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Klavan Defends Seth MacFarlane's 'Boobs'

Mar 4, 2013 6:21 AM PT

Last week I wrote a defense of Seth McFarlane's Sunday night performance as Oscar host. Because he's smarter than I am,  my pal Andrew Klavan took that a step further picking up on something I hadn't even thought of: that MacFarlane's "We Saw Your Boobs" song is kinda conservative:

Criticize the song??? The right should’ve posted the bloody song on every website we have! We should have said: Hey, ladies, if it makes you feel bad when someone publicly talks about what you publicly do — guess what? Don’t do it! Do something else instead! Maybe treat your bodies with dignity and respect — the way you’ll want your daughters to treat their bodies. The way men ought to treat them.

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10-Part Miniseries 'The Bible' Premiers March 3 on The History Channel

Feb 27, 2013 1:08 PM PT

For two decades now, The History Channel, A&E, Discovery, and Biography have all done a notable job of exploring the Bible, specifically the gospels, through various documentaries. Though challenging at times, I've never found them disrespectful or dismissive. For that reason, and the fact that Mark Burnett is the creator (not The Creator), I'm pumped over the History Channel's upcoming 10-part miniseries "The Bible."

Burnett, who's most famous for creating reality series such as "Survivor" and "Sarah Palin's Alaska," is one terrific storyteller. To craft a compelling narrative out of "reality' is a genuine skill, and he's been at the top of his game for two decades now. I can't think of anyone more qualified to take Genesis, Revelations, everything in-between, and turn it into a manageable storyline.

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Barbara Walters Returns to 'The View' Next Week

Feb 27, 2013 12:09 PM PT

Though she looks 15 years younger, when any 83 year-old suffers a fall or any kind of illness, it's always cause for concern. It's been over a month since Barbara Walters last made a public appearance, and over a week since we've heard anything about her condition. So it's quite a relief to know Walters will be back to work at "The View" next week.

After more than a month sidelined with chicken pox, Barbara Walters will return to her hit ABC daytime show, “The View,” starting next week.

Ms. Walters made the announcement herself during a phone call to “The View” Tuesday morning from her Manhattan apartment.

“Like it or not, I’m coming back on the show again,” Ms. Walters said.

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'CleanFlix': Documentary Proof H'wood Determined to Pollute Culture with Violence

Feb 27, 2013 10:20 AM PT

Today's story in The Wrap about Hollywood and the MPAA expressing concern about film violence is a steaming pile of doodoo. For proof, I give you the documentary "Cleanflix," which is currently streaming at Netflix.

A few years ago, a group of Salt Lake City Mormons got together to open a chain of video stores offering mainstream Hollywood movies, but ones that edited out foul language, sex, and extreme violence. Mormons are not allowed to see R-rated films, so the idea was to make forbidden films available to thousands.

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Batman From New Jersey?

Feb 26, 2013 11:58 PM PT

Buzz Feed dug up a 1990 edition of "The Atlas Of The DC Universe" and it shows that Gotham City is on the north side of the Delaware River. This area would be part of New Jersey.  However, even the DC Comics Wiki entry that Buzz Feed references says that various Batman writers and editors over the years have claimed that the famed Dark Knight's hometown of Gotham could be pegged geographically elsewhere.

In fact, according to Les Daniels, author of the 1999 book Batman -The Complete History,  Gardner Foxone of the original Batman comic book script writers, along with Bill Finger, for Batman creator Bob Kane, "had called Batman's previously unnamed town 'New York,' but Finger didn't like that, and struggled to come up with a substitute that had the right mythic ring. He considered Civic City, Capital City, and Coast City, before finally settling on Gotham City. 'We didn't want to call it New York because we wanted anybody in any city to identify with it,' he said."

Morrissey: Only Heteros Kill Other Dudes

Feb 26, 2013 2:22 PM PT

In response to Murder Most Fowl: Morrissey Refuses to Share the Stage on Jimmy Kimmel with the "Serial Animal Killers" of Duck-Hunting Show "Duck Dynasty":

That's actually not the biggest "Morrissey being obnoxious" story to come out today. From an interview with Rookie:

What political causes mattered most to you back then, and are they still important to you now?

War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men. They even get medals for it. Women don’t go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies.

Before You Go on National TV, Get Some Rest

Feb 26, 2013 12:03 PM PT

This past week I appeared on one of CNN's 'Latino' political programs, 'Choque de Opinions.' We taped the show on Thursday around 1 pm, but the show doesn't air until Sunday night at 8 pm. So far so good. Well, just my luck, Wednesday night I decided to meet up with a friend of mine down in Miami. Upon arriving to her residence, I noticed that my truck was not staying in gear as I tried to put it in the parking position. Long story short, I broke some wire withing he steering column that connects the gears to the little thingy you pull to put the vehicle in gear.

Anyways, got home at 4am, woke up at 7am. Up all morning and went straight to the CNN office in Fort Lauderdale. Sure enough, I started to get sleepy-eyed, as you can see in the picture. I held my own, and even landed some direct blows to a couple of the left-leaning immigration reform panelists, but let me just tell you, I barely made it. I almost nodded of twice during the break. That would have been hilarious if they cut to me and I fell asleep. 

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