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5. Howard Stern Started His New Job.
4. Ted Nugent Went Off Again; This Time It Was the Kidney Stone’s Fault.
In a CBS interview about his last outburst and subsequent Secret Service investigation, Nugent bursts out anew.
3. New York Post Sportswriter Phil Mushnick Lost His Mind…Twice.
Not only did Mushnick write a racist tirade in his column (directed at Jay-Z and the New York Nets), the idiot newspaper published it.
“As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new ‘urban’ home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?
Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N———s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B——hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!”
The public reacted with appropriate outrage and Mushnick defended himself by calling Jay-Z the racist.
“I don’t call black men n****s; my kids never heard the word until folks such as Jay-Z came along. I’d suggest you talk to him about it. What I wrote today was on Jay Z’s artistry, and only the wishful and foolish would so badly misinterpret and mischaracterize it…Such obvious, wishful and ignorant mischaracterizations of what I write are common. I don’t call Black men the N-word; I don’t regard young women as bitches and whores; I don’t glorify the use of assault weapons and drugs. Jay-Z, on the other hand…..Is he the only NBA owner allowed to call Black men N—ers? Jay-Z profits from the worst and most sustaining self-enslaving stereotypes of Black-American culture and I’M the racist? Some truths, I guess, are just hard to read, let alone think about.”
Good luck finding a new job, fuckwad.
2. David Cronenberg Joined SyFy’s “Rewind” Pilot.
The director signed on for an acting gig; he’ll play a Nobel prize winning scientist who “becomes unhinged” after his wife dies. “Rewind” will be directed by “Lost’s” Jack Bender and revolves around a team of civilian and military experts who attempt time traveling to change the past, in order to avoid a terrorist attack. “Lost” veteran Jeff Fahey has also signed on to play a former NASA engineer, he joins Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), Jennifer Ferrin (Sex and the City 2, The Cape), Shane McRae (The Help, The Adjustment Bureau) and Matthew Bennett (“Battlestar Galactica”).
1. SNL Announced Mick Jagger Will Host Its May 19th Season Finale.
Though he’s appeared on the show several times, this will be Jagger’s first time hosting, with musical guest The Rolling Stones…obviously. 2012 marks the Stones’ 50th anniversary.
Cindy Davis has no sweeping exits or offstage lines.