Sunday, August 20
Jennifer Aniston catches a clue.
Jennifer Aniston Speaks Out On Engagement Rumors

...Aniston told People she was moved to speak once the reports were picked up widely by mainstream media.

"I don't feed into that," she said of the steady stream of rumors about her personal life. "We [her friends] don't talk about it. We don't hash it out because it's not true. The only reason I'm saying something is because if we're listening to the news, we're supposed to be believing in the news…Tabloids are going to lie all the time. You're prepared for that. But it's the news. And you think, 'Well, we need to trust what our newscasters are saying when we have this horrific situation that's actually taking place in the world, I mean, we are getting reported the truth, right?"

"The American people need to believe [the news]," Aniston says. "Please. Get it together. So that's all."

I know this happened last week, but somehow Jennifer "George Bush is a f***ing idiot" Aniston questioning the veracity of the mainstream media is still funny as hell. Like the people publishing pictures photoshopped by terrorists are busily fact-checking the latest Vaughniston rumors for journalistic accuracy. Puh-lease. She better watch out. Now that he's been fired from Reuters, a certain someone has plenty of time to photoshop her overexposed ass into a Vera Wang wedding dress. Probably standing in the rubble of a Lebanese village. As long as it's fake but accurate, it's all gravy.
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Quote of the Day
"Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe today that we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be President, or the credibility to be elected President. No one can doubt or should doubt that we are safer -- and Iraq is better -- because Saddam Hussein is now behind bars."

-Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
Speech at Drake University in Iowa
December 16, 2003
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John Kerry is an idiot.
In an exclusive appearance on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos", Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., blasted fellow Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman for continuing his bid in the Connecticut Senate race despite a narrow loss to newcomer challenger Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary earlier this month.

"I'm concerned that (Lieberman) is making a Republican case," Kerry told ABC News, accusing the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate of "adopting the rhetoric of Dick Cheney," on the issue of Iraq. Kerry continued, "Joe Lieberman is out of step with the people of Connecticut," insisting Liberman's stance on Iraq, "shows you just why he got in trouble with the Democrats there." Kerry called the Connecticut Senator's Independent bid a "huge mistake" and applauded businessman-turned-politician as "courageous" for challenging Lieberman on the war. Of his own views on Iraq, Kerry stated forthrightly, "The course of this country in Iraq is making the world more dangerous."

One wonders if Senator Kerry ever gets tired of being wrong about every single thing he says and does. Apparently not. I can't wait until Joe wins in a landslide this November and Kerry et al have to deal with him all pissed off and "independent." It's a wonder to behold.
posted by Jessica at 11:42 AM | Permalink |
Tuesday, August 15
Artistic criticism is so Gen-X
Critics' Voices Become a Whisper

Who says critics don't matter anymore? The new trailer for Paramount's upcoming numskull comedy "Jackass: Number Two" is full of quotes from reviews of the first movie. There's just one tiny twist: The studio uses the vitriolic reviews attacking the first film ("A disgusting, repulsive, grotesque spectacle" says an aghast Richard Roeper) to promote the new picture.

With a sly, leering note of triumph, the narrator intones: "Unfortunately for them, we just made 'Number Two.' "

All in all, it's been a rotten tomato of a summer for America's embattled film critics. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" broke box-office records left and right, despite a yowling chorus of negative reviews. M. Night Shyamalan cast Bob Balaban as a persnickety film critic in "Lady in the Water," then gleefully killed him off, allowing a snarling jackal-like creature to do the dirty deed.

Sony Corp. chief Howard Stringer, asked after the huge opening of "The Da Vinci Code" why the studio kept reviewers away from the film until the last possible moment, merrily quipped, "Nobody ever built a statue to a critic."
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Tuesday, August 8
The Dixie Chicks can't get arrested.
Dixie Chicks Cancel Shows, Add Others

Associated Press Writer

Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates.

Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site.

Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates.

The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications have reported lackluster sales in some markets, particularly in the South and Midwest.

Group spokeswoman Kathy Allmand said Monday that the total number of North American dates remains the same, with several Canadian cities added in place of the U.S. shows.

The trio released a statement last week attributing the changes to attempts to "accommodate demand" and said more dates might be added next year.

I suppose people were just bored by the thought of Natalie Maines whining between every song about how persecuted she is. Or having to listen to an entire song set about how persecuted she is. Or thinking about the millions of dollars she's made off of being so persecuted.
posted by Jessica at 8:26 AM | Permalink |
Tuesday, August 1
Photo of the Day

John Kerry campaigns for the youth vote.
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