That night, grandmother and grandson became lovers. Details, if you must.
Time for some fresh dish and ‘dat: Just got off the phone with Gregory Sierra, Julio from “Sanford and Son.” He’s organizing a boycott of Arizona. I lost interest before he could tell me why. Whatever happened to Frusen Gladje? What was your favorite “Must-See TV” classic? “The Single Guy”? “Suddenly Susan”? “Caroline in the City”? I vote for “Veronica’s Closet.” I could listen to Georgia Engel talk all day long. Why do so many “That’s Incredible!” fans refuse to recognize “Real People,” and vice-versa? I loved ’em both. Who’d you rather: Sarah Purcell or Cathy Lee Crosby? And for the ladies:…
In metro Atlanta and a few cities across the nation, some early childhood programs are giving their students a chance to experience prom, senior week and senior class trips before they march across the stage to receive their “diplomas.” The pomp and circumstance is part of a growing trend to introduce 4- to 6-year-olds to what they can expect as high school seniors. It’s part dropout prevention, praise and picture-perfect memories for parents. So are they going to take the young’uns to Panama City? Seriously, who thinks this is a good idea?
Coming this summer, a movie that will teach you how to love again.
Now on Joy Behar: Actress Rosie Perez and singer Jon Secada speak out on AZ law. And on Larry King, Carlos Mencia borrows other comedian’s jokes to explain his opposition to the legislation. Later on CNN: John King reads the mayor of Tuscon’s Twitter feed. LIVE!
I’m guessing she won’t be repeating that catchphrase anytime soon.
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Portfolio magazine lists the Top 100 Fun Cities, with an apparent bias toward upstate New York. I wouldn’t put Atlanta in the Top 10, but #34? Behind Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Youngstown and Buffalo? I hear Syracuse is lovely in February. At least we finished ahead of Charlotte and Orlando.
Despite the absence of Milwaukee’s best player, the Bucks are up 3-2 on the Hawks. Meanwhile, the Braves have lost eight in a row,
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” fans probably remember an episode from the first season in which Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen invite the Davids to a Paul Simon concert. Larry thinks the concert is on a Friday and assumes the Dansons have stood him up. “You know, call us and lie!” he says to Cheryl. “We don’t want to sit here like schmucks. A lie is a gesture, it’s a courtesy, it’s a little respect.” The Goldman Sachs officials who testified before Congress yesterday could’ve at least pretended to be contrite. Instead we saw the “Fabulous Fab” play the victim, complaining that he’s been…
HuffPoster Diana Butler Bass, writing about the “South Park” imbroglio, ably disproves her point. I can’t and won’t defend the Revolutionmuslim website. But violence against those who depict the Divine is not just an Islamic problem. It is worth pointing out that Christianity has a long history of violence against visual depictions of Jesus, the saints, and God. In 1987, Serrano’s Piss Christ provoked death threats and violence from Christian fundamentalists and conservative Catholics across the U.S. and Europe and caused political outrage on two continents. In the 19th century, American Catholics were regularly targeted by Protestant mobs for “worshiping” statues while…
Hollywood’s silence has been disappointing, but not surprising.
I’ve covered my share of Klan rallies, most of which were organized by Richard Barrett, leader of the Mississippi-based Nationalist Movement. I first met Barrett, murdered last week by a day laborer, in January 1989 at a sparsely attended march through downtown Atlanta. Hundreds of National Guard troops were dispatched to protect eight white supremacists, one of whom had a Kirstie Alley-sized goiter protruding from his neck. More than 1,000 counterdemonstrators also showed up, some with mischief in mind. I remember hiding under a car to duck cinder blocks that were being thrown from atop downtown parking decks. One of our photographers…
Tea Party favorite J.D. Hayworth, vying to unseat John McCain in Arizona, said that state’s absurd birther bill doesn’t go far enough. Hayworth, who has cited the possibility of “identity theft” as a reason to want to see President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, said the Arizona measure is “too narrowly drawn” because it would force only presidential candidates to produce evidence of their citizenship and other qualifications. Identity theft? Sounds like something Tea Party faves Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin would dream up.