BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 8 October, 2008


8 October, 2008

(Updated Daily)

[440 days in a row]


M Is FOR MASHUP - October 8th, 2008

Drink Up With Budtheweiser

By DJ Useo

Well over fifty long mixes of bootleg dance & rock later, the UK fave mixer BUDTHEWEISER is celebrating his birthday this week. Let's all toast him with some melba, & join in on the fun by playing his work. A prolific dj who nonetheless takes the time necessary to make memorable releases, BUDTHEWEISER has established a reputation for strong production, & demonstrated a refined ability for compelling themes in his work. So often, during play of his mixes, you just have to take a moment & wonder who is this fellow & how does he manage to find the tracks he does, let alone mix, & remix them like he does.

Recently in his massive STARS ON BUDTHEWEISER THE REALLY BIG ONE, he kept the flow up with noticeable ease for the entire 4 hours & 7 minutes. Whether you heard the Clash, the Bucketheads, or Yazoo in the set, you marveled at how everything flowed together so that the length almost was invisible. From the earliest works of his that I saw posted on the famous bootleg forum GET YOUR BOOTLEG ON such as BUDTHEWEISER party to the massively well-recieved one band mixes like his U2, Pink FLoyd, or Nirvana mixes, it's obvious why he influences so many to try long mixing themselves.

I've had the pleasure of contacting BUDTHEWEISER occasionally, he's an ace chap with time for personal association. No big ego, & little skill, this 'bloke'. I was mostly a newbie when I arranged the groundhog day mashup album, A BURROWFUL OF BOOTS. Yet, he was open to the concept of taking all the tracks & making a flowing mix of them all. He achieved a fine mix with much aplomb, despite the disparent nature of the tracks. Now, years later, he releases the kind of work you'd expect to buy from some label. Surely, he's helped make sharing sites like rapidshare the success they are. Why he hasn't been signed professionally is a mystery to me, but benefits us bootleg fans enormously.

At times BUDTHEWEISER has also released short mashup tracks that leave one wanting more. Today on online radio I heard two of his earliest mashups - "Novocaine Queen" (Sex Pistols vs Queen) & "Imagine The Thriller" (Michael Jackson w/Vincent Price vs John Lennon). Early works indeed, but already with a flair for pairing that matches even the top mashers. He revealed his vast ability for mashing on the IT IS TO LAFF funny mashup album with "Tourettes 678" (South Park vs Rednex) with a track so memorable your blush will remain permanently. At one point, during the Ramones/Beatle 'Beamones' mashup craze started by Bud's fellow UK bootlegger, MP3J, he presented us with "Sgt Pepper Today, Tomorrow The World" (Ramones vs Beatles). Mankind as a whole lived life better from that point on. :)

Whether from his regular perch atop at or from his new perch looking down from (appropriately called "Bud's Boogie Boutique", he will surely continue to share his deep love of all things bootleg & bopping. Here's a few comments plucked off the internet from admirers of his output.

    DJ Dino - "Hi mate wow love ur site mate and mixes fantastic"

    Mad Mr Copper - "Dude, where do u get your tracks from?"

    Bongrams2003 - "Cool Music bro. I like it all...thanks"

    Spazir - "Your mixes are awesome! Good Job!"

These are all unsolicited praise from net surfers, just imagine the praise of his bootleg peers.

As a treat for you readers, here's a link to one of my favorite mixes BUDTHEWEISER has done.

A new set called "Summer's Gone, Long Live Summer". One hour & five minutes of bootleggy goodness that displays his supremacy at mixing.

Grab it here -
or here -

Video Of The Week - The just-returned to the net masher, Virtual DJ has taken his recent hit, "War Of Confusion" (Temptations vs Edwin Starr vs Nas) & after extensive video-cutting, released a fantastic bootleg video to accompany the tune. One to witness.Do it here -

Mashup Tip - Don't play mashups in the woods,they attract bears!


