John Norris Biography
John Norris is an American music journalist, known as a reporter and special correspondent for MTV News and the MTV Radio Network.
John Norris Age
Norris was born on March 20th, 1969 in Houston, Texas. He is 50 years old as of 2019.
John Norris Family | Young
There is no information about John’s family, he has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. he has also not shared about his parents and their occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings.
John Norris Married
There is no information about John having been married, he has not shared any information about him having married and has opted to keep silent about his personal life. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
John Norris Education
He is originally from Houston and a graduate of New York University with a degree in broadcast journalism.
John Norris Career
Norris Began his career when joined MTV as a writer in 1988 and became an on-air alternate for news anchor Kurt Loder in 2000. In 1992, he became the anchor for the network’s morning show. From 1996–1998 he served as MTV News’ Los Angeles correspondent. In 1998 he returned to New York and in 2000 was promoted to Senior Correspondent for MTV News. He gained further notability through his reporting of special topics within politics and global issues such as with Choose or Lose and Positively Global and has conducted many celebrity interviews.John Norris
He is vegetarian and has appeared in two PETA videos promoting animal rights and vegetarianism. He has also done non-profit work for Mercy for Animals, GLAAD and GLSEN. In December 2008, Norris left MTV. He is no longer listed as a correspondent by MTV News, though he appeared on June 25, 2009, to discuss the career of Michael Jackson, who had died earlier that day.
In June 2009, Norris was a founding partner in the music website Noisevox. He served as managing editor for the site and host of the Indie Rock interview series “Noisemakers on Noisevox” and “Face Time”. Noisevox. As a freelance journalist Norris has written about music and culture for VICE, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo, Refinery 29, Interview, MTV Iggy and MTV Hive, as well as Dazed, Interview, V, and VMAN, magazines. In April 2013, he was hired by the music channel Fuse, as Supervising Producer of the nightly “Fuse News”, where he also appeared periodically as an on-air correspondent
John Norris Net Worth
John estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
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John Norris Interterview
How are you doing, everybody? I’m John Norris. Welcome to everyone here and welcome to you at home and welcome to George Michael TV where for the next half hour we’re going to be joined live here in the MTV studios by the man himself. He’s got a new greatest hits album on the way next week, a terrific new video I promise you don’t want to miss this one. It’s going to be premiering just a little bit later on in the show. He’s going to be taking questions from these guys here in the studio but before we get to any of that, please welcome with me one of the great pop singer-songwriters of certainly the past two decades, George Michael.
Welcome! Welcome back again.
GM: Good to see you welcome to you I was gonna say …
JM: It’s been, I guess you’d have to say an interesting six months.
GM: Uh, yeah, very interesting. Very interesting.
JM: Well we obviously have a lot to talk about, not only about that about the new record, the video certainly which is coming up. Before we get to any of that, not only an interesting six months but I think in a sense an interesting 15 years plus for this guy.
Right now, before we get to anything, a quick look at how we got where we are today.
[SHOWS VIDEO CLIP]
Let’s suppose for a minute that you’re part of one of the biggest teen pop acts of the early 1980s whose success owes as much to well-crafted pop songs as it does to teenybopper sex appeal. And yet your love life, and even your preference, is something of a mystery.
You break free of your squeaky-clean image with a smash hit solo debut. However, its racy lyrics and even racier video comes at a time when AIDS hysteria has the world in its grip.
[GM: This song is not about casual sex]
Your multi-platinum success puts you exactly where you want to be — in the pop stratosphere alongside the likes of Madonna.
[Madonna: Ladies and gentlemen, the diva himself, George Michael]
Only problem is once you get there, you decide this superstardom thing is not all it’s cracked up to be. So you put out a more personal and ultimately less commercial record, decide your record company’s not handling it properly or supporting you as a maturing artist. You barely tour, refused to do interviews, promotion or appear in videos.
And then you get the big idea to sue your label to get you out of your contract. The resulting court case keeps you off the music scene for five years. After losing the case, Dreamworks and Virgin Records team up for a mega expensive buy-out of your old contract.
