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Cyrus at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards

HOLLYWOOD, California  (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The movers and skakers of the American television industry have just had it with indecent exposure on live TV and on the red carpet at awards shows.

In a rare move by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) with the full support of all major U.S. television networks, a memorandum of agreement has been signed that will ban all indecent exposure by actors, singers and entertainers on live TV and at all red carpet ceremonies in awards shows.

The move came soon after pop singer Miley Cyrus appeared on the red carpet at last night’s MTV Video Musis Awards, wearing a top that barely covers her upper torso.

“It is time that we take back the decency and family-oriented nature of television and ban entertainers from exposing themselves before viewers, among them children and teens,” the agreement stated. “We will also blacklist any entertainer who claims ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during live performances.

The initial list of those banned from future live TV appearances included Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Janet Jackson.

MPAA is an American trade association that represents the six major Hollywood studios.

NCTA is the major trade organization for the American cable television industry.


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NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles® ) –   ‘And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.’ With these words  rapper Kanye West officially declared his candidacy to be the next leader of the free world.

West made the surprise announcement on live TV during last night’s MTV Video Music Awards where he received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

The segment started with a bang when West was handed his Moonman by an unexpected contemporary: reigning pop queen / one-time Kanye “victim” Taylor Swift. After a narrated montage containing clips from every part of West’s career, Swift came up on stage and talked about her West fandom and his influence on her career. She wrapped her speech by quoting West’s infamous 2009 VMA interruption — you know, the one where he rushed the stage and grabbed the mic from Swift to defend Beyoncé’s work — to proclaim that he’s had “one of the greatest careers of all time.”

Speaking to reporters after the telecast, West said, ‘If an idiot like Donald Trump can run for president, why can’t I ?’  He then thanked Barack Obama for showing the world that black men can be president in the U.S.

Kim Kardashian, who was standing beside West during the interview with reporters, was asked how she feels about being First Lady.  She responded with a Sarah Palin-style wink at the reporter who asked the question.

Here’s the full video of West’s acceptance speech at the Video Musis Awards.



imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles®) –   For far too long, white people have been absent from films, television shows, news anchor desks, advertising billboards and product labels. But finally, they are taking the spotlight away from people of color, thanks to a new MTV show, “White People.”

The documentary, produced by Filipino undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, tackles the sensitive and delicate issue of white privilege in America.

“Its about time we see white faces on television, and not always people of color that have dominated both daytime and primetime slots,” said 23-year-old John Smith, a mass communications student at Harvard University.

Even the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) endorsed the documentary, saying that “the colored community has had a long history of privilege in America. It is time we shift the attention to white people. After all, they are Americans just like us.”

The forward-looking documentary airs tonight and can be viewed online starting at 8PM Eastern time. Dozens and dozens of viewing parties have been scheduled in white neighborhoods across the country.

It’ll surely be tomorrow’s hot topic around workplace water cooler stations and in break rooms.