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April 24, 2020

Actor, Creator Seth Macfarlane Comes Down on Fox, Laura, Oprah and Her Dr.Phil



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Seth MacFarlane


 Actor, animator, and show creator Seth MacFarlane sharply criticized Oprah Winfrey and Fox News for purveying pseudoscience in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, in the debut installment of VICE TV’s political talk show “Seat at the Table with Anand Giridharadas,” which debuts Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.
MacFarlane has criticized Fox News in the past, despite his association with the company that helped make him millions with the popular shows “Family Guy” and “American Dad.” (While “Family Guy” still airs on Fox, MacFarlane signed a $200 million overall deal with NBC Universal earlier this year.)  
MacFarlane recently clashed with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, one of several figures on the network who have been pushing for an end to social distancing requirements, over a tweet accusing the Washington Post of wanting the shutdown to continue “indefinitely.” 
“Of course, The Washington Post does not want this to go on forever, they have families there stuck at home too!” MacFarlane said. “It's not that simple.”
MacFarlane also had choice words for Oprah Winfrey, who he accused in a recent tweet of using her platform “to amplify dubious voices” such as Dr. Phil, who has implied shutdowns are an overreaction to the coronavirus, and Dr. Oz, who repeatedly boosted the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus and pushed for reopening schools
Below are some of the highlights from MacFarlane’s conversation with Giridharadas.

On Oprah 

“Oprah has spent her career doing a lot of altruistic things -- given to a lot of charities, supported a lot of good causes, and in many ways used her platform for good,” MacFarlane said. “The exception to that is the elevation of these purveyors of pseudoscience. People like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, all the way back to Jenny McCarthy and the anti-vaxx movement.”
“And it’s a strange dichotomy that I think a lot of people, particularly right now, are having trouble reconciling,” he added. “You know this person who has done all of this positive work for the world, and yet somehow has gotten caught up in this web of junk science on many occasions. So, it’s a tough thing to balance.” 
On Ingraham and Fox News
“That would be my biggest criticism of Fox News, is that the nuance is gone. I mean, the Laura Ingraham tweet was a perfect example,” MacFarlane said. “Of course, The Washington Post does not want this to go on forever, they have families there stuck at home too! It's not that simple.”

“If that network could get on board with a responsible attitude toward science alone, I could live with all the other shit,” he added.

On what he thinks of the Murdoch family

“It’s a hard thing for me personally to reconcile because I know the family. I have a friendly relationship with the family,” MacFarlane said. “And by the way, I’ve said point-blank, I think you should look at what you’re doing. And take a more active role [in Fox News].”  


On creative freedom at Fox
“Since I’ve been doing ‘Family Guy,’ I’ve never gotten anything remotely... I have never experienced anything like censorship on that level,” MacFarlane said. “They’ve left us alone completely. Even when our politics were aggressively liberal.”
“And the same philosophy as far as I can tell applies to Fox News,” he continued. “It’s just a very hands-off philosophy... there's a self-sustaining mechanism to Fox News that I think exists independently of all that and so it's, you know, I am very comfortable speaking candidly.”

On ‘responsible journalism’ 

“I think if you look at the Wall Street Journal, take their op-ed out of the picture, which is a bit wackadoo sometimes, it is not an irresponsible publication,” MacFarlane said. “It’s a conservative publication. I don’t think anyone would say it’s off the rails like Fox News.
“I don’t think anybody is saying we want this to be Rachel Maddow; I think people are just saying we want you to honor your duty to the truth,” he added.
Cover: "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane appearing on "Seat at the Table" with Anand Giridharadas via video chat. (Screen shot: VICE TV

January 11, 2020

South Korean Heart Throb Seugri Will Be Indicted on 7 Charges


 

Seungri
Seugri, real name Lee Seung Hyun

 

The prosecution has filed another request for a pretrial detention warrant for Seungri.

It was revealed on January 10 that the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office filed a request for a pretrial detention warrant for Seungri on seven charges.

These charges include habitual gambling, violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act, purchasing prostitution services, mediating prostitution services, violation of the Food Sanitation Act, embezzlement, and violation of the 

Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes.
The prosecution previously requested a detention warrant in May on five of the charges, but the request was dismissed by the court. The new request includes the addition of habitual gambling and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions 

Act along with the previous five charges.
Court questioning to determine the validity of the pretrial detention warrant will be held on January 13

November 12, 2017

Liz Smith Dead at 94




Longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith, who started her column at the New York Daily News in 1976, has died, according to the newspaper. She was 94.
Known affectionately as the "the Grand Dame of Dish," Smith's legendary work included a chronicle of Donald and Ivana Trump's divorce, which made front-page news.
Liz Smith at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 2004.

