Lifestyle and trends: from hubby to Whitney.


Lifestyle and trends: from hubby to Whitney.
Alison samuels, an entertainment correspondent for newsweek, offers a glimpse of the latest celebrity news and trends. On today’s agenda: Whoopi Goldberg is set to appear in The View next week, oscar-nominated director John singherton has recently been involved in a fatal crash, and The latest in The saga of Whitney and bobby.
TONY COX, host:
It’s Friday. That means it’s time to take the hard news for a while and check out the latest lifestyle with Newsweek’s entertainment reporter, Allison Samuels.
Hey, Alison.
Ms. Allison sammer (entertainment reporter, newsweek) : how are you?
COX: before we started talking about all the stuff in Hollywood, I noticed that all of these people were here, cameras and stuff — and by the way, you look great. You watched TV today.
Ms. Samuels: thank you.
COX: who are these people, what are they doing here with us?
Ms. Samuels: they’re from PBS. They’re doing a traditional series for black history month. And – part of it is about black Hollywood, so they surround me, around black Hollywood.
COX: ok. So if you hear, our listeners, there are some bumps here, that’s because the camera is bumping into the microphone. We’ll try to make it as smooth as possible. All right. Talking about TV, next week, Whoopi Goldberg is about “opinion”.
Ms. Samuels: yes.
COX: is this a big deal?
Ms. Samuels: I think this is important because hubby is a very interesting character. She’s not like Rosie O ‘donnell. She’s not that type – she’s not confrontational, but she’s definitely going to have a completely different view of the three other women. And – if you look at their trailer, she looks like, well, anyway. I mean, her facial expressions are funny.
COX: she’s wearing tennis shoes.
Ms. Samuels: yes, she’s like, well, everyone else is excited, but ubi looks okay, I’m just going to do my thing, that’s it. So I don’t know, I think it’s going to be fun. I think, let more ethnic minorities to see it, I think this is perfect, because Whoopi is just a little bit, you know, she attracted everyone, everyone, so I think, you know…
COX: so what do you think she’s attracted to — honestly…
Ms. Samuels: I think…
COX:…… Do you think she really attracted blacks?
Ms. Samuels: I think black people are crazy about her.
COX: really?
Ms. Samuels: yes. I mean, especially if you really read any of her messages and really listen to her interviews, she’s a very interesting person, and very interesting to African americans. I think a lot of African americans probably don’t know what to think of ted danson. And, you know, she has African American ups and downs, but you still find her attractive anyway.
COX: before we continue our discussion of the second topic, and one more thing is about the “view”, that is: especially because Whoopi sitting in a chair, and because, you know, she can be a very quick and easy to crack on you…
Ms. Samuels: yes.
COX:…… I was surprised that Danny DeVito had the courage to go back to the show, and was their first guest, because of what happened to him last time and what he called drunkenness.
Ms. Samuels: this is the most interesting program I’ve ever seen on TV.
COX: that’s not funny.
Ms. Samuels: that’s interesting. I don’t think – I think Danny devito could have his own. I don’t think he’s afraid of hubby or any other woman. I think, you know, that’s his personality. He’s like, okay, take it. I will have a good time with ubi again. I think they are friends. I think they’ll be fine.
COX: well, it’s a good way to get out of the box, isn’t it?
Ms. Samuels: yes.
COX: ok. Let’s switch – let’s take a moment.
Ms. Samuel: HMM.
COX: ok. Because now we have to switch to something more serious.
Ms. Samuels: all right.
COX: John Singleton was in a very serious car accident in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, a pedestrian was killed.
Ms. Samuels: yes.
COX: but then he was cleared because he didn’t. According to the police, he wasn’t speeding. It was her fault that he was not affected, for she was not in the crosswalk.
Ms. Samuels: all right. B: yes. This is a sad situation, very interesting. Friday, Thursday, I said to John, oh, no – actually Thursday happened, I talked to him on Friday morning, and then the woman really died. He hit her but didn’t die. But he told me the ambulance took two hours to get there, and in fact, you know, pick her up.
COX: really?
Samuel Ms. : so I want to part, I think he felt this was partly because two hours – that is to say, you know, in the south-central Los Angeles, that’s because the cause of her death and therefore has been accused of.
COX: that’s true.
Ms. Samuels: so that’s typical. But I think for John, he knew, and he couldn’t believe it. You know, he has created “illegal tendering” this movie, he was very excited, it completely changed the, you know, he have a feeling for him, because now, as you know, even if it’s not ‘his fault, his condolences. You’re still beating people. They’re dead.
So I think for John, it’s a particularly bad week for him, and that’s how it works. But the good thing is that he was cleared because I think as an African American, I don’t know how the justice system would look at him. You see, as lindsay lohan said, oh, we’re looking at your background, we’re not going to give you this harsh sentence because you have a rough background. I don’t think they did that to African americans.
