Author Topic: Politics and Celebrity Collide  (Read 46153 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Politics and Celebrity Collide
« on: February 19, 2011, 02:37:33 PM »
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 04:23:07 PM »
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 01:12:19 AM »
With that name Tammy Fae Baker comes to mind more than Palin.

Offline Oceander

  • Technical
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 47,372
  • Chief Dork
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 01:20:30 AM »
Actually, what's more amazing here is that, in 2 short years, Sarah Palin has become a cultural point of reference - to quote from the daft casting call, "a Sarah Palin type."  In other words, she is attaining the same sort of stature that Google has, now that searching for something online is also popularly known as "googling" for something.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 08:14:40 AM »
Well, this seems about right.  :thud:
Quote
Kathy Griffin, Loretta Divine to Guest Star on 'Glee'

4:47 PM 2/19/2011 by Annie Yuan, Hollywood Reporter
 
They will play judges on the show's upcoming "regionals" episode.

Fox has put Kathy Griffin and Loretta Divine on the judging panel for Glee's regionals competition.

TV Guide confirmed that Griffin will play Tammy Jean, a conservative home-schooling Tea Party candidate rumored to be based on Sarah Palin, while Devine will take on the role of a stripper-turned-nun named Sister Mary Constance.
 
Griffin took to Twitter to announce the news. When asked if she would be appearing on the hit show she replied, "So excited!! It's true!!"
 
The McKinley High Glee Club learned in the recent episode "Comeback" that the Regionals theme would be "anthems." There has been no word yet as to when the show will air.
Bashing Palin and mocking the Catholic Church, looks like a two-fer.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 08:18:52 AM »
Hollywood Reporter
He'll bring a wealth of relevant experience to the post.   whistle
Quote
MPAA Close to Naming Chris Dodd Its New Chairman (Report)

An announcement may be made early this week.

The Motion Picture Association of America is close to naming former Democratic senator Chris Dodd as its new chairman, the New York Times reports, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.

A contract announcement may come early this week.

An MPAA spokesperson had no comment. A rep for Dodd could not be reached.

The organization has been looking for a new chairman for roughly a year.

Dodd is known for working with both sides of the political aisle and is also connected in the nation's capital, characteristics the MPAA values. Dodd has had a long career in the Senate and worked multiple terms in Congress. He campaigned to run for president in 2008.

But he doesn't just have connections win politics. The ex-Connecticut senator is also friends with Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.

If a deal comes through, Dodd would be replacing Dan Glickman.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Offline Oceander

  • Technical
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 47,372
  • Chief Dork
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 08:45:19 AM »
MPAA Close to Naming Chris Dodd Its New Chairman


One fantasy-maker meets another?  A match made in fantasy?

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 04:41:24 PM »
Well, this seems about right.  :thud:Bashing Palin and mocking the Catholic Church, looks like a two-fer.

Kathy Griffin is certainly obsessed with Palin isn't she?

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 09:35:09 AM »
Quote
Rosie splits with lover Tracy
 February 21, 2011

Rosie O'Donnell has split with her girlfriend of over a year, Tracy Kachtick- Anders, sources tell Page Six.

The comedienne, multimedia star and former TV talk-show host, who has four children, confirmed in January last year that she was dating Tracy, a Texas artist and mother of six.

She made the announcement after they were spotted holding hands in Miami in December 2009, and soon their combined brood of 10 kids became one big family.

But sources tell us they recently parted ways, with Tracy living at a separate house with her children, while she and Rosie, who lives in Nyack and on Miami's Star Island, remain on good terms.

  A rep for O'Donnell told us, "Rosie and Tracy never officially lived under one roof. They have lived near one another for quite some time, and their families still socialize and they see each other frequently."

But a source said, "They have definitely split up, but it is very complicated because their kids are very close. They still spend a lot of time together." The insider noted that Rosie still has pictures of her and Tracy together on her blog.

Tracy is active in parenting issues. She launched Open Arms Campaign, a nonprofit organization to recruit adoptive families in the LGBT community.

Rosie has four kids with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter, with whom she split in October 2009. After announcing her new relationship, O'DonNell said, "Tracy has six kids, she lives next door . . . It's a lot! We're the Gay-dy Bunch! It's a challenge, but when you fall in love with someone, they come with a whole bunch of things, including children" -- adding that she fell for Tracy because of her love for kids.

On her radio show, O'Donnell went on to describe Kachtick-Anders as a "lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely person," adding, "I love it all. It's almost too good to be true!"
NY Post
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 04:00:39 PM »
When her kids grow up and write their tell-all it will be another mommie dearest is my hunch.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 08:07:46 AM »
Quote
"30 Rock" had big plans for its 100th episode airing on April 20. The team led by star and executive producer Tina Fey was hoping to land an appearance by Bill Clinton.

 "They hoped he would appear next week to shoot the episode," an insider said. "They included him on the call list, but it didn't happen."

Regis Philbin and Sherri Shepherd were also named as possible guests. Sources said Fey wrote to Clinton advisor Doug Band asking the ex-prez to come on.

 A Clinton rep said, "The request was made and immediately denied without asking him."
NY Post, Page Six
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 03:14:40 PM »
good.........

