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August 2011


Articles From Brad Laidman in August
Saturday Aug 27, 2011 55:00 AM ET
American: The Bill Hicks Story manages to be the definitive portrait of Bill Hicks not only for his career highlights, but for its amazing ability to bring a caring, vital, driven and loving human being back to life.
Friday Aug 26, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Have a tired but profitable entertainment franchise with a problematic star? No problem, because Hollywood has got your problem all solved. Put Ashton Kutcher in it!
Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 10:00 AM ET
End this show, because it's getting to the point where this relationship is starting to deserve a post-it note break up.
Tuesday Aug 16, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Someday we will all be judged by the porn we've watched... I may sound like Pat Robertson, but really, if Pat Robertson has the world figured out then I'm definitely going to hell.
Monday Aug 15, 2011 30:00 AM ET
I cry every single time I see Sinead's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video, so she can damn well look however she wants.
Friday Aug 5, 2011 00:00 AM ET
MTV today is a behemoth that has little to do with music, but for the innocence of what was (if it ever was truly there) I leave you with this charming Christmas performance featuring Billy Squier and those original VJs.
Thursday Aug 4, 2011 00:00 AM ET
From day one MTV could rot your teeth instantly, but time after time great stuff would explode out at you from some random place and your life would be changed forever.
Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Has anyone ever been as cool as Fab 5 Freddy just for existing?
Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Michael Jackson became so popular that a delighted MTV decided "Hey, if it's Michael Jackson they want, let's give them nothing, but Michael Jackson."
Monday Aug 1, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Here's how stupid I am - I'm writing a piece on MTV's 30th anniversary and for a second I was stumped by how old I was when MTV started.

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