February 14, 2002


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Denial’s Not Just a River in Egypt

Victoria Beckham, better known as Posh Spice, admitted in a recent London TV interview that the Spice Girl’s popularity could finally be waning, as the world has lost interest in the band and the “girl power” pop phenomenon they embodied due to infighting amongst group members. Beckham also announced she was officially rejoining reality, and would be selling the rock she’d been living under for the past 5 years on eBay.

No Room For Jello

Bill Cosby announced in a recent statement that he was backing out of a show scheduled for next month in Cincinnati. Cosby claimed he was uncomfortable performing amidst the city’s current social climate, after he was sent a letter asking him to avoid the city until the powers that be address racial issues. I’m not sure what Cincinnati’s current social climate is, but if it’s too volatile to handle a Bill Cosby comedy performance, I’m staying the hell away from Ohio.

Selective Memory

While receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin Film Festival, director Robert Altman claimed that reports of him blaming Hollywood for Sept. 11’s terrorist attacks are all lies. Altman has apparently forgotten about statements he made to the Associated Press last October, where he proclaimed that violent Hollywood movies are inspiration for potential terrorists: “The movies set a pattern, and these people have copied the movies … Nobody would have thought to commit an atrocity like that unless they’d seen it in a movie.”

Given his comments, Altman also seems to have forgotten about several thousand years of human history.

Head to Head

MTV.com recently announced that rivals Creed and Limp Bizkit would be headlining a new WWF compilation CD. Creed’s “Young Grow Old,” previously only available as a bonus track on Australian and Japanese versions of Human Clay, and a new remix of Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin'” will be sharing space on the album.

Among others, Kid Rock, Rob Zombie, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Monster Magnet, and Our Lady Peace will also be contributing theme songs for wrestlers. Personally, I think the WWF would make more money if they released a CD of wrestlers beating the crap out of Bizkit frontman Fred Durst for an hour.

Smooth Criminal

E! Online reported that a fan is suing Madison Square Garden and Ticketmaster for $20 million, claiming she wasn’t warned that her seat for Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Concert had an obstructed view. While Court TV hasn’t announced if it will cover the trial, Comedy Central will be broadcasting the fan’s justification for her request as part of its spring line up.

Lolita Complex

R&B singer R. Kelly is facing a potential major sex scandal. Chicago police are investigating whether Kelly had sex with a minor and videotaped it. A 26-minute video was sent to the Chicago Sun-Times last week, allegedly showing Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Illinois state law prohibits adult men from having sex with girls under 17, and videotaping sex with anyone under 18 is a felony. Kelly’s attorney, naturally, insists the Sun-Times video is a phony.

Archived article by Matt Chock