After His Latest Debate Performance, McCain Considers Suspending His CHAMPAGNE






(observing an decision by a judge to block the videotaped release of the implant surgery on Anna Nicole Smith by the doctor who performed it...these are some tough economic times!)

zEN mAN archives



Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Johann Hari: John McCain's Surging Lie (
Those of us who got Iraq wrong have a particular duty to honestly describe what is happening now. A major study by the distinguished scientific journal 'Environment and Planning A' this week has revealed the real picture. The Republican nominee claims the US troops have stopped the violence by their physical presence. To test this, Professor John Agnew and his colleagues used the same techniques the US government has adopted to monitor ethnic cleansing in Burma and Uganda.

Andrew Tobias on the McCains' Charitable Giving (
According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, last year the McCains gave $211,000 to the John and Cindy McCain Family Foundation (the vehicle through which they do their charitable giving). Although it's impossible to know for sure, it's a pretty fair guess that they've spent substantially more operating their private jet each year than they've contributed to charity. That's totally their choice. But it speaks to their priorities.

Poor Elijah (Peter Berger): Putting the Special Back in Special Education (
When I was growing up, my neighbor Ellie was an "exceptional child." Ellie had what we today call "special needs." We didn't see much of him. Mostly he stayed at home behind his high picket fence, and whenever he wandered out, I could tell he was different from my friends. I went to play at his house once or twice, but after we'd stood by his goldfish pond for a while, it was clear we didn't have much to say to each other.

"Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Annie Dillard: A Review by Hayden Carruth (Virginia Quarterly Review; Posted on Powells)
In many respects Annie Dillard's book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, is so ingratiating that even readers who find themselves in fundamental disagreement with it may take pleasure from it, a good deal of pleasure. Of course confirmed city-dwellers, who want no more of nature than a Sunday stroll in the park, will find it a bore. But to armchair naturalists everywhere, and certainly to those who live in the country and seek a good part of their sense of reality in the natural world, her book offers much that is delightful, percipient, and informative.

Michael Jensen: Interview with "Ugly Betty'"s Silvio Horta (
The out writer talks about his childhood, representing the gay community, and running a hit show.

Kristin Tillotson: "Chatty Kathy: Griffin's growing popularity threatens her D-list status" (Star Tribune)
The Cult of Kathy has grown into quite a mega-church.

Jon Bream: Singer swaps Hootie for a chart-topping country debut (Star Tribune)
Darius Rucker, the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, has gone country. Just look at them boots. Or look at Billboard's country charts: He had the No. 1 single and the No. 1 album last week.

Boy George on sex, drugs and Amy (
Tim Teeman meets a man off drugs, working with Kanye, thinking positive about being back in court, and full of advice for Amy.

Charles Romaine: The Force That Is Patti LuPone (
For Patti LuPone, the standing ovations began almost 30 years ago and have not stopped. The excitement of seeing Patti LuPone live has been thrillingly captured in Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, the never-before-released recordings from her legendary 1980 nightclub act.

Kris Scott Marti: Interview with Otep Shamaya (
The lead singer of Otep talks about her music and being one of the only out lesbians in heavy metal.


Sarah Palin Plays the Race Card Against Queen Latifah


The Weekly Poll

This week's poll:

OJ... Will it ever end?

OK, Poll-Fans, here it is...

1.) Did OJ get a fair trial? If yes, how long should he be sentenced?

2.) If no, what should be the basis for his appeal?

Go ahead, let us know how you REALLY feel!


Send your responses to BadtotheBoneBob (BCEpoll (at)


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Trivia Questions Of The Day

How many presidents have remarried while in the White House?

Since the beginning of the 20th century, how many presidents never attended college?

Which college has the second most presidents as alumni?

How many presidents won the popular vote but lost the presidency in the 19th century?

   :       :       :       :       :   

Today's Contest

For the duration of this contest, there will be multiple questions and no provided answers.

The contest ends whenever 5 readers have responded correctly.

You may only win once. You may continue to play, but no more prizes for you.

We have 4 winners, so far (Charlie, Buzzcook, Marianne & Joe S). There is only 1 prize left.

7 readers are currently tied for the final prize (Alan J, Jim from CA, vb, Kenneth in Texas, Sally, Chuck B & Vic in AK).

All questions are now tie-breakers.

Eventually, a 5th winner will be determined.

The Prizes - Five sets of 11 books have been supplied by Hachette Book Group USA for a special election-focused giveaway!

