Another brilliant statement by Kanye West. He said of the Britney Spears opening number at the awards show: "Man, they [MTV] were just trying to get ratings, and they knew she wasn't ready and they exploited her." Ya know, he's right. Britney might be old enough to get married (a couple of times) and old enough to have kids (a couple of times) but clearly she is NOT old enough (or mature enough) to stand up and say, "I am not ready for a public appearance. I thought I was, but I'm not. Thanks for the opportunity, but no thanks." Kanye also said that HE should have started off the show with "Stronger" or HE should have ended the show instead of Justin Timerblake, Timbalin and Nelly Furtado. Hmmm, apparently West has no problem with MTV "exploiting" him, huh?
A big YAY! to Kathy Griffin for winning an Emmy for her show "My Life on the D List." And they're going to censor her speech. She said, "...a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." She went on to hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ and proclaim, "This award is my god now!" My guess is her "off color remark" included the word "fuck". It always does.
There are times I don't think our health care system could get any more fugged up than it is. Yesterday afternoon I saw an ad on tv from a lawyer's group asking people who had taken Avandia and Actos to become part of a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, and YET they are still dispensing BOTH of these drugs. "As many as 200,000 heart attacks and deaths have been caused by Avandia since it was approved by the FDA" and it's still on the market. This is one of the stupidest things I've heard in a long time. They dispense drugs that aren't safe and sue because these drugs are unsafe at the same time. Only in the United States.