The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Russell Brand Is the Patriarchy or Something, Says Katy Perry

Celebrity news or Women’s Studies lesson? Katy Perry has said she thinks ex-husband Russell Brand wanted to have kids as “a way of control”. The Roar singer, who reportedly recently split from fiance John Mayer, told Elle magazine that while the comedian wanted children, she wasn’t ready to make those sacrifices yet. She explained: “When […]

Alec Baldwin Hates Fox News, and His Own Children

As far as I’m concerned, it was the “rude, thoughtless, little pig” episode — the angry voicemail message he left for his 12-year-old daughter Ireland in 2007 — that ruined Alec Baldwin’s reputation. What kind of father talks that way to his daughter? It’s one thing for a father to chew out his son (“D […]

Quote Of The Half-Decade @TedNugent

by Smitty Bad Ted; bad (emphasis mine): “I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than myself, like the best governor in America, Gov. Rick Perry, [and] the best attorney general in America, Greg Abbott [of Texas],” Nugent said. “I apologize for using the street fighter […]

Yeah, I’m Sure @Denise_Richards Won’t Have Any Problems With This

Hmmm. @CharlieSheen's 24-year-old porn-star fiancee doesn't like being called "porn star"? — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) February 17, 2014 So, imagine you’re the ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, the mother of his two young daughters, and your ex-husband just announced plans to marry a 24-year-old performer known for her roles in such “adult” video productions […]

Shirley Temple Black, R.I.P.

Before there was Dance Moms, before the Disney Channel became the incubator of young show-biz talent, there was Shirley Temple: Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, […]

How @JAMyerson Blamed @SarahPalinUSA for Tucson

While the beatdown on Jesse Myerson’s communist advocacy will continue — compelled by the impersonal forces of history — we can take a brief detour to examine what he wrote after Jared Loughner’s deadly January 2011 shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona. Beyond Blood Libel: A Refudiation of Sarah Palin’s Lone Gunman Theory You can read […]

Hoffman Planned Heroin Binge?

After Sunday’s deliberately unsympathetic notice of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death — millionaire celebrity junkies  don’t qualify for my pity — I hadn’t expected to return to the topic. Once a junkie’s dead, that’s it. Corpses don’t make much news. However, Donald Douglas reports that police found 50 bags of heroin at Hoffman’s apartment, indicating he […]

Amanda Bynes Returns to Sanity?

When the former Nickelodeon starlet had a very public nervous breakdown last year, I feared the worst. The prognosis for chronic schizophrenia — which is what the reported symptoms suggested — is not encouraging. The farther the disorder progresses before the patient gets treatment, the less likely recovery is, and by the time a judge […]

The Needle and the Spoon

I’ve seen a lot of people Who thought they were cool, But then again, Lord, I’ve seen a lot of fools . . . Don’t mess with the needle or a spoon Or any trip to the moon. It’ll take you away. When I was a long-haired freak back in the 1970s, everybody knew heroin […]

‘A Genius in France,’ IYKWIMAITYD

When the rape case against Roman Polanski made headlines a few years ago, the film director’s defenders commonly made the argument that he shouldn’t be judged by his crime because, after all, he was considered a genius in France. As a euphemistic synonym for “celebrity pervert,” A Genius in France applies equally to Woody Allen: […]

Hateful @SarahKSilverman Mocks Christianity in Pro-Abortion Video

The Daily Caller’s Caroline May caught this on Friday: In a 5-minute video for “Lady Parts Justice” — the pro-abortion group she formed last year with Daily Show producer Lizz Winstead — Sarah Silverman pretends that she was visited by Jesus Christ, who told her to spread a pro-abortion message. Also, Jesus gives Silverman an […]

Available: Girlfriend, Slightly Used

Wombat featured this story in his “Live at Five” roundup this morning: Pop starlet Selena Gomez, 21, is on the rebound, looking for a new boyfriend after being dumped by Justin Bieber: “I actually talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls. I haven’t found someone yet who could understand my […]

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