Each winner will receive one copy of ALL 11 books!

  1.  Mike's Election Guide
 by Michael Moore
  2.  The Preacher and the Presidents
 by Nancy Gibbs
  3.  Hard Call
 by John McCain
  4.  The American Journey of Barack Obama
 by The Editors of Life Magazine
  5.  Goodnight Bush
 by Erich Origen
  6.  Takeover
 by Charlie Savage
  7.  Her Way
 by Jeff Gerth
  8.  Dream in Color
 by Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
  9.  From Hope to Higher Ground
 by Mike Huckabee
 10.  The Revolution
 by Ron Paul
 11. What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't
 by Jessamyn Conrad

Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Questions from Yesterday

Which president owned a horse named 'Jeff Davis'?


Which president had a pet badger named 'Josiah'?


How many presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery? Name them, too.

  1.   Ulysses S. Grant's White House pets included Faithful, a Newfoundland; horses named Jeff Davis, Julia, Jennie, Mary, Butcher Boy, Cincinnatus, Egypt, and St. Louis; ponies named Reb and Billy Button; pigs; dogs; a parrot; roosters        Source

  2.   Theodore Roosevelt's White House pets included Sailor Boy, a Chesapeake Bay retriever; Manchu, a Pekingese; Skip, a mutt; terriers named Jack and Pete; cats named Tom Quartz and Slippers; Josiah the badger; Algonquin the pony; Eli the macaw; Jonathan the piebald rat; Emily Spinach, a garter snake; twelve horses; five bears; five guinea pigs; other snakes; two kangaroo rats; lizards; roosters; an owl; a flying squirrel; a raccoon; a coyote; a lion; a hyena; a zebra        Source

  3.   William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy are the only presidents buried in Arlington National Cemetery.        Source

mj was first, but only two-thirds right, with:    Grant was a horse person so I'm guessing Jeff was his.
  Teddy R was sorta badger like in some ways, so he gets my vote as Josiah's person.
  I'm only sure of one president in Arlington, Kennedy.

Alan J replied correctly:
   Grant had a horse named Jeff Davis
  Teddy Roosevelt had a badger named Josiah
  Only two presidents are buried at Arlington, Taft and Kennedy

Jim from CA responded rightly:
   U.S. Grant had a horse named Jeff Davis....Teddie Roosevelt had a badger named Josiah...John Kennedy and William Taft are buried in Arlington...

vb got two-thirds:
   #1.Which president owned a horse named 'Jeff Davis'? General Lee. It was named Jeff Davis before he purchased it.
  #2 Which president had a pet badger named 'Josiah'? William Howard Taft
  #3 How many presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery? Name them, too 2 Of them: William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy

Kenneth in Texas replied correctly:
  Teddy Roosevelt
  2. Taft and Kennedy

Charlie who isn't playing nailed it:
   This seems to be easier than yesterday, hope I haven't been fooled.
  Though it wasn't his only or even favorite, a horse named "Jeff Davis," belonged to
  Ulysses S. Grant
  The horse was captured from Jefferson Davis' brother's plantation.
  Teddy Roosevelt had a badger named Josiah:
  Among the many pets in the White House of Theodore Roosevelt was Josiah the Badger. Josiah had been tossed on to the Presidential train as it traveled through Kansas in 1903 by a little girl, who shouted the animal's name to the President. Josiah was bottle-fed until he cut his teeth, at which point he started to nip at any legs available. About his pet, President Roosevelt wrote to Senator Lodge on June 6, 1903, "Josiah, the young badger, is hailed with the wildest enthusiasm by the children and has passed an affectionate but passionate day with us. Fortunately, his temper seems proof."
  John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft are the only two presidents buried at Arlington National.

Sally nailed it:
   Part 1) Which president owned a horse named 'Jeff Davis'? Answer: Ulysses S Grant
  Part 2) Which president had a pet badger named 'Josiah'? Answer: Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt.
  Part 3) How many presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery? Name them, too. Answer: Two; William Howard Taft and John F Kennedy.

