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Rosie O’Donnell: still clueless after all these years

After her previous tenure on The View ended embarrassingly, you’d think Rosie O’Donnell might have done her homework before returning to the show.

But Noooooo, Rosie still allows her mouth to get ahead of her brain, with predictable results. During yesterday’s edition of the ABC morning show, O’Donnell was stumped when syndicated columnist / author / TV pundit Charles Krauthammer came up in the discussion.

O’Donnell had never heard of him. While he’s not a household word by any means, Krauthammer’s name is universally known within the world of politics. And that’s where Rosie once again demonstrated just how little she knows. Read all »

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Liberals vs Game Show Hosts

Nothing infuriates “progressives” more than entertainment industry folks who refuse to stick to the script.

Because blacklisting is normally a simple matter, actors are easily controlled. But television personalities with a lot of tenure in a niche segment are tougher to destroy.

That may be why game show hosts Chuck Woolery and Pat Sajak have been getting away with overtly promoting conservative ideology on social media and elsewhere: how exactly do you get them fired? So the left can only seethe in anger while these two use Twitter to taunt their foes. Read all »

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Pop media’s race to defend Kanye West

Another day, another reminder of our demented pop culture and some of the slithering creatures that inhabit it.

As usual, it’s knucklehead Kanye West who tops the list of misbehaving celebs, but this time it’s causing embarrassment for America overseas. During his Australia tour, West has upped his already obnoxious antics to a new level, first by clearing a Melbourne hospital of patients so the pampered pop star could seek treatment for a headache: Read all »

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Got a spare $32,400? Why not hang out with Gwyneth and Barack?

Just when celebrity culture and corrupt politics didn’t seem quite annoying enough, along comes a pairing that brings new meaning to the word obnoxious. Full-time elitist Gwyneth Paltrow and part-time President Barack Obama are teaming up for a political fundraiser designed to separate the gullible from their hard-earned (or hardly-earned) money.

The setting: Los Angeles, where Obama has held at least 17 previous cash-sucking events.

Of course, local media can’t contain their excitement about the limitless celeb-gawking possibilities. Commuters are already dreading the gridlock-potential, however. Read all »

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Hollywood’s suck-up culture will never allow another Joan Rivers

Lately we’ve been somewhat annoyed at the media’s tendency to drop coverage of major world events in order to go wall-to-wall celeb obit. But a real exception deserves to be made for Joan Rivers, who has died today aged 81.

Rivers worked tirelessly, wasn’t afraid of Hollywood’s suck-up culture and didn’t mind making enemies. She was truly original and paved the way for other women in comedy at a time when there were few in the profession. Retirement was not a word in her vocabulary.

Despite being in her eighties, her edgy jokes always remained fresh and contemporary. At a time when young celebs are self-obsessed narcissists busy taking nude photos of themselves, Rivers mercilessly poked fun at herself. They could learn a lot from her. Read all »

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Nude celeb scandal: why are we asking the wrong questions?

Watching the media feeding frenzy over naked celeb pictures hacked from Apple’s cloud servers has been a strange experience. Why are so few asking the right questions?

Rather than fretting over the security breach, shouldn’t we instead wonder why so many have taken nude photos of themselves?

It’s particularly important with the revelation that Olympian McKayla Maroney was among those affected and that her images were taken when she was just 16. That has hackers wondering if they will face child porn charges (not clear at this time). Read all »

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Actor Eric Roberts: ‘W Killed James Foley’

Far from detrimental, epic far-left rants are still seen as résumé enhancers in Hollywood.

Otherwise, you’d never see actor Eric Roberts posting this on Twitter: Read all »

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WWIII apparently trumped by celeb nude photo scandal

Since we’re nothing if not easily distracted (World War III can apparently wait), here’s a question: just how much outrage should we feel over this celeb nude photo scandal making headlines this morning?

Answer: it depends on the actress. While some have cultivated a wholesome image (Jennifer Lawrence, perhaps), only to have that violated by hackers, others have built careers on semi-nude publicity teases or even full-frontal film scenes. Read all »

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Breaking News: Rihanna spotted at bar waiting for drink

The world today: Ebola out of control as fake cures spread across the Internet, killing even more, while tensions in Ferguson, Missouri continue to escalate. ISIS threatens to take over the White House in the name of Islamofascism and outright war between Russia and Ukraine looks ever more likely.

But in Manhattan’s champagne-filled, bubble-like environment, it’s good to know locals have their priorities straight.

The buzz today: “goddess” Rihanna was spotted waiting in line for a drink like an ordinary person! The horror! Read all »

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Mayim Bialik: Hanging tough under pressure

In Hollywood’s hyper-liberal environment, how long can one stick to principles before severe career damage results?

Mayim Bialik is discovering the hard way that continued support for Israel in the face of near-unanimous pro-Gaza/Hamas sentiment means losing industry standing and some of her fan base. But the Big Bang Theory actress says her loyalty to the cause comes first. Read all »