Hollywood Celebs Shill for Barbara Boxer

Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 03:38 PM

By James Hirsen

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The left Coast Report: A Political Look at Hollywood

Headlines (Scroll down for complete stories):
1. Hollywood Celebs Shill for Barbara Boxer
2. ‘Got Talent’ Contestant Sues Simon Cowell for Discrimination
3. Tiger Woods’ Alleged Mistress Reaps a Reality Show
4. Oliver Stone Weighs In on Mel Gibson’s Career
5. Kings of Leon Concert Canceled Due to Pigeon Projectiles
 

1. Hollywood Celebs Shill for Barbara Boxer

Actress, activist and perennial leftist Jane Fonda recently appeared at a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer, who is up for re-election for the U.S. Senate in California.

The event was co-hosted by Tobey Maguire and Alyssa Milano and ironically was dubbed “Keep Change Alive.” Anyone familiar with Boxer knows the slogan is completely antithetical to the reputation of the long-serving, do-nothing, radical Dem.

Boxer’s wavering campaign is getting an additional assist from another Hollywood comrade, Robert Greenwald.

The filmmaker, left-wing activist, and founder of Brave New Films has produced an attack video to diminish the appeal of Boxer’s opponent for senate, former head of Hewlett Packard Carly Fiorina. It’s called “The Real Carly.”

Greenwald, who made the commercial failure “Xanadu” (1980), has in more recent times dedicated his career to documentaries that attack everything and anything right-of-center.

Greenwald’s company has produced titles such as “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism” (2004), “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers” (2006), “The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress,” and “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.”

His attack flicks are supported and partially financed by his affiliation with radical activist organizations such as Moveon.org.

“The Real Carly” uses the hack technique of having an image of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin morph into the face of Fiorina.

As Palin’s features change, she explains why she gave Fiorina an endorsement in the Republican primary. The former Alaska governor points out that Fiorina is “pro Second Amendment, anti-big government, anti-tax and pro development,” political positions that apparently cause Greenwald and friends to cringe.

The video also shows purported scenes from tea party events, which include footage of participants with signs that refer to President Obama as a communist and the anti-Christ. The video transitions to Fiorina at a tea party rally talking to reporters where she describes attendees as “hard-working Americans.”

Greenwald has plans for another video to be released in August, which will highlight Fiorina’s pro-life beliefs.

Try as he may, nothing Greenwald ever does will repair the damage Boxer inflicted on herself during a congressional hearing back in June 2009. It’s on YouTube for all to see, and it shows the California senator’s ego on full display.

Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh was appearing before an Environment and Public Works panel of which Boxer was a member.

During his presentation, in military style, the general referred to male members of the panel as “sir.” In like manner, he referred to Boxer as “ma’am.”

To Walsh, Boxer said with derision, “You know, do me a favor: Could you say senator instead of ma’am?”

Despite Boxer’s arrogant behavior and contemptible rhetoric, the officer remained a gentleman.


2. ‘Got Talent’ Contestant Sues Simon Cowell for Discrimination

A lawsuit in the U.K. aptly demonstrates the victim mentality that liberals on both sides of the pond have injected into society.

Simon Cowell and his television program are being sued for $3.8 million by a former contestant that had appeared on the U.K. version of Cowell’s “Got Talent” show.

Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai appeared on a May 2009 episode of “Britain's Got Talent.”

Part of her claim is that she was humiliated and degraded on the program, which is what most folks think Cowell is getting paid the big bucks to do in his role as curmudgeon judge.

The most intriguing part of Czikai's complaint, though, is a claim of discrimination. The reality show participant filed the charge with the employment tribunal along with her other allegations.

Czikai represented herself in a pre-trial review that took place at the central London tribunal court. After accusing Cowell's show of “exploitation, humiliation, degradation and barbarism,” she additionally accused the program of disability discrimination.

The former nurse told the court that she has a condition called cervical spine neuritis, which may cause head and shoulder pain, and claimed that her condition detrimentally affected her singing.

Czikai further claimed that the reality show failed to make adjustments for her disability, such as turning down the level of the accompaniment and lowering the microphone volume.

She added, “This program makes a select number of rich people very, very rich on the backs of the ordinary man and woman in the street through exploitation, humiliation, degradation and a re-emergence of modern-day barbarism with all its inherent cruelty.”

