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Shame on you Connor Cruise!
Believe it or not, when reporters asked Tom Cruise's only son what action movie is his all-time favorite, he did NOT give a film staring his famous papa.
Not Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Mission Impossible ( or MI 2, 3 or 4), Minority Report, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds, OR even Tropic Thunder
We know there's some pretty crazy television in the U.S. (and most of it happens to be on TLC), but a new BBC show called Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin hosted by Cherry Healey (above) is being criticized by Brits for its crudeness.
The show discusses oral sex and uses the F-word, but that's not our main concern.
It's when show reality show apparently follows a 17-year-old girl to get a bikini wax in preparation for losing her virginity while on holiday.
So irresponsible! Especially since the show is apparently aimed at a teenage audience.
Vivienne Pattison of TV watchdog Mediawatch says:
"The show is terrible, almost a freak show. It’s also irresponsible, inappropriate, disturbing and even exploitative towards some of those featured in it. For a program clearly aimed at a teenage audience it is extremely irresponsible not to include any discussion of safe sex.
The BBC should not screen this program. It seems to me that they are just trying to set new boundaries and to do this at 9pm when a lot of young people will still be up is horrendous."
She has a valid point. Discussing sex among consenting adults is one thing, but exploiting a minor is a whooole other level.
Not sure if we approve.
A former editor for TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 has been charged with 10 counts of sex exploit of a minor.
56-year-old William Blankinship was arrested in North Carolina last week as part of a State Bureau Investigation sting called "Operation Spyglass."
A total of 24 men were charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and/or sexual acts with a minor. Blankinship's 10 counts of sex exploit of a minor means he possessed material that contained a "visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity," aka child porn.
He not only on Jon & Kate, but also Kate Plus 8, 17 Kids and Counting and Table for 12 - all shows featuring children.
Thankfully, he didn't work directly with any children though. The company who hired him, Figure 8 Films, released a statement:
"Bill Blankinship was employed by Serious Robots, with whom Figure 8 Films subcontract for editing services. Upon learning of the shocking allegations his employment was terminated. At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions."
Thank goodness, he was caught and arrested. This man doesn't deserve to have a job, let alone his freedom.
This guy probably deserves even more of a punishment…but at least he'll spend some time behind bars.
To recap, former America's Best Dance Crew judge/choreographer Shane Sparks was arrested in December 2009, and ordered to trial almost a year later on eight sex charges, including "lewd acts on a child" and two counts of "oral copulation of a person under 16."
Now, Sparks has pleaded no contest to
After it was revealed that he had been in contact with a 17-year-old girl via Twitter messaging, Anthony Weiner has announced that he'll be taking a leave of absence from Congress, "to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person."
According to a statement from his rep:
"[Congressman Weiner] will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well. Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents."
This is probably for the best.
Such an unfortunate shame, but this latest development goes beyond being a horndog, and we truly hope he's taking this time to take a long and hard look at his behavior, so he can better himself in the future.
This may be the most ridiculous arrest ever…and it didn't even involve the Quaids!
18-year-old Angelica Nicholson has landed herself in jail after calling 911 because Facebook wasn't moving fast enough to remove her nude photo from the site.
In an effort to expedite the photo removal process, Nicholson told the police that she was a minor, and was arrested after they learned she was lying to them.
Apparently, the woman allowed a "male acquaintance" to send a nude photo she took of herself in front of a mirror to his phone, BUT THEN that man's girlfriend found the photo and posted it on her own Facebook page.
Several angry text messages later, Nicholson made a misguided call to the police, and was arrested for "false reporting."
There are SO many things wrong with this story, but when it comes to down to it, she would have been better off if she hadn't taken the nude photo in the first place!