A brand new audience for TV
A national cable network is unveiling a new channel of programming exclusively for dogs. DogTV features footage shot from a dog’s perspective—often of other dogs running and playing—accompanied by sound effects and music designed to keep dogs stimulated while their owners are out of the house. Dog owner Mary Catania says that her bulldog, Bleu, finds the programming so exciting that he’ll “jump on the TV console and try and get into the television.’’ She now feels less guilty about leaving him alone. “Anything that makes him happy makes me happy,” she says.
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A former lover of Simon Cowell claims the X Factor judge used to critique her performance in bed. Model Alicia Douvall tells The Sun (U.K.) that the TV mogul, 52, was an insatiable lover who kept her up all night. The downside, said Douvall, was that Cowell would “analyze my performance just like a judge on TV, and say how there could be an improvement next time.”
A tribute to Helen Keller?
A Chinese eyewear company has introduced a range of sunglasses named after Helen Keller. Keller is a national hero in China, for both her triumph over blindness and deafness and her socialist politics, and the company says its “Helen Keller” sunglasses are a tribute to Keller’s heroic spirit. Nevertheless, some have questioned the taste of naming glasses after Keller, especially in light of the firm’s slogan: “You see the world, the world sees you.”
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