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    Tags: Los Angeles, Occupy Wall Street, Tweet Untweet, Twitter
  • Bristol Palin Is Getting Her Own Reality Show Because of Course She Is

    If Bristol Palin isn't the embodiment of the American dream, I don't know who is.

    In what other country can an unmarried teenage mother with no discernible talent or personality work her way up from a lowly multimillion dollar job as the face of Big Abstinence to become an actual reality TV star? What a country!

    I just hope that this rising starlet's new show isn't so far-fetched and fiction-based as to be bordering on insulting

    [S]he has settled on her follow-up to Dancing [with the Stars], a docu-series for BIO Channel, which reunites her with fellow Dancing contestant, actor Kyle Massey. BIO has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the untitled series, which also will feature Massey's brother, actor Christopher Massey.

    It follows Bristol Palin’s move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity in need while living with her good friends Chris and Kyle Massey.

    Nope! Totally reality-based!

    I wonder if she'll be fighting vampires in her down time. Or should they maybe save that for the second season?

    Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images


    Tags: Alaska, Bristol Palin, California, Los Angeles, Television, Tripp Johnston-Palin
  • Spike's Top 10 Misbehaving Mayors

    marion barryI always thought Mayor McCheese was the worst mayor in the country. He's completely beholden to a corporation and has been letting the Hamburglar terrorize the streets of McDonaldland for years.

    But has he even gotten so drunk that he broke a breathalizer machine? Nope. Has he ever flashed his tits to a crowded bar? Again, as far as I know, no.

    So it would seem there are a handful of other mayors out there who blow the competition out of the water when it comes to sleaze, corruption and general bad decisions. There are ten of them to be exact, and they comprise Spike's list of the Top Ten Misbehaving Mayors.


    Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa, Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, Los Angeles, Marion Barry, Spike, Washington DC
  • Iranian Elections: Your Morning Riot Update

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    Chaos raged in Iran this weekend as Mir Hossein Moussavi's supporters continued to protest the results of last week's election: despite brutal crackdowns by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's police forces, thousands of Iranians have remained on the streets of Tehran, risking their lives to demand fairness and justice.

    Here's just one eyewitness account of the turmoil…

    Aerial television footage showed people jumping on a police car, rocking vehicles attempting to pass through the crowd, setting small trees on fire and throwing fireworks and flares set up by police.

    Businesses, too, have been damaged…

    A gas station was looted and several cars, buses and a news van were vandalized, police said. [...] Television reports also showed small crowds of people parading through the streets of East Los Angeles, where excitement over the Lakers' Game 4 win Thursday night spilled into the streets, with rowdy fans swarming vehicles trying to pass through the area.

    What?

    Oh, gosh. My mistake! This isn't a report from Tehran at all. It's a report from Los Angeles, where people were protesting the results of last week's basketball game that their team, um, won.

    Memo to Iran: this is what democracy looks like. You'll understand someday.


    Tags: Iran, Los Angeles