Offline Oceander

  • Technical
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 47,372
  • Chief Dork
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 05:49:41 PM »
NY Post

Boy, funny how you can "morph" a series of one-year liaisons into "marriages" when left-wing bleep are involved.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011, 11:18:54 PM »
Oh my, just watching The Good Wife and they have a scene at the beginning where they get  new client -- Lou Dobbs -- and who comes in at the same time -- Joe Trippie  :thud:  both playing themselves....... ~LOL~

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 11:20:52 PM »

Offline Oceander

  • Technical
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 47,372
  • Chief Dork
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2011, 11:36:43 PM »
I don't think so.  There is honesty shining in Palin's face; nothing bit irony and conceit in Fey's face.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2011, 10:26:49 PM »

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2011, 08:18:19 AM »
Quote
'All My Children' actor doesn't know what happened to money raised for 9/11 victims
By ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
 July 3, 2011


 Here's one performance that won't win him a Daytime Emmy.

Hunky actor Jack Scalia, who once played Susan Lucci's love interest on "All My Children," started two patriotic charities -- including a 9/11 nonprofit -- but his role as a philanthropist was just an act.

He raised more than $100,000 for military vets and 9/11 victims, yet paid out little -- and now claims he doesn't know what happened to the money.

The IRS just yanked the tax-exempt status from Scalia's 9-11-01 Lest We Forget group because it failed to file a single tax return in its decade of existence. And his Operation American Spirit charity, founded to help wounded vets, was suspended by California authorities because of lapses in paying taxes and fees.

The Brooklyn-born actor, who first gained notice as a Jordache jeans model, started the 9/11 charity in New York soon after the terrorist attacks.

Scalia, who now lives in California, told The Post he "wanted to do something to help." He was living in New York City while starring on "All My Children" as Chris Stamp, and his brother was with the FDNY.

He claims the group collected cash through events such as autograph signings, but he said he had no memory of how much or where it went.

"A little bit came in and went back out," he said.

The group was never incorporated in New York and never registered with the Attorney General's Office, a requirement for soliciting donations in the state. It never filed a tax return, either.

Scalia, who also starred in the 1980s series "Remington Steele," declared bankruptcy in 2004, claiming that, as of May of that year, he had made just $1,400. His assets included a Harley motorcycle and several firearms.

He started Operation American Spirit in 2007 and boasted to the press that he would raise $100 million. He organized a 1,500-mile bike ride in 2007 along the West Coast to raise awareness of wounded vets and made stops at VA hospitals.

But the group fell far short of Scalia's goal, collecting $88,937 in 2007 and $14,490 in 2008, according to its tax filings.

The nonprofit claims it distributed just $5,000 in grants in 2008 to help injured vets, but tax filings provide no details on the recipients of the cash.

Scalia, who is listed as president of the organization, said he didn't know who got the money.

"I was riding my bike and being the spokesperson," he said. "I don't know that end of it."

The charity was based at a sprawling estate and private golf course in Rancho Mirage, Calif., once owned by Edra Blixseth, who dated Scalia.

Blixseth declared bankruptcy and is reportedly at the center of a criminal probe involving millions in loans she took out.

Her former assistant was a board member of Operation American Spirit and her bookkeeper, who is also said to have been questioned by the FBI, incorporated the charity.
New York Post
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2011, 08:29:00 AM »
Here's another one. Looks like there's a cottage industry in phony 9/11 charities:
Quote
Olympic scheme an ice-capade
By CANDICE M. GIOVE
July 3, 2011


 The feds have put a 9/11 charity run by an Olympic figure-skating champion's agent on ice.

Ice princess Tara Modlin, who reps flashy bronze medalist Johnny Weir, latched onto the credibility of a 9/11 dad, Lee Ielpi, to start the charity, 9/11 Families Giving Back, a year after the attacks.

The agent claimed to have raised over $600,000 to provide scholarships and aid to terror victims.

But tax records show no beneficiary ever got a dime.

The IRS just stripped the group of its tax-exempt status for failing to file income reports.

The purported charity, later known as the Heritage Foundation of 9/11, held major fund-raisers called "Stars, Stripes and Skates" events that drew figure skating's biggest names.

 She enlisted her longtime friend's father, Ielpi, who lost his son Jonathan, to lead the group. She continues to list him as president on tax documents.

But Ielpi told The Post that he broke ties with the group years ago.

Though money rolled in from ticket sales, it all melted away on $200,000 in consulting fees and $52,270 in travel expenses for such stars as Nancy Kerrigan and Sasha Cohen.

Modlin said she never took a dime from the charity.

"People make mistakes, and this was a ginormous one," she said.
ttp://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/olympic_scheme_an_ice_capade_gmV6wxsTJep2bpqNjdPgmN#ixzz1R2pIQiSb
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2011, 12:33:22 PM »
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Offline Badeye

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8,915
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2011, 12:49:59 PM »
Kathy Griffin is certainly obsessed with Palin isn't she?

Yep. I'd say its more about Palin having a stable marriage and a family than anything else. The political differences are just an excuse.
Romney doesn't know how to fail.

Offline Badeye

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8,915
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2011, 12:55:18 PM »
I've always thought Jackie was a well educated bimbo. Nothing in those audio tapes to date have changed my opinion.
Romney doesn't know how to fail.

Offline Lando Lincoln

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,928
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2011, 12:57:09 PM »
I've always thought Jackie was a well educated bimbo. Nothing in those audio tapes to date have changed my opinion.

I think that is a compliment.  :pondering:
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

Offline Badeye

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8,915
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2011, 12:58:15 PM »
I think that is a compliment.  :pondering:

...with a unibrow.....
Romney doesn't know how to fail.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,493
Re: Politics and Celebrity Collide
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2011, 04:59:29 PM »
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf