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  • Stars flock for a place in ‘Bamelot’

    01/10/2009 2:23:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 885+ views
    Stars flock for a place in ‘Bamelot’ Sarah Baxter CELEBRITIES and socialites are vying to be on Washington’s “O-List” – the hot-test ticket to social success – in anticipation of Barack Obama’s inauguration. The city has not been this glamorous since the dashing John F Kennedy presided over Camelot. “Number one: Obama is cool,” said Morris Reid of the Creative Coalition, which has a waiting list of 500 for its star-studded inauguration ball. “He is truly the first pop culture president – the first to have a BlackBerry, get his music from his iPod and walk around with aviator Ray-Bans.”...
  • Vanity: Have you seen the new Pepsi logo ?

    01/03/2009 5:00:53 PM PST · by stevecmd · 142 replies · 4,877+ views
    Have you seen the new Pepsi logo? It's also all over the NBC sporta desk tonight where Olberbite & Costas are sitting. Not that I ever drank it but no more Pepsi for me.

    09/25/2008 10:01:32 PM PDT · by andrew roman · 16 replies · 619+ views ^ | 26 September 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Two-and-half years ago, during the Academy Awards presentations, a hip-hop group called Three 6 Mafia tendered their contribution to the ongoing elevation of America’s cultural landscape by helping to make the word “p*mp” (rhymes with limp) a touch more family-friendly. That evening, they performed a song called, “It’s Hard Out Here For a P*mp” – a toe-tapping little number so catchy, so memorable, so culturally relevant that it was outdone only by the group’s all-consonant all-the-time acceptance speech. At the time, when the story was new – and talk show hosts everywhere were going on and on about it –...
  • Robert Wagner mulled killing Warren Beatty due to Natalie Wood

    09/25/2008 11:43:33 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 108 replies · 17,901+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/25/08 | Christian Wiessner
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Robert Wagner says he was so distraught over the break-up of his first marriage to actress Natalie Wood that he pondered suicide and would sit with a gun outside the home of her lover, Warren Beatty, intent on killing him. "Pieces of My Heart," Wagner's autobiography released this week, reveals details of his career and life, including the split with Wood, their decision to remarry a decade later and her drowning death in 1981. "I was pretty young, and I don't think I could have ever gone through with that act, but I was pretty...
  • Belinda Carlisle's son wants to raise $1,000 for Obama prior to Oct. 24th!

    09/18/2008 2:43:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 35 replies · 1,358+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/08 | James Duke Mason
    James Duke Mason, son of famous international singer and former Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle is an Obama supporter and wants to raise $1,000 for the campaign prior to Oct. 24th. He says "I recognize that Obama will change America".... he also said that "My Mom and her friends have already given me $315.00".... he wants to be part of the "movement of change in America". James has lived in France since he was a toddler. Belinda moved her family (her husband is Morgan Mason, son of famed film actor James Mason) to the French countryside in 1992.
  • Sarah Palin: the All-American Girl

    09/12/2008 4:57:23 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies · 702+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 9-12-2008 | grey_whiskers
    Sarah Palin has the opportunity to be the most beloved polarizing figure seen in politics for a long time. Move over George Bush, move over (dare I say it?) Ronald Reagan. Let's look briefly at her accomplishments: Hockey Mom. Mother of Five, including a "special needs" child. Married to the same guy for 20-some years. She does not talk "family values": she practices them. This infuriates the Democrats for two reasons. First, she does not have to be stage-managed and packaged to 'sell' her: she just has to be.. Second, she is everything that the liberals have pretended that the...
  • Republicans Lack Heart! (File Cease & Desist for 'Barracuda' Song)

    09/05/2008 4:25:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 166 replies · 948+ views
    TMZ ^ | September 5, 2008 | TMZ Staff
    Ann and Nancy Wilson are p*ssed at the Republican Party and have fired off a cease and desist letter to the McCain/Palin campaign. Specifically, the Heart women are upset that the GOP has used their classic "Barracuda" as a theme song for Sarah Palin. TMZ obtained a statement from Heart's rep, who says "The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission." The statement goes on: "We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored."
  • Bruce Dickinson Flies Troops Home

    09/04/2008 11:08:20 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 28 replies · 4,478+ views ^ | September 2, 2008
    Searched for this after going to Iron Maiden's website.
  • VIDEO: Sarah (Heath) Palin sports broadcast video from KTUU-TV, circa 1987-88

    08/31/2008 5:28:32 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 49 replies · 1,956+ views
    Sarah Palin was Sarah Heath, a sports reporter for TV station (KTUU Channel 2) in the 1980's. Here is a clip of Sarah Palin (a.k.a. Sarch Heath) doing a report.
  • Why My Sundays Are So Lonely (and why I’d leave my husband for Matt Drudge or Jerry Klein)

    07/27/2008 2:04:46 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 41 replies · 309+ views
    <p>The difference between going through a Sunday as a married woman versus as a single gal is striking. First of all, in my single hood days in D.C., I’d be arriving back at my condo in the wee hours of the morning and would sleep and nurse a hangover for the rest of the day. As a married woman and mom in suburban Maryland, my Sundays are quiet and mainly consist of doing things with my family or around the house. However, during football season my husband and son normally get involved with sports and “NFL Sunday” for the whole day, giving me precious time to myself. During this “precious time”, I read the newspapers, watch news programs on T.V. and other media, and listen to talk radio for the entire afternoon and evening. Until recently.</p>
  • Journalism Loses Another Great

