For the last 40 years, millions of girls have grown up loving Hello Kitty and thinking she was a cat. Well yesterday The LA Times broke a story that crushed all of their hearts because her creator, Sanrio, says she is not a cat. Whhhhhhaaaaaaaatttttttt?
Christine R Yano was writing up her description for an exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum and she asked for approval from Sanrio. In the script, she kept referring to Hello Kitty as a cat and Sanrio corrected her. They told her, “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.” But she looks like a cat, she has a Japanese Bobtail’s tale and she has whiskers. So how is she not a cat?
According to Hello Kitty’s official fan site, her real name is Kitty White. The fansite adds, “Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold. She lives in London with her mama (Mary White), papa (George White), and her twin sister Mimmy.” The fansite also describes some of her other friends as the animals they are depicted as, but none of the felines on the page (except for Charmmy Kitty) are referred to as cats.
I am sorry, but is she looks like a cat, then she is a cat. If she is a little girl Sanrio, then make her look like a little girl. Am I right?
Sanrio, to destroy something so precious after all of these years is so messed up and I am boycotting you and all of your products from now on. Signed a former Hello Kitty fan.
via Jimmy Kimmel Live
Yesterday on The 700 Club, Pat Robertson wanted to know “What is it about Jewish People that make them prosper financially?” Then he explained, “Well you almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars on the weekend or mowing the lawns.”
This is a question that has plagued Hollywood for the ages, and even though they have not been able to figure it The Christian Broadcast Network found the one Rabbi who could explain why that is the case.
I wish this was an April Fool’s Day joke, but sadly it is real. There is just something not Kosher about a Rabbi selling his people out on competing network. But according to him, selling is the only thing he is good at. Oy!
There is a man who likes to chop down trees with only his body and I want to know what he does when he gets a splinter or better yet a woody. Seriously man invented an axe for a reason and that reason is because why should hurt yourself trying to knock them down with your shoulders, hands and feet if you don’t have to.
Am I the only who is disappointed that none of the trees fell on him?
Finally can someone rent this guy The Happening, I think that movie will get him to stop hurting innocent trees. Either that or my plan will backfire and he will go after even more trees, but at least he would’ve suffered before he did that. Have you see that film, it was pain-and-ful.
So there is a movie coming out and to promote the unnamed film they decided to do a hidden camera experiment. They had two men in an elevator on the floor with one of them strangling the other one to see what people on the other side of the door would do.
Some ran away, some attacked, some were horrified, some got help and one guy eve took pictures with his phone. So what did their little experiment prove? It proved scaring people with a fake murder attempt for a movie, shows how awful this idea is to promote said film that no one is talking about and no one will see even though some B- List actors are in it.
So why post this? While I applaud studios when they come up with new ways to publicize their movies, this type of promotion needs to be stopped before it is done again. At least the one for The Last Exorcism 2 made sense and didn’t hurt or scar anyone like this one did.
Are you like me and have been hearing a lot about Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o today but are too lazy to read all the details about his fake dead girlfriend? Well Next Media Animation has animated his tale and you can find out all you need to know in the 2 minute video. Actually almost all, it doesn’t tell us how in a time with Skype, he never video chatted with her. I mean how stupid can one guy be? How could he not be in on the joke? How could the jokester keep it up for so long? All of these questions should be answered in the upcoming Lifetime movie because you know they are optioning the rights to his story as we speak!
BTW if you want to actually read all the details about the hoax, here is Deadspin’s very detailed article.
BTW I think my Alma Mater’s football team should hold their heads down in shame today because they had their a$$e$ handed to them by Notre Dame this season. How could my Canes lose to team that has a guy like that on it?
Last week the world of Sesame Street was rocked when a man claimed that he had sex with Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, when he was a minor. Clash took a leave of absence from the job to prove his innocence and by the end of the week, the accuser reportedly took a settlement deal and said that he did not hook up with Clash until he was 18. Then it was reported that accuser regretted his decision and once again claimed he really did have a sexual relationship with Clash when he was minor. Then it seemed like the story would go away until this morning when TMZ reported a second man filed a lawsuit against Clash claiming he had sex with him when he was 15.
