Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoe to Be Pulled from Shelves

Katy Perry’s shoe that is under scrutiny for resembling blackface is about to be yanked. Katy’s got a whole shoe line for sale at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart — and a couple of her designs feature what looks similar to blackface.  More…

TV producer fired over Tom Brady graphic, says ‘it was a little wink’ to Steelers fans

The TV news producer who was fired this week after labeling a chyron: “Known Cheater” underneath footage of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said despite the publicity he’s been getting, most people have recognized it was in jest.  More…

JonBenet Ramsey’s brother settles $750M CBS suit

A $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by the brother of JonBenet Ramsey has been settled. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.  More…

Travel Channel chef gets the axe after Chinese food comment

“Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern has been axed from prime time on the Travel Channel amid the controversy over his assertion that Chinese food in the Midwest is being served in “horses?-?-?t restaurants.” The celebrity chef’s “Bizarre Foods” juggernaut franchise and sister show, “The Zimmern List,” have been bumped by network owner Discovery.  More…

Cybill Shepherd Show Canceled After She Declined Les Moonves’ Advances

Cybill Shepherd revealed that she too had once been propositioned by disgraced former network titan Les Moonves. The actress, whose career spans decades, said Moonves made a pass at her one night while they were at dinner.  More…

Texas state lawmaker wins re-election from his jail cell

A member of the Texas Legislature currently serving a one-year jail sentence for allowing prohibited solicitation of his law firm celebrated a re-election win Tuesday behind bars. State Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, ran unopposed in Texas’ House District 27 and earned more than 45,000 votes in the election.  More…

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network’s shows, got rid of “Last Man Standing,” and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will soon be gone from ABC.  More…

John Goodman & Laurie Metcalf May Get Pay Cuts After Bad ‘Conners’ Ratings

John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf have learned Roseanne Barr‘s absence could have a dramatic effect on their wallets. The Conners is already in trouble without controversial comedian Barr around. Ratings are decreasing every week, and the stars’ paychecks might soon follow suit.  More…

Meet the kneeling 49ers cheerleader

The cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem has done so again, and she has been revealed as Kayla Morris. The San Francisco 49ers cheerleader went viral in early November after kneeling in support of NFL player protests against police brutality and racial injustice.  More…

This NYC sewer worker made over $530K last year

The streets of New York aren’t paved with gold, but the sewers apparently are. An employee in the city’s Department of Environmental Protection walked off with an astonishing $539,098 paycheck last year, according to records released by the Empire Center think tank.  More…

Megyn Kelly is OUT at NBC just 48 hours after blackface scandal, may walk away with $69 million

Megyn Kelly is out at NBC. This move comes just 48 hours after the embattled host made remarks in which she defended blackface on Today. Kelly delivered a tearful apology on-air and welcoming two black panelists to discuss the fraught and horrifying history of the practice, but it did no good. ‘Megyn Kelly is done. She is not ever coming back,’ said an NBC executive.  More…

Flashback: Ted Danson Under Fire for Blackface Roast of Whoopi

Actor Ted Danson showed up in minstrel blackface and peppered his jokes with racial epithets at the Friars Club roast of his lover, comedian Whoopi Goldberg. The former Cheers star offended many guests for appearing in a top hat and blackface with big white painted lips, and used the word n___er more than a dozen times as he joked about his and Whoopi Goldberg’s sex life.  More…

John Goodman: The Show Has A ‘Hollow Center’ Without Roseanne

John Goodman said he misses his friend “Rosie real bad” despite being happy to return in “The Conners.” “It felt great to be back, but there’s a hollow center. I miss Rosie real bad,” said Goodman. “I know for a fact that she’s not a racist,” he said, going on to imply that ABC should not have canceled her show so suddenly. “I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at (their) response.”  More…

Miss America Pageant war against Gretchen Carlson gets ugly

The behind-the-scenes war at Miss America continues to heat up. Page Six has learned that a former board member is trying to set up a legal fund to oust the pageant’s top executives Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper. And there’s buzz that at least one state pageant may not send its winner to Miss America next year.  More…

‘The Conners’ Review: ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Just A Standard Sitcom Now

Like Two and a Half Men without Charlie Sheen or The Who without madman drummer Keith Moon, what The Conners noticably lacks most of all is a bit of the crazy. Without the rightly so disgraced Barr providing that frenzied tension that orbits everything she’s ever done, the spinoff stays pretty much in the middle of the road.  More…