Did you miss last week? Mr. Pop Culture doesn’t take it too seriously with President Obama and Rush Limbaugh, Obama’s first TV interview, eight new babies, The SAG’s, McDonalds and Netflix. Oh Boy!
Did you miss last week? Mr. Pop looks at our new president, Jonas Brothers, Oprah’s lying guest, Patrick Swayze and the Obama girls.
Another Oprah Interviewee Stretches The Truth – Oprah Winfrey breaks her silence about former guest Herman Rosenblat, saying she’s “very disappointed” in his now discredited story about meeting his future wife in a Nazi concentration camp. “That’s what happens with lies,” Winfrey said on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired last Friday. “They get bigger and bigger and bigger.” Rosenblat, a 79-year-old resident of North Miami Beach, and his wife Roma have appeared twice on Winfrey’s show. Winfrey said he had planned to appear again to “explain himself,” but the man’s lawyers scuttled that. Rosenblat’s tale of a little girl throwing apples over a barbed-wire fence to him every day at a sub-camp of Buchenwald in the 1940s was endearing, Winfrey said. “And he told that story and I was crying, everybody was crying,” Winfrey said. True, the couple has been married for 50 years and he was in a concentration camp. So was she. Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), had planned to release Rosenblat’s memoir Angel at the Fence in February. But after scholars, friends and family members challenged him, Rosenblat acknowledged the story was untrue and Berkley pulled the book.
Golden Globes, Bernard Madoff, US Airways, Rod Blagojevich, Ryan Seacrest, Boy George and goodbye Mr. Bush
Obama Ball The Pop Hot Spot as Beyonce will provide the vocal styling for Barack and Michelle Obama’s first dance on inauguration night, but will she perform one of her chart topping hits? Our guess is that Beyonce will perform a new or a variation of one of her songs to fit the occasion.
Beyonce has expressed her desire to be a part of the inauguration since Obama was elected and she told a reporter in November: “Whatever they want — if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I’m there, and I’m ready.” The singer and actress will also perform at the Neighborhood Ball on ABC along with Jay-Z, Will.i.am, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Sting, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5. Jessica Alba, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Walsh will be presenters at the ball.
Boy George sentenced to 15 months in jail – The former Culture Club singer imprisoned Audun Carlsen during a drug-fuelled naked photoshoot at his flat in east London. Sentencing the musician – real name George O’Dowd – the judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court said he was guilty of “gratuitous violence”.
The judge also condemned his “premeditated”, “callous”, and “degrading” actions which “traumatized” his victim. George, who is 47, was convicted of detaining Norweigian escort Carlsen against his will last month. Carlsen, 29, told the trial jury he was hit with a metal chain as he tried to escape from the flat.
I know some teens and young adults who have hit the 4,000-per-month texting club, but this one is amazing.
Trend – Teen texting out of hand? 13-year-old Reina Hardesty of Orange County California man’s racked up an astonishing 14,528 text messages in one month. The online AT&T statement ran 440 pages. “First, I laughed. I thought, ‘That’s insane, that’s impossible,’ ” the 45-year-old dad said. “And I immediately whipped out the calculator to see if it was humanly possible.” He found it was – barely.
It works out to 484 text messages a day, or one every two minutes of every waking hour. “Then I thought maybe AT&T made some mistake on the bill,” said Hardesty, of Silverado Canyon. He found out they didn’t.
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The Dark Knight” took home top honors at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, walking away with five awards.
The movie, which won high praise and acclaim from critics and fans, won the award for favorite movie, favorite action movie, favorite cast, favorite on screen match-up (Christian Bale and Heath Ledger) and favorite superhero (Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman).
“Here’s to Heath,” Bale said after accepting the award, referring to his co-star, who died of an accidental drug overdose in January 2008.
Host Queen Latifah introduced the movie at the end of the ceremony and all five awards were presented at the same time.
“American Idol” lost to “Dancing With the Stars” for favorite reality TV show, but two of their alums — Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood — picked up their own awards.
Underwood, who performed earlier during the show, nabbed two wins early on — one for “Last Name” (favorite country song) and also for favorite female singer.