Monday, 31 March 2008

Sharon and Ozzy offended 128 viewers!

IMAGE: Sharon and Ozzy OsbourneSharon and Ozzy host the Brit Awards - 128 complaints received.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were the hosts for the UK's annual Brit Awards.
Not surprisingly ITV1 (the channel broadcasting the event) received 128 complaints over the use of "offensive" language.

Despite the complaints, ITV1 received no criticism from Ofcom (the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries).

Ofcom said the comments were made "after the watershed (9pm) and in a programme with a particular reputation".

Full story via BBC entertainment news.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

LA times opens old Biggie/Tupac wounds.

IMAGE: Notorious BIG and Tupac ShakurThe L A Times has recently reported "newly discovered information" regarding the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur.

Tupac survived the infamous 1994 beating and shooting at Quad Recording Studios on New York's 7th Avenue . He then went on to rap about the incident in several of his lyrics.
In these lyrics and in interviews Tupac had accused Sean "P Diddy" Combs and his associates of being behind the 'hit' on him.
This is believed to be the beginning of the East Coast/West Coast rivalry.

The L A Times claims that the "newly discovered information" appears to support Tupac's accusations.
Although in a BBC news report about the L A Times report they have quoted Sean Combs as saying:
"I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story".

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Horton hears the cash registers ching chinging!

IMAGE: Jim Carey - SurprisedJim Carrey looks pleasantly surprised as 'Horton' débuts at No. 1

Jim Carrey makes a successful return to Who-ville.
Carrey was great as The Grinch back in 2000 and now the actor is back in another Dr Seuss story. This time no 'rubber-facery' required as Jim provides the voice of Horton the elephant.

According to Reuters; 'Horton Hears a Who' has debuted at No. 1, giving actor Jim Carrey his biggest opening at the North American box office in almost five years.
The computer animated family film has brought in estimated first weekend sales of $45.1 million.
A few more weekends like that and they should be able to cover the $85 million production budget.

Watch a trailer for Horton Hears a Who.

Official Horton Hears a Who site.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Amy Winehouse cash-strapped for cab fare.

IMAGE: Amy Winehouse and cabbieAmy Winehouse can't find cash for cabbie!
Did you know that a drug habit costs a lot of money? Oh, right, okay you knew that one did you.
Well alright then, did you know that the paparazzi could be generous and helpful? Aha, now then.

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, strung out songstress Amy Winehouse didn't have enough money to pay her cab fare home. Once arriving home, the patient cabbie allowed Amy to crawl around her home to find the cash only to have her return empty handed. (see above pic).

Surprisingly (or maybe not, as they were getting great tabloid pics) the photographers that hang around her door, clubbed together and paid the cab fare off for her.
Aww how sweet.

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