Covering the glitterati 

Smith's column, which was titled simply "Liz Smith," became a staple in the publication for a quarter century, and was syndicated in almost 70 newspapers. 
    Smith started her journalism career as a CBS Radio news producer for Mike Wallace, according to the New York Daily News. 
    But it was her sharp writing at Cosmopolitan -- namely the salacious details of the romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton -- that led to her break at the Daily News. 
    Her clever barbs and scathing commentary elevated her to the level of notoriety shared by the A-listers she covered -- many of whom are now remembering her fondly. 
    "Loved Liz Smith. Smart and funny. Gossip from the High Road," actor Rob Lowe tweeted.
    (CNN)

    June 10, 2016

    Nick Jonas very gay Gay Baiting


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    Nick Jonas, the many abbed former member of the once promise ring-wearing Jonas Brothers, has a new album coming out. You might have heard about it, if only because Jay Z apparently suggested the very special title, Last Year Was Complicated. Or you might have heard about the video for “Bacon,” the Tidal-exclusive clip that features bacon but is not really about bacon. Or, if you’re a gay man, you might have heard about it thanks to the coverage he’s still getting from the gay audience to which he so readily appeals, and to which he has so problematically appealed ever since going out on his own a few years ago.
    The history of this gay-baiting can be complicated, but it boils down pretty clearly. In 2014, Nick Jonas nearly broke the gay internet when he came out and said that he maybe-kinda-sort of has had sex with a man. “Who is to say,” he might have said, “if a dick has touched these lips.” It was nuts for this to happen even in the relatively tolerant times of 2014, especially for the former Disney star who had already been battling rumors because of his shirtless performances in gay bars.
    Of course, Jonas wasn’t saying he was gay. Sexuality is fluid, and straight dudes are jumping in the sack with one another for fun all the time, right? Regardless, once he grew more comfortable with his solo career, Jonas back-stepped from his statements, saying that, oh, he meant, like, on film! The characters he played — in Kingdom and Scream Queens — those were the people having sex with men. But, you know, they’re his lips and everything, so technically it was Jonas doing the sex. Sorry for the confusion, gay contingent. Didn’t mean to lead you on.
    And yet of course he meant to lead us on. If our tried and true cynicism isn’t strong enough proof, the way Jonas has talked about his fan base makes it more than clear that he’s stripping in gay clubs for the money and attention (why else?), even if he tries to paint his outreach as public service, or for the good of the gay cause, just giving the fans what they want. For example, in that same, early post-Jonas Brothers interview with Pride Source, he clearly acknowledged his need to address the gay fans that he and his brothers had accumulated.
    “When I was setting up this record and meeting with the team about it, I told them that I really wanted to make an effort to embrace that part of my audience. I’ve known for a long time that it is a great part of the audience, and I just never felt like we made all the effort we could to embrace them. It’s been really fun and really incredible.”
    When targeted at the gay community, this type of statement should only generate skepticism. If, for instance, Jonas had said, “Oh, we totally ignored our mom fanbase, and we’re going to really reach out to them, really try to embrace them,” it would be one thing. For starters, most people love moms. And, if you wanted to wade into murkier territory, you could compare Jonas’s pandering to the gay community to the way Beyoncé’s recent efforts have made appeals to black feminism, but Beyoncé is indisputably black, and her feminism is subjective. Nick Jonas would never be mistaken for a mom, and he clearly isn’t black. But he could very well be mistaken for a gay man, and that he chooses to pose as one while either living as a straight man or living as a closeted man is, to be frank, goddamn annoying.
    It’s annoying because his music is not good; it’s the kind of R&B-lite, falsetto-heavy stuff that’s all the rage right now, a little bit of Justin Timberlake (Michael Jackson) and Bruno Mars (Marvin Gaye). It’s clear that, in order to reach the weird solo popstar status he’s somehow verged on reaching, he’s depended on catering to the gay tastemakers. That’s gross, but Jonas also deserves props for recognizing the shallowness of gay male consumers and capitalizing on their need for their favorite music to be made by someone they’re able to picture themselves in bed with.
    The lasciviousness of this gay gaze is evident in that same Pride Source interview, which just keeps on giving. After Jonas says his Kingdom character goes on an interesting journey, the reporter, Chris Azzopardi, responds, “Considering you’ve revealed there’s a nude scene, we are also excited to go on this journey with you.” This is the type of statement that, if made from a man to a woman, would rightfully send a Twitter mob to the doorstep of the reporter. And yet Jonas doesn’t balk, and answers Azzopardi’s question about what it’s like to film a sex scene. It’s as bland as ever.
    And really, when you break it down, the source of Jonas’s continued gay-baiting is in the reporters who continue to insist on questioning him and his sexuality. If nobody asked him if he was gay, or what he did to get that low-fat body, he’d probably stop talking about it. But, then, maybe we’d stop talking about him, too. A cursory glance at Google results for “Nick Jonas gay” reveals the real depths that journalists have mined from this topic; nearly every piece on the singer is about his masculinity or his sexiness. Jonas recently told Complex, “Your sexual preference does not matter to me and it shouldn’t matter to anybody,” and, in May, he covered Out Magazine, and said this about his supposed gay-baiting: “I think it’s really quite sad.”
    And maybe it is sad, but it’s even more sad that gays are so easily baited. All Jonas has done is played a few gay characters, performed in some gay bars, and committed his life to the religion of Equinox. And, in return, what? Thirsty reporters giving him free press with questions about his sexuality, leading to increased sales and an uncalled for image of progressiveness. Is this really all it takes to be a gay icon these days? Well, only if being a gay icon means having your career hinge on the support of a community that idolizes you for your Adonis belt, rather than whether or not you’re capable of actually belting.
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    April 2, 2014

