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Archive for the month “September, 2010”

Joaquin Phoenix Film Spoof

Joaquin Phoenix returned to The Dave Letterman Late Show this week to apologise for his appearance on the show eighteen months after his distracted, shaggy, bearded apperance where he mumbled through an excruciating appearance.

Eighteen months ago, Phoenix announced he was retiring from acting in order to pursue a career as a rapper. He made a series of inept performances, where he was booed off the stage at many, with one resulting in him trying to attack a heckler.

Casey Affleck, Phoenix’s brother in law confirmed last week that the film, I’m Still Here, which is a documentary about the bad effects of wealth and celebrity on a now drug addicted actor who had been in the acting game since he was a child, was in fact a spoof.

So, thankfully Phoenix has returned to his day job having not had the break down that we were led to believe that he was having, however, is it right for Affleck and Phoenix to have duped so many and made millions of people concerned about the downfall of Phoenix, especially in light of what happened to River Phoenix?

Katy Perry dropped from Sesame Street after Protests from Parents

On Monday a clip of Katy Perry singing her song, Hot n Cold and begging Elmo to “play” with her was leaked onto the Internet. Parents were outraged by Perry’s low cut dress and proceeded to protest on various web forums, with one comment stating, “You are going to have to rename Sesame Street, Cleavage Avenue”.

In light of these protests, producers on Sesame Street have decided not to use the segment, instead putting out a statement:

“In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or caregiver. We also value our viewer’s opinions and particularly those of parents.”

With Perry responding with:

“Kayy enjoyed working with Sesame Street and playing dress up with Elmo.”

All publicity is good publicity so they say, so this escapade will probably not do Perry any harm, after all, the You Tube site received a couple of millions hits, but her PR team could probably have thought a little bit harder on what she should wear on a children’s show.

What do you think?

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