Barr is likely the only 2012 candidate you’ll hear talking about the domestic prison labor force being used to manufacture 90% of house paints sold in the U.S. She calls herself the “legalization candidate” and says she’s all about “common sense solutions.”
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In the heyday of scripted network television, before the medium was trampled by the reality genre, Michael Green represented stars like Roseanne Barr and Martin Lawrence. With YouTube quickly taking over the realm of connecting up-and-coming talent with a mass audience, Green has a modified shingle – The Collective – and a new mandate.
As such, he is front and center in a USA Today look at the growing ranks of talent agencies focused on feeding the Internet universe’s 500,000-plus broadcast channels. Green is working with some of the video site’s leading click-getters:
Dane Boedigheimer steps into his Los Angeles garage most days to churn out YouTube videos for his Annoying Orange series, about a high-pitched citrus that cracks bad jokes. This summer, the series makes its debut on cable TV’s Cartoon Network, part of a deal Green put together.
Studio City Patch was in attendance Friday night at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood for the first gathering of three local Green Party candidates running for President in the upcoming California primary.
In the above video, one of several shot at the “Rally in the Valley” event by Rich Adams, the evening’s most recognizable candidate, actress-comedian Roseanne Barr, explains that as a wealthy American she has been able to personally fund many lawsuits. She reminded that the latest chapter in one of these legal pet projects, an attempt to absolve the Electoral College, will be filed around Wednesday July 4 in Philadelphia.
We’d heard rumors that Roseanne Barr was planning on running for president, but now it’s definitely official. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen let it be known yesterday that Barr was one of 24 candidates on the official state Green Party ballot.
Can’t see her having much of a chance. But she’ll definitely pull in a lot of media attention. Which could help push the discourse left.
Though coincidental, the timing of an excellent two-part LA Times series on LA’s Kabbalah Centre seems almost anti-spiritual, given the current marital troubles reportedly enshrouding Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. In happier times, they were wed by a Kabbalah teacher.
In Part Two of the investigation, reporters Harriet Ryan and Kim Christensen focus on an aspect that is as critical for religious success in LA as it is for ascension in the movie, TV and sex tape businesses. The celebrity factor:
The first celebrity drawn to the Kabbalah Centre was Sandra Bernhard, who began studying in 1995… She dove into kabbalah classes with a charismatic Israeli teacher, Eitan Yardeni. She was effusive in the media about kabbalah, which she said had eliminated “at least 80% of the chaos in my life.” In her Hollywood circle, she was a one-woman marketing campaign for Yardeni and the center.
Twenty years ago, Roseanne Barr became a breakout success in the pioneering sitcom Roseanne, and earned herself a reputation for being an on-set nightmare and all-around lunatic. Barr’s version of events, however, is both more nuanced, and more plausible.
Barr recalls many of her struggles with the Hollywood “Boys Club” in the current New York magazine:
It didn’t take long for me to get a taste of the staggering sexism and class bigotry that would make the first season of Roseanne god-awful. It was at the premiere party when I learned that my stories and ideas—and the ideas of my sister and my first husband, Bill—had been stolen. The pilot was screened, and I saw the opening credits for the first time, which included this: CREATED BY MATT WILLIAMS.
Roseanne fought bitterly for, and eventually won, credit for her own work. But she contends that the class bigotry and sexism she encountered in Hollywood 20 years ago is just as fierce today:
Hollywood hates labor, and hates shows about labor worse than any other thing. And that’s why you won’t be seeing another Roseanne anytime soon. Instead, all over the tube, you will find enterprising, overmedicated, painted-up, capitalist whores claiming to be housewives. But I’m not bitter.
The full essay is available on the New York magazine website, and well worth a read.
Roseanne Barr, crouched in her bunker in El Segundo, tries to compare Hillary Clinton with an airline pilot:
I want the pilot with the most experience
A reader rejoins:
Yeah, but you don’t get your wings because you’re the pilot’s wife
I definitely don’t want a pilot who has playing on the interflight movie any story lines that include a stained blue dress.
Then she slams Oprah, and losing interest, stumbles towards the snack machines.
On her forum, her readers are all worried about Obama’s hands during the national anthem. Tiny minds.