• Anna Wintour Steps Toward Fashion's New Democracy (NYTimes.com)
    Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, has taken the magazine's haughty tone down and broadened its editorial content. The strategy is working.
  • ABC Gains Ratings Toehold with 'Hot' Debut (Reuters)
    The debut of ribald reality show 'Are You Hot?' trailed prime-time favorites like 'CSI' and 'Friends' but drew enough viewers to give ABC a long-sought-after ratings toehold on television's most competitive night.
  • Advertisers Decide It's Time for 'Reality' (NYTimes.com)
    The soaring popularity of the reality television genre has persuaded many advertisers to shed their disdain.
  • NBC to Offer Single Moms Up for Marriage (Reuters)
    NBC, already hot on the trail for talented kids and senior citizens, is now looking for a few good moms to marry off. The network on Thursday said it will launch a new reality series, 'Who Wants to Marry My Mom?', in a five-episode installment this spring.
  • Company Sues Over Rejection of Ad (NYTimes.com)
    A company's lawsuit against CNN is the latest pressure tactic from advertisers and regulators seeking greater control over how media outlets handle commercials.
  • Pepsi in Deal With Hip-Hop Group, Avoids Boycott (Reuters)
    Pepsi will pay several million dollars to urban charities, heading off a threatened boycott over its decision to fire controversial rapper Ludacris as its pitchman,
  • 3 Networks Turn Down Sex and the City (AP)
    Three of the four biggest broadcast networks said Monday they have no interest in airing a sanitized version of HBO's Emmy Award-winning comedy "Sex and the City." The fourth network, CBS, would not comment on the possibility.
  • Pepsi, WB Working on $1B TV Special (AP)
    So do you want to be a billionaire? Michael Davies, producer of the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," and the WB network are collaborating with Pepsi-Cola on a TV game in September that could net someone a billion dollars.
  • VOD Technology Puts Cable TV in Quagmire (AP)
    Fed up with driving to the video store in the cold of winter, Beverly Boyarsky thought she had found the perfect solution: video on demand. For about $80 a month, the Huntington Station, N.Y., woman could order movies and premium programming over digital cable.
  • Get Ahead in Advertising -- Get a Forehead (Reuters)
    More universal than television, livelier than billboards -- London marketing whiz kids have hit upon a new advertising medium: the human forehead.
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