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2.13.2007

PREVIEW TONIGHT'S ET/INSIDER: HOWARD K. STERN TALKS TO POLICE ABOUT ANNA NICOLE'S POSSESIONS BEING SWIPED THE DAY AFTER HER DEATH.

This is more of the ET/Insider interview HKS was reportedly paid one million dollars for. Saying that, the question that people should ask is if it was right for him to do an interview so soon after Anna's death, not whether or not he made money off of it. I'm not saying it was the most tasteful decision, but you know ET/Insider will be making bank for nailing this interview, so in that case, Stern (and hopefully baby Dannielynn) should too.
UPDATE: Reporter Mark Steines & Bonnie Tiegel, senior supervising producer for Entertainment Tonight, appeared on Larry King Live Tuesday night. They said they do NOT pay for interviews and that there is no truth to the reports that HKS was paid one million dollars for the interview.




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3 Comments:

Blogger Anne-Caroline in Atlanta said...

I don't understand why people are upset that he was paid for the interview. That is standard operating proceedure in the media biz. That is the way that whole machine works.

Plus, I think it is sort of a damned if you don't, damned if you do sort of thing. If he DIDN"T do an interview, everybody would be saying that he was hiding something. And now that he DID do the interview, people say he should be off mourning.

Believe me, every person you see on the telly doing interviews was paid something.

INCLUDING her mother.

4:02 PM, February 13, 2007  
Anonymous oscd said...

I 've read that Dateline and other news shows don't pay. IIR, Michael Jackson didn't get paid, but he did get an airtime guarantee for one of his concerts (that and Les Moonves come to mind.)

There used to be a journalistic integrity to presenting the stories without paying the subject. Maybe someone working in news could add more.

It's a shame to pay HK Stern anything for her death.

4:25 PM, February 13, 2007  
Blogger Anne-Caroline in Atlanta said...

That is true, Dateline and those types of shows do not pay the people that they interview.

But Access Hollywood, ET, Extra, Inside Edition... those types of shows do.

Right or wrong, it is all part of the publicity machine.

It is just part of the world we live in today.

5:10 PM, February 13, 2007  

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