Venture capitalist Alan Patricof delayed a trip to St. Barts last week to be honored by Trickle Up at Cipriani Wall Street. Last night, he was back at the catering hall to be honored by the Opportunity Network.
New Orleans Saints tailback Reggie Bush , aided by a lawyer known for representing Hollywood celebrities, settled a lawsuit over alleged payments to Bush and his family while he was still at the University of Southern California.
Broadcasters met resistance before the U.S. Supreme Court in their effort to avoid fines for on-air profanity and nudity, with several justices predicting a spike in indecent programming should federal restrictions be eliminated.
ABC’s $1.2 million fine for showing a partially nude woman in a 2003 episode of “NYPD Blue” was struck down by a federal appeals court because the U.S. government’s policy against indecency in broadcasting was too vague.
A federal appeals court in New York struck down a U.S. Federal Communications Commission policy that penalizes profanity in broadcasting, saying it violates the television networks’ First Amendment right to free speech.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision tossing out sanctions against Fox and ABC left regulators with the power to punish broadcasters for airing nudity and expletives, and writers and performers groping for clarity.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Fox and ABC television stations can’t be punished for airing profanity and nudity a decade ago, while it dodged broader questions about the constitutionality of a federal crackdown on broadcast indecency.