July 16, 2012 |
Dear Madonna: When it comes to edgy statements, cone bras are one thing - but swastikas point to lawsuits. During the matriarch of pop's Bastille Day concert near Paris on Saturday, a video montage featured a creepy image of French National Front party leader Marine Le Pen with the Nazi symbol flashing on her forehead, Entertainment Weekly reported . Today in obvious: Le Pen didn't appreciate the not-so-subtle comparison....
November 12, 2010
A roundup of Friday morning's arts and entertainment headlines: After the kerfuffle with Matt Lauer, Kanye West tweets from Dubai that he won't perform on the "Today" show "for obvious reasons. " MTV The track listing for Michael Jackson's first posthumous album, "Michael," is out; Lenny Kravitz, Akon and 50 Cent will be featured. Associated Press Who showed up for the London premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? Los Angeles Times Speaking of the "Harry Potter" premiere: Emma Watson's short hair was and still is a discussion point.
August 2, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Kings of Leon has canceled the rest of its U.S. tour after singer Caleb Followill was deemed "unfit" to finish. ( Los Angeles Times ) Now that this debt-ceiling mess is getting cleared up, can we please focus on the tense talks between AMC and Sony over the fifth (and possibly) final season of "Breaking Bad"? ( Los Angeles Times ) BET has said "No more Mo' " to "The Mo'Nique Show. " ( Los Angeles Times )
July 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: No one knows the exact cause of Amy Winehouse's death, but her music is rocketing up the charts. ( Los Angeles Times ) Meanwhile, her family and friends (minus her ex-husband, still in jail) laid Winehouse to rest at her funeral in London. ( Sky News ) Winehouse's death prompted the producers of "The Glee Project" to cut a joke about her from their show. ( Entertainment Weekly ) Football is back, and no one is more relieved than the TV execs who use the games to promote their shows.
November 9, 2011 |
After spending more than a week defending himself against mounting allegations of sexual harassment, you'd think Herman Cain might try not to appear condescending toward women. Or, that after announcing during a televised debate that "Princess Nancy" blocked Congress from taking up a Republican healthcare bill, his campaign might hope the comment would fade away. Nope, not the Herman Cain campaign. Moments after Cain uttered the comment, this popped up on the candidate's official Twitter page, THEHermanCain: "The answer to Health Care: HR3000, the bill killed by 'Princess Nancy' in committee.
November 13, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET The Chris Matthews Show Potential GOP presidential candidates for 2012. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Diane Keaton. (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today Bob Newhart; male menopause; apples. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Midterm results; lame-duck Congress: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas); Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.
July 2, 2012 |
Journalist Anderson Cooper stole Monday morning headlines by coming out as gay, but the anchor much prefers reporting the news over making it. In an eloquent email to a colleague, Cooper weighed in on his years-long struggle to maintain objectivity as a journalist and his personal privacy through the lens of his sexual orientation. But now he'd like everyone to calm down. "I still consider myself a reserved person and I hope this doesn't mean an end to a small amount of personal space.
January 2, 2011
KEN BRECHER LIBRARY FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES PRESIDENT What should the 21st century library look like? That's the question Ken Brecher has been asking; it propelled him to visit more than 60 of the 73 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library in his first 10 months as president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The foundation raises money to support the programs of the city's libraries, a critical role as the libraries have fallen victim to recent city budget cuts.
April 8, 2012 |
Healthcare is different. That, according to defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- "Obamacare" -- is the justification for the law's individual mandate. FOR THE RECORD: This piece has been updated to reflect editing changes that appeared in the print version of the Op-Ed but not in the original Web version. The Web version originally said that catastrophic insurance is prohibited and outlawed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and in the author's opinion, the act shifts costs unfairly to all those covered.
June 8, 2011 |
"No means yes, and yes means anal!" That was the chant of Delta Kappa Epsilon pledges as they marched past dorms housing freshman women at Yale University last October. As a result, the fraternity was recently banned from all campus activities for five years. The hazing ritual was in poor taste, certainly. But did the fraternity really deserve to be suspended? Weren't the "Dekes" guilty of, at the very worst, the kind of offensive speech protected by the 1st Amendment (or in Yale's case, by the university's 1975 codification of rights of free speech and expression on its campus)