    07/13/2008 8:13:14 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 8 replies · 276+ views
    America Talks ^ | 7/13/08 | David Zublick
    The profession of journalism has lost another great. Tony Snow, the affable anchor of Fox News Sunday, host of his own radio talk show and Press Secretary under President Bush, lost his valiant battle with colon cancer on Saturday at the age of 53. Snow left a legacy of true professionalism and fair play in a business that can often be brutal and harsh when covering the political landscape. To a person, he had the respect and admiration of those he encountered; from the high and powerful in Washington, to the press corps he had to deal with as the...
  • 'Cindy Brady' Shows Up Hung Over for Interview

    07/05/2008 3:49:26 PM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 93 replies · 384+ views
    Fox News - ^ | Thursday, 03 Jul 2008, 4:16 PM MDT |
    <p>The youngest member of TV’s favorite fictitious family “The Brady Bunch” nearly blew chunks during a Denver radio appearance Thursday morning.</p>
  • New Beatles Interview Film

    07/01/2008 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-1-2008 | Mike Collett - White
    LONDON (Reuters) - A film enthusiast has discovered a long lost interview with The Beatles from 1964 which has not been broadcast since. Richard Jeffs came across 64 canisters of film stored in a damp garage in South London, and when he started to go through them he stumbled across a piece of pop history. The conversation with Scottish television dates from April 30, 1964, according to the BBC, which played excerpts from the nine-and-a-half minute interview on the radio on Tuesday. It came shortly after the Fab Four's trip to the United States during which they were besieged by...
  • Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO?

    06/24/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 124 replies · 304+ views
    The "Musicians Who Turn 50", "Musicians Who Turn 60", "Favorite Drummer" and "Favorite Guitarist" were such hit threads on FR, I've decided to do this one. Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO? We all know that Lennon-McCartney were amazing together and possibly the best songwriting duo ever. They might be mentioned several times on this thread. If you choose John & Paul, be specific about which song and lyric(s).
  • Magical Fifty -- Musicians Who Turn 50 This Year!

    06/12/2008 5:21:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 2,029+ views
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Vinny Appice, Anita Baker, Jello Biafra, Andrea Bocelli, Simon LeBon, Kate Bush, Belinda Carlisle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, Darby Crash, Randy DeBarge, Bruce Dickinson, Thomas Dolby, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Siobhan Fahey, Neil Finn, Bela Fleck, Martin Fry, Lisa Germano, Grandmaster Flash, Jools Holland, Ice-T, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tony James, Joan Jett, Al Jourgensen, Nik Kershaw, Sammy Kershaw, Limahl, Madonna, Bird McIntyre, Mike Mills, Thurston Moore, Alannah Miles, Gary Numan, Michael Penn, Vicki Peterson, Prince, Stacey Q, Will Sergeant, Nikki Sixx, David Sylvian, Toyah, Tanya Tucker, Paul Weller, Jane Wiedlin, Jah Wobble.
  • The meaning of the butterfly

    06/11/2008 11:29:18 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 319+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 8, 2008 | Peter Dizikes
    Why pop culture loves the 'butterfly effect,' and gets it totally wrong SOME SCIENTISTS SEE their work make headlines. But MIT meteorologist Edward Lorenz watched his work become a catch phrase. Lorenz, who died in April, created one of the most beguiling and evocative notions ever to leap from the lab into popular culture: the "butterfly effect," the concept that small events can have large, widespread consequences. The name stems from Lorenz's suggestion that a massive storm might have its roots in the faraway flapping of a tiny butterfly's wings. Translated into mass culture, the butterfly effect has become a...
  • The Weekend YouTube Music Video Thread

    05/30/2008 6:19:03 PM PDT · by andyssister · 41 replies · 699+ views
    Today in music history...2007, a leaked copy of the new White Stripes album ‘Icky Thump’ was played completely on Chicago's radio station Q101-WKQX. Jack White personally called the US radio station from Spain, where he was touring, to voice his displeasure.2004, Madonna was forced to pay out Ł250,000 in a lawsuit after copying ideas by the late French erotic photographer Guy Burton. Madonna had admitted that the video for her song ‘Hollywood’ was inspired by Burton. 1992, The Black Crowes went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion'1988, Leonard Cohen played the first...
  • Who Is Your Favorite Guitar Player/Guitarist?

    05/28/2008 5:10:29 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 419 replies · 1,772+ views
    Per popular demand, after the very successful "Who Is Your Favorite Drummer?" thread, here we have a new posting to determine who is your favorite guitarist of all time.
  • Who Is Your Favorite Drummer?

    05/27/2008 7:47:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 210 replies · 273+ views
  • Michael Moore willing to attend Iran Documentary Film Festival

    05/25/2008 6:58:38 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies · 172+ views
    Tehran, May 25, IRNA American filmmaker and author, Michael Moore held talks with the representative of Iran's Documentary and Experimental Cinema Development Center at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival in southern France on Sunday. In the meeting, Moore voiced his willingness to take part in the Second Iran International Documentary Film Festival slated for October 14-19. Moore, a vocal critic who denounced Bush and the war in Iraq, further expressed regret for not participating in Iran's first documentary film festival.