Springsteen's Team Didn't Properly "Vet" Walmart

What kind of rock do you have to live under to hear the word Walmart and not instantly think of employee issues?

Apparently an expensive rock in New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen, a supposed blue collar every man, signed an exclusive Greatest Hits deal with Wal Mart, and once his fans called him out on it he's backpeddling.

"It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be."

How hard is it to vet Walmart?
The top Google search results, after the official site, are: walmartwatch.com, walmartfacts.com, wakeupwalmart and walmartmovie.com. How about wakeupbrucespringsteen.com?



The Woman Who Had 8 Babies Already Had 6 Kids

Why would you have fertility treatments if you had 6 kids???

The hospital and all the chaos.

Photo: AP

Not to Belabor the Point

Me thinks he could name a Supreme Court ruling.

Photo: AP

Obama Focuses on Labor Unions, The Middle Class

President Barack Obama signed a series of executive orders Friday that he said should "level the playing field" for labor unions in their struggles with management.

Obama also used the occasion at the White House to announce formally a new White House task force on the problems of middle-class Americans. He named Vice President Joe Biden as its chairman.

Union officials say the new orders by Obama will undo Bush administration policies that favored employers over workers.

And- there's a new website A Strong Middle Class.

Where did these people come from? Taking charge. Caring about people. It's insanity!

Photo: Reuters

Are You Havin' a Laugh?

If you don't know Someecards, take a gander at their site. And if you don't think it's funny, we can't be friends.

It's all in fun. I wouldn't rethink my vote for Obama if he made us save water by drinking our own pee.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

First- How cool is that name?

Second- Look at the big bear hug from Obama.


Basically Lilly worked for Goodyear and somehow found out that she was making less than her male co-workers. She was doing the same job. From what I can tell, the bill Obama signed reinstates the equal pay situation to what it was before what's his butt got his hands on it (heckava job Bushy).

As this HuffPo blog points out, there's still work to be done.

But, it is a statement. Thank you Obama.

Now the Repubs are Worried About Spending

Not one repub in the House approved Obama's stimulus package. I wonder how many gave Bush a blank check for Iraq.

Help the military contractors? Sure. Help the American people? No way.


PETA Commercial Banned From Superbowl

I would rather watch a woman making out with brocolli than another commercial where people repeat the same thing, like the commercial for the cervical cancer vaccine and they say "I wanna be one" "one" "one" "one less" "one less"...blah blah blah.

And I'm sure PETA did this to get banned and to get more publicity. Good for them.

Ted Haggard on Oprah

Ted Haggard reveals on Oprah that in exchange for a severance package the church prohibited him from preaching and made him, his wife and their dependent children, permanently reside outside the state of Colorado. They later lifted all bans.

There is a documentary about Haggard, that will be on HBO, that shows him looking for work. Initially it is sad to see him in despair while trying to find a job, but then I have to remember the anguish he has caused gay people.

Ted admits he still has thoughts about men, just doesn't act on it. He describes himself as a "heterosexual with issues."

I don't think Oprah got out of Haggard how he feels about homosexuality. It seemed that he agrees it's a real feeling but that it's a wrong feeling?

Blago is Entertaining

Blago, when asked about the language on the tapes, said "I would've watched my language if I knew someone was listening." Ha. He probably wouldn't have obstructed justice (or whatever he's charged with) if he knew someone was listening, too.

Photo: AP

Recession This N That

A 93 year old man freezes to death in his home because the electric company shut off his power.

Oy. More layoffs announced. Including Home Depot, Sprint and Caterpillar. Pfizer is buying Wyeth, and then cutting 8,000 jobs. Ain't that nice.

Senate approves Geitner to run the treasury although he screwed up his own taxes. We won't give a sh*t about the tax thing as long as he can help this country.

Blago on TV

Soon-to-be impeached Illinois Governor Blago was on The View this morning, and Larry King tonight. I betcha the women of The View ask Blago tougher questions than Lar.

Elisabeth wasn't there for the interview. Not sure if that was on purpose or not. By this photo, it looks like he is quarantined and talking via another room. But on a clip I've seen he is sitting on the couch with Whoopie, Sherrie and Joy.

Look who's talking to Blago after he left The View. Geraldo.

He also sat down with Diane "likes a few inaugural drinks" Sawyer. Maybe she showed him her fancy boots.

Hello George

Ah, it's been too long since we've seen Clooney. Here, with his father, in Washington.

SAG Talk

Meryl Streep, winning for Doubt, running to the stage with her hands in the air was pretty funny. Perhaps she's a non-stuck-up type. Although, she seemed surprised by the win saying "I didn't even buy a dress", implying she only dresses up if she thinks she'll win?

Sean Penn seemed nervous as he accepted the Best Actor statue for Milk. He made reference to the dog fight between him and Mickey Rourke that the media has started.

The supporting winners will probably be the same as for the Oscars- Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight, Kate Winslet for The Reader.

