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Creators of 'Team America' vs. MTV

Thursday, 14 October 2004 12:00 AM

Barrymore likens the rallying of the youth vote to the civil rights movement. With that in mind she heads to Selma, Ala.

Her efforts combine with

MTV is augmenting its efforts by distributing voter registration forms in English and Spanish at thousands of convenience stores. It has dubbed the undertaking “a Big Gulp and a piece of democracy to go.”


Parker adds, “Hey, 19-year-old who doesn't know anything - you choose!”

The Left Coast Report notes that John Kerry is far ahead of President Bush in the most recent poll of 19-year-olds who don’t know anything.

Showtime, the sister company of CBS, is mulling over a new series called "The Cell." The program would present the terrorists’ side of the story.

Episodes would be told from the point of view of converts to Islam who are plotting terrorist attacks in the U.S.

“We're trying to look into the minds of these [terrorists] and the issues driving them, beyond a black-and-white portrayal,” Showtime entertainment president

The network is apparently still deciding whether to commit to a series.

The idea comes from

"Popular culture was trivializing the terrorism issue in an escapist, comic-book way, and it really pissed us off," says Reiff. “You'd either see a generic Eurotrash terrorist or rogue CIA agent or an oil company conspiracy.”

Voris says, “You can't deal with such a complex issue like a James Bond film.” He explains, “There was a huge disconnect with what was being shown and what we wanted to deal with.”

The Left Coast Report hopes there’s no truth to the rumor that coming soon is an after-school special called “The Troubled Childhood of Osama bin Laden.”

While in London collecting a song-writing award from Q magazine, pop pianist

“Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot,” John said.

“Madonna, best f***ing live act? F*** off,” John added. “Since when has lip-synching been live

Madonna’s spokesperson Liz Rosenberg issued the following statement: “Madonna does not lip-synch nor does she spend her time trashing other artists. She sang every note on her Reinvention tour live and is not ashamed that she was well paid for her hard work.”


“Listen, any singer who dances all the time, you don't have the breath to sing all the time … If you do a heavy dance routine, at some point you're going to do a bit of lip-synch. But everybody does that. Madonna sings everything she can sing but, if she goes into a dance routine, she's got to dance; you can't breathe and dance and sing at the same time. She doesn't lip-synch her whole performance.”

No word as to whether Madonna’s spokesperson appreciated the line of defense.

Rupert added: “I bet Elton has lip-synched moments of his performance, even though he's at a piano all the time. He's very bossy these days, I think. I mean he's lovely, but he's a bit bossy, and he does seem a bit cranky.”

The Left Coast Report hears that coincidently a Kerry memo also contained the words “lovely,” “bossy” and “cranky.” Members of the press were debating whether Kerry was writing about his wife or one of his daughters. But it turned out he was referring to his running mate.

The Michigan Republican Party asked four county prosecutors to file charges against Moore for illegally offering underwear and snacks to college students in exchange for their promises to vote.

In addition to underpants, the GOP said Moore also offered students a clean dorm room, a year's supply of Tostitos and a package of Ramen noodles.

Moore is on a 60-city pre-election tour across the country seeking to recruit “slackers” who usually don't go to the polls.

“It's ironic that Republicans have no problem with allowing assault weapons out on our streets, yet they don't want to put clean underwear in the hands of our slacker youth,” Moore cackled.

The Left Coast Report suspects that after the election Moore and friends are gonna need those clean underpants.

As colleague

The Web has been teeming with theories about what was responsible for the appearance of a projection on the president’s back. Still photos posted on the Internet suggest that there might have been a small object beneath his suit jacket.

Did the conventional media speculate that a bulletproof flak jacket caused the little lump? No, guess that wouldn’t have been kooky enough.

The cyber conspiracy buffs suspected that Bush was wired so as to receive instructions, presumably from Vice President

But when the president points out that Kerry views

President Bush clearly hit a nerve or two in the debate.

The Left Coast Report is amazed at how much times have changed — during the Clinton era, any discussion of a suspicious bulge, well, you know the rest.

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