Archive for August 2012

HBO’s “The Newsroom” to Predict Future News Stories in Second Season

The NewsroomHBO’s “The Newsroom” is a ratings success story however, show creator Aaron Sorkin has been accused by critics of manipulating the audience. By using the knowledge of how new stories eventually pan out, critics say it gives the characters unrealistic insight into real-life events. To fight back against his critics, Sorkin announced that in season two, rather than the show taking place a year or two in the past, it will take place a year or two in the future, with his team of writers guessing at what the headlines of the future will be.

Past episodes of the show had the fictional ACN news team report on real-life stories such as the BS oil spill, the overthrowing of the Egyptian government, and the death of Osama Bin Laden. But in season two we won’t see newscasters reporting on the massacres in Syria or Mitt Romney’s refusal to fully release his taxes. Instead, Sorkin will predict what headlines he thinks will be truth in 2014 and 2015.

Entertainment Weekly TV critic Ken Tucker told BS Gossip that Sorkin will either come across as a moron or a genius. He explained, “Say next season of ‘The Newsroom’ has anchor Will McAvoy reporting that a vampire sea monster rises out of the Atlantic Ocean, leaving thousands of fishermen’s corpses piled on the shoreline. If that doesn’t end up happening, Sorkin will be seen as an idiot. But if the vampire sea monster story actually pans out after the show airs, Sorkin will be seen as a prophet!”

Sorkin teases us with a few of the season two news stories. They will include the Mars Rover discovering the skeleton of Amelia Earhart Read the rest of this entry »

Gay Chickens Heighten Chick-Fil-A Controversy

Chick-Fil-AThe most politically heated conversation this election season is in regards to chicken fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A. After Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy stated he is adamantly against same-sex marriage and only supports marriage as the Bible defines it, same-sex supporters started a boycott of the chain while those against same-sex marriage have supported the restaurant chain like never before. But now everything has flipped on its head after the discovery of gay chickens being raised for the Chick-Fil-A menu.

The discovery was made by a worker at one of Chick-Fil-A’s chicken farms, where the company raises chickens for their menu. The worker, who wishes to remain anonymous as he is working in the US illegally, told us that he noticed two hens necking in the corner of their cage. “These two hens obviously loved each other very much. It was quite beautiful. But I know what’s going on with the protests so I told my manager and he called Mr. Cathy. Mr. Cathy said it wasn’t natural and wanted the hens to see a priest to repent their sins but by the time we got back, the batch of chickens the loving couple were part of had been slaughtered.”

When word spread that Chick-Fil-A was serving homosexual chickens on its menu, the anti-gay marriage activists who lined up outside stores were irate and the crowd quickly dispersed. Mike Huckabee, Fox News Read the rest of this entry »

Very Poor Turnout for Diff’rent Strokes Cast Reunion

Diff'rent StrokesTodd Bridges, who played Willis on the 70s and 80s sitcom, “Diff’rent Strokes,” decided to throw a reunion with his old cast mates. But for reasons unknown, almost no one showed up to the event.

Bridges has been in and out of prison over the years and now that he’s been clean for some time, he thought it would be nice to reunite with some of his old colleagues from the popular sitcom. Bridges said, “Gary, Dana and I used to have so much fun on the set that I thought it would be great to get together again and see how everyone has been doing. I sent out Evites, rented a beach house and arranged a KFC delivery. So I’m more than a bit pissed off that almost no one showed up.”

In addition to Bridges, only two other regular cast members attended the party. 89-year-old Conrad Bain, who had played adoptive father to Arnold and Willis came, as did a man named Danny Cooksey, who claimed he played a character named Sam. Bridges said that while it was nice to see Bain, he has no recollection of any character named Sam. “He said he played my adoptive brother for two seasons but neither Conrad or I remember that at all. I went on fan message boards too and no one remembers a character named Sam. He was probably some homeless dude who just wanted some free KFC.”

What irked Bridges the most was that Gary Coleman and Dana Plato didn’t show up. “Those two were like a real brother and sister to me all the years we filmed the show. I really wanted to hang out with them and see what they’ve been up to. So I was extremely pissed off that not only did they not show Read the rest of this entry »