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Khloe and Lamar are getting married

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Heather McDonald . . . on her way to the wedding.

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September 28, 2009 Posted by | Bruce Jenner, Couples, Gossip, Heather McDonald, Kardashian Sisters, Reality TV | , | Comments Off on Khloe and Lamar are getting married

Bryan Cranston is Winner for Best Actor in A Dramatic Series “Breaking Bad” — 2nd year in a row!

2008 Best Actor in a Dramatic Series

2008 Best Actor in a Dramatic Series

“Breaking Bad” is my favorite show. I try to write about it but the show is so intense I can hardly explain it without it sounding far fetched.

Bryan won for the 2nd year in a row and when they annonced his name I got chills up my spine. This little known show is being recognized and I’m glad. Can’t wait for next season.

Other winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Glenn Close – Damages

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Toni Collette – United States of Tara

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Emerson – Lost

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Cherry Jones – 24

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth – Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: The Amazing Race

Outstanding Reality Program: Intervention

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program: Jeff Probst – Survivor

Outstanding Miniseries: Little Dorrit

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Brendan Gleeson – Into the Storm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Jessica Lange – Grey Gardens

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Ken Howard – Grey Gardens

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Shohreh Aghdashloo – House of Saddam

Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Grey Gardens

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: The Kennedy Center Honors

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Rod Holcomb, “And in the End” – ER

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: “Meditations in an Emergency” – Mad Men

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Jeff Blitz, “Stress Relief” – The Office

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: “Reunion” – 30 Rock

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Dearbhla Walsh – Little Dorrit (Part 1)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Little Dorrit

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Bruce Gowers, “Show 833” (The Final Three) – American Idol

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts – Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Chris Rock – Kill The Messenger

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Michael J. Fox – Rescue Me

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake – Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ellen Burstyn – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey – Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Special Class Program: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

September 21, 2009 Posted by | Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, Emmy Awards | | Comments Off on Bryan Cranston is Winner for Best Actor in A Dramatic Series “Breaking Bad” — 2nd year in a row!

This Week’s Tabloid Covers!

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Thanks Matt!

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/39232162.html

September 16, 2009 Posted by | Reality TV | | Comments Off on This Week’s Tabloid Covers!

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

September 15, 2009 Posted by | Death, Hunky Men, Swayze | | Comments Off on R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Kanye West doesn’t care about white country singers.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West, who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift.

West, who is known for his outspoken ways, jumped up on stage while the 19-year-old Swift was making an acceptance speech for best female video for her hit song “You Belong With Me,” beating out singers including Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga.

“I am really happy for you,” West said. “But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.”

MTV said West, who was spotted earlier on the red carpet drinking alcohol, was ejected from an awards show already known for its circus-like atmosphere. West received loud boos from the crowd when his name was mentioned later in the show.

West apologized on his website. “I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” he wrote. “… I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!”

Beyonce took the show’s top honor — video of the year — for her single “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” before recalling her first MTV award with her old band, Destiny’s Child, and calling back Swift to the Radio City Music Hall stage to finish her acceptance speech.

“I would like Taylor to come out and have her moment,” she said, before the country music star reappeared and thanked her fans.

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Taylor Swift, VMA's | | Comments Off on Kanye West doesn’t care about white country singers.

9 Beatle Facts you probably didn’t know

9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About The Beatles

by David K. Israel – September 9, 2009 – 9:00 AM

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Today is 09/09/09, and you know what that means!

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The big Beatles: Rock Band release. (GET IT? Number 9, number 9, number 9…) To get you in the mood, here are 9 rather obscure facts about those four lads from Liverpool that we bet you don’t know. (Nein?)

1. Before Lennon/McCartney there was McCartney/Lennon

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If you pick up a Beatles album today, you’ll notice the songs are credited to Lennon-McCartney, in alphabetical order, thanks to a longstanding agreement between the two songwriters whereby each would get full credit no matter who came up with the tune or lyric first. But this alphabetical listing was not always the case. The credits on their first album, Please Please Me, list the eight original compositions to McCartney-Lennon. One reason for this could be that Paul McCartney wrote “P.S. I Love You” and “Love Me Do,” the first two songs on the album. The McCartney-Lennon credit would appear twice more on McCartney’s 1976 live album, Wings Over America, and once again on 2002’s Back in the U.S., albeit much to Yoko Ono’s disapproval.

