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March 04, 2008

"Sex" and the Sneak Peek

Sex_and_the_city_logoCNN's Showbiz Today took a sneak peek at the big screen continuation of HBO's Sex and the City series ... The movie will pick up where the series finale left off ...

Here is the sneak peek ... and some new stills from the movie ...

Sex and the City: The Movie hits theaters May 30 ...


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January 21, 2008

19th Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominations

Glaad_logoABC leads the pack at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards ... the network has the most nominations for the awards that are prestented to positive portrayals of gay and lesbian issues on television ... ABC has picked up nominations for Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Boston Legal, Dirty Sexy Money and Greek ...

UglybettyGLAAD will pay tribute during the ceremony to two of the organization's favorite musical acts ... Janet Jackson and Rufus Wainwright ... They are named special honorees along with late pioneering photographer Herb Ritts ... LOGO president Brian Graden ... actor and activist Wilson Cruz ... The L Word writer/producer Ilene Chaiker ... and political activist/author/blogger David Mixner ...

The ceremony will take place on March 17 in New York's Marriott Marquis ...

Here's a brief rundown of the some of the key nominees for the GLAAD Media Awards ...

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January 10, 2008

Golf Channel Anchor Suspended for Tiger Woods "Lynch" Comment

Last night ... Golf Channel announced that it suspended anchor Kelly Tilghman for two weeks in the wake of comments made last week that the channel deemed "hurtful and grossly inappropriate" ...

Tilghman stated last week that young players who wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should "lynch him in a back alley" ...

Tiger_woodsTilghman was laughing during the exchange Friday with analyst Nick Faldo at the Mercedes-Benz Championship ...

A Golf Channel spokesman said Tilghman immediately regretted the remark ... and issued an apology to viewers and to Tiger Woods on Sunday ... After news spread ... Tilghman issued another apology and Woods' agent defended the long-time friend of Woods by calling it "a non-issue in our eyes. Case closed."

Initially ... it appeared as if the channel would take no disciplinary action on Tilghman but last night it apologized again to anyone offended and added ...

There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this. While we believe that Kelly's choice of words was inadvertent and that she did not intend them in an offensive manner, the words were hurtful and grossly inappropriate. Consequently, we have decided to suspend Kelly for two weeks, effective immediately.

Last night Reverend Al Sharpton weighted in on the controversy on CNN ... He demanded the channel fire Tilghman ...

Here is a clip of Reverend Al Sharpton on CNN ...

~Papi Chulo~

November 17, 2007

In the News :: Student Reveals CNN Rigged Soft Question to Clinton

20071115cnndebateMaria Luisa ... the UNLV student who asked Hillary Clinton whether she preferred "diamonds or pearls" at Thursday's CNN-hosted Democratic debate in Las Vegas ... posted on her MySpace page Friday morning that CNN forced her to ask the soft question instead of a pre-approved question about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository ...

"Every single question asked during the debate by the audience had to be approved by CNN. I was asked to submit questions including 'lighthearted/fun' questions. I submitted more than five questions on issues important to me. I did a policy memo on Yucca Mountain a year ago and was the finalist for the Truman Scholarship. For sure, I thought I would get to ask the Yucca question that was APPROVED by CNN days in advance.

CNN ran out of time and used me to 'close' the debate with the pearls/diamonds question. Seconds later this girl comes up to me and says, 'you gave our school a bad reputation.' Well, I had to explain to her that every question from the audience was pre-planned and censored. That's what the media does. See, the media chose what they wanted, not what the people or audience really wanted. That's politics; that's reality. So, if you want to read about real issues important to America--and the whole world, I suggest you pick up a copy of the Economist or the New York Times or some other independent source. If you want me to explain to you how the media works, I am more than happy to do so. But do not judge me or my integrity based on that question."

FOX News reported last week that the Clinton campaign confirmed that they rigged a question during a town hall meeting at Grinnell University ... and the campaign said it would never happen again ...

So far the blame lies on CNN ...

~Papi Chulo~