West Virginia University suspends entire fraternity group after member’s ‘sexist’ MTV audition

An entire student fraternity group has been suspended at a US university after a male member uploaded an MTV audition video online, allegedly filled with offensive comments towards women. West Virginia University (WVU) confirmed in a statement on its website that the student in question also faces “possible disciplinary action” by its Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Office of Student Conduct for referring to women as “b***hes” while boasting about his sex life. Auditioning for MTV’s reality show The Real World – in which a small group of young people are chosen…

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Viacom to Cut Jobs in Major Reorganisation

Media-entertainment giant Viacom said Monday it plans unspecified “workforce reductions” as part of a wide-ranging reorganisation to help boost its financial performance in the face of increasing competition. Viacom, which owns Paramount studios in Hollywood and a range of television channels including MTV and Comedy Central, said in a statement it was unveiling a “strategic realignment, including initiatives designed to promote greater cross-brand collaboration, focus on new growth areas, and improve operational efficiency and financial performance.” “This strategic realignment, which is largely completed, will allow us to sharpen our focus…

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