2. The Ed Sullivan Show was not The Beatles’ American TV debut

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For that matter, CBS can’t really claim bragging rights, NBC can. Yes, it’s true: NBC scooped CBS, as The Beatles made their American television debut on NBC’s evening news show, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, not The Ed Sullivan Show, nor Walter Cronkite’s evening news. Although virtually unknown in America at the time, the band was causing mass hysteria in England and all three U.S. television networks sent camera crews to film their November 16, 1963, concert in Bournemouth. NBC used the footage in a four-minute segment on November 18th, but CBS waited until November 22nd to air the story during its morning newscast with Mike Wallace. The network planned to air the story on its evening newscast as well, but just hours after the Beatles story was broadcast, Walter Cronkite broke the news that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. On December 10th, Cronkite aired the Beatles segment during prime-time, which set into motion the Beatlemania that culminated with their February 1964 performances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

3. Eric Clapton almost replaced George

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And then there were three… For five days in January of 1969, the Fab Four were a lonesome trio. George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle,” as the media called him, decided to bow out after months of personal differences with his fellow bandmates. A serious songwriter who penned classics like “Something” and “Here Comes the Sun,” Harrison felt he was being ignored by Lennon and McCartney, who played his tunes with little enthusiasm. On January 10, 1969, Harrison finally had enough and quit the band. His announcement caused John Lennon to quip, “If he doesn’t come back by Tuesday, we get Eric Clapton.” Harrison, of course, came to his senses, and returned to the band on January 15th, allowing The Beatles to move forward with their recording of a little-know album called Abbey Road.

4. The initial album cover for Yesterday and Today was banned

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The Beatles’ tenth Capitol album was unique not only for its rare mixes of tracks from Rubber Soul and Help, but for its controversial “butcher” cover. The original album artwork featured the four smiling members of the band dressed in white butchers’ overalls covered with mutilated plastic baby dolls and slabs of raw meat. Original copies of the “butcher” cover were eventually pulled and replaced with a more fan-friendly photograph of the band. It was rumored that the Yesterday and Today cover was a response to the way Capitol Records had “butchered” their previous albums. Today, copies of the original album cover are in high demand and have been sold for as high as $10,500 at auction.

5. “She Said She Said” was inspired by an LSD trip with Peter Fonda

During a break from their American tour in late August 1965, The Beatles rented a house in Beverly Hills. Although the Spanish-style mansion was hidden from plain view, their address eventually became public knowledge and the LAPD had to be called in to ward off eager fans. Since it was impossible to leave home, the Beatles played host to dozens of musicians and actors, including the then-unknown Peter Fonda. The entire band, excluding Paul McCartney, dropped acid with Fonda. According to Lennon, the drug-induced Fonda kept telling the band, “I know what it’s like to be dead” and “You’re making me feel like I’ve never been born.” Lennon would later use both phrases in the lyrics to “She Said She Said.”

6. Bob Dylan introduced the Beatles to marijuana

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It was Bob Dylan who introduced the Beatles to marijuana at the Delmonico Hotel in New York on August 28, 1964. The boys knew Dylan from a mutual friend and just assumed John, Ringo, Paul and George had smoked before, given their “I get high” lyrics in “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” Dylan was unaware that the lyrics are actually “I can’t hide,” and was later informed that none of the Beatles had ever smoked marijuana. Guess Bob thought it was high time to change all that.

7. Paul McCartney met Yoko Ono before John did

Yoko Ono claims to have been introduced to John Lennon by a mutual friend at her November 9, 1966, art exhibit in London. According to Yoko, she had never heard of the Beatles and had to be told who John Lennon was. However, Paul McCartney, likes to tell a different story about how she and John met. It was late 1965 and Yoko had knocked on Sir Paul’s door. She was helping John Cage, a personal friend of McCartney’s, with a book he was working on, and wanted to include some of the Beatles’ work. Paul declined her offer, but suggested that she see Lennon. Yoko took Paul’s advice and Lennon wound up giving her the original handwritten lyrics to “The Word” from Rubber Soul. The lyrics were later reproduced in Cage’s book Notations.

8. Yes, there was a “Fifth Beatle,” and he was the inspiration for their mop tops

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The “Fifth Beatle” has become synonymous with people who were at one time closely associated with the Fab Four. But for fifteen months in the early 1960s The Beatles were, in fact, a quintet. Stuart Sutcliffe, an abstract painter and art school buddy of John Lennon’s, was the original bassist for the band during their heady Hamburg days. Paul McCartney never thought Sutcliffe was talented enough (read: Paul was envious of Sutcliffe and Lennon’s friendship). Although it was Sutcliffe and Lennon who named the band The Beatles (they were both fans of Buddy Holly and the Crickets), Sutcliffe eventually left the band in August 1961 to enroll in the Hamburg College of Art. The “Fifth Beatle” never lived long enough to see his former bandmates become an international success—he died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 21. Sutcliffe’s tenure with the band, albeit brief, had a lasting effect on their image. He was the first to wear the famous “mop top” hairstyle, which Lennon and The Beatles adopted in Sutcliffe’s honor shortly after his death. (In the photo, Sutcliffe is at the far right. Notice the band’s original drummer, Pete Best. Ringo would not join the band until August of 1962.)

