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Rise in TV advertisement addiction

More and more people are being treated for addictions to television adverts, reports say.

There is currently no known cause for the issue, however some doctors are blaming the use of creative slogans and bright colours. Mental health expert Donna Tee told Flamenews – “modern day advertisements are too interesting for certain people, such as the children and the idiots, to ignore. As a professional I believe companies should return back to the days where advertisements were bland and boring.”

Not everyone agrees with this. Long time sufferer Aidan Lawson told Flamenews – “I just love the appeal of these advertisements. Every time I see the Andrex Puppy knocking toilet roll everywhere I have to rewind it on the Sky+ and watch it again. I honestly don’t know why.”

Doctors are continuing to research into the causes.


Rick Astley to judge new X Factor series.

Famous pop-musician Rick Astley is to appear on the judging panel of talent show The X Factor, reports say.

The singer, famous for the hit “Never Gonna Give You Up”, is set to appear as a judge for the popular TV talent show, where along with the other judges he will assist with finding the newest pop act in Britain. The change has come as a suprise to long time fans of the show, as many were not expecting any additions to the panel this year.

Rick Astley will appear on this year's X Factor.

X Factor owner and judge Simon Cowell told Flamenews “I am thrilled Rick has decided to appear on the show, as he is one of the biggest stars in the music industry, and is well known as he stars in about half of all videos on YouTube. I can’t wait to work with him on the show!”

New cartoon violence rules to come into effect

After the long war against cartoon violence, new regulations are to come into effect this summer.

A newly formed group PAATOF (Parents Against Any Type Of Fun) have launched some new rules regarding cartoon violence which will come into effect in the UK from 1st August, 2010. Some samples of the rules included in the PAATOF’s 238-page document include –

  • Any animals shown in the cartoon must not have any visible claws or teeth as this may lead to children becoming frightened.
  • No characters are to be shown holding any kitchen equiptment as this may lead to cannibalism.
  • No characters are to have spiked hair as this may be able to hurt someone.
  • No electrical devices (such as televisions, media players) are to be shown as these could electricute somebody.

Classic children's cartoons, such as Mickey Mouse, will be edited to meet the new requirements. (Picture © Walt Disney)

Some other changes that the PAATOF are planning to introduce to children’s programming is to remove all music from the shows as some musicians have taken drugs which would be a bad influence on young children.

PAATOF representative Donna Simpson told Flamenews “today’s children are not intelligent enough to distinguish the differences between real life and fantasy so we have to deprive them of anything we don not like.”