Finally, you’re able to record again and you release a somber and lyrically genderless album dedicated to the memory of a close male friend, reigniting long-standing rumors about your sexuality.
[GM: And I have no absolutely no problem with people speculating about my sexuality: is he gay, is he straight. I have a real problem with people who think the hope that somehow it’s strange that they’re not given the answer. People are angry that the questions aren’t answered. And it’s like, piss off, this is my life!]
Although the album is a huge international success, it is inexplicably a commercial disappointment stateside. Then after a year out of the limelight, you burst back onto the world’s headlines in a most unplanned and inauspicious way.
JM: Oh yes, you gotta love this New York Post headline.
GM: Absolutely! They’re quite tame, the New York Post is like you know it’s like Roget Thesaurus compared to English tabloids
JM: Exactly, exactly. So first a very basic question April 7th
GM: 6th, six
JM: I’m sorry!
JM: April 6: what was going on that led to the arrest? What was going on in Rogers Park?
GM: What was going on that led to it? I have no idea because I went there and it was all over in [waves hand] done within about 2 minutes. What was going on beforehand was a couple of glasses of wine at lunch but nothing spectacular was happening before
JM: The cop came in and ..
GM: Well, I got followed into the restroom and then this cop — I didn’t know he was a cop obviously. He started playing this game which I kinda think is called, ‘I’ll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours I’m going to nick you.’ That’s basically it. ‘Nick’ in English is kinda like, ‘I shall arrest you.’ So that’s basically what happened.
Actually what happened was that once he got an eyeful, he walked past me — went straight past me and out. I thought, ‘That’s kind of odd.’ I thought maybe he just wasn’t impressed. And I went to walk to my car, and as I got back to the car, I was arrested on the street.
JM: You said this is not the first time you were necessarily in a situation like this.
GM: I’m not .. not necessarily as stupid a situation as that. I’m saying it’s not the first time that I have … had fun outside of my own four walls, put it that way, or anyone’s four walls.
JM: Exactly. As the video you’ll see again it kinda alludes to. But I guess the question that … it was on sort of everybody’s immediate reaction, many people I know anyways, I mean this is George. This is George Michael, right? He can probably have it wherever, whenever with to a large extent whoever he wanted, you know. Why? Why be in that kind of a situation?
GM: Well I, you know … To be honest with you I probably could have had … What can I tell you? It was stupid. It was a stupid thing to do. I’ve never been able to turn down a free meal [LAUGHTER], and really there’s nothing more to it than that. It was a moment, it was a moment … It was a stupid thing to do — a stupid moment. And I guess the risk was part of the excitement. I certainly had no clue. People have said things to me like ‘Surely, you knew…’ or ‘How could you possibly have been so stupid?’ But, I’m sorry — the fact is there was absolutely no one else in the vicinity — whatever the police arrest report says. There was no one else in the vicinity. There was just me — well actually, it was two undercover cops, only I couldn’t see one of them — two undercover cops and a randy pop star, you know what I am saying. There was no one there. If someone’s waving their genitalia at you, you don’t automatically assume they’re an officer of the law. Excuse me, am I anywhere near the library?
JM: A randy popstar, however, who was, and is, in a relationship. So I have to ask you …
GM: That to me was the crime. That is the only crime as far as I’m concerned. Because I wasn’t being exhibitionist. I thought I was having some kind of consensual encounter. There’s no way that I would have thought I was being set up that way. So, yes, it was stupid, but it wasn’t inconceivable. Of course, everyone thinks that rock stars have such a glamorous life and such a glamorous sex life so why would they possibly want anything as seedy as a quick situation like that, and I would say that’s probably why.
JM; But as I was saying, you didn’t break up? You didn’t break up your relationship; you guys are still together.
