Tuesday, April 19, 2011

NEWS: Marisa Tomei, Facebook Apology, Don't Mess With Soap Fans

Marisa Tomei may join Aaron Sorkin's HBO cable news drama
Tomei is in talks to play the executive producer of a fictional cable news show, anchored by Jeff Daniels, in the HBO project tentatively titled MORE AS THE STORY DEVELOPS.

Facebook Apologizes For Censoring Gay Kiss Photo
Facebook has since re-instated the page, and apologized for the error in a statement.

"The photo in question does not violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and was removed in error," the statement read.

The removed picture, a promo pic from the soap opera EASTENDERS, contained no nudity or graphic sexuality, but the event has sparked outrage from users wondering why a photo of two fully clothed men engaging in a kiss would be flagged. Already, Facebook pages have been set up where users have flooded the feed with more pictures of same-sex kisses. A gay kiss-in to protest the act has also been organized.

SATIRE: Obama Budget Plan Would Save ONE LIFE TO LIVE
"ONE LIFE TO LIVE is, uh, part of the cornerstone, the bedrock of American culture," said Obama in a press conference Monday. "How many of us spent lonely afternoons following the adventures of, you know, Bo and Clint Buchanan, and Viki, who suffered from dissociative identity disorder and became Niki, the sexually promiscuous party girl, and Karen and Larry Wolek, who, uh, had control chips implanted in their brains by the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling."

New York Times: All My Stories
"The news of the two favorite hangouts effectively being 'killed off' comes right on the heels of receiving word that your childhood home and your old elementary school and the site of your high-school prom have all been razed as well."

Mario Batali is a stone-cold soap killer?
ABC's cancellation press release was probably code for "We are so incredibly done with catering to bored housewives and unemployed armchair succubae because catering to successful, vitamin water-gulping twenty-somethings is gonna hopefully grab us some fat advertising sales revenues from vitamin water commercials stuffed in between our new shows."

Don't Mess With Daytime Soap Fans!
So how did such a rapid decline in the ratings happen? One name kept coming up again and again as a reason for their demise: Brian Frons, president of Daytime for Disney-ABC Television Group.

10 Drafts WWE Should Make Happen Next Week on the Annual Draft Show
There are some drafts that WWE will never make happen, like their top superstars moving to SMACKDOWN (Look what happened to HHH, he moved twice to SmackDown then appeared back on RAW a couple of weeks later). Then there's the expression "Who gives a toss." The superstars appear on both shows anyway regardless of what brand they are assigned to. Well, according to sources, the brands will go back to how they were last year, with them being exclusively signed to the brand they are assigned to.

'I wanted to be free': Muslim model upsets family by posing nude for Playboy cover
A successful actress starring in German television soap opera GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES, she pleased her many fans and made her Turkish family proud.

But her latest move has shocked some of those fans, and enraged those closest to her.

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