Alec Baldwin said, while accepting for Best Actor/Comedy TV, "I don't know who I want to make out with more tonight – Tony Hopkins or Diane Lane? Tony looks so good!" He looks good? I mean, skinny- yes. Make out with him over Diane Lane? Uh, no.

Tina Fey won 2 for 30 Rock- Best Actress, and Best Ensemble.

Best TV Drama went to Hugh Laurie for House and Sally Field for Brothers and Who Watches This Show? Mad Men won Best Ensemble.

What was the blob on Amy Adams dress?

That is Alec Baldwin's daughter. She's 13. I was going to make a comment about how the daughter forgives her dad now that he's winning awards and mom hasn't made a movie in years but maybe the daughter has always liked him. Who am I to say.

SAG Red Carpet

Ok, I'm not saying Brad Pitt wouldn't talk to Mickey Rourke if it wasn't for Mick's comeback. But Kate? Me thinks it helps he's a nominee.

Slummy cast and director.

Laura Linney

Anthony Hopkins lost weight.

Alec and his daughter. That's what the photo caption says. I can't tell if it looks like her or not. I thought she was younger. Update: This is her, she is 13!

Oy. Paula.

Oh dear.

Scary Hatcher that is some bad hair.

Guiliana Interviewing Angelina is Painful

Guiliana started out giddy when first interviewing Angelina. And Angelina ain't making it easy for Guiliana. Just giving her a deep stare. And not elaborating on answers. Once she nodded as her answer.

After Angelina left, Brad got on the podium for an interview. He seems like a cool guy.

Saggy Night

SAG Awards tonight. Not that we really care. Of course, I'll watch.

A few people on the red carpet already.

Lisa Rinna honoring Heath Ledger's Joker with her face work.

The woman from Mad Men, whose bust enters the room 5 minutes before she does.

Jenna Fischer from The Office.

The Shat.

Dexter and sister/wife.

What Do You Think Coop's Drink of Choice Is?

I'm just guessing Coop was enjoying some Inaugural Beverages, as he is barely able to complete a sentence on Wednesday.

Drunk Diane?

As a former Nixon employee, I'm not sure if she drank out of sadness or happiness. Assuming she's drunk, of course. See for yourself:

Thanks Mo.

Vicky Cristina Barceboring

Another over rated Woody Allen movie. Not funny, not interesting. While watching you get the idea that Woody made this movie just so he could watch Scarlett have sex scenes.

Surprisingly this movie is an Oscar nominee, Best Supporting Actress for Penelope Cruz. What am I saying? This isn't surprising, the academy loves all his lame stuff.

Did Someone Say Stem Cell Research

I believe it has been given the go ahead. Yeah for science!

Photo: AP


Aretha's hat was a hit.

Photo: AP

NY Governor Finally Makes a Decision

The news pundits are saying even disgraced governor Blago from Illinois showed more competence in choosing a Senator than Patterson (not necessarily in who he chose, but the pace of it).

Did you even know Joe Biden's senate seat from Delaware was filled? Or a Colorado seat was filled? It was done quickly. Hillary has been running for president for two years. Shouldn't the governor have thought of what to do with her seat if she won?

Kirsten Gillibrand is the new senator. I heard someone compare her to Tracy Flick (which I think is Reese's character in Election).

Photo: AFP

Oscar Noms

It's been one year since Heath Ledger died. And he got an Oscar nomination (which most likely will lead to a win).

Best picture
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,”
“The Reader,”
“Slumdog Millionaire.”

Best director
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”;
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”;
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”;
Stephen Daldry, “The Reader”;
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Best actor
Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”;
Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”;
Sean Penn, “Milk”; Brad Pitt,
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”;
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler.”

Best actress
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”;
Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”;
Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”;
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”;
Kate Winslet, “The Reader.”

Best supporting actor
Josh Brolin, “Milk”;
Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”;
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”;
Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”;
Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road.”

Best supporting actress
Amy Adams, “Doubt”;
Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”;
Viola Davis, “Doubt”;
Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”;
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler.”

Photo: Reuters

These Are Not Costumes

Don't they look like mascots?
These are real pandas.

They are the same pandas from this pic:

Photos: AP

Obama is Gettin' Things Done

On his first day in office, Obama implemented salary freezes for some staff, and rules for lobbyists.

Now this looks right.

On his second day, Obama signed an order to close Gitmo. Oh, and he banned torture.

Hillary became Secretary of State.

The Obamas welcome people touring the White House. I think, just regular people.


I don't think I gave a proper goodbye to these fools.

Dimwit and Darth ponder their future life without such power.

Bush looks 80.

Fedora's were the inauguration accessory.
Gawker said Cheney looked like a nazi who looked at the ark of the covenant. Ha.

Oscar Noms Tomorrow

Best Picture predictions (and Directors will match):
Slumdog Millionaire
Benjamin Button
Dark Knight

Lost on Tonight

I predict they bring Locke back to the island and he is no longer dead.