Posts Tagged ‘Media’

Screw the APRead the valid and very important reasons to boycott the Associated Press here, and if you desire to have your thoughts heard sign the petition here.

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Nothing like a blatant ratings grab huh “Dr.” Phil (Or the more appropriately named, Dr. Fame whore):

Employees of the “Dr. Phil” television show posted bail for a central Florida teenager jailed for taking part in a videotaped beating of another teen, a spokeswoman for the show’s host confirmed Saturday.

Staff members of the talk show helped Mercades Nichols — one of eight teens facing charges in the case — post bond this weekend, “Dr. Phil” McGraw’s spokeswoman Terri Corigliano said in an e-mail.

Only two of the teens remained jailed late Saturday night, Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Scott Wilder said.

Gee, why didn’t all of them get a taste of “Dr.” Phil’s generosity? Could it be because Mercades Nichols by all accounts has been ID’d as the ring leader of this merry band of asswipes and would garner larger ratings?

MeThinks so, and also that this asshat needs his license to practice whatever it is he practices pulled in all 50 states. He’s nothing more than a Jerry Springer with a sheepskin, and the speedskin was probably purchased from a diploma factory.

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Britney Spears’ motoring misfortunes continue, Spears struck a vehicle on a California highway in her 2008 Mercedes, police say.

The pop star was involved in a minor traffic accident late Saturday. No one was injured and no vehicles were damaged, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball says Spears was driving her 2008 Mercedes on the eastbound Ventura Freeway just east of the 405 freeway when the nighttime accident occurred.

Spears was in stop-and-go traffic when her car struck a 2006 Nissan in front of her that had stopped.

How do you hit anyone in stop & go traffic. I sware if this bitch ever operates with anything more than a single brain cell it will take Divine intervention.

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Filed Under – Yeah RIGHT!

Singing diva Mariah Carey the new one, not the old ass-the-size-of-a-beer-barrel one, loves her new shape.

In fact loves it so much she’s comparing it to something not even legal:

‘I do have the body of a 12-year-old!’ she exclaims. ‘I’m really proud. I’ve lost a lot of fat and a little muscle. Now I have the body I had in high school. (Yeah RIGHT! – ed)

So which is it, a pre-pubescent 12 year old, or a high schooler? Or was Mariah in HS at 12, I’m so confused!

To make matters worse she’s apparently hiding her new found slimness by not clubbing, she prefers to have fun at home. (Yeah RIGHT, how soon will the paparazzi sue for restraint of trade – ed)

‘Mostly my friends come over and we lie around and have a pyjama party,’ she says. ‘There are no guys and we prance around the apartment in our pyjamas, talk nonsense and drink wine. I love that.’

No men? (Yeah RIGHT, what are the odds? – ed)

“Sometimes there are some. The main thing is that they don’t take pictures of us while we’re sleeping. Then I would be mad.”

No pictures? No cameras? No lecherous men, with cameras – taking pictures – of a pajama-clad Mariah?

Yeah RIGHT! And the earth is flat, YouTube doesn’t exist and Lindsay Lohan moves into a nunnery!

Sorry Mariah, you may be slimmer, but you’re still listed as being Ho-tastic and Skandalicious!

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Sexist Cop on the PlanetLOS ANGELES – A California asbestos awareness group sued CBS Corp, a toy maker and several retailers on Friday, claiming they sold toy crime-scene kits based on the hit CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation that contained the cancer-causing substance.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that laboratory tests revealed the fingerprint dusting powder in the kits contained “substantial quantities of tremolite asbestos … one of the most lethal forms of asbestos.”

A spokesman for CBS’ consumer products division declined to comment on specifics of the suit, but cited the findings of tests commissioned by Planet Toys and major retailers showing no asbestos hazard in the fingerprint kits.

“Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, three months ago we demanded that Planet Toys issue an immediate recall of the product,” he said, adding that CBS also had ended its licensing agreement with Planet Toys for the kits.

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Peeping PoodleA self-help guide called “If You Want Closure In Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs” has been voted the oddest book title of the year.

The title beat out stiff competition from another entitled “I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen” to win The Bookseller magazine’s prize, reports the BBC.

“Cheese Problems Solved” took third place in a poll which attracted 8,500 votes.

Joel Rickett, deputy editor of The Bookseller, said of the winner: “So effective is the title that you don’t even need to read the book itself.” He added that it “makes redundant an entire genre of self-help tomes”.

The manual, whose author is named Big Boom, is described as a “self-help book, written by a man for the benefit of women”.

Bookseller’s contest began in 1978, and the roll-call of previous winners includes High Performance Stiffened Structures, Living with Crazy Buttocks and How To Avoid Huge Ships.

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