While Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special included many newly-memorable moments across three-and-one-half hours, the image burning up social media this morning happened a few steps away from the broadcast.
Appearing to anger left and right almost equally was a red-carpet image of Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton posing together for the cameras. If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter at all in the last several hours, you’ve probably encountered at least one person complaining about Hell suddenly freezing over. Read all »
Is the hottest new marketing strategy based on infuriating or baffling the general public?
Just days after Nationwide ran the already-infamous “dead kid” Super Bowl ad that had millions shaking their heads in disbelief, Sports Illustrated has done the same thing by adding a “plus-size” model to their swimsuit issue who doesn’t appear the slightest bit overweight.
In an oversaturated media environment, is this the only remaining way to get attention? Read all »
What a contrast: on the same day President Obama attempted to blame Christians for violence and extremism, a well-known rapper instead implored him to take firm action against ever-increasing Islamic atrocities.
Rapper Flavor Flav issued his manifesto against Islamofascism in a series of tweets posted this afternoon, prompting conservative communications strategist Ali A Akbar to proclaim that he “has a stronger foreign policy on #ISIS than our President. Go check out my man’s Twitter feed!” Read all »
The movie that almost sparked World War III continues to take baffling twists and turns. Thought The Interview had dominated the news cycle long past its designated 15 minutes?
Looks like it’s been granted a few extra moments of fame: first, from reports the film is tapping into widespread anti-North Korean sentiment inside China and second, via news that a 10-minute (!) gay sex orgy scene was cut before the film’s final release. Could this get any weirder? Read all »
A Russian bank known for featuring actor Bruce Willis in its advertising has collapsed, leaving the actor red-faced as American news outlets pick up the story.
It’s yet another example of Hollywood stars eagerly appearing in overseas ads with little fear of damaging their image here at home. But when things go awry, as they have here, it can be embarrassing.
According to reports, Bruce’s catch phrase seems especially regrettable now: “when I need money, I just take it”. Perhaps he should give it back? Read all »
Could a plastic cup almost certainly made in China really be worth $4999?
If it’s from “banned” Seth Rogan comedy The Interview, maybe yes and perhaps no. Since the film may yet start World War III, it’s really anyone’s guess. Read all »
Think the Kim Regime will target Ebay next?
In the wake of North Korea’s huge success in bringing Sony to its knees, relatively scarce promotional items for “The Interview” are now bringing in big bucks.
Starring Seth Rogan and James Franco, the ill-fated comedy film’s portrays two American journalists who are instructed to kill the country’s dictator during in an-person meeting. The Kim dictatorship responded with an unprecedented attack on Sony Pictures, its producer. Read all »
It’s been a great week for thug regimes: between North Korea’s epic dismantling of Sony and Obama’s free pass for Cuba’s Castros, dictators everywhere are popping champagne corks.
Sony’s absolute cowardice in the face of the Kim regime’s apparently strong hacking skills (which caught the Obama Administration off-guard) is angering the public and especially those involved in the making of now-shelved comedy The Interview: Read all »
Things are quickly turning ugly for “progressive” media darling Lena Dunham, but if her friends have their way, you’ll never know a thing about it.
Back in October when the issue first surfaced, we wondered how the “Girls” star’s story of a “mustachioed campus Republican” rapist named “Barry” would hold up under scrutiny. In the weeks after the release of her book, where her rape allegations were first made, skeptics began to dig around for clues.
In the meantime, a real guy named Barry (and campus Republican) who attended Oberlin College at the same time as Dunham set up a legal fund to defend himself from wherever this might lead. Read all »
We’d never given much thought to Chris Rock’s expertise on economics, but a recent class warfare-laden rant has some raking him over the coals.
At the Mises Institute, a Canadian-based free markets think tank, the actor/ comedian is held up as a textbook example of Hollywood ignorance. As Rock claims to understand the impoverished masses and their supposed yearning for caviar and celebrity bartenders, the group’s James E Miller maintains he has it backwards: Read all »