Chuck got it right:
   Will try it again.....
  Which president owned a horse named 'Jeff Davis'? Ulysses S. Grant
  Which president had a pet badger named 'Josiah' Teddy Roosevelt
  How many presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery? Name them, too.
  Two Kennedy, Taft

Vic in AK nailed it:
   Horse named 'Jeff Davis' guy...US Grant
  Theodore Roosevelt had a badger named Josiah
  and prezzes in Arlington John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft

And, Joe S ("To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."  ~ Theodore Roosevelt) was right, too (but not playing - or as he phrased it "Non-combatant status")
   Q: Which president owned a horse named 'Jeff Davis'?
  A: U.S. Grant
  Q: Which president had a pet badger named 'Josiah'?
  A: Teddy Roosevelt
  Q: How many presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery? Name them, too.
  A: Two. Howard Taft and Jack Kennedy




Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD





















Ark Of Darkness


In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Effing hot. Quite umpleasant.

Watching Craig Ferguson interview the Smothers Brothers last night and last week's bleeping of Jennifer Love Hewitt's 'F' in 'OMFG' came up.

Another one of those things that makes you shake your head.

Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'Old Christine', followed by a FRESH 'Gary Unmarried', then a FRESH 'Criminal Minds', followed by a FRESH 'CSI: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Dave are Dennis Quaid, Sarah Chalke, and Buddy Guy.
Scheduled on a FRESH Craig are Natasha Bedingfield and Rufus Sewell.

NBC opens the night with a FRESH 'Knight Rider', followed by a FRESH 'Biggest Loser: Families', then a FRESH 'Lipstick Jungle'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Leno (R-enabler) are Dana Carvey, Zack Hemple, and Marc Broussard.
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Molly Shannon, Jason Ritter, and Noah McCullough.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Kat Von D and Cloud Cult.

ABC begins the night with a FRESH 'Pushing Daisies', followed by a FRESH 'Private Practices', then a FRESH 'Dirty Sexy Money'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 9/18/08) are Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, and Good Charlotte.

The CW offers a FRESH 'America's Next Top Model', followed by a FRESH '90210'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Bones', followed by a FRESH 'Til Death', then another FRESH 'Til Death'.

MY has the SERIES PREMIERE 'Tony Rock Project', followed by a RERUN 'Under One Roof', then the FRESH 'World's Funniest Moments'.

A&E has 'CSI: The 2nd One', 'Dog The Racist Bounty Hunter', another 'Dog The Racist Bounty Hunter', followed by a FRESH 'Dog The Racist Bounty Hunter', 'Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force', and another 'Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force'.

AMC offers the movie 'Commando', followed by the movie 'The Hunt For Red October'.

BBC  -   
 [12:00 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 1
 [12:30 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 2
 [1:00 PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Ep 1 Lanterna
 [2:00 PM]    Cash in the Attic - Ep 1 Brandon
 [3:00 PM]    Bargain Hunt - Ep. 17 Derby 4
 [3:30 PM]    Bargain Hunt - Ep. 18 Newark 35
 [4:00 PM]    You Are What You Eat - Episode 14
 [4:30 PM]    You Are What You Eat - Episode 13
 [5:00 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 3
 [5:30 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 8
 [6:00 PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Ep. 2 Glass House
 [7:00 PM]    BBC World News America
 [8:00 PM]    Dragons' Den - Episode 2
 [9:00 PM]    Sex Change Soldier
 [10:00 PM]    BBC World News America
 [11:00 PM]    Dragons' Den - Episode 2
 [12:00 AM]    Sex Change Soldier
 [1:00 AM]    Dragons' Den - Episode 2
 [2:00 AM]    Sex Change Soldier
 [3:00 AM]    The Graham Norton Show - Ep 3 Josh Hartnett, Mel C and Rufus Wainright
 [4:00 AM]    Bargain Hunt - Ep. 17 Derby 4
 [4:30 AM]    Bargain Hunt - Ep. 18 Newark 35
 [5:00 AM]    Cash in the Attic - Ep. 25 Sheehan
 [5:30 AM]    Cash in the Attic - Ep. 26 Rabbitts
 [6:00 AM]    BBC World News     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Project Runway', another 'Project Runway', followed by a FRESH 'Project Runway', then a FRESH 'Top Design'.