9. Let It Be was not their last album

Although it was released in 1970, a year after Abbey Road, Let It Be was actually recorded in early 1969, making it officially their penultimate album. Originally conceived as a back-to-roots record entitled Get Back, the band was unhappy with the version mixed by producer Glyn Johns and temporarily shelved the album to work on Abbey Road. After the success of Abbey Road, studio tapes from the Get Back sessions were given to the legendary Phil Spector. Spector created a new version of the album and finally released it as Let It Be in 1970. McCartney was upset with the finished copy, particularly Spector’s mix of “The Long and Winding Road,” which Paul had originally conceived as a spare piano ballad. It was the beginning of the end for The Beatles and the band broke up shortly before the album’s release. In 2003, a new version of the album, titled Let It Be… Naked was released. According to McCartney, the album’s stripped down sound was what he had originally intended for the album.

September 13, 2009 Posted by | The Beatles | | Comments Off on 9 Beatle Facts you probably didn’t know

“Eight is Enough:” The Kate Gossselin Story starring Kathy Griffin

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Couples, Eight is Enough, Gosselin, Gossip, Greed, Humor?, Kathy Griffin | , , | Comments Off on “Eight is Enough:” The Kate Gossselin Story starring Kathy Griffin

Comedy Examiner Scott Wampler gives this blog a “Shout out!”

http://www.examiner.com/x-15166-Dallas-Comedy-Examiner~y2009m9d10-Jon-and-Kate–Comedy-Examiner-Camping

Ten minutes into the episode, I grabbed a sheet of paper and began taking notes, praying that there’d be enough goings-on to be snarky about (shout out to TVSnark.com, by the way; if you’ve never been, check it out– good people over there) for an entire article.  The notes I compiled are more interesting than the show itself, really, and especially entertaining once I realized that I had no idea what some of what I jotted down meant: that’s how forgettable the proceedings were on this episode.


Check out some of Scott’s other hilarious Gosselin articles:

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Comedy Examiner, Gosselin, Gossip, Greed | , | Comments Off on Comedy Examiner Scott Wampler gives this blog a “Shout out!”

The Comedy Examiner answers your “Jon & Kate + 8” questions!

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Ah, the anonymity of the internet: a boon for those unwilling to be outspoken in their day to day lives.  The internet is also a hotbed of rabid “Jon & Kate” fans– many of whom feel inclined to defend their favorite Gosselin in emails to the Comedy Examiner.  Here, the Comedy Examiner responds to these pressing inquiries regarding America’s favorite non-couple!

This is the first time the Comedy Examiner’s desk has run an article based entirely on feedback from a previous article (or, in this case, a pair of articles*).  On average, each article that comes to the Examiner from your humble author generates half a dozen or so emails, and in 60% of cases, these emails basically come down to: “Waaah!”

HERE’S A QUOTE FROM PART OF THE ARTICLE:

Jon never was ‘ABUSED’ by her during there marriage…I know KAte Gosselin and I think you should know that she is a great mother.  What is she supposed to do? Quit the show? Live on the streets?  Join the army?…I know things about Jon that she hasn’t told anyone and she could sue him for alot of money…

For more of this article, please click on:http://www.examiner.com/x-15166-Dallas-Comedy-Examiner~y2009m9d5-The-Comedy-Examiner-answers-your-Jon–Kate–8-questions

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Comedy Examiner, Couples, Gosselin, Gossip, Greed, Humor? | , , | Comments Off on The Comedy Examiner answers your “Jon & Kate + 8” questions!

people.com: Kathy Griffin and George Takai play “Jon and Kate”e

PHOTO: Kathy Griffin Channels Kate Gosselin

Originally posted Friday September 04, 2009 08:30 AM EDT

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With a borrowed hairstyle and bikini-ready body, comedienne Kathy Griffin was a dead ringer for the famous mom of multiples at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood while taping an upcoming skit for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

She was walking around the hotel and people actually thought she was Kate,” says an observer.

Who played Jon in the skit (set to air next week)? Original Star Trek fleet member George Takei.

Kate who? Just call me Kathy Gosselin,” Griffin tells PEOPLE. “All I need now is a sexy bodyguard.”

– Alexis Chiu

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20302535,00.html

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Advertising, Gosselin, Gossip, Greed, Humor?, Jimmy Kimmel, Kathy Griffin, Parody, Reality TV | , , , | Comments Off on people.com: Kathy Griffin and George Takai play “Jon and Kate”e