the last few years.

If we're on sport, there's no mention of Leeds selling Eric Cantona to Manchester United.

shaky

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fumier

The price for Elvis's contract was $35,000 plus $5,000 representing the waiver of back-royalties payable to Elvis. There was also a $6,000 signing bonus for Elvis, from which Col. Tom Parker took his 25% commission.

Even at $35,000, the price was 40% higher than the previous record for the purchase of a recording contract.

Other factors were that (a) Sam Phillips was in desparate financial straits at the time and (b) he also did not want to be known as a one-artist company and hence needed funds to develop his other singers.

Raygirl

I'm still chucking at Piers Morgan's sacking from the Mirror...that slimey little toerag deserved everything he got by getting too over excited...And don't get me started on Glen Hoddle

Anthea Turner's scandal was that Cadbury paid for her fabulous *coughchavtasticcough* wedding, in exchange for some free advertising. It was cheap, it was sad, and it lowered everyone's opinions of the 'Golden Girl' Anthea. Though it didn't need to be that high

Jo Moore desreves to be at number 2 for being a heartless, work-obsessed bitch. Instead of getting upset that innocent people died she wanted to post as much bad (if trivial) news as possible behind the cover story of 9/11. It proved that the media industry is about getting a good story and balancing out stories rather than about the lives and deaths of real people.

The Rio Ferdinand thing was so trivial though ¬¬

Annoyed

Interesting programme. Unfortunately, the producers should have taken more care in their selectiion of the "self-opinionated" comments, especially from frumpy Julia Hartley-Brewer. Her comments regarding Neil Kinnock were personally abusive and plainly racist. We may see you in court Julia. "He is bald and ginger but, worse than that, he's a Welshman " were her comments! Unbelievable twaddle. Some people will do anything to attract attention to themselves. What a loudmouth, bigotted racist she is. Worse than that she is not Welsh. By the way, you've guessed it, I am a balding, ginger-haired Welshman. Worse still, I am very angry.

Harry Cichy

11. The Infamous Hoover Free Flight Promotion & who ever thought it up. 'Cock Up'. Cost to Hoover £48. Million & years of Litigation. In the End Maytag the owners & parent company, sold Hoover Europe at a knock down price.

Harry Cichy

12. Ryanair Free Flight offer 5 Million seats * you pay suppliements. Taxes,fees,charges. How can that be a 'Free Flight'. This is a clear breach of the Advertising Standards Authority CAP Code. Complaints should be sent to the ASA. Another Hoover you ask, only time will tell. Over to you Michael O'Leary head 'Honcho' & CEO at Ryanair.

Harry Cichy

BA Terminal Five what a 'Mess' and another 'Great British' Cock Up. It cost Billions & they still could not get is right. Passengers bags piled up, bags flying to Italy to be sorted and courierd back to the UK. Willie sort it out! Your reputaion & the BA 'Brand' is at stake.

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