Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: NBC is refusing to promote Jamie Foxx's upcoming television special.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: There are certain phrases that, when encountered in e-mail, should trigger
Actor Jamie Foxx (star of WB's The Jamie Foxx Show) has been all over the news of late: He's been featured in numerous entertainment publication articles discussing his upcoming NBC special, he's been the subject of (some perhaps deliberately-timed) gossip linking him with Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, and he recently made a guest appearance on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno to plug his musical special. Additionally, NBC has been airing commercials for his upcoming special during their prime-time programming, running advertisements about it in print publications, and touting it on its
It's hard to imagine how a TV event could be any more publicized. But then again, one sure-fire promotional trick is to start a rumor that your product isn't being publicized because "they" don't want you to know about it.
Last updated: 25 January 2006
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