101 dumbest moments in business: Celebrities
The year in shenanigans, skulduggery, and just plain stupidity in the world of fame.
24. Damn those infernal computating hoochamagooches.In November ex-MTV veejay Adam Curry logs on to Wikipedia and edits the entry about podcasting, playing up his role as an early pioneer and deleting mentions of other inventors. Caught by server logs that point to his involvement, Curry admits to the attempt but claims that -- despite being smart enough to invent podcasting -- he was befuddled by Wikipedia's interface and altered the entry by accident.
39. That may be, but you don't have to rub it in."Jessica recognizes that she has a very broad fan base." -- A spokesperson for Jessica Simpson, explaining the size-2 entertainer's introduction of a plus-size line of jeans in August.
87. No interview, no cry.
93. No joke here. Just suffice it to say that the literal translation of the Spanish word cajeta is "little box."With the help of Latin pop sensation Thalia Sodi, Hershey introduces Cajeta Elegancita, a new candy bar for the Hispanic market. Though the wrapper features a picture of Sodi, apparently she neglects to fill her Yanqui partners in on a subtlety of Spanish: In Mexico, "cajeta" can be used to mean "nougat." Elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world, however, it's slang for female anatomy.
101. Little Big ManIn September, as the result of a typo in a spreadsheet, Electronic Arts issues an update to Madden NFL 06 that reduces 6-foot-3, 305-pound New York Jets lineman Michael King to a height of 7 inches. The next day, EA fixes the bug -- to a chorus of complaints from customers who enjoyed watching the shin-high blocker get steamrollered by full-size players such as seven-time All-Pro linebacker Derrick Brooks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Next: 101 Dumbest Moments in Business: Full list >>
From the February 1, 2006 issue