Germans are OBSESSED with dubbing. They dub everything, literally everything. It's ridiculous and I agree with sputnik, it should be outlawed. What's the point in dubbing the Borat movie, for instance?
Im envious of people from smaller European countries (Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, etc), where everything just comes with subtitles. These people speak spectacular English by the time they're in first grade.
I download what i want to watch, or rather, have others download it for me.
German tv is crappy, except for news, which are excellent.
Music wise my taste is a well balanced mixture. I like French and Norwegian hiphop, American and English pop and alternative, African folklore. During the past years I developed a preference for German music, too. That was unheard of five to ten years ago. German music was considered uncool here, but it has really developed.
And yes, unfortunately, Paris is a major topic here, too. Jessica Simpson not so much, but Britney obviously. Lately, the mags started mentioning Lindsay, too, even though she's practically unknown here. But her life makes for such great entertainment.