John Boehner Demands Apology From Paul McCartney

Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010 03:05 PM

By James Hirsen

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1. John Boehner Demands Apology From Paul McCartney
2. Ashton Kutcher Blames GOP for Oil Disaster
3. Ozzy Osbourne’s Body of Scientific Value?
4. Elton John Sings at Rush Limbaugh's Wedding
5. Hollywood Takes on Rush Limbaugh
 

1. John Boehner Demands Apology From Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney showed an astounding lack of class when, while being the first non-American to be awarded a Gershwin Prize, he hurled a cheap shot at former President George W. Bush.

McCartney was at the Obama White House to receive his honor when he commented, “After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows where the library is.”

Now GOP Minority Leader John Boehner is demanding that Sir Paul publicly apologize for the dubious conduct, which to say the least is unbefitting a knight or a Beatle.

Jerry Seinfeld, who was standing next to Paul when he made the Bush-bashing crack, had an expression on his face that suggested he may have wanted to cork the Walrus’ mouth before the rotten joke flew out.

Meanwhile President Obama is spending his time giving prizes away to aging rockers while the environmental disaster in the Gulf drags on and on and on. The whole thing is generating a slew of critics from the left, right, and center.

Arianna Huffington tossed this derogatory comment the administration’s way: “This is not the time for a White House singalong.”


2. Ashton Kutcher Blames GOP for Oil Disaster

Ashton Kutcher is now reading from the script of some of the Democrats who have tried to blame Republicans for the Obama administration’s ecological disaster in the Gulf.

While on the red carpet of his new movie, “Killers,” an entertainment reporter decided to ask Kutcher to give his learned opinion on the undersea oil gusher.

“If you could go back to the Republican National Convention and look the guys in the eyes that were saying ‘Drill! Drill! Drill!’ at the Republican National Convention, those guys — there you go,” Kutcher said. “That's — that's what we got. Like, we did it. We drilled, drilled, drilled.”

Kutcher, of course, is making reference to the 2008 GOP Convention that nominated John McCain for president and Sarah Palin for veep.

But Obama won that election, took the oath and now sits in the Oval Office; that is, when he’s not golfing, shooting hoops, or rubbing elbows with celebrities. Didn’t anyone tell the actor and TV pitchman his guy won?

Moreover, the last time someone was advocating in favor of opening up offshore drilling, it was the same individual who took more money from BP than any other politician — President Obama.

On a side note, Kutcher’s latest flick performed far below expectations, bringing in a meager $16.1 million for its debut this past weekend, and coming in third behind “Shrek Forever After” (in its third week) and “Get Him to the Greek.”


3. Ozzy Osbourne’s Body of Scientific Value?

Ozzy Osbourne wants to leave something of value to humanity when he passes away — his body.

The Black Sabbath front man actually wants to donate his body to science.

The reality show star told Contactmusic it's that amazing he's still alive after his hard-partying past. “By all accounts, I'm a medical miracle,” he explained.

Ozzy’s past addictions include alcohol and prescription drugs.

“When I die, I should donate my body to the Natural History Museum. It's all very well going on a bender for a couple of days but mine went on for 40 years. At one point, I was knocking back four bottles of cognac a day, blacking out, coming to again, and carrying on,” Osbourne said.

If the body of the guy who bit the heads off of small animals is of value to science, maybe he should give his brain to PETA.


4. Elton John Sings at Rush Limbaugh's Wedding

No, the above headline is not a gag.

Not only did Rush Limbaugh get married last weekend in a semi-secret ceremony, the reception entertainment was provided by the ideologically challenged British rocker Elton John.

Sir Elton is no devoted dittohead, but he was paid a million bucks for the performance.

Hopefully, Rush and Elton will influence each other for the better. John could use some of that patented conservative soul that Rush exudes. And Rush could use a pair of oversized sunglasses.

Rush married longtime girlfriend Kathryn Rogers at The Breakers luxury resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Karl Rove, Rudy Giuliani, and Sean Hannity were among the gathering of friends and relatives.

In reporting on the story, the mainstream media have been their usual snarky selves. Rush’s previous marriages have saturated the coverage, and so, too, have predictions of a dire future for the newlyweds.

But it wouldn’t be the first time they got it wrong. What is hardly ever mentioned in the press, is that before Rush was let go from his gig back in the 1970s as a Pittsburgh radio station DJ, he was reportedly told by management that he would never make it as an on-air talent and should consider going into sales.

We all know how that turned out.

Congrats and best wishes to Rush and Kathryn!


5. Hollywood Takes on Rush

Hollywood screenwriter and producer James Sclafani is planning a biopic on Rush Limbaugh.

The writer’s model for the film is Oliver Stone’s celluloid hit piece on George Bush called “W.” The only plausible reasoning for Sclafani to be using “W” as his template has to be ideological.

“W” was an uneven movie with a mediocre script. On top of that, the thing was unimpressive at the box-office.

According to Sclafani, the docudrama will include the usual attack points on Rush’s life, i.e., issues of military service, prescription drugs, and the like, stale material that would draw yawns from all but the most die-hard anti-dittoheads.

Unfortunately, this type of agenda driven movie is similar to a lot of the flicks that get greenlighted in Hollywood these days.

Sclafani had optioned an authorized biography, “The Rush Limbaugh Story: Talent on Loan from God,” written by Paul Colford, who runs the media relations division of The Associated Press, a place not exactly known for having lots of Limbaugh fans.

Sclafani’s script is making the Hollywood rounds in the financing circles. Look forward to the film bombing soon at a theater near you.

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