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Wednesday

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March 2012

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Howard Stern Responds to Elle MacPherson’s Anti-Semitic Remark — “It Was Weird”

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Howard Stern responded to Elle MacPherson’s anti-Semitic comment today, saying, “It did strike me as odd. I didn’t get offended by it. But it did take me aback.” Stern said that he “felt like [he] was back in high school and one of the popular girls was making fun of [him].” Robin Quivers then chimed in, saying, “Yes, she was very mean-girlish.” Though I appreciate Stern’s effort to be kind to MacPherson by downplaying the issue, I still maintain that it was an anti-Semitic remark. When you talk about cultural stereotypes with a negative undertone, you tread on thin ice, especially when it’s not your religion your discussing. And furthermore, she mentioned his religion one too many times for it to be ignored. I’m not suggesting she’s a bigot. But she needs to be more responsible.

Further Reading: Elle MacPherson on Howard Stern — Makes Anti-Semitic Remark?

Wednesday

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Tuesday

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March 2012

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Barbara Walters Rips The Bachelor — “He’s an Ordinary Guy With Bad Hair”

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I’d like to take this moment to remind all of America how much I love Barbara Walters. And in case you’re wondering why my love is especially present today, please watch the clip below, in which the Queen of all Media rips Ben Flajnik and the entire Bachelor enterprise. She started her rant by saying, “I love ABC, I’m very happily employed, but I think this show is such a degradation to women.” She then went on to question why any women would want this man, calling him, “An ordinary guy with bad hair.” Thank you, Barbara for saying everything we are all thinking on a very public platform. This has to be the worst season in the history of the show and the least likable Bachelor.

Tuesday

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March 2012

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Donald Trump’s Children Kill Animals For Sport — Outrage Ensues

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Pictures surfaced of Donald Trump’s children on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe proudly smiling beside a freshly killed elephant, crocodile, kudu cat and water buck. In response to the public’s outcry over the disturbing photos, Trump Jr. simply said, ” I have no shame about [the pics]. I HUNT & EAT game … I’m a hunter, for that I make no apologies.” Though I understand the hypocrisy of eating meat and criticizing hunters, it’s the nature of the pictures that sparked the outrage. Food is a necessity, but smiling beside a freshly killed animal with pride is disgusting and morbid.

Tuesday

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March 2012

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Elle MacPherson on Howard Stern — Makes Anti-Semitic Remark?

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Unless you’re a Jew, you’re not allowed to comment on the cultural stereotypes of Jews. That’s a lesson Elle MacPherson needs to learn after an interview-gone-wrong with Howard Stern, when she told Stern he sounded “absolutely Jewish” after he asked if her children mind seeing naked photos of their mother in her house. “You sound like a Jewish mother,” she said. Stern then said he saw a naked picture of his own mother once and was traumatized, which was quickly followed by MacPherson’s quip that she can certainly imagine that if “she looks like [him].” Stern took a swipe back and referenced her failed relationships, saying, “Now I understand why these guys leave you.” MacPherson laughed it off — but I didn’t. I’m a Jewish Dishmaster. And I’m not happy. Judging from Stern’s abrupt end to the interview — he wasn’t happy either. Listen below and fast forward to the end to hear the comment in question. Further Reading: Howard Stern Responds to Elle Macpherson Backlash.

Tuesday

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March 2012

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Quote of the Day — Lady Gaga’s Ex-Boyfriend Luc Carl Breaks Silence

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“I was fat and miserable, but her career was blossoming. I couldn’t even watch reruns of Seinfeld without seeing her singing in her underwear. I was happy for her, of course, but I didn’t need my ex shoved down my throat. I basically had no choice but to run. And run I did. I used to get more women when I was broke, flabby and completely wasted all the time – but those women were sloppy 22-year-olds, the kind of women who messed up my sheets and asked for cab fare in the morning.” Lady Gaga’s ex-boyfriend, Luc Carl, on what it was like when she became famous and his decision to get in shape.

Monday

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March 2012

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Kim Kardashian v. Jon Hamm — Kim is Pissed!

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When Kim Kardashian responded to Jon Hamm’s comment calling her “stupid,” I thought, “Wow. She’s not as dumb as I thought.” In an interview with Elle UK Hamm said, “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f—ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.” In response, Kardashian said, “Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, ‘stupid,’ is in my opinion careless. I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life. We’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another.” To be fair, I never actually thought Kim Kardashian was stupid. She’s one of the only reality stars (aside from Bethenny Frankel) to launch a multi-million dollar empire, and you never see her showing her crotch while stepping out of a car (yes, my standards are low). And furthermore, we don’t seem to mind when our friends get their foot in the door because of connections, yet we point fingers at famous people who do the same. It’s not what gets your foot in the door — it’s what you do once you’re there that’s important.

Monday

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Sunday

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March 2012

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Taylor Armstrong & Dana Wilkey Hosted a Crisis Center Fundraiser

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I had the pleasure last night of putting on my “real reporter” hat to attend Taylor Armstrong & Dana Wilkey’s fundraiser to support the 1736 Family Crisis Center. Aside from the obvious points about their philanthropy, I’d like to take this moment to point out how good these Real Housewives look in person. I realize that’s a superficial take on an important evening, but The Dishmaster is admittedly superficial — and I simply couldn’t help myself. Seriously though — it was a great night with some very kind ladies. Armstrong gave a brief speech at the event, joking that the tabloids have done a good job of explaining why she’s involved. Because I’m music-obsessed, my favorite part of the evening came from X Factor finalist Drew Ryniewicz, who sang two original songs. I officially understand why Simon Cowell took such a liking to her. She’s got the kind of potential that will flourish with the right team behind her. I’ve posted one of her X Factor performances below.

Friday

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March 2012

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Crash Kings at the Troubador — Killed it!!

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When you’re friends with the band performing, it can be either a complete disaster or a complete success. In the case of Crash Kings at the Troubador, it was not only a success — it was magical. The sold-out venue was filled with die-hard fans, who bobbed their heads and sang along to every word. In fact, I spotted an A-list celebrity beside me (whose name I won’t mention due to my Dishmaster integrity), and I overheard him say, “This band is fu*king incredible!” And he’s right. They blew me away. Tony Beliveau (lead vocals, keys) has the kind of on-stage energy that gets talked about years later in those hip music circles when one person says to another, “Dude! Have you seen Crash Kings live? They are insane!” He was joined by his brother, Mike Beliveau (bass), who doesn’t just dominate the stage, he’s also easy on the eyes. Their third member, Jason Morris (drums), also has an incredible stage presence (I have to admit my bias toward drummers — they’re just so damn cool — and Jason is no exception). They played music from their new record, which judging from what I heard live last night — will be a chart-topping success. It’s difficult to articulate what makes music good. But I know it when I hear it. And I heard it last night.