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  • Fonda, Steinem launch all-women radio talk network.

    09/13/2006 8:13:48 AM PDT · by Vasilli22 · 80 replies · 2,605+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/2006 | Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
    Greenstone launches all-women radio talk network By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Greenstone Media, a radio company whose founders include social activist Gloria Steinem and actress Jane Fonda, has launched an all-women, all-talk network across the United States. Steinem said the network, which is run by women, aims to provide an alternative to current radio talk, which she describes as "very argumentative, quite hostile, and very much male-dominated." This network "has a different spirit. It has more community. It's more about information, about humor, about respect for different points of view and not constant arguing," Steinem told Reuters in...
  • Salvaging Sean Penn's Boat (claims boat had no leak, just overloaded with evacuees)

    09/10/2005 12:02:12 AM PDT · by Cougar66 · 121 replies · 2,992+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sept 9th 2005 | Yahoo Entertainment
    Brinkley, a professor at New Orleans' own Tulane University who accompanied Penn on his voyage through the under-water city, was among the first to denounce the report. "There was never a leak," he said in the Daily News. On Larry King Live, Penn concurred: "The boat never sank." According to Brinkley, the boat did take on water--because it was "overloaded" with storm survivors. According to Penn, his "entourage" consisted of "a couple of friends." (The actor's camp denied the existence of the "personal photographer.
  • "Bush Should Have Died, Not Reagan": Morrissey (Washed-Up Pop Has-Been Opens Pie Hole)

    06/07/2004 12:58:56 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 121 replies · 637+ views
    Manchester Online ^ | 6/7/04 | Staff
    MANCHESTER music legend Morrissey sparked controversy when he announced Ronald Reagan's death live on stage during a concert - and then declared he wished it was George Bush who had died instead. Thousands of fans at Dublin Castle, in Ireland, cheered when the ex-Smiths frontman made the announcement that the former American president, who had battled with Alzheimer's Disease, had passed away. And an even bigger cheer followed when Morrissey - who is no stranger to controversy - then said he wished it had been the current President, George W Bush, who had died. Fan Tony Murray said: "He commented...
  • Barbra Streisand to auction memorabilia

    05/25/2004 10:14:56 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 16 replies · 286+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 04 | MSNBC
    LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of pieces of memorabilia from Barbra Streisand’s career will be auctioned off June 5, with proceeds going to charities that the Streisand Foundation supports. ...[snip] The auction, dubbed “Her Name is Barbra,” will feature famous items that trace the career of the singer and actress from the early 1960s to today, ...
  • Filmmaker Ken Burns Criticizes Bush At Yale As President Arrives For Daughter's Party

    05/24/2004 7:06:22 AM PDT · by Puppage · 72 replies · 779+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 5/24/2004 | Puppage
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- With presidential security helicopters circling over the Yale University campus, filmmaker Ken Burns denounced the war in Iraq on Sunday and told graduating seniors to remember history as they work to repair divides in American culture. President Bush came to the campus for a private reception with his daughter, Barbara, who graduates from Yale on Monday. Bush did not hold any public events, and Barbara skipped Sunday's baccalaureate services and the day-before-graduation senior Class Day festivities where Burns spoke. While Bush was not in public view, his presidency was a hot topic of rhetoric at Class...
  • Barbra Streisand to Star in "Meet the Fockers"

    03/12/2004 9:28:47 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 49 replies · 3,215+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 March 2004 | Steve Gorman
    Barbra Streisand Heads Back to the Big Screen By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She may have given up singing in public, but Barbra Streisand (news) hasn't bowed out of the limelight altogether. The 61-year-old performer is heading back to movie screens for the first time in eight years to play Ben Stiller (news)'s mom in a sequel to the hit comedy "Meet the Parents." A spokesman for Universal Pictures said Friday Streisand is in final negotiations for the role. The sequel, "Meet the Fockers," is set to go into production April 5 with Jay Roach back as director....
  • French Comic to Stand Trial for Alleged Anti-Semitic Remarks

