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May 06, 2010

New Machete Trailer Released

Machete One of the best parts of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse was the fake trailers that played in between Planet Terror and Death Proof. And of those trailers, Machete stood out for being so over the top and awesome.

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April 29, 2010

FOX and ABC Still Hate Plus-Sized People

Lane-bryant-ashley-graham-bra-ad-underwear-lingerieFOX and ABC got caught being prejudiced again. The last time I wrote about them it was about how they wouldn't run a gay dating commercial. This time, ABC refused to air a Lane Bryant commercial because it showed too much cleavage.

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April 27, 2010

M.I.A. Releases Graphic, Explicit 'Born Free' Video (NSFW)

MIA MIA released her new video for 'Born Free' on her website Monday and typical for the wonderfully unconventional artist, this video is in-your-face politics.  On the political nature of her work she has said, "I have to be true to that--I can't take certain things away. I do have a political background. I’m only in England, learning this language and building a life in this society, because of political reasons. Why would I deny that?" M.I.A. has also talked at length about the fusion of politics into her music. "Nobody wants to be dancing to political songs. Every bit of music out there that’s making it into the mainstream is really about nothing. I wanted to see if I could write songs about something important and make it sound like nothing. And it kind of worked."

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April 08, 2010

Too Bad Ladies, Prince William is Off of the Market

Prince William Kate Middleton Rumors have it that Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting hitched. The word on the street is that June 3rd and 4th are blocked out on the royal calendar and somehow that indicates that these kids are going to announce the engagement in June. If this is true it means what you think it means.

That's right ladies, Middleton wins. She just scored the most eligible bachelor in the world. I mean, now that Tom Brady is married the second in line to the British throne isn't a bad catch.

He is cute too.

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April 07, 2010

Bristol Palin Wants Poor Girls to Know That They Shouldn't Have Sex Like She Did Because They're Poor

Bristol-palin Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, former Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2008, and public face of wealthy teen motherhood, wants you to know something: 

It's okay for girls with money and famous mothers to have baby's outside of wedlock, but if you're poor and unknown, you had better think twice, or "pause before you play", as she terms it in a recent PSA.

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March 22, 2010

Getting Ready for V to Return

V1 I'm at a weird point in the year where some of my shows have already ended and some are winding down and there are a number of weeks before others return (True Blood season 3 starts June 13! Eee!). So, I was pretty excited to learn that V returns to ABC next Tuesday, March 30th.

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March 11, 2010

Andrew Young Has Until Friday To Turn Over John Edwards Sex Tape

John_Edwards At a hearing earlier this week, a judge ordered former John Edwards' aide Andrew Young and his wife Cheri to be jailed under contempt of court for not handing over a sex tape featuring John Edwards and his mistress, Rielle Hunter.  The judge then changed his mind and gave them Friday to do so. 

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February 01, 2010

CBS Can't Handle Gay Dating Commercial

Cbs_sucks_teddy_bear CBS, who has decided to run Tim Tebow's anti-abortion ad during the Super Bowl has rejected an ad from a gay dating site called Man Crunch because it "does not meet broadcast standards".

I think it is kind of funny. Watch for yourself.

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January 21, 2010

Captain Obvious Strikes Again! John Edwards Finally Admits That the Kid Is His

John_edwards John Edwards, in a bold move called telling the truth, has finally admitted, two freaking years after his ex-lover Rielle Hunter had his love child, that Frances Quinn Hunter is, indeed, his baby. Everyone knew it, and his wife Elizabeth Edwards pretty much said that she was, but he held out on the truth anyway.

How do we describe John Edwards' character? Sound it out now. S-H-A-D-Y.

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January 20, 2010

Top Six Reasons Why Fake Politics Are More Fun Than The Real Thing

Mayor_QuimbyYou know what's fun? Here's a hint: it doesn't involve two solid weeks of wall-to-wall political TV advertising. If you live within the broadcast radius of Massachusetts, that's the reality you've been living with for most of 2010... and it sucks big-time. No matter which side of the fence you sit on - or how you feel about the election itself - there's little doubt you're well-past sick of being exposed so relentlessly to attack ads, other attack ads, slightly different attack ads, attack ads produced and paid for by special interest groups, attack ads produced and paid for by political action committees... like I said: it sucks big-time. In fact, it's enough to make you think back wistfully to times gone by — those halcyon days of 2009 when politics meant potential fun TV/movie viewing, and not actual political hackery. Remember those times? It feels like so long ago... <insert segue-to-montage-sequence wavy lines here>

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January 11, 2010

Jane Lynch: Obama is "a huge disappointment to me"

Jane-Lynch-001 Sorry, Mr. President. It's time to get on board the Sue Sylvester Express. Destination: AWESOME.

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January 04, 2010

I Guess Panic Rooms Aren't Just for the Mentally Ill Anymore

Kurt_westergaard I always thought that people who had a panic room in their house automatically qualified as clinically paranoid. I mean, really, who needs a panic room? If you are at high risk for a home invasion you can get a really nice alarm system or some beefeaters or something. Right?

Kurt Westergaard actually needed and used his panic room on Friday.

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December 21, 2009

10 Reasons Polygamy Is The Way, As Informed By My Engaged Viewing Of Big Love

Big_love Me and my wife don't smoke crack so we watch TV on DVD, compulsively. Like, just one more before bed. Please baby. One more episode. That kind of thing. So anyway, we recently started watching Big Love and I can't stop thinking about having sex with a bunch of women and having it sanctioned by my religion. Because, obviously, that would rock the house.

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December 07, 2009

Meet Mr. Su-Su Kumar - The Person Who Pees in Public.

BigDaddy_peeing_on_wall I don't know what the hell is going on in New Delhi, India but apparently it involves a good deal of public urination.

I mean, it is enough of an issue to require an ad campaign with cute little guys with adorable names.

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November 10, 2009

Levi Johnston to File for Joint Custody

Levi_Johnston_at_Minnesota_Republican_Convention It is nasty custody fight week here on Mamapop.  Yesterday, Levi Johnston, baby daddy to Sarah Palin's grandson and current Playgirl centerfold, indicated he is planning on filing for joint custody of his baby with Bristol Palin, Tripp.

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