Apparently there is a channel called the Sportsman Channel and they have given Sarah Palin her own TV show called, Amazing America with Sarah Palin. Debuting in April, the show is said to be ”an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes connected to America’s outdoors lifestyle.” I’m thinking that they are trying to capitalize on the Duck Dynasty phenomenon. I’d rather chew tin foil. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
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Holly Hagan from the UK’s Geordie Shore (aka Jersey Shore) always makes a statement with her hair color. She has a shit ton of hair and it’s been Rihanna/Woody Woodpecker red, a gorgeous purple and most recently a phenomenal blue but this…..this is the most shocking color of them all. Brunette. Wonder why she wants to go the normal route all of a sudden? (via twitter)
Genius. I can’t say it any other way. Lauren Harries was the true winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK, if you ask me, but in the end the public voted Geordie Shore‘s Charlotte Crosby the winner (adore her too). Lauren is a fabulous trans woman whose random lines gave me life. Here are some of those lines remixed, but the best has always been, “Who wants the cake?”
Only this time I think it’s for real (not even a play on the Donna Summer classic, I swear). Ex-TOWIE‘er Mark Wright has got engaged to Michelle Keegan after he proposed on a trip to Dubai. This is the second engagement for the young M. Wright, but this one is a smart choice. Michelle is not only beautiful, but a lovely girl. Compare her to his former fiance, Lauren Goodger, and Ray Charles could see the upgrade. Well done, kids.
“When I first found out that Aaryn, who is a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black, and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest, you know… the Asian ones hit me the most. I heard about her describing Asians as ‘squinty-eyed’ and ‘go make a bowl of rice.’ She said that about Helen, who is Chinese. It stung. I took it personally. I’m a human being. And the really sad part was, it took me back to the ’70s when I was growing up in Queens and when I was seven years old getting bullied, being called a ‘chink’, and people pulling their eyes. But it took me back so many years, and I thought to myself, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard comments like that’ — year is 2013. And then I felt ignorant. There are still people in the country who feel that way and act that way? Yes there are, yes there are. And afterwards, it just made me sad because she’s 22 and she’s college educated.”
In the most recent episode of Big Brother, CBS aired all the previously deleted remarks because they were “driving a story.” Chen explains: “CBS and Big Brother showed it because it is now driving a story. It is now affecting how the other players want to see her gone. You know, if it didn’t drive story, and it didn’t have a dynamic on what it is to the elements of the game, you can’t just put it in there and say, ‘Judge her, everybody.’ It has to have to do with the game and the rules of the game. She and the other houseguests have no idea that it has made national headlines.”
It seems everyone is outraged by the racist and homophobic language from this new breed of Big Brother houseguests. Everyone, that is, but the folks at host network CBS, who seem to take a laissez faire approach to the slurs and told TMZ, “We certainly find the statements made by several of the houseguests on the live internet feed to be offensive,” and went on to say that the 24-hour feed can sometimes expose unpleasantries among the guests and “at times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone.” And? And nothing.
One bright spot, though, is that the show’s apparent worst offender, Aaryn Gries, the Paula Deen of the contestants, has been dropped by her modeling agency, Zephyr Talent in Austin, Texas, after referring to the gay houseguest as a “queer,” telling an Asian-American houseguest to “shut up and go and make some rice,” racist remarks about African-Americans, etc. “We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live internet feed to be offensive,” said the agency. “Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.” (Doesn’t the name Aaryn look and sound a bit… Aryan?)
Meanwhile, Rachel Reilly, who was the Big Brother winner in 2011 and whose sister Elissa is a controversial houseguest this season, is upset by the racist and homophobic comments in the house. She and husband Brendon Villegas, whom you’ll remember she met and fell in love with on Big Brother and has since married, say, “Being former houseguests, we understand how people can turn on each other, but the offensive things that Aaryn, GinaMarie, Katlin, Spencer, and Jeremy say disgust us, and make us sick to our stomachs.” Developing? (via TMZ; photo: CBS)