Comedy Central has 'Scrubs', another 'Scrubs', last night's 'Jon Stewart', last night's 'Colbert Report', 'Futurama', 'South Park', followed by a FRESH 'South Park', and a FRESH 'Sarah Silverman'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart are Michelle Obama.
Scheduled on a FRESH Colbert Report is Joe Scarborough.

FX has the movie 'Batman Begins', followed by the movie 'I, Robot', then a FRESH 'Sons Of Anarchy'.

History has 'Modern Marvels', 'MonsterQuest', another 'MonsterQuest', and 'Jurassic Fight Club'.

IFC  -   
 [6:10 AM]   Victim
 [8:00 AM]   Shattered Glass
 [9:40 AM]   Fall Time
 [11:10 AM]   IFC Short Film Showcase
 [12:05 PM]   Victim
 [1:50 PM]   IFC in Theaters
 [2:05 PM]   Shattered Glass
 [3:45 PM]   Fall Time
 [5:15 PM]   Victim
 [7:00 PM]   The Glass Shield
 [9:00 PM]   Coffy
 [10:35 PM]   Foxy Brown
 [12:15 AM]   Coffy
 [1:50 AM]   IFC in Theaters
 [2:00 AM]   Foxy Brown
 [3:35 AM]   The Glass Shield
 [5:35 AM]   IFC News Election Special    (ALL TIMES EST)

SciFi has 'Ghost Hunters', another 'Ghost Hunters', followed by a FRESH 'Ghost Hunters', then a FRESH 'Destination Truth'.

Sundance  -   
 [06:00 AM]   Eco Documentaries - Season 2: The Great Warming
 [07:30 AM]   Patch
 [08:00 AM]   Slings & Arrows - Season 1: Episode 6: Playing the Swan
 [09:00 AM]   Project Grizzly
 [10:00 AM]   The Syrian Bride
 [12:00 PM]   Blog Wars
 [01:00 PM]   The Man Who Cried
 [03:00 PM]   Wassup Rockers
 [05:00 PM]   One Punk Under God: Episode 2
 [05:30 PM]   In Short: Festival 9
 [06:00 PM]   The Calcium Kid
 [07:45 PM]   SOU
 [08:00 PM]   Architecture School: Episode 2
 [08:30 PM]   On the Road in America: Episode 7 - Los Angeles, Part 2
 [09:00 PM]   The Man Who Cried
 [11:00 PM]   Flying: Confessions...: Part 2
 [12:00 AM]   Architecture School: Episode 2
 [12:30 AM]   Session 9
 [02:15 AM]   In Short: Festival 9
 [03:00 AM]   Live From Abbey Road - Season 1: Jamiroquai, Damien Rice & The Goo-Goo Dolls
 [04:00 AM]   Test Signal
 [04:30 AM]   The Calcium Kid     (ALL TIMES EST)

 [6:00 AM]      Rafter Romance (1933)
 [7:15 AM]      One Man's Journey (1933)
 [8:30 AM]      Flying Down To Rio (1933)
 [10:15 AM]      Stingaree (1934)
 [11:45 AM]      Of Human Bondage (1934)
 [1:15 PM]      Anne Of Green Gables (1934)
 [2:45 PM]      Roberta (1935)
 [4:45 PM]      Alice Adams (1935)
 [6:30 PM]      Quality Street (1937)
 [8:00 PM]      Morning Glory (1933)
 [9:30 PM]      Little Women (1933)
 [11:30 PM]      The Lost Patrol (1934)
 [12:45 AM]      The Gay Divorcee (1934)
 [2:45 AM]      Top Hat (1935)
 [4:30 AM]      The Informer (1935)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Thursday  -  10/09/08

TCM celebrates Jacques Tati, who was born on this day in 1907.
 [6:15 AM]      Jewel Robbery (1932)
 [7:30 AM]      Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
 [8:45 AM]      Pride And Prejudice (1940)
 [10:45 AM]      Double Wedding (1937)
 [12:15 PM]      Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
 [2:15 PM]      Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
 [4:15 PM]      The Red Balloon (1956)
 [5:00 PM]      My Fair Lady (1964)
 [8:00 PM]      Jour De Fete (1949)
 [9:45 PM]      Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)    [AKA: 'Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot']
 [11:15 PM]      Mon Oncle (1956)
 [1:15 AM]      Playtime (1973)

