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Posts from: March 2004

FOX pulls Playing it Straight.

FOX pulls Playing it Straight. We’re going to have to wait until this summer to find out who’s gay and who’s straight, as FOX has pulled Playing it Straight from its schedule. About 3.9 million people watched it each of the three weeks it aired, according to Variety. It will return sometime this summer, but …

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pottery store wants Donald Trump to stop trying to trademark “you’re fired.”

pottery store wants Donald Trump to stop trying to trademark “you’re fired.” A suburban Chicago pottery store with a cutesy name is challenging Donald Trump’s attempt to trademark his Apprentice tagline. You’re Fired pottery store owner Susan Brenner says, “Every person who walks into store now says ‘Oh you’re copying Donald Trump.’ And I say …

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Idol judges and singers lack taste, send “wrong message about … pop singing.”

Idol judges and singers lack taste, send “wrong message about … pop singing.” Someone’s finally calling Simon Cowell on his lame insults. Slate’s Matt Feeney says that the American Idol judge’s “famous putdowns … are toothless, indeed witless, in their execution. They are, in fact, more consistently cringe-worthy than the singing that provokes them.” Even …

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