When Baltimore's City Paper was sold to the company that owns the Baltimore Sun earlier this year, the first casualty of its independence—before the sale even went through—was the February 26 column by City Paper stalwart and occasional Gawker and Kinja contributor Joe MacLeod. MacLeod's "Mr. Wrong" column, written in response to the news of the sale, was pulled from the presses on order of his soon-to-be-ex-bosses at Times-Shamrock Communications and spiked. More unpleasantness ensued. Here, for posterity, is that lost column.
While everyone was watching Barack Obama on Leno last night, that increasingly-prickish-seeming McLovin' kid, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, was on Jimmy Kimmel's not-actually-live show last night saying "fuckin'" and not getting bleeped. Not that anyone noticed.
Yesterday Forbes named Katie Holmes' and Tom Cruise's 2-year-old daughter Suri, a child made of moonbeams and space rock, Hollywood's Hottest Tot. Not in a gross sexy way, but in a she-commands-a-lot-of-attention way. It's true! And she's gotten rather haughty and big of head about it lately. Why just look at the accompanying photograph. Click for larger. Image via Splash
MSNBC moved to protect America from Joe Scarborough and his vile, cursed curses. According to Broadcasting & Cable, the Morning Joe host will be delayed seven seconds to hopefully prevent a repeat of his on-air "fuck you" Monday morning. That puts the former Republican Congressman in the same electronic dunce cap as Don Imus, who was tape-delayed by the cable network before he managed to broadcast something racist anyway. There's already chatter this makes Scarborough's show less edgy and "dangerous," but a tape delay can't prevent another nasty on-air fracas between Scarborough and his lefty colleagues, now can it?