“I want to talk to you about women… and Mitt Romney.”
“Mitt Romney’s for ending funding for Planned Parenthood.”
“He said he’d overturn Roe v. Wade.”
“We have Republicans trying to redefine rape… trying to force women to undergo invasive ultrasounds.”
“If you think this election won’t affect you and your life, think again.”
Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria & Kerry Washington want to talk to women about Mitt Romney — a new 30-second TV ad from MoveOn.org Political Action.
Written, Directed & Produced by Rob Reiner
Produced by Michele Reiner
Nerd Prom alert!! Don’t forget Jimmy Kimmel doing the jokes and these guys- George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Witherspoon, Charlize Theron Josh Hutcherson, Viola Davis, Stevie Wonder and Mary J. Blige. The Fox guests kill me. Via.
ABC News: Sofia Vergara; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet of “Modern Family”; Christa Miller and Bill Lawrence of “Cougar Town”; “Hunger Games” actress Elizabeth Banks; actor Paul Rudd; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod; National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.
Bloomberg: Zooey Deschanel.
CBS News: “Homeland” star Claire Danes; “The Good Wife” actress Christine Baranski; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan; Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn; Raymond Kelly, commissioner of the New York City Police Department; actor Daniel Dae Kim; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; American foreign policy adviser and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice; Capt.”Sully” Sullenberger III; Rep. Allen West; Rep. Tim Scott.
CNN: Goldie Hawn.
Fox News: Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner.
Ninety, count ‘em, ninety straight (no pun) minutes of Elton John, plus check out the guest list: Hollywood mogul David Geffen; now-openly gay former chair of the RNC, Ken Mehlman; super duper singer whose voice is still amazing, Barbra Streisand; one of my favorite producers, Norman Lear; the one and only multi-talented Rob Reiner; and most important of all, the plaintiffs and lawyers involved in the case.
…Sir John has agreed to perform at a fundraiser to raise money for the legal battle to challenge Proposition 8, the initiative that overturned gay marriage in California. Tickets for the event next Wednesday start at $1,000 a person, organizers expect to raise $2 million and it is, as of Friday, almost sold out.
Publicist Howard Bragman, known for shepherding celebrities like Chaz Bono through the coming out process, has teamed up with A&E to make a one-off reality special called Coming Out, in which people of note will, well, come out.
Voluntary outing of oneself is courageous, but why do it on a reality show? Rhetorical.
Mr. Laffy makes a living producing/writing reality shows, and yet he’s not a fan or them, nor am I (yes, there are exceptions, in spite of ourselves). They have their moments, but come on, they’re not exactly known for their softhearted, tactful treatment of their participants. Then again, “reality show” may simply mean a panel show of some kind. The article is ambiguous.
Why not devote a “reality” series to serious discussion about this topic, with the insights of the celebrity as a starting point? Maybe that’s what this show will be. I sure hope so. I hope it will be a sensitive approach to a painful process.
I speak from experience, having worked at a high school and helped many teens (including my own family members) through what can be an agonizing confrontation with not only their parents and friends, but themselves.
Spotlight McWingnut the new Jesse Jackson? I smell a ghostwritten Facebook post coming:
Peter Brown: “Sarah Palin would probably blanch at the comparison, given their widely divergent world views, but these days her political profile looks quite similar to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s just over two decades ago.”
“Simply put, the two emerged as political and media celebrities backed by exceptionally strong support within the most ideological wing of their respective political parties. But both also carry substantial political baggage with the much larger numbers of American voters who decide November elections.”
Remember all the hubbub and ballyhoo, not to mention the falderol and ruckus, when the Rushpublics accused then-candidate Obama of being nothing more than a superficial, crowd-pleasing celebrity?
Let me see if I can detect any sounds of hubbub and ballyhoo now that Spotlight McWingnut has attained the very same same status….
There is a huge difference between the two of course. Obama had substance as well as style. And he was popular enough to get elected to the highest office in all the land… by a landslide.
Jesse Jackson is an accomplished civil rights activist who’s had his share of problems.
Half-Govner Palin quit. And has her share of ethics/honesty problems.
And proved her lack of heft when she resorted to writing crib notes on her palm.
No, she’s not the new Jesse Jackson. She’s the new punch line.
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