 [3:30 AM]      The General (1927)    SILENT 
 [4:45 AM]      The Navigator (1924)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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Actor George Lopez, acting as emcee, takes a generous sip of tequila, given to him by a fight sponsor, at a public rally for Los Angeles native Oscar De La Hoya on De La Hoya's, and Lopez', home turf in Los Angeles Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. De La Hoyo will face Manny Pacquiao, from the Phillipines, in an 12-round non-title welterweight bout in Las Vegas on Dec. 6.
Photo by Reed Saxon


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Jersey Retired

Paul Newman

The No. 7 that Paul Newman wore as Reg Dunlop in the cult hockey comedy "Slap Shot" is going to the rafters of the Syracuse War Memorial.

The Syracuse Crunch announced Tuesday that the team will pay tribute to the late actor by raising a banner before Saturday's American Hockey League game against the Rochester Americans. The banner will stay there for the entire season.

Crunch president Howard Dolgon says it's appropriate Newman's legacy should be recognized and honoured in the arena where parts of the legendary movie were filmed in 1977.

A video tribute to Newman's role in "Slap Shot" will be shown during the ceremony.

Paul Newman


Halle Berry, left, and Kerry Washington pose together at Elle's 15th annual Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008.
Photo by Matt Sayles


Esquire Names 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Halle Berry

Alongside a photo spread that shows her in little more than a T-shirt, Halle Berry talks about being the sexiest woman alive, a title Esquire magazine gives her in its November issue.

"I don't know exactly what it means, but being 42 and having just had a baby, I think I'll take it," says Berry, who gave birth to her daughter, Nahla, in March.

"Sexiness is a state of mind - a comfortable state of being," she says. "It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments."

"I share this title with every woman, because every woman is a nominee for it at any moment," she says.

Halle Berry


Defends Pitbulls

Brigitte Bardot

French film legend-turned-activist Brigitte Bardot took a swipe at Sarah Palin on Tuesday, saying the US vice presidential candidate was a disgrace to women.

"I hope you lose these elections because that would be a victory for the world," Bardot wrote in an open letter to Republican John McCain's running mate in the November vote.

"By denying the responsibility of man in global warming, by advocating gun rights and making statements that are disconcertingly stupid, you are a disgrace to women and you alone represent a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe," wrote Bardot.

In a final salvo against Palin, the 74-year-old ex-star picked up on Palin's depiction of herself as a pitbull wearing lipstick and said she "implored" her not to compare herself to dogs.

"I know them well and I can assure you that no pitbull, no dog, nor any other animal for that matter is as dangerous as you are," Bardot wrote.

Brigitte Bardot



In The Kitchen With BartCop & Friends


New Documentary Rules


A controversy is brewing over a change to Oscar's feature documentary rules.

Because of the change -- which required a one-week qualifying run in New York by August 31 -- one of the year's most buzzed-about documentaries, the Israeli animated film "Waltz With Bashir," won't be eligible for consideration. A host of executives and festival veterans are calling on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to revise the rule.

The Academy's goal -- as it has tinkered with its rules for documentary eligibility -- has been to encourage theatrical exhibition of documentaries with awards hopes.

Under the previous rules, that meant a doc had to be screened for one week in either Los Angeles or New York, while also logging 14 three-day bookings in at least 10 states.



Jane Fonda, left, and her son, Troy Garity arrive at Elle's 15th annual Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008.
Photo by Matt Sayles j


Still On Life Support

CW's Sunday

The CW's move to farm out its Sunday night bridge-to-nowhere primetime block isn't about to cause any seller's remorse.

The lineup programed by production company Media Rights Capital premiered Sunday night, and its ratings matched the numbers that prompted the network to vacate the evening in the first place.

The reality show "In Harm's Way" (676,000 viewers) was on par with "Online Nation" in the slot last season. The drama "Valentine" (1.1 million viewers) matched "Life Is Wild" in the slot. And 9 p.m.'s "Easy Money" (1.1 million) did about half of what an "America's Next Top Model" encore scored in the time period last year.