COX: well, when the Los Angeles TV station happen, certainly not happen this way, the unfortunate event that street is those of us who live in the middle of the south people to know…
Ms. Samuels: all right.
COX:…… Know about it.
Ms. Samuels: all right.
COX: and, you know, people are driving fast there. It’s dark, it’s always…
Ms. Samuels: of course.
COX:…… In a community like this. I can’t say two hours…
Ms. Samuels: all right.
COX:…… The paramedics needed to get there, but the situation was bad and hope was good for him.
Ms. Samuels: of course.
COX: ok. Let’s talk about the other bad situation, which seems to be no problem for anyone – Whitney and bobby. God.
Ms. Samuels: I hope this is all over, but I think they are just destined to remain in each other’s lives for the rest of their lives. They have a child, I think, you know, their love is such an interesting love. Every time I interviewed them, I knew they had a connection, we were like ordinary people, we couldn’t understand, but they were really in love. I don’t think so – in the end, the tabloids and all the news media really get better coverage, but they actually nod in some way. So I’m not surprised that they’re likely to be walking around in the next few years. I don’t think I want to see it, but, you know, I think it will happen in some way.
COX: that’s kind of weird –NPR’s Whitney and bobby, it sounds weird, doesn’t it?
COX: oh, ok. So, we talk about everything…
Ms. Samuels: that’s right. Is.
COX:…… In this program. That’s why we have…
Ms. Samuels: sometimes they have news value.
COX: well, I think she got a point there. All right.
There are other interesting topics for the latest regional advertising campaign for Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s hamburger chain. The advertisement features two hilarious white rappers in the botched music video, which promotes the melting of the chain’s new pie. I don’t know if you’ve read this article.
Ms. Samuels: I do. I have.
COX: let’s listen. But first, I must remind you, while they are talking about a burger, you will hear what, this is a commercial advertising, you can be in the prime time came across the AD at any time. The lyrics of the song may disgust some listeners.
(” I love flat bread “ads by Carl’s Jr. and Hardee)
Unidentified group :(singing) ok, I like them really hot.
Unidentified man # 1 :(singing) I love that they’re really flat.
Unidentified person # 2 :(singing) open pickle (ph).
Unidentified man # 1 :(singing) I like them when they’re like a pancake stack.
Unidentified man # 2 :(singing) look at hiney (ph).
Unidentified man # 1 :(singing) no popularity. I called you. In anatomy class, you have a butt. Flattery makes the rear better.
Unidentified man # 2 :(singing) stand on your side, girl, you’re gone.
Unidentified group :(singing) flat bun. I like flat buns.
Unidentified person # 3: pie melting.
COX: I like flat buns. I saw it for the first time because the man had a picture of serena Williams on the blackboard.
Ms. Samuels: all right. That’s right.
COX: and, you know, when we see something like this, our hair gets up.
Ms. Samuels: all right.
COX: but it’s also interesting.
Ms. Samuels: yes, it’s not funny to me. I have to say it’s really hard for me to laugh because it’s the way it is – I just think it’s robbing culture, and joking isn’t very funny. You know, it’s – hip hop is African-American culture. And I think in a lot of ways, it reduces the importance of hip-hop and hip-hop. Of the things that I’ve seen in years – how many films, how much, you know, the film had already made fun of some white hip-hop music, and trying to say, it’s like, but this is an important part of. The history of African americans makes a lot of money for everyone. So I’m just fascinated by why it has to be chosen by the mainstream to make fun of it. And, you know, it’s cute, it’s rhyme (ph) or something, but I’m not ‘
COX: well, it’s very bad.
Ms. Samuels: I think so.
COX: but it’s smart, you say? Even if we don’t like it, even if you don’t like it, you say it’s smart, or do you think it shouldn’t play in the air?
Ms. Samuels: well, I mean, it certainly makes you look up. I mean, I remember I didn’t watch TV. And then I heard, I was like that, I looked at it, and I seemed to be ok, but I was still angry, especially when I saw serena, I was very angry. I know, you know.
COX: now this part is a bit snazzy.
Ms. Samuels: yes.
COX: there’s no doubt about it, but I’ve been thinking about mix-a-lot and “baby back”…
Ms. Samuels: of course, yes.
COX:…… All of this, you know?
Ms. Samuels: all of this is in retrospect. I just think that rap and hip-hop music are being attracted to mainstream music until now you can’t even take it seriously, and we have enough problems with hip-hop music. I don’t think we need the mainstream.
COX: well, you have a little. I didn’t even like Patty melting, so let’s move on.
COX: Allison, thank you very much for joining us. We are very grateful.
Ms. Samuels: thank you.
COX: Allison Samuels is an entertainment reporter with Newsweek magazine, joining me in the NPR West film studio with her TV crew.


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