November 19th, 2010
11:16 AM ET
Bristol Palin is apologizing for Facebook tirades that she and younger sis Willow wrote after one user of the social networking site criticized their mom's new TLC show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska."
Sixteen-year-old Willow fired the first shot after a school acquaintance named Tre wrote as his status update, "'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' is failing so hard right now."
MTV reports that Willow responded with homophobic slurs, telling him, "Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I've seen pictures of, your disgusting ... My sister had a kid and is still hot." The teen then added, "Tre stfu. Your such a f--t."
July 14th, 2010
04:18 PM ET
Finally, a wedding is in the works for America's favorite Alaskan family.
According to Us Weekly, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have secretly been engaged for two weeks. Bristol told the magazine they are hoping their parents will "jump on board."
But given the couple's rocky past with both families hurling accusations, it's probably wise that the lovebirds try to head down the aisle quickly. So, in honor of the wedding that hopefully won't get canceled this time, we're going to recap the verbal ping-pong that led to Levi putting a ring on it.
March 29th, 2010
03:51 PM ET
He caught our attention as the boyfriend of then vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter Bristol in 2008. He kept it when he and Bristol broke up, then fought over the care of their child. He semi-shocked us when he posed topless with his son in GQ magazine. Then did it again when he announced he'd be posing for Playgirl.
Now Levi Johnston's people are pitching a docu-series to the major cable networks, according to Stuart Krasnow, executive producer of the untitled project. Krasnow released this statement to CNN:
"Our goal is to sell a show that shows off Levi Johnston in his world, both in Alaska and outside of Alaska. Where does a 19 year old with his kind of fame go from here? And of course, being that there’s another show, that’s also set in Alaska, we would love to premiere opposite that show so we can show that we are the real deal! We’re not about beauty shots and mountains; this is about a real kid living a real life in an amazing place. He lives his life like no other teenager, and that’s what the show is about."
Johnston's news comes on the heels of Palin's announcement that she'll be hosting a reality TV show for the Discovery Channel called "Sarah Palin's Alaska."
October 21st, 2009
05:05 PM ET
So by now all of you know that I am a TV junkie. I mean a total TV addict- as in, I have two DVR’s and I still seem to always be missing something that I wanted to watch. The highlight of my TV day though- the one “I can’t live without it” program; the “get home from work and run for the couch and clicker” show that I must watch every single day is Oprah.
A few weeks ago my DVR decided (yes, I firmly believe that the little machine has a mind of its own and arbitrarily makes decisions based on how it feels towards me on any given day) not to tape Journey’s appearance on Oprah. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” is my ringtone; I got home and almost had a panic attack. My point is that I, like many other people my age, and many who aren’t, are part of the Oprah “club”. We watch the show, read the magazine (I admit, I subscribe), and follow the advice of her experts. So what better place for ex-Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, to launch her comeback tour?
Palin has not had an easy go of things since the election- and it is no secret that Oprah was firmly in President Obama’s camp throughout the election itself. So it is an interesting message that Oprah is sending by having Mrs. Palin on for her first interview for her upcoming book, Going Rogue: An American Life. Now, let’s not pretend that this isn’t a huge “get” for Oprah- she’ll get enormous ratings for the interview and the press she will receive will be better than any ad campaign that her team could ever put together on their own. But as much as this appears to be a big win for Oprah, I wonder if Team Palin is going to come out on top. This interview is coming mere weeks after Levi Johnston, the father of her grandson, gave an interview to Vanity Fair magazine where he alleged- among other things- that Palin was completely taken in by the fame that came with being nominated for Vice President, that her marriage is teetering on the brink of divorce and that Palin wanted to raise Levi’s child as her own. Levi is also set to appear in a spread on Playgirl.com. If Palin is expecting to run for office in 2012, which many are expecting her to do, this can’t possibly be helping her image.
Oprah’s couch is a couch of healing. It practically has a sign on it that says “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses”. The amount of people who have come to that couch to pour out their hearts and souls and seek solace- not to mention the forgiveness and/or approval of the American public is immeasurable.
What better place for Sarah Palin to relaunch her career than on that healing couch? And if she can get Oprah’s stamp of “approval”? Well, I would imagine that they would consider that to be icing on the cake.
Not to worry folks- you know where I will be on November 16th- on my couch, right in front of that TV, watching with all of you.
September 22nd, 2009
08:34 PM ET
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is "nothing more than a vulgar cyber-bully".
So says the conservative Culture and Media Institute (CMI) in a new report that chastises the mainstream media for giving Hilton a platform while failing to challenge him for misogynistic and "vile" remarks.
"Perez Hilton has proved that demonstrable talent or skill is no longer a prerequisite for fame," the report says. Ouch!
The CMI blasts Hilton for using the "b-word" to describe The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck and former Miss California Carrie Prejean, outing closeted stars and for re-printing a Margaret Cho blog in which the comedian fantasized about having oral sex with Sarah Palin.
It's not keen on those "doodles" he draws on celeb photos either, especially the ones showing Prejean speaking into a microphone made to look like a member of the male anatomy.
The CMI (a non-profit run by Brent Bozell, the former head of the conservative Parents Television Council) charges the media has given Hilton "a free pass to say and do outrageous things" and spread "his particular brand of venom."
It cites examples of interviews on ABC, CBS and NBC where reporters sugar-coated the content on Hilton's popular website. And it chided HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell (host of "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell") for defending Hilton in his public spat with Prejean.
What's your take on Perez? Is he a cyber-bully or just a cyber-smart aleck?
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