Archives: September 2008


Dear Ben & Jerry

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Oh how we wish this turned out to be a joke. It didn't.

Peta is suggesting that Ben & Jerry's use HUMAN BREAST MILK in their ice cream rather than cow's milk. Somehow, in the search for ethical treatment of animals, Peta decided it would be better to herd lactating women, hook them up to a corporate breast pump, and have them produce enough breast milk to meet the staggering product demand that's required to keep up with Ben & Jerry's $300 million in annual ice cream sales.

You can read the letter sent to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, on behalf of Peta, and decide for yourselves how you feel about the subject.
Personally, we now have an appetite for absolutely nothing. And we had just found Ben & Jerry's Organic Chocolate Fudge Brownie too!



Barack Obama Cancels SNL Appearance

Barack Obama Cancels SNL Appearance

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Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Ike, Barack Obama has canceled his highly-anticipated appearance on tonight's season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki announced, in a statement given late last night, "In light of the unfolding crisis in Texas, Senator Obama has decided it is no longer appropriate to appear on Saturday Night Live tomorrow evening."

The Obama campaign have also changed the entry page of their web site, barackobama.com, to a donation screen, urging their supporters to help the victims of Hurricane Ike and offering donation links to both the American Red Cross and Save the Children.

As of this morning, thousands of homes and government buildings in Texas have been flooded, many roads are completely washed out, 2.9 million people are without power and several fires burned unabated through the night as crews could not reach them.

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Hurricane Ike Batters Texas

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


The Borrowed Blog: Weekly Roundup 2

Rent's final performance coming to theaters.After twelve years and 5,124 performances, the cast of RENT took their final bow on Broadway this past Sunday.

Lucky for RENT-heads everywhere, Sony Pictures filmed the final performance in High-Def and will be showing the complete stage production in theaters, for four days only, this Sept. 24, 26, 27 and 28.
The Hot Ticket has the trailer and theater info and Broadway.com has the view from the seats of the final farewell.

East Hampster has the scoop on a casting call for Hampton locals.
HBO and USA Network will be both be filming in the Hamptons this month and are looking to cast everything from "Trophy Wives" to "Boogie Boarders."

The New York Post's POPWRAP called out US Weekly for their annual list of the 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers. Apparently, Jarett Wieselman has a hard time embracing leg-warmers - and who but Aubrey O'Day could blame him.

Roger Ebert responds to the smack down he received from the Post's Lou Lumenick at the press screening of Slumdog Millionaire at the Toronto Film Festival. While Ebert took the incident, and gossip-page hullabaloo that followed, in stride, his wife Chaz had a decidedly more Momma Soprano styled response.

The New York Times gave it's appropriately timed review of Alissa Torres’s book, “American Widow.” A “raw, occasionally maddening, bracing graphic memoir” that reveals the unbearable and unabashed realities of a widow, alone in her own post 9/11 world. Torres's husband Eddie, a Cantor Fitzgerald currency broker, was among the 685 employees of the firm that were killed at 1 World Trade on September 11th. Eddie had just begun his promising career with Cantor Fitzgerald on September 10th. Alissa was pregnant with their son.


In Remembrance

9/11 Memorial

In our own moment of silence, we honor and remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were lost on September 11, 2001.


The Borrowed Blog: Weekly Roundup 1

John Zogby's new book, 'The Way We'll Be'The New York Times gets in-depth on the "pop clairvoyance" of John Zogby in his new book, “The Way We’ll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream.”

Vanity Fair tallies up the outfits of Laura Bush and Cindy McCain at the RNC. Both rocked de la Renta, but only one racked up a whopping six-figure total...accessories included, of course.

Spoil. Return. Repeat. Move over DINK's, The Charlotte Observer is bringing PANK's into the spotlight. Does this make us PANK's in Spanx?

The genuinely buzzworthy, 8-page piece The New Yorker did on Alec Baldwin has 'My Name Is Earl' creator/executive producer Greg Garcia calling Baldwin a "psychotic narcissist" and jabbing back via Defamer.

New Yorker's have until Sunday to say goodbye to Coney Island's Astroland. After 46 years, the amusement park will be closing its gates for good due to failed lease negotiations.


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