Saturday, November 01, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
ABC apologizes for using picture of boy who was raped and murdered on "General Hospital: Night Shift" as Billy De Williams' son.
A family still mourning a 6-year-old boy killed last year was shocked to see a picture of the child used in a recent soap opera on SOAPnet. The ABC television network has since apologized, calling the bizarre soap opera slip-up an indefensible error.
A photo of Christopher Barrios, a 6-year-old Georgia boy who was killed in 2007, was used as a prop in a scene of "General Hospital: Night Shift."
A Channel 4 viewer who also watches SOAPnet and is a fan of the soap opera brought the picture to the attention of the local station. She said she recognized Christopher's photo being used on the show and decided to send an e-mail.
Christopher's grandmother, Sue Rodriquez, said she had no idea how the network obtained the photo and they have no right to use it in an entertainment program.
"Oh my, God have mercy," Rodriquez said after seeing Christopher's picture on the show. "They ain't got no right doing that -- not a bit of right."
She cried as she watched a clip from the soap opera. She said it still hurts to think about her grandson, who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in March 2007.
"That baby meant the world to us, and people don’t have the right to do this kind of stuff. That's our baby," Rodriquez said.
In the soap opera, Billy Dee Williams plays a hospital worker. In the episode in which Christopher's photo appeared, Williams' character apparently received a letter and a photo from a son he abandoned. The photo was of Christopher.
Channel 4 has the same picture of the Christopher, which provided by the Barrios family to media outlets during the March 2007 search for the boy.
"First, who gave them permission to use his picture? Second, I'm glad I don’t watch this kind of mess -- soap operas -- because if I had seen Christopher's picture on there, I would have gone nuts," Rodriquez said.
ABC, which produces the show, told Channel 4's Jennifer Bauer it does not know how they got the photo.
The network offered the following apology:
"While the production team would never have knowingly chosen this particular photo, its use was a terrible error. We offer our deepest condolences to the Barrios family for their loss and our sincerest apologies for any pain caused by our mistake. In the coming weeks, SOAPnet will air a series of public service announcements in Christopher's honor, to raise awareness of missing and exploited children. Meanwhile, the episode is being edited to permanently remove the photo, and we have taken steps, including reviewing internal processes to determine how it happened in hopes of preventing this type of mistake from occurring again."Rodriquez said knowing that such an error would never happen again makes her very happy.
DO NOT mess with Natalie Reid!! Pop Starlet and former Paris Hilton look alike appears on "Cristina's Court"!
BIG things are happening for Natalie, stay tuned to Geno's World for great Natalie Reid news!
Natalie Reid's MySpace page
Links! Lisa Rinna is a vamp! 10 Celebs that don't need a Halloween mask! Jennifer Love Hewitt is hotter than ever!
The Who perform "Can't Explain" live in 1965.
Katie Price, actually her own evil twin. Ayyyy!
Lisa Rinna: Red Carpet Vamp Act (Photos). Bitten & Bound
Top 10 Celebrities Who Don’t Need a Mask This Halloween. Celebrity Smack
Olsen Twins Breast Implants? Yes Please! Fatback Media
The Jennifer Love Hewitt we all love. NewsToob
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Links! Ali Lohan is an ugly kitty! John Daly arrested at Hooters! Britney Spears hits the dance studio! Rihanna is a super dominatrix!
Genesis' video for "I Can't Dance".
Ali Lohan is a ugly kitty. Ayyyy!
John Daly Arrested at Hooters, Held in 24 Hour Detox (Mugshot). Bitten & Bound
Rihanna is a super dominatrix. Candy Kirby
Britney Spears hits the dance studio. Celebrity Smack
Jessica Simpson has better things to do. Fatback Media
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Viagra taking Catholic priest named Elvis, sued for starting a sexual relationship with a married woman after hearing her confession.
Meet Father Elvis Elano. A New York City woman claims that she succumbed to sexual advances from the Roman Catholic priest after he heard her confession earlier this year about the fractured state of her marriage. Judith Rodrigues-Lytwyn alleges that immediately after Elano received her confession in March at Our Lady of the Snows Church, he "professed his love, devotion, and physical attraction" to her and said, "Your presence struck me like a thunder bolt," according to a New York State Supreme Court lawsuit. Rodrigues-Lytwyn, 50, charges that Elano encouraged her to have sex with him as a way of "overcoming her pain associated with her husband." Elano, she alleges, said that such a sexual liaison was "ordained by God."
All kidding aside, the guy does have a good voice..........
