November 6th, 2009
01:16 PM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's happening in the world of entertainment today:

The Hollywood Reporter says that GLAAD is protesting Wednesday night's episode of "South Park" which dealt with the "F-word." Their statement reads in part, "Though this seems to represent a well-intentioned effort by the creators of South Park to delegitimize a vulgar anti-gay slur, the fact is that the word is and remains a hateful slur that is often part of the harassment, bullying and violence that gay people, and gay youth in particular, experience on a daily basis in this country."

Jellystone Park is getting a little more crowded as three actors are in talks for the live-action/CG-animated "Yogi Bear Movie," Variety reports. Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake will be part of the film's cast, with Aykroyd looking at voicing Yogi himself, with Timberlake as Boo-Boo. Faris is negotiating to play a documentary filmmaker (not CG-animated in this case, one would assume).

Popular satirical website/newspaper "The Onion" is coming to TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Comedy Central is partnering with "The Onion" on a half-hour scripted comedy, based on the website's video sports "coverage."

In theatres today: Jim Carrey gets animated in Robert Zemeckis' state-of-the-art version of "A Christmas Carol," George Clooney in the quirky "The Men Who Stare at Goats," Cameron Diaz in the psychological thriller "The Box," alien close encounters of "The Fourth Kind," and finally, "Precious," which is getting a lot of Oscar buzz of late.

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  1. Jessica

    I actually agree with Debra on this one. Why are people so caught up on sexual orientation and race and everything else? Seriously – it's 2009! People need to get over it. Besides it's not like these words were made to describe a homosexual person. They were already words! Words people use(d) every day!

    And really, all these people "protesting" South Park – just makes South Park even better. It gives them tons of media attention and they don't even have to do anything!

    People need to stop being so sensitive about stuff that doesn't matter. The worlds gone too far with all the "political correctness". Everyone is a liar – and if you speak your mind about something you become a "rebel". LAME!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Debra R

    I didn't say the NAACP DID protest I was just using that as an example.

    November 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sailor

    Hey Debra, I don't think the NAACP really took Mel Brooks to task for Blazing Saddles. It was written by Brooks as well as Richard Pryor, who was initally slated to play the Sheriff

    November 10, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Debra R

    I think instead of calling homesexuals either the "F" word or "gay"...homosexuals should be called homosexual or bisexual. Neither term is appropriate. I am not sure if they are refering to the "F" word: however a fag is a slang term for cigarette and fairy is a term for a magical creature. Gay isn't a proper noun. Personally, I think people are people. Sexual orientation is a non issue for me. It is rather silly of GLADD to take South Park to task. Sort of like the NAACP protesting Mel Brooks for Blazing Saddles...South Park is wel known for insulting everyone....

    November 9, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |

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