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Archive for the 'Celebrities' Category

NY Giants Great Lawrence Taylor Arrested On Rape Charges

by @ Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Sports

Well, this is shocking:
MONTEBELLO — Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested in a Rockland hotel overnight and is facing a felony rape charge involving an attack on a 15-year-old girl who apparently was a runaway from New York City controlled by a pimp, authorities said this morning.
The 51-year-old former New York Giants linebacker [...]

Julia “Luis” Dreyfus Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Humor

I’ve been joking on Twitter for the past two days about the fact that Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus was receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, but I didn’t realize it this much comedy potential:
Seinfeld” alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.
There was just one [...]

Obama Taking Heat For Jonas Brothers/Predator Drone Joke

by @ Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Celebrities, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

President Obama is apparently taking some heat for a joke he told about the Jonas Brothers at Saturday’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner:
A famous British actor once observed that “dying is easy, comedy is hard.”
A corollary might be that comedy can be especially hard when it comes from commanders-in-chief joking about the deaths they’re [...]

Washington Gathers For Nerdprom

The big event last night in Washington was the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and the stars were President Obama and Jay Leno:
Washington (CNN) — President Obama’s punch lines targeted a diverse group Saturday — from teen sensations the Jonas Brothers to comedian Jay Leno, whom he described as the only person with worse ratings than [...]

Shakira Steps Into Arizona Immigration Debate

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Immigration, In The News, Individual Liberty

Because, well, her hips don’t lie:
(CNN) — Grammy Award-winning singer Shakira has joined the growing chorus of opposition to Arizona’s new immigration law.
Shakira met with leaders Thursday in Arizona Thursday before talking about the issue on CNN’s “AC 360.” She said some police and lawmakers in Arizona are worried about how the new law will [...]

Beyonce Gets A $ 425,000 Taxpayer Bailout

by @ Thursday, April 29th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities

I’m glad to see the government is helping the little people:
GALVESTON, Texas — The house owned by pop star Beyoncé Knowles’ father, Matthew, is one of four houses that was added into the federal buyout program after city council members in November directed the city to include properties within 200 feet of the mean low [...]

Happy Birthday To The First Lady Of Song

by @ Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Music

Scott at Power Line reminds me that today would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 93rd birthday:
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. She was a remarkable artist. Each period of her long career is rewarding, though she deepened her art as she got older. She excelled in [...]

The Ad That Was “Too Revealing” For Dancing With The Stars

by @ Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Dumbasses

Apparently, ABC considered this ad to be too revealing to run during Dancing With The Stars:
ABC is issuing a “fat”-wa against full-figured models, plus-size label Lane Bryant says.
The Disney-owned network refused to air the brand’s lingerie ad during its hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” saying it bared too much cleavage, a Lane Bryant insider [...]

Campaign Afoot To Make William Shatner Governor General Of Canada

by @ Friday, April 23rd, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, In The News

The Toronto Star reports that some Canadians would like to see Queen Elizabeth appoint their most famous export to the largely ceremonial post of Governor General:
“It’s time for Canada to boldly go where no country has gone before.”
That phrase leads off an increasingly popular Facebook page calling for Canadian-born actor William Shatner to be named [...]

Homer Simpson Scolds Tiger Woods

by @ Saturday, April 17th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Humor, Sports, Television, The Simpsons

The latest Tiger Woods Nike Commercial mash-up:

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