Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tila Tequila claims brutal attack at Juggalos concert; video?

Tila Tequila Hurt 
According to, where reality TV show star Tila Tequila took her story, some group of men beat her up at the "Gathering of The Juggalos," which features acts like Insane Clown Posse and Kottonmouth King. Tila told TMZ:

I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage, and they even took the sh-t out of the port-0-potty and threw sh-t and piss at me when I was onstage."

These people were trying to kill me. So then after the last blow to my head with the firecracker they threw at me exploded, my bodygaurd and the other security grabbed me and ran as fast as they could to the shitty trailor. Since their security SUCKS, the 2 thousand people ran after us, trying to kill me. They almost got me so they finally reach the trailor, blood all over myself, cant stop bleeding, then all of a sudden, all 2 thousand people surround the trailor and busts the windows!!! Even the guys INSIDE with me were shaking! Their hands were shaking cuz they were so scared! So 3 guys inside the trailor had to grab a table and push it over the broken windows and grabbed all the chairs they could find so hold the people from outside back. It was scary as hell!"

While no one wants to see this happen to Tila Tequila or anyone, this video blogger has to ask where's the video? It's hard to believe something so awful as that happened and no one had a video.

But there's more to this story.

Stay tuned for an update!

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris expecting twins - Twitter

Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) an...Image by Capital M via Flickr
David Burka and Neil Patrick Harris 
Long-time partners David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris announced they're expecting twins.

According to The Hollywood Gossip, Neil Patrick Harris, the star of CBS' How I Met Your Mother put the news out from his Twitter page @ActuallyNPH:

So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy...

The news led to a ton of tweets of congratulations.

HIMYM_Writers - Congratulations @ActuallyNPH and David Burtka, daddies-to-be!
about 5 hours ago via web
Top Tweet 31 Retweets

alydenisof - Congrats to @ActuallyNPH & David on their family expanding to four soon! Can't wait for the playdates:)
about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

joeyashley - @ActuallyNPH Congratulations!
1 minute ago via web in reply to ActuallyNPH

katraenel - @ActuallyNPH Congrats on the babies!! You are so laid back and easy going, it seems, I'm sure you'll be a great dad. Congrats to david too!!
1 minute ago via web in reply to ActuallyNPH

kevinpollak - Lord Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) is on the Chat Show tomorrow LIVE at 3pm, PDT. Fire early Tweet 5's & questions when ready...
13 minutes ago via web

ausslp - @ActuallyNPH So awesome!!! It always makes me happy when people I like have kids! You're doing the world a favor! :)
2 minutes ago via web in reply to ActuallyNPH

Of course, the question is who's the surrogate mother? Or are they adopting twins? No word as of this writing.

Good Burger - What's Fantasia Barrino and Steven Slater's best place for a burger?

As of this writing the keyword "Good burger" is at the top of search trends on Google, whereas on Bing x-Rank it's Fantasia Barrino. So in the interest of some Internet fun, this blogger wondered what American Idol and Grammy star Fantasia Barrino and Jet Blue Flight Attendant Steven Slater's best place to get a burger was.

Certainly the conversation of where to get a good burger's more desirable for Fantasia Barrino than talking about the overdose and sex scandal issue she's dealt with this week. And talk of a good burger would bring a smile to the face of Steven Slater, who can tell us what kind of beer he would drink with it.

One thing's for sure, Fantasia Barrino could use a good burger, especially considering what Paula Cook's lawyer said to People Magazine.

Paula Cook's lawyer, who was married to Antwaun Cook, the man who allegedly took up a sexual relationship with Fantasia, said to People Mag that Cook was "saddened and disheartened by the end of her marriage," and that "She's embarrassed, and humiliated and distressed by the lack of respect that was shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino."

On Friday, photos surfaced of Fantasia Barrino with Antwaun Cook at a local Charlotte, N.C. park. It's open meetings like that, supposedly for Fantasia's VH1 reality TV show, that Cook calls "brazen" and has caused her pain and distress.

Moreover, Paula Cook may sue Fantasia Barrino under something called the "home wrecker law" in North Carolina. (Can you imagine if such a law was on the books in California?)

But what's Fantasia Barrino's favorite place to get a burger? As of this writing, considering all she's going through, Barrino may not be so discriminating as to the kind of burger she eats.

Then, we have Steven Slater, who grabbed two beer cans before he caused to be inflated, then jumped down an emergency escape chute from the JetBlue Boeing 757 he was a flight attendant on. The beer of choice, according to, is Blue Moon Beer.

Now, I've never heard of Blue Moon Beer, so you know they've got to be jumping for joy from all of the attention.

What kind of burger goes with Blue Moon Beer? Well, it's got to be the Blue Moon Burger, which you can only get at Blue Moon Burgers, at 920 Republican Street in Seattle. Now, Blue Moon Burgers better carry Blue Moon Beer, and both should invite Steve Slater in for a meal and a drink.

JetBlue trying to throw mud at Steve Slater?

On the matter of Steve Slater, it seems JetBlue's got its PR machine to go to work on discrediting him, with news of passengers who said he was "rude" before he went AWOL. But it's not working, in the Zennie62 poll of now 1,451 respondents, 63 percent think he's a hero.

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Oakland City Council Race: Pat Kernighan's buying drinks Wednesday!

Apparently the news that her Oakland City Council District Two Seat Competitor Jennifer Pae raised over $30,000 has driven her to the bar (just kidding). Oakland City Councilperson Pat Kernighan's hosting a gathering at Era Art Bar on Grand Avenue, just 40 feet from Broadway in Downtown Oakland, where she's buying cocktails for her friends and supporters - uh, with a donation.

