Posted: August 1st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Music | Tags: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Junior, Cult of Celebrity, Doggystyle, Hip Hop, Rapper, Rastafarian, Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion | Comments Off on SNOOP LION JAH!
Hip Hop superstar Snoop Dogg – Calvin Cordozar Broadus Junior – is moving himself up in the world. He now wishes to be known as Snoop Lion.
The mult award – including AVN, MTV & Stony‘s – winning rapper told a press conference that he’s been inspired to change his stage name to something a little more Jah inspired.
While on a recent visit to a Rastafarian temple in Jamaica Snoop was apparently hit by a very puffy epiphany.
“I want to bury Dogg and become Snoop Lion,” the singer, wearing a Rasta knitted hat and dark glasses, said at a press conference on Monday.
Snoop said he went to Jamaica to get close to reggae legend Bob Marley’s roots. He said that while visiting a Rastafarian temple, “the high priest” told him his name was no longer Dogg.
“He looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light, you are the lion’,” Snoop told reporters. “As a forty year old man in the music industry… you know the artists call me Uncle Snoop, I gotta give them something, I’m a wise man in this industry” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 5th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, NSFW! | Tags: Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Girls Gone Wild, Joe Francis, Madonna, NSFW! | Comments Off on NSFW! Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis Sends Madonna Cease and Desist
Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Madonna to keep her from singing her new song called “Girls Gone Wild” at the Super Bowl or else he’ll take legal action.
TMZ obtained the letter and reported that it also went to her “co-conspirators” NBC and the NFL. Francis’ lawyer is threatening to sue them for trying to get a “free ride on the valuable consumer goodwill and brand recognition” of Francis’ trademark.
Francis’ Nevada lawyer David Houston, states that he first became aware of Madonna’s new track based on the presales of her new album MDNA on iTunes and that “the number one song on the album is titled “Girls Gone Wild.'”
In the letter, Houston says “Mr. Francis and Girls Gone Wild have worked tirelessly for an excess of two decades to build his brand and to protect his trademark Girls Gone Wild,” and that “Girls Gone Wild’s trade identity and trademark are extremely valuable assets which my clients protect vigorously.” :: Read the full NSFW! article »»»»
Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Flick, Love and Other Drugs, Movie Review, News, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Tags: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Elizabeth Olsen, Flick, Fox Searchlight, Love and Other Drugs, Martha Marcy May Marlene, News, Sean Durkin, socially engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Comments Off on Cult of Elizabeth Olsen: Martha Marcy May Marlene
Olsens latest film is the first feature film from young writer/director Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene is certainly a stylistically assured debut, mysterious, moody, unbearably tense…
One of the benefits of a large family is that, of several children, your more likely to turn out at least one normal adult. A point in case are the Olsen sisters. Elizabeth Olsen is a commandingly lovely actress, wistful, with soulful eyes and a gracefilled figure, Elizabeth cuts a fine figure on the screen.
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Posted: October 20th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bailout, Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Diana Detaux, Diana Detox, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Love and Other Drugs, News, News Update, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: bailout, Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, diana detaux, diana detox, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Jail, LA Court, LiLo, Lindsay Lohan, Love and Other Drugs, News, News Update, Probation, socially engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Comments Off on LiLo Breaches Probation
With Lindsay Lohan the news just seems to go round and round and round. Lindsay Lohan appeared in court today – looking her usual mess -and had her probation revoked, it’s now likely she will go back to jail.
A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, today and revoked Lindsay Lohan’s probation, saying the actress has blown off her court-ordered community service and even questioning the starlet’s commitments to her acting career.
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Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Cult of Celebrity, Favorite New Thought . . ., Michael Courtenay, News Update | Tags: Amanda Knox, Cult of Celebrity, Guilty, Hunter S Thompson, Journalist, Mail Online, michael courtenay, Not Guilty, Shut the F_ck Up, socially engineered, That Human Condition, The Daily Mail, They Said What, Vegan Loving Carnivores, Wibble, www.highpants.com | Comments Off on Bad Journalism: Daily Mail Style
“This incident never happened. It was created, as a sort of journalistic montage, by the correspondent who distilled the report. Newspapers are neither written nor edited by fools, technical safeguards can be built into even the wildest story, without fear of losing reader impact” Hunter S. Thompson – Hells Angels – 1967.