CW's Sunday


I'm Pissed
(formerly 'The Vidiot')


Escapes Burning Home

Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte escaped a fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million damage to his Malibu home on Tuesday, authorities said. The 67-year-old actor scraped his arm and inhaled some smoke but was not hospitalized, Los Angeles County fire Inspector Sam Padilla said.

The fire was reported at 11:34 a.m. at Nolte's secluded Bonsall Drive home. The electrical fire started in the living room, and Nolte apparently tried to put out the fire before firefighters arrived, Padilla said.

Televised reports said firefighters found Nolte outside the house with a hose but Padilla said he did not have any details. He didn't know if anyone else was in the home.

Nick Nolte


Matani Shakya, 3, newly appointed 'kumari,' or living goddess in Nepal, looks on as farewell rituals are performed before taking her to kumari house in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Selected between the ages of 2 and 4, living goddesses are worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. Devotees touch the girls' feet with their foreheads, the highest sign of respect among Hindus in Nepal. During religious festivals the girls are wheeled around on a chariot pulled by devotees.
Photo by Binod Joshi


Deports Neocon Liar


Kenyan immigration authorities arrested the U.S. author of a critical book about presidential candidate Barack Obama before its launch on Tuesday and took him to the airport for deportation, witnesses said.

Jerome Corsi arrived at a downtown Nairobi hotel to present his book "The Obama Nation."

But he was whisked away by immigration officials and later driven to the airport by police, witnesses said. "It happened so fast, they just vanished with him," a hotel worker told Reuters.

Corsi also co-authored a book which put 2004 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry on the defensive during his unsuccessful election campaign. "Unfit for Command" questioned accounts of an attack on Kerry's boat during the Vietnam war.



Japanese Network Sues ABC


Leading Japanese broadcaster Tokyo Broadcasting System has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against ABC, charging that summer hit "Wipeout" is "a blatant copycat" of several of its classic Japanese competition series.

TBS owns the Japanese copyright to the obstacle course series "Takeshi's Castle," co-owns the right to Spike TV's "MXC" (which uses footage from "Castle") and owns the copyright to competition series "Sasuke" (whose dubbed repeats air under the title "Ninja Warrior" on G4).

"From the moment ABC revealed 'Wipeout' to the public, that program has been routinely described as a 'rip-off' and 'knockoff' of Plaintiff's shows," reads the complaint, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "ABC's willful and wrongful use of Plaintiff's shows to create 'Wipeout' is egregious, inexcusable and not to be tolerated."

Among the charges are that ABC bought search terms such as "MXC" on Google to help drive traffic to the official "Wipeout" page, and that specific obstacles in "Wipeout" were knock-offs of challenges in the Japanese shows.



Rare Islamic Artifact

Rock Crystal Ewer

A rare Islamic crystal jug that was mistaken earlier this year for a cheap French claret pitcher has sold at auction for almost $5.6 million.

An anonymous bidder bought the 1,000-year-old rock crystal ewer - one of only seven of its kind known to exist - during a sale of Islamic and Indian art at Christie's auction house in London. The sale price of $5.58 million includes the buyer's premium.

The slim-necked vessel, carved from a single piece of rock crystal and decorated with elaborate engravings of cheetahs, was made for the court of the Cairo-based Fatimid dynasty, which ruled a swath of the Middle East and North Africa between 908 and 1187.

Rock Crystal Ewer


Glasses with concert signs of late Belgium singer Jacques Brel are displayed during an exhibition at Sotheby's auction house in Paris October 3, 2008. Brel's manuscripts, recordings, photographs and personal belongings, including his pilot's licence, wallet and pipe, will be auctioned on the eve of the 30th anniversary of his death on October 8, 2008. Picture taken October 3, 2008.
Photo by Gonzalo Fuentes


What Constitution?

Bush's America

A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and sensory deprivation in a U.S. military brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

While the treatment of prisoners at detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan and Iraq have long been the subject of human rights complaints and court scrutiny, the documents shed new light on how two American citizens and a legal U.S. resident were treated in military jails inside the United States.

