Elizabeth Hasselbeck on "The View" is so out of touch with reality that she says using the morning after pill is the same as "birthing a baby and leaving it out on the street."
That is the shittiest slippery slope reasoning I have ever heard. Elizabeth had to be schooled by Barbara who said they should discuss the topic rationally. Watch this crap:
Let me just tell you that you can make your own morning after pill with common birth control pills. I read about first it in a health magazine, and had to use it once in college after an accident. The morning after pill is just a high dose of the hormones in regular birth control pills, so this is generally safe, but it's not comfortable and you should only do it if you have no other options. (You should also consult your doctor.)
You ovulate about 14 days give or take 3-4 days from the first day your period started. (If you have a regular 28 day cycle) So if you have an accident on the 20th day after the first day of your period you're probably ok, but only use this guideline to take measures in case of an accident and not to have unprotected sex, that's stupid.
Borrow a friend's pills or take some you have on hand.
If you you're using Triphasil or Tri-Levlen, for instance, take 4 yellow pills up to 72 hours after the accident. Wait 12 hours and take 4 more. Just follow the guidelines on the chart for the particular birth control you have.
Don't ever be afraid to take measures, especially early on, to take care of your body.
The Dixie Chicks have refused to appear on the dumb women's roundtable talk show, "The View," saying they have to be selective about the shows they choose. They mentioned "The View" specifically in an interview with Time Magazine, saying that they use Bruce Springsteen as their model for publicity choices, and that he would never appear on the show:
"Natalie [Maine's] new motto is, 'What would Bruce Springsteen do?'" says [Emily] Robison, laughing. "Not that we're of that caliber, but 'Would Bruce Springsteen do The View?'" They're not doing The View.
After reading the article, angry The View co-host JOY BEHAR ripped up the offending interview live on air yesterday (23MAY06), declaring, "They're.. not doing... The View.
"It's one thing to diss the (GEORGE W) BUSH administration, it's treason to diss The View."
What a idiot Joy Behar is. She may be the token liberal on the show before Rosie joins, but she's not acting like it. The Dixie Chicks are ahead of their time. They criticized George Bush back when it was taboo, but now everyone hates the murdering son of a bitch. We think their refusal to do "The View" is a harbinger of the shows demise, and that most of the cohosts will go on to fabulous careers as spokespeople on infomercials.
The Dixie Chicks aren't too good for XM Satellite Radio. They are shown performing on May 23rd on "Artist Confidential" in the pictures below. They are also seen at Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People event on May 8th.
On Monday we reported that it looked like Jessica Alba had a nose job based on HQs of her at two different events last week. She was at the premiere of "An Inconvenient Truth" last night, and her nose still looks different than it did at the ALMA awards, but not dramatically so.
We checked out earlier pictures of Alba, and it seems like the lighting at the ALMA awards was particularly unflattering.
She could be using some alternate method to shrink her nose, as was mentioned in the article we sourced. If she did have work done, it was subtle. At this point we don't think she had a nose job.
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. "Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely," said Gore.
Alba is concerned about the environment and drives a hybrid Prius. You can do your part by walking and riding your bike whenever possible, replacing your lightbulbs with energy star efficient bulbs, and reusing plastic bags. Minor changes do make a difference.
According to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll over the weekend when Mission: Impossible III opened to $47.7 million, about $12 million less than expected, the public has lost its loving feeling for Tom Cruise. When 1,013 adults were asked their opinion of Cruise, 35% were favorable and 51% unfavorable.
From Wednesday’s edition of USA Today:
President Bush’s approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.The survey of 1,013 adults, taken Friday through Sunday, shows Bush’s standing down by 3 percentage points in a single week.
It just goes to show you that acting crazy and hating psychiatric drugs is less damning that ruining the middle east and getting a lot of people killed. Now if only much-deserved impeachment hearings were started, we might get rid of world's worst pResident of all time.
It seems like low box office numbers could help tone down Cruise's career. Mission Impossible 3 isn't doing as well as expected. It's not exactly tanking, though.
According to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll over the weekend when Mission: Impossible III opened to $47.7 million, about $12 million less than expected, the public has lost its loving feeling for Tom Cruise.
It would certainly be a welcome change if both Bush and Cruise would ride/fly off into the sunset.
Proving that her charity knows no bounds and is on a different level entirely than the lame attempts by her boyfriend to save the world, Angelina Jolie is planning to buy a country in Dubai and set it up for African refugees. The Bosh reports:
The 'Tomb Raider' star, who is currently pregnant with boyfriend Brad Pitt's child, is buying Richard Branson's man-made version of Ethiopia, located in Dubai. The British business tycoon is having 300 country-shaped luxury island developments built, to form a map of the world.
And the 55-year-old entrepreneur is selling parts of the 'world' to anyone rich enough to afford them. The 30-year-old actress, who is due to give birth early in May, is reportedly planning to turn her new purchase into a fair-trade paradise for hundreds of Africans.
A source said: "Angelina has been obsessed with Ethiopia ever since she adopted her second child Zahara from there. Her friends are very jealous of her purchase."
