Tuesday, May 8, 2007
"On Friday's Today show, MSNBC's Chris Matthews defended his ludicrous
decision to ask the GOP candidates if it would 'be good for America to have Bill
Clinton back living in the White House?' Matthews explained the sociological
insight: 'They all sort of guffawed. Well, that's a particularly Republican
response. If I offered that same question up to Democrats...they would be
cheering like mad.' "
The left and the right are waging a war right now, and for the most part it isn't on each other. The main focus of both their attacks is on the middle. The above is a clear example of how this war is working. When someone sits in the position in the middle of the electoral spectrum they will make comments that at one time will lean to the left and at others will lean to the right. The tactics of the extremes are working close together on this point, every comment made by someone in the center that leans to the right is attacked by those on the left. The left will attack any statement that is made that leans to the right. Often they will attack the same person, each attempting to suggest that the comments made by that person are an attack.
The above example is the clearest I have seen in some time, because here the moderator is being attacked for being liberal. The assumption is that this question was asked as part of a liberal agenda. However the same question was attacked by people on the left as being a part of a right-wing agenda. What you don't hear any more is an acceptance of views or people in the middle of the spectrum.
I think that the politics of attack is unproductive and bad for America. As a person who finds myself in the center politically I think that the center needs to be respected. Attempting to shove everyone to the left and the right artificially creates a false tension in politics that isn't demonstrated in reality.
There are few things more nuclear for the right, than abortion and Planned Parenthood. Giuliani has a shaky standing with conservatives, and this only adds fuel to that fire. This could very well spell the end for his presidential chances. Turns out that it wasn't one donation, but several donations made throughout the 90s. Explaining this is going to be hard, either he made these donations because he supported the group or he made them for political reasons while running for office in New York City. Chances are that either way, he is going to have a hard time selling himself as a conservative and not a political hack. I think that Giuliani is obsessed with power, and that this is just an example of why he should not be trusted as president.
While the details of her romantic life are unknown still, we are learning that she may be involved in a project about a teenager who is brutally murdered by a group of high students. The movie has been optioned by her production company Type A Films, and is called 'Under The Bridge".
FOXNews.com - Oklahoma Man Accused of Trying to Sell Children on Net - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
CHICKASHA, Okla. — Police arrested a man accused of attempting to sell two
children, ages 1 and 5, over the Internet for sex."
This is just a sad story, a person like this belongs in jail where other people can buy and sell him. The saddest part may be that not only was he selling his own children, but he was offering them for $5,000.
The article goes on:
"His admission was that he did engage in a chat room conversation and that
the conversation dealt with Burns arranging for and quoting a price for the
other individual to have sex with a 1- and a 5-year-old girl," March said.
"The judge set a May 21 hearing to determine if the tape is authentic and who
was responsible for its release. His visitation order will remain in effect
Could it be that Alec Baldwin's ex-wife has been talking to David Hasselhoff's ex-wive about the joys of publicly humiliating someone. It is sad to hear that this is the result of the tape, because from what I have read Hasselhoff wanted the tape made as an aide to help him stop drinking. While on the tape he claims that his daughter isn't there for him - his language and demeanor are far from dangerous. Similar to the issue with Baldwin, it is the children who will suffer, the girls will have to face the world knowing that everyone has seen their father in such a state, that can't be easy.
"The ‘Lord Of The Rings’ actor, who’s currently single, desperately wants to
settle down and is on the look out for ‘Miss Right’."
The young actor says that he wants a normal life with a wife and some kids. He says his life has been so crazy lately, and he feels so lucky that he wants someone to share it with. It could be that the lucky person will be the one he shares his life with.
Bloom is an actor I actually have a good deal of respect for. In the movie Elizabethtown, with Kirsten Dunst (yes that is why I bought the movie) he does a good job. I find him to be a solid actor, and I mention Elizabethtown, because on a whole the movie was bad. When you are in movies like "Lord of The Rings" and the Pirate movies it is easy to be a star. I think true star power shines in bad movies.
" Troubled singer Pete Doherty is showing no signs of curbing his drug-fuelled
lifestyle, prompting speculation it might take its toll on his relationship with
supermodel Kate Moss. "
I wonder if his name would be known by anyone other than his mother if he didn't get so much press for two things. One is his relationship with drugs, and two is his equally strange relationship with Kate Moss. It boggles the mind what the most beautiful womyn in the world is doing with a pizza face like Pete.
Gwen Stefani's tour is taking a hit from sponsor Verizon in response to her connection to Akon. Akon was dropped by Verizon after an immorally sexual act during a performance with an underage girl. Stefani is taking a hit because Akon was an opener for her concert.
While I stand firmly behind the actions taken against Akon, his actions deserve stronger punishment than he has gotten. Gwen Stefani on the other hand had no part in the incident, and while they are connected it is in a business way, not one that would allow her to control to content of his show. It seems to me to be an over reaction to punish Stefani, that comes about in part in the atmosphere that is the post Imus world. Corporations are increasingly concerned that content they support will offend someone, and while this can be a good thing, it could lead to some scary over reactions.