If you follow this space, you recall the last political event this blogger attended at Era Art Bar: the Blogger Party for Libby Schaaf, who's running for the Oakland City Council District Four seat.  In fact, here's the video:

But - not that I'm complaining - you had to buy your drinks, which is great for controlling cocktail consumption!  (And The Era Art Bar's becoming the venue of choice for Oakland political events of late, with Libby, Pat and Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan holding shindigs there.)

Pat Kernighan
This news of "Complimentary Drinks" emphasized in the email reminds this blogger of the great political election events of the 1990s where you never had to pay for a drink. Of course, the events were held by the San Francisco Democratic Party at The Fairmount Hotel.

But I digress.

The event is held this Wednesday, August 18th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, a donation of between $100 if you're a friend and $700 if you're an "angel" is required, and you MUST RSVP by emailing and you can visit her website at

And as I'm 2,000 miles away, I will not be able to attend.

Tech News - TechCrunch Disrupt coming to San Francisco

Michael Arrington and Carol Bartz
In tech news, readers to this space will recall the very successful TechCrunch Disrupt, New York City held in May at what was a giant Merrill Lynch call center in Chelsea.

That event drew 1,000 people from the Bay Area alone, and about 1,200 people overall. Now, TechCrunch Disrupt comes to San Francisco September 27-29 at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse.

What to expect? Well, a great startup competition, as well as the always interesting interviews given by TechCrunch Co-Founder Michael Arrington. Here's a hilarious wrap-up video we did at TechCrunch Disrupt New York City:

On the serious side, the winner of the Startup Battlefield was a firm called Soluto, which offers an online, social networked-based system for help with computers and PCs. In fact, it's so popular now, the firm had to disable some of its website services until its planned new version is launched.

Speakers? Carol Bartz?

As of this writing I don't know who will speak at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. For all I know, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz may return. Here's the famous interview between Arrington and Bartz at TechCrunch Disrupt New York City:

Stay tuned.

The Expendables kicks Scott Pilgrim's tail at box office

Stallone kicks Scott Pilgrim's ass at box office 
For all of the hype and super-cool, "movie-of-the-century" jazz that came with the buzz about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the movie is failing at the box office.

Even with it's still current (as of this writing) number-one Twitter Top Trend ranking over The Expendables, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is tanking at the box office. The only movie to lack a single black character's not pulling in the theater money to cover its $60 million to $70 million budget.

Scott Pilgrim's getting it's tail kicked by The Expendables at the movie box office.

According to's Nikke Finke, The Expendables, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, earned $13.5 million for an estimated weekend gross of $34 million from 3,270 theaters.

By contrast, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World made just $4.7 million from 2,818 theaters. So even thought it opened in fewer movie houses, it was just over 200 fewer. The bottom line is people weren't going to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World other than a small, loyal fan base.

Sylvester Stallone a cultural icon...still

Sylvester Stallone's career success is based on what he described as "epistemological taxonomy," or basically that his movies have become cultural artifacts of sorts, in my video from the red carpet at Comic Con 2010:

Whatever the case, Stallone still means something to the American public, and his appeal is across age, race, and sex. Even Julia Roberts Eat, Pray Love, couldn't beat Stallone and The Expendables at the box office. The romantic escape chick flick (which this blogger plans to see) took in $9 million. The guys beat the girls.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Social Media

The failure of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World at the box office is because the demographic it was aimed at, teens and 20-somethings, don't have the bucks of the past to spend at movies. Social media buzz can't make parents cough up money they don't have in at a time of 9 percent and 10 percent unemployment rates.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is tanking at the box office as of this writing. Nikke Finke predicts complete failure. We shall see.

The Expendables vs. Scott Pilgrim on Twitter - Update

Sylvester Stallone
Stallone's pop culture battle is one to watch
After what was a spirited battle against an a largely organically-establised Twitter following for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Expendables, the action movie starring Sylvester Stallone, has fallen from fifth position on Twitter Top Trends, to the last position overnight.

The reason for this, as stated in the last blog, is that The Expendables marketing outreach, which innovatively took it directly into the pop culture Mecca called Comic Con 2010 San Diego, was to create buzz from a demographic not known for supporting heavy, non-video-game-based action movies.

Then, Lionsgate worked to boost The Expendables Twitter exposure by using staff and actors as part of a Herculean effort that almost worked to catch up to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on Twitter.

Still, it's early in the game. But Scott Pilgrim sits atop Teitter.

Obama supports Mosque by WTC site by Suzannah B. Troy

President Obama made waves yesterday by supporting the plans to build a Mosque by the WTC site.

President Obama said:

"Let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," the President said to applause from the 90 guests at a White House dinner Room celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.

If only it was that simple.  Yes, we are all agreed we believe in religious freedom.

I wrote this previously in response to a New York Post editorial on their piece about Mayor Bloomberg telling New Yorker to shut up on the Mosque debate.

No Mike Bloomberg people are not going to shut up because the wounds are still open and very raw. Yes we believe in religious freedom but please explain how the WTC is still an open wound. Many can remember the smoke that would melt rescue workers' shoes. If the smallest piece of DNA was found people finally had the most minute something of a loved one. 

How excruciating is that Mike to have to hope for the most infinitesimal DNA to find a love one and they are still finding remains so no Mike, people won't shut up. I do not  know why a Muslim group would be so insensitive and if they wanted to help heal and bring people together why not ask for suggestions and feedback. It doesn't sound like rocket science to reach out to a community post 9-11 but it seems this group wants to cause more pain. Do they have right to build yes but does it seem like they want to cause more pain? Yes.

Getting back to President Obama and I know he has a sense of humor so I would loved to have asked him for his thoughts about the gay bar that will be coming to the building next door to the proposed site of the Mosque.  Here is The New York Post article "Erecting a gay bar next door".  Will the members of the Mosque welcome their gay neighbors?