Friday, January 27, 2006

Oprah Repents!

Oprah redeemed herself today as she went Crazy Harpo on James Frey and acknowledged that she was maybealittleoutofhermind when she called into Larry King that lonely night.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Oprah and the Culture of Lies

Tom Scocca has a piece in the New York Observer about the liar James Frey, and attempts by his publisher, Larry King and Oprah Winfrey to justify his falsehoods. The "it feels like the truth" argument seems to be the justification used by folks, as if there's no difference between perception and reality. Scocca goes on to suggest that this truthiness may be part of the larger culture of lies embraced by the White House and others.

Stephen Baldwin's Porn Problem

It seems Stephen Baldwin, the youngest and least successful of the Baldwin clan of actors, has turned into a born again fanatic, seeking to impose his religion on others who don't agree with the dogma. His latest effort involves photographing customers and workers at an adult entertainment business near his home. He's reportedly threatening to publish the photos, which also include vehicle licence plates, if the business doesn't shut down.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Golden Globes Serve Chilean Sea Bass

It seems the Golden Globes doesn't have a problem serving up Chilean Sea Bass, a species of fish which has been reported as threatened. Why, when there are so many other tasty options? Well, this is Hollywood, darling, and it has nothing to do with taste.

Chris Douridas Busted for Roofies!

KCRW's superstar DJ, Chris Douridas was reportedly arrested on January 6 in an incident at the Circle Bar involving alcohol, roofies, and a 14 year old girl who had to be taken to a local hospital. He was released after posting $1,000,000 bail.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Zoe Radio Rocks!

This is so cool! Sean at and Xeni at BoingBoing point us to ZoeRadio, a podcast by a 15 year old resident of Santa Monica named, yes, Zoe. I'm currently listening to the best of 2005 and it's excellent! We can only hope she takes over Boring Becomes Eclectic once she gets her drivers licence.