    01/23/2004 8:06:16 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 235+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2004 | AP Stringer
    Dieudonne once called white Catholics 'racist slavers' PARIS (AP) - A well-known French comic will be prosecuted for on-air antics that included dressing up as an Orthodox Jew and decrying an "American-Zionist" axis, the Paris prosecutor's office said Friday. Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala's performance, which drew criticism from the French prime minister, came during a prime-time TV show, "On Ne Peut Pas Plaire a Tout le Monde," ("You Can't Please Everybody") on Dec. 1. As part of the skit, the comic raised an arm and shouted "Isra-Heil!" - a reference to the Nazi slogan, "Heil Hitler." Prosecutors opened a preliminary...
  • Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh'

    10/10/2003 3:01:14 AM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 97 replies · 1,908+ views
    wnd.com/ ^ | October 10, 2003 | Kevin McCullough
    Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh' Posted: October 10, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com In the news this week are several reports of an exchange between syndicated talk-show host Mike Gallagher and actor-turned-leftist-poster-child Edward Asner. The account goes like this: Mike Gallagher approached Asner at a recent cocktail party promoting the new film "Elf" in which Asner stars as Santa Claus. As Gallagher introduced himself, Asner asked his profession. When Gallagher replied "radio talk-show host," Asner replied, "I love going toe-to-toe with you guys.'' ''I know,'' Gallagher replied. ''I've heard you on Sean Hannity's show.'' ''Hannity's...
  • Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh'

    10/10/2003 12:54:25 PM PDT · by kimmie7 · 126 replies · 766+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 10, 2003 | Kevin McCullough
    In the news this week are several reports of an exchange between syndicated talk-show host Mike Gallagher and actor-turned-leftist-poster-child Edward Asner. The account goes like this: Mike Gallagher approached Asner at a recent cocktail party promoting the new film "Elf" in which Asner stars as Santa Claus. As Gallagher introduced himself, Asner asked his profession. When Gallagher replied "radio talk-show host," Asner replied, "I love going toe-to-toe with you guys.'' ''I know,'' Gallagher replied. ''I've heard you on Sean Hannity's show.'' ''Hannity's next, you know,'' Asner responded. ''Huh?'' said Gallagher. ''Hannity's next,'' said Asner. ''We're going after him just like...
  • Bush Denounced as 'Evil F---' at Kerry Fundraiser

    09/21/2003 9:05:48 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 141 replies · 8,808+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    President Bush was denounced as an 'evil f---' at a fundraiser this week for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry. The event, held at Manhattan's Intrepid's Sea-Air-Space Museum Thursday night, featured a vulgarity laced performance by techno-rocker Moby, who invited Kerry onstage for a sing-along tribute to punk rock godfather Lou Reed. As the duo perfomed Reed's classic "Walk on the Wild Side," Kerry "froze," according to the New York Daily News, when Moby reached one particularly obscene portion of the song. Then, after the song ended, Moby denounced Bush to the crowd of Kerry-backers as "an evil f---," the...
  • Johnny Depp, Pirate of St. Tropez

    07/15/2003 8:31:46 AM PDT · by political_chick · 69 replies · 1,320+ views
    USA News and Views ^ | 07/15/03 | Paul Walfield
    USA Weekend.com ran a July 6, 2003, story on the “always offbeat” star of the new Disney movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Basically, the story on Depp is a condemnation of America, its people and its place in the world. Johnny “loves” America, but prefers France. He moved there five years ago and has never looked back. You see France is far more civilized than America for Johnny as he is “shocked by the gun violence in American schools and feels it is far safer raising a family in France.”
  • Streisand Alert: "Let's Unite!"

    06/20/2003 11:14:25 PM PDT · by lainie · 53 replies · 692+ views
    bs ^ | June 18, 2003 | bs
    I have reflected a great deal over the years about the need for dialogue and unity among various minority and progressive communities. The presidential primary process is underway, and this is the time when the candidates within the Democratic party work to differentiate themselves from one other. It is important, however, to keep in mind that the end goal for all of us is to elect a Democratic president who will work to provide a decent education for the most underprivileged children, pass tax cuts for the lower and middle classes rather than the wealthy, protect the environment and a...