Many U.S. Outlets Not Featuring Muhammad Cover on New Edition of Charlie Hebdo

By |January 13th, 2015|

Muhammad cover holding "Je Suis Charlie" sign is on latest Charlie Hebdo edition, which will publish a new edition tomorrow. Warning: this article contains the image of the magazine cover, which some may find offensive. [Guardian] IN A press conference on Tuesday, Gerard Briard, Charlie Hebdo's editor-in-chief, thanked George Clooney as he announced [...]

The Golden Globes, and the “Alchemy” of Love

By |January 12th, 2015|

The Golden Globes, and the "alchemy" of love.via Elizabeth Plank on Twitter Golden Globes, and the "Alchemy of Love."GIF via New York Magazine "It's a humbling thing to find someone to love. ... Amal, whatever alchemy that brought us together, I couldn't be prouder to be your husband." - George Clooney, [...]

Dick Morris Anti-Hillary Super PAC a Bust in 2014

By |January 12th, 2015|

Dick Morris didn't raise a dime in 2014 for his anti-Hillary super PAC. MULTIPLE REPORTS reveal that the efforts of hyper aggressive anti-Hillary hater Dick Morris were a bust in 2014. Dave Weigel with the write-up. Sixteen months ago, to some fanfare, Dick Morris re-entered the anti-Clinton fray with a new PAC. He [...]

Introductory Audio Book Podcast, Relationship Secrets from the Trenches

By |January 12th, 2015|

Introductory audio book podcast, with commentary, from The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen - Relationship Secrets from the Trenches. THE METHODS I've used to help women get what they want were all mined over many years. A wild ride where I learned relationship secrets from the trenches, going places I was always [...]

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Unity Rally Celebrating Liberty, and Those Who Would Police Speech

By |January 11th, 2015|

Unity Rally in France and chants of #JeSuisCharlie are met with political and religious lecturing about "responsibility," which polices speech that ignores the purpose of art, satire, and checking authorities, political or religious. Twitpic via CBS WHEN THE "I'm not Charlie" emails from Al Jazeera surfaced a new chapter in discussing the French [...]

Fox’s “Empire” Debuts Big with Taraji P. Henson, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Timbaland

By |January 9th, 2015|

Fox's "Empire" debuts huge, with Taraji P. Henson finally handed a role by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong that reveals her star power. Music by Timbaland adds the rest. Let's be real: no one flipped to Fox last night (Jan. 7) to watch the season 14 premiere of American Idol. (Sorry, J.Lo.) Check [...]

Standoff in France, Assault in Progress, Suspect Linked to AQAP *Updated*

By |January 9th, 2015|

Standoff in France in two locations, hostages taken, other suspects identified.Cover by Ana Juan (via Dylan Byers on Twitter) "France is living through a trial, when we see the worst massacre of this kind in the last 50 years," President Francois Hollande said Friday. "It shows when a newspaper is attacked that it's [...]

Manhunt in France, No One Can Muzzle Freedom of Expression, Humor Over Horror

By |January 8th, 2015|

From cartoonist Dave Pope on Twitter Wednesday: Can't sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones #CharlieHebdo Authorities earlier identified the three men as Said Kouachi, 34, and Cherif Kouachi, 32, French nationals who are brothers, and Hamyd Mourad, 18. Late Wednesday, French police released photos of the [...]

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Charlie Hebdo Targeted in Paris, 12 Dead, Depictions of Muhammad at Center *Updated*

By |January 7th, 2015|

Islamists target Charlie Hebdo in cunning terrorist attack over the right of free speech of the western press, including to depict Muhammad. Charlie Hebdo satirical cover at Christmas. In another clip on Television station iTELE, they are heard shouting: "We have killed Charlie Hebdo. We have avenged the Prophet Mohammad." [Reuters] IN A [...]

Jamie Dornan and What “Fifty Shades of Grey” Whispers to Men About Women

By |January 6th, 2015|

Jamie Dornan in February GQ, the month the film Fifty Shades of Grey lands. "I'm an extremely liberal person, I don't give a f***. If people are into that they're into that. By the way, if people make such a hoo-hah about the violence against women aspect of it, it's far more common [...]