Reality television is more or less synonymous with “dumb ideas.” But we may have the dumbest yet: Tim Tebow as … wait for it … “The Bachelor”! First one to shout out what’s wrong with this picture wins a prize!
Did you yell Tim Tebow’s a good Christian boy? You win a pat on your back (sorry, you’ll have to give it to yourself, I’m too busy rubbing my forehead in agony over this whole concept)! Hey … it’s better than a date with Ben Flajnik, isn’t it? Gah! Read more…
I know you were all breathlessly waiting to hear what Patricia Heaton, who played the wife on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” had to say about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s public comments regarding birth control coverage under health care reform. (More background here and here.) But unfortunately for you, Heaton has deleted all of her tweets about the topic. Why could that be? It seems the public did not look too kindly on Heaton’s tweets last week, which included:
“If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce – sound good?”
“G-Gal: you’ve given yer folks great gift for Mother’s/Father’s Day! Got up in front of whole world & said I’m having tons of sex – pay 4 it!”
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When I tell people that once, when I was in 7th grade Sunday school class, I was shown a video starring Kirk Cameron and his wife Chelsea Noble that illustrated the dangers of sex with laughing carnival workers and evil clowns, they don’t believe me. Well, here it is (presented in three parts, after the jump).
Every time I see Kirk Cameron — especially now, speaking out about how homosexuality is “unnatural” and “detrimental” — I think of my 13-year-old self sitting in a dark classroom, terrified, watching the 1993 Focus on the Family abstinence-only “educational presentation” called “Sex, Lies & … The Truth.” The beginning of the film isn’t subtle: Shots of Kirk and Chelsea talking about delaying sex until marriage are interwoven with warped shots of haggard carnival workers laughing maniacally; close-ups of antiquated games, a cackling clown, and menacing rides; and a frightening-looking roller coaster in motion, camera placed firmly at the front car’s helm. “I think it’s real easy sometimes to look at life like it’s just this great ride or it’s just this awesome game, and you’re out to have as much fun as you can,” Kirk begins. Keep reading »
Jennifer Morrison used to star on “House,” but now she’s on a new show called “Once Upon a Time.” I’ve never seen it, but my roommate is obsessed, so maybe it’s good? The other day, Morrison and pixie-haired co-star Ginnifer Goodwin appeared at the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest, at an event designed especially to honor the fairytale-themed show, and Jennifer wore this. This. While I’m generally all for ladies playing with notions of masculinity and femininity, and breaking up the staid “woman-in-a-cocktail” dress monotony, I’m not sure I’m totally feeling Ms. Morrison’s ensemble. What do you think? Does she pull it off?