Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

20130609-222328.jpgWhy celebrity coverage now is considered to be news, if you were wondering. Barbra Walters, recently retired, had something to do with it. “Classic & valuable” news, just seemingly, didn’t have the entertainment value people were after. Listen below.

MSNBC also admits they are not good at actual news coverage, e.g. breaking news. What do they say they do well? Liberal political commentary – exclusively, apparently. Interesting. – The Briefing 06-04-13. Listen to full audio here.

A very quick & simple answer. Tune in … to Hollywood?

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Broadcasters had challenged several FCC decisions on “fleeting” instances of indecent speech and nudity. In the narrowly written, unanimous opinion, the justices overturned the FCC’s enforcement actions on the grounds that it had acted without giving broadcasters “fair notice” that fleeting expletives and nudity violated indecency rules. – USA Today …in their “opposing view” article – not their actual stance. They support allowing this on TV.

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are an awful lot of lady parts being discussed on broadcast TV these days. And they aren’t the only ones exposed — the male anatomy is explicitly mentioned on prime time as well, markedly more than even a few years ago. “Broadcast networks say they have to compete against cable and that’s why they’re pushing the envelope like this,” Winter said. “They’re forgetting that they’re broadcast networks that use public airwaves and go out to every single person who has a TV.” – LA Times

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If your parents can’t remember anyone trying to or committing suicide & you and all your friends do… what does that mean? Why is that so? Add your view as a comment below.

Is suicide common among children and young people? In 2007, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. An estimated 11 nonfatal suicide attempts occur per every suicide death. – Source

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Bubba Watson, one of the most untraditional golfers on the PGA Tour, was the surprise winner of the 2012 Masters Tournament. But golf isn’t Watson’s top priority. Last month Watson’s Tweeted before his final round: “Most important things in my life- 1. God 2. Wife 3. Family 4. Helping others 5. Golf”

Why It Matters: Christians have always been involved in professional sports, so why is the faith of superstars like Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin, and Bubba Watson suddenly getting the public’s attention? Perhaps it’s because these athletes are open and unapologetic about their willingness to share the Gospel. They also keep their priorities in order, winsomely admitting that their life’s callings are secondary to serving the Creator who has called them. To a culture that is both obsessed and disillusioned with fame and fortune, the centered perspective of these superstars provides a refreshingly countercultural witness. (from article here)

Miraculous shot at Masters

PGA Tour logoThe shot from the woods launched by Bubba Watson is definitely one that will stand the test of time with numerous people still saying “Huh?” after the Masters a week ago.

With so many people still bearing that quizzical look, the next logical step was to turn to a player and instructor, a logical choice being two-time PGA of Canada Club Professional champion Danny King, who also teaches at the Performance Academy at Magna in Aurora.

King’s response? ‘Don’t ask me.’

“Everything was wrong from an instructional point of view” said King. “He’s got zero balance. Both toes are facing towards the target and his arms are above his head, so everything’s unorthodox.”

“Unorthodox” is the key word over “wrong,” stressed King.

“It was a closed club face, inside path and just hitting down on it so hard. He’s got a very unorthodox grip, too. It’s not something you teach,” King said. “It works for him like it would work for Moe Norman. No one swung it like Moe. No one’s going to swing it like Bubba Watson. It’s just through repetition that he’s developed that golf swing,” said King.

“He’s got more imagination — his mechanics are obviously good for him to win — but he’s got such an imagination that he creates all these shots,” added King.

“It’s not like he hasn’t done it before. It’s confidence. His whole gait is different. The way he walks, he looks different. He just walks confidently, kind of to his own beat, that’s for sure.”

In Bubba’s wake, he’s left the patrons scratching their heads, the sure sign of a shot that won’t soon be forgotten.

From Totonto Sun

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Why did family shows like the Cosby Show, Seventh Heaven & Home Improvement disappear? Not without good reason – and that good reason isn’t that these shows are too ‘old-style’.

From the LA Times:

“…the family unit itself has markedly changed since the mid-1970s, when the Federal Communications Commission pressured the top three networks to institute a “family viewing hour” from 8 to 9 p.m. Over the last four decades — as divorce and single parenthood climbed sharply — the percentage of children younger than 18 living in a two-parent household slid from roughly 85% to 67%, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the family viewing hour policy, born from protests about the rising tide of sex and violence on TV in the early 1970s, was scrapped by the courts within a couple of years, leaving the networks to pledge their best effort in maintaining suitable family programming in that prime-time hour.

The dearth of family programming today can also be traced to a longstanding tension between the major networks and the creative community, which has gravitated toward darker and edgier material, particularly as cable became more of a force in Hollywood, said TV historian Tim Brooks.”

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