GM: No, no, no. Apart from anything else … even though .. I’m not saying that I have an open relationship with my boyfriend, but he knows who I am. He knows that I’m generally oversexed so …
GM: He’s been very, very good and he’s the only…
JM: He gets the same latitude I take it if that’s …
GM: No, no, no .. it’s just .. We love each other, and he understands that it was a stupid mistake, and he’s forgiven me — I hope.
JM: Cool. Well, you guys are gonna see in a few minutes what he’s managed to do with this incident. Make the best of it; it’s terrific. Also, of course, these guys have plenty of questions. We’re gonna open up the floor for those questions and as I mentioned right after the break.
Finally the premiere of the video that so many people are talking about. George Michael’s ‘Outside’ right after this. Stick around.
JM: Yes, some classic video images from George Michael. Welcome back to George Michael TV. we’ve got some more soon-to-be classic video images right now because the wait is over for you guys. Here it is, for the first time in the good ol US of A, I think without whom this video probably wouldn’t exist.
GM: Absolutely not! Thank you, America!
JM: Here it is the premiere of George Michael’s ‘Outside.’ Enjoy
JM: Alright. Amazing! [indistinguishable]
GM: Actually some of them are cuter than that
JM: Some of you guys have done it outside, right? I mean, I’m sure, right? Anyway, we should mention that was not the actual park where the arrest happened.
GM: “No, no, no, no, no… ‘cos I’m not allowed to go back there. That was my dream actually — that we would redo it in the same park. And the police, as is the normal behavior in Hollywood, would have to cordon off the street. That was my thing, but it wasn’t to happen.”
JM: “Outside” is not getting a ton of radio airplay in America.
GM: I have to be honest. Outside of the States, it’s the fastest record I’ve had at radio since Wham! which gives you some idea of how popular it is, okay. And over here for some strange reason, nobody is playing it. I’ve had absolutely no problem anywhere else but here in the States.
JM: Yeah what could it be? What do you think? What other fallout have you seen since this thing here in the States?
GM: Well, actually, quite a lot. Quite a surprising amount. I’ve had absolutely no problem anywhere else but here in the States I’ve had … well, the main problem being it’s not on the radio. But other problems I’ve had… I recorded a track with Mary J. Blige, which is on the international version of my greatest hits album. It’s a fantastic recording of an old Stevie Wonder song called ‘As’ from The Songs in the Key of Life album. And the president of Mary J.’s record company here in the States, a Mr. Jay Boberg — and I’ll spell that for you — B-O-B-E-R-G. Any fan that wants to know why they haven’t got the track that I’ve sung with Mary J. Blige on the greatest hits album should write to Mr. Boberg and ask him what his problem with George Michael is. We’ve heard some fairly wimpy excuses, but basically, it was taken off after the arrest. You know, that was basically the thing.
JM: Ok, well if lucky New Yorkers we have import record shops so we can go get the UK copyright and get that track. Anyway, we do have some audience questions, not to cut you off but go ahead
Girl in Audience: Hi George. My name is Sumi. To me the video is great. I love it. But I was wondering won’t certain people think that you’re not sorry for what you did.
GM: I’m only sorry in regards to my partner, in reality. I’m sorry for the embarrassment it might have caused fans, but the truth about that is that I didn’t present my sex life to them, you know.
And if the truth be known, I am not at all … well, I’d say I was to understate the fact to say that I don’t think it was an accident. I don’t think it was by chance that this happened to me. We have some fairly vicious people in the country where I come from and they work in a certain street in London. And I think that might have had something to do with it. To be honest, when I did the CNN interview, I was convinced that the reason I didn’t go into any detail about the arrest was because I was convinced that I was not going to be charged because there was an obvious … Let’s say there was a little more cooperation than you would expect between the police and the paparazzi. And I thought the suspicions around that would actually mean that the charges would be dropped, apart from the fact that the actual arrest itself was illegal because entrapment is illegal. But at the time, I didn’t know what was going to happen with the case. So now, I mean having been given twice the probation people normally get, given my fine which normally if you pay your fine you don’t do community service. But I am doing community service which is yet to be arranged but I will do and I have no problem doing it
JM: Have you done the community service?
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