Posted by andreaitis on March 10, 2010
Actress Gabourey Sidibe at the Oscars in March 2010 (Getty Images)
Howard Stern is having a banner week so far. While he’s snagging headlines for his Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant, he’s also getting slammed for his comments about Precious star and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe.
Howard Stern’s saying something shocking! (Shocker, right?) Today his target is Precious’s Gabourey Sidibe. “There’s the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen. She is enormous. Everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie.” And on Oprah Winfrey: “Oprah’s another liar, a filthy liar. She’s telling an enormous woman the size of a planet that she’s going to have a career.”
We should note Gaby just landed a role on Showtime’s The Big C.
via Link Party: Howard Stern Calls Gabourey Sidibe Enormous – E! Online
The twitter is overwhelmingly buzzing with those who are eternally offended.
kyledeb Howard Stern is a jerk. I’m watching the movie “Precious” now just to spite him and support Gabourey Sidibe. #sexism
Legacy_Maker the fact that people like howard stern are allowed to exist in this industry frightens me! http://bit.ly/bRD7GC he’s the epitome of an ASS!!
Zazochi Howard Stern Not A Fan Of Precious Star Gabourey Sidibe: http://bit.ly/bH0TBy via Stern being the loser dick he is.
In the midst of the stream, though, a drop of reason.
Cocoabella Howard Stern was a douche about it– but there was some truth to what he was saying.
Listen up, people. Howard Stern is known for saying out loud what everyone else is thinking. That’s his gig, we’ve all known that for years. If you don’t like it, change the channel. Cancel your subscription. Turn it off. But please do not sit there and tell me you didn’t think to yourself, “Wow. Gaby is pretty large.” It’s a fact. She’s way overweight, and that’s not healthy.
I would guess 99% of those who are upset about Stern’s words didn’t actually listen to the clip. Was it nice? No. Does Howard Stern have the right to say it? Of course. Just as Tony Kornheiser had the right to say Hannah Storm’s outfit was “horrible.” We have the right to free speech, not nice speech.
Is it really that awful? Listen for yourself before you decide:
Posted in Entertainment, technology | Tagged: Academy Award, enormous, free speech, Gabourey Sidibe, gaby sidibe, Hannah Storm, Howard Stern, most enormous black chick, Oprah Winfrey, Precious, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, Showtime, Sirius, Tiger Woods, Tony Kornheiser | 14 Comments »
Posted by andreaitis on December 8, 2009
Shall I go with puns like ‘Opening Pandora’s Box’ and ‘Sirius Trouble’ or simply say yay, Pandora? I love Pandora. If you’ve never tried the music site, go to pandora.com and try it right now. G’head, I’ll wait.
A great product doesn’t just meet your expectations, it exceeds them. Pandora is both functional and elegant. They’ve integrated advertising in a classy and reasonable manner. They have cool tech that enhances the value, giving me more of the music I want to hear (rather than cool simply for the sake of cool). They are humble and scrappy and whole-heartedly believe in what they’re doing. And, as this news confirms, they’re smart. They are not looking at music today, but music tomorrow. Music that is mobile, that moves with me wherever I go.
Within a few years, new cars will have Pandora built in and “bundled with either the price of the car or services associated with the car,” he said, ramping up competition with subscription-based satellite radio providers as well as terrestrial radio broadcasters. While he wouldn’t commit to a time frame for the first implementations, and automotive innovation cycles are notoriously long, Conrad hinted that some relevant announcements could be coming out of next month’s CES event in Las Vegas.
Pandora has already succeeded in seamlessly moving from a desktop service to a mobile one, with smartphone adoption driving significant subscriber growth. Having cheated the hangman and stabilized its cost structure this summer, thanks to a licensing agreement forged after an arduous negotiation process, Pandora has the financial runway and the confidence to act on its mobile advantage and expand into the car radio market. After all, isn’t your car another mobile device you rely on?
via Pandora Is Coming to Your Car – GigaOM
I’m in, Pandora. Baby you can drive my car.
Posted in Entertainment, technology | Tagged: Beatles, Car, gigaom, music, Pandora, Radio, Sirius | 5 Comments »