June 26, 2013 |
Things got a little weird on the "Today" show Wednesday morning when celebrity chef Paula Deen showed up for the appearance she bailed on two days ago to speak publicly about her use of racial epithets. Appearing defensive and more than a little paranoid, she contradicted her own court testimony, claiming to Matt Lauer that she only used the "n-word" on one occasion, 30 years ago, after she had "a gun put to my head … [by] someone I had gone out on a limb for. " She blamed black people for making it hard to know if the n-word is even offensive.
June 25, 2013 |
Anne Rice, the author of "Interview With the Vampire" and two books about the life of Jesus Christ, had never heard of celebrity chef Paula Deen until last Friday, but she believes the TV personality is being "crucified. " Rice wrote a brief defense of Deen on her Facebook page on Friday, then engaged in further discussion with her fans, many of whom wrote to express their dismay that Rice would defend the chef. Deen has been embroiled in a scandal stemming from a court deposition in which she admitted to having a history of using racial epithets.
June 25, 2013 |
In a lengthy tirade on his Web broadcast Wednesday, Glenn Beck came to the defense of embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen, describing her past use of the N-word as a “violation of political correctness, nothing more” and suggesting that she was the victim of “McCarthyism.” Although Beck acknowledged that as an employer the Food Network was well within its rights to dismiss Deen, as it did Friday, he used her predicament to warn viewers about...
November 28, 2012 |
Glenn Beck, art critic, is back. The conservative commentator posted an online video Tuesday in which he addressed at length the subject of "obscene" art and the 1st Amendment. In an homage to Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ," Beck concluded by dunking a likeness of President Obama in a mason jar filled with a clear yellow liquid. Beck offered to sell the work, titled "Obama in Pee Pee," for $25,000. "It's all protected by this document," he said, pointing to a copy of the Constitution. "So whether you're offended by this one or by this one," Beck said, pointing to various examples of controversial art, "it sucks to be you, doesn't it?"
November 13, 2012
Re “ Reality crashes this party ,” column, Nov. 10 Sandy Banks' analysis of what went wrong on the Republican side with the election was as logical, concise and right-on as any I have seen or heard from the professional pundits. America is changing - as is the world - and people share the same basic DNA, whatever their skin color or country of origin. If the Republicans continue to deny the unalterable changing demographics of our crowded planet, their political future is very much in doubt.
October 16, 2012 |
Terry Richardson shot Oprah Winfrey for the November edition of Harper's Bazaar. In the issue, she says that what was initially missing from her OWN network was "me. It required my full-on energy. " She also talks about being a bath fanatic, among other things. [Harper's Bazaar] Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has launched his own line of made-in-America jeans, 1791 Denim from 1791 Supply & Co. (1791 is the year the Bill of Rights was ratified.) [Glennbeck.com] Rachel Zoe, of Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project," and her husband Rodger Berman have sold a scripted comedy show based on Zoe's life to NBC. And Tyra Banks of "America's Next Top Model " is working on a scripted show based on herself for ABC. [Deadline]