Monday, September 22, 2008

Hollywood goes wilding on Sarah Palin...

....and her family, of course. All fair game to our intellectual and social betters in Hollywood.

Tina Fey, on Sarah Palin:

She was more open about her thoughts on reprising the "SNL" role. As in, she'd prefer not to.

"I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5," she said. "So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me."

Sorry Tina, but you may have a recurring role for the next 4-8 years.

And incest in the Palin family? Why not?

....the NBC comedy show returned to making fun of the Alaskan governor in a skit where New York Times reporters sought to probe the possibility Palin's husband, Todd, was having sex with the couple's own daughters.

"What about the husband?" asked a Times reporter during a mock assignment meeting for the paper. "You know he's doing those daughters. I mean, come on. It's Alaska."

The assignment editor for the Times, portrayed by actor James Franco, responded: "He very well could be. Admittedly, there is no evidence of that, but on the other hand, there is no convincing evidence to the contrary. And these are just some of the lingering questions about Governor Palin."

In fairness, this sketch was more about mocking the NY Times than the Palins, but, my god - why do I think they would never "go there" with the Obama clan?

And more Hollywood garbage at last night's Emmy Awards:

"John Adams" star Laura Linney, who won for lead actress in a mini or movie, threw some support toward Obama, although not by name. Referencing recent Republican attacks on Obama's stint as a community organizer, Linney said the miniseries made her "so grateful and thankful for the community organizers that helped form our country."

With this year's election likely to be tight, "Recount" producer Paula Weinstein and director Jay Roach both warned that the events depicted in their telepic could once again reemerge in 2008.
"It's going to get close again, this election," said Roach, clutching his outstanding directing in a longform Emmy. "Keep your local officials honest and please vote, vote, vote."

Interestingly, Obama's name wasn't uttered once -- but Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin came up a few times during the kudofest. The Emmycast's five hosts began the show by yammering on about not having a show open -- leading Howie Mandel to compare their stage time to "Sarah Palin's bridge to nowhere."

Whose bridge ???? Holy ignorance, Howie....

More idiocy from '60's left-overs:

Some, like Tom Smothers -- receiving a commemorative Emmy for "The Smothers Brothers Show," an unflinchingly political program cancelled prematurely by nervous executives in 1969 -- celebrated certain civil rights.
"It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only obtainable through war," Smothers said. "There's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action."

And that's the real reason you were cancelled, smart guy.
OK, for balance, we'll throw in a funny pro-McCain "endorsement", although it is exactly what you would expect from Colbert:

The most thinly veiled political commentary came from Stephen Colbert. "I think right now America needs a prune," he told fellow presenter Jon Stewart while noshing on a bag of the snacks. "It may not be a young, sexy plum. Granted, it is shriveled and at times hard to swallow. But this dried-up old fruit has the experience we need."

I'll take it, I guess.

Gee, I wonder how many "on-the-fence" voters were conviced by last night's luminaries to vote for Barack Obama? Lots, right?

I mean, after all, don't we all want to be in the good graces of Laura Linney?

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