Jolie tells People magazine, "I chose to take out this ad because when Congress returns from recess (24APR06), they have the chance to fully fund peacekeepers in Darfur. "The situation in Darfur has been going on far too long. It's only getting worse. "Reports are pouring in about mass atrocities including children getting raped and killed. "If people are aware of the facts, I believe many will be driven to action."
The US could have stepped in and stopped the violence in the Sudan long ago, but the neocons decided they wanted the oil in Iraq and choose to invent a genocide over there. Saddam Hussein may have gassed Kurds in the 80s, but US news outlets downplayed the event at the time. Now an actual genocide has been happening in The Sudan for about three years and no one is doing a thing about it. Saving hundreds of thousands of lives would have cost a fraction of the total of the Iraq war, but no one has given it any attention. Ironically that's why we pay attention to celebrities. It's easier than dealing with the tragedy and hypocrisy of the real world, and we're just as guilty as anyone.
Bill Sammon, Washington Examiner: "A lot of critics are conflating the two and are saying that because Bush disclosed this piece of information, they're implying that Bush leaked the name."
Ben Affleck: "He probably also leaked the name. There's just no proof of that."
Sammon: "Even the prosecutor, even Fitzgerald is saying Bush didn't leak the name. So let's be clear, Bush didn't leak Valerie Plame's name -- not that we know of."
Affleck: "Because if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!"
Bill Maher: "That is treason."
Affleck: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that. Don't you think we should find out who leaked that name?"
Affleck is right, that is treason and Bush should be tried for it, not to mention the fact that he deliberately led the country into war on completely false pretenses.
Here's Violet Affleck. Linked pictures are about the same quality as shown in the header image above.
I wanted to post pictures I found on Wireimage of a large demonstration in LA protesting the third anniversary of the war on Iraq. The image gallery was there this morning, and had pictures of celebrities attending the protest including Martin Sheen, Maria Bello, Diane Lane, Paul Haggis and Rob Morrow. When I went back to Wireimage a few hours later the pictures were gone and I could find no trace of them.
According to ANSWER, the protest's organizer, 20,000 people were there. A documented 250,000 gathered in DC prior to the war, and protests in NY have drawn similar numbers of demonstators. 20,000 is still a significant number for LA, and people protested in NY, San Francisco, and in cities around the world on Saturday.
Wireimage has pictures of the demonstrations in London this weekend, but again the ones that exist of the LA protest are curiously gone. Wireimage thinks it's not worthy of coverage despite the attending celebrities. Let's get the world out.
Here are Pictures from Yahoo! of the protests around the world this weekend. Celebrities are fun and we need a distraction, but there's an illegal, expensive and deadly war being waged in Iraq. My cousin is over there and I don't want him or any more other people to have to die.
Jessica Simpson brought her trout pout to Congress yesterday to hold a press conference on behalf of the charity she represents, Operation Smile. News outlets were aghast that she had supposedly snubbed Bush by backing out of a Republican fundraiser later that evening, but her controlling daddy insists that she just loves the dictator to pieces and didn't want to politicize the cause.
Jessica Simpson was supposed to attend a Republican fund raiser to bring awareness to the charity she half-assed represents, Operation Smile. Now she's pulled out, saying she didn't want to politicize the charity by associating it with the Republicans:
Simpson was invited to a major Republican fundraiser in Los Angeles on Thursday to be attended by Mr. Bush and top GOP congressional leaders.
The reason for the decline was Simpson's concern about politicizing her favorite charity. The final decision came after a day of back and forth reports from her camp and event organizers.
This is the woman who complimented Interior Secretary Gale Norton for the White House's decor, so you know this was not her idea. Someone at Operation Smile knows that the administration is not well liked and wants to make sure they're not tied to the Bushies through Jessica's much-publicized appearance.
It's funny, though, that the headlines read: "Jessica Simpson snubs Bush." With an approval rating in the mid 30s, Bush cannot afford to be snubbed by a daft celebrity.
Here's a scan from an Australian magazine showing how Jessica's look has spread through Hollywood. [via]
I live in Switzerland. If you stay up a little later here on Friday or Saturday night (and in Germany and probably Italy and France) you can watch full frontal nudity and sex scenes on regular free TV that aren't as explicit as regular porn, but are high in soft core value. You also don't have to sit through a lot of bad plot like you're subjected to on Cinemax.
The FCC hit 111 CBS affiliates with a $32,500 fine each for violating decency standards when they aired the Dec. 31, 2004, episode of "Without a Trace," which dealt with the disappearance and possible rape of a high school student.
The episode featured scenes of partially dressed teenagers engaged in both couples and group sex.
"While there is no nudity, the scene is highly sexually charged and explicit," the FCC said of the show. "Moreover, the material is particularly egregious because it focuses on sex among children."
So get this - the FCC is fining CBS the most they've ever fined a network based on an idea they have of morality, without specific violations.
I saw an episode of Law and Order about a kiddie porn ring that showed a child and adult being videotaped. Under these vague guidelines, that episode would have warranted a fine.
