March 17th, 2010
11:36 AM ET

ChatRoulette pianist goes viral

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A pianist on ChatRoulette has folks all over the web  buzzing.

A video of “Merton” performing for random strangers has logged more than 1.4 million views and counting on YouTube.

ChatRoulette is a web program that allows users to randomly link up for web cam chats. “Merton” picks someone at random on ChatRoulette and improvs an often hilarious song.

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March 17th, 2010
10:50 AM ET

Corey Feldman: My mission in life was to save Corey Haim

Corey Feldman Corey Feldman was true to his word and did not attend the funeral for his best friend and former co-star, Corey Haim, out of respect for Haim's family's desire to keep the funeral out of the media spotlight.

Instead, Feldman wrote a heartfelt open letter to Haim on his blog, expressing his sorrow over being absent from the funeral, and his remorse that no one will ever understand him the way Haim did.

Feldman's mission in life, he wrote, became saving Haim's.

"I never gave up, I tried …I walked away, but I always came back, to let you know I was there. In a dark and lonely world with spiteful angry people we always understood each others pain," Feldman said.

The actor said in an earlier statement that he was planning a separate memorial for Haim, scheduled to happen within a month, where friends and fans can grieve.

"I will do my very best to help give you a memorial that is a celebration of your life the way you would have wanted it," Feldman wrote, "with everybody laughing and rocking out!"


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
March 17th, 2010
09:54 AM ET

Kathy Griffin gets political

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Comedian Kathy Griffin is hoping to rally her large contingency of gay fans for a cause.

The star of Bravo’s “My Life on the D List” is organizing a rally at Freedom Plaza on Thursday, March 18 in Washington, D.C., to help repeal what she calls “the antiquated policy of ‘don't ask, don't tell.’”

“After traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan to perform for the troops and visiting with injured vets and their families at Walter Reed, I've gotten to meet and know many gay members of our brave military,” Griffin said in a statement. “Their stories are heartbreaking, touching, and need to be heard.” FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • television
March 17th, 2010
08:47 AM ET

'Parenthood' recap: The deep end of the pool

Sometimes I like when you can tell what a show or a movie is about from the title. And I like when show creators stick to what the show is supposed to be about.

So far, the people behind “Parenthood” are delivering on the premise of people dealing with different stages, trials and tribulations of being or having parents.

Max gets kicked out of school for turning over a fish tank - the bubbles were bugging him while he tried to work on a class assignment. Watching Adam and Christina trying to convince a school administrator to take their son into a new school is heartbreaking. So is watching their teenage daughter, who had a soccer final they completely forgot about. She finally tells her dad how she feels about her parents paying so much attention to Max for so long. FULL POST

March 17th, 2010
08:38 AM ET

Sawyer plays both sides on 'Lost'

[Editor's Note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't seen this episode of "Lost" yet, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.]

When last we left Sawyer, he had joined up with the Man in Black in order to finally, at long last, get off the island. On Tuesday night's episode of "Lost," we discover that that truly is all he cares about, and he'll do just about anything to achieve that goal.

The Man in Black has much the same mindset, as it turns out. At one point, he tells Sawyer that he is the "smoke-thing" ("monster" is "name-calling," after all), and that he gave ample warning to the Others at the temple before snuffing them out. On the island, it's kill or be killed, and nothing should stand in the way of getting off the island.

The intrigue on the island, for the second week in a row, was almost equaled by this week's "flash-sideways," which began in exactly the same way as Sawyer, a.k.a. James Ford's first flashback in season one... except that this time, con artist James was working for the cops. His partner? None other than Miles, who probably uses those psychic powers to solve crimes. Now there's a spin-off I'd like to see (the new Starsky and Hutch with a twist, perhaps?). FULL POST

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