Anne Hathaway’s crotch shot

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…Hollywood canceled, postponed or played down a slew of movies and TV shows with violent content in the wake of last week’s shooting…

Popular singles by singer Ke$sha and the band Foster the People have been pulled from some radio stations’ rotations following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook grade school in Newtown, Conn.

The latest single from pop star Ke$ha, “Die Young,” was No. 3 on the pop charts on Friday when the massacre occurred. Since then, it has been dropped from radio play nationwide. The song reached a peak of 167 million listeners on Friday, and is now down to 3 million, TMZ reports, citing figures from a company that tracks radio airplay.

Meanwhile an older but still popular single, Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” was dropped from the rotation of the top Los Angeles hit music station KIIS-FM because of its explicit reference to a school shooting in its chorus…

…The premiere for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Django Unchained,” a violent spaghetti Western slave revenge tale, was canceled on Monday in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut last week…

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guilty. conscience.

previously…

For days we’ve seen the images – the houses splintered to matchsticks, the cars bobbing like bathtub toys.
But on Friday’s all-star, televised fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, sights as common as these gained a pointed, sorrowful and stalwart soundtrack.

Well-known songs, by stars like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera and Sting, became both smartly repurposed and instantly deepened by the context.

In between their performances, which took place at 30 Rockefeller Center, emcees ranging from news anchors (Brian Williams, Matt Lauer) to comics (Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart), pleaded for donations to the Red Cross. The organization will distribute the funds to those most affected by the disaster.

Like the majority of the night’s stars, Aguilera started off the one-hour “Coming Together” concert by announcing her personal connection to the region.

“I was born in Staten Island,” she said, pridefully. “We are here for you.”

To prove it, she recast her song of personal self-esteem, “Beautiful,” into a statement of universal succor. This newly stripped version, shorn of all but voice and piano, set the night’s theme of hurt transformed to strength…

14 Comments!

  1. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm |

    “guilty. conscience.” my Aunt Fanny: ducking fire til the nooz cycle changes and the Pathos Pr0n wanders off, more like.

    “instantly deepened by the context”
    *cupcakes dashing thru the snow*

  2. LLoyd
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm |

    That horrific shooting is another eye opening circumstance to see the gross effect ‘kul-cha’ of this nation. Songs being pulled, pictures not being released, games being taken from the market and anything else that resembels this particular status is about TIME to be happening. Wait til the ‘industry’ gets it and begins to turn out wholesome stuff again.

    This country needs not only re-vival but re-Bible.

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm |

    Barf. All that ‘concerned’ and ‘raise awareness’ bilge is pop trash saying “Let’s lay low and exploit our gratuitous slow motion violence, gore and sex without an actual plot later.”)

  4. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm |

    Headlines can be misleading.
    You know, like yours, Missy.

  5. accipiter NW
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:31 am |

    First, they’ll come for the entertainers…

    Oh what was I thinking.

  6. Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:01 am |

    Gag me with a spoon.

  7. Paul Moore
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:28 am |

    Great to see the media doing its part for the Sandy victims, just like they turned out to help in Joplin.

  8. Posted December 20, 2012 at 2:46 am |

    Okay, I have to admit that Anne Hathaway’s crotch holds a certain fascination for me, despite her being so lefty stupid that her brain (if any) is only theoretical.

    But hey, if being stupid was a disqualifier for women, I’d be celibate. Still.

  9. Jee
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 4:24 am |

    Anne Hathaway could raise a lot of money if she licensed the crotch shot photos and sold them on the internet.

  10. Thunderbottom
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:35 am |

    #7, Paul Moore: A member of my church went to Joplin just after the tornadoes struck. He was in tears when he described the destruction (the ELCA Lutheran church there was demolished). Not that the damage on Staten Island is any less (or more) than that incurred in Joplin. It’s just that Staten Island (home of Ray Romano’s fictional Barone family) is so much closer to Noo Yawk, home of “Saturday Night Live” and Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” (too bad for Joplin that “Hee-Haw” is no longer on).

  11. geezerette
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:28 am |

    #6 Hog—- we don’t need a spoon anymore. The gag reflex and shaking the head back and forth has become a permanent tick.

  12. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm |

    Remember back when movies had shoot-out scenes where the guy shot had NO physical evidence of a bullet going through him? Wonder when and why that later changed? In fact, today`s movies show a shot actor, say gettin hit with a hand gun, looking like an RPG went thru him……………

  13. Chris in NC
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm |

    Um, so where is that shot ya promised in the title… Hmm? I didn’t read that for the article ya know!! lol

  14. drew568
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm |

    Oh come on, we’ve all already seen her little trim a dozen times already.