Who knows where this might lead. Liberals may soon be clamoring for reality show reform, which would no doubt be passed against the will of the fans.


3. Tiger Woods’ Alleged Mistress Reaps a Reality Show

Memo to the culture from the reality show industry: If you claim to, or have actually had, an affair with a married celeb, you may be the next reality superstar.

Rachel Uchitel, alleged mistress of Tiger Woods, is a current example.

She was the first woman linked to Woods when the sexual allegations surrounding him initially surfaced, and she’s now being showered with money and opportunities for her tabloid role in the saga.

Not only did Uchitel allegedly receive a seven-figure settlement from Woods, she was also reportedly offered her choice of two reality television shows.

Jump-starting her fledgling TV career, the former event planner and New York nightclub hostess is scheduled to appear on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” alongside former model Janice Dickinson, “The Hills” cast member Jason Wahler, former teen idol Leif Garrett and “Party of Five” star Jeremy London.

Uchitel is addicted to alcohol in addition to the prescription sleeping pill, Ambien, according to Radar.

Dr. Drew’s reality rehab program had purportedly offered a spot to Lindsay Lohan. However, at the present Lohan is otherwise occupied, cooling her heels in a Los Angeles jail cell.

Sources had previously indicated that Donald Trump had chosen Uchitel to be part of the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice.”

It could be that Trump wasn’t keen on the idea of her being on double reality shows, but for whatever reason, after she had signed up with “Celebrity Rehab,” Trump released a statement essentially saying, “You're fired before you’re even hired.”

“We no longer have interest in Rachel,” The Donald said.

By taking the “Celebrity Rehab” route to fame, Uchitel may get a perk that’s not typically available on Trump's reality show: Sobriety.


4. Oliver Stone Weighs In on Mel Gibson’s Career

In a previous column, I opined that Mel Gibson, a business associate and friend, would still have a career in the movie business when the latest controversy surrounding him concludes.

It seems that Hollywood filmmaker and dictator devotee Oliver Stone agrees with me.

While most media experts and Hollywood power players were busy declaring Gibson’s career over, Stone disagreed and suggested that, in the long run, Gibson will once again be able to work in Hollywood.

“Everyone is supposed to have an opinion, but most directors don't work that way,” Stone told the U.K. Sun after being asked whether directors would work with Mel in the future.

In Hollywood, he pointed out, “Projects are developed slowly, and over the course of weeks, months, there will be projects, and I am sure many of them will want to have Mel Gibson in them.”

Stone was in Britain to promote his documentary, “South of the Border,” which basically whitewashes the regime of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

The filmmaker also took the opportunity to state his recommendation for the energy policy of the United States of America. He wants the government to take over oil, gas, and coal companies.

Stone said that the BP oil spill is typical of what happens when you allow private industry to make money on what he believes should be a public amenity.

“We shouldn't make this kind of profit on oil, or on health, or on war, or on prisons. All these industries should be public industries,” Stone lectured to an assembled press.

This is unabashed Marxism.

Stone also referred to President Obama as “Bush not-so-lite,” notwithstanding the fact that the prez would be the one in charge of all the oil, gas, and coal companies in a Stone endorsed government take over.


5. Kings of Leon Concert Canceled Due to Pigeon Projectiles

While playing for a crowd at a concert in St. Louis, band members of the group The Kings of Leon encountered an unexpected force of nature and ultimately had to put up the proverbial white flag.

The rockers were forced off the stage after having performed only three songs.

Why? Blame goes to a flock of pigeons that were perched in the rafters above the Verizon Amphitheatre.

The feathered ones apparently conducted a strategic air raid on the group, blanketing them with buckets of bird droppings.

As the band played its opening song, “Closer,” the bassist, Jared Followill, was smacked in the face with the waste.

“I was hit by pigeons on each of the first three songs,” Followill told CNN. “We had 20 songs on the set list. By the end of the show, I would have been covered from head to toe.”

The concert was canceled and the following statement was issued: “We want to apologize to our fans in St. Louis and will come back as soon as we can. No fans got pooped on as far as we know.”

The group started in Nashville, Tenn., and has sold millions of tunes around the world, including the platinum album “Only by the Night.”

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