You would think that in the aftermath of News of the World, journalists – especially in the U.K. – would have at least one eye on the ball. Seems not. U.K. rag Daily Mail spends bucket loads of cash on employing journalists, apparently sending them to exotic posts like Italy. Covering the Amanda Knox Appeal – Knox was found guilty of murder, her latest trial was an appeal to that verdict – one over zealous unnamed journalist filed the following headline, which was then published by the Daily Mails online portal Mail Online. Hold your breath for a rant . . .
Journalism is apparently a calling, wedged someplace between an artistic talent and a desire for notoriety, or what has come to be known as celebrity. More journalists seem to be on the opinion bent – who’s doing all the reporting – chasing a byline in print isn’t the same as bringing news to readers!? . We generalise of course, journalists aren’t a heap different to the general population. A GOOD JOURNALIST requires more than just a specific skill set. Much more important than these apparent skills – grammar, dogged perseverance, courage under fire and a nose for a story – a good journalist REQUIRES INTEGRITY, not general public integrity, but unquestionable integrity. So if your not a good journalist what happens, generally you hide the truth and hook yourself into inappropriate employment. One journalist, who would best be described as possibly the worst mother presently on this planet – reported for child neglect and abuse, by her childs school – runs a Child and Parenting Advice website, another covers real estate in a national newspaper as well as running their blogs, despite the fact that she’s only ever lost money in real estate.
So whats the point?
Mainstream media, is the point. In any other profession there’s a set of requirements, skills certainly, but more importantly a requirement to behave with integrity; commit a crime as a lawyer and your not likely to practice law, molest a patient and your name will no longer have Doctor at front of it. Journalists have none of these sanctions, a bad journalist simply becomes the editor for an internet site . . .
A photo journalist once said something profound on the subject of bad journalism “The problem with journalists is they think once they’ve covered a story, they’re an expert in an entire field.”
You would think that in the aftermath of News of the World, journalists – especially in the U.K. – would have at least one eye on the ball. Seems not. U.K. rag Daily Mail spends bucket loads of cash on employing journalists, apparently sending them to exotic posts like Italy. Covering the Amanda Knox Appeal – Knox was found guilty of murder, her latest trial was an appeal to that verdict – one over zealous unnamed journalist filed the following headline, which was then published by the Daily Mails online portal Mail Online.
Clearly the internet makes it possible to broadcast breaking news at a pace unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. Unfortunately, that includes the ability to rapidly transmit reports that never should have been written, much less published. Today’s case in point: the Daily Mail‘s hasty—and largely apocryphal—report that American Amanda Knox had lost her appeal of a murder conviction. Mail Online not only mistook the Italian court’s guilty verdict for slander as guilty of everything, it posted a story under the byline Nick Pisa purporting to detail the return journey of Knox and her ex-boyfriend to separate prisons where they would be put on suicide watch. The story also quotes “delighted” prosecutors who said “justice has been done.” We’ve seen stories posted in error before, particularly when advances written and stored to hop on the news are published when they shouldn’t have been. These invented details are beyond bad journalism and publishing.
The sequence of events that followed is more than amusing . . .
about an hour later . . .
picture: malcom coles
Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Naked and Nude, Naked Self Portrat via iPhone, SEXTING, Socially Engineered | Tags: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Kiss My . . ., LiLo, Lindsay Lohan, Love and Other Drugs, Naked and Nude, Naked Self Portrat via iPhone, sexting, socially engineered | Comments Off on SEXTING! LiLo's Lost Phone
According to our source Lindsay Lohan came scrapingly close to being the next celebrity to fall the victim of a cell phone leak – Sexting, Naked Self Portrait via iPhone. Luckily for LiLo, the samaritan who found her phone had no interest in getting involved in all that Hollywood gossip – have to love a New Yorker. Our favorite 25-year-old starlet reportedly lost her phone while out and about in NYC for Fashion Week. LiLo apparently dropped the phone while leaving the V Magazine party. How did the finder know that it was LiLo’s phone? Apparently the phone said “Lindsay Lohan’s Phone” when the semaritan turned it on! She’s a clever girl our LiLo. The phone doubtlessly held some incriminating photos that LiLo wouldn’t want anyone to see! Don’t worry though, there won’t be any naked pix of Lindsay hitting this here interweb anytime soon. LiLo was said to be “ecstatic” when her phone was returned. She was also relieved that the person who found it didn’t try to extort money from her or sell the photos to the tabloids. Lucky for LiLo, one of the few remaining nice people in the world did the right thing. … the phone contained a heap of important contacts, phone numbers and emails, as well as personal photos and “a lot of stuff” that she wouldn’t want published. Looks as though our LiLo’s luck has finally turned!? D★D