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  • When Losing Is Winning

    08/21/2007 4:28:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 649+ views ^ | August 21, 2007 | Bill Murchison
    We always get back to the same place, don't we, whenever something goes wrong -- the place known as How Can the Government Help? Already Democrats, without too much contradiction from nervous Republicans, are sifting ideas to help the subprime mortgage victims keep their homes despite rising mortgage costs. Denunciations of "predatory" lending practices fill the air, though I'm not aware of a single presidential candidate's having fingered specific predators -- or even having attempted to prove that predatory practices are at the bottom of the problem. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton talks of a $1 billion federal fund to help families...
  • Singer Alanis Morissette 'strips' over censorship

    04/06/2004 10:21:37 AM PDT · by traumer · 37 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 April, 2004
    Singer Alanis Morissette wore a "nude suit" on stage at Canada's equivalent of the Grammys to complain about censorship in the US. Morissette, who was hosting the Juno Awards in Edmonton on Sunday, wore the cartoon-style bodysuit in protest at TV and radio censorship in the US. "We can't show nipples on national TV," she said in relation to Janet Jackson's Super Bowl incident. "I am proud to be able to stand here and do this," she told the audience. "We live in a land where we still think the human body is beautiful and we're not afraid of the...
  • Britney fans do it one more time

    03/12/2004 10:13:10 PM PST · by Clinging Bitterly · 45 replies · 3,794+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | March 12, 2004 | Mark Baker | © The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon March 12, 2004 Britney fans do it one more time By Mark BakerThe Register-Guard PORTLAND - Let's begin with the outfit - Nathan's, not Britney's. We'll get to her in just a minute. Picture skin-tight jeans with spiraling studs and sequins going up the legs with glitter all around. Picture the pants ratted and torn. Now picture the skin-tight, black-fishnet, stocking shirt, and see the face and hair sprinkled with glitter, too. Nathan Boozer sits in his room, a shrine to Britney Spears. He attended his third Spears concert in four years...
  • Charlize Theron lands best actress nomination for role in 'Monster'

    03/01/2004 2:34:20 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 58 replies · 573+ views
    ''Monster'' star and best actress nominee Charlize Theron never imagined awards nominations. In fact, back when she was making the film she couldn't even envision a crowd of close to 1,000 sitting down together to watch the drama based on the life of lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos. ''When we closed AFI, 800 people watched it at the Dome. I never ever imagined 800 people watching this movie at the same time in the theater,'' Theron said from New York City, where she prepping for the film's junket. She also had the added task of producing the film in addition...
  • Theron Defends Gay Marriage

    02/24/2004 11:58:07 AM PST · by Inspectorette · 74 replies · 575+ views
    KCOY-TV ^ | 02/24/2004 | Unknown
    Oscar-nominated actress Charlize Theron has spoken out in favor of gay marriage, branding those like Arnold Schwarzenegger who oppose it "prehistoric". The Monster star, who grew up around a number of gay and bisexual people in her native South Africa, is appalled that gay marriage is still up for debate in this day and age. Theron, currently dating Irish actor Stuart Townsend, says, "I just don't understand that at all. It's so unbelievably frustrating. "I mean, I am surrounded by so many beautiful relationships just in my life, I can't tell you - just so inspirational. And the fact that...