"Debbie Gibson - you remember her, right? Oh, you don’t? It’s okay, you’re not
missing much - has some choice words for Britney Spears."
It seems that the way you get attention in Hollywood now is by either attacking someone that is famous - or defending someone who is famous. Debbie Gibson, the Spears of the 80's musically, has come out with some harsh words for the young pop princess. Speaking only in part to Spears, she said that the young womyn in Hollywood right now need to clean up their act or face hard times as they get older. Some how I doubt that they are concerned about getting older, how many of us really were that concerned about getting older when we were young?
"The day after the hearing, I sent Paris an e-mail expressing my sadness
over the ruling of the judge and the irrational sentence he imposed...In that
e-mail [to Paris], I also offered my sincerest apology for any misunderstanding
she received from me regarding the terms of her probation. To the extent that I
have miscommunicated information I received from her attorneys ... I am deeply
and profoundly sorry...I told her that I assume personal responsibility for my
part in this matter...
Due to this misunderstanding, I am no longer
In another example of the backwardness of today's celebrity atmosphere where someones name means more than what they have been able to do, Miller has created her own fashion line. Truth is that marketing specialists have discovered that they can create a line of items - clothes, watches, jewelery - and that by allowing a celebrity designing input and slapping their name on the item, it sells. It doesn't just sell, millions of people want to buy something that has the name of the star they love on it, they don't buy it for the quality or their attraction to the design. Imagine you are selling a product, and you can push what used to be the prime motivators for consumer sales out the window - you have gold.
The draw back to this is that images are based on names, which are attached to people. You can invest a great deal of money on a line for market. Then on the day that it is set to launch the celebrity foundation you depended on gets arrested - the line loses the image that was selling it and becomes a huge loss.
Best Week Ever » Blog Archive » SIZZLER: Harry Potter and the Box Office Importance of the Photoshop-Enhanced Tween Juggs
"Enjoy, if you will, the following evidence of the clear photoshop enhancement of
Granger” Watson’s teenage bustline for the IMAX version of the poster for Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix."
While I know that these movies have far outgrown the children's market, increasing the size of a young girls breasts is wrong. It is wrong for the children who look at that and get the wrong impression of womynhood and when it is supposed to start. It is wrong for borderline child porn sell that it is using as a marketing tool. It is wrong for the image of the books and the characters in the books as well. I can't confirm to truth of these claims, look at the photos and you be the judge.
Best Week Ever » Blog Archive » SIZZLER: British Tabloid Blows The Lid Off The “Lindsay Lohan Likes Sex & Drugs” Story
"Sordid snaps of her snorting the drug and shoving it up a pal’s nose was taken
as she and two friends crammed into a club toilet during a wild night on the
Then the Mean Girls star bragged to the others: “I’m going to New York
tomorrow to f*** Jude Law.” "
What started out as a rumor, and spread across the internet is becoming a scandal that could damage Lohan's career. With publication in the tabloid press, this story is starting to get more and more play. The problem for Lohan is that she has already gotten out of rehab. Kate Moss was able to dodge the backlash against her drug use by retreating to rehab, I don't know that path is open to Lindsay.
I really like Lindsay, and I want for her to do well. This is not her doing well though. She needs help, it appears that the country club rehab that she went to was not enough for her. If she is not careful she is going to find herself in court like her friend Paris Hilton.
Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog: Paris Hilton is Going to Love This - Paris Exposed Website is Back!
"As if Paris Hilton's life wasn't bad enough, namely the 45 day jail sentence
that she feels is both Cruel And Unwarranted... Now the website Paris Exposed is
Really in this case I feel bad for Paris. I personally doubt that all of this material was taken from the storage space also. There was a story floating around sometime ago about some people who were trying to blackmail Joe Francis over some stolen videos. When that story was floating around Hilton's name was connected to it loosely.
Now we have the things that have come out of the storage space, and in it is tapes of Francis and Hilton. The tapes that had been reported earlier were stolen from Francis's house, so who ever had them would need a cover for how they came to posses them. The storage materials provide the perfect cover.
I will bring you anything new that I see around the net that is released. I know that I am playing both sides by expressing sympathy for Hilton but posting the materials anyway. Truth is that once it is out there, there is not hiding.
Kimberly Stewart is a hot lingerie model, almost makes me wish I could take back all those means things I said about her. Well to be honest the only thing I said was that she had the same face as her father - yeah it looks fine on him. The rest of her is hot.
Happy news for one of my favorite stars. This seems to be a surprise for everyone right now, but I wish her and her new love well.
It is just the nature of things that when there are as many pictures taken of you as there are of Britney Spears, some of them will come out ugly. That being said, this picture was taken at a moment that was good for the photographer and bad for Spears. The look on her face reads almost the same message of the words on her hat.