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Paris Hilton Bans Australia’s Channel Seven — Good Decision!

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I’m embarrased to defend Paris Hilton, but someone’s gotta do the dirty work, and today it’s The Dishmaster. Paris Hilton interviewed with Australia’s Channel Seven to promote her nightclub appearance in Australia, and the interview went wrong when Edwina Bartholomew asked her what she would do when she’s not famous anymore. Hilton’s team apparently demanded they remove the question from the interview, which resulted in it not only being kept, but a re-edited intro about how much Paris Hilton sucks. Allow me to take a moment to point out the obvious. When you invite someone into your home, it’s completely inappropriate to make fun of them and to ask questions like, “Did you actually go for a swim, or would it have ruined your hair?” And what about the “she’s famous for being famous” remarks? She actually ran a clip of Hilton’s sex tape too. If you don’t respect the girl, then don’t interview her. And furthermore, what exactly is Bartholomew’s talent? It’s not as if she has any definable skill. At least Paris Hilton used her name to launch products. That’s more than some snarky ltitle blond chick with nothing better to do than pick on her guests. Watch below.

Update: Paris Hilton emailed Edwina Bartholomew and said her PR team overreacted, and she was fine with the interview. This is likely because the ban made Hilton look afraid of the question (implying that she’s already fearful that her fame has declined). Regardless, Bartholomew is still on my Dishmaster sh*tlist.

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Is “Obamacare” Constitutional? — Experts Weigh-In

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I get a lot of requests from my Dishmaster followers to add political commentary to my blog. But because my brain is the size of a walnut, I find myself frequently explaining that anything outside the entertainment industry is too far beyond my comprehension to write about. After all, that political science major was just so damn long ago, and who pays attention in college anyhow? But since I’m fortunate enough to have very smart friends, I’ve commissioned the services of my trusted contributing editor, Rik Sault, to weigh-in on the constitutionality of “Obamacare.” Read below.
 
 
 
Written By: Rik Sault

On Friday, after three days of oral arguments, the United States Supreme Court voted on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Just as public and political opinion about Obamacare is generally drawn along party lines, with Democrats in favor and many Republicans vehemently opposed to it, the High Court’s Justices seem to be similarly split. It is almost certain that the more conservative Justices will vote to strike down at least one portion of the revolutionary health care law – the so-called individual mandate which requires all U.S. citizens to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty – because, in their view, it exceeds the Constitutional limit of the federal government’s power.

Opponents of the individual mandate generally frame the issue in terms of the freedom of markets, and whether the government can force citizens to buy something. At Tuesday’s oral arguments, conservative Justice Scalia, who is widely seen as opposed to Obamacare, set forth this proposition: The federal government cannot force folks to buy broccoli, so how can it force them to buy health insurance.

But liberal Justice Ginsburg likened the mandate to Social Security. She explained that in the 1930’s, the U.S. had a national problem of people needing old-age and survivor insurance. Therefore, she furthered, it enacted a tax requiring everyone to contribute because without healthy folks and young folks there wouldn’t be enough money to pay for the old, disabled, or widowed. And that tax was constitutional.

While the individual mandate is only one of the two provisions reviewed by the High Court, it received the most argument time, and it seems to be the most pivotal. If the Court strikes down the individual mandate, it could possibly strike down the whole law because the mandate is such an important piece – a piece that cannot be severed.

The Solicitor General, the Obama administration’s attorney arguing in support of the Affordable Care Act, closed his arguments by reaffirming that it will increase public access to affordable health care. He said that Congress has struggled for decades to come up with a way to reform health care. “Maybe they were right, maybe they were wrong,” the Solicitor General said, but the law is within the bounds of Congress’s power under the Constitution, and should not be second-guessed by the Court. Former Bush Solicitor General Paul Clement, counsel to 26 state attorneys general challenging the law, countered, “it’s a very funny conception of liberty,” a law requiring folks to purchase health insurance “whether they want it or not.”

Although the Justices took a vote on the case on Friday, the decision is not expected until June.

Saturday

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Tabloid Gossip — Week-in-Review — Juicy & Pointless

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  • Wilmer Valderrama is dating Minka Kelly. E! Online
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt says she’s “single,” despite rumors she’s dating her Client List costar, Brian Hallisay. RumorFix
  • Do Today Show co-hosts Ann Curry & Matt Lauer hate each other? Mediaite
  • Glee co-stars Cory Monteith & Lea Michele are going strong. Huffington Post
  • Michelle Williams is dating Jason Segel. Wonderwall
  • Lake Bell is engaged to Scott Campbell. AllThingsGossip
  • Jennifer Lopez is so hot she hurts my eyes. GossipandSoaps
  • Ginnifer Goodwin is dating her Once Upon a Time costar Josh Dallas. Just Jared

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Howard Stern Interviews Martina Navratilova — HILARIOUS!

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When I think about the standards for my future husband, there’s one very important item on the check-list: Does he listen to Howard Stern? If not, we have no future. And as a test, I’m posting his interview with tennis legend Martina Navratilova below. If you don’t laugh, you should probably start eating dinner alone, because you’re a humorless curmudgeon that doesn’t deserve company.

Thursday

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Dear Judges of ‘The Voice’ — Change Your Clothes!

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We are all aware that most shows tape multiple episodes in the span of one day, and those episodes are edited in post-production. That being said, it would still be nice to put a minimal amount of effort into tricking the audience. Plus, if I have to see that stupid dish on Christina Aguilera’s head one more week, I will throw something at my television. Can’t the producers get their act together and force the judges to change outfits? It’s not only lazy, it’s ridiculous.

Thursday

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Thursday

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Quote of the Day — Chris Klein on his “Dreadful” Mamma Mia Audition

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“So an audition that I had done years ago for Mamma Mia, somehow, was put on to the web. And it’s a horrible audition. And I took a chance — I can’t sing! I don’t know why I was in there. But I took a chance! It’s a musical — let’s see if I can give it a shot. And, you know, the way that they put it out there, it gets taken out of context and all that kind of thing. It was really a dreadful audition.” Chris Klein, on his hilarious Mamma Mia audition that went viral. Watch below if you’re having a bad day. It will surely make you laugh hysterically.

Thursday

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Rosie O’Donnell v. Stephen Baldwin: Gay Rights Debate

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It kills me that Oprah cancelled Rosie’s show. Rosie is a force, and it’s not only her opinion that matters, it’s how she expresses it. There’s few people who can get away with mixing emotions with their argument without alienating their listener, and Rosie pulls it off. She should have had more time. It takes time to learn your way on a new show, and it takes time to find the format that the audience most responds to. She just didn’t get a fair chance, and because Oprah’s network is suffering on all levels, Rosie was an unfortunate, unnecessary casualty. Watch below to see her discuss gay marriage with Stephen Baldwin. She doesn’t lose her cool, and she has a civilized conversation with someone on the other end of the debate.

Wednesday

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Colton Dixon Sings “Everything” — Awesome

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I started watching this season of American Idol very late in the game, and it became immediately clear that Colton Dixon and Phillip Phillips are the front-runners. On tonight’s show, Colton Sang “Everything” by Lifehouse — and he was incredible. It’s also worth pointing out that Randy Jackson gave his first valuable comment since the show began, saying, “One of the most important things an artist can have is believability.” He’s right. It doesn’t matter what note you can hit, it matters if you’re authentic. And Colton Dixon is authentic.


Colton Dixon – Everything – American Idol 2012… by IdolxMuzic