Kip Winger has announced the following acoustic European tour dates in support of the release of his recent signature album From The Moon To The Sun.2.11 - Queens Hall, Nuneaton, UK - www.queenshall.net Doors 7.30pm3.11 – The Underworld – London - www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk 11.11 - A38, Budapest, Hungary - www.a38.hu Doors 8pm14.11 - Coliseum, Burgos, Spain - www.coliseumburgos.com / Doors 8pm15.11 - Ritmo y Compas, Madrid, Spain - www.ritmoycompas.com/ Doors 8pm16.11 - KGB, Barcelona, Spain - www.salakgb.net/ Doors 8pm19.11 - The Smuget, Oslo, Norway - www.smuget.no/ Doors 9pm20.11 - Crazy Night, Stockholm, Sweden - www.myspace.com/crazynightsstockholm Doors 8pm21.11 - Midian, Cremona, Italy - www.myspace.com/midianpub Doors 10.30pm22.11 - RnR, Milan, Italy - www.rocknrollmilano.com/ Doors 10pm24.11 - Transilvania, Bologna, Italy - www.transilvaniabologna.it 25.11 - Spazio Zero, Rome, Italy Doors 10pm27.11 - Ioannina Greece - cafe Kaplanio 29.11 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark www.the-rock.dk Doors 9pm
Links! Joaquin Phoenix quits acting! Katie Price's marriage is in trouble! Paris Hilton will die broke!
Porcupine Tree's video for "Normal".
Mena Suvari is a multi layered cake. Ayyyy!
Joaquin Phoenix Says “I’m Done”, Quits Acting. Bitten & Bound
Katie Price and Peter Andre’s Marriage in Trouble. Celebrity Smack
Paris Hilton Will Die Broke. Fatback Media
Kim Kardashian is silky in blue. The Grumpiest
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Marillion's latest double CD is outstanding! As regular readers are aware, Marillion is one of my favorite bands & this new package does not disappoint. Go to the band's website to download the album & get all things Marillion!
Links! Beth Ostrosky is a hot witch! Miley Cyrus breaks out rubber! Traci Bingham looks trashy taking out the trash!
Simple Minds performing "Alive and Kicking" live in 1997.
Stretchy pants are in. Ayyyy!
Beth Ostrosky: Witch Costume is Halloween HOT (Photos). Bitten & Bound
Miley Cyrus Breaks Out Rubber in Berlin. Bumpshack
Traci Bingham takes out the trash looking trashy. Candy Kirby
Boxing Match: Danny Bonaduce vs. Jose Canseco. Celebrity Smack
As the fallout continues from Danity Kane parting ways with Aubrey O'Day and D. Woods, speculation was rife in the blogosphere that R&B songstress Cassie would be joining the group as its new frontwoman.
And on Monday (October 27), rumors began spreading that Shannon Bex has left the group as well — leaving only Aundrea Fimbres and Dawn Richard as Danity Kane — based on information a "source" told Elvis Duran from New York radio station Z100.
Bex had said she was "shell-shocked" by O'Day and Woods' departures.
On Monday, MTV News reached out to a rep from Atlantic Records, the group's label, who shot down rumor #1 but did not address rumor #2.
"Cassie is not joining DK," the rep said. "Cassie is set to release her second solo album in spring of '09."
But what about the Shannon rumor? At press time, the rep had not responded to repeated queries on that issue.
Duran's blog post reads in part: "You remember Shannon, the nice, quiet, married girl who was a great team player. Well, guess little momma has more b---s than all the rest of them! Tired of the drama, cat fights and Diddy, she hands in her microphone and tells Mr. Badboy Worldwide where to stick it!"
On the season finale of "Making the Band 4" earlier this month, Diddy told O'Day, "See, your attitude is gonna have you in a dark and lonely place. ... What you need to do, at the end of the day, is humble yourself," and told Woods that she got "caught up in the wrath" of O'Day.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Links! Dennis Leary offends the gay community. Bono parties w/ bikini babes! Kat Von D in Latina magazine! Sophie Howard's out of this world cleavage!
Stiltskin's video for "Inside".
Heather Graham opens wide. Ayyyy!
Dennis Leary Offends Gay Community. Bitten & Bound
Bono Parties with Half-Naked Teenage Girls in St. Tropez. Candy Kirby
Kat Von D Does Latina Magazine. Celebrity Smack
Sophie Howard's cleavage is out of this World. NewsToob
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sarah Palin is reportedly being lined up by US television executives to appear in a new Oprah-style show. One of the US Vice Presidential candidate's many 'talents' include her pitt-bull attitude to politics but should the Republicans lose the race to the White House, Palin could be coming to a small screen near you. Morning-show producer Steve Friedman tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Any television person who sees the numbers when she appears on anything would say Sarah Palin would be great. “The passion she has on each side, love and hate, makes television people say, 'Wow, imagine the viewership'.”Yet one TV exec disagreed saying, “I would not put her on the air. I find her a little stiff, and her ability to read the room is not quite fully developed.”