The FCC has a new head, Kevin Martin, and this is his first ruling. The fucker spoke at the Jesse Helms center and admitted that the FCC is now trying to control television content. He's a religious freak and is trying to dictate what you can watch. Write the FCC and tell them that they have to have specific rules as to what is allowed on TV, and that they cannot dictate content. It's a scary precedent when they fine a show for a plot idea.
Clooney has blasted Adriana Huffington for adding his comments to the Huffington Post. His remarks about lilly-livered Dems and the leadup to war were lifted from earlier remarks and cut and pasted together to make the blog post:
On Monday, a blog [post] criticizing Democrats, ostensibly written by Clooney, was posted on the site. But it turns out the quotes were compiled from Clooney interviews. "Miss Huffington's blog is purposefully misleading," Clooney said yesterday. She responded that Clooney's rep OK'd the blog [post] and insisted, "This was an honest misunderstanding . . . between Clooney and [his] publicist." Clooney flack Stan Rosenfeld snapped back,: "This was not a misunderstanding, it was misrepresentation."
Sharon Stone wanted the sex scenes in 'Basic Instinct 2' to be "disturbing".
The sexy star was determined the erotic thriller should shock its audience and told the director not to waste her full-frontal nude shots.
She revealed: "I felt we should hold off on the full nudity for a while in the movie and then I thought that when I ultimately did do the nude scene it should be done in a startling way that would be disturbing and threatening."
Sharon is quoted by Britain's Evening Standard newspaper: "I wanted to do the nudity in a way that's quite brazen. I wanted her to be very masculine, like a man in a steam room.
Stone also says that she's not digitally enhanced in the film and has had no plastic surgery. (And her plan for world peace will be really effective.)
Stone visited Israel's holy Western Wall on March 12th. Pictures [via]
George Clooney just got a lot of press for being a womanizing scum, and he should lay low until the scandal with Teri Hatcher subsides. Instead of doing the smart thing and waiting until it blows over, he's opening his big mouth as usual:
"The fear of being criticized can be paralyzing," Clooney writes today on Huffingtonpost.com — pumping up the volume after banging the drum of Hollywood liberalism in his Oscar acceptance speech.
"Just look at the way so many Democrats caved in the runup to the war. In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the link between Saddam and Bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew it was bulls—.
"Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, 'We were misled.' It makes me want to shout, 'F— you, you weren't misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic.'"
I'm a proud liberal like Clooney, and he's totally right that the whole situation was obvious and the Dems have no spine, but he should shut the hell up until he has more credibility. Right now he's just a shrieking celebrity. Plus I really don't like him even if I share his politics.
Clooney is known for his political outburts. He made an impassioned speech after Princess Diana's death in which he blamed the paparrazi for her death. Some tabloids boycotted him afterwards in protest.
Two bloggers were arrested by the FBI for posting unreleased tracks from Ryan Adams' upcoming album. Apparently there's no organized crime or terrorism being planned anywhere:
The FBI busted two RYAN ADAMS fans for posting portions of Adams' September release Jacksonville City Nights without the consent the guitarist's label, Lost Highway Records, on a fan Web site a month before the album hit stores. According to a provision of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act (FECA), publishing music or movies before their public release is a federal crime. Milwaukee resident Robert Thomas and Jared Browser of Jacksonville, Florida, face up to eleven years in prison if convicted.
This is what I was talking about in the last post. Since when did filesharing become a federal crime?
"Prerelease piracy is a particularly damaging and onerous form of theft," he said. "It robs artists of the chance to sell their music before it even hits the streets or becomes legally available online, and the ripple effects are felt far and wide throughout the entire music community...
"We commend Congress for giving prosecutors the tools they need to achieve swift and successful enforcement of this devastating form of piracy. The message here is clear: Significant crimes bring significant consequences."
Giving an artist free pre-release buzz is a significant crime that hurts your massive industry? Have a clue - filesharing gives the film and music industry more exposure than you could ever manage on your own. It's called The Internet, and it's the next big thing. Take advantage of it, or otherwise you're going down. [via]
"We offer voters legitimate change," Bhakta said. "I am not a politician. I am someone from a business background who wants to make a change."
What a prick this guy is. In case you didn't see that lousy season of the Apprentice, Raj is the arrogant one who wore a bowtie. He brought down his team in a challenge to create a video promotion for the NYPD by producing a scary, terrorism-themed ad with helicopters and riot police. The other team easily won the challenge with a feel-good commercial that featured cops talking about how they made a difference.
The House is already full of dickweed Republicans and doesn't need a new one. Only a minor celebrity or someone with excellent backing can take a seat away from a sitting member of Congress, because the incumbency reelection rate is over 98%.
Why does this matter? Our rights are being stripped from us by the Republicans. The USA Patriot act, which authorizes warrantless searches and paves the way for massive government data mining, was just reauthorized. The government can learn anything it wants about you, including all of your shopping, reading, e-mail and Internet habits, without getting permission and without your knowledge. Indeed, they've been doing this for a while.
Chances are you know someone fighting in Iraq. With the Republicans in control they won't come back for a long time. The military is way overextended. If the Republicans decide to attack Iran, you or your friends could even get drafted.