    Anderson Cooper 0 Inheritance He Also Explains Why Calling ‘CSker' to a guy is Anti Gay






    US television newsreader Anderson Cooper has revealed that he won’t be inheriting a cent from his wealthy mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, telling radio host Howard Stern, “I’m doing fine on my own. I don’t need any.”
    The 90-year-old heiress (who is the great-great-great-granddaughter of the railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt) is said to be worth some $US200 million ($216 million).
    Speaking in an interview with radio Howard Stern, Cooper said his mother had already told him not to expect a penny.
    “My mum’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that,” Cooper told Stern, adding that he completely understands her reasoning.
    “I don’t believe in inheriting money… I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse.
    “Who’s inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life? From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know that I would’ve been so motivated.”
    The 46-year-old journalist, who reportedly earns $US11 million ($12 million) a year as a result of his CNN contract, told the radio host that he takes inspiration from his father, who grew up poor in the American south.
    “I’ve never paid attention to [money] honestly like my dad grew up really poor in Mississippi - I paid attention to that because I thought that’s a healthier thing to pay attention to than like some statute of a great-great-great grandfather who has no connection to my life,” he said.
    Anderson’s father, Wyatt Emory Cooper, died in 1978 from a heart attack when his son was just nine-years-old.
    Cooper says that as he approaches 50, he’s determined to start eating better.
    “Yeah, I think I have like three years left,” Cooper said.
    Cooper also spoke about the controversy surrounding Alec Baldwin and his use of homophobic language last year which prompted a reprimand from Cooper via Twitter.
    Baldwin blamed some of the subsequent backlash on Cooper, but the journalist stood by his rebuke.
    “I like Alec Baldwin, I think he’s incredibly talented, I think he’s incredibly smart,” Cooper said.
    “When he called the person a cocksucker, and then said he didn’t know ‘c*******er’ was an anti-gay — I mean, what adult does not know calling a guy a ‘c*******er’ [is an insult].
    “The worst thing you can possibly think of to say, which is what this situation was, to talk about a sexual act between two guys as being the worst thing you can possibly think of. That seems to indicate— but I never said he was homophobic. I have no idea what’s in his head.”

    December 17, 2013

    Twelve Well Known Celebrities Not Known to be “Gay” but Are

    Matt Bomer

    Star of the TV show "White Collar.'' Matt got turned down to be the lead character of the latest Superman movie because he was gay.
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.

    Jason Collins

    Former NBA star who was the first professional athlete to truly come out and say he was gay. 
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.
    Amber Heard
    7 of 25
    Amber was known for dating Johnny Depp, but most people didn’t know she dated a woman before him.
     Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.

    Victor Garber

    Victor confirmed to media sites that he was gay in January 2013. He thought everyone knew he was gay, but literally no one did. 
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.
    Jonathan Bennett

    Jonathan was one of the leader stars in “Mean Girl” with Lindsay Lohan.
     Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.
    Matt Dallas
    12 of 25
    Best known for playing the title character on ABC Family series Kyle XY. 
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.
    Sarah Paulson

    Actress in the TV series “American Horror Story.” 
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.
    Gillian Anderson

    One of the main stars in the TV series “The X Files.” 
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.

    David Hyde Pierce
    Best known for playing the character Dr. Niles Crane in the TV show Frasier. 
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay
    Cary Grant
    21 of 25
    A legend in Hollywood who kept one of the biggest secrets in the 1950's. He dated actor Randolph Scott who he lived with for 12 years. 
    Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.
    Jonathan Knight
    22 of 25
    Jonathan was a member of the boy band group New Kids on the Block.
     Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.
    Eleanor Roosevelt  
    Who would have thought that the former first lady was gay. She supposedly had a long affair with journalist Lorena Hickok. Hollywood has many well known celebrities who are openly gay and proud celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Elton John, but some celebrities prefer to stay off the grid, at least at some point before coming out in the public eye.  Here are 20 celebrities you, at one point, did not know were gay.   
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