Posts tagged "bbc"

BBC’s Banned New Delhi Gang Rape Documentary Is Now On YouTube

Just a day ago, the Indian Parliament banned an airing of BBC's latest Storyville documentary, "India's Daughter," which focuses on the brutal 2012 Delhi rape of 23-year old Jyoti Singh, who was gang raped by four men on a public bus as she returned home from seeing a movie with a male companion.
By: Beejoli Shah / March 5, 2015

Merry Christmas! Watch A BBC Reporter Try To Do His Job In Front Of A Pile Of Burning Heroin

BBC correspondent Quentin Sommerville was reporting a drug bust in Afghanistan and was placed, for his report, in front of a pile of 8.5 tons of burning heroin, opium, and hashish. It went precisely as you’d imagine.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 23, 2014

Here’s The Trailer For Yet Another Made For TV Movie About Liz Taylor & Richard Burton

It has been eight long months since Lindsay Lohan starred in "Liz & Dick," as of yet the world's most glorious made-for-TV-movie about the tumultuous love affair between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Note, I said "as of yet." Not to be outdone by Lifetime, the BBC is airing its own Liz and Dick vehicle,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2013

Don’t Forget To Move Your Pink Dildo When You’re On TV

This unidentified guy was interviewed on the BBC about the Boston bombing earlier this week. I'm sure he gave a great interview, but who cares? There's a giant pink dildo behind his head. In reality, the pink penis may actually be a water bottle called a Dicky Chug (available i…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2013

Mila Kunis Talks JagerBombs, Football With Nervous BBC Reporter Chris Stark

Meet Chris Stark. Chris Stark is a BBC reporter who has never interviewed a celebrity before. The BBC asked Chris Stark to interview Mila Kunis about "Oz The Great and Powerful." Chris Stark cannot play it cool in front of Mila Kunis to save his life. Mila Kunis is very nice about it. Very, very nice about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2013

The BBC Is Telling The Story Of The War Of The Roses From The Female Perspective, And It Looks Amazing

The recently released promo pics from the upcoming BBC drama The White Queen, which tells the story of the War of the Roses from the perspective of the females involved, have really, really made me want to watch the show. Granted, it was announced a few months ago and I’m only hearing about it now, so my excitement come…
By: The Mary Sue / November 21, 2012

The BBC Shares Its Special Meerkat Moments

If I were to choose an alternate life to my Choose Your Own Adventure story, I'd be a nature camera guy, like the dudes who go out into the wilderness and make documentaries for National Geographic and the BBC. Can you even imagine how breathtaking it must be to hang out with lions and elephant…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2012

Drunk Monkeys Of The Caribbean

Beware if you are planning to visit the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. There are a species of monkeys that will steal your fruity rum drink with the paper umbrella while you tan. BBC's "Weird Nature" featured a segment about vervet monkeys, the alchies of the animal kingdom. And I'm kind of obsessed. But unlike…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2012

#Pandagate Gets Taiwanese Animation

As both a panda lover and a feminist, I was torn asunder by the BBC's WTF decision to include a panda named Tian Tian on a list of 12 women of the year, but not include three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize or any female CEOs. #Pandagate, as the scandal became…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2011

The BBC’s Women Of The Year Include A Princess And A Panda, But No CEOs

It’s almost 2012, but you wouldn’t know it from the BBC’s bafflingly retro new list of 12 women who it calls the “Faces of the Year.” Who made the cut? Christine LaGarde? Jill Abramson? Perhaps Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman, the trio of women who won the Nobel Peace Prize? None of the above. Instead, the news service chose…
By: The Grindstone / December 29, 2011

5 Things To Know About Romola Garai From “The Hour”

I could take or leave BBC America's "The Hour," about Brits who run a political news program in the 1950s. It's a thinly-veiiled "Mad Men" knockoff with a bit of mystery swirled in. Yet, every time I see that actress Romola Garai is onscreen, I cannot look away. In addition to being naturally gorgeou…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

The Ballad Of The Swimming Sloth

The Frisky is pretty dedicated to its sloth coverage, and so we'd be remiss in not informing you of the latest sloth develops. In this case, we're talking about swimming sloths, like the one here, captured by the BBC. Look at his fearsome sloth claws expertly gliding through the water! [BuzzFeed]…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 14, 2010

Watch A Clip From “Lindsay Lohan In India,” Her BBC Doc On Human Trafficking

OK, Lindsay Lohan's involvement in a BBC documentary about the trafficking of women and children is très random. But if "Lindsay Lohan In India" is how LiLo tries to rehabilitate her career -- especially over, say, "I Know Who Killed Me ... Again!" -- so be it. Human trafficking is definitely a worthy cause…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2010

Britney Spears Saved My Life!

Did you ever think that Britney Spears could save anybody’s life? Not so much, unless we're talking about deflecting a bullet with a swinging umbrella or walking barefoot in the bathroom and soaking up all the germs so that they don't invade another's body. But according to a new BBC documentary called "Britney Spear…
By: Justine Fields / July 23, 2009

BBC’s Hard News Reporting: Deranged Teens Obsessed With Japanese Fashion

According to the BBC, the newest fashion movement to capture the obsession of British teens is a Japanese style called manba, which involves this weird blackface situation and Kiss makeup. The youth culture is meant to be rebellious and anti-conformist, and places women as the higher sex. Naturally, manba is the package deal and come…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 30, 2009

Big, Big Love: One Man, 86 Wives

While three sister wives may seem like one big, happy family on Big Love, try having 86! Mohammed Bello Abubakar, an 84-year-old Muslim preacher in Nigeria, has married more women than years he’s been alive and most of his wives are, surprisingly, in their twenties. Can you imagine trying to feed the 170 children he’…
By: Simcha / August 11, 2008

If Britain’s S&M Scene Is Secret, Why Are So Many People Commenting?

BBC News published an article on Britain's "secretive "S&M scene" yesterday, saying that Max Mosley's antics are really opening people up. (He had a sadomasochistic session with five prostitutes, with whom he engaged in a concentration camp scenario.) The comments in response to the story are great though, because many BDSM practitioners defend…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008

Sensitive Skin, Hot Sex

Sex is still in the city and on HBO. Kim Cattrall, aka Samantha Jones, will executive produce/star in Sensitive Skin, a new show about a 50-something Manhattan housewife putting herself (and her crotch) out there. The series will be based on a BBC program of the same name which featured the coolest cougar…
By: Simcha / June 3, 2008

Growing A Black Man’s Willie

British women love to tend their garden and now we know why they like to spend that much time on their knees! On a recent taping of the BBC’s Gardener’s Question Time, a caller to the Radio 4 Show asked about her Black Man’s Willie -- as the rhodochiton volubilis is commonly known. After a…
By: Simcha / February 11, 2008