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George Clooney Haiti Relief Telethon Planned For January 22

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Update: On Friday, Jan. 22, George Clooney will host a live telethon to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti. Clooney’s rep says the telethon is now set to air on all of the MTV channels worldwide, along with ABC, NBC, HBO, and CNN. The show will air 8-10 p.m. ET.

Actor & Activist George Clooney

Actor & Activist George Clooney

MTV Networks is working with George Clooney to stage a telethon for Haitian earthquake relief. MTV spokesman Mark Jafar said Thursday that details are still being worked out. Thousands are feared dead after the massive earthquake, and the Caribbean island nation desperately needs aid.

Clooney’s representative Stan Rosenfield said the actor is in the process of helping organize the telethon, which likely would air on Friday January 22 on all MTV Networks – which include VH1, Comedy Central and CMT – as well as on ABC, NBC, HBO and CNN.

Clooney first mentioned the event to Roger Friedman of The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday night at a private reception for his movie Up in the Air.

Clooney has already secured producer Joel Gallen, the person who handled the famous 9-11 telethon on all the networks, to produce the upcoming show. As reported by Friedman, Clooney asked Sting to participate in the telethon. Sting agreed and simply asked, “Where do I go?”. Clooney is putting out the call today to all his celebrity friends and performers to participate from both coasts.

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Will Spiderman Become a Teabagger?

President Barack Obama and Spiderman

President Barack Obama and Spiderman


Posted by Audiegrl
In an excellent column on Huffington Post today, Rob Kall begs the question…

Will Spiderman Become a Teabagger?

Will Loss Of Super-Hero Diversity Hurt Our Culture?

Will Wolverine become the Darth Vader, Cheney-Style, of comicbook-dom?

The Walt Disney Company, which, through it’s network, ABC, has channeled right wing messages, has acquired Marvel Entertainment inc.

Will edgy characters become Bambi-like because Disney is pressured by the Religious right? Or will Disney enter the darker worlds that Marvel Comics has historically explored?

Will Disney’s management, with its history of channeling conservative messages on ABC, subtly influence the way superheroes operate– defending torture, invading countries that didn’t start a conflict? Will Captain America become a privatized Blackwater or Xe mercenary, killing innocent bystanders in Iraq?

Will the Fantastic four carry signs into outer space demanding they keep their private insurer health care? Will Johnny, the Torch, spell out, in flaming letters in the sky, “NOBAMA.”

Will The Hulk– the big ugly green alter ego for professor Bruce Banner– become the spokesman for the other green– capitalist greed? Maybe Disney will spin him off to Goldman Sachs. Then they could name a stadium after him. “The Goldman Sach Hulk Green Is Good Stadium?” Er, maybe not.

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Rob goes into the specifics of Disney’s long history of sending conservative messages. It’s probably a good thing that they already had Comic-con last month… So here’s your chance all our fanboy and fangirl readers, let me know what you think about this?

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