It was too much for Clash to handle and he resigned from his job as the voice of Elmo effective immediately. The NY Times posted the below statement from Sesame Workshop on his departure:
Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential. Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization. Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street.
Once this all settles down, I am sure Clash can find work at Avenue Q or one of those other adult shows with puppets. Although I am sure he has made some good money being one of the most recognizable voices in the world.
If you thought what the Today Show did to Ann Curry was despicable, it is nothing as compared to what they did today. According to TV Newser they opted to air an interview with Kris Kardashian talking about her fake boobs rather than break away for a moment of silence to remember the victims of 9/11. There is no excuse why they did that and it is so disrespectful to America and the world that they did that. But if you are going to do something so low, you might as well do it they way they did. I can’t think of a scenario where what they did could’ve been more distasteful than to do it with a Kardashian talking about her breast implants. So sad.
I have not watched the Today Show in years, and I will not be watching it ever again after what they did today. I say we all watch Good Morning America from now on and show them how much they suck.
Just in case you thought Ke$ha couldn’t get any trashier, she topped herself. She Tweeted the above picture and said “pee pee on the street. PoPo come n get unme if u can find meeee. I blame traffik.” Why couldn’t she just find a McDonald’s or a gas station? But even if she couldn’t, why take a picture a post it of her fist piss that went a little like this in public. So nasty.
Nadya Suleman desperately needs to money to keep a roof over her head and that of her 14 children, so she posed nearly naked for Closer magazine in The UK. According to TMZ she was only paid $10,000 to show off her post pregnancy body and you know what she shockingly has a great one even if the mag didn’t think he is worth it. Seriously that is even a thousand per kid.
Not only did she pose topless, she also talked about her lack of a sex life even though she says that men still want her. She said, “I get way too much male attention, but I won’t date until the octuplets are 18 – I live for them now.” She then added how she keeps the men away, “I know a lot of women like male attention, but I’ll go out with no make-up on and wear tracksuits, a wig and even a fake pregnancy stomach to put them off.” Maybe it is me, but I can’t see many men or any man wanting to hook up with a woman who has 14 kids under 11.
Earlier this month it was announced that Jerry Lewis would not be hosting the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon, something he has done every year since 1966, and people like me were upset.
So I wondered how they would replace him and if the show would go on. It will be televised but only for 6 hours instead of the usual 22 hours. And according to Norm Clarke the show will be hosted by Nigel Lythgoe, the man who made me give up his show So You Think You Can Dance because I can’t stand looking at huge capped teeth and listen to him hit on girls that are old enough to be his granddaughter and diss the other contestants because he loves to hear himself talk. He will not be alone because the fake Nancy O’Dell will be there too along with Alison Sweeney.
Nigel Lythgoe used his other job to get American Idol personalities Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jordin Sparks to be part of the event. Besides the American Idol people other entertainers that will be there are Celine Dion, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, Jon Secada, Richie Sambora, Jimmy Webb, Michael Feinstein, Maureen McGovern, and Greyson Chance.
Will you be watching the last televised MDA Labor Telethon when it airs on September 4th or will you dismiss the show like they dismissed Jerry Lewis? Seriously who thinks the show will be back next year after this year’s sh!tty line up?
UPDATE: Norm Clarke is reporting that Jerry Lewis will be part of this year’s MDA Telethon, but did not say how.
Part of me wonders if this whole thing was a PR stunt to get people to watch the telethon that losers viewers every year. Than the other part of me thinks that the networks that will be running the 6 hour telethon demanded that he back on the telecast. I think the latter is the scenario that happened. What do you think happened???
Whatever the reason, I will be at bar-be-que during the telethon because this whole thing left a bad taste in mouth and I want to fill it with something yummy.
UPDATE 2:Norm Clarke is saying today that Jerry Lewis was going to be asked to close the telethon sing You’ll Never Walk Again, but his rep says, “As far I know, there’s no involvement on his part.” Maybe it will be a surprise ending for the few people that might actually watch the telethon. Shame all this behind the scenes drama is ruining something that actually does good.