The Bush administration ordered the men to be held in military jails as "enemy combatants" for years of interrogations without criminal charges, which would not have been allowed in civilian jails.

The men were interrogated by the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, repeatedly denied access to attorneys and mail from home and contact with anyone other than guards and their interrogators. They were deprived of natural light for months and for years were forbidden even minor distractions such as a soccer ball or a dictionary.

Bush's America


50-Part TV Biography

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is getting a belated hero's welcome in China, with the country's state broadcaster set to air a 50-part prime-time series on the late kung fu star.

Lee became a chest-thumping source of nationalistic pride to Chinese around the world with his characters who defended the Chinese against oppressors in a series of movies in the early 1970s. But his influence wasn't felt immediately in China, which was then a closed communist country.

China's official China Central Television hopes to fill the void with the exhaustive 50 million Chinese yuan (US$7.3 million) biography, "The Legend of Bruce Lee" - the country's first movie or TV series on the actor, according to producer Yu Shengli.

Bruce Lee


Prime-Time Nielsens


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

    1. (1) "Dancing with the Stars," ABC, 18.88 million viewers.
    2. (4) "NCIS," CBS, 17.47 million viewers.
    3. (11) "60 Minutes," CBS, 16.65 million viewers.
    4. (5) "Desperate Housewives," ABC, 15.68 million viewers.
    5. (9) "Dancing with the Stars Results," ABC, 15.49 million viewers.
    6. (7) "The Mentalist," CBS, 15.48 million viewers.
    7. (10) "CSI: NY," CBS, 14.89 million viewers.
    8. (6) "Criminal Minds," CBS, 14.78 million viewers.
    9. (7) "CSI: Miami," CBS, 14.35 million viewers.
   10. (3) "NBC Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville," NBC, 14.21 million viewers.
   11. (12) "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 13.58 million viewers.
   12. (14) "Survivor: Gabon," CBS, 13.08 million viewers.
   13. (13) "House," Fox, 12.98 million viewers.
   14. (X) "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 12.69 million viewers.
   15. (16) "Without a Trace," CBS, 12.61 million viewers.
   16. (16) "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," ABC, 11.83 million viewers.
   17. (18) "Cold Case," CBS, 11.1 million viewers.
   18. (20) "Amazing Race 13," CBS, 11 million viewers.
   19. (22) "Law & Order: SVU," NBC, 10.39 million viewers.
   20. (18) "Brothers & Sisters," ABC, 10.33 million viewers.




In Memory

Servando Gonzalez

Servando Gonzalez Hernandez rose from gofer at a Mexican film studio to become a director in Hollywood. But he may be most remembered in Mexico for film that nobody ever saw.

Gonzalez, who died in Mexico City on Saturday at age 85, was the government's chief documentary filmmaker when "a military type" asked him to set up six cameras around a Mexico City plaza in 1968 and film the events below.

What occurred was the Tlatelolco massacre, when soldiers opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators and - by varying accounts - 25 to 350 people died in one of the most controversial events in Mexican history.

Gonzalez told the Mexico City newspaper La Jornada last year that the man who hired him appeared after the raw film was developed and took it all away.

"He disappeared. I never knew anything about that material," he said. "I haven't even known who has it."

His best-known work abroad was "The Fool Killer," a 1965 film starring Anthony Perkins and Dana Elcar. It wasn't the first Hollywood production by a Mexican director, but it was among very few at that time.

Gonzalez's made other notable films in Mexico, including "Viento Negro" ("Black Wind") of 1965, "El Elegido" ("The Chosen One") of 1977 and "El Ultimo Tunel" ("The Last Tunnel") of 1987 - the most expensive movie of the 1980s by Mexico's film industry, said Jose Antonio Valdes, a researcher at the Cineteca Nacional, a film archive.

Relatives did not release a cause of death, but several Mexican newspapers said Gonzalez had suffered from cancer. He is survived by three sons and two daughters.

Servando Gonzalez



Artist Laura Gilberts' print 'The Zero Dollar' protesting the breakdown of the American economy. Gilbert distributed 10,000 of the fake greenbacks in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 to call attention to the economic crisis gripping the nation.
Photo by Mary Altaffer


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