Sometimes it takes a Canadian icon to cut another Canadian icon down to size. Canadian film and theatre legend Gordon Pinsent did just that when he read aloud from Justin Beiber’s new memoir on the most recent episode of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Pinsent brings absurd gravitas to lines like “Singers aren’t supposed to have dairy before a show, but we all know I’m a rule breaker.” After reading a passage in which Beiber describes a bad haircut, Pinsent pauses to bring a hand to his furrowed brow before lamenting, “Dear God, what he must have gone through.” To watch this exhibition of celebrity juxtaposition at its most jarringly hilarious, click here.
The shocking and highly public trial of Colonel Williams ended today with the doling out of two life sentences without hope of parole for 25 years. Williams read a prepared statement expressing regret for the rape and murder of Marie France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd and apologizing to their families. You’ve been weighing in on the trial over the past few days, and we’ve been listening: here are some of the things you had to say.
No one tells Alec Baldwin he can’t marry a gay man, and never mind that he’s not gay. Back in August, Modern Family star and gay man Jesse Tyler Ferguson made a hilarious video for Fight Back New York, an organization that is working to give same-sex couples the right to get married in New York State. In the video, Ferguson confesses he has a “crush” on Baldwin, and that the only thing keeping them from tying the knot is the law. Well, apparently Baldwin got wind of Ferguson’s confession and made his own video in support of gay marriage in the state he calls home. Baldwin’s best line: “No one tells a New Yorker that they can’t marry Jesse Tyler Ferguson.” Well played, Alec Baldwin, well played.
What would you say to a bunch of research scientists sucking the fat out of your hips, thighs and butt, and transplanting it into your breasts? Scientists behind a new discovery that might make this possible are banking on women lining up for the procedure. A story in this month’s Wired magazine – the cover of which features a rather bountiful set of mammaries – details the discovery of stem cells in fat tissue that may make this sort of surgery possible for the first time (in previous attempts the body simply absorbed the transplanted fat). The surgery has implications for lumpectomy and mastectomy patients, but also for women that simply want bigger knockers with the silicone look and feel.
American news analyst Jean Williams was fired yesterday from his position at National Public Radio for anti-Muslim comments he made during a recent television appearance. Williams was a guest on the Fox network program The O’Reilly Factor, where he confessed that when he gets on a plane and sees people in Muslim clothing, “I get worried. I get nervous.” Williams has written extensively on race and civil rights, including a book on the Civil Rights Movement. NPR issued a statement saying that Williams comments, “were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermine his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”